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Tories defend former MP Hiebert's bill

Bill C-377, a private member's bill presented and championed by former South Surrey-Cloverdale-White Rock Conservative MP Russ Hiebert, would require unions to publicly report salaries...

YEAR IN REVIEW: Our top 10 stories of 2015 in Surrey and Delta

The election in Surrey saw NDP MPs Jasbir Sandhu and Jinny Sims lose their seats, as did veteran Conservative MP Nina Grewal, in Fleetwood-Port Kells.

Surrey-schooled Baba Brinkman brings his acclaimed 'Rap Guides' around globe

This coming Christmas, he plans to spend time in Vancouver visiting his parents, who include Joyce Murray, Liberal MP in the riding of Vancouver-Quadra. Professionally,...

ZYTARUK: Let's see how long honeymoon lasts for Liberals in Surrey and Delta

The last opposition MP in that neck of the woods was Reform's Val Meredith, who lost the Conservative nomination to Russ Hiebert in 2004. Watts...

ELECTION 2015: Surrey's hamster wheel of crime keeps spinning

“Lately our streets have become a battle ground for rival gangs and drug dealers, with the violence reaching near crisis proportions,” Grewal said in May.

EVENTS GUIDE for Sept. 24 and beyond (Surrey, Delta)

“FreeStyle” hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with ... Scottish Country dance classes are held on Wednesday evenings each week...

EVENTS GUIDE for Sept. 10 and beyond (Surrey, Delta, White Rock)

Info: Contacty Rowena Warkentin, 604-501-5026, or visit Surrey.ca/culture-recreation/13766.aspx. North Delta Luminary Festival: Annual ... Mondays: Games Night, 8 p.m. start; Tuesday: Acoustic Night with Andrew...

EVENTS GUIDE for Sept. 3 and beyond (Surrey, Delta, White Rock)

Music Jammers: Seniors (50+) invited to join in lively two-hours of music, dancing and fun, Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Kennedy House Seniors...

#ThrowbackThursday: Surrey MP lobbies to make 'Charlie's Tree' a national ...

Conservative MP Nina Grewal lobbied the federal government to make the Charlie Perkins Tree a national historic site. The memorial there honours Canadians who died...

EVENTS GUIDE for Aug. 27 and beyond (Surrey, Delta, White Rock)

“FreeStyle” hip-hop/rap with Rasta Mike. Comedy night on last Friday of month with Dennis Lintonjua. Central City Brewing ... 9 to the end of April)...

ZYTARUK: Voters starving for sincerity in 2015 Canadian election campaign

Vancouver Liberal MP Hedy Fry ventured into the surreal years ago when she likened the situation in one Canadian Alliance stronghold, Prince George, to apartheid...

FEDERAL ELECTION: New ridings, names in Surrey and Delta (with maps)

As for candidates, there looks to be a battle royale brewing between incumbent Conservative MP Nina Grewal and NDP candidate Garry Begg, a retired senior...

Tennis match on promised new cops insulting to Surrey

Surrey's NDP MPs Jinny Sims and Jasbir Sandhu have been relentlessly pounding away at the Conservative government, demanding more police officers for Surrey and a...

ZYTARUK: Tired of watching the Surrey Mounties tennis match

Surrey's NDP MPs Jinny Sims and Jasbir Sandhu have been relentlessly pounding away at the Conservative government, demanding more police officers for Surrey and a...

Surrey getting first wave of new Mounties, government says

Nina Grewal, Conservative MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells, said the other 80 officers "will soon follow." "Our government will not stand by and allow our citizens...

Retired Mountie Garry Begg seeks NDP nod

SURREY - A retired senior Surrey Mountie will be looking to put veteran Conservative MP Nina Grewal out to pasture this October. Inspector Garry Begg,...

Bullets fly at restaurant patio in Surrey as arrests pile up

In Ottawa, Surrey North New Democrat MP Jasbir Sandhu accused the Tory government of "stalling" in its recent promise to send 100 more Mounties to...

'Welcome to Canada' event hosted by Surrey MP, MLAs (photos)

SURREY — Local NDP politicians hosted a 'Welcome to Canada' reception Sunday, June 7 at Bear Creek Pavilion. More than 100 people were welcomed to...

Sims says Harper's travel crackdown 'disingenuous'

Surrey Conservative MP Russ Hiebert, who after announcing in 2014 he will not be seeking re-election this fall, was earlier this year the subject of...

Feds promise 100 new cops for Surrey - but when?

But local NDP MPs are slamming the government for not revealing when the new Mounties will arrive. "Are they going to be here before the...

Federal government approves 100 new cops for Surrey, but no timeline provided

But local NDP MPs are slamming the government for not revealing when the new Mounties will arrive. “Are they going to be here before the...

LETTER: Zytaruk's column on Tories' silence on crime seemed unbalanced

Tom Zytaruk's column seems a bit unbalanced if we consider the quotes of both NDP and Conservative MPs. Jinny Sims (a woman of unfathomable sanctimony)...

ZYTARUK: Surrey Tory MPs' silence on crime ironic, considering their roots

To her credit, the foremost item on Nina Grewal's website was her private member's statement on crime. In it, the Conservative MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells...

