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Infrastructure lagging! Can Grandview function?

This blog piece, by GHSA board member Ted Willmer, focuses on the growing congestion in and around 24th Ave, the crucial highway of Grandview Heights, and the lack of necessary new infrastructure causing the problem. Below is his letter to the Editor (Peace Arch News, January 27, 2017} and below that, his views on the […]

Grandview Heights gets a new NCP! Area 3

In July 2016, Surrey Council voted to initiate a Neighbourhood Concept Plan for Area 3. Area 3 is bounded by 20th Ave south to 16th Ave, 168th Street east to 176th St.   For years, speculators have been purchasing large acreages surrounding established acreage homes. This will initiate development in the area and, most likely in […]

A Commentary on Surrey’s Sustainability Charter

By, Alisa P. Ramakrishnan, PhD   Dear Anna Mathewson, Surrey’s new Sustainability Charter is up for comment, and I’d like to comment on the Natural Areas, Biodiversity and Urban Forest section. The charter says that “Surrey actively protects, enhances and restores its natural environment and habitats” yet they’ve cut almost 2000 hectares of trees, much […]

Working with the City of Surrey as a resident/advocate

By Gary Cameron Can you effect real change in your neighbourhood ? The average homeowner cannot be expected to learn the development business overnight. Much of what happens is not transparent to anyone outside the system. There is a lot of money involved, and anyone who wants to “fight city hall” and developers must be […]

Keep nature away from me

Alisa Ramakrishnan (first posted on November 5, 2015 Save Sunnyside Trees) Let’s talk about water. This newly-developed neighborhood is common here in South Surrey. Lots and roofs are sloped to channel water away from foundations. Roads and driveways are sloped to channel water into gutters where it is whisked away to, um, somewhere else. The […]

Target Hardening with Grandview Heights Block Watch groups

Several Block Watch programs from the Grandview Heights area, including Grandview Acres 5-380, Grandview Estates 5-202, Country Woods 5-085, and 31 Avenue BW 5-316, organized a second “Target Hardening” seminar at the Kensington Prairie Community Centre on October 7, 2015. This event was made possible by grants from the Country Woods Residents Association and the […]

Protection of Water Resources

As gobal discussion focuses on the preservation of and innvovative ways to create new water resources, it is notable that not only has the Vancouver Sun been running serial articles about water resources, but that the following editorial echoes emerging concerns felt right here at home in South Surrey/Langley about proposed threats to a significant […]

White Rock-South Surrey Federal All-Candidate Events

Since it is that time of year, here is a list (courtesy of the Peace Arch News) about events where you can pose questions about your neighbourhood and issues that matter to you to candidates standing to represent you Ottawa. (click to enlarge)

July 27th Public Hearing Presentations against Tara Development’s Duplexes on 26th Ave

SPECIAL BLOG FOCUS: for the coming weeks, resident presentations to Council regarding a contentious multi-family development in a single family area on the Orchard Grove/Area 5 interface will be posted. Latest post by Gary Cameron. Italicized print below contains the background and links. The presentations made to Mayor and Council at Public Hearing by residents […]

Presentation by Gary Cameron

SPECIAL BLOG FOCUS: for the coming weeks, resident presentations to Council regarding a contentious multi-family development in a single family area on the Orchard Grove/Area 5 interface will be posted. Latest post by Gary Cameron. Italicized print below contains the background and links. The presentations made to Mayor and Council at Public Hearing by other […]