Posts Tagged ‘ Dianne Watts ’

Avoiding civic by-elections not as easy as first pitched

May 24, 2013

A Surrey city councillor turned Liberal MLA says there is no simple solution to avoiding costly civic by-elections despite what Premier Christy Clark said yesterday. Marvin Hunt says there are more questions than answers when it comes to councillors just taking an unpaid leave of absence until the new year, before officially resigning. “I found [...]

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Fixing bad intersection could take some time

May 2, 2013
Fixing bad intersection could take some time

The City of Surrey will have to work with the Ministry of Transportation to improve safety on 176th Street after a tragic crash this week.   Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts says it is a provincial highway so the city can’t act alone to make changes, “Well, I think that first and foremost, I want to [...]

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Mayors get together for the common good

May 2, 2013
Mayors get together for the common good

Civic leaders are promising to present a united front on local government matters after a two day Mayors caucus in Prince George.   Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts called the meeting a success and said mayors have promised to get together more often, “Mayors, whether they are from large communities, small communities, large cities, come together [...]

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Some Metro mayors wanted more from debate

April 30, 2013

The Mayors of Surrey and Port Coquitlam were disappointed last night’s leader’s debate didn’t focus more on public policy issues like transportation and education. Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts says it was surprising those topics weren’t debated or discussed. “I was watching for the issues to come to the forefront looking at public policy pieces around [...]

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Mayor offers condolences after deadly Surrey crash

April 29, 2013
Mayor offers condolences after deadly Surrey crash

While police investigate the cause of a crash that killed two children and three adults yesterday in surrey, the city’s mayor is offering her condolences. “A very tragic accident. Our heart and thoughts go out to the families for sure.” Dianne Watts says it will take time to determine if changes can be made to [...]

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