Editorials

A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

OUR VIEW: Surrey mask scraps can be avoided

You know, be considerate. Now, isn’t that a novel idea?

  • Oct 1, 2020
A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. election bid a high-stakes game

B.C. election bid a high-stakes game

Horgan is betting it all on a single roll of the dice

  • Sep 24, 2020
B.C. election bid a high-stakes game
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OUR VIEW: Way too many Surrey COVID-19 cases

We all need to take this threat seriously

  • Sep 23, 2020
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South Surrey shooting death linked to Lower Mainland gang conflict: IHIT
RCMSAR5 Crescent Beach training
Tip to Metro Vancouver Transit Police helps Ohio woman
Alberta ramps up COVID-19 shots, paramedics added to priority list
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OUR VIEW: Surrey needs to get tough on COVIDiots

We all share a stake in helping humanity turn the page on this coronavirus. It’s a team effort

  • Aug 19, 2020
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EDITORIAL: Patience a virtue, now more than ever

EDITORIAL: Patience a virtue, now more than ever

Be kind. Be calm. Be safe. It’s a mantra British Columbians have…

  • Aug 13, 2020
EDITORIAL: Patience a virtue, now more than ever
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OUR VIEW: Wards for Surrey worth a hard look

Ward system divvies up city into neighbourhoods with a council member representing an electoral region

  • Aug 12, 2020
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A group of high school students gather at a makeshift memorial for their friend Jack Stroud, 15, who was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train on July 4, 2018. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey train tragedy a safety reminder for us all

Summer typically brings cautionary tales

  • Aug 5, 2020
A group of high school students gather at a makeshift memorial for their friend Jack Stroud, 15, who was struck and killed by an Amtrak passenger train on July 4, 2018. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Call it like it is, Surrey

When did a budget shortfall, or deficit, become an ‘unfavourable variance in program revenues?’

  • Jul 29, 2020
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 situation in B.C. (B.C. government)

OUR VIEW: Surrey, be COVID-19 wise

Now’s especially not the time for careless, unwise behaviour

  • Jul 22, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates COVID-19 situation in B.C. (B.C. government)
EDITORIAL: Caution on White Rock parkade re-opening is wise

EDITORIAL: Caution on White Rock parkade re-opening is wise

Constant state of flux around COVID-19 warrants careful consideration

  • Jul 17, 2020
EDITORIAL: Caution on White Rock parkade re-opening is wise
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Put Annis or Hundial on Surrey Police board

By any objective standard, it should be a shortlist of two

  • Jul 8, 2020
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)
A view of Surrey City Hall. (File photo Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Secrecy doesn’t serve Surrey well

This is not the stuff of transparency. Rather, it is opaque and anti-democratic

  • Jun 30, 2020
A view of Surrey City Hall. (File photo Tom Zytaruk)
A Go Fund Me campaign has been launched to help a family of seven who lost their home to this fire in Whalley on Tuesday, June 23, which Surrey firefighters tackled at 103rd Avenue and 143rd Street. (Contributed photo: Rick Chapman)

OUR VIEW: After Surrey tragedies, helpers rush in

Strangers helping strangers reminds us none of us are really alone

  • Jun 24, 2020
A Go Fund Me campaign has been launched to help a family of seven who lost their home to this fire in Whalley on Tuesday, June 23, which Surrey firefighters tackled at 103rd Avenue and 143rd Street. (Contributed photo: Rick Chapman)
EDITORIAL: Move at your own pace, but repect others’ concerns

EDITORIAL: Move at your own pace, but repect others’ concerns

Not everyone is going to feel equally comfortable as province re-opens

  • Jun 18, 2020
EDITORIAL: Move at your own pace, but repect others’ concerns
Equipment police say was stolen from Surrey schools. (Surrey RCMP photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey school break-ins unconscionable

It’s horrible to break into a school at any time, let alone during a pandemic, to steal equipment children need.

  • Jun 17, 2020
Equipment police say was stolen from Surrey schools. (Surrey RCMP photo)
Outside council chambers, inside Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Someone define respect for Surrey mayor

There needs to be a reckoning over Safe Surrey Coalition twitter post

  • Jun 3, 2020
Outside council chambers, inside Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
EDITORIAL: Don’t let COVID-19 fears keep you from seeking medical help

EDITORIAL: Don’t let COVID-19 fears keep you from seeking medical help

Hospitals, clinics cleaned regularly, maintain strict protocols

  • May 28, 2020
EDITORIAL: Don’t let COVID-19 fears keep you from seeking medical help
A look inside Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Let’s hear why the Safe Surrey Coalition voted as they did

Perhaps they have sound arguments for voting to approve this expenditure right now. Too bad they didn’t bother to express them

  • May 27, 2020
A look inside Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
EDITORIAL: An expression of the human spirit
EDITORIAL: An expression of the human spirit
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OUR VIEW: Kindness does wonders for mental health

Who can honestly say this pandemic hasn’t messed with their head? But there are ways to fight the malaise

  • May 20, 2020
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