Since I had a dream last night that I went to my 10 year high school reunion (which is coming up this spring), this morning’s link fest is dedicated to Surrey… and this morning’s WTS is a link fest.
Nickelback front man is blaming Surrey RCMP for his drunk driving charge. There are a lot of things for which I’d like to blame Nickelback. [CKNW]
Translink says riders are still getting a bargain with the new fare increase [News1130].
If you’re a commuter from Surrey and beyond you may want to review this NDP-sponsored petition (link via Sean).
Meanwhile Translink is also in Surrey’s bad books due to the lack of response, progress, and well anything really, regarding the Bridge of Death [Surrey Leader]
Aside from the Pattullo being a rickety septuagenarian and poor excuse for a bridge, speed also plays a huge role in the number of accidents that occur. The current posted speed limit is 50 km/h but you’ll often find most vehicles cruising along at 100. According to letters to the Surrey leader, many are calling out for photo radar to be reinstated to slow bridge traffic. [Surrey Leader]
The City of Vancouver introduced new waste pickup standards for 2008 but there wasn’t any warning in Surrey where recyclables are piling up. “Regular” service is said to resume by January 14. [Surrey Leader]
If you are a business owner in the Whalley area, you’re invited to the Business Improvement Association’s AGM on February 25, 2008. [WhalleyBIA]
Because ice skating is super fun, and on the last episode of The Crazy Canucks JJ, Dave and I reminisced about the Newton Arena, check out your local rink for upcoming skate times and events [City of Surrey]
While you’re checking out the ice rink at North Surrey Arena, stick around for their “Spa Night” on January 28th. [Surrey Events]
The next meeting discussing Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy will be January 17th at the Newton Senior’s Centre [Surrey Events]
And since I just found this site while sifting through the internet this morning, I would like to give them a plug : The Surrey Women’s Centre, which helps women throughout the South Fraser region including Surrey, Delta, Langley and White Rock. It’s been around since 1992 and aims to support and enhance the lives of women, children and families impacted by violence. The SWC provides a support line, counseling, court accompaniment, support groups, library, community kitchen, family law clinic, resource centre and a clothing exchange.
If you have (or know of) a community not-for-profit organization or upcoming event, feel free to drop me a line (with information or a website address) using the contact form.