Surrey604 Staff

Surrey604 Staff

Surrey604 is an online magazine and media outlet based in Surrey, BC. Through writing, video, photography, and social media, we secure an intimate reach to the public. We promote local events and causes.
Business

Top 5 Canadian Cannabis Companies

Cannabis legalization is storming the world and the cannabis industry is blooming. In recent years, many countries have legalized or at least decriminalized the use of cannabis. Some jurisdictions have made this substance available for medical purposes, while others allow its recreational use. In 2018, Canada became one of only two sovereign countries in the world that have fully legalized cannabis for both consumption and sale (the other one being Uruguay). Legalization of cannabis in Canada has created a whole new industry and offered plenty of fresh opportunities for the investors and already existing cannabis companies in the country. In this article, we are going to list the top 5 Canadian cannabis companies today and tell you a little bit about each of them. Canopy Growth Corporation Canopy Growth Corp. was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Smiths Falls, Ontario. They are currently the largest cannabis company in the...
Business

Grocery Delivery In As Fast As An Hour

Walmart Canada and Instacart Expand On-Demand Grocery Delivery To Hundreds More Communities Across The Country Expansion builds on Walmart Canada’s strategy to help customers shop where, when and how they want at Walmart’s everyday low prices Walmart Canada and Instacart today announced the national expansion of their relationship, which will bring on-demand grocery delivery services from nearly 200 Walmart stores across Canada in as fast as an hour. The expansion builds on a successful 17-store pilot in the Greater Toronto Area and Winnipeg, which has been strongly embraced by Walmart customers. Instacart’s on-demand delivery brings Walmart’s wide variety of products to millions of Canadian customers across the country - including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, seafood and dairy, as well as health and beauty products, household goods, pet food, baby food, diapers and much more. The new Instacart on-demand delivery option is the latest in a suite of services offered by Walmart Canada...
Business

Flushing Away 7 of the Biggest Myths About Plumbing

As a homeowner, you already know the importance of making sure your plumbing system is well maintained. You want to make sure your systems and your pipes aren’t damaged and are good to go, for when you need to go! While knowing the importance of keeping your plumbing systems in tip top shape is brilliant, it’s equally important to know the truth behind some common plumbing myths. Here are seven myths about plumbing, and the truths behind them. 1. A rumbling water heater is a sign of impending explosion. This is simply not true. A water heater that is rumbling is just telling you that it needs a good, thorough cleaning. That rumbling sound you are hearing is usually caused by a buildup of excessive sediment in the water heater tank. Steam bubbles rise through this sediment buildup, creating the noise. While this rumbling sound does not mean your water...
Arts and Entertainment

Teens Make a big Splash at Surrey Libraries

Surrey, BC – Teens are making a big splash and letting their creativity shine at the City Centre branch of Surrey Libraries. Members of the Teen Library Council (TLC) recently painted and unveiled a large seascape painting in the Teen Lounge. “The idea was to make the space more inviting and welcoming for teens,” explains Ellen Wu, Teen Services Librarian. “The youth expressed how they have a lot of stress and so they wanted to make the Teen Lounge an inviting place for youth to relax.” The artwork depicts an ocean landscape with a bright sun reflecting off the water and butterflies flying above boats. The painting is 26 feet long by 9 feet high, filling the entire wall. “It looks a lot better than before, when it was just a white wall. It really brings the room to life,” said Isabella, one of the TLC members. To guide their...
Technology

Spice up your life

It is hard to imagine our modern lifestyle without being online. An average person does almost major activities via the Internet – work, studying, shopping, and other entertaining stuff, like games and communication. If you are single and do not have time for personal meetings, now it is even possible to date online. It is an excellent way to contact people for those who do not want to be obligated to anything. Online dating creates a convenient platform for easy and informal conversation, so give yourself a try and enjoy your freedom right now. How to break the ice dating online? Obviously, it is hard to guess what may draw the attention of a person you like online. To begin with, try to talk about these daily and neutral topics to get to know each other better: workplace, hobbies, and lifestyle. Talking about these things will let you discover the...
Food & Drink

