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OUR VIEW: Surrey council’s wee-hours ways a concern

‘When it creeps up to one and two in the morning, we’re not at our best,’ Councillor Linda Annis notes

  • Jul 28, 2021

 

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Annis’s 2 a.m. bid to put a cap on late-night Surrey council meetings defeated

The Safe Surrey Coalition majority on council shot councillor’s motion down

 

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Public hearings for South Campbell Heights, Harmony project begin at 2 p.m. today

Lengthy delegations expected on South Surrey matters

 

Friends of Bear Creek Park held a ‘yellow-ribbon event’ on Saturday (June 12, 2021), with protesters at 84th Avenue and King George Boulevard and 84th Avenue and 140th Street. People were asked to tie a yellow ribbon in their yard “to celebrate and to show support for our trees in Bear Creek Park.” (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey council awards $16.2M in 84th Avenue connector contracts

The project, at the south end of Bear Creek Park, was originally estimated to cost $12.25M to $13M

Friends of Bear Creek Park held a ‘yellow-ribbon event’ on Saturday (June 12, 2021), with protesters at 84th Avenue and King George Boulevard and 84th Avenue and 140th Street. People were asked to tie a yellow ribbon in their yard “to celebrate and to show support for our trees in Bear Creek Park.” (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum takes the heat during public hearing Monday night

This was during a public hearing on the city’s 2020 Annual Municipal (Financial) Report

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)
Hundreds turned out to an event at Civic Plaza Friday (June 4) to honour the 215 Indigenous children discovered at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. The event was hosted by Skookum Lab, part of the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey councillor plans to acknowledge First Nations communities at next meeting

Annis says it’s the ‘right and respectful thing to do’ despite mayor’s refusal to do so

Hundreds turned out to an event at Civic Plaza Friday (June 4) to honour the 215 Indigenous children discovered at the site of a former residential school in Kamloops. The event was hosted by Skookum Lab, part of the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey council chambers. (File photo)

Surrey council endorses ‘public engagement’ strategy

Council approves ‘Public Engagement Strategy and Toolkit,’ and a ‘Big Vision, Bold Moves’ transportation public engagement plan

Surrey council chambers. (File photo)
Delta council began with an Indigenous land acknowledgement for the first time on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Delta council opens first meeting with Indigenous land acknowledgement

Acknowledgment will be read at the start of each council/committee meeting and City of Delta event

Delta council began with an Indigenous land acknowledgement for the first time on Monday, May 10, 2021.
Surrey council on May 10, 2021 approved the Darts Hill Neighbourhood Concept Plan. (surrey.ca screenshot)

‘Desperately needed’ NCP for South Surrey’s Darts Hill neighbourhood approved

‘Potential housing for 10,000 people’ in 130-hectare space, says mayor

Surrey council on May 10, 2021 approved the Darts Hill Neighbourhood Concept Plan. (surrey.ca screenshot)
Linda Annis, Aug. 12, 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Council sinks Annis’s call for independent auditor general for Surrey

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

Linda Annis, Aug. 12, 2020. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Surrey city hall. (File photo)

Surrey council gets into row over policing transition as frustration boils over

‘You are not a very good example of a mayor,’ Pettigrew tells McCallum

Surrey city hall. (File photo)
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

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

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