Dianne Watts

New Surrey council sworn in

Ceremony took place at Surrey's newest library on Monday night.

About 300 people gathered at Central City Library Monday night to see the new Surrey council sworn in, setting in motion the the elected officials’ three-year mandate.

Marched in by honour guard, Mayor Dianne Watts and her Surrey First Team – the first time a single slate has ruled Surrey councll – took the stage at Surrey’s newest library and were sworn in.

In her inaugural address, Watts said she would continue the “openness and transparency” at city hall that she has set in place over the last six years.

“We have really set the stage in that regard,” Watts said.

She also promised to allow a free vote amongst her council members, letting opposing views be known.

Council’s first meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 12.

Just Posted

White Rock Renegades ‘04 named national champs

Girls went undefeated at national tournament in Calgary

PHOTOS: Supercars parade to White Rock

More than a dozen cars were on display for the Drive Project

South Surrey woman promotes exercise to help fight Parkinson’s disease

‘This keeps me strong’ says Liz Holroyd Campbell, organizer of the 2019 Parkinson Superwalk

QUIZ: How much do you remember about Woodstock?

Weekend music festival in Bethel, New York, was held 50 years ago

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

Most Read

l -->