Editorials

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?
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)
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