7-Eleven Canada Reinvents the Slurpee Run to Deliver Where Fans Are

Canadians all across the country are taking advantage of summer, from playing soccer, picnics in the park to going to the beach. Now when cravings hit for one of Canada’s favourite drinks, no ‘Slurpee® Run’ is necessary, 7-Eleven will bring you the ‘Reverse Slurpee® Run.’ 7-Eleven is the only convenience chain store offering delivery in Canada, providing exclusive flavours like Sour Patch Kids Orange Slurpee® to Canadians in under 30 minutes wherever they might be. Whether fans need taquitos and chicken wings for the crowd on game day or forgot to pick up those all-day snacks and must-haves like milk, bread, ice cream and chips; 7-Eleven will deliver them through Uber Eats, a popular food delivery service across North America. 7-Eleven is reinventing convenience by delivering their unique assortment of everyday essentials to where Canadians are. “We wanted to be accessible to everyone, without having to interrupt any of their...
Arts and Entertainment

New eSuperloans for Surrey Libraries Patrons

Popular waitlisted eBooks and eAudiobooks available immediately through the Libby and OverDrive apps Surrey, BC - Surrey Libraries’ Superloan program is coming to high-demand eBooks and eAudiobooks. These titles can be found, borrowed, and read on a first-come, first-served basis through the Libby and OverDrive apps. In the Explore section in Libby, Surrey Libraries patrons can browse all available Superloan titles in the “Skip the Line” list. The list of titles will change as books are returned to the collection, so check back often. Patrons may also naturally discover a Superloan copy by browsing or searching for a title.  “Digital books and audio are the fastest growing areas of Surrey Libraries’ collections and we are thrilled to be able to offer patrons the newest titles as soon as possible,” says Amy Ashmore, Manager of Collections Services. “Digital lending is a key part of our services, and in the last year,...
Health

Everything You Need to Know About Sciatica

Sciatica is a term that refers to the pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve (also known as ischiatic nerve) is the largest and longest nerve in the human body – it starts in the lower back and runs through the buttocks and the lower limbs. The sciatic nerve provides sensation and motor control to the entire lower leg (except for its inner side), as well as the skin of the foot. Symptoms of Sciatica Sciatica is usually caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine, which results in back and leg pain, ranging from mild to very strong. Other symptoms of sciatica include: difficulty moving of exercising numbness and tingling sensation in the limbs stiffness in the feet throbbing or inflammation in the lower back or thigh area when standing or sitting for a longer period of time Studies have shown that 10% - 40%...
Arts and Entertainment

5 Tips for Dating in the #MeToo Era

Relationship development experts explain what men need to know about consent, respect & attracting the opposite sex The #MeToo movement has helped lift the veil of silence which has shrouded unprofessional and even criminal behavior from men in the workplace and beyond. While many women have bravely come forward about their experiences (as well as men like Terry Crews and Anthony Rapp), an unintended consequence is that well-meaning men now worry that their courtship behavior might be inappropriate or unwanted. That is why Johnny Dzubak and AJ Harbinger, relationship development experts and hosts of the popular lifestyle podcast (with over 150M+ downloads) The Art of Charm, are offering men invaluable tips for dating the #MeToo era. Harbinger says, “Many of our clients have confessed that they are now uncertain of how to approach women. How can you be flirtatious and engaging without crossing the line? How can you be sure...
Travel

Thrilling Summer Destinations

Energizing and Thrilling Destinations for Summertime Getaways The summertime is without a doubt one of the most thrilling seasons. People of every age look forward to it all year long. Children anticipate their breaks from school. Parents anticipate being able to go on vacation with all of their loved ones. The list continues. The summer season is optimal for people who want to be able to go on road trips. It enables people to view all sorts of destinations with their own eyes. If you want your summer road trip to be both successful and safe, then you have to prepare your vehicle well. It can even help you to learn about vehicles and personal injuries. If you want to speak with personal injury attorneys Utah locals trust, then there are various options on hand for you. Preparing Vehicles For Road Trips If you want to prepare your vehicle for...
Events

