Monthly Archives: March 2015

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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,

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.

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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.