Opinion

Vehicles travel Fraser Highway through a section of Green Timbers Urban Forest where the future SkyTrain line will be built. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

OUR VIEW: Stay cool behind the wheel during Surrey traffic delays

Work to four-lane part of Fraser Highway to accommodate SkyTrain extension means road closures

  • Jul 22, 2021
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We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

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LETTERS: Thanks for vaccine ‘re-registration’ heads up

Reading letter to the editor led to important discovery

  • Jul 22, 2021
The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds delighted those along the White Rock waterfront Friday afternoon, flying over Semiahmoo Bay as part of a tour of several Lower Mainland communities. (Nick Greenizan photo)

LETTER: Decision to cancel CF Snowbirds aerial display was disappointing

Writer believes full air show could have been carried out safely

  • Jul 22, 2021
The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds delighted those along the White Rock waterfront Friday afternoon, flying over Semiahmoo Bay as part of a tour of several Lower Mainland communities. (Nick Greenizan photo)
Development of the South Campbell Heights area would destroy a pristine environment that is teeming with wildlife, writes Mike Falconer. On July 26, Surrey council will host a public hearing into a proposal to re-designate 600 acres in the area as employment lands. The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (Mike Falconer photo)

LETTER: Too much to lose with development of south Campbell Heights area

Pristine area is teeming with wildlife, writes Mike Falconer

  • Jul 22, 2021
Development of the South Campbell Heights area would destroy a pristine environment that is teeming with wildlife, writes Mike Falconer. On July 26, Surrey council will host a public hearing into a proposal to re-designate 600 acres in the area as employment lands. The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. (Mike Falconer photo)
White Rock's Marine Drive will revert back to a two-way street on Aug. 12, the city announced. (Nick Greenizan photo)

LETTER: White Rock council showing ‘lack of creativity’ on Marine Drive

Options to keep section of waterfront route one-way were not given a chance

  • Jul 22, 2021
White Rock's Marine Drive will revert back to a two-way street on Aug. 12, the city announced. (Nick Greenizan photo)
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LETTERS: Issue one-way ticket out of town for Surrey mayor and his puppet show

LRT replaced by ‘SkyTrain to nowhere’ is back in current survey

  • Jul 22, 2021
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LETTERS: Officers’ response to break-in made a bad event more bearable

CPO support made a difference on an upsetting and challenging day

  • Jul 22, 2021
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A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)

OPINION: The Village of Lytton turned to ashes in moments

‘We drive by piles of ash and crumbled brick. What used to be there?’ writes Jenna Hauck

A motorhome sits amid the burnt debris in the Village of Lytton, B.C. on Friday, July 9, 2021 following a massive wildfire that tore through the town destroying 90 per cent of it. (Jenna Hauck/ Black Press Media)
Watering lawns or washing driveways not a responsible way to use the city’s drinking water supply, writes Janice Miller. File Photo

LETTERS: Now is the time to start conserving drinking water

Washing driveways, watering lawns not responsible ways to use precious commodity

  • Jul 15, 2021
Watering lawns or washing driveways not a responsible way to use the city’s drinking water supply, writes Janice Miller. File Photo
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LETTERS: Referendum rules won’t be changed for Surrey RCMP bid

High hurdle must be cleared in all of B.C.’s 87 ridings

  • Jul 15, 2021
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Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

OUR VIEW: We salute Surrey company’s lumber donation to Lytton

Fifty homes and buildings is a lot of lumber

  • Jul 15, 2021
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Apple’s Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism?

Users must now choose between two male and two female voices when enabling the voice assistant

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, customers look at iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus phones at an Apple Store in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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LETTERS: Canada, warts and all, still a draw for those who can improve it

‘Multicultural experiment’ still benefitting from the input of newcomers

  • Jul 15, 2021
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LETTERS: 16 Avenue a speedway all day, every day

RCMP encouraged to do more spot checks along busy route

  • Jul 15, 2021
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LETTERS: Science, and those who follow its lead, will bring pandemic to an end

Vaccines, masks and physical distancing are the way through

  • Jul 15, 2021
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COLUMN: Surrey has far to go in its relationship with First Nations

City’s deep Indigenous roots are barely visible

  • Jul 15, 2021
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LETTERS: National strategy needed for seniors’ long-term and home care

Editor: The catastrophic failures over the past 15 months in some of…

  • Jul 8, 2021
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LETTER: Compassion must be followed by meaningful change

Editor: A wailing as silent as the night arose in the room…

  • Jul 8, 2021
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COLUMN: Anti-vaxxer rhetoric flies in the face of modern medicine

Every online conspiracy theorist is also an expert in virology, apparently

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