TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012 YOUR NO. 1 SOURCE FOR NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER AND ENTERTAINMENT THENOWNEWSPAPER.COM FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @THENOWNEWSPAPER S U R R E Y - N O R T H D E LTA E D I T I O N CALL DIRECT & SAVE 604-542-0102 | Inside Viewpoint Community Sports Classifieds 10, 11 13 27 29 White Rock Education Community Surrey and Delta school boards name new leaders A Vancouver Canuck hockey legend surprises Surrey students 26 4 Santa supports Surrey firefighters 121812 Stay at the Ocean • Corporate Events • Deluxe Rooms • Jacuzzi Suites Drunk driving ‘You left my daughter to die in the street’ Heartbreaking sentencing hearing gets underway in Surrey court Tom Zytaruk Surrey firefighters, staff and friends visit with Santa on Sunday during an Adopt-A-Family gathering at Tong Louie Family YMCA. The annual event is part of an initiative of Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society’s family and youth program, which provides food and gifts to low-income Surrey families at Christmas. For more photos of Christmas-related events in Surrey, see page 13. (Photo: GORD GOBLE) Surrey Council passes five-year budget Brandon Kostinuk Now contributor Surrey city council passed the final adoption of Surrey’s five-year budget plan Monday morning, meaning residents will pay 2.9 per cent more in general taxes and $148 more in secondary suite fees. The budget notes that increases to drainage and sewer fees, water charges, plus the one per cent road levy and the 2.9 per cent general tax increase would add up to $98.36 per household annually. Plus, owners of homes with secondary suites will now have to fork over $395 per year. The service fee increase is expected to bump up the annual revenue generated by it to $10 million from $7 million. The city also plans to invest an estimated $42 million in numerous capital projects, including repairs to Newton Athletic Park, a Cloverdale youth park and a multipurpose space in Fleetwood. The bulk of the money will go toward budgeting Guildford Pool. Now staff Twitter @tomzytaruk Markita Kaulius held up a shredded softball uniform, that trauma doctors had to cut off of her 22-year-old daughter’s mangled body, for Natasha Leigh Warren to see. “That’s all I have left to hang onto,” the grief-stricken Surrey mother sobbed. “You left my daughter to die in the street.” Warren, 34, from North Delta is being sentenced in Surrey provincial court after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death, failing to remain at the scene of a crash and driving with Natasha Warren a blood alcohol content over the legal limit causing death, in connection with the May 3, 2011 collision that killed Kassandra Marie Kaulius, 22, of Surrey. The sentencing hearing continues today. On Monday both families cried much and often as the court heard one heartbreaking victim impact statement after another, from Kaulius’ family. see FAMILIES › page 3 CASH BONUS ON JEWELLERY WITH THIS COUPON Expires Dec. 31 ‘12 Canada’s trusted neighbourhood gold buyers www.SurreyGold.ca 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) 121812 SILVER, DIAMONDS AND COINS TOO!