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Mayor ‘not commenting’ on poll commissioned by National Police Federation Tom Zytaruk tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

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n an exclusive sit-down with the ‘Now-Leader,’ Surrey’s new top cop Brian Edwards talks about what it’s like being at the helm of Canada’s largest RCMP detachment during what is proving to be the most trying time in its history.

z Q&A starts on page 6 Surrey RCMP Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards sat down with the Now-Leader for an extensive interview in his office. Our Q&A starts on page 6. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk) Edwards, 53, weighs his words carefully but is not guarded. He has a disarming nature about ssistant Commissioner him, suggesting he’s the kind of guy you’d be happy to break Brian Edwards, the bread with, or enjoy a cold beer. Surrey RCMP’s 21st In colloquial terms, he’s what officer in charge, could you’d call ‘good people.’ well be its last if the city makes The Now-Leader sat down with good on its plan to replace the RCMP – which has policed these Surrey’s top cop in his detachparts since 1951 – with a made-in- ment office, where a lava lamp merrily bubbles next to a police Surrey police force. radio, and a “Best Dad” ribbon While his job surely must be hangs next to his desk. stressful, especially under the Across the room, there’s a present circumstances, his compainting, which his son did in portment does not suggest he’s Grade 4, that says “Fun” in big carrying the weight of the world block letters. on his shoulders. Tom Zytaruk tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

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“You know how they are, eh,” he says of his prized best-dad ribbon, the fun picture, and the boy who made them both. “That stuff sticks with you. There’s nothing more important to me, as important as this job is.” From here, Edwards commands 843 Mounties in Canada’s largest RCMP detachment. Among their immediate concerns is gang violence. “Key on that is not just the immediate band-aid, and addressing of that shooting, but really working for long-term change,” he says. “To really disrupt recruitment into gangs.

“We’re no longer in an environment where the police are in charge of public safety, that’s a shared responsibility, and there’s a degree of arrogance if the police think that they can solely fix those problems for the community. We’re one partner – we’re a very important partner because of the things that we can do, but the partnering with the school district and so many of these other agencies, where you see the people that give so much to the community, is fantastic.” z Read our two-page Q&A with Edwards on pages 6 and 7.

A new survey conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights on behalf of the National Police Federation suggests 83 per cent of Surrey residents “favour a referendum before a final decision is made on the issue of replacing the RCMP in Surrey.” Pollara Strategic Insights was commissioned by the NPF to conduct an online survey of 800 “randomly selected Surrey residents,” aged 18 and above, between Jan. 21 to 31, 2020. Twelve per cent of the respondents oppose a referendum, and seven per cent said they “don’t know.” Moreover, 44 per cent indicated “I am satisfied with the service we receive from the RCMP and should stay the course,” while 33 per cent indicated “I have concerns with the RCMP, but would support retaining them if there were significant improvements,” another 17 per cent indicated “We need to replace the RCMP with a municipal police force” and seven per cent indicated “don’t know.” What does Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum think of this survey? Continued on A7

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ON POLICE :

SURREY DESERVES A CHOICE RCMP ARE THE BEST CHOICE FOR: COMMUNITY SAFETY TRUST & INTEGRITY VALUE FOR TAXPAYERS EXPERIENCE FIGHTING CRIME AND GANGS REPRESENTING SURREY'S DIVERSITY

Instead of funding more frontline RCMP officers to combat crime and gang violence, Mayor Doug McCallum plans to use $19 million from Surrey taxpayers to create a new police bureaucracy that reports directly to him. On top of 40,000 signatures from Surrey residents who want to keep the RCMP, a recent survey found that over 80% of Surrey residents want a say on Doug McCallum’s plan… and 77% support retaining the RCMP with improvements. The National Police Federation, representing 20,000 RCMP members across Canada, is calling on Doug McCallum to hold a referendum so Surrey residents can have their say.

RCMP are supported by community leaders, including: Dianne WATTS Linda HEPNER Linda ANNIS Brenda LOCKE Jack HUNDIAL Steven PETTIGREW Gordie HOGG Ken HARDIE Anita HUBERMAN

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Mason Vander Ploeg, 11, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease in 2018. (Submitted photo: Jessica Holmes) heart disease affects one in 100 children, so it’s “pretty common.” He said in B.C., that means about 500 new cases each year. “Mason is not a typical example because he was a very active kid that then presented with heart disease. The type of heart disease that he has is often detected earlier in life,” said Sanatani, adding that the “journey for almost everyone with it is quite successful.” Sanatani said that while congenital heart disease is as common as one per cent, it’s also “as uncommon as one per cent.” “So most people that have a niggling ache or pain or some difficulty breathing when they run, most of them don’t have a heart problem.”

Surrey council has voted unanimously in favour of Councillor Brenda Locke’s motion asking city staff to “immediately work on an option” to provide a warming centre in North Surrey this winter. In a post-budget chat, B.C. Premier John Horgan will be at Surrey’s Northview Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, March 10, for a luncheon organized by Surrey Board of Trade. Nearly $7,000 was raised for Surrey Memorial Hospital’s Children’s Health Centre during a two-weekend Winter Festival at Guildford Town Centre, where 8,787 people enjoyed an outdoor skating rink, food trucks and other attractions. Earlier this month, Surrey city councillor unanimously backed Councillor Linda Annis’s motion asking city staff to provide a report to council on “innovative approaches” other cities are taking to address lack of rental housing supply. At Tamanawis Secondary until Thursday (Feb. 27), it’s an all-Surrey battle for regional bragging rights at the South Fraser 4A boys high school basketball championships, with the top four teams heading to provincials in March (see surreynowleader.com for the latest scores). Fuel prices in Penticton last week dropped below a dollar per litre – significantly less than the provincial average of 135.1 cents per litre. On Thursday (Feb. 20), B.C. health officials confirmed that a sixth case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the province, this time in the Fraser Health region. compiled by staff

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it felt like every time we turned around, something else was being taken from his future,” Shanna told the Now-Leader. “He can’t play ball hockey on the school team, but he can play it in the backyard and we’re grateful he’s healthy enough to do that. He can still hike, he can still cycle. When he goes to the bike park, he wears a chest protector. It’s not perfect and it’s that fine line between how much do you keep him in a bubble and how much do you let him live.” Shanna said BC Children’s Hospital has helped to teach them to keep Mason’s life “as normal as possible, but maybe adapting how they do things.” Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani, medical director of BC Children’s Heart Centre, said congenital

