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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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Surrey’s Civic Hotel Sign Installation Time-Lapse and Cool Facts

Published 5/18/2018 in Sr3y

Located in the heart of Surrey, Civic Hotel is the first world-class hotel to be built in the area in more than two decades. With a stunning facade and conveniently located next to Surrey City Centre Skytrain light rail station, Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection provides easy access to the entire region.

A hub for business and leisure travellers, the hotel offers 144 uniquely designed guest… read more ❯

Kids Ride Free: Adera Development Corp. Partners with Cycling BC to provide opportunities for local elementary students

Published 5/16/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Adera Development Corporation, BC’s leading multi-disciplinary real estate organization, announced it will be partnering with Cycling BC to bring the iRide program to South Surrey’s Sunnyside Elementary on May 18. The iRide program is designed to inspire young riders; connecting schools with youth cycling groups to experience cycling through safe and fun… read more ❯

Connect With Our Local Audience | Sponsor Surrey604 and The Change Makers

Published 5/16/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

This may sound off topic, but follow me for a moment. From the early days of humanity, as we evolved and gathered around fires, we developed a unique way of communicating like no other animal. Or, depending on your faith, this special way of communication was given to us. Regardless of belief, I am talking about story. Jonathan Gottschall wrote that:
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Money Laundering, Traffic and Tennis – Opposition for the Proposed Delta Casino

Published 5/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Polycrete Restorations Ltd., A BM Group Company, Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Published 5/15/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

In order to accomplish great things, one needs to envision their actions with a sense of purpose that will have a positive impact on society and a lasting legacy. Such is the remarkable story of the BM Group of Companies. The journey for Balraj Mann, the owner of BM Group of Companies began in the 1980s era, with the vision of providing a one stop shop for… read more ❯