It isn’t often the city saves you money! But that’s just what was announced – city of surrey saying they’re now forecasting a budget shortfall of $29-million by the end of the year not 42 as was first reported.
They say they were able to save money after collecting more traffic fine money than expected, among other factors.

A new report shows City of Surrey councillors spent $2,000 of taxpayers money to stay at a Richmond hotel after a conference last year – rather than drive or get a taxi home.

If you’re sailing on BC ferries this long weekend without a reservation – prepare to wait.
That’s the message from bc ferries that says travellers can expect multiple sailing waits if they don’t have a booking – august long one of the busiest weekends of the year.
Another tip to avoid crazy crowds – sail late at night or early morning.

A man who brutally murdered a couple in their Vancouver home in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison, with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Rocky Rambo Wei Nam Kam’s lawyer had tried to argue the man believed he was in a video game when he committed the murders.

The founders of the ‘WE’ organization accused of being chosen to head a government student program because of their personal ties with justin trudeau – saying it simply isn’t true – they were chosen simply because they know how to run successful campaigns.
Trudeaus mom Margaret Trudeau was paid close to half a million dollars for speaking at WE events years back – his brother also paid a hefty amount of cash.

Dr Bonnie Henry announced 81 news cases of COVID-19 and 3 deaths over the last 3 days. 15 new cases linked to a blueberry farm in Abbotsford and 1010 people have been asked to self-isolate due to exposure. She also limited to the number of people allowed to gather in short-term vacation rentals, including hotel rooms and houseboats.

A Guildford Superstore employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The last day the employee worked was July 20th. The store remains open. 

Good news for people needing daycare! The province is funding 508 new licensed child care spaces in Delta and Surrey.There are nine projects — two in Delta and seven in Surrey — receiving funding to create a total of 156 infant/toddler spaces, 294  for children aged three years to kindergarten, 20 preschool, 30 school-age and eight multi-age spaces.

One person is believed to have been killed and another injured after a small plane crashed on a rural airstrip on the north end of Stave Lake in Mission, last night – no word yet on what caused the crash, as the search continues. 

 The B.C. government is expected to announce tomorrow a full return to school in the fall for students from kindergarten to Grade 7. Students from Grades 8 to 12 are expected to be back in the classroom with some virtual learning.

If this wasn’t already tough enough, an internal survey has shown more  than ⅓ of BC teachers are unsure of heading back to class, and new poll suggests 23%  of parents don’t know what to do –  59%  plan to send their kids to school AND 18 per cent would keep children at home.