The Fraser Heights Community Association, and all our community, is mourning the tragic loss of three young men in a vehicle accident in Fraser Heights. Our most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Caleb Reimer, Ronin Sharma and Parker Magnuson.

RCMP Fraser Heights update

Hello Fraser Heights Residents,

I hope everyone is keeping safe during this long period of challenge and uncertainty. I wanted to reach out and provide a brief update on the recent property crime statistics for your community. I am pleased to report that property crime levels continue to remain at the low end of what has historically been seen for Fraser Heights. For the time Period of February 5 to April 22 there have been 0 reports of break and enters to businesses, 1 report of a break and enter to a residence,  and 2 reports of a break and enter to another building. Auto crime also remains low for the same period with 3 reports of theft of a motor vehicle and 8 reports of theft from a motor vehicle. There have been 0 reports of bike theft.

I also wanted to promote our 2020 report to the community which is available from the Surrey RCMP webpage. The report briefly outlines the operations of the detachment, some of the programs that we are involved in, and presents overall crime statistics for the City. Or you can follow the below link to the report:

As always, I am available to discuss any ongoing concerns happening in your community and I encourage reporting of all specific incidents as they occur to our non-emergency line or 911 depending on the situation and circumstances.

Take care and stay safe,



Community Response Unit

D2 – Guildford / Fleetwood / Fraser Heights

Surrey RCMP / Government of Canada / Tel: 604-507-5977


Serg. Tyler WICKWARE

Groupe d’Intervention Communautaire

D2 – Guildford / Fleetwood / Fraser Heights

GRC de Surrey / Government du Canada / Tél: 604-507-5977

Update on meeting schedule and clearing sightlines

Update from the Fraser Heights Community Association

Covid-19 has obviously impacted our ability to get together to share neighbourhood news. The Association executive is continuing to be extremely active, in particular in providing input to the City on planning applications and how we can keep the look and feel of Fraser Heights intact. In addition, the membership can continue to expect to see regular mail updates from the RCMP on safety in Fraser Heights, as we did most recently in August and December; and updates on notable activities that affect our community, such as the Surrey Transportation Plan last October or the Transmountain Pipeline update last July.

More recently, we have had many inquiries recently on visual obstructions – hedges, trees, fallen brush – on road sightlines. The best way to handle these issues is to put a request in at the City of Surrey through the City web site. To do that, take the following steps:

1) go to the City web page at

2) Click on “Online Services” on the top menu.

3) The first box listed should be “Report a Problem”. Click on “Household and Property” in that box.

4) You will now have the opportunity to sign up for a MySurrey account (recommended, because you can then keep track of any requests for service). If you don’t want to sign up for an account, there is a box to continue as a Guest.

5) The first box is “What Problem Are You Reporting?” – you can put keywords there, for example “trimming” if you would like a hedge or tree trimmed. The category that best describes the request will appear; in this case, you will see “Tree Trimming” or “Other”. Click on the best category.

6) A map appears where you can zoom in and click to identify the location, then click next at the bottom of the page.

7) Enter any additional relevant information, including the ability to upload photos to describe the problem, click next.

8) Enter your contact information and click “Submit”.

No in-person FHCA meeting is expected to be scheduled at the Fraser Heights Secondary School until at least June, and more likely it will be the fall or later. We will send out an email notice well in advance, or you can always keep up to date on the next meeting through the FHCA web site at

Stay safe!

Message from RCMP re open house and food bank

Message from Sgt Tyler Wickware of the RCMP:

Hello Everyone,

Normally this time of year we would be encouraging the community to participate in our annual open house and Pack the PC events, in support of the Surrey Food Bank. Unfortunately, as we all try to work together through this pandemic, there will be no open house or Pack the PC event this year.

I encourage those that wish to continue to support those in need in their community this year to donate to the Surrey Food Bank (link), either by dropping food off in person (list of locations) or, you can use the option to donate online.

We are also happy to accept non-perishable food donations at the Guildford / Fleetwood / Fraser Heights – District 2 office in a “drop-and-go” capacity up to December 24th, 2020.