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ason Vander Ploeg likes to remind himself that he will “still have a full life” despite some big struggles at his young age of 11. February is Heart Month, and Mason, who lives in Surrey, was diagnosed with congenital heart disease in the summer of 2018 after coming home from a sailing camp. He said he came home with a stomach ache and a headache, but as the week went on, it got worse. By the time he got to the hospital, his blood pressure was 186/112. Once he got to BC Children’s Hospital, he was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, “specifically coarctation of the aorta, which is a critical narrowing of the major blood vessel of the body,” according to a post from BC Children’s Hospital. He ended up having surgery on Oct. 11, 2018, Mason said. His mom, Shanna, said it was all “very shocking.” “We went from completely normal healthy family, to being diagnosed. I remember sending my husband the text, ‘Mason needs heart surgery.’ It was within days our life completely changed.” Before being diagnosed, Mason would hike, play ball hockey, sail and bike. Since then, he’s had to cut back or modify his activities. “From the time of August… even through surgery and after, almost until Christmas,

But despite all that he went through, Mason continues to stay as active as he can, while also continuing to advocate for things that are important to him. That includes the oceans and plastic pollution. Mason, along with his friend Aniela Guzikowski, will be speaking at the TEDxBearCreekPark event this Saturday (Feb. 29). With the theme of this year’s event being “a shift in thinking,” Mason said he and Aniela “want people to shift their thinking and habits” when it comes to the oceans and plastic pollution. A junior ambassador for Plastic Oceans Canada, Mason said his love for the ocean started when he went to the Vancouver Aquarium and saw all the animals, adding that it “thrilled” him. “When I found out people were destroying our oceans, I decided to take action.” Since then, he said, he’s cut out most single-use plastic items, held beach cleanups and done a recycling commercial with London Drugs. To keep up with Mason’s work, follow him on Instagram at masons_ocean. Saturday’s TEDxBearCreekPark is at the Bell Performing Arts Centre (6250 144th St.) from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event includes 14 speakers, “with a range of compelling ideas.” There will also be four entertainers with live music and free food. Tickets are $89 each, or $69 for students. To purchase tickets, visit tedxbearcreekpark.ca.

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of critical importance to our quality of life,” as the region continues to grow. “So really we want to As Surrey continues to be talk about movement and the region’s fastest-growing non-vehicular mobility in community, Kwantlen Polyall its forms - from transit to technic University is hosting walking, cycling, or taking two geo-forums to highlight Kwantlen Polytechnic University is hosting two geo-forums to high- a wheelchair - in the diverse mobility and transit issues. places we live, work and light mobility and transit issues. On Thursday (Feb. 27) play, both today and into the and March 19, from 7 to future,” Sadoway said. rail proposals; universal 9 p.m., KPU will host the He said that with a growMobilities 2020 Geo-Forums access for disabled residents, ing population “there are pedestrians, cyclists and elat the Civic Plaza campus ders; transit justice and other always challenges with (13485 Central Ave.). The congestion, road safety, air transportation issues.” events will include a panel According to a KPU press and noise pollution, as well and question-and-answer as Surrey’s reputation with release, Surrey’s population discussions with city public urban sprawl, suburbia and has grown by 2.9 per cent, transportation officials, an auto-oriented landscape.” or more than 16,500 people urban planners, scholars, “Entrenched car culture from 2018 to 2019, “and will and activists for transit, universal access, cycling and continue to grow to become cannot be tackled with a the largest city in B.C. in the few silver bullet steps, but pedestrians. instead requires integrated, coming years.” The two forums on public comprehensive approaches.” David Sadoway, a KPU transportation, pedestrian Both evenings are free, but and mobility issues will focus geography instructor and registration is required. To on “key mobility challenges organizer of the event, said that “mobility and livability register, visit kpu.ca/arts/ and debates, including improving the transit network; issues will continue to be one geography/news.

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Surrey youth launch anti-bullying campaign Lauren Collins lauren.collins@surreynowleader.com

The peer mentorship program, Danyk said, is to “engage that age group in more leadership-based activities and get them involved in In the lead-up to today’s Pink creating action projects for their Shirt Day, some Surrey children were using social media to let it be community.” She said the project could be different depending on known that bullying is not cool. Through the City of Surrey MY- the group, but they can do “essentially whatever they want, what zone Peer Mentorship program, they feel passionate about” in their kids aged eight to 12 created a campaign designed specifically for community. “So this particular group felt social media, said Jessica Danyk, passionate about bullying and youth engagement co-ordinator. most of the kids in the camp had “They felt that they wanted to either been bullied themselves or reach a broad base of people, so had a close friend that had been they felt the best way to do that bullied before. There was a conwas through social media. Their sensus amongst the group that this campaign is designed specifically for social media. It’s meant to be a was something that they wanted to tackle together.” digital campaign,” she said. Some of the posters showed “They drew the pictures themselves on paper, and then staff used kids getting bullied through social media, while others described what a digital programming software steps children could take to stand to create the picture into a digital up against bullying. form.”

Through the nine-week program, Danyk said, the children get to build relationships with a teenager from a local high school, who gets to co-lead the program with staff. “That way, these young people develop relationships with their older youth peers that are going to go to the same high school as them. It is a really nice relationship piece. Those youth reported a lot of positive feelings just about those mentors and the relationships that they had formed throughout the process,” she said. “Because in having this discussion, they were sharing quite deep things around how they had been bullied and so did the youth as well, so they really bonded on that and created a really safe space to support one another and some strong peer-to-peer relationships.” The children in the program have spent the past nine weeks creating

Some of the children who created anti-bullying posters through the City of Surrey’s MYzone Peer Mentorship program. (Submitted photo: Amber Stowe) the posters to coincide with the annual Pink Shirt, or Anti-Bullying Day, which is today (Feb. 26). Pink Shirt Day started in 2007 in Nova Scotia after Grade 12 students David Shepherd, Travis Price and their friends saw a Grade 9 student being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In response, Shepherd and Price distributed pink shirts for other students to wear in solidarity. This year’s focus is “lift each

other up,” which is “a simple but powerful message encouraging us to look beyond our differences and celebrate the things that make us unique.” According to Pink Shirt Day, one-in-five kids are affected by bullying. One hundred per cent of the net proceeds are distributed to various organizations “that support children’s healthy self-esteem, both with peers and themselves.”

