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As talks between teachers and the province loom, education minister and Surrey MLA Peter Fassbender has taken the responsibility of bargaining from the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association board of directors and placed it in the hands of a government-appointed administrator. The move comes as talks are set to resume in the fall and follows Fassbender’s breaking off of talks with the BCSPEA in June. Currently, the province’s teachers are without a contract. See also VIEWPOINT › page 8

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Some Cloverdale residents are making it known loud and clear that they don’t want 37 acres of farmland between 168th Street

and the Serpentine River to be removed from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). More than 70 locals gathered at the Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church on Thursday night for an hour-long discussion about their concerns with

the properties. The land is spread across seven properties with six owners, who have applied to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) for exclusion from the ALR. see GROUP MAD › page 3

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“We want to bargain directly with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, that was a request they made last year in December and formed a framework that we announced in January so this afternoon we’ve taken the next step in that process,” Fassbender said Wednesday. In a letter to education stakeholders, Fassbender said the move is in line with the province’s pursuit of a 10-year deal with teachers and that “the proposed innovations include many ideas previously proposed by the BCTF such as the full right to strike, negotiation of more matters at local bargaining tables, improvements to the bargaining process and enabling the BCTF to negotiate directly with government on provincial matters.” Fassbender said the BCPSEA’s board will still be invited to remain involved in the talks in an advisory capacity. Requests for comments by the BCTF were not returned by press time.


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Westshore Terminals has completed millions of dollars worth of upgrades in recent months in its ongoing efforts to suppress coal dust. The coal port, which has been operating at Roberts Bank since 1970, has invested $8.5 million on a dust suppression system that includes low-level sprayers, spray towers, a water recycling system, two mobile air monitoring units and a coal train surveillance station. David Crook, Westshore’s manager of environmental services, outlined the changes for Delta’s civic politicians last Monday night – the same night White Rock council officially opposed the coal transfer facility proposed for Fraser Surrey Docks, partially due to concerns over coal dust. Crook said Westshore Terminals has completely replaced the equipment used to keep coal dust to a minimum, adding 94 low-level sprays, which replaced the old 77 ground-level rain guns, while 17 new water spray towers now ring the site. “We completely replaced our rain gun system,” Crook said. “Each of these rain guns was replaced in kind with a newer, better model that actually throws the water

Westshore Terminals, operator of the coal port at Roberts Bank, has spent $8.5 million on a dust suppression system in an effort to better control coal dust. further... It’s vastly improved our ability to spray water.” The low-level sprays are used in low wind conditions, he said, but when the wind picks up, the company switches to the spray towers. The towers are 130-feet tall with a 130-foot-wide cross arm. Westshore also spent $5.5 million on a water recycling system. The low-level sprays use recycled water that has been collected and cleaned of any dust and dirt. In addition to the new on-site dust suppression system, Westshore has installed a train surveillance station at the 80th Street overpass. The high-tech system allows the company to monitor coal trains on their way to the port online. Westshore also now has two mobile air monitoring units available to assess if there is any coal dust in a given area. The selfcontained units can be placed anywhere in the community to get a handle on the quality of the air. “Anecdotally, we hear lots of complaints about the fact that there is (coal) dust in the community,” Crook said.

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He added the company has investigated the complaints on many occasions and in most cases there has been no coal dust involved. “Of 17 investigations that we’ve performed in the last 10 years, 13 had no coal dust whatsoever. So it’s an indication of the fact that we can see black material and think it’s coal dust and it actually isn’t,” he said. “We don’t like being blamed for the stuff that isn’t ours. We’ll take responsibility for what is.” Delta has also undertaken a dust fall monitoring project of its own. Earlier this summer, staff established five temporary monitoring sites – four in Tsawwassen and one north of the Boundary Bay Airport adjacent to the rail tracks. Canisters were set out to collect dust samples over 30 days. The collection period ended on Monday and the samples will be sent to a lab for testing to determine if coal particles are present. The results are expected later this month.

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The meeting was hosted by an environmental group called Keep West Cloverdale ALR (KWCALR) to highlight potential development issues on the site. The group claims the property owners have not disclosed their plans for the 37 acres if they are removed from the ALR, and they are worried about what damage that might do to the on-site habitats. “We object to any agricultural land being removed from the ALR,” said Deb Jack, president of Surrey Environmental Partners, speaking on behalf of the organization. According to a planning and development report that went before Surrey council in April, two agrologists evaluated the land and noted that improvements would need to be made before it would be suitable for agricultural production. But KWCALR representatives said they would like more environmental reviews to be done. After the April land use meeting, Surrey council forwarded the application to the ALC, which will further consider the exclusion application no sooner than Sept. 30. “Shame on the City of Surrey,” said Donna Passmore, campaign director for the Farmland Defence League. “You (the residents) should have been asked first.” KWCALR had invited SurreyCloverdale MLA Stephanie Cadieux and Surrey city council to Thursday’s meeting, but none were available to appear. Passmore called the absence of current politicians a “damning statement,” though councillors Linda Hepner and Bruce Hayne had responded with messages of support for KWCALR’s cause. Former council members Bob Bose and Gary Robinson urged residents to speak up about the application before it is reviewed by the ALC. “If you’re loud, they will listen,” Robinson said.

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And like real cardboard takeout containers, the entire park is recyclable – after all, it’s made from recycled items. “All the materials are repurposed,” said Mashig. “All the plywood boxes are recycled. All the white material that the boxes are wrapped in are from the Canada Place sails. “The tabletop and the benchtops are a pattern of second-hand wood that was sanded and then glued and screwed together and then varnished.” The park space gives passersby a place to enjoy a meal or just take a load off. Food carts are also on location from most days (except Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including such vendors as Tasty Honkin, Papipops, Old Country Pierogi, Hearthstone Meats, Uncle Kebab, Fijian Fusion, Didi’s Greek and Street Meat. “We’ve seen people sitting out there, enjoying the space – that feels great,” said Mashig. “That’s exactly what we wanted to happen and what we envisioned.” The food carts will be around through August. For the vendor schedule, visit surrey.ca/parkit. jacobzinn@gmail.com

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provincial legislation, which she described as “woefully inadequate.” Coun. Barinder Rasode said the city is aggressive when it can be, but is legally required to forward the drafted bylaw to the minister under the Community Charter. “We support the cause,” Rasode said Friday. “We’ve come forward with this bylaw and that in itself is a show of support.” Since 2008, Surrey has had a policy of not using animal traps itself, but there are no bylaw provisions banning the use by the city or anyone else.