Hopefully we will be able to gather and meet in person again soon. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



Sgt Tyler Wickware

Surrey RCMP

Community Response Unit

District 2 – Guildford/Fleetwood

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Safety in Fraser Heights – report from RCMP

Below is an email received from Sgt Tyler Wickware of the RCMP on crime statistics in Fraser Heights.


Greetings Fraser Heights Residents,

I wanted to take an opportunity formally introduce myself as the new District Commander for District 2 (Fraser Heights / Guildford / Fleetwood) replacing Sgt Mike Spencer who moved on in August. I have been in the role since the last week of September. I met briefly with some of the directors of the FHCA at the end of October to begin the working relationship between myself and the FHCA.

A little about me: I have been in the RCMP since April of 2006 when I graduated Depot and was posted to North Vancouver Detachment. I remained in North Vancouver until May 2014 when I transferred to Surrey Detachment where I have remained since. I have experience primarily in Frontline Operations, Property Crime, and Serious Crime. I was most recently a Sergeant on one of Surrey’s Frontline Watches. I have been a Surrey resident for 12 years now and am well connected to my community.

I wanted to present some brief stats for Fraser Heights from the period from October 2-Nov 26. There have been four residential break and enters, one commercial break and enter, zero reports of bike theft, three vehicles stolen, ten reports of theft from an auto, and five general thefts. These numbers are on the lower end of what we would expect for Fraser Heights based on previous statistics.

I also wanted to pass on a few winter property crime tips:

1) The shorter days mean more darkness which can make it easier for a property crime offender to determine you are not at home. Having interior and exterior lights on timers is one possible way to deter an offender from your property;

2) If warming vehicles, do not leave the vehicle running with keys in the ignition. Use a remote start system that does not require the key to be in the vehicle and that won’t allow the vehicle to be driven without the key; and

3) If out shopping for gifts ensure any gifts / valuables left in your vehicle are not visible from the outside.

I hope everyone is able to enjoy the Holiday Season during these unprecedented times. I look forward to attending in person meetings of the Fraser Heights Community Association when they are able to resume; hopefully sometime in the near future!

Sgt Tyler Wickware

Surrey RCMP

Community Response Unit, District 2 – Guildford / Fleetwood / Fraser Heights

14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC  V3X 1A9

Ph: 604-507-5977



Sgt Tyler Wickware

Détachment de Surrey – GRC

14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, C.-B.  V3X 1A9

Tél: (604)507-5977


Surrey Transportation Plan

Surrey is growing by 300,000 people over the next 30 years – that’s 50% more than today. The City is developing a new Surrey Transportation Plan (STP) to address growth and leverage new technology. There is a commitment to making Surrey’s transportation network safer, cleaner and more accessible for everyone.

If you want your voice to be heard, provide your feedback so that the plan reflects your needs and priorities.  This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

You can find the survey and link here:

Message from Sgt Mike Spencer, RCMP

Message from Sergeant Mike Spencer,
Guildford/Fleetwood Community Response Unit
Surrey RCMP – District 2 Commander:

I hope this email finds you well, enjoying (but not melting from) our newfound summer weather !!

I send you this email with mixed emotions as it is to let you know that I have accepted a new position within the Surrey RCMP and will be Detachment’s Emergency Operation Planning Sergeant, which means I will be relinquishing my role as the District 2 Commander.    The Emergency Operation Planning is a unit that I have long desired to work with and when the opportunity presented itself, I had to make the decision to apply for it – or forever abandon the desire to work there (there are a LOT of opportunities in a detachment this size, but the infrequency in which they become available does not allow one the luxury of passing on something thinking it will be available again anytime in the foreseeable future.

The GOOD news is that filling my vacancy is a priority and I believe my replacement has already been chosen from the list of desired candidates.  I have not seen an official announcement internally, so I will refrain from introducing who I believe the next District 2 Commander will be, but the process to choose the most suitable and qualified replacement is well under way and, quite likely, all but complete.  This is fantastic news as there will be little or no gap and the process should be rather seamless.   In the meantime, you are in excellent hands with Corporal Teri LESLIE, who will be acting in my role until it’s officially filled.   Teri has been my 2 I/C for over two years now and works day in and day out with our Community Response Unit that she supervises.

