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A (very) quick look at some of the news in the community you might have missed. Send your items to edit@thenownewspaper.com

  • Oct. 27, 2016 8:00 p.m.

A (very) quick look at some of the news in the community you might have missed. Send your items to edit@thenownewspaper.com

  • Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner honoured Surrey’s former top cop, Bill Fordy, at a council meeting Monday by presenting him with an eagle carving made by Squamish Nation artist John Spence, because “it embodies strength and leadership, the qualities that you have possessed in spades in surrey and will take with you to E-Division.”
  • Amazon has donated close to $6,700 to Surrey Libraries in support of its Read to Baby (R2B) program to fund the first-ever R2B keepsake kits for Surrey’s Aboriginal community.
  • Thanks to artist Ann Nelson, Newton’s PLOT community sharing garden has a new website (Theplot.ca), and “there seems to be a good chance that the PLOT will be able to again be planted in 2017,” according to Cora Li-Leger, a co-founder of the food-sustainability project.
  • Additional donors are needed at the Canadian Blood Services clinic in Guildford (15285 101st Ave.) following changes to the organization’s guidelines for iron levels, now that female donors are required to wait longer between blood donations and male donors need to pass a slightly stricter hemoglobin test.
  • Cloverdale Rodeo president Shannon Claypool, who grew up on a Saskatchewan farm before moving to B.C. as a young man, was inducted into the BC Country Music Association’s Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual awards gala in Coquitlam on Sunday (Oct. 23).
  • Writer Shari Green, a Vancouver Island resident, won Surrey Board of Trade’s Special Achievement Award during last weekend’s Surrey International Writers’ Conference.

Compiled by staff

 

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