Spring Forward: Change your Clock and Test your Smoke Alarm!

Surrey, BC – City of Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis wishes to remind residents of the simple, life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. With clocks springing forward on Sunday, March 8th it’s a simple and effective reminder to make this potentially lifesaving check. Continue reading “Spring Forward: Change your Clock and Test your Smoke Alarm!”

Suspect Falls Asleep in Stolen Car, Another Caught with Loaded Gun

Abbotsford:The police in Abbotsford find a car thief fast  asleep in the stolen car.

The Police in Abbotsford received a phone call Friday at 5:50pm to report  a male passed out behind the wheel of a Honda Civic in the 33500 block of McCallum Place. Police arrived on scene and confirmed the vehicle as stolen. They then woke the suspect up and arrested him. A search of the vehicle resulted in locating several stolen documents and identification connected to recent thefts and break and enter incidents. Continue reading “Suspect Falls Asleep in Stolen Car, Another Caught with Loaded Gun”

Better Business Bureau’s Top 10 Scams for 2014

Vancouver, BC – Scammers, hackers and thieves are among us. The question is, how do we protect ourselves from those who would take our money, our identity and our sense of safety? Education is the key. Learning how to recognize scams and report them to the proper authorities is the surest way to defeat this often faceless enemy. Continue reading “Better Business Bureau’s Top 10 Scams for 2014”

Stephen Harper proposes bill to deny parole for some murderers

By Laura Payton, CBC News

People found guilty in some killings should have to serve life in prison with little or no chance of parole, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says. Continue reading “Stephen Harper proposes bill to deny parole for some murderers”

Harleen Sidhu named Second Team Canada West All-Star; plays last games this weekend

Surrey: Harleen Sidhu of Surrey, BC, a basketball player with UBC was named a Second Team Canada West league All-Star for her performance this year.

Harleen will play her final home games this weekend as UBC hosts the league’s Final Four championship tournament this Friday and Saturday.


$46,000 Raised in Support of the futures of At-Risk Youth in BC

Vancouver, BC On Thursday night, over 100 dedicated participants converged atop Mount Seymour for Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation’s ninth annual Moonlight Snowshoe fundraiser. The event was sponsored by Mount Seymour, White Spot Restaurants and 102.7 The Peak. The lack of snow did nothing to dim the enthusiasm of the evening, and what was meant to be a snowshoe turned into a moonlit hike along some of the North Shore’s most enchanting trails. Continue reading “$46,000 Raised in Support of the futures of At-Risk Youth in BC”

Parliamentary Secretary Gill Meets with CEO of Canadian SME TaraSpan in India

Delhi, India – Parm Gill, Canadian Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, (left) meets with Mike Manson, CEO and co-founder of TaraSpan, (right) and Parminder Singh, Vice President of Sales for North and South India of TaraSpan, to discuss challenges and opportunities for Canadian small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) doing business in India.

The meeting provided the opportunity for Parliamentary Secretary Gill to witness how TaraSpan, a facilitator of global technology trade between India and the rest of the world, is helping Canadian companies to access priority sectors in India, including information and communication technology and sustainable technologies. It also allowed Parliamentary Secretary Gill the opportunity to gain insight into the interests and concerns of Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises doing business in India.

Founded in Ottawa in 2005, TaraSpan is now a multinational company with four offices and more than 200 clients in India alone. One of Canada’s top business leaders, Sir Terry Matthews, is Taraspan’s chairman of the board.

India is a priority market under Canada’s Global Markets Action Plan, the government’s blueprint for creating jobs and opportunities for Canadians through trade.

Canada’s strong network of trade support in India includes eight Canadian trade commissioner offices and five EDC representatives.

Parliamentary Secretary Gill is in Delhi and Chandigarh, India, from March 2 to 5, 2015.

Shots Fired at Indo-Canadian home in Abbotsford on Southern Drive

Abbotsford:On Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:30 pm, the Abbotsford Police Department responded to reports of shots fired in the 31400 block of Southern Drive. APD officers arrived on scene and located several bullets and casings in the area. Fortunately, there was no indication of any person being injured. Neighbours reported hearing vehicles flee from the residential street quickly after the sound of gunfire. Continue reading “Shots Fired at Indo-Canadian home in Abbotsford on Southern Drive”

What’s on tap at SFU’s Surrey campus Global Community Open House 2015

3-D printed web-enabled drone and an elephant toothpaste demonstration among the many showcases

It will be hands on and high energy when Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus rolls out its annual Global Community Open House on Wednesday, March 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Continue reading “What’s on tap at SFU’s Surrey campus Global Community Open House 2015”

Surrey RCMP and partners inviting youth to step up

The Surrey RCMP, Surrey School District, and City of Surrey are inviting Surrey youth to share how they are making a positive difference in their neighbourhoods and schools with the External link, opens in a new window2015 Youth Surrey Steps Up initiative. Continue reading “Surrey RCMP and partners inviting youth to step up”