Archive for the category "whatthesurrey"

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 […]

WTS – What the Surrey #30: Defending Surrey on CBC

Comments 10 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I was contacted earlier this week by the CBC, wanting to do a story about my blog but looking for some unique angles. Turns out the most prominent discussion on my blog at the moment is about the Dana Carvey Surrey Girl Joke so they wanted to talk about that, and I was more than […]

WTS – What the Surrey #29: I Love Surrey

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I received a really nice email from a reader recently who thanked me for my positive portrayal of Surrey. The note helped me recall something I read a few weeks ago I thought this would be perfect opportunity to write a post of this nature. Photo credit: OmniTV I was enjoying lunch at the cafe […]

WTS – What the Surrey #28: Pattullo Bridge Asbestos

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

What’s next? Dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you? Not quite, but something that should concern commuters yet again is the deterioration of the Pattullo aka Bridge of Death as it has recently been revealed that its deck contains asbestos. The toxic material was mixed in with […]

WTS – What the Surrey #27: Good Citizen Award

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Surrey’s Good Citizen Award was handed to Jim King this past week for his work “…as an executive director since 1997, being a past-president of the Surrey Chamber of Commerce and a founding member and past director of the Surrey Tourism and Convention Association” – [Surrey Leader]. The award is given to an individual each […]