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Vote for the best neighbourhood South of the Fraser

The CBC is having a contest on the search for the best neighbourhood South of the Fraser. Fraser Heights has made it to the quarter finals, and this is your opportunity to vote. We are up against Crescent Beach – who had a strong showing to get in to the quarter finals.

To vote, go to the link below to support your community! Polls are only open until midnight on Tuesday August 4!

Update on Fraser Heights safety from RCMP

Update from Sgt Mike Spencer, RCMP:
Just thought I’d do a mid-summer reach out to my friends in Fraser Heights and touch base with you, much like I did back in Mid June.
I did a quick check of the Fraser Heights Statistics since mid June and thought I’d share them with you.
Theft From Autos, which we know can be a problem that fluctuates in waves,  was very minimal between June 15th and July 15th.   In those 4+ weeks, Fraser Heights only saw 5 TFA’s reported.  Three of these TFA’s occurred between June 22nd and June 24th.  That being said, we have had two (2) TFA’s reported in recent days (July 14th & 16th).
When the suspect committed the TFA on July 16th, he/she located the homeowner’s garage-door opener – and used it to access the garage in the middle of the night.   Definitely not an enviable scenario and perhaps the perfect time to remind everyone that you should never leave any items of value, including keys and electronic openers, in your vehicle.
In the video surveillance that I have viewed, the methods are still the same as we have seen previously – the suspect(s) walk around late at night, cutting into driveways when it appears there is nobody around to see them, and slowly and gently (quietly) checking door handles – when an unlocked door is found, the vehicle is rummaged through and any valuables located are taken.   Of the 5 vehicles broken into, no forced entry was noted – and video indicated that at least two of the vehicles were confirmed to be unlocked.    The real good news is that according to the reports I saw, there were no big-ticket items reported stolen, with the usual items being sunglasses, loose change, etc.   The file involving the garage-entry is still under investigation as potential fingerprints were located at scene.
Also of note – the aforementioned Break and Enter to the garage, using the owner’s garage door opener, was the only residential B&E reported during this noted period.

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Transmountain pipeline update, July 2020

AUGUST 2020 – DECEMBER 2022*

Trans Mountain plans to begin pipeline construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project in the Lower Mainland, BC, between Langley (west of 232 Street) and Burnaby (Burnaby Terminal), subject to necessary approvals and permits.

Construction will be completed in a series of phased activities along the Project route through Langley, Surrey, Coquitlam and Burnaby starting as early as August 2020.* 

Your patience is appreciated as we work diligently to minimize any disruptions or inconvenience associated with construction-related work. 

*Timelines are subject to change and start of work is subject to necessary approvals and permits. As some approvals may require a longer lead time, Trans Mountain is notifying affected parties now regarding these activities. Further details including updates regarding timing of activities will be posted on our website at prior to the work commencing. Please check our website regularly and sign up to receive construction updates to stay up-to-date.

Trans Mountain’s first priority is the health and safety of our workforce, their families and our communities. In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, Trans Mountain and our construction contractors for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project have been working diligently together to ensure adherence to all advice and direction from government and health officials, both provincially and federally. For more information on our COVID-19 response plan, visit  


Preparing the Right-of-Way, Temporary Worksite and Access Points
There are a number of steps involved in preparing the right-of-way, temporary worksite and access points for the arrival of construction crews and equipment, including tree removals, flagging and installing temporary infrastructure. They include:

  • BC One Call, locating and marking of all buried facilities
  • Surveying
  • Flagging and staking the right-of-way and any temporary worksite required for construction
  • Installation of signage and traffic detours
  • Clearing trees and vegetation from pre-approved areas essential for construction
  • Disposing of unsalvageable timber, such as branches, tree limbs or shrubs left behind from clearing

Utility Locates
Trans Mountain and its contractors will be locating existing underground utilities and conducting land surveying along the Project route between Langley and Burnaby. Small potholes will be made at targeted locations using a hydrovac truck and/or hand excavation. This work will help confirm construction techniques planned in these areas.
During the course of pre-construction activities, the public may notice:

