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Year in Review: A look back at 2017 in Surrey

A look back at shootings, tragedies, memorable moments and more in Surrey this past year

Most read stories online this year:

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By the numbers: 2017 Surrey shootings, crashes and more

Drive-by shootings continued to plague Surrey in 2017. Mounties responded to 59 shootings compared to 61 in 2016 and 88 in 2015.

BC Coroners Service reports that 117 people died of fentanyl-related drug overdoses in Surrey in 2017. That’s up from 74 in 2016, 11 in 2015, 8 in 2014 and 4 in 2013.

In 2017, 19 people were killed in crashes , compared to 14 the prior year.

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A look back at the memorable people and moments of 2017:

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See also: Top 10 B.C. videos of 2017

See also: Mother Nature clobbered Surrey in 2017

See also: How Surrey honoured Canada 150 in 2017

Big battles waged in Surrey in 2017

The past year saw some major battles fought on several fronts, on the city beat, in public school curriculum and of course the Surrey’s pivotal role in May’s provincial election.

Many issues have yet to conclude, including a fight about a road through Hawthorne Park and the decades-old illegal suites issue.

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