FHCA in-person meetings again!

After a 2-1/2 year absence, your Fraser Heights Community Association has scheduled in-person meetings for Wednesday, November 23, 2022 & Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 7 PM in the theatre at the Fraser Heights Secondary School.

We are pleased that our RCMP District 2 Liason, Sgt. Kuldeep Dhillon, will attend and will give a presentation on policing and safety. He will be accompanied by Yvan Salloomi, Community Programs Coordinator, City of Surrey (including Block Watch).

These meetings are open to all residents of Fraser Heights, so tell a neighbour and encourage them to come out as well. If you have a question, come to the meeting and ask. We will do our best to give you an answer.

Your executive is made up of residents of our community who volunteer their time to address matters that arise from time to time. Come out and meet them as well.

Please be advised that the only source of revenue for the Association is a collection taken up at the meeting to pay for booking the facility for meetings. We ask you that you contribute a minimum of $5 per family.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS LOTS OF ROOM IN THE THEATRE FOR WELL-SPACED SEATING. IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO WEAR A MASK.

Looking forward to meeting you on Wednesday, November 23 at 7 PM!!!

Message from the Terry Fox run organizers

T H E  T E R R Y  F O X    F O U N D A T IO N

 

Thank you for your support of the Terry Fox Run – Fraser Heights / North Surrey. We would like to formally invite you to join us as a community and raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name.

When: Sunday, September 18th—registration starts at 9:00 a.m., run starts at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Fraser Heights Rec Center (10588 160th Street)

Other ways you can help…

  1. Share our run on your Facebook page. . .

https://www.facebook.com/TerryfoxrunNorthSurrey/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

  1. Donate! We are in need of prizes and cash donations to keep our event going.
  2. Register online as a team and raise money that way

http://www.terryfox.org/run/

  1. Bring your friends and family and co-workers… anyone who will come!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

Your Fraser Heights Terry Fox Run Organizers,

Shawna & Karen

fhterryfoxrun@gmail.com

 

Shawna Scabar & Karen Gallagher

(604) 617-0646         (604) 341-0652

The Terry Fox Run Sunday, September 18th , 2022

BN/Registration Number: 10809 9979 RR0001

Register online as a team and raise money that way

http://www.terryfox.org/run/

Boundaries for Federal Ridings splitting Fraser Heights

TO ALL RESIDENTS OF FRASER HEIGHTS COMMUNITY

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ELECTIONS CANADA IS REDRAWING BOUNDARIES FOR FEDERAL RIDINGS IN BC.  THIS AFFECTS YOU DIRECTLY AS THE PROPOSAL SPLITS FRASER HEIGHTS INTO TWO (2) SEPARATE RIDINGS.

ALL RESIDENTS WEST OF 168 ST WILL BE JOINED WITH SURREY CENTRAL.

ALL RESIDENTS EAST OF 168 ST WILL BE JOINED WITH PITT MEADOWS, PORT KELLS & FORT LANGLEY.

We, as a Fraser Heights Community Association are opposed to splitting up our community. We believe that while we will be joined with other Communities to form a Federal Government riding, we, as Fraser Continue Reading →

Message from Surrey RCMP

If you are interested in the Surrey RCMP’s 2021 Report to the Community, copy and paste the below link to your browser:

https://bc-cb.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=2126&languageId=1&contentId=75309

 

Message from Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards

I am pleased to share with you the Surrey RCMP’s 2021 Report to the Community, which provides an overview of the Surrey RCMP’s response to public safety issues and crime trends. The work and accomplishments detailed in this report are thanks to our great team of police officers and support staff.

In 2021, Surrey RCMP celebrated a milestone anniversary, 70 years of service to the community. I want to thank each of you for your tremendous support, partnership and outstanding contributions to public safety in our city. It is truly my honour to serve as Surrey’s Officer-in-Charge.

Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards
Officer in Charge, Surrey RCMP

Letter from RCMP

Hello,

I want to introduce myself as the new District 2 (Guildford) Liaison Officer (10395 148th st, Surrey) with the Surrey RCMP. As a Filipino, I wanted to reach out to my community leaders and possibly hold a short meeting where we can discuss the issues and problems we are having specific to our community. I also wanted to be a point of contact who the community can reach out to should they want to speak to an officer but are having a difficult time with explaining the issues and need someone who speaks the language (Tagalog). I hope to hear from you soon.

Regards,

Constable D. COMIA

Reg# 58842/ 193337
District 2 Liaison Officer (DLO)

North Community Response Unit (CRU)
Surrey RCMP/ Government of Canada
Tel: 604-363-6796/ Fax: 604-599-8894

Public Hearing for 9933 Barnston Drive East Project

Public Hearing on March 28 2022
Project Number: 7921-0160-00, 7921-0161-00
Address: 9933 Barnston Drive East

As you may be aware, there is a public hearing scheduled for the referenced project as noted above.   We, as FHCA, have sent notice to residents of Fraser Heights requesting you opposed this proposal.  We thank the many residents who have taken the opportunity to voice your opposition.

We would however request that you only respond once.   All responses have been forwarded to council to ensure your opinion is noted.  Any second responses from the same individual are not forwarded.  If you know anyone who has not responded, please ask that they read our email or go to our website (www.fhca.ca) to get the links and respond.   We would also welcome any residents who may wish to attend this hearing and speak to council.