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It’s hot out and so you decide to leave the windows open to help cool down your house. And you’re also inviting thieves to visit, say the Surrey RCMP. In the two weeks between July 8 and 21, there were 71 reported residential B&Es, and 34 of those were cases where the homeowners made it easy for thieves to commit a “grab and go,” said Cpl. Bert Paquet. For example, leaving their garage door open while working in the backyard or leaving windows and doors open to catch a breeze. “While those seasonal numbers remain fairly consistent from year to year, what is also consistent is the way some thieves enter unsecured homes, garages or vehicles,” said Paquet. Quite often the items stolen are small and owners might not even notice them missing until they need them, Paquet added. “Do everything you can to secure your homes, vehicles and belongings at all times,” he said. That means closing and securing garage doors at all times, as well as closing the windows and locking the doors of your vehicles, consider installing a security system in your home, and locking doors and closing windows. If you prefer to have windows or doors open in summer, Paquet advises people to “ensure there is a locking device that prevents potential thieves from entering your home.” If you are away during the summer, make sure your home still looks occupied and ensure your mail is picked up. “Treat your mail as if it were a personal document,” said Paquet. “The consequences of having financial documents or statements stolen can be devastating so ensure you do everything you can to prevent it.” For more information on how to protect your home and belongings, see the BC RCMP website at http://bc.rcmp-grc. gc.ca and go to “Playing it Safe in the Summer” as well as “Protect Yourself.”

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he B.C. Teachers’ Federation is about to be given the right to engage in a full-scale strike, something many of its members have been demanding for years. But they better be careful what they wish for. The public simply won’t tolerate prolonged work stoppages that close schools behind picket lines. I would guess a teachers’ strike would last a maximum two weeks before public pressure mounts on the provincial government to end the dispute through legislation. Granting teachers the power to strike is part of Education Minister Peter Fassbender’s interesting pitch to the BCTF. He’s trying to lure them onto the dance floor, and so far the BCTF has tentatively expressed interest in what he has to say, but has also made it clear that it’s time to “show us the money.” And there doesn’t appear to be much money to be had. Fassbender wants a 10-year deal with the union,

but with provincial finances expected to be fairly bleak for the next few years, it’s hard to see how the BCTF would be motivated to sign a long-term deal that gives its members minimal pay raises (or even none at all) for that stretch. Nevertheless, it’s too early to completely write off the chances of a long-term deal being reached. The government has signalled it’s willing to be creative and bend a bit to meet some of what the BCTF is looking for in certain areas, so we’ll see how long this little dance lasts. For example, Fassbender has said more items can be bargained at the local level rather than the provincial level, which may meet a long-standing demand by the BCTF. He has also agreed to have face-to-face negotiations between the central government and the union, something the BCTF has been calling for. Fassbender has taken away the provincial bargaining authority of the B.C. Public Sector Employees Association and has put it in the hands of two people: Health Employers Association CEO Michael Marchbank, and

long-time labour negotiator Peter Cameron. In elbowing BCPSEA aside, Fassbender has removed school trustees, who had representation on the BCPSEA board, from the bargaining process (although they will be retained in an “advisory capacity”). This is not necessarily a bad thing, given that school trustees, who are elected by a relatively small part of the population, can’t point to any great success that is due to their presence at the provincial bargaining table. Cameron is an interesting choice here. His background includes working for a fairly militant union, CAIMAW, back in the 1980s. Since then he has emerged as a top labour negotiator and mediator, and if anyone can

pull off a miracle deal it’s someone like him. While a 10-year deal seems like a remote possibility, I wouldn’t discount the chances of, say, a five-year contract being agreed to. Given the government’s tight money situation, such a contract would have to be backended loaded, meaning any wage hikes and big funding lifts would come in the last years of the deal rather than the first two years. Would the BCTF agree to a contract that has no wage increases for the first two years, but then gives hikes of around three per cent in each of the next three years of a contract? If the government also agreed to increase funding to address class composition and class size in the back end

of the contract, along with assigning more items to local bargaining, the roots of a contract start to become visible. Of course, Fassbender may discover, as his predecessors in the portfolio did, that the BCTF isn’t really capable of true collective bargaining and so, any horse-trading that traditionally goes on in negotiations just doesn’t happen. But the leadership of the BCTF has changed since the last contract round, and so far the message coming from the union about Fassbender’s proposals has not been one of outright dismissal or condemnation, which was the norm in the past. In any event, don’t expect the government to impose

a 10-year deal. Such a move would be unconstitutional, given that it would effectively remove the collective bargaining rights for thousands of people for a decade. But the courts have ruled that if governments show it has tried to bargain in good faith and has exhausted all avenues to reach a deal, it can impose a contract on its employees. We’ve seen that done before with B.C. teachers, but I don’t think we’re at that point yet. As long as Fassbender and the BCTF keep dancing, there is hope for a deal reached at the negotiating table rather than in the legislature. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca

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Delta needs to come together for Burns Bog The Editor, Re: “Bog battle heats up,” the Now, July 30. There is something fishy going on. MK Delta Lands has spent too much money making Delta’s mayor and councillors look good. The Delta Health Golf Classic, Tour de Delta, the Boundary Bay Airshow and North Delta Canada Day celebration are only a few examples. In total, 11 public events in Delta are sponsored by MK Lands this summer. In this way, Mayor Lois Jackson’s public image is enhanced on the developer’s dime. MK Lands claims that it is “pleased to be a part of this wonderful community,” but is it just coincidence that it has millions to gain by pushing through the development of 89 acres of rare, sensitive habitat? And how’s this for questionable? MK Lands hosted a “private hospitality tent” at the Tour de Delta and invited the mayor and councillors. I urge anyone who lives in Surrey and Delta to come to the public hearing and remind our public officials who votes them into office. They are blinded by cash and are playing the developer’s game. They conveniently forget to mention that they have the power to change bylaws, and that the area in question can be designated so as not to allow anything to happen to this land. Delta staff ’s presentation to the Metro Vancouver board sounded more like a sales job by the developer then an objective, science-based staff report. Let’s get together and protect Burns Bog. Please sign up to speak at the public hearing if you want your voice to be heard. Eric Wirsching, North Delta

Delta is headed in wrong direction The Editor, Re: “Bog battle heats up,” the Now, July 30. The whole issue of the development proposed by MK Delta Lands is very suspicious. I think the development will be a disaster and there are many concerns that have not been addressed in the proposal. I have been following the process and have attended several information meetings. I also attended the council meeting when the decision was made to refer the proposal to Metro Vancouver. While I appreciate that Delta council is presumably trying to save money by not holding public hearings, I got the feeling that the underlying reason was to get Metro Vancouver to approve it, thereby giving Delta council the ability to push it through. The proximity to Burns Bog is a major concern, but not the only one. Eliza Olson’s interest is in preserving the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy area. She has nothing personal to gain and is aware of the process. There are several other issues on the table right now that will have a negative effect on life in Delta. I have heard many comments that indicate the population of Delta is starting to have concerns over how our council makes its decisions. They are elected to represent the best interests of Delta citizens, are they not? I have lived in Delta for most of the last 35 years and am deeply concerned about the direction we seem to be going in. I strongly oppose this development. There

is much of North Delta that needs to be improved. Adding pockets of high-density developments such as this and the 37-storey tower at 80th Avenue and Scott Road (how did that get pushed through?) is not, in my view, an appropriate way to proceed. I live between 72nd and 80th avenues. Will I be able to get out of my area? Evelyn Wedley, North Delta

Thank you for support during this tough time The Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to explain my absence from Delta council’s regular meeting on Monday, July 29. My husband has melanoma, the worst type of skin cancer, which has advanced to a stage where he is now in care at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. He was admitted approximately four weeks ago. We are fortunate to have a hospice facility where patients receive end-of-life care and are kept comfortable with grace and dignity. I would like to thank the mayor, members of Delta council, staff and the community for their continued support and understanding at this most difficult time for my family. It is my intention to continue with my council duties to the best of my abilities until such time as a leave-of-absence is necessary. With thanks for your understanding.

Has North Delta’s fate already been decided? The Editor, With many residents away from home for the summer, the planning of North Delta’s future goes on without their valued input. When I emailed the city asking to include all North Delta residents in the plan by adding another open house in September and postponing the close of the survey, the reply I received stated that because it was summer and many residents were away, the open houses were held in July only. Here is more proof Delta’s mayor, council and city planners have already decided the fate of the city’s future. Lisa Lewko, North Delta

Driving instructor on phone not a good sign The Editor, I knew there were lots of careless and stupid drivers out there, but I recently saw a driving instructor driving a company car using his phone in traffic. I wonder how he would react if one of his students pulled out a phone while driving? Would he tell that student to wait until he/she was as skilled as he is before trying to multitask while behind the wheel, or would he say that using a phone while driving is illegal, dangerous and stupid?

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Comic books aren’t only for kids – take it from independent comic book artist Jonathon Dalton. Dalton recently conducted free workshops at two Surrey Public Library branches, teaching aspiring illustrators how to put a comic together. The elementary school teacher from Abbotsford has been drawing and self-publishing comics professionally for the last eight years. “I’ve been reading comics since middle school, and pretty early on, I decided that these Jonathon Dalton were pretty cool and I wanted to draw my own,” he said. “But only after university did I decide what type of comics I was interested in drawing and got serious about actually sitting down and making stuff.” Dalton grew up reading superhero comics – “Anything beginning with the letter X” – but he has a vast appreciation for the range of artistic styles in different types of comics, both past and present. “Now we’ve got this sort of explosion of graphic novels and manga coming in from Japan and lots of exciting stuff happening,” he said. “All that stuff is what’s pushed me to say, ‘This is the kind of thing I should be doing.’” But putting a comic together isn’t as easy as putting a pencil to paper. His workshops teach students how to map out their comics with storyboards and scripts, giving an overall look at the process of comic design. “I like to focus more on the behind-the-scenes steps of making a comic – things that you can’t really find in many books,” he said. “Things like how you decide what to draw in each panel, how you plan out the story, things like that. I like drawing, but I also like writing stories. I have ideas for stories I want to tell and comics are a great way to get those stories across to an audience.” Dalton also likes the be-your-own-boss mentality with drawing comics; the storylines, character design, tone, colour scheme and various other elements are entirely up to him. A self-proclaimed former Trekkie, Dalton cited such sci-fi authors Isaac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin as inspirations for the current type of comics that he draws. “I’m much more interested in fantasy and science fiction,” he said. “I think I’ve always been more interested in those things, but superheroes were the closest I could find to that.” But to Dalton, it doesn’t matter whether you like modern-day Garfield funnies or 1940s issues of Batman – whatever you want to draw is up to you and your imagination.

