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Goodbye from SSCC……


When we started SSCC it was to help get people out of isolation and into their communities. We then added additional pages to help inform people of what was happening in their communities and ways to get involved and volunteer.

Over the years we have continued to grow and now have over 50+ sources of events and information coming to us to share with our thousands of viewers.

Unfortunately, we lost some key volunteers this last year and as a result we have decided it is time to say goodbye. We hope we have been of service to our community and we hope you continue to enjoy all of what BC has to offer.

Thank you!!! 

 P.S. We will be leaving the website up for awhile in case you want to save some of the links or maps.  :-)

South Surrey Connecting Communities

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White Rock's Official Community Plan Review:


We're nearing the end of White Rock's Official Community Plan Review. Throughout the review, engagement opportunities have included public open houses, surveys, community workshops, stakeholder meetings, a citizen OCP Working Group, and interactive pop-up booths at community events and in high pedestrian traffic areas to capture input of passersby. Over this process, over 1,500 distinct interactions were captured and have resulted in extensive public input in all four phases of the OCP review process.  

Click here to review the engagement summary of Phase 4.

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​​​Art Space on City Parkway Opens:

Multi-use Facility Features Unique Partnership

The City’s new art space at 10660 City Parkway has officially opened. Operated by 
Streetrich Hip Hop Society  and Royal Canadian Theatre Company in a unique partnership agreement with the City of Surrey, this new space will not only support the partners’ production and rehearsal needs, it will also be available to other artists and arts organizations.

For More Information:
City of Surrey

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Visit the New Oak Meadows Park

New Space Part of City's 
Greenways Master Plan

This new 4.2 acre park features a unique wetland area, a mature second growth forest grove, as well as park amenities including seating areas, open fields, scenic viewing areas and pathways. In a nod to the rural history of the area, the park’s design evokes the character of hobby farms with the use of rock walls, wood boardwalks and flowering fruit trees.

For More Information:
City of Surrey
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Biodiversity Preserve Park Opens

Godwin Family Gifts Living Green Legacy

The City of Surrey has officially opened the 
Godwin Farm Biodiversity Preserve Park. Gifted to the City of Surrey by the Godwin family as a part of Canada’s Ecological Gift Program, the preserve is home to a significant fish bearing stream, pond, orchard and hundreds of mature trees. Visitors can view a variety of bird life and walk along the looping trail network.

For More Information: 
City of Surrey


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Good deeds shouldn't go unnoticed!:


The Vancouver Park Board and Vancouver Police Department are piloting a recognition and incentive program call
Positive Ticket.

Park Board Community Youth Workers, VPD School Liaison Officers and Youth Services Officers will be handing out tickets to young people at community centres and schools as a reward for good behavior such as returning a lost wallet, being a positive role model for a friend, or creating an inclusive space by inviting youth to join a sport.

Each ticket is redeemable for four free drop-in visits to Park Board pools and rinks, and participating fitness centres.

The goal is to empower young people, build positive relationships with youth, create positive change in behavior, recognize their contributions to the community, and welcome youth at Park Board facilities as valued participants.

For More Information:
City of Vancouver

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                  What's New 

Informational

Opportunities

LANGLEY


​​Intelligent Signs to Improve Traffic Flow along Roberts Bank Rail Corridor:

The City of Langley is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will begin constructing the Rail Corridor Information Signs in February 2018. The information signs, two in the City of Langley, will advise drivers when a train is crossing at each intersection and they will indicate the trains' location and direction so that drivers can use an alternate route to avoid traffic delays. 

The signs are intended enhance the use of the overpasses on 196 Street, 203 Street and Mufford Crescent. The new information signs will reduce congestion caused by trains, improve travel time, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from idling cars, and help to reduce emergency response times. The system is scheduled to be online by December 2018.

View the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure News Release 

View the Railway Crossing Information System Project Page

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Preventing Auto Crime!

With vehicle break-ins on the rise, auto crime is a persistent threat in B.C. Help protect your vehicle by identifying risks and taking away opportunities for thieves.

According to police data, vehicle break-ins increased by 11% in 2016. That means thieves are on the prowl and any valuables left in the open can make your vehicle an appealing target. Help do your part to deter thieves and learn how ICBC is working with communities to fight auto-theft.

Thieves look for opportunities:

Older vehicles are easier targets:

Older vehicles tend to have weaker door locks and fewer modern security measures such as electronic engine immobilizers. If your vehicle was manufactured prior to 2007, you may want to use a steering-wheel lock to better secure your vehicle. 

As of September 1, 2007 all cars, vans, light trucks and SUVs are required to have anti-theft engine immobilizers at the time of manufacture.

Most stolen items from vehicles:

Remember that what's in your vehicle is also at risk. According to police reports, these items are the most popular:

  1. Smartphones
  2. Personal electronics—tablets, laptops, iPods, GPS
  3. Work tools
  4. Credit cards and identification
  5. Stereo equipment
  6. Cash and change
  7. Car parts and accessories
  8. Garage door openers
  9. Sunglasses
  10. Keys​​


Most popular vehicles stolen in B.C.:

According to police reports, the following were the most popularly stolen vehicles in 2016:

  • Ford F Series pickup trucks              
  • Honda Civic & CRX
  • Dodge pickup trucks
  • GMC/Chevrolet pickup trucks
  • Ford E Series vans
  • Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
  • Acura Integra
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Honda CRV
  • Dodge Caravan


What you can do:

Don’t give thieves a chance:

  • Treat your keys like cash. Never leave your keys unguarded, such as at the gym or at the office.


  • Park in secure, well-lit areas. Always lock your doors and close the windows, even if you’re only away from your vehicle for a few minutes. When possible, try to park in areas near pedestrian traffic.


  • Remove valuables from your vehicle. Shopping bags, tools, spare change, electronics, and brief cases can all tempt a thief. If it can be stolen, put it in the trunk.


  • Wait for garage door gates to close behind you.  Don't give thieves a chance to sneak in to a parkade.


  • Keep your garage door opener out of sight. Store your garage door remote in a glove box or other concealed place, or take it with you.


  • Use an electronic engine immobilizer or steering wheel lock. Additional anti-theft devices can help secure your vehicle, particularly if it was manufactured before 2007. 


  • Don’t store a spare key in your vehicle. Keep your spare key or valet at home or on your person.


  • Use anti-theft devices


  • ​​Electronic immobilizers are anti-theft devices that cut off power to a vehicle’s fuel, starter, or ignition system when not in use. If your vehicle is equipped with a passive electronic immobilizer, you may be eligible for discounts and savings.

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  • Vehicle alarms will draw attention to would-be thieves with sirens, beeps and other loud noises. Some systems will also trigger flashing lights.


  • Steering wheel locks are good vi​sual deterrents. However, they may not be enough protection if your vehicle has a moderate to high risk of being stolen.


What ICBC’s Doing:

ICBC invests in auto crime prevention programs because less crime benefits everyone and helps keep rates as low as possible. We provide support to police enforcement activities in the province, such as IMPACT and the Bait Car program, as well as a variety of community prevention efforts.

For More Information On Preventing Auto Crime:
ICBC    

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Langley City, British Columbia – Langley City Council and the Downtown Langley Business Association Board are pleased to introduce Discover Langley City as the new tourism entity that will serve as the destination marketing organization for Langley City. The new brand includes a new logo, tagline and creative look.

For More Information:
Langley City