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A map of designated and undesignated Langara campus smoking areas - illustration by Audrey McKinnon Graphic Design Posters, Smoking, Cities, Floor Plans, Map, Illustration, Location Map, Illustrations, Maps

A map of designated and undesignated Langara campus smoking areas - illustration by Audrey McKinnon

City of Surrey a great place to call “work” Surrey, Great Places, Cities, People, People Illustration, City, Folk

City of Surrey a great place to call “work”

The City of Surrey was named a top employer for young people, according to a press release today. With 3,400 employees, Surrey has been one of B.C.’s top employers for the last eight years so…

Underused Agricultural Land Reserve study questioned by advisory committee Agricultural Land, Landing, Rings For Men, Study, This Or That Questions, Cas, Cities, Type, Men Rings

Underused Agricultural Land Reserve study questioned by advisory committee

While Surrey is the greenest major city in Canada in terms of its urban wildlife corridor that beats any other in the country and 7,800 acres of parks and wildlife areas, the city’s Agricultu…

What furnishings will a 'frugal' $ 5 million buy for Surrey's new City Hall? New City, Surrey, Frugal, Cities, Stuff To Buy, Budget, City

What furnishings will a ‘frugal’ $5 million buy for Surrey’s new City Hall?

Mayor Dianne Watts said last week the $4.7 million contract for furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) for the new City Hall is a “frugal” budget for 180,000 square feet. “W…

Will two new schools in Newton and Clayton serve their neighbourhoods enough? 10 Million Dollars, Construction Contract, Surrey, Elementary Schools, Cities, The Neighbourhood, Food, The Neighborhood, Primary School

Will two new schools in Newton and Clayton serve their neighbourhoods enough?

The Surrey school board awarded the construction contracts of two new elementary schools at last week’s board meeting. Both contracts of about 10 million dollars each are the follow-up of an …

 graduation requirements took centre stage in Surrey last week Surrey, Centre, Cities, Graduation, Stage, This Or That Questions, Moving On, City, College Graduation

B.C. graduation requirements took centre stage in Surrey last week

The graduation requirements for high schools are up for discussion in B.C. Last Wednesday, Surrey parents, students, school administration and district staff showed up to talk about where graduatio…

Umoja struggles to maintain high need for ESL classes for immigrants and refugees Refugee Organizations, Esl, Cities, City

Umoja struggles to maintain high need for ESL classes for immigrants and refugees

An African-focused immigrant and refugee organization is taking funds from youth and outreach programs to meet the high demand for English as a second language classes in Surrey. “We are having a l…

At-risk youth lingering by nightly food truck, a common place for prostitutes Youth Worker, At Risk Youth, Knowledge Is Power, Food Truck, Cities, The Past, Trucks, Places, Scientia Potentia Est

At-risk youth lingering by nightly food truck, a common place for prostitutes

For the past month, at-risk youth in Surrey have been gravitating to a local food truck that is a common hangout for prostitutes, according to one youth worker. “You can see a little bit of groomin…

Noisy heat pumps need a bylaw? Heat Pump, Cities, Pumps, Heat Pump System, Pumps Heels, Pump Shoes, City, Heel Boot, Slipper

Noisy heat pumps need a bylaw?

On Monday it was carried by city council to hear one Surrey fella, Edgardo Castaneda, “to address the noise that Heat Pumps produce when they are installed between houses.” He also want…

Can chocolate determine Canadian municipal politics too? Cities, Politics, Chocolate, Canning, Chocolates, Home Canning, Brown, City, Conservation

Can chocolate determine Canadian municipal politics too?

With Halloween revving up for the night, chocolate is on my mind. An interesting statistic in American politics says that the kind of chocolate you eat correlates with your political slant. The study kind of reminds me of the "hats cause cancer" study my gramma used to draw out for me as a child. She…