Mike Starchuk - Surrey City Councillor

New Ideas for New Farmers

Thanks to Stefania Seccia from 24 Hours, for taking the time to meet with me today, to expand on the thoughts and ideas that will give an opportunity to a new generation of farmers. Stefania allowed me, as the Chair of City of Surrey’s Agriculture and Food Security Advisory Committee, to speak to the growing (no… Continue Reading

Surrey Urban Farmers Market

As the Chair of the Agriculture & Food Security Advisory Committee, I am delighted to support the 8th Annual Surrey Urban Farmers Market in the plaza of City Hall. There are approximately 30 local vendors on site, every week, who provide fresh, homemade, and locally grown and produced items for the public to purchase. This… Continue Reading

Another Loss

Saturday (May 2, 2015) the second Surrey firefighter in the last few months, was laid to rest as a result of his struggles with mental health issues. Firefighters and other First Responder agencies from all regions across BC, attended the service, to show their support to the family, friends and fellow firefighters, during this trying… Continue Reading

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