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One of four fire trucks being listed by Surrey Fire Services. City of Surrey photos

Surrey selling its old fire trucks

Ever wanted to own a firetruck? How about several? For just $15,000 and up, one of Surrey Fire Services’ old trucks could be yours — the cheapest unit, from 1984, comes with 350 gallons per minute of pump speed and can carry up to 1,500 gallons. Only 22,000 kilometres on the drivetrain!

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Aspiring bus driver claims discrimination

An aspiring bus driver will have his case heard before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal after a dismissed allegation of sexual assault from his past appears to have cost him an opportunity to work for TransLink.

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Local MP calls for quieter train yards

Constituents in Peter Julian’s New Westminster-Burnaby riding have fought for years to quiet train yards at night with little success. The NDP MP hopes that could soon change with the introduction of his Private Member’s Bill on Thursday.

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BCGEU sides with First Nations on oil sands

The 65,000 members of the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union are now backing the Save the Fraser Declaration signed by more than 100 First Nations prohibiting the transport of oil sands through their territory.

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Animal killer gets unsupervised day passes

Convicted animal killer Kayla Bourque was granted unsupervised access to the community on Thursday by the courts as long as she wears a GPS tracker out to the community, according to reports. The 25-year-old, who has stated she was interested in residing in New Westminster, will only be allowed two hours at a time.

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Company highlights SkyTrain dating ideas

A Germany-based dating company has prepared a SkyTrain dating map for Vancouver — with 47 dating ideas representing each of the Expo, Millennium and Canada line stations on the map.

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New nurses coming to ICUs: health authorities

The B.C. Nurses’ Union says it’s unsurprising many of its members working in intensive care units want to leave the job given the long hours required and the burnout that can be associated with working on the most critical injuries and illnesses.