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Q&A: Surrey’s new top cop is up for the challenge Tom Zytaruk tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

the members in this detachment, do such an excellent job on a day by day basis that the energy that comes from that is something that ssistant Commissioner I think supports me and what I do, Brian Edwards, 53, is the Surrey RCMP’s 21st officer and truly the members that are in Surrey love being in Surrey and in charge, having taken the helm on Jan. 6. Running Canada’s larg- serving the community, and so I’ve had so many members come up to est RCMP detachment is a major me and say, “You’re going to love challenge at best, but navigating it here.” In fact, that’s turning out it through the trying waters presented by the city’s goal to replace to be the case. I’ve had the opportunity since I’ve been in charge to it with its own city police force is definitely not for the faint of heart. be out with the mobile street enEdwards recently spoke with the forcement team that police mental Now-Leader about what he’s learn- health, outreach team, I’ve gone to the basketball classic, I attended a ing and hopes to accomplish as Project Lavender presentation this Surrey’s top cop. week, and the feedback from the Now-Leader: If the city’s plan to community is so positive. So what set up a city police force is realized, I’ve learned is that we’re really condo you expect a majority of Surrey nected to this community and we have a lot of support – even more RCMP officers will join the new than I had thought – so that’s what city force or stay on with RCMP? I’ve learned really in the first two Edwards: That’s a question that months on the job. I’ve considered in my mind for some time. At this point it is still Now-Leader: What have you acdifficult to answer that question. complished in that time? The reason is, because the terms Edwards: Starting to get to know and conditions of employment for the members, where their hearts members that would go over with and minds are at, the services that the Surrey Police Department rethey’re providing to the communimain unknown, and this involves ty on a daily basis. I’ve used that important questions such as pentime to get out and meet folks in sion, rate of pay, seniority status, the community; that includes the ability to advance within that orSurrey Board of Trade, I’ve been ganization. So that’s why we have resisted conducting internal polling to Sophie’s Place, and walked a beat with the mobile street enforcebecause it would be uninformed. ment team – I did that last week, So I find that a difficult question in Whalley, and that was just a treto answer because the competing mendous experience. So I’ve been terms and conditions that are known to those that are unknown, able to connect with the community, and I’ve been able to connect so a difficult question for me, and I believe for members, to answer at with our members in a very positive way and it shows me first-hand this point in time. the services that we’re providing, Now-Leader: You’ve been Surrey because that’s important to me, not to just read about it, but to spend RCMP’s officer-in-charge for not these two months in getting out quite two months. What have you with the front line and seeing the learned in that time? Edwards: The first thing I learned services that they’re providing and that’s going to allow me moving is I absolutely love the job. And forward to be more strategic in it’s probably the best job that I’ve ever had. And why is that? I believe what we do or don’t need in this because of the connection with the community.” community, and the people that I Now-Leader: And what do you work with. The people I work with,

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Surrey RCMP Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards’ office features a painting his son did in Grade 4. In today’s political climate, some might not think ‘fun’ would be the word to describe his job, but Edwards says he is taking everything in stride. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk) hope to accomplish? Edwards: Delivering on our strategic plan, the four pillars of our strategic plan, and that’s set for 2018 to 2022, so that’s our crime reduction, community engagement and mobilization, member wellness and continuous improvement. I’ve verified that this mayor supports that moving forward, so those four pillars that we’ve already laid out, I want to continue to deliver on those areas. Of course gun violence, gang violence and the use of weapons is where we’re also going to continue to focus, as we always have and will continue to do.

to ensure that when I wake up in the morning that our members through the course of that shift in the evening, and of course during the day that I’m here, that none of our people are hurt. Of course this extends to the community, because member wellness relates, I think, to community wellness, and that we are effectively addressing crime in this community and that I’m achieving the proper balance between crime reduction, prevention and interdiction of crime.”

ing the efforts of the city, we need to continue to provide a top-quality police service and knowing that the community is behind you is a key component of that for police officers and our civilian staff.

Now-Leader: Your predecessor, Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald, said in December that Surrey council’s decision to not approve the hiring of more police officers in its 2020 budget will have a “detrimental affect” on policing and on the health and wellness of Now-Leader: What do you think police officers and support staff. This, he warned, will force the of the Keep the RCMP in Surrey detachment to review its policing campaign? Edwards: I very much appreciate services. Now, that was back when Now-Leader: Do you think Mayor McCallum should resurrect the support of those people. There it was thought the city was growing by roughly 1,000 people each is a campaign that was organithe public safety committee? month. It’s since been revealed that Edwards: The choice of interface cally created by these folks and I between the RCMP and the city is have used that in my messaging to number is more likely about 1,400. Have you had to make any adjuststaff, both regular members and one that has a wide degree of discretion under the municipal police municipal employees, that we have ments, and if yes, what are they? Edwards: I agree with Dwayne unit agreements and what you will tremendous community support see is different cities are employing because it’s important that I main- McDonald that in a city that’s facing pressures in relation to populatain morale in this detachment to different mechanisms outside of a tion growth that police service, as police board that works for them in provide services on a going-forwell as other community services, the circumstances of their relation- ward basis. So I very much apare going to face increased depreciate the efforts that they have ship with the RCMP. In this case, mands. In this case, part of my surput forth. Again, it’s an organic the city has chosen certain intervey and approach has been to demovement and to me it shows the face and disbanded that, and that members that notwithstanding the termine where those pressures are is a choice under the Municipal that are starting to emerge. At this efforts to move to transition by Police Unit Agreement that is one the city that they have strong com- point, we have a strong balance that the city has chosen, and I’ll in terms of criminal enforcement, munity support. Because I believe leave it at that. that’s important when they take the community outreach, and prevention programs. So to make adjustcar out, and they’re going to calls, Now-Leader: What keeps you ments is not easy because if you that they know the community is awake at night? behind them. And I firmly believe Edwards: Member wellness, that they are. Again, notwithstandContinued on A7 and community wellness. I want


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Officers ‘love working in Surrey’ there is such a strong connection to the community in this detachment and there is such a deep-rooted sense simply move a body from one area of community service that I see in into another area, you may create a deficit or lack of service in that area. the members, that they love working in Surrey, they choose to And you may lose continuibe in Surrey. So, despite the ty. So, we are continuing to degree of uncertainty, the look at the number of calls commitment to the commuthat are coming in, which nity and the service levels calls require service, where are where they’ve always those pressures are. And been, if not better. And I it may come to a point at think what you see there is which the pressures in one that degree of professionarea exceed the amount of alism, and service to the risk we would create in ancommunity is something other area to move a body. Edwards that they have partitioned I’m not there yet, because and know that they need to there are no easy solutions to that, but we will, or I will, contin- continue to deliver to keep the comue to look at the adequacy of polic- munity safe, and they’re unwilling to compromise on that point. ing in this community and if I need to make adjustments to maintain an Now-Leader: Have you read the readequate level of policing in an area, port of the joint provincial-city comthen I’ll do that. mittee tasked with overseeing the transition from the RCMP to a city Now-Leader: How would you say police force, and if you have, would the morale is of your officers in you say its conclusions are sound? light of this Damocles sword – the Edwards: No I haven’t read it; I process of replacing the RCMP in don’t believe the report is available. Surrey – hanging over them? Edwards: There is no question the Now-Leader: When did you last uncertainty created by the efforts speak with Mayor McCallum, and to transition to a municipal police what did you two discuss? force has an impact on members, Edwards: I meet with Mayor Mcand municipal employees as well. The degree of impact varies amongst Callum every second week and we discuss the policing over the course individuals. I will say, however, that

