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EDITORIAL: Optics matter in SPS hiring process

Tone deaf response to valid concern voiced over inspector’s selection

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B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to being sworn in by The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

OUR VIEW: It’s awful form to throw young people under the bus

Not all people of this particular age group carry on like they’re living in a beer commercial

  • Mar 30, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to being sworn in by The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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OUR VIEW: Surrey petition pointless because SSC majority voted in favour of project

Why is the SSC staging a petition when its council majority has already made up its mind on the 84th Avenue connector?

  • Mar 24, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Proposed tax increase a tough pill to swallow

White Rock council faces a tough decision when voting on the city’s 2021-2025 financial plan

  • Mar 18, 2021
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OUR VIEW: Surrey council pay raise in secret not a good look

As they say, in politics perception is everything

  • Mar 3, 2021
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EDITORIAL: More extreme weather shelter space needed for both day and night

We’ve been fortunate on the Semiahmoo Peninsula this winter. Temperatures have, on…

  • Feb 18, 2021
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The Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

OUR VIEW: Great, there’s a new road menace to worry about

Driver who left path of destruction in his wake given shot of Narcan to bring him back, police say

  • Feb 3, 2021
The Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
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EDITORIAL: We’ve come too far to let our guard down now

Our most recent PAN poll asked readers whether they have been happy…

  • Jan 28, 2021
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OUR VIEW: Surrey’s public hearings are for being heard

Surrey public hearings of late have been devolving into something less than intended

  • Jan 27, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Fix is long overdue

Dump truck-car collision underscores danger of uncontrolled 176 Street intersection

  • Jan 21, 2021
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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: Surrey Police Service continues to draw from RCMP well

Again, it flies in the face of mayor’s election campaign pitch that Surrey needs a police force whose ranks live in this city

  • Jan 20, 2021
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)
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OUR VIEW: So much for hyper-local Surrey police force

‘We really need to get a police force that is in our communities, live in our communities and stay,’ McCallum told the Now-Leader

  • Jan 14, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Draw of gang life a reflection of societal values

Wealth and all its trappings glorified at every turn

  • Jan 14, 2021
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EDITORIAL: Holiday parties, travel a slap in the face for the rest of us

It was both surprising and disheartening to learn Monday that Surrey RCMP…

  • Jan 7, 2021
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OUR VIEW: Surrey City of Parks mustn’t rest on its laurels

Requiring developers to grow trees and shrubs on flat roofs, like you will see in Vancouver, is an idea whose time has definitely come

  • Jan 6, 2021
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EDITORIAL: 2020’s pandemic has united and divided us

The greatest lesson of the year may be that we are all connected

  • Dec 31, 2020
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EDITORIAL: Time to count our Christmas blessings

There’s a classic scene in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of…

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Harley Chappell is on the left in this photo which appeared on a Facebook tribute page in August of 2018. Facebook photo

OUR VIEW: Chappell cannot stay on Surrey Police Board

The province should have been on top of this matter during its vetting process

  • Dec 16, 2020
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OUR VIEW: Time will tell on what side of history Surrey’s ‘historic’ budget will land

It will only be a matter of time where either the five, or the four, get to say, ‘Told you so’

  • Dec 10, 2020
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EDITORIAL: High time for better driving decisions

Let’s hope that this holiday season is remembered for good decisions

  • Dec 10, 2020
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