February 19, 2018

Memorial service held for crash victim

A memorial service has been held for an SFU student who was killed in Friday's crash on the Georgia Viaduct. Friends gathered together at Restoration Church at Surrey's SFU campus to remember Mwekwa Kaongwa. The 25 year old was an engineering student at SFU and was living on campus with his younger brother Chisha, who was not in the vehicle during … [Read more...]

Surrey Memorial Hospital ER reopens following flood, without MRI machine

After two weeks of repairs and clean up after a flood, Surrey Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room will re-open at 8:30 Monday morning. Fraser Health Authority spokesperson Roy Thorpe Dorward says clean up and infection control inspections have been completed. But Thorpe Dorward says while most everything will be back to normal the MRI machine … [Read more...]

Surrey Memorial Hospital ER opening again soon

Surrey Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room will be back to business as usual Monday, December 3rd. Construction-related flooding on November 19th shut down the ER and most medical imaging areas.  Since then, patients have been cared for at the Jim Pattison Centre where a temporary emergency department was set up. Dozens of surgeries have also … [Read more...]

Cost not yet pinned down for Surrey Memorial ER repairs

The emergency room at Surrey Memorial Hospital is still several days from re-opening after flooding. And officials have yet to determine how much it's costing. Repairs to the walls and floors are 90 percent done, and expected to be finished by the end of the day. Rowena Rizzoti, the hospital's executive director of clinical programs and operations, … [Read more...]

All nine operating rooms open again at Surrey Memorial

Surrey Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department remains closed for another two weeks, following a big flood on Monday. But Fraser Health says all nine operating rooms are now open again, and will be running at full capacity to catch up on elective surgeries that were rescheduled earlier this week. More than 100 surgical proceedures that were … [Read more...]

Surrey Memorial E-R closed until sometime next week

The Emergency Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital will remain closed until at least next week due to flood damage. Roy Thorpe-Dorwood says with the E-R being the busiest in BC,  it means hundreds of patients a day being offloaded to nearby hospitals, some of which are already reporting a high workload. "Absolutely..we have had reports for RCH and … [Read more...]

Surrey Memorial Hospital update

The Emergency Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital remains closed after yesterday's flooding incident. Cleanup crews and water damage specialists continue to try get the E-R back into working shape. You can hear the roar of heavy-duty fans as they try and dry the E-R out. Beside the entrance there's a huge pile of black garbabe bags filled with … [Read more...]

Bieber message scrawled on Rypien memorial

A local Justin Bieber fan appears to have sparked some intense online anger, after a message about the singer’s concert appeared on the memorial for a former Vancouver Canuck. A photo of Rick Rypien's public memorial at Rogers Arena is circulating on Twitter, showing a message commemorating last night's Bieber concert, encircled with a … [Read more...]

Paramedics upset over removed memorial walls

The president of the Ambulance Paramedics of BC says her members are “disheartened” that memorials that honour fallen paramedics are being taken down. Bronwyn Barter says three walls that pay tribute to paramedics who've died in the line of duty have been taken down at BC Ambulance Service offices in Vancouver, Kamloops and Prince … [Read more...]

Rescue volunteers honoured at Sechelt memorial

About 1,500 citizens and first responders gathered in Sechelt to remember two fallen members of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue. Angie Nemeth and Beatrice Sorenson were on a training exercise two weeks ago when their inflatable boat overturned on some rapids. They were found dead under the hull. "Really today was, I think, about pride … [Read more...]