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Fraser Health wants you to throw out Original Kulfi brand products from Supreme Ice Cream in Surrey.

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Fraser Health Public Health officials are asking everyone that bought Original Kulfi brand product from Supreme Ice Cream in Surrey to immediately discard the product.  Product also bought in convenience stores should be thrown out due to possible contamination.

Fraser Health Environmental Health officers discovered the homemade ice cream product being prepared in an unlicensed and unapproved facility following an inspection of the premises.

 The product has been sold under Original Kulfi label, primarily to Indian restaurants and food stores in Surrey, as well as other cities in the Lower Mainland.  The item is a popsicle shaped frozen dairy product similar to ice cream in appearance and taste.  The product is available in a number of flavours including mango, strawberry, tutti-frutti and pistachio and all flavours are at risk of contamination.

 The Original Kulfi product should not be consumed because it has been prepared in a facility that does not meet public health safety guidelines.  While no illness has been reported individuals suffering from gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting, stomach cramps or fever after eating this product should seek medical attention.

A cease and desist order has been issued to the operator of Supreme Ice Cream to immediately stop production, storage and distribution of the Original Kulfi product.

Walk with your community in Newton on October 6th.

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Take ownership of your community and walk with your neighbours on October 6th, clean up trash and report problem sites while learning about each other! If you want to help make a change and build a stronger tomorrow, please RSVP nasrin@newtonbia.com to join in!

Where:

Newton Starbucks
#800-7380 King George Blvd, Surrey, BC
Sign in starts @ 10am

Each walk should take no longer than 2 hours

 

(Pic courtesy of the Newton BIA)

 

 

The Devil is in the details on Minimum Wage

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There are far too many questions and not enough answers when it comes to the Minimum Wage question in BC.

While most everyone agrees that the minimum wage needs to be in line with the rest of the country, how can the Government of BC blindly sign off on $15 per hour by 2021?  Harry Bains, Minster of Labour and also MLA for Surrey-Newton has said on PULSE of the Fraser, that a Fair Wages Commission will be struck to do further study.  Let’s hope that it is a bonafide commission, with real answers to tough questions, not a whitewash to get to $15 per hour just to fulfill a campaign promise.

How does small business handle this increase?  We have seen in other jurisdictions, Seattle for example, that many small businesses are having to pack it in because the margins are so small within their business, that paying the extra wages has put them behind the eight ball.  Irene Lanzinger, the President of the BC Federation of Labour, also said on PULSE of the Fraser during the election campaign that if a company cannot operate within appropriate margins to accommodate an increase to $15 dollars per hour, then maybe they are in the wrong line of work.  Excuse me?

There are people that spend their lives just trying to make ends meet.  Not just employees, employers as well, who count every penny.  To have such a cavalier attitude towards employers shows that some in organized labour may be missing the point.

There are plenty of people in organized labour that do get the consequences of going too big too fast with minimum wage.  I hope that for everyone’s sake that enough due diligence is done to make the right decision, whatever it may be, and not a knee jerk decision to please a few cronies.

The right answer by 2021 may very well be $15 per hour.  But the slippery slope will be implementing it without throwing a wrench into many small businesses who have razor thin margins.

It remains to be seen if this incarnation of the NDP cares about small business.  This will be the first indicator.

A man is dead in Richmond after an early morning shooting.

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The Richmond RCMP were called to the 7500 block of Bridge Street around 3am this morning for reports of a shooting. Officers arrived to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds, he later succumbed to his injuries. The Integrated Homicide Team is currently on scene and they believe the killing was targeted. More details are expected to come in as they continue to investigate. If you have any information, you’re asked to call 1-877-551-IHIT or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if you wish to remain anonymous.

 

The Surrey RCMP have arrested and charged a prolific bank robber.

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34 year old Surrey resident Jared Mcclure has been arrested and charged according to the Surrey RCMP after a string of robberies.  On August 30th the Surrey RCMP Robbery Unit with assistance from the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT)arrested Mcclure after committing eight bank robberies across the Lower Mainland. The suspect had been arrested by IMPACT earlier in the day in a stolen vehicle in Surrey, before subsequently being arrested by the Surrey RCMP for the robberies.

