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Surrey, Vancouver break transit truce

December 14, 2012 |

As Gordon Price notes, up until this week, the Mayors of Surrey and Vancouver were on the same page for transit expansion – both are regional priorities.

That changed when Mayor Watts made comments to the media suggesting Vancouver’s recent … Read More

Surrey’s new waste collection program reduces landfill waste by 35 percent

November 22, 2012 |

Back in October, I talked about the City of Surrey’s new waste collection program.  Now I’m back for an update.

Since the City of Surrey began the rethink waste program, which included providing residents with new waste bins and a … Read More

Watts preparing for Liberal leadership?

September 25, 2012 |

The will-she-or-won’t-she saga of Mayor Watts’ jump to provincial politics is on once again, thanks to a new report from Frances Bula. Watts is purportedly the originator of the new Mayor’s Caucus at the annual Union of British … Read More

#AskWatts in online town hall July 25

July 13, 2012 |

As a wrapper to the City’s six town hall meetings, Mayor Dianne Watts will be taking questions from you at 12pm on July 25! You can ask her a question via Twitter with the #AskWatts hashtag, or post a … Read More

Know Your Donor: Who funded Surrey First?

March 29, 2012 |

 Following in the spirit of a similar series by our friends over at CityCaucus, we are delving into the numbers to see who funded the campaigns in the November municipal elections. You can view financial statements from all candidates at the … Read More

Watts calls for Light Rail, but what’s the hold up?

March 15, 2012 |

The 500 attendees at the 2012 State of the City address must have felt a sense of deja vu as Mayor Watts stood proudly behind a Light Rail background – indeed, it was the very same used last year. Once … Read More

City Hall launches arts centre offensive

January 25, 2012 |

Five days after we said the performing arts centre project is dead on arrival, City Hall has proclaimed it is “moving ahead” with the facility. The Mayor’s Office announced today that it has hired Bing Thom Architects as the consultant … Read More

New performing arts centre? Don’t count on it.

January 20, 2012 |

One of the long standing pledges Mayor Watts has made to the community is her plan to build a 1,600 seat performing arts centre Downtown. It was first expressed in her 2008 re-election campaign and has remained on the books … Read More