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of the previous two weeks, any trending in crimes, and strategic directions and day-to-day business of policing. Now-Leader: Anything else you’d like to say to our readers? Edwards: I want to give you fulsome answers because the community will read this, not just to read a bunch of platitudes but really from the heart. I believe that the members in Surrey truly love being here. It’s amazing many people have reached out to me when we have vacancies. Again, notwithstanding transition, members are wanting to come into Surrey and serve here. That just speaks to me that the direction that this detachment is headed, and the efforts that have been made to create a healthy environment here. I’m delighted to be participating in this year’s Vaisakhi parade. The reason I’ve done so much outreach and been out in the community is because I really wanted to assess how we’re interacting with it…the feedback has been fantastic. So we have a really strong level of community support there which really makes this job wonderful to me. I feel so privileged and honoured to have this job because really all the work that’s done under me is what I get to represent to the community. Just so pleased and proud of our members.

Policing

New survey finds big support for referendum Continued from A1 “The mayor will not be commenting,” the City of Surrey’s manager of communications, Oliver Lum, confirmed Friday. Concerning the timing of the survey, at this stage in the process, Brian Sauvé, president of the National Police Federation, said, “As for the timing of NPF involvement, it comes down to our certification was only in

July 2019 and our board of directors confirmed in January 2020. “So a combination of funding and resource issues. However, we are here now and doing what we can with the resources available to us,” he told the Now-Leader. A Pollara document summarizing the survey’s key findings states the data “has been weighted by age and gender within region, and weighted to reflect South Asian population, as

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Declare war on dumpers D id you know that in 2015 a smoker was fined $19,800 in Singapore for tossing cigarette butts out of his window? At that rate, government here could pay for the Pattullo Bridge’s replacement, and SkyTrain’s extension through Surrey into Langley, with the fines collected from all those slobs who are making a fine mess of our city with their trash-dumping ways. Despite some noble efforts by the City of Surrey – Love Where You Live, Surrey Clean Sweep and Adopt-A-Street are some initiatives that come to mind – bad actors among us

are creating a world-class mess in parts of Brownville, and elsewhere in this city, clogging up ditches, forests, ravines and the sides of roads with their junk and rotting crap. Check out our story on page 9, about the ‘trash-pocalypse’ spreading like cancer near the south end of the Pattullo Bridge. We encourage city council to declare total war on illegal dumpers in Surrey. The alternative, as catalogued on the city’s own website, is increased health risks as decaying trash attracts disease-carrying rats, damage to our environment, and in-

creased costs to taxpayers as city crews are forced to pick up after human trash pigs. Not to mention, an increasingly diminished sense of well-being and pride in our community as small trash heaps tend to morph into full-on dumpsites as bad behaviour begets more bad behaviour. In the meantime, you can complain to the city about unsightly property by calling 604-591-4370. Don’t be shy – let ’em know that you’re mad as hell and you’re not going to take it any more. – Now-Leader

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Pipeline dispute highlights need for clarity – and action B.C.Views Greg Knill

It would be a mistake to assume that the dispute between Wet’suwet’en traditional leaders and the Coastal GasLink pipeline project can be resolved in a column. It has taken generations to get to this point; it will take more than 550 words to get past it. What the dispute has revealed, however, is the absolute urgency for action. Not the kind that some suggest. Sending in the troops, or ordering police to dismantle blockades has failed to produce longterm solutions in the past. It will again.

What’s needed is a commitment by First Nations, provincial and federal governments to resolve the longstanding land title and governance issues that lie at the core of the dispute. The Wet’suwet’en blockade is the symptom of a bigger problem. It is a byproduct of British Columbia’s messy and unfinished treaty process, and a failed and broken federal Indian Act. How dysfunctional it has become can be seen in the Wet’suwet’en First Nation itself. While some British Columbians may have just heard about Gaslink’s plan to build a $6 billion pipeline from Northeastern B.C. to a $40 billion gas liquefaction plant and export terminal at Kitimat, the Wet’suwet’en have been debating it for years. The discussions were not easy, and even today the debate is polar-

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izing the community. But in the end, the elected band councils supported the project, arguing construction would provide opportunity and employment for their members. What Coastal Gaslink failed to do was convince the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. And there’s the rub. Elected band councils are the product of the Indian Act – a notoriously paternal piece of 19th century legislation. Its primary function was to promote the rapid assimilation and cultural extinction of First Nations people across Canada. It brought residential schools, subjugated women, squelched traditional languages, and even barred dancing and the wearing of regalia. It also provided a mechanism for bands to manage their own reserve

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lands through elected band councils. The challenge in B.C. is that reserve lands make up only a fraction of the traditional territory claimed by First Nations. And because few treaties have ever been signed in this province, these First Nations have never relinquished their title or rights to that land – a point supported by the Canadian Supreme Court in its 1997 Delgamuukw ruling. It is this traditional territory that the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs claim authority over. That claim has created a simple narrative: Traditional leaders, defending traditional territory from colonial and industrial incursion. Dismissed in this narrative, of course, is the support from the 20 First Nations along the pipeline route and the extensive consulta-

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tions with those nations that have taken place to get to this point. The question of who speaks for the Wet’suwet’en is something the Wet’suwet’en will have to decide themselves. But it is a question that will continue to be asked in other Indigenous communities until the issue of land claims in B.C. is resolved. The treaty process – moving as slowly as it is – will not only define Aboriginal rights and title, but provide agreed-upon governance structures. Without that resolution there will be no clarity, no certainty, and little chance of the economic prosperity so many First Nations people are calling for. Greg Knill is a columnist and former Black Press editor. Email him at greg.knill@blackpress.ca.

