Editorials

EDITORIAL: The fine art of politics

EDITORIAL: The fine art of politics

As they say, everyone’s a critic. White Rock’s latest public art –…

  • Jan 8, 2019
EDITORIAL: The fine art of politics
OUR VIEW: New year is 365 chances for a fresh start

OUR VIEW: New year is 365 chances for a fresh start

Forget about those New Year’s resolutions and don’t use them as an excuse to wait a year before trying again

  • Dec 31, 2018
OUR VIEW: New year is 365 chances for a fresh start
A man is rescued from White Rock’s iconic pier after a windstorm last Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

EDITORIAL: Re-stirring affection for White Rock’s iconic pier

It seems likely White Rock will not give up its landmark structure – at least, not without a fight

  • Dec 24, 2018
A man is rescued from White Rock’s iconic pier after a windstorm last Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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B.C.'s top doctor says vaccinating more people sooner will help lift COVID restrictions
Tax changes make claiming home office space easier
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey mayor’s mixed messages concerning

McCallum came out swinging on major issues during his campaign, but lately he appears to be boxing himself into a corner

  • Dec 24, 2018
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
EDITORIAL: Dogged by debate

EDITORIAL: Dogged by debate

Perhaps the pendulum has swung on this favourite topic of letter writers one final time

  • Dec 19, 2018
EDITORIAL: Dogged by debate
During the election campaign, Doug McCallum stated, with a certain amount of pride, that he answered all of his phone calls. But since being elected, his evasiveness has proven otherwise. (Now-Leader file photo)

OUR VIEW: Mayor McCallum, Surrey needs you to pick up your phone

Make no mistake, readers, when McCallum ducks reporters, he is ducking you

  • Dec 13, 2018
During the election campaign, Doug McCallum stated, with a certain amount of pride, that he answered all of his phone calls. But since being elected, his evasiveness has proven otherwise. (Now-Leader file photo)
The phrase ‘without permission’ struck a chord with Facebook commenters.

EDITORIAL: Offence taken, as readers say no permission required

PAN report over thermostat poll has some calling for apology

  • Dec 12, 2018
The phrase ‘without permission’ struck a chord with Facebook commenters.
Mother Jackie Welch said this is the outfit worn by her daughter on the day school officials made her wear a jersey over her clothes at South Meridian Elementary. (Contributed photo)

EDITORIAL: Student dress code a learning experience

Why focus on distractors, not the distracted? And why is sight of a shoulder an issue – at any age?

  • Dec 4, 2018
Mother Jackie Welch said this is the outfit worn by her daughter on the day school officials made her wear a jersey over her clothes at South Meridian Elementary. (Contributed photo)
EDITORIAL: Ride-hailing in B.C. is long overdue

EDITORIAL: Ride-hailing in B.C. is long overdue

Pressure from taxi industry, government red tape holding up process

  • Nov 29, 2018
EDITORIAL: Ride-hailing in B.C. is long overdue
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Surrey mayor’s ‘shaken to the core’ over city debt, but we’re not

Just about any time of pendular change in ideology following an election, shock is sure to follow

  • Nov 27, 2018
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)
Surrey councillors (clockwise from top left) Brenda Locke, Doug Elford, Laurie Guerra, Jack Singh Hundial, Mandeep Nagra, Steven Pettigrew, Linda Annis and Allison Patton.

EDITORIAL: Rocky road ahead for Surrey leaders

New councillors hit speed bump, as politicians’ traditional honeymoon period cut short

  • Nov 22, 2018
Surrey councillors (clockwise from top left) Brenda Locke, Doug Elford, Laurie Guerra, Jack Singh Hundial, Mandeep Nagra, Steven Pettigrew, Linda Annis and Allison Patton.
EDITORIAL: Opportunistic knocks, as Surrey mayor links murder to ‘need for civic police force’

EDITORIAL: Opportunistic knocks, as Surrey mayor links murder to ‘need for civic police force’

McCallum may well be on right track to replace RCMP, but he owes residents a proper assessment

  • Nov 21, 2018
EDITORIAL: Opportunistic knocks, as Surrey mayor links murder to ‘need for civic police force’
White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker receiving a congratulatory hug after topping the polls last month. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Unseemly haste as new White Rock leaders offer short notice

For a new council that campaigned on including the public, first move was a major misstep

  • Nov 16, 2018
White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker receiving a congratulatory hug after topping the polls last month. (File photo)
EDITORIAL: Road sense knows no season

EDITORIAL: Road sense knows no season

The spookiest night of the year may be behind us, but road safety is no less important

  • Nov 1, 2018
EDITORIAL: Road sense knows no season
EDITORIAL: Use your voice

EDITORIAL: Use your voice

Being given a voice is all very well – but residents have to make sure they use it

  • Oct 26, 2018
EDITORIAL: Use your voice
EDITORIAL: Big promises, tough decisions

EDITORIAL: Big promises, tough decisions

New councils will have to balance high hopes with political and fiscal realities

  • Oct 23, 2018
EDITORIAL: Big promises, tough decisions
OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!

OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!

Alas, the shame you will feel, for shirking your civic duty, for letting others carry your weight

  • Oct 20, 2018
OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!
EDITORIAL: More than simply showing up

EDITORIAL: More than simply showing up

In a sea of civic candidates, there’s really only one disadvantage to being an incumbent

  • Oct 17, 2018
EDITORIAL: More than simply showing up
Surrey RCMP had part of 138th Street, near 70th Avenue, blocked off Monday night (Oct. 1). A senior in an electric wheelchair was killed in a hit and run. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Keep each other safe on roads

Pedestrians, motorists be ‘extra mindful’ of one another on the road

Surrey RCMP had part of 138th Street, near 70th Avenue, blocked off Monday night (Oct. 1). A senior in an electric wheelchair was killed in a hit and run. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
EDITORIAL: Signs of the times

EDITORIAL: Signs of the times

Worth noting what election placards – with their bold letters and grinning mugshots – achieve

  • Oct 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Signs of the times