City of Surrey

Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke and Surrey Police Service Chief Constable Norm Lipinski. (File photos)

Mayor Brenda Locke to run Surrey Police Board meeting Wednesday

She was sworn in as its chairwoman on Nov. 24

 

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Surrey forecasts ‘significant shortfall’ of $20.9M for policing operations

Otherwise, city’s manager of finance Kam Grewal reports city’s financial position ‘stable’ at end of third quarter

 

Pardeep Kooner, Surrey city councillor. (Photo: PerlaFaschowayPhotography)

Pardeep Kooner looking at the long term

Rookie councillor wants to focus on developing 30-year-financial plan

 

Surrey city hall. (File photo)

Council votes 5-4 to recruit new Surrey Ethics Commissioner

Vancouver lawyer Reece Harding’s term ended last July. He was Surrey’s first commissioner

Surrey city hall. (File photo)
Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards, in charge of the Surrey RCMP, addresses Surrey city council during its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 28. (Screen shot)

Top Surrey Mountie says RCMP path forward ‘remarkably simple’

Surrey Police Union fear-mongering, Edwards says

Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards, in charge of the Surrey RCMP, addresses Surrey city council during its regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 28. (Screen shot)
Newly elected Surrey city councillor Gordon Hepner outside his notary public office in South Surrey on Nov. 16, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

An ‘old soul’ new to the political arena, Hepner follows mother’s footsteps to Surrey City Hall

Manitoba-born notary public wants to steer the city away from ‘the last government’s reputation’

Newly elected Surrey city councillor Gordon Hepner outside his notary public office in South Surrey on Nov. 16, 2022. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum talks to media after being found not guilty of public mischief Monday (Nov. 21). (Photo: Anna Burns)

Former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum found not guilty of public mischief

Judge Reginald Harris delivered his verdict in Surrey provincial court Monday

Former Surrey mayor Doug McCallum talks to media after being found not guilty of public mischief Monday (Nov. 21). (Photo: Anna Burns)
Surrey mayor-elect Brenda Locke and Surrey Police Service Chief Constable Norm Lipinski. (File photos)

OUR VIEW: So much for local control of Surrey policing

City council and the Surrey Police Board need telescopes to see eye to eye

  • Nov 17, 2022
Surrey mayor-elect Brenda Locke and Surrey Police Service Chief Constable Norm Lipinski. (File photos)
Frank Bucholtz column

AND FRANKLY: Policing transition vote a ‘momentous step’ in Surrey politics

Monday night’s vote on the Surrey policing transition was a momentous step.…

  • Nov 17, 2022
Frank Bucholtz column
The Harmony project is proposed for the current site of Peninsula Estates, in the 15100-block of 20 Avenue. (File photo)

Surrey endorses land consolidation agreement for Harmony project

Public hearing set for Nov. 28 for affordable and supported rental housing development

The Harmony project is proposed for the current site of Peninsula Estates, in the 15100-block of 20 Avenue. (File photo)
Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke and former mayor Doug McCallum. (File photos)

Locke apologizes to 7 residents banned from council chambers on McCallum’s watch

‘These individuals had to endure the adversity of standing up for their rights to participate in the decision-making process of the City of Surrey,’ Locke said

Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke and former mayor Doug McCallum. (File photos)
The RCMP logo outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Surrey approves police dispatch service agreement with White Rock

Call centre help has been on monthly contract since last agreement expired

The RCMP logo outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Outside council chambers, inside Surrey city hall. (File photo)

Surrey council tackles 1,900 homes proposed for North Surrey at its first meeting

This was at Surrey city council’s first public hearing Monday, Nov. 14

Outside council chambers, inside Surrey city hall. (File photo)
MetroCreative photo.

Surrey’s extreme weather ‘action plan’ for winter has 140 shelter spaces in 7 locations

‘I’m really quite fearful we’re going to be short of space this winter,’ Coun. Linda Annis says

MetroCreative photo.
Surrey City Hall. (File photo: Anna Burns)

Surrey council votes 5-4 to maintain Surrey RCMP as city’s police department

City staff will instruct the Surrey Police Service on behalf of council ‘to pause all new hiring and expenditures pending further Council direction’

Surrey City Hall. (File photo: Anna Burns)
First-term Surrey city councillor Mike Bose on his family’s turkey farm, on 156 Street. “There are very few turkey farms left in Surrey now, we’re talking about four,” Bose said on Nov. 2, 2022. “This is one of the largest now. Total, there’s 9,400 (turkeys) in one and over there, 9,000 birds, right now. The big birds go to market tonight.” (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Mike Bose knows farming and politics, and ‘now the real work starts’ at Surrey City Hall

At ‘the big table’ now, he’s the latest family member elected in Surrey, and gets advice from uncle Bob, former mayor

First-term Surrey city councillor Mike Bose on his family’s turkey farm, on 156 Street. “There are very few turkey farms left in Surrey now, we’re talking about four,” Bose said on Nov. 2, 2022. “This is one of the largest now. Total, there’s 9,400 (turkeys) in one and over there, 9,000 birds, right now. The big birds go to market tonight.” (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Surrey Mountie and Surrey Police Service officer serving side-by-side. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)

Pledge sees 275 of 293 Surrey Police Service officers reject crossing over to RCMP

Surrey Police Union says 94% of its members have ‘No Intention’ of joining RCMP if SPS ceases to exist. But Mayor Brenda Locke says ‘We’ve got to get beyond the back-and-forth’

Surrey Mountie and Surrey Police Service officer serving side-by-side. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)
Santa tosses candy canes into the crowd during a previous edition of Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Santa tosses candy canes into the crowd during a previous edition of Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Doug McCallum enters Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)

Doug McCallum’s lawyer characterizes former Surrey mayor as victim of ‘toxic fanaticism’

McCallum didn’t testify at his public mischief trial in Surrey provincial court

Doug McCallum enters Surrey provincial court. (Photo: Anna Burns)
Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke gives her inaugural address Monday night after being sworn in at city hall.

New Surrey city council is sworn-in

Mayor Brenda Locke and Councillors Linda Annis, Harry Bains, Mike Bose, Doug Elford, Gordon Hepner, Pardeep Kooner, Mandeep Nagra and Rob Stutt took their oath

Surrey Mayor Brenda Locke gives her inaugural address Monday night after being sworn in at city hall.