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Surrey councillor claims rec centres being kept closed to fund police transition

The status of Surrey’s recreation centres has become the latest battleground in the war of words over the Surrey police transition.

Coun. Linda Annis, a vocal critic of the police transition, is accusing the city of keeping the facilities closed indefinitely in order to keep money available for the switch from the Surrey RCMP to a municipal police force. 430 more words

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Woman robbed, sexually assaulted near Surrey SkyTrain station: RCMP

Surrey RCMP is warning the public after a woman was allegedly robbed and sexually assaulted near the King George SkyTrain station Friday night.

Police say the woman was walking towards Fraser Highway under the Expo Line around 10:45 p.m, when a man approached her with a weapon. 146 more words

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Weaving Gently

Nature is always a mixture of ingredients, like colours combining on an artist’s brush. I sometimes feel that this reality is lost in zoos; a lion or even a tree neatly separated from its ecosystem and labelled within a cage is out of context and makes very limited sense. 171 more words

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Surrey residents trash city over 'worsening' illegal dump sites

Toilets, mattresses, old filing cabinets and used syringes: it’s not the kind of debris Wes Jones wants to see lying around his neighbourhood.

Jones and members of the community advocacy group ACORN are calling on the City of Surrey to crack down on illegal dumping, showing one such site — laden with the aforementioned garbage — on Friday. 259 more words

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B.C. city in rare position to redefine policing amid calls for defunding

One of British Columbia’s largest cities is in a unique position to redefine policing at a time when anti-racism advocates are calling for an overhaul. 974 more words

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Surrey mayor recovering after 'health concern' requiring medical attention

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum is taking a few days off after receiving medical attention.

In a statement Tuesday night, McCallum said he experienced a health concern over the weekend that required medical attention. 127 more words

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