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Doug McCallum, Safe Surrey Coalition opposed to marijuana retail, production operations

MAYORAL candidate Doug McCallum and his Safe Surrey Coalition announced on Monday that they are opposed to marijuana retail stores and production operations. They pointed out: “Surrey is at a crossroads with out-of-control crime and gang violence. We need to get crime under control first.” McCallum said: “My biggest concern is that local cannabis stores and production facilities put another layer ... Read More »

Nikki Haley quits as US Ambassador to UN

NIKKI Haley, the first American of Indian descent to hold a cabinet-level position in the US, resigned as Ambassador to the UN on Tuesday in a surprise move that has led to much speculation. President Donald Trump announced the resignation and said that she will leave her post by the end of the year. President Donald Trump said that he thought ... Read More »

Scheer assures Modi of ‘productive and positive relationship’ if he becomes prime minister

ANDREW Scheer, Conservative Party Leader, in a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday expressed to him how important a productive and positive relationship with India would be if he were elected Prime Minister next year. In a statement about the meeting, Scheer said: “We discussed a range of serious issues including opportunities for greater economic partnerships, ... Read More »

Seniors over age 70 will get 75% discount for all recreation centres in Surrey: McCallum

SAFE Surrey Coalition mayoral candidate Doug McCallum and council candidate Dr. Allison Patton announced on Wednesday that within the first month of their new council they will honour the request made five years ago by seniors’ groups to allow seniors over age 70 to have a 75% discount for all recreation centres in Surrey. “Healthy living is a fundamental element of ... Read More »

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 »

Residents and Safe Surrey Coalition hold protest against proposed development in Rosemary Heights

ON Saturday, residents supported by mayoral candidate Doug McCallum and his Safe Surrey Coalition held a protest at 154th Street and 37A Avenue to protest against the proposed development for 285 townhouse units and 23 single family homes in Rosemary Heights. Safe Surrey Coalition say it is a beautiful property that is heavily treed and also borders on the Nicomekl River. They ... Read More »