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2020 News Releases

Surrey Celebrates BC Seniors Week with Virtual Activities and Programs

May 27, 2020 - City of Surrey will host a series of free live programs and webinars, plus pre-taped activities.

Council Implements New Initiatives to Help Local Restauranteurs and Retailers

May 26, 2020 - New initiatives in Surrey permit the use of temporary outdoor areas to support local businesses.

Mayor’s Statement on Release of Dangerous Sex Offender: Kristjon Otto Olson

May 22, 2020 - "Our justice system is broken."

City of Surrey to Host Virtual Canada Day Celebration

May 20, 2020 - Hosted by Olympic gold medalist Hayley Wickenheiser, featuring 54-40, Bif Naked, and Colin James.

New Public Art Banners Welcome You Home

May 15, 2020 - Surrey Public Art is excited to share Ejiwa ‘Edge’ Ebenebe’s artwork titled “Welcome Home”.

Surrey Launches 2020 Love Where You Live Campaign

May 14, 2020 - This year’s campaign will focus on individual actions and small group projects.

Surrey Installs Healthcare Appreciation Street Banners Around Surrey Memorial and Peace Arch Hospital

May 12, 2020 - The critical work of our healthcare workers has been heroic in our fight against COVID-19.

New Museum of Surrey Digital Exhibit Has a Focus on Family

May 8, 2020 - Discover Your Story: We Can Help! inspires Surrey families to create their own family trees.

Surrey Finds New Ways to Connect with Youth During COVID-19

May 8, 2020 - New programs launch during BC Youth Week

Council approves COVID-19 Surrey Economic Action and Recovery Plan

May 5, 2020 - At last night’s Regular Council Meeting, City Council approved the Surrey Economic Action and Recovery Plan. The objective of the plan is to help Surrey’s economy move towards a faster recovery through a series of initiatives centered on encouraging and supporting residents, businesses, investments, and job creation opportunities in the City. By taking these proactive steps, the goal is to recover as soon as possible from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Surrey Archives Launches COVID-19 Acquisition Campaign

May 1, 2020 - New initiative will help document COVID-19 experience of Surrey residents.

Surrey Fast-tracks Roadwork During COVID-19, Achieves Significant Gains in Completion Timelines

April 30, 2020 - Several projects scheduled for the summer months have been brought forward.

Surrey Makes PPE: Local Manufacturers Retooling to Combat COVID-19

April 23, 2020 - Surrey Makes PPE was launched to help health authorities access large quantities of PPE supplies.

Fire Safety Awareness During COVID-19

April 21, 2020 - The Surrey Fire Service continues to address community risk & respond to incidents during COVID-19.

Surrey City Council Continues Focus on Job Creation within Local Construction Sector

April 21, 2020 - City Council granted final adoption to projects that create approximately 550 new construction jobs.

COVID-19: City of Surrey's 10 Point Action Plan

April 16, 2020 - The 10-Point Action Plan addresses the City’s top priorities of protecting the health of our residents and city staff and ensuring essential services, such as water, utilities, police and fire are safely maintained for the overall well-being of our community.

City of Surrey weathering financial impact of COVID-19

April 15, 2020 - As with all municipalities in the Metro Vancouver region, Surrey is feeling the financial strain caused by COVID-19. The City of Surrey has had to adjust and identify opportunities to mitigate the effects of COVID-19. As a result, Surrey has been able to moderate the financial impact caused by the virus.

City of Surrey Online Videos Boost Mental and Physical Health for All Ages

April 14, 2020 - The popular at-home classes and activities have been viewed 15,000 times.

Easter Weekend COVID-19 Measures

April 8, 2020 - Effective immediately, 1001 Steps and Christopherson Steps are closed to all public use.

Surrey Programs Support Local Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8, 2020 - Surrey has launched initiatives to support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Helping the Truck Drivers who are Essential to our Food and Supply Chain

April 7, 2020 - "Just as COVID-19 has impacted our day to day routines, the same can be said for truckers."

Emergency Response Centre Opens at North Surrey Recreation Centre to Support those Experiencing Homelessness

April 7, 2020 - The decommissioned North Surrey Recreation Centre will provide up to 110 safe spaces.

Council Fueling Local Economy and Creating Jobs

April 7, 2020 - Surrey City Council has approved 4 City Engineering Capital Contracts valued at $14 million.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Open Burning Regulations

April 6, 2020 - Burning permits issued by the Surrey Fire Service are suspended; open burning is banned in the city.

Surrey Launches Public Campaign to Encourage Physical Distancing Commitment

April 2, 2020 - The Surrey Flattens the Curve campaign highlights the 3 main actions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Mayor Doug McCallum - March 30

March 30, 2020 - "With everyone doing their part, we can and will get through this challenging time."

