One person is in the hospital in serious condition after being hit by a vehicle in Surrey last night.
According to Surrey RCMP, the driver remained on the scene on 88th Avenue near 164 Street.  Drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as contributing factors.

Lock up your home people!
Surrey RCMP say this month alone more than half a dozen homes have been broken into in the City Centre area.
In most cases a window had been left open, and if you think a bug-screen is enough to keep them out, wrong! The cut through that too!
Laptops, speakers, clothing, and wallets the most common items stolen.

Yowza!
CBSA officers discovered seven boxes of suspected dried opium poppy plants weighing close to 30 kg in a tractor and trailer a few weeks back at the Pacific Highway border.
Total value of the goods was valued at close to $60,000.
The driver was arrested but has been released pending further investigation.

The B-C Ministry of Education isn’t commenting on that  court challenge of the province’s plan to re-open schools next month amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Two fathers from White Rock have filed an injunction application demanding the province bring in tougher safety measures to protect children and the community before schools reopen. One of the fathers and his son suffer from asthma and the other was born with a genetic disorder causing muscle damage that can be triggered by fever and viral infection. They allege the back-to-school plan wrongly presumes that learning groups of 60 to 120 students are safe so-called bubbles.

The Canucks stood shoulder to shoulder with their on-ice rivals yesterday to speak about the decision to pause the playoffs in protest of the police shooting of Jacob Blake  in Kenosha, Wisconsin and to support the movement against racism and police brutality.  The NHL took a lot of heat after games went ahead Wednesday night.  The NBA and WNBA called off all games in solidarity, and some MLS and MLB games were also cancelled.  The N-H-L won’t hold any games again today.. play will resume tomorrow
Our Province is reporting 68 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death in the Fraser Health region at a long term care home.  The death toll in the province is now 204.  B-C has 906 active cases of COVID-19 with 22 people in hospital.  The Province is also reporting the first eight suspected cases of an inflammatory syndrome in children linked to COVID-19 but none have tested positive for the illness and all have recovered.


COVID-19 continues to take a huge toll on the economy.

The Canadian economy suffered its worst three-month stretch on
record in the second quarter screecing to a near halt in April before starting to
recover in May and June.

Statistics Canada says real gross domestic product contracted at
an annualized rate of 38.7 per cent for the quarter.

It’s the worst posting dating back to when comparable data was
first recorded in 1961


I-C-B-C says it is adding more road test appointments over the
coming weeks as new examiners start work and more test sites open.

The insurance agency says those who have booked road tests should
visit its online booking site to see if they can get an earlier
appointment.

I-C-B-C says it has added a total of two thousand road test
appointments for testing dates starting September 9th.

Over the coming weeks, an additional six thousand new appointment
slots will be added, with most of them available at testing
locations in the Lower Mainland.

The Canada Border Services Agency and R-C-M-P say they have made
a significant suspected drug seizure and arrest at the Pacific
Highway border crossing in Surrey.

The Mounties say border officers sent a commercial driver for
further inspection on August 12th when X-ray imaging of the tractor
and trailer revealed something unusual.

Police say a further examination found seven boxes of suspected
dried opium poppy plants including the pods that weighed 29
kilograms.

Officers arrested the driver, who was released pending the
ongoing investigation.