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His name is Joey and he’s in the top percentage of Pokémon card players. In fact, Surrey’s own Joey Gaffney, 14, is the number-one ranked Pokémon card player in his division for all of Canada and will be representing his country this month at the world championships. For those not in the know, Pokémon stands for “pocket monsters” – colourful creatures with special elemental powers used for battling one another. Since its debut in the mid-1990s, the Pokémon Trading Card Game has remained one of the most popular competitive card games in the world. Enthusiasts young and old compete in tournaments regularly around the world and next month, the annual Pokémon World Championships are coming to Vancouver for the first time. For Joey, that means a home soil advantage. As for how he began his journey, Joey said he watched the show when he was younger, but his interest was piqued when he noticed a league playing at a local mall. “We saw a league there and I started

playing and just picked it up from there,” he said. That was five years ago, and ever since, Joey has consistently been at the top of the pack when it comes to competition on regional, provincial and national scales. Now, as the top-ranked Canadian in the seniors division (those born between 1997 and 2000), Joey is hoping to add a world champion trophy to his growing collection. “I have three awards from nationals, three from regionals and three from provincials, as well as a bunch from the States,” he said. But while he’s no newcomer when it comes to playing against North American players, Joey says when it comes to the worlds, the competition can be markedly different from what he’s used to. “There are people from all over the world who are so good, especially Japanese players, they play really fast and it’s hard to beat them sometimes,” he said. “Their play style is really intricate and more developed than others. Since they’re so off the map, they’re really unexpected in their play type.” Thankfully, on top of training in local leagues, Joey’s dad, Jonathan Gaffney, also decided to take up the game in order to help his son train. “My dad helps me practise a lot, I play against him a lot,” said Joey of his

training. “I use a lot of different decks and practise with all of them. I look online for advice and hints as well. You have to know how your cards work, how you should play stuff out in certain situations.” And for Gaffney, it’s a chance for him to help his son pursue something he loves. “Before he started playing Pokémon he was very shy,” said Gaffney of his son. “Teachers would give us a call and ask us why he was keeping so quiet and not participating in school, but with this game he’s changed completely. Within the first year of playing he was talking, having fun, you name it. It really helped develop the social side of him.” Now, with his son poised to compete for a chance at becoming the best in the world, Gaffney couldn’t be more proud, even if Joey isn’t happy until he wins. “He’s sort of set the bar so high for himself and he doesn’t get frustrated, he views a challenge as something to beat,” said Gaffney. “For him, coming in second place, he feels that’s a bad thing, but we see it as great. He’s not hard on himself necessarily, it just shows that he’s motivated.” The Pokémon World Championships run from Aug. 9 to 11 and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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Two SFU students want to develop a stronger relationship between the arts community and local businesses by creating opportunities for artists and executives to connect on a professional level. Kashif Pasta, 21, and Shyam Valera, 22, are starting Creative Surrey, a project which they described as a business improvement association crossed with an artist collective. Through a series of meetups, the duo hopes to establish a network for creative minds and business people to share their ideas, work together and generate an economically viable arts industry in the city. “We have other friends in Surrey who are artists and there’s a ton of potential in Surrey,” said Pasta. “There’s a lot of talent, there’s a large audience, there’s this whole fusion culture that’s really unique to Surrey... and there’s no united voice for these artists.” Creative Surrey encourages crosspromotions, urging executives to rely on more local artists when they need imaginative advertising campaigns. While Pasta and Valera aren’t studying in necessarily artistic fields – they’re currently enrolled in SFU’s communications and biology programs, respectively – their longtime interest in making movies sparked the idea for Creative Surrey.

Kashif Pasta (left) and Shyam Valera are SFU students who also write, direct and produce comedic videos online. They’ve started a project in an effort to get local artists and businesses to work together. (Photo: KEVIN HILL) The two first started recording sketches about six years ago as freshmen at Tamanawis Secondary in the school’s video program, and later created a film festival called Montage, encouraging short student films. “We both shared a passion for film and filmmaking, and when the school got these really simple little cameras, we were like, ‘We can make a little thing with this,’” said Pasta. After high school, the two founded a group in 2011 called Dunya Media to feature short comedies and social commentaries. The group’s YouTube channel hosts numerous gutbusting skits – both improvised and scripted – that find

humour in conversations they’ve had about, for instance, driving with an “N” licence or explaining that South Surrey is still part of Surrey. “Personally, a lot of our sketches just happen in real life,” said Valera. “There’s just a little bit of an exaggeration. “We started off with sketches at first, and then now we’re moving on to short films, longer-form content.” In a step away from two-minute shorts, the duo is currently finishing up a 12minute film called Zoya, set to be released later this month. The story revolves around a teenage girl who has had it with the social hierarchy of

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A renowned neuroscientist working with Simon Fraser University and his brain imaging research team have developed a new tool to help surgeons more accurately plan for operations on people with epilepsy. Dr. Ryan D’Arcy and his team used magnetoencephalography (MEG) technology to provide detailed maps of where critical language functions are found, to help doctors in their preoperative planning. “It provides the surgeons with the best possible map tool to see what they’re going into,” D’Arcy said. “This discovery

It provides surgeons with the best possible map tool to see what they’re going into. represents a major step. “When carrying out brain surgery it’s imperative not only to determine where the areas are to treat but whether the critical regions that carry out higher functions like language and memory will be affected.” D’Arcy is also overseeing the development of Innovation Boulevard, a high-tech health sector occupying

one square mile of Surrey’s City Centre between Simon Fraser University and Surrey Memorial Hospital. The city hopes to foster a network of health institutions and a community of talented academics, clinicians and researchers here. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, in a video posted on the city’s website, says “Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard will connect all of the dots and create a world-class centre for health technologies.” For more information, check out www. surrey.ca.

