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Inside Viewpoint Arts & Life Sports Classifieds 2012 KIA OPTIMA LX North Delta CASH PRICE $ Students bring together melting pot of local talent in effort to raise $10,000 for cancer 14, 15 17 49 53 19,850 70 SEE PAGE 11 #3333 for more great deals “It’s all good at Applewood!” Vehicle may not be exactly as illustrated. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012 YOUR NO. 1 SOURCE FOR NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER AND ENTERTAINMENT THENOWNEWSPAPER.COM DL#10659 112912 604-800-8706 FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @THENOWNEWSPAPER New gaming centre White Rock council says casino not its concern Christopher Poon Now staff Twitter @questionchris Drunk driving Red ribbons honour victims Tom Zytaruk Now staff Twitter @tomzytaruk Project Red Ribbon was launched Wednesday at Surrey City Hall to remind people of the damage drunk driving does and to remember those who’ve been killed or injured. City officials as well as Surrey Mounties, firefighters, representatives of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and other emergency first responders in the region participated in the ceremony. Project Red Ribbon is a signature campaign of MADD and will run until Jan. 7. It encourages people to attach a red ribbon to their vehicle, key chain, purse, briefcase or backpack to show their commitment to “safe and sober driving.” “The red ribbon is a tribute to honour those killed or injured in impaired driving crashes, and is a visual reminder of the destructive and often deadly consequences of driving while impaired,” Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts stated in a press release. “The numbers show many people are still choosing to take a chance by driving under the influence, and we’re asking people to make a conscious decision to drive sober during the holiday season and throughout the year.” 2012 MAZDA 3 $105 BIWEEKLY* TAXES INC. $15,995 DL2555 * 4.99% on 96 mths OAC **Available on all Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles STK#12P1771 CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED Ask about Oil Changes For Life** surrey’s home of zoo}-zoo}! freeway mazda 154th St & 104th Ave, Surrey 60460 4-22 227 7- 5579 112912 Surrey firefighters tie red ribbons to a fire truck at the Project Red Ribbon campaign launch at Surrey City Hall on Wednesday. The campaign reminds people about the dangers of drunk driving. (Photo: KEVIN HILL) White Rock council will not take an official stance on the proposed South Surrey casino, despite the City of Surrey asking it to do so. The decision was made at Monday’s council meeting following the receipt of a letter from the City of Surrey requesting comment on the project due to its “close proximity to White Rock.” However, council opted to receive the letter and offered no further comment on the matter. When asked why there would be no official stance taken, Mayor Wayne Baldwin said the project was more of a Surrey issue, and that it would not be a major concern to White Rock. “We might gain some benefit from it if some customers who stay in the hotel or make use of the convention centre might wish to come down to our waterfront or perhaps to the upper town area but that would be about it,” said Baldwin. “Otherwise all the benefits flow to Surrey, financially, and it’s far enough away from us that it doesn’t have an immediate effect and there won’t be any transportation issues.” The only thing White Rock council could offer its take on would be the morality of gambling coming to the area, said Baldwin. “But we’re not going to get into that.” If the project were closer than the proposed site at 168th Street and 10th Avenue though, Baldwin said council might have been more inclined to speak out about the issue.

Surrey Now November 29 2012

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