Tom Zytaruk

Surrey mayor-elect Brenda Locke and B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth. (File photos)

Surrey Mayor warns 55% property tax hike coming if Farnworth gives Surrey Police Service thumbs up

Coun. Linda Annis, of Surrey First, calls Brenda Locke’s statements a ‘scare tactic’

Surrey mayor-elect Brenda Locke and B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth. (File photos)
Police investigate Surrey’s first shooting of 2023 at a house in the 10600-block of 138 Street on Jan. 4. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey Mounties investigate early morning shooting in Whalley

Shots fired at house in 10600-block of 138 Street shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday, with no injuries reported

Police investigate Surrey’s first shooting of 2023 at a house in the 10600-block of 138 Street on Jan. 4. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
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Province reveals bidding teams for Surrey-Langley SkyTrain work

Successful bidder expected to be announced this fall

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John Volken poses for a photo in Surrey on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Surrey book demonstrates how to ‘Walk with a Purpose’

Surrey philanthropist John Volken’s autobiography shows how it’s done

John Volken poses for a photo in Surrey on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
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No one injured when Newton house struck by bullets Thursday night

Police were called to the 12400-block of 79A Avenue shortly after 9 p.m.

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No one injured when Newton house struck by bullets Thursday night

Police were called to the 12400-block of 79A Avenue shortly after 9 p.m.

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Anti-vaccine mandate protest drew hundreds of people to the Pacific Highway border crossing in South Surrey. (DriveBC photo)

YEAR IN REVIEW: Five Surrey stories with ‘legs’ in 2022

Surrey’s policing transition, new city council, the cost of living, COVID-19 and the McCallum trial made all sorts of headlines this past year

Anti-vaccine mandate protest drew hundreds of people to the Pacific Highway border crossing in South Surrey. (DriveBC photo)
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Guildford mall shoppers get dose of bear spray

Police arrested one person Wednesday night after receiving report teenagers pepper-sprayed someone at Guildford Town Centre

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Man gets probation in Surrey cop ‘swarming’

Gurbakhash Singh Saini, 28, was also given a conditional discharge

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Surrey firefighters tackle a blaze at a small duplex in the 12600-block of 114 Avenue in Bridgeview on Tuesday, Dec. 27. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey firefighters tackle duplex blaze in Bridgeview

No one was injured in the fire, which happened Dec. 27 in the 12600-block of 114 Avenue

Surrey firefighters tackle a blaze at a small duplex in the 12600-block of 114 Avenue in Bridgeview on Tuesday, Dec. 27. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Chief Constable Norm Lipinski (left) of Surrey Police Service with Surrey RCMP Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards. (File photo)

SPS narrative ‘astoundingly arrogant,’ Surrey’s top Mountie charges

‘The people of Surrey don’t need this,’ Brian Edwards says

Chief Constable Norm Lipinski (left) of Surrey Police Service with Surrey RCMP Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards. (File photo)
Weeeeee! But seriously, it’s definitely not all been fun for motorists Tuesday, Dec. 20 as Surrey exchanged typical traffic congestion for a blanket of white. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Stay home, Surrey Mounties and firefighters advise after heavy snowfall

For up-to-date information about road conditions, check out drivebc.ca

Weeeeee! But seriously, it’s definitely not all been fun for motorists Tuesday, Dec. 20 as Surrey exchanged typical traffic congestion for a blanket of white. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Police investigate fatal pedestrian collision in Fleetwood Sunday night, in the 8200-block of 168 Street. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Fleetwood pedestrian dies of injuries

Man, 23, hit by vehicle in the 8200-block of 168 Street Sunday night

Police investigate fatal pedestrian collision in Fleetwood Sunday night, in the 8200-block of 168 Street. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Mike Farnworth, public safety minister and solicitor general. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Not our letter, Gurdwaras tell Farnworth

A second letter Dec. 14 says a letter sent on their behalf to the public safety minister on Dec. 12, concerning Surrey’s policing transition, is bogus

Mike Farnworth, public safety minister and solicitor general. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards at Surrey RCMP HQ in Surrey on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Surrey’s top Mountie Brian Edwards: ‘We have public safety in order’

VIDEO: Edwards speaks Dec. 15 with Now-Leader on Surrey’s policing debate. ‘We’ve never let our foot off the pedal,’ he says

Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards at Surrey RCMP HQ in Surrey on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth: Which way will he go? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

UPDATED: Hard lobbying on Surrey policing debate as Farnworth to receive city’s report Thursday

Farnworth is expected to reveal his decision early in the new year

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth: Which way will he go? (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
Terry Waterhouse outside of modular housing for the homeless in Whalley. (File photo)

Surrey council tackles 3 reports aimed at helping the needy

Report to council says number of unsheltered people in Surrey as high as 520

Terry Waterhouse outside of modular housing for the homeless in Whalley. (File photo)
Surrey city hall. (File photo: Anna Burns)

Surrey council endorses Metro Vancouver’s regional growth strategy

Councillors Doug Elford and Mandeep Nagra voted in opposition

Surrey city hall. (File photo: Anna Burns)
Artist’s conception of what 80 Avenue will look like after it is widened to four lanes from two between Scott Road and King George Boulevard. (Image surrey.ca)

Surrey council awards $10M contract to improve 80 Avenue in Newton

Contract involves widening 80 Avenue from Scott Road to 128 Street

Artist’s conception of what 80 Avenue will look like after it is widened to four lanes from two between Scott Road and King George Boulevard. (Image surrey.ca)
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Surrey council approves ‘draft’ of final plan to retain RCMP on 6-3 vote

The final plan will be submitted to Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth for consideration by Dec. 15

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