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VIDEO: Council All Candidates Meeting gave us a chance to meet future municipal government

all candidates council meetingFollowing first Mayoral All Candidate Meeting organized by SFU Surrey and Downtown Surrey BIA majority of candidates who are running for Surrey Council met at Westminster Savings Theater at SFU Surrey Campus to introduce themselves to the public and to answer some of key questions related to their agenda.

Watch video here.


Izbori 2014: Hadžiomerović predlaže kandidata, Čović sanja uništenje, a Radončić misli da bez njega ništa ne može

izboriNakon što se CIK konačno smilovao da objavi rezultate glasanja na proteklim izborima, građani BiH su se sada našli pred periodom u kojem će biti odlučeno ko će formirati vlast. U nekada najjačoj političkoj partiji se bore za vlast, u glavnoj hrvatskoj misle kako ih neko želi uništiti, dok vječiti drugi/treći Radončić misli kako nema vlasti bez njega. Continue reading

Battleground Surrey: Council candidates to face-off for the first time

votingFollowing last week first mayoral all candidate meeting on which we heard their ideas for the future of the city, Council candidates will have chance to do a same and introduce themselves to the public. Downtown Surrey BIA gave a chance to candidates to express their views on Surrey and how they can help City of the next term if they are elected. Some of them not  all, there is total of 36 candidates for Surrey Council, answered questions but DTSBIA and pattern is already visible. Continue reading

Tonino Picula za Face to Face: “Ja volim Bosnu, Dodik više ovako ne može.”

Bivši ministar vanjskih poslova Hrvatske, bivši saborski zastupnik i evroparlamentarac Tonino Picula u razgovoru za FACE TV govori o promjenama koje se moraju desiti u Bosni i Hercegovini, Evropi i SAD. Picula ističe kako ima dugu i jaku ljubav prema Bosni i Hercegovini koju želi da vidi u punopravnom članstvu EU. Komentarišući netom održane izbore Picula kaže kako su se desile promjene, pogotovo u RS-u, gdje će Milorad Dodik imati puno težu misiju ukoliko želi ostvariti svoje snove o nezavisnoj RS.


20141023_205545Municipal elections in Surrey are just few weeks away and candidates for Mayor of City of Surrey and City Council are finally starting coming together to discuss all important issues and resolution of same. On Thursday SFU Surrey and Downtown Surrey BIA organized first, of many to come, all candidates meeting for mayoral hopefuls.

Read and watch here.


Life on 135A street, or, The little Pop-up Soup Kitchen that could

Originally posted on No Strings Attached : Laila Yuile on politics and life in B.C.:

Compassion is not just feeling with someone, but seeking to change the situation. Frequently people think compassion and love are merely sentimental. No! They are very demanding. If you are going to be compassionate, be prepared for action!”
Desmond Tutu

The story last week that bylaw officers from the city of Surrey had told a group of volunteers who have been running a pop up soup kitchen on 135A street every other Sunday they weren’t welcome anymore, left many with a bad taste in their mouths, including myself.

I’m ashamed that I only recently discovered this little strip of Surrey after being told about it by a reader, who said what was happening on King George in Whalley was nothing in comparison to what happens a block away.

Hidden from public view, the people of 135A street left an impression on me the first time I travelled the…

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Battleground Surrey: First debate is coming, Mayoral face-off on October 23

(Photo: Flickr)

(Photo: Flickr)

Surrey mayoral candidates so far exchanged opinions and discussed their respective agendas through the media and social media, but it is that time of campaign when they will start coming together to discuss all important issues. Series of debates will give us much better insight in their respective ideas about Surrey and will open doors for new discussions. Also will give a community chance to ask questions and get answers without waiting or delays to be deiced if that is “suitable” or “unacceptable” question. Continue reading