  • Hand digging and/or hydrovac excavation
  • Asphalt cutting and paving/patching
  • Associated intermittent construction-type noise
  • Site surveying at multiples points
  • Potential for temporary interruptions to traffic flow while work is underway

The following measures will be in place to ensure Trans Mountain maintains a safe work environment while minimizing impacts to the public and the environment:

  • Activities will mainly take place between 7 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday
  • No work is planned on SaturdaySunday, and statutory holidays
  • Dust control measures will be in place
  • Site-specific traffic management plans, traffic control signage and flagging will be used to minimize impacts to the traveling public
  • Survey and hydrovac locations will be restored to original function following completion of the studies


 General Construction Schedule:

Stockpile sites and construction yards
Trans Mountain activated seven sites in the Lower Mainland to support construction-related activity. These sites are being used for:

  • Delivery and storage of construction materials and equipment, including stockpiling and staging of pipe
  • Installation of temporary office buildings or trailers to support construction crews building the pipeline and associated facilities
  • Transportation of materials and equipment to and from the site
  • Temporary office space and parking

Utility Relocation
In some areas, where new right-of-way areas are required, Trans Mountain will work collaboratively with appropriate 3rd parties to relocate utilities. This should not impact your services but you may see work crews in your area.
Typical Pipeline Construction**
Once clearing is complete and access to the right-of-way has been established, crews will perform a series of steps within the construction footprint to facilitate installation of pipe in the ground:

  • Remove topsoil and grade the surface to prepare for the arrival of bigger equipment and delivery of pipe segments
  • Remove pipe from delivery trucks and lay down along right-of-way
  • Weld pipe segments together and apply a protective coating
  • Perform non-destructive examinations to ensure quality of welds
  • Dig a trench and lower in pipe sections
  • Backfill the trench to bed and protect the pipe
  • Clean up and restoration activities, including replacing any topsoil and replanting vegetation.

**specific construction steps may differ depending on the construction methodology
Where the pipeline crosses a body of water, one of three methods of construction will be used. The techniques for each are site-specific:

  • Isolated method
    • The stream is temporarily dammed and rerouted through temporary pumps or using piping often referred to as a flume. The pipe is then installed using conventional construction techniques before the dam is removed and the stream returned to its normal flow path. Great care is taken to preserve the environmental features around the stream, such as the wildlife and aquatic habitat within the riparian zone.
  • Trenchless method
  • This method leaves the bed and banks relatively undisturbed. A trenchless method is used to drill under the watercourse, creating a path to pull the pipe back through. Trenchless methods are only possible in the right geotechnical conditions and require special environmental measures to be put in place.
  • Open-cut method
  • If the other techniques cannot be used for environmental or geotechnical reasons, an open-cut crossing of the watercourse will be used. Open-cut watercourse crossings trench directly through the watercourse following the conventional construction methodology.
  • Engineering feasibility assessments and appropriate environmental studies have been completed to determine the most suitable crossing techniques to be used at each water crossing. Regulatory guidelines and standards will apply to all crossing methods, as will appropriate erosion and sediment control measures to ensure the safety of the body of water. Trans Mountain conducts all work under its Environmental Protection and Pipeline Protection Programs to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and requirements.

Learn more about pipeline construction and watercourse crossings at
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and Direct Pipe (DP)

Trenchless construction techniques are used where the pipeline crosses roads and railways, for select watercourse crossings and in places with restricted workspace, such as in some urban or residential areas. The HDD technique involves setting up a drill rig on one side of the crossing and equipment along the drill path. The pipe is assembled and welded on the opposite side of the drill setup, with the pipe string connected to the drill assembly and pulled back through the drill path. The DP technique involves setting up a drill rig on one side of the crossing with the drill head advancing the drill path and the pipe sequentially welded and inserted as the drill head advances. For more information on trenchless construction methods, please visit:
Where the pipeline is installed within a road, the road will be reinstated upon completion of construction. The majority of road crossings in the Lower Mainland will be installed using Guided Auger Boring – a trenchless construction technique to minimize impacts to residents and commuters. This technique involves digging a hole where a boring machine can sit level with the depth where the pipe will be installed under the road. The boring machine is then used to bore under the road. Finally, the length of assembled pipe is threaded through the hole. Conventional pipeline construction will take place on either side of the road crossing.
Performing a Hydrostatic Test
Before the pipeline is ready to transport oil, a hydrostatic test is performed. A hydrostatic test is a way pipelines can be tested for strength. The test involves filling the pipeline with water and increasing pressure of the pipe to the specified test pressure. Any weakness will be identified through this test and rectified prior to putting the pipeline in service. Hydrostatic testing is a common method employed for testing pipelines.
Valve Installations
Valves are installed at intermediate locations along the pipeline route as required by the pipeline design and the Canadian Standards Association pipeline code. The valves are used once the pipeline is operational to shut off or isolate segments of the pipeline. Valve installation will take place along the pipeline route once hydrostatic testing is completed.
During the course of construction activities, the public may notice:

