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COLUMN: Once-quiet Campbell Heights now among region’s biggest industrial parks

Growth continues at a rapid pace, but nature of businesses is changing

  • Apr 22, 2021
Vintage scrapbooks gave way to Instagram and Facebook. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Prince Philip just got on with it—to our surprise

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis reflects on the passing Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

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COLUMN: Surrey educators earning high marks amid COVID-19

From teachers to the union and the school district, everyone is doing their part

  • Apr 8, 2021
An “Ideas Box” greets residents outside the entrance to the city’s first public consultation meeting, on Surrey’s policing transition, at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre on May 23, 2019. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

ZYTARUK: The Surrey Police Service really needs to get its act together

Credibility is like sweet water in the desert, held in cupped hands. Open your fingers, and it spills onto the sand, gone forever

  • Apr 5, 2021
An “Ideas Box” greets residents outside the entrance to the city’s first public consultation meeting, on Surrey’s policing transition, at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre on May 23, 2019. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Nick Greenizan

REVERSE ANGLE: Premier’s pot-shot at young people aging poorly

Yes, some are breaking the rules, but most 20- to 39-year-olds just trying to get by

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Photo Credit: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Port Angeles

COLUMN: Easter reminds us that a resurrection is possible every day

Pandemic or not, my hope is in the Lord, who has given me resilience to carry on

  • Apr 2, 2021
Photo Credit: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Port Angeles
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AND FRANKLY: Rising taxes amongst reduced services a curious thing

Municipal services are significantly curtailed, but taxes keep going up, writes Frank Bucholtz

  • Mar 25, 2021
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In Canada, in 2017, over 1,700 people in BC were diagnosed with TB, including close to 300 people in British Columbia.

COLUMN: Tuberculosis – the unheard epidemic

We’ve seen how quickly governments have responded to COVID-19. It’s time we do the same for TB.

  • Mar 24, 2021
In Canada, in 2017, over 1,700 people in BC were diagnosed with TB, including close to 300 people in British Columbia.
In B.C., it is against the law to text, email, talk or otherwise hold an electronic device in the hand while operating a motor vehicle, including while the vehicle is stopped at a red light. We all know this, so why do so many of us still do it? (Drivesmart)

SIMPSON: What do pets, bras, cereal bowls and novels have in common?

They can cost you a lot of money and even kill someone if not handled safely and responsibly

In B.C., it is against the law to text, email, talk or otherwise hold an electronic device in the hand while operating a motor vehicle, including while the vehicle is stopped at a red light. We all know this, so why do so many of us still do it? (Drivesmart)
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COLUMN: Taking a page from the hermit handbook

The excitement of going out into the world has worn off

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Frank Bucholtz Surrey column

AND FRANKLY: Where there’s a will to raise funds, politicians will find a way

The province is bringing in new municipal election rules

  • Mar 10, 2021
Frank Bucholtz Surrey column
A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Mar 1, 2021
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
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COLUMN: Perhaps caring for one another will be a long-term effect of COVID-19 pandemic

Physical and emotional isolation won’t disappear with the coronavirus

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COLUMN: Friendly freeze-out as weather smack-talk heats up

It’s not my fault if people choose to live where sub-zero temperatures are the norm

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Surrey 2018 mayoral candidates Tom Gill, left, and Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)

ZYTARUK: Surrey mayor’s about-turn on banning handguns is baffling

From ‘simply foolish’ to ‘wholeheartedly support’ is one big jump

  • Feb 17, 2021
Surrey 2018 mayoral candidates Tom Gill, left, and Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MALCOLMSON: 2020 left us grappling with overdose tragedy and working for change

B.C.’s Addictions Minister reflects on visit to Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver

  • Feb 12, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)
COVID fatigue is real – and its implications might be felt for years. But now is not the time to surrender to it, argues <em>Now-Leader</em> editor Beau Simpson.

SIMPSON: We’re all tired of COVID, so let’s finish what we started

Exhausting stream of bad news amplifies COVID fatigue but now’s not time to surrender to it

  • Feb 10, 2021
COVID fatigue is real – and its implications might be felt for years. But now is not the time to surrender to it, argues <em>Now-Leader</em> editor Beau Simpson.
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COLUMN: Not always a pretty picture revealed through the Zoom lens

Staying connected with friends during the pandemic is both risky and rewarding

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Google Maps image of 96 Avenue and 137 Street, Surrey

ZYTARUK: If someone is down on a sidewalk, you help them for God’s sake

Surrey sisters remind us that we are all our brother’s keeper

  • Feb 3, 2021
Google Maps image of 96 Avenue and 137 Street, Surrey