NDP demanding 100 new cops for Surrey now

Jinny Sims, MP for Newton-North Delta, and Jasbir Sandhu, MP for Surrey North, led the NDP's charge in the House of Commons on Thursday. “The...

Parade draws 300000 for 'beautiful time' in Surrey

Many other local politicians turned out for the festivities, including Liberal MLAs Amrik Virk, Peter Fassbender, Marvin Hunt, Gordon Hogg and Scott Hamilton, and NDP...

Surrey NDP MPs call on Tories to help stop shootings

Jinny Sims, NDP MP for Newton-North Delta, said the federal budget tabled Tuesday fails to deliver any solutions to growing gang violence here. She and...

Crime problem starts in Surrey schools, former DPAC chairwoman says

Jasbir Sandhu, NDP MP for Surrey North, slammed Tuesday's federal budget revealed by the Conservative government. "We've got 23 shootings in Surrey," he said, "and...

Surrey's Vaisakhi parade draws 300000 for 'a beautiful day and a beautiful time'

Many other local politicians turned out for the festivities, including Liberal MLAs Amrik Virk, Peter Fassbender, Marvin Hunt, Gordon Hogg and Scott Hamilton, and NDP...

MP Hiebert's taste for travel won't be missed

Accountable only to his own conscience after announcing in February 2014 that he will not seek re-election, making it impossible for the voters of South...

Surrey Conservative is top globetrotter among Canada's MPs

OTTAWA — With trips to Paris, Istanbul and Taipei last year, B.C. Conservative MP Russ Hiebert proved for the third year running that he is...

SURREY MURDER: Here we go again — cases like Serena Vermeersch's aren't ...

Surrey North's New Democrat MP Jasbir Sandhu, meantime, fired a shot over her Conservative colleagues' bow. He slammed the ... “In committee, parliamentary secretary Roxanne...

Surrey Tory, NDP MPs weigh in on Vermeersch murder

Justice Minister Peter MacKay said in the House of Commons this week the government is committed to ensuring the “worst of the worst” face serious...

FOCUS: Here we go again — cases like Serena Vermeersch's aren't new for ...

Surrey North's New Democrat MP Jasbir Sandhu, meantime, fired a shot over her Conservative colleagues' bow. He slammed the ... “In committee, parliamentary secretary Roxanne...

Surrey mayor to take the leap into federal politics

Rumours began swirling in March after longtime MP Russ Hiebert announced he would not run again in the South Surrey-White Rock riding, a Conservative stronghold,...

MP's barbecue attracts 600 people to park in his Surrey North riding

"This was a great opportunity for me to touch base with constituents before the fall session of parliament begins," said Sandhu, a member of the...

MP's plea for refugee aid comes with some irony

On Monday, the Ottawa Citizen ran a story under the headline "Conservative MP calls for more western aid for Kurds," in which Russ Hiebert, who...

Long-leash policy is now biting us

Joyce Murray, then minister of Water, Land and Air Protection - thankfully, this "rebranding" was later dropped and the Ministry of Environment was reinstated -...

Joy Davies announces bid for federal Liberal seat

With that in mind, Davies announced Friday that she will be seeking the Liberal Party of Canada's nomination for the riding, which is currently held...

Joy Davies announces bid for South Surrey-White Rock federal seat

With that in mind, Davies announced Friday that she will be seeking the Liberal Party of Canada's nomination for the riding, which is currently held...

Joy Davies announces bid for South Surrey-White Rock federal seat

With that in mind, Davies announced Friday that she will be seeking the Liberal Party of Canada's nomination for the riding, which is currently held...

Arts in Surrey get big piece of province's $1.9M pie

... publishing house and funding for two locally produced periodicals. "The Surrey community is thriving in arts and culture," said Glover, giving a nod to...

Arts in Surrey get big piece of Canada's $1.9M pie

The Province ... publishing house and funding for two locally produced periodicals. "The Surrey community is thriving in arts and culture," said Glover, giving a nod...

Most votes gives Fruiticana a Small Business B.C. award

GOODALE IN SURREY MP Ralph Goodale is in Surrey today (March 11) to talk about the economy. The deputy federal Liberal leader and former Canadian...

Most votes gives Fruiticana a Small Business B.C. award

GOODALE IN SURREY MP Ralph Goodale is in Surrey today (March 11) to talk about the economy. The deputy federal Liberal leader and former Canadian...

Liberal MP Ralph Goodale to talk in South Surrey March 11

MP Ralph Goodale, deputy leader of the federal Liberals and former finance minister, will be in South Surrey on March 11 for an open public...

BOOTH: Notable moments by Hiebert... Wait for it... Nope, I have nothing

Farewell Russ Hiebert; wish I could say it was nice knowing you. A decade of "public service" sounds impressive on paper, until you view the...

NDP slams federal budget, Surrey Board of Trade give it 'cautious thumbs up'

Nina Grewal, Conservative MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells, said her party's Economic Action Plan 2014 “contains no new taxes on families and businesses.” While the federal...