Editorials

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OUR VIEW: Is it really worth the risk to re-open Surrey’s schools so soon?

It’s patently absurd to expect small children to understand, let alone adhere to, social distancing when so many adults have proven themselves incapable of doing the same

  • May 13, 2020
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Screen shot of video showing sign theft from front lawn. (ring.com image)

OUR VIEW: Surrey sign snakes playing dirty pool

Somebody has been stealing Keep the RCMP in Surrey signs from front lawns. Let’s hope these culprits are caught

  • May 6, 2020
Screen shot of video showing sign theft from front lawn. (ring.com image)
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OUR VIEW: We can’t drop our guard now, Surrey

We need to work for it, work hard. Earn it.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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South Surrey shooting death linked to Lower Mainland gang conflict: IHIT
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Volunteers with Kennedy Seniors Society in a photo entered in Volunteer BC’s photo contest in celebration of National Volunteer Week. (Submitted photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s spirit of volunteerism rises to challenge of pandemic

There’s always someone who can use a helping hand, even if administered virtually or offered from a distance of at least six feet apart

  • Apr 22, 2020
Volunteers with Kennedy Seniors Society in a photo entered in Volunteer BC’s photo contest in celebration of National Volunteer Week. (Submitted photo)
EDITORIAL: Support for small business more vital than ever

EDITORIAL: Support for small business more vital than ever

Perhaps you’ve noticed them – the long lineups forming outside many big-box…

  • Apr 16, 2020
EDITORIAL: Support for small business more vital than ever
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: No time for childish spats, Surrey council

We’d all like to see some grace under pressure. Now is not the time for such squabbles

  • Apr 15, 2020
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Photo: Kathy Burton

OUR VIEW: Easter story reflected in front-line workers’ sacrifices during pandemic

Of all great things, the greatest of these is love

  • Apr 8, 2020
Photo: Kathy Burton
EDITORIAL: Crisis brings out the best and the worst in people

EDITORIAL: Crisis brings out the best and the worst in people

From grocery hoarding to uplifting lawn signs, reactions to COVID-19 have run the gamut

  • Mar 20, 2020
EDITORIAL: Crisis brings out the best and the worst in people
EDITORIAL: It’s still in us to give

EDITORIAL: It’s still in us to give

Need for blood donations doesn’t stop, even in trying times like these

  • Mar 18, 2020
EDITORIAL: It’s still in us to give
OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry

OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry

If public events need to be cancelled, or schools need to be closed, to prevent further spread of this virus, then so be it

  • Mar 12, 2020
OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry
OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital

OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital

Refusing to say if there are any COVID-19 cases in Surrey is not transparency

  • Mar 5, 2020
OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at the Civic Hotel last May. (File photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: It’s time for critics to refocus their energy on Surrey Police Department

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum scored what might be characterized as a check-mate this past Thursday

  • Mar 3, 2020
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at the Civic Hotel last May. (File photo: Amy Reid)
Wally Oppal responding to audience at Surrey Board of Trade event on Wednesday. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey politicians’ absence speaks volumes

Nobody wants their input to be met with silence or indifference

  • Feb 27, 2020
Wally Oppal responding to audience at Surrey Board of Trade event on Wednesday. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey should declare war on illegal dumpers

You can complain to the city about unsightly property by calling 604-591-4370

  • Feb 25, 2020
An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
EDITORIAL: We can all do something

EDITORIAL: We can all do something

Pick up a newspaper, scroll Twitter or spend 10 minutes watching the…

  • Feb 21, 2020
EDITORIAL: We can all do something
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Bring back Surrey’s Public Safety Committee

It’s surely a concept our mayor can readily get behind, and make happen with haste

  • Feb 20, 2020
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Listening is a skill worth mastering

If you cherish good listening, be a good listener. It’s a two-way street

  • Feb 13, 2020
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OUR VIEW: Move on? Not quite yet, Doug

OUR VIEW: Move on? Not quite yet, Doug

How much tax money did Surrey’s fight with Uber gobble up?

  • Feb 12, 2020
OUR VIEW: Move on? Not quite yet, Doug
The Rona in Newton is a recent addition to the growing list of retail store closures in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Shopping at Surrey’s stores can help save jobs

When you support your local stores, you support local jobs

  • Feb 4, 2020
The Rona in Newton is a recent addition to the growing list of retail store closures in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
OUR VIEW: Where was Surrey’s bylaw enforcement zeal during Diwali and Halloween?
OUR VIEW: Where was Surrey’s bylaw enforcement zeal during Diwali and Halloween?