Sony to close all its stores in Canada

Sony Corp. will close all 14 of its Sony Stores across Canada as the company continues to struggle to reshape its business.

The company made the announcement on Thursday in a memo to the employees of its stores — including its Ottawa location in the Bayshore Shopping Centre — telling them that the stores will cease operations within the next two months.

The company confirmed the news in a statement released to The Citizen.

“Over the next 6 to 8 weeks we are closing our Sony Stores in Canada and will redirect all of this business through our national network of Sony retailers, our online store … as well as through our Sony-trained Telesales team,” read the statement. “Our network of Sony authorized retailers offer a full range of Sony products and will be supported by our in-store Merchandisers and Product Trainers on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that our past customers have continued access to knowledgeable Sales consultants who can support their ongoing Sony electronics needs.

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Large turnout in Sullivan for first Neighbourhood Safety Presentation

On Monday evening, approximately 170 residents of the Sullivan community turned out for the Surrey RCMP’s first neighbourhood Engagement Presentation as part of its new Neighbourhood Safety Campaign.

Sullivan residents heard from Officer in Charge, C/Supt Bill Fordy, about current policing initiatives in their area, followed by presentations on auto theft and reporting crime, and a question and answer period with C/Supt Fordy. Those in attendance were also introduced to their local Newton District Commander, Sgt Marc Searle, who discussed ways that residents can get involved in making their neighbourhoods safer.

“I am grateful to the community of Sullivan for their openness to this new initiative,” says C/Supt Fordy. “I am committed to improving the Surrey RCMP’s proactive engagement with Surrey communities and Sullivan has shown that Surrey residents are eager to have these open dialogues with police.”

Monday’s presentation was the first in a series of Engagement Presentations designed to address crime concerns in specific neighbourhoods, and provide residents with information to mobilize their community and enhance safety in their neighbourhood.

Upcoming Engagement Presentations:

  • Clayton – February 5th at Katzie Elementary (6:30pm)
  • Morgan Crossing – February 12th at Morgan Elementary (6:30pm)
  • Whalley – February 24th at Forsyth Road Elementary (6:30pm)
  • Fleetwood – March 4th at Coast Meridian Elementary (6:30pm)

Registration and information for the Engagement Presentations is available at (click “Neighbourhood Safety Campaign” under “Policing Highlights”).

Police hunting for two Indo-Canadian men in connection with sexual assault on Burrard Street Bridge

Police are looking for two men who are believed to be responsible for the overnight sexual assault of a woman on the Burrard Street Bridge.

Around 2:45 a.m.,  on Jan 11, 2015 a 23-year-old Vancouver woman was walking south on the east side of the Burrard Street Bridge when she heard two men calling her from the west side. Continue reading Police hunting for two Indo-Canadian men in connection with sexual assault on Burrard Street Bridge

Linda Hepner named vice-chair of TransLink mayor’s council

SURREY — Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner has been named vice-chairwoman of the TransLink mayor’s council.

“I think it’s really important for Surrey,” she said. “We have a lot of skin in this game. There’s a lot at stake for Surrey in this.” She defeated Delta Mayor Lois Jackson for the job in a secret-ballot vote.