After not so surprising victory in Westside-Kelowna by-election Premier Christy Clark is finally on board in full force as Premier and MLA. Since she won BC Liberals leadership in early 2011 Clark fought many battles mainly against public, pollsters and caucus which often didn’t support her but her leadership opponents. She showed her ability to lead and deliver almost impossible, beating down -20 pts in polls and returning as strong majority, Clark is finally equipped with essential tools to start working on crucial issues for the people of British Columbia. Continue reading “#BCPoli: Clark finally on board, Opposition lost”
As the second largest metropolitan area in British Columbia, Surrey is one of the fastest developing communities in the Province and perhaps Western Canada. Surrey is an exciting place to be. Many great projects are in the works and the City of Surrey is striving to improve our quality of living, transportation and community connections. Every new addition to the City Centre is transforming the shape and feel of our City.This area is the nucleus of our new Surrey where you’ll find one of the largest construction sites in the Lower Mainland, with continuous work on the new City Hall and plans for a new Performing Arts Centre. Once an unattractive part of the City, today it is the heart of the community often featuring family friendly celebrations, such as the recent Party for the Planetand HSBC City of Bhangra Festival. In a city with a booming population (approximately +1000 new residents/month), we can foresee a need for residential projects.
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SURREY – Surrey Town Hall series organized by the City of Surrey as the part of the commitment to establish better communication and cooperation with citizens visited Fleetwood as the last stage on the road. Mid sized group, 40-50 people, gathered at Surrey Sports and Leisure complex had rare but well deserved opportunity to meet and discuss current state of the community with Mayor Dianne Watts, Councillors Barinder Rasode and Marvin Hunt who were joined by Planning and Engineering GM’s, Jean Lamontagne and Vince Lalonde. It’s important to say up front that security, bylaw enforcement and clean Fleetwood were the most interesting areas of discussion on Tuesday evening. Once again this meeting as well as those before confirmed constant that our communities are totally unique micro organizations inside the City confirming differences in prioritization of problems and needs. Continue reading “Fleetwood Town Hall: We need more security, infrastructure and better bylaw enforcement”
SURREY – Last Saturday night all eyes in British Columbia were fixed on only two race, Vancouver and Surrey,everyone was interested to learn what would happen, who will be re-elected or elected and in which direction will go two the most important municipal centers. While Vancouver race was pretty tight and on moments so interesting, Surrey’s fight for municipal leadership was not so interesting when it comes to tightness between candidates numbers it was more interesting in percentage difference which divide them on final count. Surrey’s fight transformed itself from election race to referendum on political future of the City but also whole community, decisions made on this elections will have a huge reflection on Surrey’s future, by the wish and votes of citizens. Continue reading “Historic elections of November 19th – Surrey goes with Surrey First, Bob Bose is retiring”