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As talks between teachers and the province loom, education minister and Surrey MLA Peter Fassbender has taken the responsibility of bargaining from the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association board of directors and placed it in the hands of a government-appointed administrator. The move comes as talks are set to resume in the fall and follows Fassbender’s breaking off of talks with the BCSPEA in June. Currently, the province’s teachers are without a contract. See also VIEWPOINT › page 8

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Westshore Terminals has completed millions of dollars worth of upgrades in recent months in its ongoing efforts to suppress coal dust. The coal port, which has been operating at Roberts Bank since 1970, has invested $8.5 million on a dust suppression system that includes low-level sprayers, spray towers, a water recycling system, two mobile air monitoring units and a coal train surveillance station. David Crook, Westshore’s manager of environmental services, outlined the changes for Delta’s civic politicians last Monday night – the same night White Rock council officially opposed the coal transfer facility proposed for Fraser Surrey Docks, partially due to concerns over coal dust. Crook said Westshore Terminals has completely replaced the equipment used to keep coal dust to a minimum, adding 94 low-level sprays, which replaced the old 77 ground-level rain guns, while 17 new water spray towers now ring the site. “We completely replaced our rain gun system,” Crook said. “Each of these rain guns was replaced in kind with a newer, better model that actually throws the water

Westshore Terminals, operator of the coal port at Roberts Bank, has spent $8.5 million on a dust suppression system in an effort to better control coal dust. further... It’s vastly improved our ability to spray water.” The low-level sprays are used in low wind conditions, he said, but when the wind picks up, the company switches to the spray towers. The towers are 130-feet tall with a 130-foot-wide cross arm. Westshore also spent $5.5 million on a water recycling system. The low-level sprays use recycled water that has been collected and cleaned of any dust and dirt. In addition to the new on-site dust suppression system, Westshore has installed a train surveillance station at the 80th Street overpass. The high-tech system allows the company to monitor coal trains on their way to the port online. Westshore also now has two mobile air monitoring units available to assess if there is any coal dust in a given area. The selfcontained units can be placed anywhere in the community to get a handle on the quality of the air. “Anecdotally, we hear lots of complaints about the fact that there is (coal) dust in the community,” Crook said.

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He added the company has investigated the complaints on many occasions and in most cases there has been no coal dust involved. “Of 17 investigations that we’ve performed in the last 10 years, 13 had no coal dust whatsoever. So it’s an indication of the fact that we can see black material and think it’s coal dust and it actually isn’t,” he said. “We don’t like being blamed for the stuff that isn’t ours. We’ll take responsibility for what is.” Delta has also undertaken a dust fall monitoring project of its own. Earlier this summer, staff established five temporary monitoring sites – four in Tsawwassen and one north of the Boundary Bay Airport adjacent to the rail tracks. Canisters were set out to collect dust samples over 30 days. The collection period ended on Monday and the samples will be sent to a lab for testing to determine if coal particles are present. The results are expected later this month.

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The meeting was hosted by an environmental group called Keep West Cloverdale ALR (KWCALR) to highlight potential development issues on the site. The group claims the property owners have not disclosed their plans for the 37 acres if they are removed from the ALR, and they are worried about what damage that might do to the on-site habitats. “We object to any agricultural land being removed from the ALR,” said Deb Jack, president of Surrey Environmental Partners, speaking on behalf of the organization. According to a planning and development report that went before Surrey council in April, two agrologists evaluated the land and noted that improvements would need to be made before it would be suitable for agricultural production. But KWCALR representatives said they would like more environmental reviews to be done. After the April land use meeting, Surrey council forwarded the application to the ALC, which will further consider the exclusion application no sooner than Sept. 30. “Shame on the City of Surrey,” said Donna Passmore, campaign director for the Farmland Defence League. “You (the residents) should have been asked first.” KWCALR had invited SurreyCloverdale MLA Stephanie Cadieux and Surrey city council to Thursday’s meeting, but none were available to appear. Passmore called the absence of current politicians a “damning statement,” though councillors Linda Hepner and Bruce Hayne had responded with messages of support for KWCALR’s cause. Former council members Bob Bose and Gary Robinson urged residents to speak up about the application before it is reviewed by the ALC. “If you’re loud, they will listen,” Robinson said.

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And like real cardboard takeout containers, the entire park is recyclable – after all, it’s made from recycled items. “All the materials are repurposed,” said Mashig. “All the plywood boxes are recycled. All the white material that the boxes are wrapped in are from the Canada Place sails. “The tabletop and the benchtops are a pattern of second-hand wood that was sanded and then glued and screwed together and then varnished.” The park space gives passersby a place to enjoy a meal or just take a load off. Food carts are also on location from most days (except Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including such vendors as Tasty Honkin, Papipops, Old Country Pierogi, Hearthstone Meats, Uncle Kebab, Fijian Fusion, Didi’s Greek and Street Meat. “We’ve seen people sitting out there, enjoying the space – that feels great,” said Mashig. “That’s exactly what we wanted to happen and what we envisioned.” The food carts will be around through August. For the vendor schedule, visit surrey.ca/parkit. jacobzinn@gmail.com

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provincial legislation, which she described as “woefully inadequate.” Coun. Barinder Rasode said the city is aggressive when it can be, but is legally required to forward the drafted bylaw to the minister under the Community Charter. “We support the cause,” Rasode said Friday. “We’ve come forward with this bylaw and that in itself is a show of support.” Since 2008, Surrey has had a policy of not using animal traps itself, but there are no bylaw provisions banning the use by the city or anyone else.

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It’s hot out and so you decide to leave the windows open to help cool down your house. And you’re also inviting thieves to visit, say the Surrey RCMP. In the two weeks between July 8 and 21, there were 71 reported residential B&Es, and 34 of those were cases where the homeowners made it easy for thieves to commit a “grab and go,” said Cpl. Bert Paquet. For example, leaving their garage door open while working in the backyard or leaving windows and doors open to catch a breeze. “While those seasonal numbers remain fairly consistent from year to year, what is also consistent is the way some thieves enter unsecured homes, garages or vehicles,” said Paquet. Quite often the items stolen are small and owners might not even notice them missing until they need them, Paquet added. “Do everything you can to secure your homes, vehicles and belongings at all times,” he said. That means closing and securing garage doors at all times, as well as closing the windows and locking the doors of your vehicles, consider installing a security system in your home, and locking doors and closing windows. If you prefer to have windows or doors open in summer, Paquet advises people to “ensure there is a locking device that prevents potential thieves from entering your home.” If you are away during the summer, make sure your home still looks occupied and ensure your mail is picked up. “Treat your mail as if it were a personal document,” said Paquet. “The consequences of having financial documents or statements stolen can be devastating so ensure you do everything you can to prevent it.” For more information on how to protect your home and belongings, see the BC RCMP website at http://bc.rcmp-grc. gc.ca and go to “Playing it Safe in the Summer” as well as “Protect Yourself.”