Surrey Fusion Festival Celebrates Multiculturalism at 12th Annual Event

Surrey, BC – Surrey Fusion Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, took place at Holland Park this weekend for its 12th annual year. The two-day festival saw participation from over 50 cultural pavilions and seven stages of live entertainment including headliners K’NAAN, Mankirt Aulakh, Busty and the Bass, Random Recipe and Alex Cuba. “Surrey Fusion Festival highlights the best food, music and culture our diverse and inclusive city has to offer,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “Fusion has become a summer tradition where the community comes together to celebrate the cultures of the world. On behalf of Council, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to our presenting sponsor, Coast Capital Savings, as well as the numerous cultural and community groups for their continued support in helping make this great event possible." International Somali-Canadian recording artist K’NAAN hit the stage on Saturday night, captivating the crowd with an all-star performance....
Business

Ways to Get a Loan With No Credit Check

Bad finance is a common issue; after all, not everybody is Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg. We all have bad financial days, which can be handily saved by loans. Kicking a new business venture, buying your dream house, starting pending home renovation or going on your long desired dream trip – you can need a loan for anything. But things can get difficult if you are in danger zone, i.e., have a poor credit score. A credit score is one of the significant points for lenders to decide that either you should be sanctioned a loan or not. It’s just like a measure of your capability to return the loan (after all, you have to return your loan one day – on time!). That’s why most lenders check credit score before approving the loan application. Bad credit might make it difficult to get a loan, but it doesn’t mean that...
Sports

Only Youth Kabaddi World Cup Returns to Surrey this Weekend

Hosted by Kids Play Foundation with the Goal of Keeping South Asian Youth Away from the Drugs, Gangs and Crime Lifestyle. Surrey, BC -  On July 14, the second instalment of the U25 Kabaddi World Cup returns to Surrey, BC at the Bell Kabaddi Park. Kabaddi is a contact marital arts sports and is extremely popular across Asia. Two teams of seven players have the object of having a player on offence run into the opposing side to tag as many defenders as possible without getting tackled. Organizers say the game is a hybrid of wresting, rugby and tag and teaches youth a respect for all and fear of none. Kabaddi Federations have been in Canada for more than 25 years, but this is the only U21 Kabaddi World Cup tournament has been hosted. There will also be a U17 and U10 division held as part of the event. Over 60 players participated with teams from Canada, Canada East, the USA,...
Food & Drink

7 Eleven Canada Celebrates National Wing Day for the Whole Weekend

7 Eleven Canada Celebrates National Wing Day for the Whole Weekend by Giving Fans a Chance to Win a $25 Delivery Coupon for a Free Wing Delivery Get wingy with 7-Eleven Canada and vote for your favourite wing style VANCOUVER, B.C. (July 15, 2019) | Which chicken wing flavour do Canadians love the most? In the lead up to their mouthwatering holiday, National Wing Weekend (Saturday, July 27th to Monday, July 29th), 7-Eleven Canada invites chicken lovers to join them in deciding once and for all which style of chicken wings Canadians love most: simple and classic Naked Pub-Style Wings or awesome sauced Dressed Wings. Everyone knows someone who strongly prefers one over the other, so place your vote to find out which flavour comes out on top! Celebrate National Wing Weekend by voting from Monday, July 15th to Monday, July 29th at 7-eleven.ca/nationalwingweekend and all voters will automatically be...
Food & Drink

Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewpub

Set to Open July 29 | Brewpub features a full-service menu, tasting room and outdoor patio July 15, 2019 - Vancouver, BC | After almost 20 months of construction, the revitalization of a historic Stanley Park landmark is finally complete and is now ready to welcome an exciting new establishment sure to become the newest hot spot within the park. The Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewpub opening on July 29, will become the flagship home for Stanley Park Brewing Co. and will cater to both beer and food enthusiasts alike with 16 beer taps that will highlight the existing Stanley Park Brewing beer family, along with new small batch innovations and an approachable menu thoughtfully designed to complement various brews. The new dining establishment will also have retail space, growler fill ups and an area for private functions. The Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant & Brewpub offers a 140-seat indoor...
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