News / Current Affairs

DFSIN Richmond South Excellence Awards

Perminder Chohan, CEO of DFSIN Richmond South organized the annual excellence awards gala on January 5 in Surrey. These awards were presented for recognition of the individuals of DFSIN for their extraordinary achievements. Apart from the staff of DFSIN, many community leaders, philanthropists and media personalities were also present to celebrate the success of the individuals.

Surrey Businesses Recognized in the 2018 Fan Choice Awards

Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union, has announced the winners of the 2018 Fan Choice Awards, and among them are two buzzing Surrey businesses: La Belle Vie, a home décor store in Cloverdale, and The Sweat Box, a personal training and boot camp studio in South Surrey.   

Top baby names in B.C. for 2018

Liam is in the lead for the most popular name for babies born in British Columbia this year. Liam is followed by Olivia, Emma, Lucas and Oliver, according to the Vital Statistics Agency’s preliminary statistics from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 18, 2018.

Greater Vancouver 2019 Property Assessments in the Mail

In the next few days, owners of more than 529,700 properties throughout the Greater Vancouver region can expect to receive their 2019 assessment notices which reflect market value as of July 1, 2018. “The majority of residential home owners within the region can expect a modest change compared to last year’s assessment,” says Deputy Assessor Keith MacLean-Talbot. “The single family home market saw slight increases or decreases depending on the municipality.”

Making life more affordable for you and your family

Too many people in B.C. have struggled to make ends meet and find a home they can afford. The holiday season often adds the financial strain of travel and entertaining, and combined with the high costs of rent, child care and other expenses, it can be overwhelming.