Bylaws

A view of Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Surrey man fighting city hall over ‘crazy’ drilling

‘The shockwaves impact you, you know, not only the sound,’ Richard Porta says

 

Eli Gagne holds up his phone on Aug. 12, 2021 with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Pigs as pets: B.C. man starts petition following death of illegal pet pig Hamson

Eli Gagne wants to change FVRD bylaw after pet pig was re-homed and died 4 hours later

 

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

 

An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Illegal dumping up 15% in Surrey since pandemic began

Surrey council approves ‘enhancement’ of fines and enforcement

An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey City Hall, pictured in April 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey City Hall, pictured in April 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo)

Judge hears Surrey political sign bylaw staff-driven, not by ‘animus,’ council or mayor

Lawyer representing Surrey argues constitutional challenge brought forward for ‘political purposes’ and is a ‘manufactured dispute’

Statue of Lady Justice at Vancouver courthouse. (File photo)
Remnants of a once-proud monkey puzzle tree on Lilac Drive sit in a bin after it was felled on March 1. The City of Surrey confirmed that it was a protected tree and that fines and fees can be imposed for infractions of the city’s Tree Protection Bylaw. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey residents outraged over removal of protected tree

Monkey puzzle tree on Lilac Drive was at least 45 years old

Remnants of a once-proud monkey puzzle tree on Lilac Drive sit in a bin after it was felled on March 1. The City of Surrey confirmed that it was a protected tree and that fines and fees can be imposed for infractions of the city’s Tree Protection Bylaw. (Contributed photo)
A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)

Petition calls for B.C. capital to enforce noise bylaw on Freedom Convoy

More than 600 people sign online petition, which says constant honking affecting residents

A petition, with hundreds of signatures, wants to see those violating Victoria’s noise bylaw at convoy events get ticketed. Pictured are vehicles driving through downtown on route to the B.C. legislature for a demonstration against pandemic health measures. (Black Press Media file photo)
A tree branch that fell into Susan Horel’s yard and smashed her fence. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Woman speaking out after a 100-foot tree severely damaged in her neighbour’s yard

Susan Horel says the work was done in an unsafe way that endangered residents

A tree branch that fell into Susan Horel’s yard and smashed her fence. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The City of White Rock is adopting a process used by more than 100 other BC communities in which bylaw infraction tickets could be presented (and disputed) by mail. (File photo)

White Rock council adopts new bylaw enforcement approach

Once approved by the province, the city could mail out tickets

The City of White Rock is adopting a process used by more than 100 other BC communities in which bylaw infraction tickets could be presented (and disputed) by mail. (File photo)
File photo The felling of two mature Douglas Fir ‘eagle trees’ on Oxford Street, just south of Prospect Avenue, in June of 2019, prompted a review that led to a new tree protection bylaw just approved by White Rock council. (File photo)

White Rock council adopts stringent tree protection bylaw

Questions provoked by 2019 felling of ‘eagle trees’ led to thorough review

File photo The felling of two mature Douglas Fir ‘eagle trees’ on Oxford Street, just south of Prospect Avenue, in June of 2019, prompted a review that led to a new tree protection bylaw just approved by White Rock council. (File photo)
Signage promoting inclusivity in housing has been removed from property at 151 Street and 20 Avenue. (Doug Tennant twitter photo)

Timing of order to remove South Surrey inclusive-housing sign ‘interesting’

‘Who was offended by a sign supporting an inclusive and healthy community?’

Signage promoting inclusivity in housing has been removed from property at 151 Street and 20 Avenue. (Doug Tennant twitter photo)
Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)

Big, fat ferris-wheel wedding awakens residents’ ire in Surrey

Surrey RCMP says city bylaws officers will be paying the newlyweds a visit today

Surrey wedding, complete with full-sized ferris wheel, kept a lot of residents up last night. (Facebook image)
A decision to suspend White Rock’s tree management policy for city lands for a single case on Semiahmoo Avenue should not be viewed as a precedent, Coun. Erika Johanson said. (Google Street View image)

White Rock council tree management suspension a ‘one-time motion’

Councillors responds to resident’s plea that current trees are not part of ‘historic ambience’

A decision to suspend White Rock’s tree management policy for city lands for a single case on Semiahmoo Avenue should not be viewed as a precedent, Coun. Erika Johanson said. (Google Street View image)
Eli Gagne holds up his phone with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed recently as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

‘Like having a small child’: Illegal pet pig in Chilliwack dies hours after being re-homed

Owner aims to change bylaw following death of miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson

Eli Gagne holds up his phone with a photo of his miniature pot-bellied pig Hamson who had to be re-homed recently as Fraser Valley Regional District bylaws do not permit livestock as pets within a residence or on real property. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Earlier this month, a vehicle became wedged between two boulders after the driver attempted to leave the parking lot at Blackie Spit Park after hours. With the gate locked, the driver drove the car down a pedestrian pathway before getting stuck. (Surrey RCMP photo)

Trapped vehicle in Blackie Spit Park highlights Crescent Beach residents’ concerns

Surrey RCMP ramping up patrols in light of complaints, bylaw infractions

Earlier this month, a vehicle became wedged between two boulders after the driver attempted to leave the parking lot at Blackie Spit Park after hours. With the gate locked, the driver drove the car down a pedestrian pathway before getting stuck. (Surrey RCMP photo)
Recycling day in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey says no to fining residents for putting wrong items in disposal bins

Council rejects corporate report recommending penalties and fines be issued for garbage, recycling and organics contamination

Recycling day in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
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Surrey approves new rules, fines for drug and alcohol recovery homes

Report before Surrey council Monday, April 12 called on politicians to amend city’s business license bylaw

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