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he B.C. Teachers’ Federation is about to be given the right to engage in a full-scale strike, something many of its members have been demanding for years. But they better be careful what they wish for. The public simply won’t tolerate prolonged work stoppages that close schools behind picket lines. I would guess a teachers’ strike would last a maximum two weeks before public pressure mounts on the provincial government to end the dispute through legislation. Granting teachers the power to strike is part of Education Minister Peter Fassbender’s interesting pitch to the BCTF. He’s trying to lure them onto the dance floor, and so far the BCTF has tentatively expressed interest in what he has to say, but has also made it clear that it’s time to “show us the money.” And there doesn’t appear to be much money to be had. Fassbender wants a 10-year deal with the union,

but with provincial finances expected to be fairly bleak for the next few years, it’s hard to see how the BCTF would be motivated to sign a long-term deal that gives its members minimal pay raises (or even none at all) for that stretch. Nevertheless, it’s too early to completely write off the chances of a long-term deal being reached. The government has signalled it’s willing to be creative and bend a bit to meet some of what the BCTF is looking for in certain areas, so we’ll see how long this little dance lasts. For example, Fassbender has said more items can be bargained at the local level rather than the provincial level, which may meet a long-standing demand by the BCTF. He has also agreed to have face-to-face negotiations between the central government and the union, something the BCTF has been calling for. Fassbender has taken away the provincial bargaining authority of the B.C. Public Sector Employees Association and has put it in the hands of two people: Health Employers Association CEO Michael Marchbank, and

long-time labour negotiator Peter Cameron. In elbowing BCPSEA aside, Fassbender has removed school trustees, who had representation on the BCPSEA board, from the bargaining process (although they will be retained in an “advisory capacity”). This is not necessarily a bad thing, given that school trustees, who are elected by a relatively small part of the population, can’t point to any great success that is due to their presence at the provincial bargaining table. Cameron is an interesting choice here. His background includes working for a fairly militant union, CAIMAW, back in the 1980s. Since then he has emerged as a top labour negotiator and mediator, and if anyone can

pull off a miracle deal it’s someone like him. While a 10-year deal seems like a remote possibility, I wouldn’t discount the chances of, say, a five-year contract being agreed to. Given the government’s tight money situation, such a contract would have to be backended loaded, meaning any wage hikes and big funding lifts would come in the last years of the deal rather than the first two years. Would the BCTF agree to a contract that has no wage increases for the first two years, but then gives hikes of around three per cent in each of the next three years of a contract? If the government also agreed to increase funding to address class composition and class size in the back end

of the contract, along with assigning more items to local bargaining, the roots of a contract start to become visible. Of course, Fassbender may discover, as his predecessors in the portfolio did, that the BCTF isn’t really capable of true collective bargaining and so, any horse-trading that traditionally goes on in negotiations just doesn’t happen. But the leadership of the BCTF has changed since the last contract round, and so far the message coming from the union about Fassbender’s proposals has not been one of outright dismissal or condemnation, which was the norm in the past. In any event, don’t expect the government to impose

a 10-year deal. Such a move would be unconstitutional, given that it would effectively remove the collective bargaining rights for thousands of people for a decade. But the courts have ruled that if governments show it has tried to bargain in good faith and has exhausted all avenues to reach a deal, it can impose a contract on its employees. We’ve seen that done before with B.C. teachers, but I don’t think we’re at that point yet. As long as Fassbender and the BCTF keep dancing, there is hope for a deal reached at the negotiating table rather than in the legislature. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca

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Delta needs to come together for Burns Bog The Editor, Re: “Bog battle heats up,” the Now, July 30. There is something fishy going on. MK Delta Lands has spent too much money making Delta’s mayor and councillors look good. The Delta Health Golf Classic, Tour de Delta, the Boundary Bay Airshow and North Delta Canada Day celebration are only a few examples. In total, 11 public events in Delta are sponsored by MK Lands this summer. In this way, Mayor Lois Jackson’s public image is enhanced on the developer’s dime. MK Lands claims that it is “pleased to be a part of this wonderful community,” but is it just coincidence that it has millions to gain by pushing through the development of 89 acres of rare, sensitive habitat? And how’s this for questionable? MK Lands hosted a “private hospitality tent” at the Tour de Delta and invited the mayor and councillors. I urge anyone who lives in Surrey and Delta to come to the public hearing and remind our public officials who votes them into office. They are blinded by cash and are playing the developer’s game. They conveniently forget to mention that they have the power to change bylaws, and that the area in question can be designated so as not to allow anything to happen to this land. Delta staff ’s presentation to the Metro Vancouver board sounded more like a sales job by the developer then an objective, science-based staff report. Let’s get together and protect Burns Bog. Please sign up to speak at the public hearing if you want your voice to be heard. Eric Wirsching, North Delta

Delta is headed in wrong direction The Editor, Re: “Bog battle heats up,” the Now, July 30. The whole issue of the development proposed by MK Delta Lands is very suspicious. I think the development will be a disaster and there are many concerns that have not been addressed in the proposal. I have been following the process and have attended several information meetings. I also attended the council meeting when the decision was made to refer the proposal to Metro Vancouver. While I appreciate that Delta council is presumably trying to save money by not holding public hearings, I got the feeling that the underlying reason was to get Metro Vancouver to approve it, thereby giving Delta council the ability to push it through. The proximity to Burns Bog is a major concern, but not the only one. Eliza Olson’s interest is in preserving the Burns Bog Ecological Conservancy area. She has nothing personal to gain and is aware of the process. There are several other issues on the table right now that will have a negative effect on life in Delta. I have heard many comments that indicate the population of Delta is starting to have concerns over how our council makes its decisions. They are elected to represent the best interests of Delta citizens, are they not? I have lived in Delta for most of the last 35 years and am deeply concerned about the direction we seem to be going in. I strongly oppose this development. There

is much of North Delta that needs to be improved. Adding pockets of high-density developments such as this and the 37-storey tower at 80th Avenue and Scott Road (how did that get pushed through?) is not, in my view, an appropriate way to proceed. I live between 72nd and 80th avenues. Will I be able to get out of my area? Evelyn Wedley, North Delta

