LETTERS: Overstepping our boundaries
Don’t your reporters and our businesses in White Rock and south Surrey know where they are?
In your Aug. 26 edition, there’s a lovely story (Whitecliff celebrates 25 years) about a retirement residence.
The story gleefully reports on the White Rock community’s celebration of Whitecliff’s 25th anniversary, and ends by stating that it’s located in “the heart of White Rock.” But its address, as shown in the accompanying ad, is shown as 15501 16 Ave., South Surrey.
That’s not the heart of White Rock!
And then, throughout the issue, as usual, there are many businesses who claim, in their name and/or in their listed address, that they’re in White Rock, but who are actually in South Surrey. The only one that’s got it the other way around is White Rock’s wonderful Tapestry Music, at 1335 Johnston Rd., which claims to have “South Surrey’s largest selection of guitars, drums…”.
I’d urge Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin to bring in city bylaws that fine any business that claims, through its name or otherwise, to be in a city in which it’s not.
White Rock is not South Surrey.
Geoff Dean, Surrey