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North America's oldest Gurdwara offers a peek into the complex history of B.C.'s first Sikh settlers

The Gur Sikh Temple was built by Sikh settlers who arrived in B.C. more than 100 years ago, and is the oldest existing Gurdwara in North America.

Surrey lacks plan to house most vulnerable, experts warn

According to the City of Surrey's housing needs report, the city does not have enough below-market rental and subsidized housing for its Indigenous and homeless populations.

Vancouver's Plan A Real Estate fined $10,000 for using 'travel' leases to duck law

Vancouver's Plan A Real Estate Services has been fined $10,000 by the Residential Tenancy Branch for requiring tenants to sign lease agreements that it falsely claims aren't covered by B.C.'s tenancy laws.

Grassroots group's lawyer challenges Surrey's claim that amended bylaw does not ban political signs

Five months after members of the Keep the RCMP in Surrey grassroots group filed a B.C. Supreme Court petition calling for changes to the city's amended political signs bylaw, the hearings have concluded with a judgment reserved for a later date.

Wedding photographers frustrated by Surrey's new permit requirement for shoots at popular park

With almost 25 square kilometres of green space, Surrey has long offered picturesque locations for newlyweds to get memorable photos taken. But engaged couples and wedding photographers worry this is changing as the city brings in permit requirements for two popular spots for photo shoots. 

Surrey police transition plan calls for new officers to gradually replace Mounties

The Surrey Police Service and the Surrey RCMP announced a plan Thursday that will see the new force’s recruits work alongside and gradually replace Mounties currently policing the city.

Conserving water in Metro Vancouver still vital — even with cooler, wetter summer ahead, experts say

Although this summer is forecast to be cooler and wetter compared to 2021, experts say it's vital to conserve the water supply of Metro Vancouver, which is facing the increasing pressures of a growing population and a dwindling snowpack feeding reservoirs.

Hearing set for petition against Surrey's new rules on political signs

Four months after grassroots organization Keep the RCMP in Surrey filed a Supreme Court petition calling for the city to rescind amendments to its political signs bylaw, a hearing has been set for April 26 and 27.

Surrey talk show host's house attacked with baseball bats, windows smashed

Ashiana Khan, a Surrey-based radio host, says her house was attacked by three people on the night of April 13, 2022. Surrey RCMP told CBC they are investigating.

Surrey man shares rare book collection on Sikh, Punjab history online in bid to 'preserve the past'

Raj Singh Bhandall has been collecting rare and unique books and other artifacts about the last Sikh kingdom, Sikh history, and Indian history, which he now has started sharing with the public through his website.

Surrey's proposal for Bear Creek Park connector will result in fish deaths, DFO says

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans says construction of an 84th Avenue connector through Bear Creek Park will kill fish and it's asking the city to submit a new engineering proposal.

People trying to keep warm accidentally set Surrey store on fire, prompting calls for better shelters

After Ben's Appliances was accidentally set on fire by people who were trying to keep warm overnight, store owner Matt Notting is calling on the City of Surrey for better housing options.

Surrey's Vaisakhi parade cancelled while uncertainty looms over Vancouver's parade

Surrey Vaisakhi Parade has been cancelled for the third year in a row, while the Vancouver parade could go ahead but with major modifications.

Surrey students make blue and gold ribbons to raise money for Ukraine

Grade 9 students from LA Matheson School in Surrey are making gold and blue ribbons to raise funds for Ukraine.

Cloverdale Rodeo accused of discrimination in human rights complaint

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to hear a complaint against the Cloverdale Rodeo Association and City of Surrey alleging "hostile" conduct by management and a "demeaning" work environment. 

Surrey siblings using dance and comedy on TikTok to call out outdated cultural beliefs

Two siblings from Surrey, B.C., are aiming to bring some joy to a pandemic-weary world and challenge outdated cultural beliefs — one TikTok video at a time.
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International students in Metro Vancouver turn to food bank as prices keep climbing

Food insecurity is a growing issue for many international students as the prices for food, hosusing, tuition rise.

Surrey earns 'dishonourable mention' in Code of Silence Awards for barring people from council meeting

The award is presented by the Canadian Association of Journalists, Centre for Free Expression at Ryerson University and News Media Canada to call public attention to governments and publicly funded agencies that deny access to information.

How plants are helping students deal with pandemic anxiety in this Surrey classroom

A high school teacher in Surrey, B.C., is having her students grow and care for plants throughout term as a way to care for their mental health during the pandemic.

Swimming lessons dry up for Surrey kids as growing population, COVID issues fill facilities fast

As the City of Surrey continues to grow, many families say they are having trouble finding swimming lessons for their children and worry there aren't enough city-operated recreational facilities to accommodate a growing population.

Recording hate to fight hate — racism mapping tool launched in Surrey to help newcomers feel safe

A website designed to gather data around racism and hate incidents taking place in Surrey has been launched by a local immigration partnership made up of government, business, non-profit and community agencies.

New secondary school opens in South Surrey, the first in almost 30 years

School officials and B.C.'s Ministry of Education celebrated the official grand opening of Grandview Heights Secondary, the first secondary school to be built in South Surrey in more than 20 years.

Surrey family terrified after shots were fired at their home in apparent case of mistaken identity

RCMP say a letter was left on a car at the scene of the shooting for the intended target, who was linked to the home's previous owner.

Surrey moves to charge $10 for freedom-of-information requests, following province's lead

The City of Surrey could soon become the first municipality in the province to charge a $10 fee for freedom-to-information requests.

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