Jared Mcclure has now been charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle and Robbery for a series of bank robberies that occurred between July 31 St  and August 21 St  in Surrey, Coquitlam, and Vancouver.

The investigation is ongoing as officers from multiple Lower Mainland cities work together to determine if the suspect may be responsible for additional robberies in the region.

 

The Surrey RCMP is searching for a suspect in an attempted assault.

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The Surrey RCMP is looking for help from the public after a woman was assaulted while walking in a park in the southeast area of Surrey on Wednesday evening. Police are appealing for any information that may lead to the identity of a possible suspect.

On September 13th around 6:15pm the Surrey RCMP received a report from a woman who was walking her dogs on a trail in Buckley Park in the 19600 block of 48th Avenue. The middle aged woman reported that a male had attempted to assault her. The woman was able to fight the male off and retreat to safety. The woman was not physically injured however she is understandably upset by the incident. The male was last seen leaving the area on foot.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his late teens, 5’8” tall with a skinny build, and chin-length, shaggy dark brown hair. He was seen wearing a black hoodie and black track pants with a white stripe down the leg.

The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit and Special Victims Unit are investigating the incident. Police do not believe that this incident is related to the recent assaults on youth that occurred on September 8th and September 6th.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

 

The Terry Fox Run is Sunday September 17th.

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The Terry Fox run is this Sunday September 17th.

Here are the locations for Surrey:

Cloverdale Legion, 17567 57th Ave
Run Day Details
Registration: 9:00 am
Run Start: 10:00 am
Event End: 12:00 pm

Fleetwood Park (Near waterpark – 80th Avenue and 158th Street, Surrey, BC
Registration: 8:00 am
Run Start: 9:30 am
Event End: 12:00 pm

Fraser Heights Recreation Centre; 10588 160th Street, Surrey
Registration: 9:00 am
Run Start: 10:00 am
Event End: 12:00 pm

Rotary Field House, South Surrey Athletic Park,14600 Rotary Way, Surrey
Registration: 8:00 am
Run Start: 9:00 am
Event End: 11:00 am

UPDATE- Missing 65 yr old Marlyn Johnston-Willier has been FOUND.

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Marlyn Johnston-Willier was reported missing on September 12th and was last seen on September 11th at around 6:00 pm in the area of the 14500 block of 16 Avenue in Surrey. She has not been seen since. Marlyn is a 65 year old Caucasian female, 5’2″, slim build, short light brown/blond hair and was wearing a black jacket carrying a black purse. Police and family are concerned for her well-being. Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca quoting file number 2017-130070.

 

UPDATE- Missing person Allyssa Crowchild has been FOUND

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This is the second one this weekend…make sure you read both please!

Surrey RCMP News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
File: 2017-125565
Date: 2017-09-04

Title:  Missing person to locate – Allyssa CROWCHILD

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing female.

Allyssa CROWCHILD was reported missing on September 4th and was last seen on August 18th, near the area 14000 block of 100A Avenue in Surrey. She has not been seen since.

Allyssa is described as a 29 year old First Nations female, 5’5”, 130 lbs., with blonde/brown medium length hair and brown eyes. (Please see attached photo). Police and family are concerned for her health and well-being as it is out of character for her to be out of touch this long.

 

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this person is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca quoting file number 2017-125565.

Missing person in Surrey

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This has just been issued by the Surrey RCMP…everybody keep their eye out and if you have any information contact the SURREY RCMP immediately.

 

Surrey RCMP News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
File: 2017-120290
Date: 2017-09-04

Title:  Missing person to locate – Hailey McCLELLAND

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing female.

Hailey McCLELLAND was reported missing on August 25th and was last seen on August 12th, near the area 11500 block of River Road in Surrey. She has not been seen since.

Hailey is described as a 13 year old Caucasian female, 5’4”, 145 lbs., with blonde hair (Sometimes dyed other colours) and blue eyes. (Please see attached photo). Police and family are concerned for her health and well-being as it is out of character for her to be out of touch this long.

 

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this person is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca quoting file number 2017-120290.