Archive for the category "whatthesurrey"

WTS – What the Surrey #36: Condo Crisis

Comments 8 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Whatever happened to the basement suite? Those were the days. Just a few weeks after the Quattro fire (by the way, it’s worth taking a look at some of the comments on that post), Surrey largest development, Infinity at Central City, is now seeking bankruptcy protection. Photo via Caleb Quinton The developer of the five-tower […]

WTS – What the Surrey #35: Blame Surrey

Comments 24 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I spend a good part of my week defending my hometown of Surrey. Sure the city isn’t perfect, it’s people aren’t either, but I honestly don’t think Pleasantville can be found anywhere in the Metro Vancouver area. Over the weekend a terrible incident, fueled by intolerance and hate, occurred in the West End. Early Saturday […]

WTS – What the Surrey #34: Downtown Surrey

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This afternoon while popping by Tanya’s house in Surrey I noticed a flyer (“The New View“) from the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association on her kitchen table which contained the following: It’s Your Downtown – Tell them what you think One last time, the City of Surrey is reaching out to you, the community, for […]

WTS – What the Surrey #33: Surrey Minor Hockey Stars

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My weekly Hockey Stars post is now up and it discusses team logos and hockey jersey pride. I originally wanted to include a blurb about how in the locally-filmed movie, Happy Gilmore (during the opening credits), Adam Sandler is sporting a Surrey Minor Hockey jersey. Unfortunately I couldn’t find the clip anywhere online so I […]

WTS – What the Surrey #32: Bus Service

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve written about the aggravation I have felt trying to catch a bus in Surrey, one that only comes every 45 minutes. I used to have to deal with that every day (during the work week) but somehow it seems even more annoying now that I know the difference in service between regions. When I […]

WTS – What The Surrey #31: Pattullo Passage

Comments 11 by Rebecca Bollwitt

After 71 years, the Pattullo is probably now in its most dangerous condition. Aside from being too narrow for modern-day vehicles and transportation standards, causing dozens to lose theirs lives in recent years, and even being packed with asbestos, the Bridge of Death is just plain scary to cross (so don’t ask why I did […]