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OUR VIEW: Living wages are a must

Average workers need pay increases to help offset inflation

  • Dec 7, 2022
Surrey mayor-elect Brenda Locke and Surrey Police Service Chief Constable Norm Lipinski. (File photos)

OUR VIEW: So much for local control of Surrey policing

City council and the Surrey Police Board need telescopes to see eye to eye

  • Nov 17, 2022
Surrey City Hall. (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)

OUR VIEW: Now it’s up to you, Surrey

It’s up to you, and people like you, to build the best council and school board available to you

  • Oct 14, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Don’t vote: the case for apathy

Who really cares how much civic tax bills rise, or what new fees are levied?

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OUR VIEW: Wise Surrey owls pay attention to policy prior to voting

Big projects, if they ever do come to fruition, are not freebies

  • Sep 21, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Take the time to vote in Surrey South byelection

Byelection tend to have a lower turnout, but MLAs connect communities with Victoria

  • Sep 1, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Government by shifting values

The McCallum majority on Surrey City Council has evidently reached a comfortable…

  • Aug 11, 2022
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OUR VIEW: Whale of a story for Surrey council, KTRIS

Safe Surrey Coalition majority refused to apologize to seven KTRIS members for barring them from participating in council meetings last year

  • Aug 10, 2022
Surrey council chambers in city hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Be a Surrey blood donation ‘Long weekend hero’

You can book an appointment now on blood.ca, using the GiveBlood app or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

  • Jul 27, 2022
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EDITORIAL: South Surrey farmland’s value can’t be overstated

Supply-chain issues have taught us the value of locally sourced products

  • Jul 14, 2022
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OUR VIEW: Surrey’s vital farmland rightly acknowledged

Council passed a motion Monday it can be proud of

  • Jul 13, 2022
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Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum takes to the stage in Cloverdale during Canada Day, with other dignitaries including MP Sukh Dhaliwal (stage left) and Mounties in red serge (stage right). (Photo: City of Surrey)

OUR VIEW: No excuse for city’s snubs at Surrey Canada Day event

Giving Mounties cold shoulder on Canada Day like barring hockey from ice arenas and maple syrup from breakfast tables

  • Jul 6, 2022
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum takes to the stage in Cloverdale during Canada Day, with other dignitaries including MP Sukh Dhaliwal (stage left) and Mounties in red serge (stage right). (Photo: City of Surrey)
Surrey council chambers at city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: No time for Surrey council to rethink meeting start times

Maybe daytime public hearings aren’t a good idea

  • Jun 15, 2022
Surrey council chambers at city hall. (File photo)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: In politics, perception is everything

At what point must personal interests and aspirations be put aside for the better good of the community a politician serves?

  • May 25, 2022
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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OUR VIEW: Read the room, BC NDP

Federal NDP leader might suggest his provincial counterparts address stinging gas prices rather than build a $789 million museum

  • May 18, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Surrey South byelection demands strong choices from all parties

BC Liberals first out of the gate with nomination of Elenore Sturko

  • May 12, 2022
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The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing a new electoral map for future elections. The black lines are the current electoral boundaries, while the purple lines show the proposed areas. (Map: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s proposed electoral map puzzling

Cohesion and community identity clearly take a back seat here

  • May 11, 2022
The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing a new electoral map for future elections. The black lines are the current electoral boundaries, while the purple lines show the proposed areas. (Map: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)
Surrey Coun. and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke and Surrey Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum. (File photos: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s election soup thickens with new cop report added

Voters might well experience some indigestion heading into the Oct. 15 civic election.

  • May 4, 2022
Surrey Coun. and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke and Surrey Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum. (File photos: Lauren Collins)
Surrey council chambers at city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Ombudsperson’s advice to Surrey council was well worth heeding

Safe Surrey Coalition majority on council approved final adoption of Code of Conduct amendments despite Jay Chalke’s counsel

  • Apr 27, 2022
Surrey council chambers at city hall. (File photo)
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