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Property thieves working Kelowna streets beware, the next bike you steal may very well be a Bait Bike, being closely monitored by a team of RCMP officers ready to apprehend you. (File Photo)

LETTER: Silent sidewalk cyclists are a hazard to others

Cyclists should give verbal warning as they approach pedestrians

  • Sep 9, 2021
Property thieves working Kelowna streets beware, the next bike you steal may very well be a Bait Bike, being closely monitored by a team of RCMP officers ready to apprehend you. (File Photo)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Protesters have right to opinion, but no right to disrupt medical care for others

Editor: Last week a number of protests occurred outside hospitals in BC.…

  • Sep 9, 2021
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LETTER: Climate-emergency apathy comes at a high cost

We all need to make an effort to find solutions to save environment

  • Sep 9, 2021
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LETTER: ‘These are not normal times’

COVID-19 health directives should be followed by all

  • Sep 9, 2021
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COLUMN: ‘We can never forget, that’s what we promised’

20th anniversary of 9/11 at Peace Arch will be scaled-down but important, nonetheless

  • Sep 8, 2021
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Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey foot stink fueled by juvenile feud

It’s not every day you go grocery shopping and someone drives over your foot

  • Sep 8, 2021
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
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LETTERS: Everyone deserves to be able to live independently

Rejection of Harmony project hard to understand

  • Sep 2, 2021
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Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

I work at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, here’s what people ask when getting their shot

By Ehsan Misaghi, Clinician-Scientist Trainee, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and Faculty…

Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
A police officer aims a radar gun at oncoming traffic during a school-zone speed trap traffic blitz outside Peace Arch Elementary in 2017. Speed zones will once again be in effect on Tuesday, Sept. 7. (File photo)

LETTERS: Time once again to slow down in school zones

Fall weather signals the approach of another school year and all that entails

  • Sep 2, 2021
A police officer aims a radar gun at oncoming traffic during a school-zone speed trap traffic blitz outside Peace Arch Elementary in 2017. Speed zones will once again be in effect on Tuesday, Sept. 7. (File photo)
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LETTERS: Vaccine cards are dividing British Columbians

‘Surely, Dr. Henry knows that there are always exceptions, in most situations’

  • Sep 2, 2021
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BC Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring. (Photo: Chad Hipolito/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

LETTER: Mask rules in B.C. schools not enough to keep everyone safe: teachers’ fed prez

‘Parents, we need your help to protect all students in B.C.’s K–12 learning environments’

  • Sep 1, 2021
BC Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring. (Photo: Chad Hipolito/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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OUR VIEW: Looming Surrey school year again laden with angst

COVID-19 continues to be apex of parent and staff concerns as 74,000 students return to the district’s 129 schools

  • Sep 1, 2021
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Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (File photo/submitted)

LETTER: We are living proof of authenticity, momentum of Surrey Police Vote campaign

‘Countless community leaders and supporters have reached out to ask how they can help’

  • Sep 1, 2021
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (File photo/submitted)
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Restaurants along Marine Drive closed their street patios as two-way traffic was set to resume along the waterfront route. Writer J.P. Mackenzie believes the one-way configuration deserves more consideration and that council should commit to implementing it for at least two summers. (Aaron Hinks photo)

LETTERS: Marine Drive one-way warrants a more thorough exploration

Plenty of opportunities to enhance ‘White Rock’ experience

  • Aug 26, 2021
Restaurants along Marine Drive closed their street patios as two-way traffic was set to resume along the waterfront route. Writer J.P. Mackenzie believes the one-way configuration deserves more consideration and that council should commit to implementing it for at least two summers. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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LETTERS: Rejection of Harmony House a form of discrimination

Editor: Surrey City council’s rejection of the Harmony Housing project illuminated an…

  • Aug 26, 2021
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LETTERS: ‘Shame on’ mayor, councillors who opposed Harmony development

Editor: An open letter to Mayor McCallum and Surrey City Council I…

  • Aug 26, 2021
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B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)
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COLUMN: Surrey, White Rock and Delta ridings have pivotal role to play in federal election

Challenge for Liberals to hold onto four of six area seats, writes Frank Bucholtz

  • Aug 25, 2021
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