  • Construction equipment, vehicles, and workers along the pipeline corridor and temporary worksites
  • Increased activity and intermittent construction noise in proximity to worksites
  • Construction signage
  • Additional directed lighting along the pipeline corridor and worksites
  • Traffic delays or increase in volumes due to construction activities along traffic routes in the pipeline communities

Trans Mountain’s goal is to maintain safe work environments and minimize any impacts of construction activities to the public and the environment. When work commences, the following measures will be in place to manage impacts:

  • Hours of work:
    • Typical work hours will be between 7 am and 7 pm Monday to Saturday. Work may occur outside of this timeframe, subject to approvals and permits
    • No work is anticipated on Sunday or any statutory holidays, however, in some locations extended hours of work or night shifts may be required
  • Contractors will work in accordance with Trans Mountain’s Noise Management Plans, as approved by the Canada Energy Regulator
  • Some Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) activities may require continuous 24/7 construction and will be conducted under applicable Noise Management Plans (Condition 74) approved by the
  • Canada Energy Regulator
  •  Lighting will be directed only on areas of work for worker safety
  • Dust from construction traffic will be controlled using best industry practices, including water trucks and street sweepers
  • Tree and vegetation removal work will comply with applicable regulations and necessary approvals
  • Registered professional foresters and certified arborists will be on-site as needed
  • Work will be monitored by Environmental Inspectors and Indigenous Monitors
  •  Temporary closures or limited access of recreational trails
  • Traffic Management:
    • Construction-related traffic will follow site-specific traffic management plans to minimize impacts
    • Trans Mountain’s Traffic and Access Control Management Plan was submitted to the Canada Energy Regulator as required by Condition 73 for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project
    • Access to residential, business and recreational areas will be maintained at all times. Traffic control measures could include temporary lane closures, use of flag persons and other measures to minimize impacts to local traffic flow
    • Construction vehicles will not occupy off-site public parking spaces

Trans Mountain conducts all work under its Environmental Protection and Pipeline Protection Programs to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and requirements. The public’s patience is appreciated as we work to minimize any disruptions or inconvenience associated with construction activities.

As part of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, extensive work has been conducted to determine environmental impacts and mitigation measures to reduce those impacts. Our goal is to protect the environment, have as little impact as possible and, where we do have an impact, ensure we return the land to a similar function. 
We completed field studies between 2012 and 2018 along the proposed pipeline corridor studying a wide range of environmental features, including wildlife, fisheries, plants, species at risk or species of special status, soils, heritage resources, traditional land use and air and greenhouse gas emissions. Following the field studies, we conducted extensive analysis to predict the effects associated with the Project, including those that could be caused by construction, operations, decommissioning or abandonment, as well as potential incidents and malfunctions. The information and analysis were used to develop our comprehensive Environmental Protection Plans. 
Mitigation strategies for avoiding or reducing potential environmental effects will be employed at all stages of the Project. For more information about environmental mitigation methods and our Environmental Protection Plans, visit

Lower Mainland pipeline construction (Langley, west of 232 Street, to Burnaby Terminal, Burnaby, BC). To view an interactive map of the Project click here

Learn more about construction in your area and sign up for updates at

For more information please contact:

In the event of a pipeline emergency or to report odours, call 24 hours 1.888.876.6711