Address:  City Hall   13450 -104 Avenue.   Parking underground is free.

Thanks for your consideration and participation.   It is much appreciated.

Ed MacIntosh
President
Fraser Heights Community Association

 

RCMP Respond to Arson in Fraser Heights

Cpl. Darryl Vanderstoep (Acting Sgt) of the Community Response unit issued the following media release on behalf of the RCMP.


File # 2022-35427

Surrey RCMP is investigating the arson of two vehicles parked in a Fraser Heights driveway and seeking witnesses.

On March 11, 2022, at 2:40 a.m., Surrey RCMP received a request from Surrey Fire Service to assist with a vehicle fire in the driveway of a residence located in the 17700-block of 101 Avenue. Police attended and determined that two vehicles were damaged by fire, which was extinguished by firefighters.

The Surrey RCMP Arson Coordinator and the Surrey Fire Inspector were both engaged early on in the investigation. Based on an inspection it was determined that the vehicles were intentionally lit on fire. Although this incident appears to be targeted, a motive has not yet been determined and the vehicle owners are not known to police.

Investigators canvassed the immediate area for witnesses and video. Video located showed two suspects arriving on foot and departing northbound through a footpath toward 101A Avenue. It appeared that one of the suspects inadvertently lit themselves on fire, so they may have sustained some injuries.

We understand that members of the community have questions and concerns about an arson occurring in their neighborhood, says Surrey RCMP Media relations Officer, Corporal Vanessa Munn Our investigators are actively working to collect evidence that would enable them to answer those questions. We are asking that any members of the community, who have any information, witnessed anything suspicious, or may have video surveillance from the area to contact police.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

Public hearing on Highcrest (Coast) proposal for high density residential buildings – last chance to be heard

On Monday March 28, the developer at the Highcrest (Coast) property at 9933 Barnston Drive will be submitting a proposal to Surrey Council to reduce the amount of retail / commercial space and increase residential density with a 5-story structure. If you want your opinion to count, you don’t have to attend in person, just TAKE A MOMENT TO REGISTER YOUR OPINION by clicking on the link below and fill in the form by March 27:

https://my.surrey.ca/public-hearing/form

You may also send an email to: clerks@surrey.ca

We are recommending the proposal be rejected for the following reasons:

1. A proposal very similar to this one was rejected by Surrey Council in 2017.
2. Another proposal similar to this one was again rejected by the current Surrey Council in July 2021. There is no material change with this proposal.
3. This proposal is deficient in commercial / retail and green space and should be serving the needs of residents on the east side of Fraser Heights.
4. This proposal contains a 5-storey building with residences, which is completely out of place in Fraser Heights. This would also set a bad precedent for the four apartment buildings slated for the SW quadrant of this developer’s property.
5. On-property parking is not properly addressed. Current resident parking on Barnston Drive and 177A St will only become worse.
6. This congestion, parking, and lack of services will only become worse when further development on this property will be submitted by this developer – there is still the potential for 300+ additional residential units to be built at some time in the future.

Development proposal at Highcrest (now Coast) at 9933 Barnston Drive – you should oppose

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL AT HIGHCREST (NOW RENAMED COAST), AT 176 ST. AND BARNSTON DRIVE – AS A FRASER HEIGHTS RESIDENT, YOU SHOULD OPPOSE

There is a development proposal for increased residential density and reduced commercial services for the existing Highcrest (now Coast) development at 9933 Barnston Drive East (176 St and Barnston Drive). This will not serve the residents of Fraser Heights in the way that was proposed when the development first got approved. In the original proposal, this development was to deliver a commercial portion that would provide retail services (eg corner store, coffee shop, services) within walking distance for existing and new development along Barnston Drive and 96 Ave from Pacific Academy to 182A St, and the new developments on 177A St – 182A St.

Now the proposal has greatly reduced any retail, and instead proposes more residential density with the associated parking issues and traffic congestion through Pacific Academy to 160 St, and inserts high-density buildings alongside current single family residences.

 Why should you write to the planning department and oppose this development?

  • A proposal very similar to this one was rejected by Surrey Council in 2017.
  • Another proposal similar to this one was again rejected by the current Surrey Council in July 2021. Nothing has changed.
  • This proposal is deficient in commercial / retail and green space and should be serving the needs of residents on the east side of Fraser Heights.
  • This proposal contains a 6-storey building with residences, which is completely out of place in Fraser Heights. This would also set a precedent for the four apartment buildings slated for the SW quadrant of this developer’s property.
  • On-property parking is not properly addressed. Current resident parking on Barnston Drive and 177A St will only become worse.
  • This congestion, parking, and lack of services will only become worse when further development on this property will be submitted by this developer – there is still the potential for 300+ additional residential units to be built at some time in the future.

What can you do?

Take a few moments to register your opposition to this project in an email by simply following these steps:

  • Create an email to

Ingrid.Matthews@surrey.ca

clerks@surrey.ca

CC: directors@fhca.ca

  • Subject: PROJECT NO: 7921 – 0160 – 00  &  7920 – 0161 – 00, 9933 Barnston Drive East
  • Identify that you OPPOSE the proposed development
  • Be sure to include your name and address