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Business Community Applauds Anti-Gang Efforts

The organization that represents 2,400 businesses in Surrey says it is pleased with the progress being made to combat gang activity in the city. According to Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade, the ability to reduce this kind of serious crime plays a crucial role in helping businesses succeed. “If a community has a lot of crime, then business is going to move out of the city,” she said. “And if they don’t see any opportunities for improvement by the different stakeholders then business is going to lose faith.” There’s a lot going on in Surrey on...

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Creating an Oceanic Legacy from a Surrey Home Base

A Surrey organization is revolutionizing the way we deal with the vast quantities of ocean junk washing up on the coast. The Ocean Legacy Foundation has formed alliances with the key players trying to give the bits of plastic and other garbage a second chance at life, and its wants average Surrey residents to be aware of how their everyday decisions impact the environment. “When people go to Tim Hortons and buy a cup of coffee, what happens to that lid?” said executive director and co-founder Chloe Dubois, bringing up the kind of question she says locals need to...

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Surrey Art Gallery’s Extraordinary Examination of Motion and More

Flip through any snowboarding magazine and you’ll see complex maneuvers broken up into a series of frames, frozen in time. Open your Facebook and you may see one of your friends posted a colourful picture of hula hooping or fire spinning, captured through a time-lapse effect. Sip your coffee from a clay mug that was crafted with steady hands, carefully. Each of these actions reveals everyday themes contemplated by the latest show mounted by the Surrey Art Gallery, which rolled out several different exhibits in one commanding package January 21. “That’s a mix of milk and cranberry juice,” said...

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Surrey’s Bill for DNA Analysis Jumps 1/3rd

Cities still hoping the province will be persuaded to pay for “critical” police tool DNA Analysis has become a vital component of many police investigations. As the quality of forensic policing increases with tech advancements, so does the cost. When the Surrey budget was approved last month the impact of government downloading came starkly into focus, with council agreeing to pay a third more this year for DNA analysis. Since general property taxes went up $72 for the average single family dwelling specifically to deal with increased public safety costs, Coun. Dave Woods says its fair to say residents...

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Raasleela Trends TV for Surrey604: “Amazon India Fashion Week” Episode 2

Published 1/14/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey604 in collaboration with Raasleela Trends TV, brings you the best in fashion and updates on the latest international trends.

In this series, we are bringing complete coverage of Asia’s biggest Fashion Week “India Fashion Week” home to Surrey. More than 100 selected fashion designers participating and more than 50 showcasing on the runway. The crew of Amazon India Fashion Week consists… read more ❯

Funding for Homes for the Homeless – No longer just a promise – Now a solution.

Published 1/12/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey has 650 homeless people and 470,000 residents.

As Whalley continues to develop, the local clash between the haves and the have-nots is becoming more evident. Businesses are growing impatient with the RCMP’s three year plan. They can’t afford to wait three years. They are tired of promises. Residents and business owners want solutions and answers now.

The business community in… read more ❯

Raasleela Trends TV for Surrey604: “Amazon India Fashion Week” Episode 1

Published 1/9/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey604 in collaboration with Raasleela Trends TV, brings you the best in fashion and updates on the latest international trends.

In this series, we are bringing complete coverage of Asia’s biggest Fashion Week “India Fashion Week” home to Surrey. More than 100 selected fashion designers participating and more than 50 showcasing on the runway. The crew of Amazon India Fashion Week consists… read more ❯

DFSIN – Richmond South Excellence awards on Saturday, January 6th

Published 1/8/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

DFSIN Richmond South Excellence Awards were held on January 6th at Dhaliwal Banquet Hall in Surrey, BC. The event was held in order to celebrate the achievement of all the advisors of DFSIN – Richmond South, the night started off with a VIP reception which included many staff along with some well-respected community members. It was night full of entertainment, great food, some very well deserved… read more ❯

SURREY DOMINATES LGBTQ YOUTH AWARDS

Published 1/4/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Three out of the five awards went to Surrey youth including one award going to a gay activist from Albania who recently moved to Surrey. Winner of the January Marie Lapuz Youth Leadership Award for 2017 is Prachi Khanna of Surrey with Runner-Ups Erjon Tela of Albania, Grace McDonell of North Vancouver, Serene Carter of Burnaby, and Ran Ya Chib of… read more ❯