City Council

Surrey council chambers, inside city hall. (File photo)

Surrey to return to virtual council meetings as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Mayor says it’s ‘important’ to ensure the safety of public, staff while making sure business continues

 

Langley City council voted to appoint councillor Gayle Martin (R) to the Metro Vancouver board of directors in place of mayor Val van den Broek (L). The decision was made at a closed-door meeting of council on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (file)

Langley City mayor says her removal from Metro board of directors is example of continued in-fighting

‘I’m not the mayor they wanted’ Val van den Broek says of the council members who voted against her

 

Sean and Trevor Crean reflect on memories of their grandfather, Jack Turner. The senior was the first interment at the Crean’s cemetery, Heritage Gardens in South Surrey. Now, a proposal has been put forward to expand the cemetery. (File photo)

Public hearing tonight for proposed expansion of South Surrey cemetery

Comments on proposal for four-hectare addition can be made Nov. 9

 

White Rock City Council voted Monday to move its meetings online for the next two sessions and then decide whether to resume in-person meetings or carry on virtually. (Tracy Holmes photo)

White Rock council to attempt fully electronic meetings

Temporary policy will allow study of virtual options for conducting city business

White Rock City Council voted Monday to move its meetings online for the next two sessions and then decide whether to resume in-person meetings or carry on virtually. (Tracy Holmes photo)
The City of White Rock will be purchasing two replacement recycling trucks, which together will cost roughly $300,000 more than budgeted because they feature on-board compaction. (File photo)

Two new recycling trucks on the way for White Rock

Council approves higher cost to reduce operations yard problems

The City of White Rock will be purchasing two replacement recycling trucks, which together will cost roughly $300,000 more than budgeted because they feature on-board compaction. (File photo)
Viewing deck binoculars, removed during Memorial Park washroom reconstruction two years ago, will be replaced by the City of White Rock. (Lynne Sinclair file photo)

Memorial Park pay binoculars set to return to White Rock

Council approves replacement installation of beachfront viewfinders

Viewing deck binoculars, removed during Memorial Park washroom reconstruction two years ago, will be replaced by the City of White Rock. (Lynne Sinclair file photo)
Rendering of what CR-3A zoning build-out could look like at 15081 Marine Dr. (City of White Rock graphic)

Proposed Marine Drive zone aims to make use of small lots ‘more efficient’

CR-3A zone discussed during White Rock’s first virtual public information meeting

Rendering of what CR-3A zoning build-out could look like at 15081 Marine Dr. (City of White Rock graphic)
City of White Rock survey results suggest dogs may continue to be allowed on the promenade in off-season months. (Ric Wallace photo)

White Rock dogs-on-promenade survey shows majority approval

City figures suggest that off-season program could continue

City of White Rock survey results suggest dogs may continue to be allowed on the promenade in off-season months. (Ric Wallace photo)
Some White Rock residents are concerned that a proposed zoning category for the West Beach area of Marine Drive could create a precedent for higher, and greater density, development on the waterfront (File photo).

Proposed White Rock waterfront zoning questioned by residents

Group says approval will create a precedent of increased height on West Beach

Some White Rock residents are concerned that a proposed zoning category for the West Beach area of Marine Drive could create a precedent for higher, and greater density, development on the waterfront (File photo).
The City of White Rock is adding to its parking enforcement budget for three months, and will begin a city-wide review of available stock, regulations and management options. (File photo)

White Rock boosts parking enforcement budget

Staff suggests city-wide review of regulations and best practices

The City of White Rock is adding to its parking enforcement budget for three months, and will begin a city-wide review of available stock, regulations and management options. (File photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Surrey council rejects motion to back off on restaurant patio fees

Mayor says city has already ‘bent over backwards” for small business

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)

Barring public from open council meetings exceeds authority: B.C. Ombudsperson

Orders affected the public attending council meetings

Jay Chalke is the Ombudsperson for B.C. (BC Government photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

Surrey Council Code of Conduct gets final nod on five-yes, four-no vote

The bylaw establishes expectations for ethical conduct for the politicians

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
The 314 Sunbury bus picks up passengers at the corner of 84th Avenue and 112th Street in North Delta. (James Smith photo)

COLUMN: Transit funding must be the foundation of our economic recovery

Delta city councillor Dylan Kruger calls for emergency funding to maintain transit service levels

  • Apr 22, 2020
The 314 Sunbury bus picks up passengers at the corner of 84th Avenue and 112th Street in North Delta. (James Smith photo)
Allison Patton says she ‘promptly’ removed advertising suggesting vitamins and treatments around COVID-19. (File photo)

Surrey councillor under fire for naturopathic COVID-19 offers

College of Naturopathic Physicians warns against ‘potentially harmful’ claims

Allison Patton says she ‘promptly’ removed advertising suggesting vitamins and treatments around COVID-19. (File photo)
George Scott walks 12-year-old Cody along the newly laid asphalt path that connects Goggs Avenue with Oxford Street, alongside the city’s water-treatment plant site. The path was installed Feb. 15. (Tracy Holmes photo)

Residents say concessions to enable White Rock pathway appreciated

Walkway alongside water-treatment plant pleases

George Scott walks 12-year-old Cody along the newly laid asphalt path that connects Goggs Avenue with Oxford Street, alongside the city’s water-treatment plant site. The path was installed Feb. 15. (Tracy Holmes photo)
White Rock Coun. David Chesney has received an apology for censures imposed by the previous council. (File photos)

White Rock councillor gets apology for past accusations of defamation, confidentiality breach

Retroactive pay, legal fees for David Chesney, for pair of reprimands during 2014-2018 council term

White Rock Coun. David Chesney has received an apology for censures imposed by the previous council. (File photos)
Members of White Rock council, as well as White Rock Youth Ambassadors and members of the Friends of the Pier committee, celebrate the presentation of a $400,000 cheque for the pier-repair project. (City of White Rock photo)

$400,000 pier cheque ‘more than I was expecting’: White Rock Mayor

Fundraising committee presented city council with first installment of $2-million pledge

Members of White Rock council, as well as White Rock Youth Ambassadors and members of the Friends of the Pier committee, celebrate the presentation of a $400,000 cheque for the pier-repair project. (City of White Rock photo)
Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Councillor in Revelstoke withdraws proposed 67% pay hike amid backlash

There was significant backlash to the proposed $25,000 and $70,000 wages

Cody Younker, who first proposed the raises for mayor and council has retracted his support for them. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)

Councillor resigns in Revelstoke after colleagues approved 67% raise

Council approved a 134 per cent raise for the mayor of Revelstoke

Steven Cross was elected in October 2018, he resigned Jan. 21, 2020. (File)