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Past articles by Janet:

TransLink’s newest SeaBus sits too low in the water, launch delayed to 2020

Officials determined the Burrard Chinook sits too low in the water after August sea trials. → Read More

Vancouver councillor seeks modular housing in residential neighbourhoods

Should modular housing be allowed in parts of the city currently zoned for detached homes and duplexes? → Read More

Teen dies after being found in critical condition at Walnut Grove skate park

The BC Coroners Service says the boy died "suddenly and unexpectedly." → Read More

New head of IHIT promises action on high-priority murder cases

In an exclusive interview with Global News, Supt. Dave Chauhan says the unsolved case of Paul Bennett's murder is one of his top priorities. → Read More

Surrey mayor announces members of new police transition advisory committee

The new committee replaces Surrey's public safety committee, which was recently done away with by the mayor and included all of council. → Read More

Underemployment a common problem for newcomers in B.C.: survey

When newcomers don't find work in their profession or trade, intergenerational poverty can often set in, says Ludgate. → Read More

NHL draft will add millions to local economy: Tourism Vancouver

The NHL draft is this weekend, and Tourism Vancouver president and CEO Ty Speer says the event means big economic spinoffs for the region. → Read More

Abused children may by shortchanged in Surrey’s cop swap: Coun. Brenda Locke

Councilor Brenda Locke says there are plans to roughly double the number of children helped at Sophie's Place, but no increase in the number of police officers assigned to help them. → Read More

Surrey should have a ‘wandering canal,’ mayor says

Doug McCallum floated the idea on Thursday at a Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association event. → Read More

New police chief should be hired this summer, Surrey policing transition plan says

A recent report on Surrey's policing transition says the new force's chief constable should be hired between July and September of this year. → Read More

Surrey Mounties may be offered incentives to join city’s new police department

The city may also cover the costs of criminal record checks and medical exams for first-time applicants, a total savings of $555, according to a recent report. → Read More

Surrey council in favor of setting up ethics office

Coun. Jack Hundial hopes to see the ethics office established and a commissioner in place by next year. → Read More

Surrey council to consider creating ethics commissioner role for the city

Staff is giving council recommendations, including that council authorize the selection of an independent expert who will develop a 'council code of conduct.' → Read More

Surrey councillor quits Mayor Doug McCallum’s Safe Surrey Coalition, will sit as independent

A Surrey city councillor is leaving Mayor Doug McCallum's Safe Surrey Coalition party. → Read More

Police transition report may be on agenda of Surrey council closed-door meeting

It could be an eventful day in Surrey — the police transition report may finally be discussed in a closed-door meeting of council. → Read More

B.C. Premier John Horgan concerned about early start to wildfire season

Premier John Horgan says after two of the worst fire seasons in B.C. history, he is definitely worried. → Read More

Anti-crime group Wake Up Surrey supports local MLA’s idea to toughen gun possession law

Wake Up Surrey founding member Gurpreet Singh Sahota says gang and youth violence in the city has reached a "crisis situation." → Read More

Surrey mayor releases more information about new Surrey Police Department

The provincial government has yet to approve the city's transition from an RCMP force to a civic police force. → Read More

Surrey police vehicle prototype unveiled for proposed municipal force

The City of Surrey unveiled a prototype of a police vehicle for the city's proposed municipal police force. → Read More

Surrey city councillor considers restricting vape shops

Stephen Pettigrew says parents are concerned about the rise in vaping in high schools. → Read More