April, 2020

Local Issue

Surrey Vaisakhi Khalsa Day Parade cancelled amidst coronovirus fears

Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, organizers of the annual Surrey Vaisakhi Khalsa Parade scheduled for April 25th in Surrey, British Columbia have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event until further notice or a significant change in the transmission of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The organizers of the day-long celebration, the largest Vaisakhi Parade in the world, that draws in excess of …

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New Canada Line trains increase service for customers

First wave of new trains will carry up to 800 more people per hour at peak times RICHMOND, B.C. – Four new Canada Line trains begin service today, increasing customer capacity by 15 per cent during peak hours. The brand-new trains will provide more space, frequency and comfort to customers. These are the first of 12 new trains, which are …

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Awareness campaign to help keep students safe from sexual violence

A renewed awareness campaign to help keep students safe from sexual violence has launched. Timed to coincide with back-to-class Frost Week 2020 activities, the campaign is aimed at students, both on campus and in the community. As with previous campaigns, social media ads will remind students that sex without consent is rape and that consent must be voluntary – otherwise it …

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Coach Jessie Dosanjh: Building BC’s Athletic Force

A Level 3 coach in sprinting and hurdling, Coach Jessie has a long list of awards and honours that he has received for his dedicated community work. In 2018 he was honoured as a BC Athletics “Coach of the Year”. It takes a village to raise a child and according to Head Coach of Universal Athletics Club Jessie Dosanjh, it takes …

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Trapped in sexting? Project Lavender is here to help

By Surbhi Gogia The Surrey RCMP has recently launched “Project Lavender”, a program that aims to empower young women and girls to make positive choices and surround themselves with healthy relationships. The prevalence of social media and cell phones has made it easier to impeach on your privacy. The youth is an easy target group since it is the age when …

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Chief Superintendent Brian Edwards is new Officer in Charge of Surrey RCMP

CHIEF Superintendent Brian Edwards has been selected as the new Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP detachment, the City of Surrey announced on Wednesday. “I welcome Chief Superintendent Brian Edwards in his new role as Officer in Charge of Surrey RCMP,” said Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. “In his policing career spanning 24 years, Chief Superintendent Edwards has served with both …

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Cloverdale will be the second location of hospital for people in Surrey

A second hospital is coming to Surrey. Following the purchase of the site for a new, state-of-the-art facility, the project is moving to the business-planning phase. Surrey’s new hospital will be built in Cloverdale beside the Kwantlen Polytechnic University campus at 5500 180 St. “This is a great day for people in Surrey as we are delivering a new hospital in the …

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Help Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive bring cheer to sick kids and their families

Help Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive bring cheer to sick kids and their families The Surrey RCMP is hoping to make the holidays a little brighter for sick kids and their families by inviting the public to come out and support the annual Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive. Between December 2nd and December 15th, the Surrey RCMP will be accepting donations of cash or …

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“Operation Mistletoe” aims to kiss holiday crime goodbye

To help keep the season merry and bright, Surrey RCMP is unwrapping “Operation Mistletoe”, which aims to kiss holiday crime goodbye through targeted enforcement and prevention. For many people, the end of November marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season. During this busy time, shopping centres and parking lots can be the target of thieves looking to take advantage …

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Dial-a-dope operation is shut down by Mounties

Chilliwack:  A significant flow of illegal drugs destined for the streets of Chilliwack has been seized by the RCMP during a police investigation of gang related dial-a-dope activity.  Evidence gathered during an investigation initiated by the Chilliwack RCMP Crime Reduction Unit Drug Section (CRU) in 2019 led officers to an alleged multi-jurisdictional drug trafficking organization operating within the Lower Mainland.  On …

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