Mike Starchuk - Surrey City Councillor

Global BC Appearance

Yesterday (March 31) I was invited to appear on Global TV’s BC1 program, “Unfiltered” with Jill Krop. We discussed mental health issues as they apply to firefighters and to speak to Kevin’s passing. Jill’s compassion for firefighters and First Responders is clear. She really cares and I was pleased to be given the opportunity to… Continue Reading

Kevin’s Story Update

I have been overwhelmed by the response to my last post, “Kevin’s Story.”  If you missed that post, please scroll down… it is right below this one.  Nearly 5000 people visited my Facebook page, and close to 3000 visitors to this website. While the majority of viewers to this website come from Canada, there were… Continue Reading

Kevin’s Story

Last week (March 3, 2015), we lost a Surrey Fire Fighter with nearly 20 years of experience. Kevin was dedicated to the Fire Service, to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund, and to the Fire Fighters’ Association in Surrey. Kevin’s story is similar to other First Responders who suffered from mental health issues. The… Continue Reading

Remembering Al Cleaver

Today we lost a true Surrey Pioneer and former Surrey Fire Chief, Al Cleaver. It is easy to say there will never be a Fire Chief who will accomplish as much as Al did, during his career and lifetime. An advocate for all that is Surrey; Al never stopped putting Surrey first. He never stopped… Continue Reading

New Year’s Wishes

Happy New Year! There are many people who make resolutions to change their behaviour on January 1 each year and I wish all of you good luck with yours. As well, may all of you have a happy and healthy year that can be spent with family and friends. This year, my resolution, will be… Continue Reading

Happy Holidays

The Holiday Season is now here, and the New Year is just around the corner.  This is the time of year when we should set aside some time to celebrate and reflect on the past year with friends and family. During this hectic time of year, we often try to fit too much in a… Continue Reading