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A feral cat wanders near a house. Outdoor cats face daily threats to their health and safety notes a PAN reader. (Black Press Media file photo)

LETTERS: Outdoor cats face numerous threats to their health and well-being

White Rock and Surrey should implement leash laws for cats, says writer

  • Jun 3, 2021
A feral cat wanders near a house. Outdoor cats face daily threats to their health and safety notes a PAN reader. (Black Press Media file photo)
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Stephanie Gilpin, whose parents, aunts and uncles were sent to residential schools, looks at the shoes, flowers and stuffed annimals placed at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, in memory of the 215 children whose remains were found at the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School at Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

SIMPSON: Surrey’s refusal to acknowledge First Nations land was terrible look – now it’s even worse

Discovery of 215 buried children makes Surrey’s Indigenous snub that much more shameful

  • Jun 1, 2021
Stephanie Gilpin, whose parents, aunts and uncles were sent to residential schools, looks at the shoes, flowers and stuffed annimals placed at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, in memory of the 215 children whose remains were found at the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School at Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation in Kamloops on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
A COVID-19 warning sign on the Surrey-Langley border. The PCR test has been the yardstick with which we’ve measured this pandemic, but what how does the PCR test work? (Photo: Malin Jordan)

High cases counts may not have justified ‘circuit breaker’

Cases went up, but an increased death rate didn’t follow

A COVID-19 warning sign on the Surrey-Langley border. The PCR test has been the yardstick with which we’ve measured this pandemic, but what how does the PCR test work? (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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LETTERS: Cheerful care at PAH after ‘nasty fall’ appreciated

Editor: I would like thank the kind people that rushed to our…

  • May 27, 2021
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LETTERS: Double check your registered for 2nd vaccine shot

Editor: The government is asking B.C. residents to register to be vaccinated.…

  • May 27, 2021
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LETTERS: Canada, B.C. lacking strong leadership from police, government

Editor: What on Earth is going on out there? Murders of young…

  • May 27, 2021
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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

OUR VIEW: It’s up to us to finish this pandemic

Half-hearted efforts earn a failing grade where this battle is concerned

  • May 26, 2021
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.
Surrey <em>Now-Leader</em> reporter Tom Zytaruk looks back on 30-year career
Surrey <em>Now-Leader</em> reporter Tom Zytaruk looks back on 30-year career

ZYTARUK: Surrey journalist been there, still doing that

Sunday marks Tom Zytaruk’s 30-year anniversary of being hired full-time as reporter with Surrey Now, Surrey-North Delta Now, The Now, Now Community serving Surrey, White Rock, North Delta, Surrey Now, and now, Surrey Now-Leader

  • May 21, 2021
Surrey <em>Now-Leader</em> reporter Tom Zytaruk looks back on 30-year career
Surrey <em>Now-Leader</em> reporter Tom Zytaruk looks back on 30-year career
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EDITORIAL: Kindness counts, now more than ever

COVID fatigue and frayed nerves aren’t bringing out the best in us

  • May 20, 2021
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Parking lots were nearly full in White Rock Sunday (April 18) afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)

LETTERS: Excluding non-residents from waterfront ‘discriminatory’

Editor: Re: Council rejects resident-only parking for waterfront, April 22 I was…

  • May 20, 2021
Parking lots were nearly full in White Rock Sunday (April 18) afternoon. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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LETTERS: Harmony project not a good fit for South Surrey neighbourhood

Editor: Re: ‘Positive advocacy’ campaign aims to clarify South Surrey inclusive-housing project,…

  • May 20, 2021
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LETTERS: Unwanted ‘new car’ late, overpriced and not as advertised

Editor: In 2019 I was offered a new car by a salesman…

  • May 20, 2021
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Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Creating Marine Drive one-way a bold move by White Rock council

Detours, lane closure, will present challenges, but businesses need help to survive

  • May 20, 2021
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Surrey-based entrepreneur Ekam Panesar, 19, says he’s ready to take on the big delivery apps with his Dishpal App. (Zoom meeting photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s resiliency shines

In dark times, let your light shine bright

  • May 19, 2021
Surrey-based entrepreneur Ekam Panesar, 19, says he’s ready to take on the big delivery apps with his Dishpal App. (Zoom meeting photo)
In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

OPINION: B.C.’s tourism and hospitality sector desperately needs a restart plan

Pandemic’s trickle-down impact is particularly large and insidious at a local and community level

  • May 18, 2021
In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
A COVID-19 warning sign on the Surrey-Langley border. As cases rise, but deaths fall lower, is it time to rethink our pandemic response? (Photo: Malin Jordan)

RETHINK: Are we following the right tack with our COVID response?

Cases are up, deaths are down; are renewed restrictions justified, or is it time to ease up?

A COVID-19 warning sign on the Surrey-Langley border. As cases rise, but deaths fall lower, is it time to rethink our pandemic response? (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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LETTERS: Further study on Surrey council’s part would clarify benefits of Harmony development

Clearer understanding would surely shift council’s position, write Colleen and Geoff Dean

  • May 13, 2021
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LETTERS: Loud vehicles on the radar of White Rock RCMP

Conversation with city’s top cop left resident feeling reassured

  • May 13, 2021
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LETTERS: Surrey policing budget continues to expand without boots on the ground

Residents’ concerns are not being heard

  • May 13, 2021
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