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December 28, 2017

City of Surrey issues building permit to school kids asking to build gingerbread houses

A group of schoolkids asked the City of Surrey for permission to build gingerbread houses — and were surprised when officials responded by granting them a building permit.

A Grade 1 class at Bayridge Elementary was planning to a build a community of gingerbread houses at the school. In the name of due diligence, teacher Monique van Teunenbroek suggested the kids apply to the City of Surrey for a permit.

In a letter dated Dec. 15, the City of Surrey’s building division told the students that their request had been approved and a building permit had been issued.

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