Thank you for support during this tough time The Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to explain my absence from Delta council’s regular meeting on Monday, July 29. My husband has melanoma, the worst type of skin cancer, which has advanced to a stage where he is now in care at the Irene Thomas Hospice in Ladner. He was admitted approximately four weeks ago. We are fortunate to have a hospice facility where patients receive end-of-life care and are kept comfortable with grace and dignity. I would like to thank the mayor, members of Delta council, staff and the community for their continued support and understanding at this most difficult time for my family. It is my intention to continue with my council duties to the best of my abilities until such time as a leave-of-absence is necessary. With thanks for your understanding.

Has North Delta’s fate already been decided? The Editor, With many residents away from home for the summer, the planning of North Delta’s future goes on without their valued input. When I emailed the city asking to include all North Delta residents in the plan by adding another open house in September and postponing the close of the survey, the reply I received stated that because it was summer and many residents were away, the open houses were held in July only. Here is more proof Delta’s mayor, council and city planners have already decided the fate of the city’s future. Lisa Lewko, North Delta

Driving instructor on phone not a good sign The Editor, I knew there were lots of careless and stupid drivers out there, but I recently saw a driving instructor driving a company car using his phone in traffic. I wonder how he would react if one of his students pulled out a phone while driving? Would he tell that student to wait until he/she was as skilled as he is before trying to multitask while behind the wheel, or would he say that using a phone while driving is illegal, dangerous and stupid?

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Comic books aren’t only for kids – take it from independent comic book artist Jonathon Dalton. Dalton recently conducted free workshops at two Surrey Public Library branches, teaching aspiring illustrators how to put a comic together. The elementary school teacher from Abbotsford has been drawing and self-publishing comics professionally for the last eight years. “I’ve been reading comics since middle school, and pretty early on, I decided that these Jonathon Dalton were pretty cool and I wanted to draw my own,” he said. “But only after university did I decide what type of comics I was interested in drawing and got serious about actually sitting down and making stuff.” Dalton grew up reading superhero comics – “Anything beginning with the letter X” – but he has a vast appreciation for the range of artistic styles in different types of comics, both past and present. “Now we’ve got this sort of explosion of graphic novels and manga coming in from Japan and lots of exciting stuff happening,” he said. “All that stuff is what’s pushed me to say, ‘This is the kind of thing I should be doing.’” But putting a comic together isn’t as easy as putting a pencil to paper. His workshops teach students how to map out their comics with storyboards and scripts, giving an overall look at the process of comic design. “I like to focus more on the behind-the-scenes steps of making a comic – things that you can’t really find in many books,” he said. “Things like how you decide what to draw in each panel, how you plan out the story, things like that. I like drawing, but I also like writing stories. I have ideas for stories I want to tell and comics are a great way to get those stories across to an audience.” Dalton also likes the be-your-own-boss mentality with drawing comics; the storylines, character design, tone, colour scheme and various other elements are entirely up to him. A self-proclaimed former Trekkie, Dalton cited such sci-fi authors Isaac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin as inspirations for the current type of comics that he draws. “I’m much more interested in fantasy and science fiction,” he said. “I think I’ve always been more interested in those things, but superheroes were the closest I could find to that.” But to Dalton, it doesn’t matter whether you like modern-day Garfield funnies or 1940s issues of Batman – whatever you want to draw is up to you and your imagination.

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His name is Joey and he’s in the top percentage of Pokémon card players. In fact, Surrey’s own Joey Gaffney, 14, is the number-one ranked Pokémon card player in his division for all of Canada and will be representing his country this month at the world championships. For those not in the know, Pokémon stands for “pocket monsters” – colourful creatures with special elemental powers used for battling one another. Since its debut in the mid-1990s, the Pokémon Trading Card Game has remained one of the most popular competitive card games in the world. Enthusiasts young and old compete in tournaments regularly around the world and next month, the annual Pokémon World Championships are coming to Vancouver for the first time. For Joey, that means a home soil advantage. As for how he began his journey, Joey said he watched the show when he was younger, but his interest was piqued when he noticed a league playing at a local mall. “We saw a league there and I started

playing and just picked it up from there,” he said. That was five years ago, and ever since, Joey has consistently been at the top of the pack when it comes to competition on regional, provincial and national scales. Now, as the top-ranked Canadian in the seniors division (those born between 1997 and 2000), Joey is hoping to add a world champion trophy to his growing collection. “I have three awards from nationals, three from regionals and three from provincials, as well as a bunch from the States,” he said. But while he’s no newcomer when it comes to playing against North American players, Joey says when it comes to the worlds, the competition can be markedly different from what he’s used to. “There are people from all over the world who are so good, especially Japanese players, they play really fast and it’s hard to beat them sometimes,” he said. “Their play style is really intricate and more developed than others. Since they’re so off the map, they’re really unexpected in their play type.” Thankfully, on top of training in local leagues, Joey’s dad, Jonathan Gaffney, also decided to take up the game in order to help his son train. “My dad helps me practise a lot, I play against him a lot,” said Joey of his

