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LETTERS: Petitions are a symptom of a problem

Editor: Re: Petitions show loss of faith in democratic process, Dec. 10…

  • Dec 24, 2020
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White Rock’s waterfront is alight this holiday season after the province gave the go-ahead for a walk-through display. (Aaron Hinks photo)

COLUMN: You’ll be home for Christmas

Chances are this holiday season looks a little different than what you’re used to

White Rock’s waterfront is alight this holiday season after the province gave the go-ahead for a walk-through display. (Aaron Hinks photo)
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LETTERS: Another hollow promise of universal medication coverage?

Editor: The throne speech’s mention of accelerating Canada’s development of a national…

  • Dec 24, 2020
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Santa greets a young visitor from behind Plexiglas at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre last month. Visits with Santa, like pretty much everything else this holiday season, have been modified to help ensure that Peninsula residents can still enjoy many of their favourite Christmas traditions while maintaining a safe distance and helping to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. (Contributed photo)

COLUMN: No picture-perfect family Christmas this year

Having loved ones to miss this holiday season is reason to be thankful

Santa greets a young visitor from behind Plexiglas at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre last month. Visits with Santa, like pretty much everything else this holiday season, have been modified to help ensure that Peninsula residents can still enjoy many of their favourite Christmas traditions while maintaining a safe distance and helping to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. (Contributed photo)
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC

OPINION: Hoping for broader support and better days ahead for tourism sector

Now as we turn the page on 2020, there is room for optimism

  • Dec 22, 2020
A trail along Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, southeast of Kelowna. Photo: Tourism BC
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LETTERS: A few questions that deserve answers

Editor: As we sit awaiting the serum’s arrival, perhaps it would be…

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LETTERS: Slap on a few decals, save Surrey taxpayers $200 million

Editor: An open letter to Mayor Doug McCallum Mayor McCallum, you indicated…

  • Dec 17, 2020
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LETTERS: Mixed message of COVID restrictions frustrating, confusing

Editor: On Monday, Dec. 7, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that COVID lockdown…

  • Dec 17, 2020
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LETTERS: Brother should not have died confused and alone in care

‘It’s time to end this hysteria and get back to common sense’

  • Dec 17, 2020
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LETTERS: White Rock promenade too narrow to be safe for jogging during pandemic

Editor: We frequently take advantage of the beautiful walk along White Rock’s…

  • Dec 17, 2020
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SIMPSON: A poem from 1895 just might change your view on policing

Tell us your thoughts about policing in Surrey and beyond by emailing edit@surreynowleader.com

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EDITORIAL: Time to count our Christmas blessings

There’s a classic scene in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of…

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University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
Jenna Hauck is a multimedia journalist with The Chilliwack Progress. (Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Minimalist family Christmas yet again

‘I enjoyed the little things that year… and it turned out to be a pretty great Christmas after all’

Jenna Hauck is a multimedia journalist with The Chilliwack Progress. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Harley Chappell is on the left in this photo which appeared on a Facebook tribute page in August of 2018. Facebook photo

OUR VIEW: Chappell cannot stay on Surrey Police Board

The province should have been on top of this matter during its vetting process

  • Dec 16, 2020
Harley Chappell is on the left in this photo which appeared on a Facebook tribute page in August of 2018. Facebook photo
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
Rules about visiting her mother in hospice changed with the shift in staff, leading to confusion and concern, writes Sally O’Malley. (File photo)

LETTERS: Hospice visitation rules confounding

Rules changed when staff changed shifts, writes Sally O’Malley

  • Dec 10, 2020
Rules about visiting her mother in hospice changed with the shift in staff, leading to confusion and concern, writes Sally O’Malley. (File photo)
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LETTERS: Young people offer lesson in courtesy to older counterparts

Editor: These adults could learn from these kids

  • Dec 10, 2020
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Surrey city council chambers. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Time will tell on what side of history Surrey’s ‘historic’ budget will land

It will only be a matter of time where either the five, or the four, get to say, ‘Told you so’

  • Dec 10, 2020
Surrey city council chambers. (File photo)
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LETTERS: Young people’s pursuit of fun could be the death of seniors

Editor: Their fun may be our funeral

  • Dec 10, 2020
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