• Two interurban cars being restored by the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society (FVHRS), BCER 1225 and BCER 1304, arrived to their new home in Cloverdale Wednesday evening.

    The FVHRS, a non-profit charitable organization, was formed in 2001 based off of an idea and personal funding from Jim Wallace, a commissioner with the Surrey Heritage Advisory Commission (SHAC).  The organization’s purpose is to rehabilitate some of the original BCER Interurban cars and Fraser Valley line for use as a heritage tourism initiative south of the Fraser….

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  • The City of Surrey has been named one of the top five real estate investment  cities in Canada by Business Review Canada.

    A recently released report by the organization highlighted Surrey’s strategic  location, increasing business opportunities and population growth, and  emphasized the city is a prime location for business. The cities were chosen  based on factors ranging from market stability to housing prices, and future  growth potential,

    “Surrey <> is an emerging metropolis with a  dynamic local ec…

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  • The City of Surrey will host its first ever Community Summit, which will be designed to connect the people and places of Surrey, Mayor Dianne Watts announced today.

    The event will take place in April 2013 and the featured speaker will be Gord Hume, one of Canada’s leading voices on municipal government, cultural planning and creative cities. The event will include the Mayor, Councillors and the senior management team representing all departments at City Hall. The event will provide an opportunity for the City to engage, consult, and shar…

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  • After the successful completion of three mid-rise buildings in the north-east corner of downtown, Tien Sher, the developers behind Quattro, are taking the project to new heights. The company is seeking preliminary approval for four new towers between Whalley Boulevard and King George on what is currently the site of the old Flamingo Hotel.

    The site will be divided into two phases with a new north-south road in between. Phase 1, on the east, will include two towers – one at 28 storeys, the other 30 – along with 3-storey ground-oriente…

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  • Jon Schubert has agreed to leave his position as CEO of ICBC, the corporation  announced Thursday. Schubert’s departure will be effective November 15.

    ICBC also announced it will reduce staff by up to 195 positions over the next  two years.

    It said the vast majority of reductions will come from management.

    The move comes after a government audit found total compensation for senior  managers increased by 70 per cent at the corporation between 2007 and 2011.

    Over the same time, compensation for union employees rose by just unde…

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  • The first SkyTrain faregate was installed Monday at Marine Drive Station in Vancouver.

    Faregates are part of the overall strategy to reduce fare evasion and increase security on Metro Vancouver’s transit system.

    Wai Young, Member of Parliament for Vancouver-South, B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom, and TransLink Chief Operating Officer Doug Kelsey were on hand at Marine Drive Station to commemorate the project milestone.

    “The new faregates will make SkyTrain service safer and more secure for commuters,…

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  • Grand Opening Saturday August 18, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Apple StoreCoquitlam Centre

    2829 Barnet Highway

    Coquitlam , British ColumbiaV3B 5R5

    604) 945-1160

    Store Hours:

    Mon, Tue:        10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Wed – Fri:         10:00 am to 9:00 pm

    Sat:                     9:30 am to 6:00 pm

    Sun:                    11:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Visit the Apple site for more details.

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  • The City of Surrey is receiving accolades for the restoration of a designated heritage site.

    Kensington Prairie Elementary School in South Surrey was the focus of a renovation project commissioned by the city, repurposing the nearly 100-year-old school into a “holistic community centre to serve the needs of the growing neighbourhood,” Mayor Dianne Watts said in a release.

    The restoration project turning the school into the Kensington Prairie Community Centre has earned the city the 2012 Heritage BC Award for Outstanding Achievement, the…

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  • The Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association is proud to be facilitiating a transformative time for the City of Surrey.

    The following is a video which includes the most influential leaders in BC and their views on this soon-to-be second largest Metro Centre in Western Canada.

    Watch the video here….

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  • Do you have fond memories of the Muppets?

    Relive your childhood while watching your Muppet friends in The Muppets this Saturday (Aug. 11) at Movies Under the Stars in Holland Park (Old Yale Road and King George Blvd.).

    The award winning musical comedy The Muppets has your favourite puppets reuniting for one last show to save the Muppets Theatre. Featuring Jason Segal and Amy Adams, the movie features the timeless and classic Muppet characters in which Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy do not disappoint.

