Editorials

Almost 700 teenagers played in 87 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic games this past week. (Photo: Garrett James)

OUR VIEW: Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic is a keeper

What will become of it once a city police force replaces the RCMP in Surrey?

  • Jan 21, 2020
Almost 700 teenagers played in 87 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic games this past week. (Photo: Garrett James)
LETTERS: Standardize ‘hodgepodge’ of HOV lanes on Highway 99

LETTERS: Standardize ‘hodgepodge’ of HOV lanes on Highway 99

Editor: The following is an open letter to Claire Trevena, minister of…

  • Jan 17, 2020
LETTERS: Standardize ‘hodgepodge’ of HOV lanes on Highway 99
An on-leash dog was among the crowds that strolled White Rock’s pier recently. Writer Chris Plettenberg is urging council to return to its policy of no dogs on the White Rock promenade once the trial period is over. (Tracy Holmes photo)

LETTERS: Keep pier, promenade as dog-free zones

Editor: As someone who walks the promenade daily, I have come to…

  • Jan 17, 2020
An on-leash dog was among the crowds that strolled White Rock’s pier recently. Writer Chris Plettenberg is urging council to return to its policy of no dogs on the White Rock promenade once the trial period is over. (Tracy Holmes photo)
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Editorial: Doing nothing the most foolish failure of all

Editorial: Doing nothing the most foolish failure of all

White Rock council to be commended for any action on climate change

Editorial: Doing nothing the most foolish failure of all
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OUR VIEW: Speeding, tailgating on slippery streets is foolish

In the time most people work a full-time shift, Surrey recorded 26 traffic crashes

  • Jan 14, 2020
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OUR VIEW: Surrey residents have right to know about rapist in their midst

Victim’s relative shouldn’t be the one to reveal Marpole Rapist is on day parole – it should be police

  • Jan 10, 2020
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Surrey City Hall Council Chambers (Now-Leader file photo)

OUR VIEW: Lots to improve on in Surrey in 2020

We hope 2020 brings clarity of communication and a sharper sense of collaboration between city council members

  • Jan 1, 2020
Surrey City Hall Council Chambers (Now-Leader file photo)
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey policing process hardly ‘world class’

One simple question should have been put to residents: “Do you want the Surrey RCMP to be replaced with a city police force, yes or no?”

  • Dec 27, 2019
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)
OUR VIEW: Surrey pedestrians, please stop jaywalking

OUR VIEW: Surrey pedestrians, please stop jaywalking

In the years 2014 to 2018, there were 2,110 pedestrian-related crashes in Surrey

  • Dec 23, 2019
OUR VIEW: Surrey pedestrians, please stop jaywalking
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey MPs not paid to ‘stay out of it’

Surrey MP Ken Hardie demonstrates capacity for independent thought

  • Dec 12, 2019
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)
OUR VIEW: New Surrey hospital better late than never

OUR VIEW: New Surrey hospital better late than never

Premier John Horgan indicated Monday that shovels could be in the ground by 2021

  • Dec 10, 2019
OUR VIEW: New Surrey hospital better late than never
Widow Darlene Bennett delivers a powerful delegation to Surrey council during a finance committee budget meeting on Dec. 2, saying the planned policing transition is a waste of taxpayer money and ‘quite frankly a slap in the face to the victims left behind.’ (Photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Surrey public’s budget input seems wasted

Did council demonstrate the wisdom of Solomon, or just waste a lot of concerned citizens’ time on Monday?

  • Dec 3, 2019
Widow Darlene Bennett delivers a powerful delegation to Surrey council during a finance committee budget meeting on Dec. 2, saying the planned policing transition is a waste of taxpayer money and ‘quite frankly a slap in the face to the victims left behind.’ (Photo: Amy Reid)
Lisa Werring, Surrey Christmas Bureau executive director, at the bureau’s location at the former Stardust skating rink in Whalley. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Be giving this Christmas, Surrey

The cold need warmth, the hungry food, the sick healing, the depressed uplifting, the lonely and grieving comfort.

  • Nov 28, 2019
Lisa Werring, Surrey Christmas Bureau executive director, at the bureau’s location at the former Stardust skating rink in Whalley. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
EDITORIAL: No simple answer to encroachment woes

EDITORIAL: No simple answer to encroachment woes

White Rock city council members found themselves facing a classic ‘damned if…

  • Nov 27, 2019
EDITORIAL: No simple answer to encroachment woes
Canada’s House of Commons. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Trudeau’s lost opportunity in Surrey – again

Cabinet has five MPs from the West while Ontario gets 17, Quebec gets 11, and Atlantic provinces, four

  • Nov 21, 2019
Canada’s House of Commons. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Surrey council’s RV ban is Dickensian

It’s akin to removing a dandelion with a backhoe

  • Nov 7, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Honour Surrey’s veterans, but remember your duty too

Voting, and safeguarding free speech, freedom of mobility, the right to free association and public assembly number among them

  • Nov 5, 2019
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EDITORIAL: November a time to spread some warmth

EDITORIAL: November a time to spread some warmth

Today marks the beginning of November and with that comes, if not…

  • Nov 1, 2019
EDITORIAL: November a time to spread some warmth
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OUR VIEW: Boo, Surrey, to Bomb-tober

Hours of fireworks blasting away in Surrey during Diwali and Halloween has left many residents with short fuses

  • Oct 28, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Foreigners need to butt out of our elections

Canadians don’t need outsiders to tell us who to vote for

  • Oct 23, 2019
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