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The only name that sounded fitting to Robert Rice when he saw all of the garbage near his work was “trash-pocalypse.” Rice works in the industrial area around Brownsville, just south of the Pattullo Bridge, and he said he takes the bus to work and saw how much trash there was on the side of the roads. “Every time I turn around, there’s more garbage there,” he told the Now-Leader. “We’d be out there every day if we could, ideally, but you’re going to be pulling up a full bag of garbage every 15 metres. It’s unreal.” On Feb. 19, Rice posted “Trash Talk Tuesday – The Trashpocolypse” on his YouTube channel BEASTCoastAuthentic. It showed some of the worst spots for illegal dumping in the industrial area. “It’s secluded. From here, you can’t see anything from the highway,” Rice said during a tour of the illegal dumping in the area. In the video, Rice said he and the Trash Talk team would be partnering with Bins2Go to take on what they call the “Surrey trash-pocalyspe.” “Somebody has to do it, it’s out of control,” Rice said. “That’s kind of our tagline now.” He said he reached out to Greg Snurnitsyn of Bins2Go to use

Rob Rice of Beast Coast and Trash Talk, and Greg Snurnitsyn, of Bins2Go, are partnering together in hopes of recruiting more people to help clean up the industrial area around the south end of the Pattullo Bridge. (Photo: Lauren Collins) their bins for the cleanup of another area, but it was Snurnitsyn who told him how bad the industrial area was. “He has the bins. We have the manpower and we have the outreach… The funds are going to be a big part of it,” Rice said. “When it comes to things like the drywall, they drywall has to be tested before you can throw it out which is expensive. A lot of it’s dilapidated. It’s been soaking, so it’s all pushed in together. We’ve got car parts. You can’t count how many bumpers and stuff there is.” Snurnitsyn said for a bin full of mattresses, of which there are plenty dumped along 116th Avenue, it would cost somewhere be-

tween $399 and $599 to properly dispose of them. Asked how long he thinks it would take to clean the area, Snurnitsyn said it’s “difficult because you don’t know exactly what you’ve found.” “There might be some very restricted items that you have to spend extra resources to get rid of. I would say, one week realistically,” said Snurnitsyn, but added that he would tack on an extra week to be on the safe side. “This project could be done within two weeks, and it could be done for about $10 to $12 grand, roughly.” For Rice, he said it would take some organizing to get everything cleaned up properly.

“You can’t do it all in one go. It has to be done in steps. Ideally, we’ll go through once and we’ll do a big litter pick with a big group of people, and get just the generic, small stuff out. That way we have more room to get it and we’re not fumbling over the little stuff, so we can get rid of the mattresses and the barrels of corrosive stuff.” One question gnawing at Rice is, once it’s clean, how will it be kept clean? For now, though, Rice said he and Snurnitsyn are looking for more volunteers, and businesses to help with the cleanup and the funds to dispose of the trash. To help, email Rice at robertrice011890@gmail.com.

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A brand-new Tesla crashed into a Surrey store front on Friday afternoon, mounting a gas line. Surrey firefighters were called in to extract the car, which nearly impaled a store at Khalsa Business Centre, at 8334 128th Street in Newton. “They were on their way to the Autoplan place,” Surrey Battalion Chief Dave Wyatt said, “and for whatever reason they hit the gas instead of the brake or something. “Brand new Tesla, right off the lot,” he said. “He’s driven it from the lot to the Autoplan store.” Wyatt said the driver was not injured. Surrey RCMP Constable Richard Wright said the gas was shut off and that police are investigating what exactly led to the crash. “There’s no danger to the immediate area,” Wright said. “There was no need for evacuation. The gas leak was contained very quickly.”

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The elderly victim of an assault this week in White Rock’s Five Corners is now in stable condition. White Rock RCMP Constable Chantal Sears provided the update Friday morning. The victim was located around 2:45 p.m. Feb. 19, in the lobby of a condominium building in the 15200-block of Pacific Avenue. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, with visible wounds to his upper body. One person was taken into custody at a White Rock home just after 6 p.m. that same day, in connection with the incident. A 71-year-old man was later released with several conditions, and is due to appear in Surrey provincial court on April 27, on a charge of aggravated assault. Tracy Holmes

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when he was hit from behind by Christie’s car. He was pinned against some carts, or the cart machine, and her trunk. “He hit the vehicle’s trunk once, or more, and the driver then moved forward,” the judge noted. “He stated he was able to exchange information with her and then went to the store to make a report to first aid.” Christie testified her car had been parked in a stall with cars on either side. She said she did a shoulder check, saw nothing and began to reverse while looking forward to make sure she didn’t hit those cars. She said she felt a “thump,” and said it felt like somebody was hitting her trunk. Christie told the court she immediately braked then moved forward. She asked Burdeniuk if he was okay, to which he replied “No, not really,” or something like that. Burdeniuk told the court he felt squashed and trapped, with the trunk

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It turns out that our diversity is truly our strength when it comes to local business. New neighbours building their family legacy through small family-run shops, stores and restaurants are wonderful to visit and explore.

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Imagine a community where seniors and youth partner together, cooking, laughing, and learning from each other. Where women and children feel safe and form community connections. Community gardens flourish, and local farmers have the help they need at harvest-time, without any food going to waste. Where youth aging-out from foster care find the support they need to build a productive and happy future for themselves — a future that has hope. Where a momand-pop operation can begin in its infancy — in a commissary kitchen and over time — grow into a thriving business. The people at Sources have that vision and have been working hard to bring it to life for over 40 years. Since Sources (an internationally-accredited, community based, not-for-profit society) has been in existence, they’ve excelled at making a difference in communities throughout the Lower Mainland and Northern BC — changing the lives of over 40,000 people. They have identified specific areas where the agency can support children, youth, families, persons with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and others who are coping with isolation, addiction, mental illness, poverty, disability, and conflict. They partner with other agencies and move forward in positive ways to impact lives. They support two food banks (Langley and South Surrey); offer women’s services in a dedicated space, which offers professional trauma counseling, food programs and youth services, and much more. Fighting food waste and feeding the vulnerable has become a new initiative for the non-profit.

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The Food Hub Commissary kitchen, located in Newton, has a full Fraser Health Authority approved and is available for rent. Many small food producers need to have access to a professional kitchen space, which helps them take their food products to the next level. It’s a perfect fit for Newton. We have many newcomers to our neighbourhood who want to be able to start their small food-based business enterprises; share their cultural heritage through food, but need the infrastructure to start. It’s ideal for chefs, bakers, caterers, online sellers, farmers’ market vendors, non-profits to share a beautiful space to cook, learn, and incubate their business. The commissary is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The second aspect of the Food Hub

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Imagine a community where seniors and youth partner together, cooking, laughing, and learning from each other. Where women and children feel safe and form community connections. Community gardens flourish, and local farmers have the help they need at harvest-time, without any food going to waste. Where youth aging-out from foster care find the support they need to build a productive and happy future for themselves — a future that has hope. Where a momand-pop operation can begin in its infancy — in a commissary kitchen and over time — grow into a thriving business. The people at Sources have that vision and have been working hard to bring it to life for over 40 years. Since Sources (an internationally-accredited, community based, not-for-profit society) has been in existence, they’ve excelled at making a difference in communities throughout the Lower Mainland and Northern BC — changing the lives of over 40,000 people. They have identified specific areas where the agency can support children, youth, families, persons with disabilities, seniors, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and others who are coping with isolation, addiction, mental illness, poverty, disability, and conflict. They partner with other agencies and move forward in positive ways to impact lives. They support two food banks (Langley and South Surrey); offer women’s services in a dedicated space, which offers professional trauma counseling, food programs and youth services, and much more. Fighting food waste and feeding the vulnerable has become a new initiative for the non-profit.

