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Major Concerts You Can’t Miss This Year

If you thought 2016 was an epic year for music concerts in British Columbia, you haven’t seen anything yet. Out of all the Canadian Provinces, BC is one of the places that most A-list entertainers don’t miss. As you start making plans with family and friends on what to do this year, take out a pen and paper because we have the top artists you need to see in 2017. Lady Gaga Lady Gaga had a whirlwind of a year in 2016 after calling it quits with her fiancé Taylor Kinney and coming back with a new album titled...

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The Rise of Technology Firms in Surrey

Surrey is becoming one of the top cities in Canada where technology firms from around the world want to do business. More specifically, the Health and Technology District is booming on Innovation Boulevard near Surrey Memorial Hospital. About 20 companies have signed up to relocate to this location. Also, City Centre 1 Building has an extensive list of businesses that are expected to move in once construction is complete by the end of the year. Lark Group’s City Centre 1 Building During my interview with Rowena Rizzotti, the Vice President of Healthcare and Innovation at Lark Group, she stated...

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Top Real Estate Market Locations in Surrey and Surrounding Cities

After 2011, the census statistics show that about 17,000 people that lived in Vancouver and surrounding areas moved to Surrey. After speaking to Cameron Muir, the Chief Economist of the British Columbia Real Estate Board mentioned he mentioned that the overall, sales activity has stabilized in Surrey and an average price for a townhouse is $350,000. “An apartment is affordable for first-time buyers and are priced between $235,000 – $240,000.” Whether you are searching for a new house to buy or rent, here are the top areas to invest in and why: Squamish What you can expect in Squamish...

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Why Dog Owners Need to Take New Regulations Seriously

We have all lived out this story before; you are walking down the street on a hot summer day, and out of nowhere an angry dog runs to a neighbor’s fence. You may not have been the victim of a dog bite, but if you have noticed on the news over the years, it has become a big problem in Surrey. In discussion with Jas Rehal, the Manager of Bylaws and Licensing with the City Of Surrey, he stated, “the Bylaw was approved during the first reading on February 6, 2017. We wanted to set clear expectations to pet...

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$217 Million Approved to Improve Student Space in Surrey Schools

The reality of overcrowded schools in Surrey continues to be a concern for many students and parents. After all, every child deserves an opportunity to learn in an environment that is safe and comfortable. In total, 275 portables were added to primary educational institutions although 71,000 children make up the population. Furthermore, since 2001 there has been an increase in enrollment by 20 percent, and according to forecasts, 1,000 new students will add to the community every year. The Government of British Columbia has recognized the need to create change and will be pledging $217 million to construct new...

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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 ❯