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Inside Christmas section HAS ARRIVED IN SURREY! ‘Tis the season in Surrey and Delta for tree lightings, truck parades, craft fairs and art sales 10, 11 13 35 38 Viewpoint Community Sports Classifieds 21 $ 13,998 604-696-3763 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012 YOUR NO. 1 SOURCE FOR NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER AND ENTERTAINMENT THENOWNEWSPAPER.COM 112712 6280 Scott Road, Surrey FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @THENOWNEWSPAPER Whalley New shelter has developer anxious But emergency weather facility is only temporary, Mayor Dianne Watts says Tom Zytaruk Now staff Twitter @tomzytaruk A major land developer who has built millions of dollars worth of condominiums in Whalley will be watching carefully what impact a 40-bed emergency shelter will have on his residential projects. Charan Sethi is president of the Tien Sher Charan Sethi Group of Companies, which has built four fourstorey condominium buildings containing 472 suites. The Quattro buildings are two short blocks away from where the shelter will open. Sethi, who has been a driving force in the effort to make Whalley’s downtown a better place to live, is nervous. “Of course I’m concerned, if things go out of control,” he said. “We still have to deal with these people. They need to go somewhere.” But, Sethi added, proper measures need to be put in place to contain it so people aren’t running around with shopping carts. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts said the shelter, at 10708 136A St., will open soon. “It’s not permanent,” she said. Watts said the shelter, which will provide homeless people with a place to stay in bad winter weather, will be re-evaluated in the spring. It’s expected to stay open until May. Watts said there was no requirement for public consultation on the opening of the shelter because it’s temporary and “we (council) are not changing any land use.” Meantime, Sethi said he will sit on a social planning committee that will consider the impact the shelter has on the area. “I’ve been asked to be on the committee,” he said. “I want to make sure I get to say my piece.” Drunk driving Shoes pile up as sober reminder Members of Families for Justice stand outside Surrey provincial courthouse Saturday afternoon while holding images of their loved ones who they lost to drunk driving. The group is calling for tougher drunk driving laws. (Photo: NATHAN COMBS) Tom Zytaruk Now staff Twitter @tomzytaruk Families of people who were killed by drunk drivers set up more than 1,800 pairs of shoes outside Surrey provincial court on Saturday in an effort to remind the rest of us not to drink before we get behind the wheel. Each pair of shoes represented a person who had been killed here in Canada. A sign poking out of a small hill of shoes that were separated from the rest carried the ominous question, “Who’s next?” The event, staged by Families For Justice, was called “Remembering Someone Special” and its intent was to give people a poignant visual reminder, in the weeks before the Christmas holidays, of the damage caused by drinking and driving. see FAMILIES › page 6 CASH BONUS ON JEWELLERY WITH THIS COUPON Expires Nov. 30 ‘12 Canada’s trusted neighbourhood gold buyers SURREY NOW OPEN ! 604.582.GOLD(4653) 120-10362 King George Hwy %8.319 78!2(3' "4#2&6# 5 *40 +-4#2&6# 5 *.! )$81,/ VANCOUVER 604-876-GOLD(4653) NORTH VANCOUVER 604.984.GOLD(4653) RICHMOND 604.273.GOLD(4653) VICTORIA 250.385.GOLD(4653) 112712 SILVER, DIAMONDS AND COINS TOO!

Surrey Now November 27 2012

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