City Council

Linda Annis, Aug. 12, 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Annis wants independent auditor general for Surrey

‘Surrey taxpayers deserve the best possible oversight of the tax dollars they send to city hall,’ Surrey councillor says

 

Former Pitt Meadows city councillor David Murray was convicted of sex assault, and is now being sued by the victim. (files)

Former Pitt Meadows city councillor sued for sex assault

David Murray was convicted in 2017 of sexually assaulting a teen 25 years earlier

 

Surrey city Councillor Brenda Locke. (File photo)

Surrey councillor trying to get policing referendum on the table, again

‘I’m sending it back for clarification,’ mayor decides

 

Surrey city council chambers. (File photo)

Surrey drugstores seeking relaxation of spacing rules ‘a challenge,’ councillor says

‘Obviously we need pharmacies but it seems to me that we are getting an awful lot of applications,’ Brenda Locke says

Surrey city council chambers. (File photo)
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Surrey approves new rules, fines for drug and alcohol recovery homes

Report before Surrey council Monday, April 12 called on politicians to amend city’s business license bylaw

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Artist’s image of the tower proposed for 10761 King George Boulevard, looking from the northeast. (Chris Dikeakos Architects Inc., surrey.ca)

Surrey council approves 54-storey residential tower for city centre

The tower’s 479 residential units are expected to be ready for occupancy by early 2026

Artist’s image of the tower proposed for 10761 King George Boulevard, looking from the northeast. (Chris Dikeakos Architects Inc., surrey.ca)
Waterstock Properties is seeking to build 114 residential units near 16 Avenue and 157 Street. This Urban Arts Architecture rendering, included in a City of Surrey planning report, provides a view of the proposed development looking south on 157 Street towards 16 Avenue. (Urban Arts Architecture rendering)

Public hearing April 12 for South Surrey apartment, townhouse plan

Waterstock Properties is proposing buildings of six and four storeys near Earl Marriott Secondary

Waterstock Properties is seeking to build 114 residential units near 16 Avenue and 157 Street. This Urban Arts Architecture rendering, included in a City of Surrey planning report, provides a view of the proposed development looking south on 157 Street towards 16 Avenue. (Urban Arts Architecture rendering)
Screen shots from Tuesday night’s Zoom meeting show Coun. Kiersten Duncan holding up a sign. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge councillor ejected from online meeting

Kiersten Duncan held up sign saying “Let Me Speak #Censured”

Screen shots from Tuesday night’s Zoom meeting show Coun. Kiersten Duncan holding up a sign. (Special to The News)
Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)

Indigenous land acknowledgment to open Delta council meetings, public events

Acknowledgment to be written in consultation with Tsawwassen First Nation, Musqueam Indian Band

Delta City Hall. (James Smith photo)
Delta Mayor George Harvie. (Submitted photo)

Delta mayor wants equal elected voice on police boards

Harvie says his hands are tied by restrictions on his role as chair in the Police Act

Delta Mayor George Harvie. (Submitted photo)
Jollibee, a fast-food chain from the Philippines, is planning to branch out to Surrey, with a stand-alone building in the Strawberry Hill area. (Image: surrey.ca)

Jollibee plans for first Surrey location

Fast-food chain started in the Philippines in 1975

Jollibee, a fast-food chain from the Philippines, is planning to branch out to Surrey, with a stand-alone building in the Strawberry Hill area. (Image: surrey.ca)
Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)

‘I should not have gone:’ Victoria councillor takes holiday trip to Africa

Two Greater Victoria municipal politician admit to traveling in December

Coun. Sharmarke Dubow apologized to his constituents Tuesday evening for travelling abroad over the holidays. (File contributed/ City of Victoria)
Surrey council chambers, inside city hall. (File photo)

Surrey to return to virtual council meetings as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Mayor says it’s ‘important’ to ensure the safety of public, staff while making sure business continues

Surrey council chambers, inside city hall. (File photo)
Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)

Langley City mayor says her removal from Metro board of directors is example of continued in-fighting

‘I’m not the mayor they wanted’ Val van den Broek says of the council members who voted against her

Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)
Sean and Trevor Crean reflect on memories of their grandfather, Jack Turner. The senior was the first interment at the Crean’s cemetery, Heritage Gardens in South Surrey. Now, a proposal has been put forward to expand the cemetery. (File photo)

Public hearing tonight for proposed expansion of South Surrey cemetery

Comments on proposal for four-hectare addition can be made Nov. 9

Sean and Trevor Crean reflect on memories of their grandfather, Jack Turner. The senior was the first interment at the Crean’s cemetery, Heritage Gardens in South Surrey. Now, a proposal has been put forward to expand the cemetery. (File photo)
White Rock City Council voted Monday to move its meetings online for the next two sessions and then decide whether to resume in-person meetings or carry on virtually. (Tracy Holmes photo)

White Rock council to attempt fully electronic meetings

Temporary policy will allow study of virtual options for conducting city business

White Rock City Council voted Monday to move its meetings online for the next two sessions and then decide whether to resume in-person meetings or carry on virtually. (Tracy Holmes photo)
The City of White Rock will be purchasing two replacement recycling trucks, which together will cost roughly $300,000 more than budgeted because they feature on-board compaction. (File photo)

Two new recycling trucks on the way for White Rock

Council approves higher cost to reduce operations yard problems

The City of White Rock will be purchasing two replacement recycling trucks, which together will cost roughly $300,000 more than budgeted because they feature on-board compaction. (File photo)
Viewing deck binoculars, removed during Memorial Park washroom reconstruction two years ago, will be replaced by the City of White Rock. (Lynne Sinclair file photo)

Memorial Park pay binoculars set to return to White Rock

Council approves replacement installation of beachfront viewfinders

Viewing deck binoculars, removed during Memorial Park washroom reconstruction two years ago, will be replaced by the City of White Rock. (Lynne Sinclair file photo)
Rendering of what CR-3A zoning build-out could look like at 15081 Marine Dr. (City of White Rock graphic)

Proposed Marine Drive zone aims to make use of small lots ‘more efficient’

CR-3A zone discussed during White Rock’s first virtual public information meeting

Rendering of what CR-3A zoning build-out could look like at 15081 Marine Dr. (City of White Rock graphic)
City of White Rock survey results suggest dogs may continue to be allowed on the promenade in off-season months. (Ric Wallace photo)

White Rock dogs-on-promenade survey shows majority approval

City figures suggest that off-season program could continue

City of White Rock survey results suggest dogs may continue to be allowed on the promenade in off-season months. (Ric Wallace photo)