Author: David Plug

New Made-in-BC Electric Car Hits Road Next Month

Inside the bet that a BC-made, single-seat electric car is the next (really) big thing. The 80% of commuters who drive to work/school by themselves without a passenger and who may want to save gas costs & pollution might begin paying attention to the Solo, the new made-in-BC electric car being released next month at Sept 9, 2016. Electra Meccanica is claiming about $400 million to $4 billion for their first year of sales due to 20,000 to 200,000 orders for their new electric commuter car that is assembled in New Westminster and North Saanich on Vancouver Island. The...

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Review: Overcoming Obstacles taught to Surrey by Olympic medalist

Surrey and North Delta residents welcomed a lesson on how each of us can Overcome Obstacles by a Canadian Olympic medalist and world champion at ChangeDay health event at Surrey City Centre Library. Numerous health, emotional and other challenges that were needed to be overcome in order to earn Canada an Olympic medal were identified by Darcy Marquardt, (Wikipedia biography) who is now a professional motivational speaker (Official Website: www.darcymarquardt.com) The 3 main actions recommended by Darcy to achieve success in the face of obstacles were: Deal With It Control The Controllable (don’t let uncontrollable have overly-impact) Never Give...

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Newton baseball youtubes modern warm-up drill/dance

  Today’s child athletes use much more technology than their parents did. In addition to scheduling & statistics-keeping apps, teams now routinely use music, photography or filming, archiving on youtube and social media to share with the world. Seems a bit more fun with the relaxing warm-up drill shared on Youtube by Newton Baseball of their under-11 Mosquito baseball team. With boy on crutches and even the adult coaches moving to the music, relaxing drills can be so engaging that Newton Baseball claims it may have contributed to their winning at 2015 Burnaby Summer Fun Tournament. So perhaps modern...

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Future scenarios after transit plebiscite failure

Where will Surrey and Metro Vancouver go after the failure of the public-transit tax plebiscite? Negative cuts to transit services or positive city-specific expansions are among 8 possible solutions explored by Fraseropolis blogger Thomas Ian McLeod. Fast-growing Surrey is prominent in scenarios, including one where Metro Vancouver is cut in half with Surrey becoming the center of the eastern portion. His latest article also highlights 3 vaguely cheerful thoughts on Metro Vancouver’s transit vote: 1. End of shilly-shallying made region’s 10-year public-transit plan. 2. Margin of defeat not as bad as early indicators. 3. Broad pro-transit coalition emerged. The...

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2018 Nissan Qashqai SL Platinum review

Published 7/18/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Is the Qashqai the ultimate urban compact crossover?
Despite the fact that Canada and the USA share a border, many things are just different North of 49th parallel. No disrespect to our Southern neighbours of course.

One of these things happen to be our preferences in vehicles. Whereas the top selling car in the USA is a mid-sized car (the Camry), our top selling car in Canada is a compact… read more ❯

Social Innovation Summit brings local and national experts to Surrey September 6

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Nearly fifty local and national experts will gather at the Surrey Social Innovation Summit on September 6th to… read more ❯
A Day Trip From Surrey, The Garibaldi Lake Hike Is My First Big Hike Ever

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Hiking today up Garibaldi Mountain, a potentially active volcano in Brackendale BC, was both a challenge and a thrill. At over 8,700 feet elevation, the 18 kilometre return climb is being hosted by two expert hikers. They say it is doable if we take breaks, and it is so beautiful that it’s worth the effort, and the hiking trail is only accessible from July… read more ❯
Catch the action at the 2018 Surrey Lifeguard Competition

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

The City of Surrey invites spectators to the Surrey Sport & Leisure Complex and Bear Creek Pool on Saturday, July 21 for the 2018… read more ❯
Surrey Fusion Festival set to welcome a record 53 cultural pavilions

Published 7/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey, BC | Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, will introduce 14 new… read more ❯