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Author: Shara Nixon

The Health and Technology District – Putting Surrey on the International Map

From School to World Renowned Research Jobs all in the same city – Surrey, B.C. Canada is the place to be. The Health and Technology District is one of BC’s most rapidly growing and dynamic new health tech sector located in Surrey’s emerging innovation ecosystem.  The District includes a series of high-tech buildings located and under expansion, immediately adjacent to Surrey Memorial Hospital. The District, created by BC-based developer Lark Group, is a unique cluster of large, multinational and start-up companies, international partners, clinical and research facilities, scientists, educational institutions, innovators and entrepreneurs.  Most importantly, the District is where...

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

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 Whalley has been pressuring the city to crack down on the illegal activity stating that the lack of solutions is causing one business after another to close down. The more businesses that close down, the more the area...

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Last night I promised you wouldn’t die – I rescind that promise.

This is the written response to a real event which took place on Tuesday night at the shooting at 148th and 64th.  Last night I promised you wouldn’t die. I am now rescinding that promise. Last night as I was driving home, I came upon what I thought was a car accident scene. I could hear you yelling for help. I could vaguely see your shape lying on the road in the dark. I saw the cars in front of me turn around and speed away. As I came closer I could see you were lying on your side...

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WHO DOES THIS? Charity Trailer Stolen

Someone stole a trailer full of costumes, props and items belonging to the Royal Canadian Theatre Company. They dumped everything that was inside the trailer onto the side of the road into the mud. Costumes that had been sewn by volunteers, props built and painted by loving hands and items belonging to the set from Hounds of the Baskerville’s all thrown into a ditch. “I had a phone call from an irate lady this morning complaining about us dumping our stuff near her house. She identified it and I told her it was impossible because it was all in...

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Photos & Roundup: SEEDS Business Leadership Awards 2017

Congratulations to the SEED winners, entrepreneurs who have learned how to make it on their own terms. SEEDS stands for Self Employment and Entrepreneur Development. SEEDS is dedicated to supporting small business and aspiring entrepreneurs. They have helped over 2,000 people start businesses since 1997 through their specialized courses and business resources. Their programs assist new entrepreneurs of all ages develop business plans, network and give them the tools to succeed. With 20 years experience of improving small businesses and developing entrepreneurs SEEDS has seen many barriers to self-employment. To limit these barriers for the community SEEDS has identified...

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The Change Makers | #webelong | Part 2 | There is a Future

Published 8/17/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

How you build relationships, how you include people is not just about integration but how do you include people with disability into community. That is something I never thought can happen here. And now I can see, I can see there is a future here.

Maria Medrea, Co-Founder of the House of Grace
It has been a long journey for Virginia and her team. In Part 1, we followed her team to Hunedoara… read more ❯

Travel Ban Documentary EXTREME VETTING Looking to Film Family Reunions at Peace Arch Park

Published 8/16/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Peace Arch Park at the US-Canada border has become a place for families banned from entering the US to meet their loved ones.  The EXTREME VETTING team is hoping to film at least one of these family reunions for their documentary about the US travel ban, which largely impacts immigrants, refugees and visitors from the Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Somalia, Syria, Libya and Yemen.

If… read more ❯

Public Library Day at the Fair at the PNE

Published 8/16/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

SURREY, BC | Surrey Libraries is thrilled to announce participation at Library Day at the Fair at the PNE. Thanks to a partnership between the Fair, Raise a Reader, Tim Hortons, and Public Library InterLINK, fair-goers will receive a $6 gate admission ($9 savings) to the Fair at the PNE on Wednesday, August 22 by presenting a BC Library card! Save the extra… read more ❯
Lyd Launches First Spill-proof Water Bottle with Lid that Automatically Opens When it Touches Your Lips

Published 8/14/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

With a 360-degree access design, Lyd promises no leaks, and one-handed intuitive drinking with its patented automation
The California-based team behind Lyd is introducing a water bottle unlike any other. Lyd offers consumers all of the best features of an artfully designed beverage container, plus the unique addition of automation. Today, Lyd launched… read more ❯
Social Innovation Summit brings local and national experts to Surrey September 6

Published 8/14/2018 in Surrey604 Magazine

Surrey, B.C. – Nearly fifty local and national experts will gather at the Surrey Social Innovation Summit on September 6th to explore how… read more ❯