    There is a lineup of entertainmen…

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  • The time to invest in commerical real estate is now, according to BMO.

    Low interest rates, low vacancy rates and tight supply are a cue to look at  buying a building for your business, according to the Bank of Montreal.

    “Now may be a particularly good time for businesses to invest in commercial  property for their own use,” said Steve Murphy, senior vice-president of  commercial and treasury management at BMO. “There is strong demand for these  properties by users, who are often able to lease out part of the property for  addit…

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  • We are looking for a Conveyancer / Bookkeeper. Please contact Delia Schatz to apply…

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    Team Canada celebrate their silver medal in the women’s eight rowing during the  London 2012 Olympic Games, August 02, 2012.

    The night before they went for gold, the Canadian women’s eight met and made  a solemn pledge.

    Others might measure their success by a different standard. But as long as  they maintained their trust in each other, as long as they performed as a team,  and as long as they expended every last joule of energy in their beings, they  would be satisfied with their race.

    On Thursday, they met every on…

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  • Canadian swimmer Brent Hayden has won a bronze medal in the men’s 100m freestyle final at the Aquatics Centre at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
    Hayden took third place with a final time of 47.80 seconds.
    American Nathan Adrian took gold with a time of 47.52, while Australia’s James Magnussen won silver, finishing at 47.53.
    More information….

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  • White Rock’s Christine Girard made history at the 2012 London Olympic Games  today by bringing home a bronze medal in the women’s 63-kilogram division.

    The win cemented Girard as the first Canadian woman to win a medal in  weightlifting and the third Canadian overall to win a medal in the sport.

    Originally from Quebec, Girard moved to White Rock three years ago and  currently holds the Canadian records for her weight class as well as records for  the Commonwealth and Pan American Games.

    Girard also competed in the 2008 Olympic Game…

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  • The diving team of Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito captured Canada’s second medal at the London Olympics.

    Filion of Laval, Que., and Montreal’s Benfeito won bronze Tuesday in the women’s 10-metre synchronized event.

    China continued to dominate the competition, with Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao winning the gold.

    Paola Espinosa Sanchez and Alejandra Orozco Loza of Mexico took the silver.

    The medal comes two days after Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel gave Canada its first medal of the Games with a third-place finish in the women’…

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  • The sun is out, the temperatures are up (finally) and the calendar says July  so that means it’s time once again for the Now’s annual quest to find the Best  Burger in Town. We’re hunting for the sort of unique, one-of-a-kind  mouth-watering concoction that will compel you to drive from Cloverdale to North  Delta, White Rock to Whalley just to satisfy your burger cravings.

    Last year  Uli’s on White Rock beach successfully defended their culinary crown with the  innovative Uli’s 2.0 burger, but can they make it three in a row? We know t…

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  • Thank you to all who came out and cheered for the Frontline team participating in the 2102 Prospera Valley GranFondo 

    The Fraser Valley GranFondo was a huge success with nearly 1,200 riders  participating to raise money for the Special Olympics, BC.

    Congratulations to all of the riders who participated in the 2012 Prospera Valley GranFondo, particularly the Frontline team who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!

    Frontline’s team stats:

    1st Place:  Tim Abercrombie

    2nd Place:  Noah Bloom

    3rd Place:  Mike Simpson

    7th Place:…

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  • Come on out July 22nd and cheer for the Frontline team participating in the Prospera Valley GranFondo! This 160km (100miles) route takes cyclists from Fort Langley south through Langley’s country roads, along Zero Avenue, through the community of Arnold, along the Sumas Prairie, up and over Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford and back to Fort Langley along the Matsqui flats and through Glen Valley along the Fraser River. Participants will climb and descend; they will open up the throttle along the flats (where they may battle some wind), and the…

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  • Frontline is a proud sponsor of the 9th Annual Cloverdale Blueberry Festival!

    The Blueberry Festival is a community event which is spread throughout the Cloverdale Town Centre. These includes the Surrey Show N Shine car show, Amusement Rides, Farmers Market, Blueberry Pie Eating Contests, Blueberry Arts Festival, Trolley Rides and a variety of exhibitors plus Cloverdale Merchants and Services.

    August 4th, 9 am – 4 pm. Pancake breakfast, BBQ, race cars and so much more!

