Audrey McKinnon

You provide the living, breathing story. I package it.

I'm a student of journalism and a freelance story collector and true-story-teller.
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When a proposed casino breaks its first headline, you know others will follow. So will public consultations and blog posts and statements from developers and the city.

Just two meetings away from the casino development taking full swing, a proposed South…

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What furnishings will a ‘frugal’ $5 million buy for Surrey’s new City Hall?

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Mayor Dianne Watts said last week the $4.7 million contract for furniture,…

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While Metro Vancouver discusses intensifying industrial lands, about 30 per cent of Surrey and White Rock’s industrially zoned land is not being used.

“Surrey has a very large share of the industrial land use,” said senior planner Terry Hoff, adding that…

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On Monday it was carried by city council to hear one Surrey fella, Edgardo Castaneda, “to address the noise that Heat Pumps produce when they are installed between houses.”

He also wants to discuss regulating a the installation of heat pumps with a bylaw.

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Underused Agricultural Land Reserve study questioned by advisory committee

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While Surrey is the greenest major city in Canada in terms of its urban…

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B.C. graduation requirements took centre stage in Surrey last week

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The graduation requirements for high schools are up for discussion in B.C.

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For the past month, at-risk youth in Surrey have been gravitating to a local food truck that is a common hangout for prostitutes, according to one youth worker.

“You can see a little bit of grooming happening and you really try to discourage them,” said…

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An African-focused immigrant and refugee organization is taking funds from youth and outreach programs to meet the high demand for English as a second language classes in Surrey.

“We are having a lot of challenges with literacy,” said Umoja Operation…

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South Asian Film Festival points to real conflicts in ethnic families

Surrey has a large and fast-growing South Asian population…

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Can chocolate determine Canadian municipal politics too?

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With Halloween revving up for the night, chocolate is on my mind.

An interesting statistic in…

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