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Surrey grandparents Patricia and David Crawford say they are looking forward to “sharing the wealth” with their family after winning the $2 million BC/49 jackpot – they bought the winning ticket at the Fort Langley Husky station.

The DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, working in Surrey and the Fraser Valley, is one of five community organizations across B.C. chosen to help Syrian refugees settle and integrate into B.C. communities, supported by a $500,000 investment from the provincial government’s $1 million Refugee Readiness Fund.

The province’s technology sector directly employs more than 86,000 people and wages for those jobs are 60 per cent higher than B.C.’s industrial average, according to the provincial government.

Simon Fraser University President Andrew Petter said the 2016 federal budget will provide much-needed support for universities to improve facilities, expand research and support business development.

Former Surrey mayor and current opposition Tory MP Dianne Watts said the federal Liberal budget is a “big disappointment” when it comes to infrastructure improvement as Canadian communities “are not going to see the vast majority of the promised $60 billion until after 2019.”

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