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“During Phase One and over 5 months, our food The Food Hub commissary kitchen, located in Newton. recovery program redirected the equiva“Did you know that 11.2 million metric lent of 1,838 meals!” they said. tonnes of edible food are wasted every year in Canada alone? Households, grocery stores, food service businesses, distributors, and farmers each have a role to play in this problem. For example, 47% of the food waste that is happening takes place at home.” “It’s almost impossible to imagine what 170,000 pounds of anything look like,” said Denise Darrell, Executive Director, Community Services, at Sources. “But the truth is, that’s how much food is wasted, in the Surrey area alone, from the farm to fork system. That’s enough to feed half of Surrey’s population for the next year!” Last spring, they began the Food Hub program. Funded by a grant from the Walmart Foundation, and inspired by the efforts of Seeds of Change Surrey, ( the

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Child prodigy, 15, here to perform her own piano concerto with VSO

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The concert will include a 7 p.m. lobby performance by student musicians who attend Fleetwood Park Secondary. A music composer often deIn a post on the VSO’s webscribed as a child prodigy will site, Alma describes the creation be in Surrey for a concert with of the piano concerto to be perVancouver Symphony Orchestra formed at the Bell. on Friday (Feb. 28). “My piano concerto was Fifteen-year-old Alma premiered in 2017 in Austria, Deutscher, who wrote her first with the Vienna Chamber Orpiano sonata at age six and her chestra,” Alma wrote. “It is in first short opera (“The SweepE-flat Major, which is one of er of Dreams”) at seven, has my favourite keys, and which wowed audiences around the was my absolute favourite when world with her talents as a vioI was younger. I wrote the piano linist, pianist and composer. concerto ‘back to front,’ starting In Surrey, as part of a regional from the third movement, and tour, Alma will take the stage at then second and the first moveBell Performing Arts Centre in Alma Deutscher at the piano. (submitted photo) ment only at the end. an 8 p.m. concert featuring her “The first movement was music that I’d already heard dedicated to her own composiown “Piano Concerto in E-flat before. But I said, ‘No, no, these written in the spring of 2017. tions. Major” along with Benjamin The main idea for it came to are my melodies, that I comThe British-born Alma says Britten’s “Canadian Carnival” me when I was on a flight from and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Sym- she hears music quite differently posed.’” England to Vienna. I heard a In the “Surrey Nights” conthan other people. phony No. 3, Scottish.” motive, and almost immediatecert, Alma will be conducted “For me, it’s strange to walk Often compared to Mozart, ly two versions of this motive by Canadian-born Stanley around and not to have meloanother composer who wrote dies popping into my head,” she Dodds, the first member of the played in my head: a dark and his first opera at age 11, Alma Berlin Philharmonic of Chinese dramatic version, and a light told one interviewer. said she would prefer to be and much more lyrical version. descent and Principal Conduc“When I was four, I just had known as “the first Alma than For a while, these two versions tor of the Berlin Symphony these melodies and ideas in my to be the second Mozart.” ‘fought’ one another in my Orchestra. Ticket and other head, and I would play them She was recently profiled on head, and eventually the whole concert details are posted to down at the piano. And someNBC Nightly News following movement turned into a conflict vancouversymphony.ca, or call times my parents would think her debut at New York’s Carnbetween light and darkness.” 604-876-3434. that I was just remembering egie Hall, in a sold-out concert Tom Zillich tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Family’s struggle with dementia told in latest Naked Stage play Tom Zillich tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

The latest production from Surrey’s Naked Stage readers theatre company is about to go on a mini tour of Newton, South Surrey and White Rock. A play about one family’s struggle with dementia, Francois Archambault’s You Will Remember Me will hit the “black box” theatre at Newton Cultural Centre from Feb. 28 to March 1 before playing Turnbull Gallery at South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre (March 4), White Rock Playhouse (March 6) and The Drama Class studio (March 7, at 15240 Thrift Ave., White Rock). Show details are posted to the company’s website, nakedstage.net, and also brownpapertickets.com. The play features Cindy Wray Peterson (as Madeleine), Monique Tanguay (Isabelle), Tomas Gamba (Patrick), Fred Partridge (Eduard) and Cheyenne Botham

The script, translated by Bobby The(Berenice). odore, focuses on Eduard Beauchemin, As with all Naked Stage shows, only who is in decline. Once a vital part of scripts and chairs are required for the Quebec’s intellectual elite, he is now unactors – no costumes or sets, only a lit “naked” stage. able to remember what he ate for Kelly Thompson has produced breakfast. His wife Madeleine You Will Remember Me, and needs a break from caring for Heather-jane Robertson is directEduard, and from the things about Eduard that she rememing a Naked Stage production for the first time, after appearing in bers all too well. A weekend visit both Love, Loss and What I Wore to the home of their daughter Isabelle and her new boyfriend (as Gingy) and The Savannah SipPatrick gives Madeline a chance ping Society (as Dot). to get away - with another man. “I enjoy the emphasis on script One by one, Eduard’s family and character that Readers TheRobertson passes him on to be someone atre brings to audiences,” Robertelse’s responsibility, until he ends son noted. “In this production, up in the care of Berenice, an 18-year old our talented cast makes the most of this highly-praised script. Their performances with an attitude. Robertson, among directors on the lay bare the complications of real life – Naked Stage Production Society board, and the ways we delude ourselves about moved here from Ottawa four years ago, what matters, and what doesn’t. Funny, according to a bio on the theatre company moving and deeply challenging, You Will website. Remember Me can’t be easily forgotten.”

The Grind open-mic coffee house: Event held on the last Friday of every month at Bethany-Newton United Church from 7 to 9 p.m., with music, poetry and more in a relaxed setting, with featured guests to start the evening. At 14853 60th Ave, Surrey.

COMEDY I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff!: Annual comedy show at Surrey Arts Centre’s Main Stage celebrates International Women’s Day, on March 7 featuring headliner Susan Rice, “the Grande Dame of Comedy in the Pacific Northwest.” Presented by Surrey Civic Theatres. Box office: 604501-5566.

Tickets $20 before March 1 at brownpapertickets.com (search The Spring Swing Fling Ceilidh), or $25 after that date. Info: 604-3584043, fvgss.org.

KIDS/YOUTH Surrey Steps Up event at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Ave., Friday, March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Free admission. “Surrey Steps Up is an annual showcase of the positive impact youth have on the city. Celebrate the amazing young people who are transforming our schools and communities through good deeds, community projects, creating art and more. Everyone is welcome.”