Positive Results Seen by Surrey COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team

March 30, 2020 - Surrey Bylaws and Surrey RCMP have launched the COVID-19 Compliance and Enforcement Team.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Help Protect Our Waste Collection Workers

March 27, 2020 - Effective Mar. 30, all waste must be contained within carts. Large Item Pickup program is suspended.

Message from Chief Larry Thomas, Surrey Fire Service

March 26, 2020 - In these challenging and anxious times, it is vital that we present a united front.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: 90-day Extension for Annual Flat Water and Sewer Payment

March 25, 2020 - The City of Surrey's Annual Flat Water and Sewer payment will be extended to July 2.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Mayor Doug McCallum - March 25

March 25, 2020 - "COVID-19 can and will be stopped, and the fight begins and ends with each of us. This battle is for the health of our communities, our neighborhoods, our older population that is the most vulnerable, our loved ones, our families and our individual self."

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Mayor Doug McCallum - March 23

March 23, 2020 - City of Surrey playgrounds, skateparks, and sports courts close until further notice.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Mayor Doug McCallum - March 19

March 19, 2020 - "All of us are adjusting to new measures and approaches in how we go about our daily lives."

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update from Mayor Doug McCallum - March 18

March 16, 2020 - Increased measures are being taken against COVID-19. Read the full statement from Mayor McCallum.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update City of Surrey Recreational Facilities Closed Effective Tomorrow

March 15, 2020 - City of Surrey Recreation Centres, Ice Arenas, Culture Facilities, Surrey Nature Centre, Community Rooms and Pools and Libraries will be closed effective tomorrow (Monday, March 16) until further notice. Mayor Doug McCallum has directed the closure of all City of Surrey Recreation Centres, Ice Arenas, Culture Facilities, Surrey Nature Centre, Community Rooms and Pools and Libraries to minimize the risk of transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Full refunds will be provided to anyone who has registered for activities affected by the closure and library due dates will be suspended during this period.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: City of Surrey Organized Events Over 250 People Cancelled

March 12, 2020 - Events organized by City of Surrey that host more than 250 people are cancelled until further notice

City of Surrey Receives National Award for Financial Reporting

March 10, 2020 - Surrey was recently presented the Canadian Award for Financial Reporting.

Surrey Steps Up celebrates positive youth-driven initiatives in Surrey

Hundreds of youth celebrated the positive contributions that young people are making in Surrey.

Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

March 6, 2020 - Working smoke alarms provide an early warning and can be the difference between life and death.

City of Surrey Recognized as One of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers

March 6, 2020 - Surrey has been recognized for successful diversity and inclusion initiatives in a variety of areas.

Party for the Planet Returns to Surrey Civic Plaza to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

March 4, 2020 - Party for the Planet, presented by TD, returns to Surrey Civic Plaza on Saturday, April 18.

Museum of Surrey’s Latest Exhibition Explores How We’re All Connected to the Arctic

February 28, 2020 - Arctic Voices uses interactive experiences to convey that the Arctic is more than just snow.

Day One of Surrey Police Department

February 27, 2020 - The City of Surrey has been given approval to proceed with the formation of Surrey Police Department

Surrey City Council Amends Bylaws to Support Fair Competition Between Taxi and Ride Hailing Companies

February 25, 2020 - Council supports Inter-Municipal Business Licence for ride-hailing.

Ride-Hailing Injunction Court Ruling

February 7, 2020 - The City of Surrey will abide by today’s court ruling.

Celebrity Sledge Hockey Game at Surrey’s Newest Arena

February 1, 2020 - Featuring Hayley Wickenheiser and the Humboldt Broncos’ Ryan Straschnitzki

Major Step Forward for Surrey Langley SkyTrain

January 30, 2020 - The business case is complete and in the hands of senior government.

North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex Hosts Official Grand Opening

January 18, 2020 - The North Surrey Sport & Ice Complex marked its official grand opening on January 18, 2020.

City of Surrey Among Canada’s Top Employers for Young People

January 17, 2020 - The City of Surrey has been selected as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

Building Permits Issued in Surrey Breaks $2 Billion Mark

January 16, 2020 - The City of Surrey set a new record in building permit values issued in 2019.

Single-use Plastic Shopping Bag Ban in the Works for Surrey

January 14, 2020 - City staff asked to start work on developing a new bylaw to be enacted by January 2021.

Busy Surrey Travel Corridor Gets Faster and More Frequent Service with RapidBus

January 7, 2020 - The new RapidBus delivers fast and frequent service on one of Surrey’s busiest travel corridors.