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Casinos should be sited in town centres: Thoughts on cancelled South Surrey casino

January 31, 2013 |

When I first saw the application for the now-cancelled “South Surrey Entertainment Complex” aka casino, all I noticed was a building whose footprint was half the size of its surrounding parking facilities, out in the middle of nowhere. It had … 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

Councillor Rasode on why she, and three others, supported the casino

January 25, 2013 |

Key reasons for supporting the Casino application at 10th and 168th, South Surrey

Pre zoned site:

One of the primary reasons for consideration of this application is derived from the fact that Council had zoned this site for building a … Read More

Why do we oppose traffic in our neighbourhoods, yet cause traffic in others’?

January 17, 2013 |

One of the interesting dynamics within any community is how quick people are to oppose road widening/expansions projects and ask for traffic claiming in their own neighbourhoods. It makes sense given the fact that living next to a major road … Read More

Sneak peek at the next phase of Urban Village

January 17, 2013 |

With just a few remaining sales to go on Ultra, the first tower in the Urban Village complex, WestStone properties is moving onto the next phase of the project. The second tower, at 35 storeys, is planned to be built … Read More

Rapid bus for King George, light rail for Fraser?

January 16, 2013 |

A retail leasing document for PCI’s King George Station development is revealing new details about the City’s rapid transit future. Retail floorplans in the document show that the mixed-use, transit-oriented development has been planned to accommodate two rapid transit stations. … Read More

Coast Capital HQ to anchor King George re-development

December 19, 2012 |

Coast Capital Savings, Canada’s second largest credit union, is moving its headquarters to Downtown Surrey, anchoring a massive redevelopment on the land south of King George SkyTrain.

This master planned development – King George Station – is being led by … Read More

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