TALKS

“TEDxBearCreekPark 2020: A Shift in Thinking” event on Saturday, Feb 29 at Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre, featuring several guest speakers including Some of the “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs” presented speakers include the “Iron by Holy Cross Regional High Soldier” Captain Trevor Greene, neuroscientist Dr. School’s The Holy Cross Players, from Feb. 27-29 at Ryan D’Arcy, spoken-word Surrey Arts Centre’s Studio poet Lindi Nolte, financial advisor Tracy Theemes, Theatre, 13750 88th Ave. An adaptation of the script rocket scientist Peter written by playwright, Alan Scott and Karen Joseph, P Frayn. Info: tickets.surrey. CEO of Reconciliation Canada. Tickets $89 for ca, 604-501-5566. “Kim’s Convenience”: Ins general admission, or $69 Choi’s corner-store comedy for full-time students. Info: 604-507-6355, at Surrey Arts Centre bellperformingartscentre. in an Arts Club Theatre production, to Feb. 29. Info: sd36.bc.ca. 604-501-5566.

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PARTIES Spring Swing Fling Ceilidh hosted by FVGSS, a Musical Theatre Company, on March 7 at The Rose Room at Valleyview, 14464 72nd Ave., Surrey. “The group that brought you Cinderella and Seussical is back with our annual fundraiser. Join us for an amazing musical experience with songs like: At The Hop-Nothing from Nothing -All I Have to Do is Dream -Rock Around the Clock-Rock This TownRockin’ Robin - La Bamba and much more. Live large band with a ton of singers. Cash bar with beer, wine coolers and pop. Snacks also available. Prizes.”

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BC Natural Resource Industries Lunch with Bruce Ralston, MLA and new B.C. Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, a Surrey Board of Trade event on Friday, Feb. 28 at Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, focusing on “Future of Energy Infrastructure Projects and First Nations Reconciliation.” Panelists are Bryan Cox, President and CEO, BC LNG Alliance, Michael Goehring, President and CEO, Mining Association of BC, and Susan Yurkovich, President and CEO, BC Council of Forest Industries. Info: businessinsurrey.com.


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Rebranded circus returns in June Tom Zillich tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

The rebranded Royal Canadian International Circus is headed back to Surrey this spring. The Calgary-based company’s 2020 tour will stop at Cloverdale Fairgrounds from June 4-7, for eight performances “under the big top.” The all-new travelling show will feature “high-flying acrobatics, death-defying tricks, clowning and towering feats of strength, teetering towers of balanced bodies, extreme bending and devilishly precarious aerials,” according to a post at royalcanadiancircus.ca. The circus is managed by the Zerbini and Bauer families. Ringmaster Joseph Dominik Bauer is a ninth-generation daredevil and circus veteran who has performed annually in Surrey in recent years, including a 2019 tour stop at Guildford Town Centre, where the 2,700-seat circus tent was set up in a parking lot. The circus came to Guildford last year and also in 2018, following a single year of operation at Cloverdale Fairgrounds in 2017. Last year was a record-breaking one for the Tarzan Zerbini-produced circus, according to the company. “It has been decided to rebrand as the Royal Canadian International Circus and will expand its shows to the United States in the coming

Acrobats are featured in the touring Royal Canadian International Circus. (submitted photo) year,” says a news release posted to the circus website in November. “The 2020 tour will feature over 140 performances in cities in Canada and the U.S., from May through August. Additional shows have been scheduled with a number of extended stays including Minneapolis’s Mall of America.” Royal Canadian International Circus “continues its migration toward thrill acts and acrobatic feature performances, no longer having exotic animals as part of their show,” the web post notes. “Performances will allow audiences to experience a traditional European Big Top circus through thrill acts

and acrobatic feature performances.” Bauer said 2020 is shaping up to be a special year for the circus. “If last year’s attendance numbers say anything, it’s that Canadians and Americans still love the circus and that these shows provide families with a unique opportunity to show their children something new and exciting.” The tour of B.C. will include shows at Richmond’s Lansdowne Centre from May 14-24 and at Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver from May 28-31, followed by the dates in Cloverdale. Tickets are on sale on the website rcictickets.ca/Surrey.

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Eagles start playoffs on road 62 points, one back of the son champion Coquitlam Chiefs. Express, who have mostly At points throughout run roughshod over their The Surrey Eagles’ official competition this year; the loss the season, both Keith and to Surrey was just the team’s general manager Blaine return to the playoffs is just Neufeld have said chasing ninth regulation-time defeat days away, though their down the Chiefs was the of the season. opponent has been set for team’s late-season goal – But on Friday night (Feb. awhile. Neufeld told PAN in January 21) the Eagles fell 3-2 to This Friday and Saturday it was “our focus” – but to Langley in overtime, on (Feb. 28-29), the Birds will have finally reeled home ice, in a game hit the ice in Chilliwack them in still came where two points against the Chiefs, in the as something of a would have secured opening two games of a surprise, especially best-of-seven battle between second seed over considering the EaChilliwack. the second and third seeds gles were mired near “We were awful in the BC Hockey League’s the bottom of the in the first period,” Mainland Division. division during the Eagles head coach The Chiefs earned homeearly portions of Cam Keith said in ice advantage in the playoff the season. a story published series with a 7-0 win over “Even as coaches to the team’s webLangley on Sunday (Feb. Cam Keith we’re continually site. “We thought 23), meaning the Eagles getting surprised it was going to be will host Games 3 and 4 an easy game. We looked at here. I don’t think anyone on Monday and Tuesday (March 2-3) at South Surrey the standings, we’d just beat really thought this was a possibility,” Keith said. Arena. Check bchl.ca for the Coquitlam, it was our last “We talked about (finhome game of the season, complete schedule. ishing second) as a goal, second place was on the When the puck drops line, it looked like it was all especially after once we got for Game 1, it will mark a clear of Langley, but we had meant to be. reversal of fortunes for the to absolutely run the table. “There were a lot of facsuddenly surging Eagles, We won a lot of four-point and officially put to bed last tors that could have led to their mindset being where it games against Chilliwack.” season, in which the team Surrey certainly held an was but the fact of the matrifled through three head advantage over the Chiefs coaches, countless players – ter is that Langley came to in regular-season action, especially goaltenders – and work and just outplayed us winning six of eight head-toin every single aspect of the were the lone team out of head matchups. Chilliwack game,” Keith continued. 17 that did not qualify for won the first two back in Oc“We got outworked and the post-season. that’s what it takes to win at tober – by 3-2 and 6-3 scores The team did qualify for – but the South Surrey squad the playoffs in 2017-18 under this time of the year. This has held the upper hand of has to be a learning experithen-head coach Brandon late, winning the last six, and ence for them. There are no West, and advanced to the four since Jan. 31. second round, but there was easy games time of year.” While the Eagles boast a Last Wednesday’s win a considerable dry spell prior potent top line anchored by to that, with the team having in Coquitlam pushed the Eagles into a tie with Chilli- the BCHL’s second-leading made the playoffs just twice wack for second place in the scorer in Christophe Tellier, in the last six seasons. Mainland Division, and the Keith pointed to the goalIn 2020, the Eagles will Birds held the tie-breaker by tending tandem of Tommy enter the playoffs as one of Scarfone and Reece Klassen, virtue of their season-series the league’s hottest teams, as well as a more well-balwith eight wins in the last 11 success against their Fraser anced offensive attack, as the Valley rivals. games, including an impresreasons for the team’s latest In the end, the Eagles sive 3-1 victory Wednesday surge up the standings. (Feb. 19) over the regular-sea- finished the season with Nick Greenizan Black Press Media

