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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 ... Read More »

“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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Deal struck in Transit negotiations, bus service shutdown averted

A deal was struck between the union representing striking transit workers and the Coast Mountain Bus Company as negotiations were extended by half an hour at midnight. 350,000 commuters relying on buses and the Seabus can now breathe a huge collective sigh of relief. Michael McDaniel, President of Coast Mountain Bus Company, in a statement said: “I’m pleased to announce that ... Read More »

Everything you need to know about winter driving

RCMP and ICBC are urging drivers to prepare in the lead-up to the winter driving season, during which statistics show there is a dramatic increase in crashes. According to ICBC, casualty crashes (where at least one person was injured or killed) due to driving too fast for conditions increase by a staggering 87% across B.C. in December compared to October. ... Read More »

Vancouver’s Shivangi Bhayana Wins Indian Television Academy’s Best Singer Award

Vancouver-based singer Shivangi Bhayana, who’s tracks have been featured in Bollywood films and television shows, was a winner in the music playback category at the Indian Television Academy’s (ITA) 19th annual successful year Awards 2019, which was held in Indore on November 10. “I won the Best Singer category award for the title track of the TV show Kahaan Hum ... Read More »

Surrey Tree Lighting Festival is bigger and brighter than ever

Free family event offers new light displays and Youth Dance Showcase feature SURREY Tree Lighting Festival, presented by Coast Capital Savings, announced on Wednesday the new attractions guests can expect to see at this year’s free annual event. Additional attractions include a Light Tunnel, Enchanted Forest, Candy Cane Dance Tent, North Pole Stage, expanded Holiday Market and Village and a ... Read More »

South Asian community raises $742,495 for BC Children’s Hospital

Funds from 11th Annual A Night of Miracles Gala will help transform diabetes care for BC’s kids  MORE than 440 of BC’s South Asian philanthropic, business and community leaders came together last Saturday evening to raise $742,495 for BC Children’s Hospital at the 11th Annual A Night of Miracles (ANOM) Gala. Guests in attendance represented the largest turnout in this event’s history. Since ... Read More »

Affordable on-campus housing coming to SFU

STUDENTS at Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Burnaby campus will soon have access to hundreds more on-campus housing beds, opening available rental housing in the region. “By providing more student housing at post-secondary campuses throughout the province, government is taking some of the pressure off students, while freeing up affordable rentals for people in communities like Burnaby, where there are low vacancy ... Read More »

Keep safety top of mind this Halloween

Vancouver – The Vancouver Police Department is partnering with Vancouver Fire Rescue Services, BC Ambulance Service, and the Canadian National Fireworks Association to encourage everyone to have a safe and responsible Halloween. The VPD reminds the public to keep safety top of mind this Halloween by following these simple safety tips: Use reflective tape, glow sticks, or flashlights to improve visibility ... Read More »