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Author: Taslim Jaffer

Coffee Lovers – Make Your Next Brew A Level Ground Trade

Coffee lovers – pay attention! Stacey Toews and his team at Level Ground Trading are bringing something incredible to the global economy that is lacking in most transactions – something so powerful it changes the way we think about the products we purchase and our consumer impact. They are bringing the human narrative into the story. “There is so much of the global economy that has been militantly oppositional to connecting the dots,” explains Toews, “because so much of the drive for profitability has been on keeping things and places and sources anonymous. Whether it’s a person in a...

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The World-Wide Inspiration Behind Surrey’s Light Rail Transit

Surrey is the second largest city in British Columbia and by 2041 it is expected that another 300,000 residents will be joining our neighbourhoods. One of the top questions from Surrey residents is, “How are we all going to get around?” We want to know what will happen to our roadways and the infrastructure. And we are concerned that if something isn’t put in place soon, we’ll not only be bursting at the seams, but stuck in a gridlock, too. The City of Surrey has responded to this projected growth with a light rail transit (LRT) system for many...

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How Surrey’s Coastal Flooding Affects The Crescent Beach Community

Crescent Beach is a unique landmark, a popular destination among residents of Surrey and surrounding areas, and a community with an extensive history. Because of where it’s situated, there have always been changes to its shoreline and beaches from natural forces. The first dyke at Crescent Beach was constructed in 1913 and since then other layers of protection have been added. However, due to climate change, this coastal area can expect more frequent and severe flooding from storm surges and sea level rise, making it a focus of the Coastal Flooding Adaptation Strategy by the City of Surrey. History...

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How The City Of Surrey – And You – Can Address Surrey’s Coastal Flooding

Climate change affects Surrey in a big way. With 35 km of coastline as well as natural floodplains, there’s a reason why Surrey residents and the local government have to keep one step ahead of Mother Nature’s response to human and natural influences. Even those in the know about what climate change is can be misled to believe it’s a problem geographically removed from where we are. But the truth is, climate change is not just about the glaciers and the polar bears – it’s also about flooding rivers and storm surges. Twenty percent of Surrey is floodplain; this...

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The Dangers Of Online Dating: Vancouver Web Series Launch Party!

I was ready for my interview with Vancouver filmmaker Brianne Nord-Stewart but I needed another minute to compose myself. I had just finished watching the Motorcycle Guy episode of her soon-to-launch web series, The Dangers of Online Dating, and had been laughing so hard I had teared up. Sprawled before me on the floor were my notes on the series, the November 23 launch party date, and my trusty tape recorder for catching those all-important quotes. I was still grinning when Brianne answered and I apologized for calling her a couple minutes late. “I had to finish watching the...

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Mastering Your Business For Maximum Profit & Success Workshop Event

Published 12/9/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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

Published 12/7/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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.

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Coffee Lovers – Make Your Next Brew A Level Ground Trade

Published 12/3/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Coffee lovers – pay attention!

Stacey Toews and his team at Level Ground Trading are bringing something incredible to the global economy that is lacking in most transactions – something so powerful it changes the way we think about the products we purchase and our consumer impact.

They are bringing the human narrative into the story.

“There is so much of the global economy that has… read more ❯

The World-Wide Inspiration Behind Surrey’s Light Rail Transit

Published 12/3/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Surrey is the second largest city in British Columbia and by 2041 it is expected that another 300,000 residents will be joining our neighbourhoods. One of the top questions from Surrey residents is, “How are we all going to get around?” We want to know what will happen to our roadways and the infrastructure. And we are concerned that if something isn’t put in place soon, we’ll not only be… read more ❯

How Surrey’s Coastal Flooding Affects The Crescent Beach Community

Published 12/3/2017 in Surrey604 Magazine

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Crescent Beach is a unique landmark, a popular destination among residents of Surrey and surrounding areas, and a community with an extensive history. Because of where it’s situated, there have always been changes to its shoreline and beaches from natural forces. The first dyke at Crescent Beach was constructed in 1913 and since then other layers of protection have been added. However, due to… read more ❯