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NOW HIRING SALTY’S FISH & CHIPS CLOVERDALE 101-17750 56AVE Salty’s is now hiring front end staff and kitchen help. No experience necessary. Great after school job. Total Compensation $18-$20/hr. Apply in person Tues through Sat, 12-7.

RN’s and LPN’s Casual Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses needed for in home 1:1 pediatric respite care for medically fragile child in the Delta area. Offering union wages, paid training and full support. For full details and to apply visit: www.resourceability.ca

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This is an administration position, perfect for an organized individual with the ability to pay attention to details. This is an exciting fast-paced, team environment and the successful candidate must work well with others. The position requires an individual that is flexible, can handle interruptions yet stay focused, can work well under deadlines and has a supportive nature. Computer knowledge and the ability to learn new computer programs is required. This position is responsible for laying out the newspaper, specialty publications and features in consultation with Publishers, Advertising Managers and Editors. This position also includes some reception duties. An ideal Ad Controller is someone who can offer our internal and external customers unparalleled gold standard service.

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The Surrey Now Leader is looking for a permanent full-time Circulation Coordinator for its Circulation Department. Duties include hiring and supervision of 200+ youth carriers, day to day overseeing of Field Reps, data entry, complaint tracking and resolution and maintaining above average readership numbers. The right candidate must have excellent communication, organization, attention to detail, and problem solving skills. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Outlook Express is required.

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The Chilliwack Progress is seeking a dynamic Multimedia Editor to lead their news team. The ideal candidate will be proficient in key media platforms (print, online, and social media) and possess a strong understanding of and passion for community journalism. You will be a strong newsroom leader and teacher, working closely with reporters and participating in all aspects of writing, photography, videography, and social media posting. We will look for a journalism degree or diploma. A valid driver’s licence and vehicle in good working order is required for this position.

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EDUCATION/ TRADE SCHOOLS

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PAINTING & DECORATING PRESSURE WASHING

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By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act

Pursuant to the Warehousemans Lien Act in BC - integrated recovery solutions corp. does here by give notice to the following that your vehicle will be sold for non payment plus fees, storage and costs accruing. Stewart, William for a 2012 Ram 1 5 0 0 1C6RD7GT6CS295951 for the sum of $4216.05. Parr, Samantha for a 2019 Nissan Kicks 3N1CP5CU8KL483279 for the sum of $2700.00. Dickerson, Oakley for a 2015 Mazda Mazda3 3MZBM1V70FM190264 for the sum of $2700.00. Sale will take place on 03/11/2020 or there after please call IRSC at 604595-7376 for information.

Pursuant to the Warehousemans Lien Act in BC - Integrated Recovery Solutions Corp. does here by give notice to the following that your vehicle will be sold for non payment plus fees, storage and costs accruing. Simple auto solutions for a 2013 Mustang GT 1ZVBP8FF1D5207145 for the sum of $15,500.00. Simple auto solutions for a 2008 EZL EZWV/AWV double trailer 1ZEABLHEX8A002955 and 2006 Honda Aquatrax Turbo R-12X BC2476626/ Honda Aquatrax BC906513 for the sum of $55,6500.00. Hagen, Tyler for a 2017 Royal 14’ commercial trailer 2S9FL3367H1038559 for the sum of $2637.72. Brown, Marvin for a 2016 Kia Optima KNAGM4AD6G5099235 for the sum of $2872.50. Greer, Garrett for a 2010 Ford Fusion 3FAHP0DC3AR339524 for the sum of $2300.00. Finnson, jennifer for a 2017 Nissan Sentra 3N1AB7AP8HL671730 for the sum of $2500.00. Mueller, Laura for a 2017 Ram 1500 1C6RR7TT0HS672546 for the sum of 2500.00. Steinbach, Courtney for a 2019 Honda CivIC2HGFC2F54KH004794 for the sum of $4200.00. Stewart, William for a 2012 Ram 1500 1C6RD7GT6CS295951 for the sum of $3800. sale will take place on 03/04/2020 or there after please call IRSC at 604595-7376 for information.

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I Jagdeep Singh son of Karnail Singh, holder of Indian passport No. L8301415 issued at Jalandhar on 26/03/2014, permanent resident of Village Mithewal PO Gobindpur Khun Khun Teh & Distt Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India and presently residing at 1598998Ave Surrey B.C V4N 4S6, do hereby change my name from Jagdeep Singh to Jagdeep Singh Banwait, with immediate effect.

I Jaskaran Preet Singh S/o Surinder Singh Buttar have changed my name to Jaskaran Singh Buttar for all future purposes.

Whereas, COREY DOUGLAS FLYNN Is indebted to Clover Towing Ltd. for storage and tow Nov 11, 2019 on a 2016 Dodge 1500 VIN# 1C6RR7LG2GS188279 there is presently an amount due and owing $3494.05 plus any additional costs of storage seizure and sale.

For more information: Clover Towing Ltd. 5340 192nd St Surrey, BC. Closing dates for bids March 13, 2020

By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act

By virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act

Whereas, WILMA SABINO SINGSON

Whereas, JODYANN PATRICIA MERRITT

Is indebted to Clover Towing Ltd. for storage and tow Dec 16, 2019 on a 2010 Toyota Matrix VIN# 2T1KU4EE1AC390011 there is presently an amount due and owing $ 2268.76 plus any additional costs of storage seizure and sale.

Is indebted to Clover Towing Ltd. for storage and tow Nov 23, 2019 on a 2015 Jeep Cherokee VIN# 1C4PJMAS6FW769417 there is presently an amount due and owing $ 2807.84 plus any additional costs of storage seizure and sale.

For more information: Clover Towing Ltd. 5340 192nd St Surrey, BC. Closing dates for bids March 13, 2020

For more information: Clover Towing Ltd. 5340 192nd St Surrey, BC. Closing dates for bids March 13, 2020

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