LETTERS: A small-city problem, too


I addressed White Rock council to educate those with a responsibility to represent their electorate regarding medical cannabis


This summer, I addressed White Rock council in an effort to educate those with a responsibility to represent their electorate regarding medical cannabis (Cannabis advocates speak, June 10).

I had hoped for meaningful dialogue, noting Mayor Wayne Baldwin’s comments that having its own government makes White Rock “a lot more responsive. There’s a sense of engagement that you just don’t get in the larger places.”

Unfortunately, they demonstrated no such sense of engagement and never followed up. Further, just a few months later – with a fentanyl crisis raging – the mayor recognizes the recent deaths as “so tragic” but, while he would support a local initiative, he says it makes sense for Surrey to take the lead on matters (Dangers of fentanyl must be known,’ Nov. 25).

So which is it?

I am unclear what level of engagement prompts some investment in this wonderful community, and I am underwhelmed at the political side-stepping as many people require leadership and support while others are dying.

David Hutchinson, Surrey



Just Posted

White Rock couple to donate blood 325th time, collectively

Anne Friendly will make her 175th donation, while her husband Kevin Klop will donate his 150th time

South Surrey mothers to launch CBD-infused water product

Three friends say benefits may include anxiety relief, pain management

4-year-old child injured in Surrey after falling out window

Child fell out of third-storey window, expected to fully recover

City of White Rock hosts official pier reopening

Event included ribbon-cutting, speeches, live music

Surrey school district to allow students to miss class for global climate strike

Students must be excused from school by parents; will be able to make up missed work without penalty

VIDEO: A moment to remember during the World Lacrosse Men’s Indoor Championship in B.C.

Diego Hernandez Valenzuela’s team lost, but he felt like a winner Saturday

Over 200 Hotel Georgia hospitality workers join ‘open-ended strike’

Unionized workers at Hyatt Regency, Westin Bayshore and Pinnacle Harbourfront have also walked out

B.C. Lions hype-man marks 15 years of cheers

Crazy P cheers, chants, bangs his drum and spreads a message of love

Hiker rescued after spending night on Crown Mountain

North Shore Rescue spotted the woman by helicopter over Hanes Valley

PHOTOS: Steller sea lion with plastic around neck rescued on Vancouver Island

Rescue staff determined the plastic band cut the protected animal’s neck approximately two inches

B.C. VIEWS: School officials join fact-free ‘climate strike’

Students, public get distorted picture of greenhouse gases

Vancouver Giants complete weekend sweep of Cougars

Back-to-back road trip victories for Langley-based team

Handgun crackdown, health spending and transit plans latest campaign promises

Friday was the end of a busy week on the campaign trail

B.C. woman photographs massive ant swarm on Abbotsford driveway

She asked what the ants were doing? The answer: war

Most Read

l -->