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Cyril (Sid) Avigdor, left, pictured with friend Ryan McKenzie, died Dec. 7, 2020 after coming out of quarantine for a COVID-19 diagnosis. (Contributed photo)

LETTERS: ‘Sid’ a very special man who will be missed

Editor: Re: ‘Everybody had a Sid story,’ Jan. 14 I’m not sure…

  • Feb 16, 2021
Cyril (Sid) Avigdor, left, pictured with friend Ryan McKenzie, died Dec. 7, 2020 after coming out of quarantine for a COVID-19 diagnosis. (Contributed photo)
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LETTERS: Well-being of society’s most vulnerable dicated by profit margins

Editor: What I admire most about some non-Western cultures is their general…

  • Feb 11, 2021
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LETTERS: B.C.’s half measures in response to COVID aren’t cutting it

Editor: Today I received an email from my White Rock friends who,…

  • Feb 11, 2021
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In this Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, a TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

LETTERS: Not all Canadians up in arms over XL pipeline cancellation

Editor: In the 2019 election, Justin Trudeau promised to introduce a Just…

  • Feb 11, 2021
In this Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, a TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Feb. 8-12 marks the first ‘Foundations Week’ at Peace Arch Hospital. PAHF adopted an interstellar theme for its annual gala fundraiser event in 2019. (PAH Foundation photo)

LETTERS: Donors’ generosity makes PAH Foundation’s work possible

Feb. 8-12 marks the first ‘Foundations Week’ at Peace Arch Hospital

  • Feb 8, 2021
Feb. 8-12 marks the first ‘Foundations Week’ at Peace Arch Hospital. PAHF adopted an interstellar theme for its annual gala fundraiser event in 2019. (PAH Foundation photo)
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LETTERS: No uncertainty about keeping churches closed during pandemic

Editor: I would like to respond to last week’s, Question of the…

  • Feb 4, 2021
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John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
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LETTERS: Thank you, SFN for years of family memories and fun

Editor: If you have been around long enough, you may have many…

  • Feb 4, 2021
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LETTERS: Housing market has no heart or brain, but we do

Editor: Re: White Birch developer feels ‘betrayed,’ Jan. 28 It is not…

  • Feb 4, 2021
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B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
Palm trees grown in Lower Mainland gardens are well-adapted to the local climate and don’t need additional protection over the winter, writes the former president of the Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society. (Contributed photo)

LETTERS: No need to cover palms over winter in the Lower Mainland

Editor: Why, each fall, do some nervous gardeners go to great lengths…

  • Jan 28, 2021
Palm trees grown in Lower Mainland gardens are well-adapted to the local climate and don’t need additional protection over the winter, writes the former president of the Pacific Northwest Palm & Exotic Plant Society. (Contributed photo)
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LETTERS: There are good people in our community

Editor: Last week while at Crescent Park my husband dropped his expensive…

  • Jan 28, 2021
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A coal train rolls along White Rock's waterfront. (File photo)

LETTERS: Keystone cancellation opens door to stop U.S. coal shipments

Editor: The new U.S. president, Joe Biden, plans to shut down oil…

  • Jan 28, 2021
A coal train rolls along White Rock's waterfront. (File photo)
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LETTERS: Community newspaper keeps us connected

Editor: I would like to say thank you to the editor, journalists,…

  • Jan 28, 2021
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LETTERS: ‘Leftover’ vaccine could be allocated to local seniors

Editor: Re: ‘A kick in the teeth’, Jan. 21 Regarding the purported…

  • Jan 28, 2021
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LETTERS: Hospital should be commended for not letting vaccine go to waste

Editor: Re: A kick in the teeth, Jan. 21. In respect of…

  • Jan 28, 2021
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LETTERS: Large corporations must be held accountable in COVID fight

Editor: Along with the thick criticism thrown at politicians vacationing abroad during…

  • Jan 21, 2021
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LETTERS: Right of occupancy, but no real political power for Canada’s Indigenous people

Editor: Re: McCallum says First Nations are treated ‘better in Surrey literally…

  • Jan 21, 2021
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The City of White Rock is to extend the parking time limit for street parking. Earlier this month, the city opened waterfront parking on West Beach (pictured) for residents only. (Aaron Hinks photo)

LETTERS: Extension of free waterfront parking would benefit businesses

Editor: Why does the City of White Rock cut off the free…

  • Jan 21, 2021
The City of White Rock is to extend the parking time limit for street parking. Earlier this month, the city opened waterfront parking on West Beach (pictured) for residents only. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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LETTERS: Surrey budget must be reviewed, assessed

Editor: The following email was sent to Premier J. Horgan and MLAs…

  • Jan 21, 2021
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