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Surrey council members separated by plexiglass, with Coun. Brenda Locke, who says she is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 sitting to the right of Coun. Doug Elford, who says he too is fully vaccinated, and to the left of Coun. Steven Pettigrew, who refuses to reveal his vaccination status. (Screen shot)

Surrey Coun. Brenda Locke fears sitting beside Coun. Steven Pettigrew, who refuses to say if he’s vaccinated

If he is not vaccinated, Locke said, ‘I don’t want to sit by him. We sit so close together.’ Pettigrew could not be reached for comment

 

Surrey Coun. Brenda Locke. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Safe Surrey Coalition defeats two more Brenda Locke motions

These involved SkyTrain extension details, and letting residents participate in public hearings by phone

 

Panorama residents are voicing opposition to a development proposal for greenspace in their neighborhood. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Panorama residents rail against application to develop on greenspace

Public hearing set before city council on Nov. 8, for the property at 13190 64 Ave.

 

White Rock’s mayor is to deliver two State of the City addresses on Nov. 16, 2021. (File photo)

White Rock mayor to deliver ‘State of the City’ addresses Nov. 16

Pair of events aimed at providing updates from business, community perspective

White Rock’s mayor is to deliver two State of the City addresses on Nov. 16, 2021. (File photo)
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey must grow properly, with balance

Balance needs to be struck between land development and livability

  • Oct 21, 2021
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Surrey City Councillor Mandeep Nagra. (Submitted photo)

Surrey councillor denies conflict of interest in property deal

Mandeep Nagra said his family didn’t know bowling alley was up for sale until months after he voted in support of 84th Avenue road project

Surrey City Councillor Mandeep Nagra. (Submitted photo)
Seed & Stone plans to open a cannabis retail store in the old Giraffe Restaurant building. (Seed & Stone rendering)

Future of White Rock cannabis shop now in hands of Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch

Council gave final reading to Seed & Stone temporary use permit at its Sept. 20 meeting

Seed & Stone plans to open a cannabis retail store in the old Giraffe Restaurant building. (Seed & Stone rendering)
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LETTERS: Regardless of how council members vote, they are leaving a legacy

Their names will always be attached for good or ill

  • Sep 30, 2021
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White Rock council has given third reading to the bylaw amendment that enables official renaming of Marine Lane – the laneway stretching behind Marine Drive, between Martin and Finlay Streets – to ‘Cosmic Alley.’ (Aaron Hinks file photo)

White Rock’s ‘Cosmic Alley’ one step closer to official status

Bylaw amendment to enable renaming received third reading Sept. 20

White Rock council has given third reading to the bylaw amendment that enables official renaming of Marine Lane – the laneway stretching behind Marine Drive, between Martin and Finlay Streets – to ‘Cosmic Alley.’ (Aaron Hinks file photo)
White Rock council in March endorsed moving ahead with a Centre Street walkway. (File photo)

Encroachments a ‘tender’ issue in White Rock’s Centre Street Walkway project

City staff say some residents having a difficult time with design of hillside pedestrian corridor

White Rock council in March endorsed moving ahead with a Centre Street walkway. (File photo)
A sign posted to a tree in Maccaud Park urges people to email White Rock City Council and oppose the construction of pickleball courts in the park. (Contributed file photo)

PHOTOS: Council approves ‘refresher’ of White Rock’s Maccaud Park

$140,000 project to add benches, picnic tables and plantings

A sign posted to a tree in Maccaud Park urges people to email White Rock City Council and oppose the construction of pickleball courts in the park. (Contributed file photo)
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COLUMN: Council meeting ban may come back to haunt Safe Surrey Coalition

Charter of Rights and municipal procedure issues at play

  • Sep 22, 2021
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Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Council approves South Surrey parkland purchase

Property is first of six eyed for neighbourhood park in Semiahmoo Town Centre

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
A conceptual drawing of a large plaza on the north side of the future 160th Street SkyTrain station. (Image: surrey.ca)
A conceptual drawing of a large plaza on the north side of the future 160th Street SkyTrain station. (Image: surrey.ca)
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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
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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)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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)