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Team Delta to fight for new ambulance station in Tsawwassen

SYLVIA Bishop said on Monday that obtaining an ambulance station for Tsawwassen will be a top priority if she and her Team Delta colleagues win election to council on October 20. “The south Delta area – which encompasses the community of Tsawwassen, the Tsawwassen First Nations’ lands, the Westshore and GCT Deltaport terminals at Roberts Bank, and the BC Ferries terminal ... Read More »

‘We must ensure every vote counts and every vote is authentic’: Surrey First’s Tom Gill

SURREY First mayoralty candidate Tom Gill says the integrity of our voting system is key and he fully supports the measures being taken on Monday by the City of Surrey to ensure every vote counts, and every vote is authentic. City of Surrey Chief Election Officer Anthony Capuccinello Iraci stated at a news conference on Monday that “no ballots have been ... Read More »

US, Canada reach deal to salvage NAFTA

Washington (IANS): The US and Canada have reached a last minute deal to salvage the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), overcoming deep divisions to keep the 25-year-old trilateral pact intact. The deal came on Sunday night after a weekend of frantic talks to try and preserve a trade agreement that has stitched together the economies of Mexico, Canada and the ... Read More »

B.C. launches probe into dirty money in real estate

THE Province announced on Thursday that following widespread concern about British Columbia’s reputation as a haven for money laundering, it is launching a two-pronged review aimed at shutting down avenues for money laundering in real estate and other sectors. The first component, led by the Ministry of Finance, will identify systemic risks that leave the real estate and financial services sectors ... Read More »

Safe Surrey Coalition will create permanent office of ethics commissioner at Surrey City Hall

THE Safe Surrey Coalition announced on Tuesday that it will create the office of a permanent ethics commissioner at Surrey City Hall to ensure transparency and fair treatment of all citizens. Safe Surrey Coalition Council candidate Jack Hundial said: “The time has come for this, we all need to know that business at City Hall is conducted fairly and that everyone ... Read More »

Civic election: Vancouver NPA’s Ken Sim vows to protect independent businesses

NPA mayoral candidate Ken Sim and his Vancouver team have released Building A Strong Local Economy, a plan to keep and attract businesses in Vancouver’s neighbourhoods. In addition, the plan will also focus on driving economic growth to raise wages. “As mayor, I’ll protect independent businesses and help them grow, by speeding and simplifying business approvals, and addressing property tax challenges so that ... Read More »

Nycki Basra is Council candidate for Vancouver First

NYCKI Basra, a Council candidate for Vancouver First, says that as a child her parents instilled in her the values of “Seva” (selfless service). Learning these values at a young age has guided her to serve Vancouver, her home and community. Basra has served many years volunteering for various organizations and these experiences have made her well versed in the issues of ... Read More »

Sonia Andhi is fourth candidate of Surrey Students NOW

SONIA Andhi is the fourth candidate of the Surrey Students NOW, a parent-led advocacy group running four candidates for School Board Trustee in Surrey. The other three candidates are Cindy Dalglish, Charlene Dobie and Mary-Em Waddington. The group said: “Sonia Andhi will bring experience to the Surrey School Board through her work as a Surrey based social worker and family counsellor. With ... Read More »

OPINION: Stage set for legal cannabis in B.C.

BY MIKE FARNWORTH Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General IT’S about a month to go until non-medical cannabis becomes legal in Canada, so here’s a quick snapshot of what to expect in B.C. as of October 17. Retail stores won’t appear overnight, but on October 17 government’s first BC Cannabis Store will open in Kamloops and the online sales platform ... Read More »