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TransLink concludes SkyTrain clear winner for Vancouver – and Surrey

March 6, 2013 |

TransLink has officially completed their multi-year rapid transit studies, one for Vancouver and one for Surrey. The result? SkyTrain is the preferred option for both cities. Let’s dive in to the numbers.

First is Vancouver. TransLink narrowed down the options … Read More

Family-friendly Clayton home to restless youth

February 19, 2013 |

Surrey’s award-winning master planned Clayton community is not quite what it was supposed to be. In addition to parking issues and increasing crime, youth loitering and nuisances are proving to be another big concern. Although Clayton’s built form may well … Read More

$7 million to finish Fraser Highway expansion in Cloverdale

February 18, 2013 |

The City will spend around $7 million dollars to complete the second-to-last expansion of Fraser Highway. From 168 St to the 17300 block along the Serpentine Flats in Cloverdale, the new Fraser Highway will include a median, bike lanes, a multi-use … Read More

10 ideas to build Destination Cloverdale

February 15, 2013 |

Having returned from a brief trip to the Island, and seeing the terrific heritage brand Port Alberni has fashioned for itself, I couldn’t help but wonder what was holding back Cloverdale from its full potential.

Cloverdale is the historic centre … Read More

The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society: an update on progress

January 26, 2013 |

Since my previous post last August regarding the move of Interurban cars 1225 and 1304, the FVHRS have continued to work tirelessly, preparing for the launch of their weekend tourist tram service between the Cloverdale and Sullivan stations.  Major parts … Read More

Christmas in Surrey 2012

November 23, 2012 |

Looking for some holiday cheer this side of the Fraser? Look no further as we present Civic Surrey’s annual Christmas in Surrey post! There’s a growing list of events occurring right here in Surrey to satisfy your festive desires, from Santa parades and Christmas movies to performances of The Nutcracker!

Surrey Christmas Bureau
As the largest and busiest Christmas Bureau in BC, the SCB serves over 1,900 Surrey families and 5,000 children every year. Help bring some Christmas cheer to those less fortunate through the Christmas Hamper and Adopt-a-Family programs. You can donate unwrapped toys or monetary contributions at any Surrey Fire Hall.

Potter’s Christmas Store
Potters shops the world for all things Christmas and brings them to you in Surrey! With over 28,000 sq. ft., Potters is transformed into Western Canada’s largest Christmas store for the holidays. Featuring ornaments and linens, wreaths and stocking stuffers, there’s plenty of gifts for even the “hard to buy” people in your life. Santa and Mrs. Claus are on hand every weekend for the kids.

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The City of Surrey, tourist trams, and the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society: An overview

October 4, 2012 |

Back in August fellow Civic Surrey blogger Kenneth Souder posted about the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail Society’s (FVHRS) move from Sullivan Park to Cloverdale. The FVHRS’s goal is to run a weekend tourist tram service during the summer along the … Read More

Historic Interurban Cars Arrive in Cloverdale

August 17, 2012 |

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 … Read More