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B.C. city approves plan to relocate 100 peacocks

B.C. city approves plan to relocate 100 peacocks

The plan also mean fines for anyone who feeds or houses the bird

B.C. city approves plan to relocate 100 peacocks
Joey sits on his new bed in his new room, one of 160 temporary modular suites set up to house the homeless in Whalley. (Photo: Amy Reid)

Homeless people living on ‘Surrey Strip’ move into modular housing

BC Housing says 160 homeless people are being moved into temporary Whalley suites from June 19 to 21

Joey sits on his new bed in his new room, one of 160 temporary modular suites set up to house the homeless in Whalley. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Surrey RCMP called in its Explosive Device Unit after a Mountie came across a “suspicious item” near the emergency shelter on 135A Street. (Photos: Shane Mackichan)

VIDEO: Explosive Device Unit detonates ‘suspicious item’ on Surrey’s 135A Street

Some tent city campers were ‘removed or asked to leave,’ as Surrey RCMP investigated

Surrey RCMP called in its Explosive Device Unit after a Mountie came across a “suspicious item” near the emergency shelter on 135A Street. (Photos: Shane Mackichan)
Shayne Williams is executive director of Lookout Emergency Aid Society, which runs the SafePoint supervised consumption site on 135A Street. (Photo: Amy Reid)

VIDEO: Fraser Health’s first safe consumption site is one year old today

After more than 60,000 visits and hundreds of overdose reversals, not a single death reported at 135A Street site

Shayne Williams is executive director of Lookout Emergency Aid Society, which runs the SafePoint supervised consumption site on 135A Street. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Premier John Horgan. (Photo/Black Press Files)

Horgan announces first ‘urgent primary care centre’ in Surrey

New ‘team-based’ facilities aim to reduce emergency room congestion and connect more people to doctors

Premier John Horgan. (Photo/Black Press Files)
Bylaw officer assaulted in B.C. suburb over peacock complaint

Bylaw officer assaulted in B.C. suburb over peacock complaint

Surrey RCMP say a man was arrested and released as investigation into assault on peace officer continues

Bylaw officer assaulted in B.C. suburb over peacock complaint
IHIT has identified the victims of Monday’s double homicide as Jaskaran (Jesse) Singh Bhangal, 17 (top), and Jaskarn (Jason) Singh Jhutty, 16. (RCMP handout)

Two teenage boys dead in late-night shooting in South Surrey

Homicide victims ‘targeted’ but not known to police: IHIT

IHIT has identified the victims of Monday’s double homicide as Jaskaran (Jesse) Singh Bhangal, 17 (top), and Jaskarn (Jason) Singh Jhutty, 16. (RCMP handout)
Surrey Creep Catchers President Ryan LaForge. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Creep Catchers prez ‘done with citizens arrests’ but not ‘stings’ after pleading guilty to assault

LaForge said he’s slowing down and instead of so many ‘stings’ wants to focus on law reform to keep pedophiles in jail longer

Surrey Creep Catchers President Ryan LaForge. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Surrey RCMP Sergeant Mike Sanchez talks to Grade 7 students in Fraser Heights as part of the RCMP’s Shattering the Image program designed to stop young people from entering gangs.

VIDEO: The inspiration behind a gang presentation in elementary schools

FIRST IN A SERIES: One Mountie’s tale of recognizing youth recruitment in gangs, and how Surrey RCMP are trying to stop it

Surrey RCMP Sergeant Mike Sanchez talks to Grade 7 students in Fraser Heights as part of the RCMP’s Shattering the Image program designed to stop young people from entering gangs.
One of the many peacocks that reside in Surrey’s Sullivan Heights neighbourhood. (Photo: Amy Reid)

UPDATE: B.C. man says he illegally cut peacock tree out of desperation

While homeowner says city’s inaction left him no choice, Surrey councillor not giving up on finding solution

One of the many peacocks that reside in Surrey’s Sullivan Heights neighbourhood. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Rich Coleman is currently a Liberal MLA for the Langley East riding. He is denying rumours that he’s eyeing the mayor’s chair in Surrey. (File photo)

Former B.C. housing minister denies rumours he’s eyeing Surrey mayor’s chair

Langley MLA Rich Coleman says he ‘got a kick’ out of rumours

Rich Coleman is currently a Liberal MLA for the Langley East riding. He is denying rumours that he’s eyeing the mayor’s chair in Surrey. (File photo)
The SPCA is reminding owners to not leave their pets in hot cars. (File photo)

If you see a dog in a hot car, don’t break in: SPCA

People are being discouraged from smashing windows to free animals. The SPCA has tips on what else you can do.

The SPCA is reminding owners to not leave their pets in hot cars. (File photo)
(File photo)

‘Distraught’ person led to Port Mann Bridge closure, police say

RCMP say the person was ‘safely apprehended’ and taken to hospital

(File photo)
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (Black Press)

Province’s $6.5M will help women escape violence, Public Safety Minister announces

Mike Farnworth made the funding announcement in Surrey Friday morning

B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth (Black Press)
Kellen McElwee went missing 10 years ago. (Photo: Police handout)

VIDEO: Family asks for help finding remains of Surrey man missing for 10 years

Police suspect foul play in Kellen McElwee’s disappearance a decade ago

Kellen McElwee went missing 10 years ago. (Photo: Police handout)
Screenshot of a video posted to Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Facebook page on April 13.

VIDEO: Swimming beaver caught on camera at B.C. university

Footage shows the critter hanging out in a pool of water and cleaning itself at the water’s edge

Screenshot of a video posted to Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Facebook page on April 13.
(Photo: Nightshift Street Ministries)

First-ever youth homeless count kicks off in Metro Vancouver today

It’s hoped more youth will be captured over a ‘targeted’ nine-day count, in an effort to better advocate for support

(Photo: Nightshift Street Ministries)
John Volken is the driving force behind the $80-million John Volken Academy in Surrey, which helps people struggling with addiction rebuild their lives. (Photo: Amy Reid)

Volken addiction treatment centre in B.C. turns ‘takers into givers’

Philanthropist opens up about motivations for opening a Surrey recovery academy amid opioid crisis

John Volken is the driving force behind the $80-million John Volken Academy in Surrey, which helps people struggling with addiction rebuild their lives. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Fraser Health issued an alert Tuesday, following a spike in reported overdose deaths in Surrey. File photo

Surrey overdose spike caught by fire department ‘cluster’ tracker

Fraser Health issues warning after at least eight overdoses were reported in a four-hour period Tuesday

Fraser Health issued an alert Tuesday, following a spike in reported overdose deaths in Surrey. File photo
Minister of Health Adrian Dix (centre). (Photo: Black Press file photo)

Improving access to MRIs is ‘an important step,’ says Hospital Employees’ Union

Union says the move puts B.C.’s health care system ‘firmly on the road to renewal’

Minister of Health Adrian Dix (centre). (Photo: Black Press file photo)