    More information.


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  • Come out July 21 and July 22 for the Surrey Fusion Festival – the ultimate celebration of music, food and culture. Two full days of free entertainment and activities, cultural displays, music, and food from dozens of countries around the world.

    The Musical Line Up
    The Mocking Bird, Walk Off The Earth, Delhi 2 Dublin, Indanation, Bocephus King, Good For Grapes, Marlin Ramazzini and headliners Hawksley Workman (Saturday) and Los Lobos (Sunday).

    Cultural Pavilions
    Stop by tents with representatives of the following nations to buy craf…

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    A plan to build a new Cloverdale Legion that was shelved six months ago is unexpectedly being brought back to life.

    Phase one of Cloverdale West Village, the City of Surrey’s long-standing promise to redevelop the derelict old Cloverdale Mall site into a thriving neighbourhood hub, will be going ahead after all, members of the Cloverdale Business Improvement Association were told last week.

    “It’s embarrassing because it’s been a long time in the works,” said Jim Cox, CEO of the Surrey City Development Corp.  “Bu…

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  • Pin It to Win It Summer Photo Contest

    Pin it to win it! Beginning weekly July 16 and continuing until August 17, 2012, we’ll select one (1) Surrey pin as the prize winner.

    If you win, you’ll get the weekly prize, and see your feature image on the City of Surrey homepage.
    How to enter:

    Create a board on Pinterest (Website. New window.) called ‘Summer Fun in Surrey BC.’
    Pin photos of your favourite Surrey summer activities and places. Be creative!
    Add the hashtags #SummerInSurrey AND #SurreyBC to each of your photos.

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  • Construction for Frontline’s head office 5658 176 Street, Surrey will be completed by the beginning of August….

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  • This years Honeybee Festival is scheduled for July 21 st & 22nd, 10 am – 4 pm, come down to the Honeybee centre for free family fun all day! The event is fully covered and will be held rain or shine. Some great festival activities include:

    Bee Beards
    Beekeeping Demos
    Honey Extraction
    Kid’s Tent
    Artisan Market
    Bouncy Castle
    Live antertainment

    and much more!

    For more information contact the Honeybee Centre:

    7480 176 Street, Surrey, BC
    T: 604.575.2337

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  • Profile: Jordan MacDonald
    Property values: Having co-founded Frontline Real Estate Services in 2009 when he was in his 20s, Jordan MacDonald is now at the forefront of an unprecedented wave of growth and development in the Fraser Valley.

    Cross the Port Mann Bridge, and a broad mix of industrial, retail, residential and agricultural land unfolds to visitors from north of the Fraser River. The constraints that mountains and the river impose on development are gone, helping make housing more affordable and job space that much cheaper to build….

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  • Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
    Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino – Clubhouse 17755 – 60 Avenue

    Back again by popular demand, this month’s theme will be “Blow Your Own Horn”. This is where you get to tell people about your exciting product or service.

    Networking at 11:30 AM, lunch at Noon. Cost is $20.00 per person.

    New members are always welcome.

    Please RSVP by Noon, Monday, July 9 to 604-574-9802 or email…

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  • Abbotsford council will soon be asked to support either the developer of a proposed Bradner industrial park which will bring thousands of jobs and billions in economic activity, or opponents who will lobby to keep close to 300 acres of farmland in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR).

    Ron Emerson of the Emerson Real Estate Group told Black Press that his plan would create $4.7 billion in economic activity, and close to 5,000 jobs, according to the draft economic impact study.

    The developer, who also created the 2,000,000 square foot Kingsw…

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  • Over the past week, we’ve seen a drop in prices at the pump, and one expert thinks that trend will continue, even with a carbon tax bump on the horizon.

    The key to all of this is getting the Cherry Point refinery back online believes gas price analyst Michael Ervin with MJ Ervin and Associates.

    “I think we’re going to see prices come down a little more because wholesale prices have been uncharacteristically high relative to the underlying cost of crude,” notes Ervin. “If fact, we’re probably going to see prices ease a little more over the…

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  • Good luck to our own Jordan MacDonald and Katie Whitrow who are participating this weekend in probably the toughest event on the the planet the “Tough Mudder” competition.

    Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.  With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $3 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the…

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