Beau Simpson

Beau Simpson is editor of the Now-Leader. He can be reached at beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com

SIMPSON: One-parent households, you have my utmost respect

In Canada, there are more than 1.6 million lone-parent families – and I tip my hat to every single one of them

Beau Simpson is editor of the Now-Leader. He can be reached at beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com
Servers on Segways in Surrey? Restaurant chain claims to be pairing the two

Servers on Segways in Surrey? Restaurant chain claims to be pairing the two

Servers could soon be bringing food and drinks to your table on a hoverboard – that is, if it's not an April Fool's joke

Servers on Segways in Surrey? Restaurant chain claims to be pairing the two
Vivienne King, president of SkyTrain and West Coast Express, TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond, Surrey Liberal MLA Peter Fassbender, minister responsible for TransLink, Randeep Sarai, Liberal MP for Surrey Centre, and Surrey City Councillor Dave Woods unveil upgrade plans for Surrey Central SkyTrain Station.

SIMPSON: Hey politicians, stop the masquerade – your project is actually old news

Politicians love getting the biggest bang for their buck when it comes to making announcements, especially in election years.

Vivienne King, president of SkyTrain and West Coast Express, TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond, Surrey Liberal MLA Peter Fassbender, minister responsible for TransLink, Randeep Sarai, Liberal MP for Surrey Centre, and Surrey City Councillor Dave Woods unveil upgrade plans for Surrey Central SkyTrain Station.
'Now' editor Beau Simpson is a volunteer coach the Cloverdale Minor Baseball Association.

SIMPSON: Being ranked builds character for young ball players but at the office? No thanks.

If someone assessed me in the newsroom the other day, I would have been sent to the minors in a heartbeat

'Now' editor Beau Simpson is a volunteer coach the Cloverdale Minor Baseball Association.
Protesters do their thing outside Trump Tower in Vancouver on Tuesday morning.

SIMPSON: Vancouver’s Trump Tower ‘protest’ was, like, an exercise in silliness

Let’s be honest with each other here. The scene that played out on Tuesday was ridiculous. Plain and simple.

Protesters do their thing outside Trump Tower in Vancouver on Tuesday morning.
Beau Simpson can be reached at beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com.

SIMPSON: Broken promises (Trudeau) have given rise to a new kind of politician (Trump)

Our American neighbours find themselves shocked that someone they just made president is actually doing what he said he would do.

Beau Simpson can be reached at beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose gets the crowd pumped up before his 'triple threat' match against the Miz and A.J. Styles Monday night at Abbotsford Centre.

SIMPSON: A night of WWE wrestling can teach you – and your son – a lot about life

Sitting with my son in Abbotsford Centre for WWE’s Road to Wrestlemania, I realized there can be much to learn from pro wrestling

WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose gets the crowd pumped up before his 'triple threat' match against the Miz and A.J. Styles Monday night at Abbotsford Centre.
Eileen Farnsworth, 91, is also known as Debbie.

UPDATE: Eileen Farnsworth has been found and is safe, Surrey RCMP say

Ninety-one-year old woman was reported missing in Surrey on Friday

Eileen Farnsworth, 91, is also known as Debbie.
Beau Simpson is editor of the Now. You can email him at beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com.

SIMPSON: Cash for Surrey schools is sweet but ultimately, it’s just a Band-Aid

$217 million is indeed an “amazing start,” but let's not kid ourselves – we’ll be right back where we started in another three years

Beau Simpson is editor of the Now. You can email him at beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com.
Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit solvecrime.ca.

Man’s body found in building as firefighters battle blaze in north Surrey

Surrey RCMP say body was found in building that caught fire in the 10800 Block of 132 Street in Surrey on Sunday morning

Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if they wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit solvecrime.ca.
Police say 24-year-old Surrey resident Francis Le was murdered in Richmond on Jan. 27.

Man murdered in Richmond was from Surrey, police say

Francis Le, 24, died after being found with stab wounds in the parking lot of Richmond General Hospital

Police say 24-year-old Surrey resident Francis Le was murdered in Richmond on Jan. 27.
Surrey RCMP are investigating after a six-year-old boy drowned in a bath tub.

UPDATE: Five-year-old boy drowns in Surrey bathtub Sunday

First responders tried to revive the boy for about an hour.

Surrey RCMP are investigating after a six-year-old boy drowned in a bath tub.
South Surrey’s Marco Iannuzzi holds the Tom Pate Memorial Award, given each year to the CFL player who best represents sportsmanship, dedication to the league and community service.

BC Lions’ wide receiver has soft hands, big heart

Surrey resident Marco Iannuzzi honoured by CFL for selfless giving

South Surrey’s Marco Iannuzzi holds the Tom Pate Memorial Award, given each year to the CFL player who best represents sportsmanship, dedication to the league and community service.
Beau Simpson is editor of the Now. You can email him at beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com.

SIMPSON: ’Tis the season for learning (when to turn the radio station)

As with anything, Christmas music is all about moderation. If you start too early, there’s no way you’re going to last until the end.

Beau Simpson is editor of the Now. You can email him at beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com.
Christina (front) and Julie Sevsek run in the field outside Cloverdale’s Hillcrest Elementary school.

FOCUS: Surrey sisters in sync for cross country nationals

Twins Julie and Christina Sevsek, 17, share a serious passion for running

Christina (front) and Julie Sevsek run in the field outside Cloverdale’s Hillcrest Elementary school.
Latest Surrey RCMP stats indicate 13 per cent decrease in violent crime in the first three quarters of 2016 compared to the same period last year.

Fight involving knife at Surrey banquet hall sends five people to hospital

Police say one of victims is elderly woman who was knocked down during fight at large family function in Surrey

Latest Surrey RCMP stats indicate 13 per cent decrease in violent crime in the first three quarters of 2016 compared to the same period last year.
Beau Simpson is editor of the Now newspaper in Surrey. You can reach him by email at beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com.

SIMPSON: Contradictions in Surrey’s Vital Signs study make my head hurt

This year, the online survey was focused on newcomers – and what it revealed left me more confused than a goat on AstroTurf.

Beau Simpson is editor of the Now newspaper in Surrey. You can reach him by email at beau.simpson@thenownewspaper.com.
Downtown Surrey BIA CEO Elizabeth Model is the first woman to finish all Ironman events across the globe.

Surrey’s Ironwoman Elizabeth Model makes history

Downtown Surrey BIA CEO Elizabeth Model the first woman to have finished all Ironman competitions across the globe

Downtown Surrey BIA CEO Elizabeth Model is the first woman to finish all Ironman events across the globe.
The Surrey Fire Department said a Surrey teen was rushed to hospital Friday afternoon in Clayton after being hit by a falling tree.

Surrey teen dies after tree falls on him at Clayton Heights Secondary school

Surrey RCMP urges residents to "stay out of wooded areas during periods of high wind"

The Surrey Fire Department said a Surrey teen was rushed to hospital Friday afternoon in Clayton after being hit by a falling tree.
It is estimated that 10 to 20 per cent of youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder in Canada.

DEPRESSION: Don’t let mental illness hold you back, Surrey mom urges youth

Cortlin Gilmer says Mood Disorder Association of B.C.'s new province-wide campaign to help youth talk about depression is much needed

It is estimated that 10 to 20 per cent of youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder in Canada.