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Community Residents without Power over Two Months

December 3rd, 2013 Comments off

Ever since a contractor accidentally cut power to the Beladean Trailer Park in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada two-and-one-half months ago, the remaining six residents (down from 11 since Sept.) have relied on generators for heat, but have been without phone service. MHProNews has learned from the manager of the community, Roshan Arora, has allegedly been ordered to restore power and phone service by the city three times, but blames weather and permit problems for the delay. Eighty-eight year-old Lillian Bailey says the gas in her generator runs out at 4:30 AM. The local MLA (Member of the Legislative Assembly), Sue Hammell, is trying to find suitable housing for her and remaining residents. At one time she discovered the community had an open sewer running down a ditch. Arora and his brother own Punjab Cloth Warehouse, a multimillion dollar fabric business with two local warehouses and export offices around the world, according to their website. The affair has spurred politicians to review tenancy laws.

(Photo credit: Kate WEbb/–Lillian Bailey outside her home.

Residents Complain of Community Decline

October 17th, 2013 Comments off

The residents of King George Mobile and RV Park in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada are weary of the community deterioration and lawlessness that the owner allegedly ignores, and have begun a petition to have the Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act altered so a percentage of rent monies go towards upkeep of the community. According to, a teacher who’s lived in King George for ten years, Elaine Lafontaine says prostitution and drug dealing are dragging the community down, and asserts residents pay for snow removal that does not happen. Owner Heung Soo Yoo was not available for comment, but on-site manager Robert Yachuk says, “I got rid of five nuisance tenants this week. I’m getting rid of two more nuisance tenants.” While complaints have been made to the provincial housing ministry, that agency says concerns should be directed to the City of Surrey or the Residential Tenancy Branch, as MHProNews has learned.

(Photo credit:–Calgary, Canada manufactured homes)

Olympic Village Modular Units Recycled

March 20th, 2012 Comments off

As a follow-up to a story we published Feb. 28, 2011, TheNowNewspaper in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada tells modular units used for housing athletes at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, just north of Vancouver, have been converted into 52 rental apartments for seniors and people with disabilities. Timber Grove Apartments is a collaborative effort between the province, City of Surrey, Coast Mental Health, and Fraser Health. Coast Mental Health will manage the three-story apartment complex and will provide supportive services to the residents. Six different communities in British Columbia have inherited 156 modular units from the Olympics that are now being used as affordable housing.

(Image credit: Wikipedia–City of Surrey Coat of Arms)