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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)
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Possible cougar sighting in South Surrey
South Surrey shooting death linked to Lower Mainland gang conflict: IHIT
Sydney zoo unveils first baby koala in a year
US clears J&J's shot; 3 vaccines now available
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.

If you think Black history isn’t Canadian history, think again

‘In a community with a relatively small number of Black residents, it would be easy to let Black History Month pass without pausing’

  • Feb 10, 2021
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.
COVID fatigue is real – and its implications might be felt for years. But now is not the time to surrender to it, argues <em>Now-Leader</em> editor Beau Simpson.

SIMPSON: We’re all tired of COVID, so let’s finish what we started

Exhausting stream of bad news amplifies COVID fatigue but now’s not time to surrender to it

  • Feb 10, 2021
COVID fatigue is real – and its implications might be felt for years. But now is not the time to surrender to it, argues <em>Now-Leader</em> editor Beau Simpson.
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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COLUMN: Not always a pretty picture revealed through the Zoom lens

Staying connected with friends during the pandemic is both risky and rewarding

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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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The Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

OUR VIEW: Great, there’s a new road menace to worry about

Driver who left path of destruction in his wake given shot of Narcan to bring him back, police say

  • Feb 3, 2021
The Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Google Maps image of 96 Avenue and 137 Street, Surrey

ZYTARUK: If someone is down on a sidewalk, you help them for God’s sake

Surrey sisters remind us that we are all our brother’s keeper

  • Feb 3, 2021
Google Maps image of 96 Avenue and 137 Street, Surrey
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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COLUMN: When the fried chickens come home to roost

Too much comfort food eventually leads to physical discomfort

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EDITORIAL: We’ve come too far to let our guard down now

Our most recent PAN poll asked readers whether they have been happy…

  • 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