training. “I use a lot of different decks and practise with all of them. I look online for advice and hints as well. You have to know how your cards work, how you should play stuff out in certain situations.” And for Gaffney, it’s a chance for him to help his son pursue something he loves. “Before he started playing Pokémon he was very shy,” said Gaffney of his son. “Teachers would give us a call and ask us why he was keeping so quiet and not participating in school, but with this game he’s changed completely. Within the first year of playing he was talking, having fun, you name it. It really helped develop the social side of him.” Now, with his son poised to compete for a chance at becoming the best in the world, Gaffney couldn’t be more proud, even if Joey isn’t happy until he wins. “He’s sort of set the bar so high for himself and he doesn’t get frustrated, he views a challenge as something to beat,” said Gaffney. “For him, coming in second place, he feels that’s a bad thing, but we see it as great. He’s not hard on himself necessarily, it just shows that he’s motivated.” The Pokémon World Championships run from Aug. 9 to 11 and will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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a number of areas of expertise we are looking to add to our team.” To get involved, contact Rod Dranfield via e-mail rodneyd@shaw.ca or call 604-723-3905. Become a volunteer literacy tutor and help a child who is struggling with reading and writing. “The Learning Disabilities Association (Fraser South) offers extensive training and mentorship when you commit to our spring session of tutoring.” Call 604-5915156 to register and for location. Info: www.ldafs.org. White Rock RCMP Community Policing is looking for volunteers.

“If you have 100 hours a year to spare and want to join our team, please contact Julia Everett at 778-593-3611. Activities include Van Patrol, Bike Patrol, Speed Watch and more. Applicants must be prepared to pass a security assessment, which normally takes about four months to process.” Delta Police Victim Services seeks volunteers 19 and older who have exceptional interpersonal and communications skills. Info: Call Kim Gramlich, 604-940-5019 or email victimservices@deltapolice.ca. Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC: Do you enjoy interacting

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Two SFU students want to develop a stronger relationship between the arts community and local businesses by creating opportunities for artists and executives to connect on a professional level. Kashif Pasta, 21, and Shyam Valera, 22, are starting Creative Surrey, a project which they described as a business improvement association crossed with an artist collective. Through a series of meetups, the duo hopes to establish a network for creative minds and business people to share their ideas, work together and generate an economically viable arts industry in the city. “We have other friends in Surrey who are artists and there’s a ton of potential in Surrey,” said Pasta. “There’s a lot of talent, there’s a large audience, there’s this whole fusion culture that’s really unique to Surrey... and there’s no united voice for these artists.” Creative Surrey encourages crosspromotions, urging executives to rely on more local artists when they need imaginative advertising campaigns. While Pasta and Valera aren’t studying in necessarily artistic fields – they’re currently enrolled in SFU’s communications and biology programs, respectively – their longtime interest in making movies sparked the idea for Creative Surrey.

Kashif Pasta (left) and Shyam Valera are SFU students who also write, direct and produce comedic videos online. They’ve started a project in an effort to get local artists and businesses to work together. (Photo: KEVIN HILL) The two first started recording sketches about six years ago as freshmen at Tamanawis Secondary in the school’s video program, and later created a film festival called Montage, encouraging short student films. “We both shared a passion for film and filmmaking, and when the school got these really simple little cameras, we were like, ‘We can make a little thing with this,’” said Pasta. After high school, the two founded a group in 2011 called Dunya Media to feature short comedies and social commentaries. The group’s YouTube channel hosts numerous gutbusting skits – both improvised and scripted – that find

humour in conversations they’ve had about, for instance, driving with an “N” licence or explaining that South Surrey is still part of Surrey. “Personally, a lot of our sketches just happen in real life,” said Valera. “There’s just a little bit of an exaggeration. “We started off with sketches at first, and then now we’re moving on to short films, longer-form content.” In a step away from two-minute shorts, the duo is currently finishing up a 12minute film called Zoya, set to be released later this month. The story revolves around a teenage girl who has had it with the social hierarchy of

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high school. “She starts wearing the hijab, the head scarf, and that ends up getting her more attention than ever before,” said Pasta, noting that the main character ends up running for student council president as a result of her transformation. In addition to Zoya, Pasta and Valera are in pre-production for a five-part web series called Welcome to Surrey, slated to be released sometime in 2014. With the tagline “You’re born in one culture but raised in another,” the comedy focuses on five friends in their early 20s who live in Surrey. “It’s a great place to grow up and it’s a great place to raise your kids, but in between, it’s kind of this empty space,” said Pasta. “It’s kind of about that period.” As artists in their own right, they’ve each participated in recent arts-minded events, including the City of Surrey’s Creative Economic Summit, to spread the word about Creative Surrey. While they’ve seen enthusiasm from the city and local businesses regarding better engagement of the arts, they feel that it’s still difficult for photographers, videographers, painters and the like to find work. “There’s a lot of people in the arts field that are just graduating, but they have nothing to do here,” said Valera. Pasta and Valera are trying to set up partnerships with the Surrey Board of Trade and the city before their meetups start in the fall. No specific dates have been scheduled, but artists and executives can keep in the loop by signing up for the initiative’s newsletter on creativesurrey.ca. “We need not just a vibrant arts community but an economically sustainable arts community,” said Pasta. “People need to be able to pay their rent and raise families eventually.”

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A renowned neuroscientist working with Simon Fraser University and his brain imaging research team have developed a new tool to help surgeons more accurately plan for operations on people with epilepsy. Dr. Ryan D’Arcy and his team used magnetoencephalography (MEG) technology to provide detailed maps of where critical language functions are found, to help doctors in their preoperative planning. “It provides the surgeons with the best possible map tool to see what they’re going into,” D’Arcy said. “This discovery

It provides surgeons with the best possible map tool to see what they’re going into. represents a major step. “When carrying out brain surgery it’s imperative not only to determine where the areas are to treat but whether the critical regions that carry out higher functions like language and memory will be affected.” D’Arcy is also overseeing the development of Innovation Boulevard, a high-tech health sector occupying

one square mile of Surrey’s City Centre between Simon Fraser University and Surrey Memorial Hospital. The city hopes to foster a network of health institutions and a community of talented academics, clinicians and researchers here. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, in a video posted on the city’s website, says “Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard will connect all of the dots and create a world-class centre for health technologies.” For more information, check out www. surrey.ca.

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