Born and raised in Surrey, Don has returned to the land of his youth after about a quarter of a century elsewhere. But do you ever really leave? Don works for a media company in Vancouver as a production hack, schlepping together print and online products. Reach him through his half-done site http://www.southofthefraser.com which is all about, wait for it… Surrey.

Pop-up parks: Surrey Central goes gingham

They’re popping up all over the place! Cities across North America, and perhaps further afield, are creating temporary spaces... Read More

Employment Insurance Beneficiaries South of the Fraser Compared to the Other Side

There is reputation, and then there are the facts. Here are the numbers of Employment Insurance beneficiaries from traders insurance... Read More

Imagine Surrey: Four Speakers Look at the New Downtown Centre

Imagine Surrey was held March 2 at Surrey’s City Centre library. There were four speakers, plus community displays and even an... Read More

2012 InReview: The vague terrain of art in the generic city

While our Spacing Vancouver contributors continue their well-deserved break, we would like to take the opportunity highlight some of... Read More

Where are all the commercial vehicles? Surrey.

According to the most recent statistics come from B.C. Stats (via ICBC),¬†Surrey has more licensed commercial vehicles than Vancouver... Read More

More building permits given out South of the Fraser

Economic confidence > A comparison of building permits issued throughout the GVRD from 1998-2011 It’s not really a race... Read More

The vague terrain of art in the generic city

The same day Beyond Vague Terrain: The City and the Serial Image closed at the Surrey Art Gallery, Artswest had an exhibition in the... Read More

Lightmodal: public art that isn’t so public

Here’s art with no vision, goals, and of a doubtful legacy. I stole those headings from the Necklace Project website... Read More

An urban screen opening in Surrey

I walked by the¬†Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre in Surrey on Friday, December 2 at 5:50 pm. It was still early, but in winter, when the... Read More

Greenways in Surrey: a look at Quibble Creek

Greenways are still rather new in city planning. The term was coined in 1995, and the idea of planning urban pathways that... Read More