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Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
A sign on a South Surrey boulevard indicates the location of a fire likely caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette. (File photo)

COLUMN: Where there are smokers, there’s sometimes fire

Careless disposal of cigarettes always a problem, right now it has potential to be tragic

A sign on a South Surrey boulevard indicates the location of a fire likely caused by the careless disposal of a cigarette. (File photo)
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LETTER: South Surrey resident happy to stay that way

Editor: Re: Time to talk amalgamation, Aug. 5 letters Mr. Tuomi thinks…

  • Aug 19, 2021
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Protest sign posted at the roadside on 192 Street, south of 20 Avenue in mid July, ahead of a vote by Surrey council to amend the city’s OCP and redesignate the area as employment lands. The decision now rests with Metro Vancouver. (Brenda Anderson photo)

LETTERS: Future of food security at stake

Development of South Campbell Heights will have lasting repurcussions, writes J. Van Dam

  • Aug 19, 2021
Protest sign posted at the roadside on 192 Street, south of 20 Avenue in mid July, ahead of a vote by Surrey council to amend the city’s OCP and redesignate the area as employment lands. The decision now rests with Metro Vancouver. (Brenda Anderson photo)
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LETTERS: Amalgamation would only make sense if Surrey absorbed White Rock

‘No interest in paying additional fees to support a small, niche government’

  • Aug 19, 2021
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LETTERS: Trapped animals suffer while the buck is passed

‘Our neighbourhood may never get the wildlife back’

  • Aug 19, 2021
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(Photo by Sean Feagan / Black Press Media)

SIMPSON: Believe it or not, spraying children with a hose doesn’t guarantee a good time

If you’re a firefighter? No problem. If not, put the garden hose down if you know what’s good for you.

(Photo by Sean Feagan / Black Press Media)
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LETTERS: ‘Astonished and dismayed’ by Harmony project rejection

No explanation or rationale offered from councillors who voted no

  • Aug 12, 2021
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LETTERS: Dismayed and disappointed by Surrey council’s rejection of Harmony project

Why was this opportunity rejected, wonders Cheryl Lightowlers

  • Aug 12, 2021
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LETTERS: Harmony project would have addressed lack of affordable, inclusive housing

Editor: I was shocked and very saddened by the decision of the…

  • Aug 12, 2021
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DC Krew Hair Company owners Sandra Davies and Madi Clark say that am anonyous spray painter should have talked to them face to face about their mask policy - instead of defacing the front of their Foster Street business. (Contributed photo)

LETTERS: Appalling behaviour exhibited in two acts of vandalism

Editor: Two organizations in this community have recently been vandalized for trying…

  • Aug 12, 2021
DC Krew Hair Company owners Sandra Davies and Madi Clark say that am anonyous spray painter should have talked to them face to face about their mask policy - instead of defacing the front of their Foster Street business. (Contributed photo)
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LETTERS: ‘A lot of feet dragging’ on Marine Drive reopening

Editor: Let me get this right. Council, in its infinite wisdom, talked…

  • Aug 12, 2021
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COLUMN: Fate of South Campbell Heights now in Metro Vancouver’s hands

Price of land, demand for warehouse space have skyrocketed; river, aquifer still vulnerable

  • Aug 12, 2021
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LETTER: Back-up system of solar panels worth another look

Editor: It’s during such times as our recent extreme weather, thus boosted…

  • Aug 12, 2021
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LETTERS: Time has come for South Surrey to join White Rock

‘Most viable long-term solution’ is amalgamation, writes Brian Tuomi

  • Aug 5, 2021
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LETTERS: Development a threat to local food security

‘Our generation will have a lot to answer for’

  • Aug 5, 2021
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People sing and drum at a memorial outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

OUR VIEW: Sept. 30 will serve as solemn reminder

Assigning Sept. 30 as day to commemorate victims, survivors of residential schools is the least the federal and provincial governments can do

  • Aug 5, 2021
People sing and drum at a memorial outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Replacement of the Bailey bridge that has crossed Nicomekl River on King George Boulevard for decades was to begin last month. (File photo)

LETTERS: South Surrey’s busiest roads in need of attention

From Bailey Bridge to 16 Avenue, improvements long overdue, writes Bob Halsey

  • Aug 5, 2021
Replacement of the Bailey bridge that has crossed Nicomekl River on King George Boulevard for decades was to begin last month. (File photo)
Diners sit at outdoor tables along White Rock’s Marine Drive, as traffic flows westbound along the popular waterfront route. On Aug. 12, two-way traffic will resume. (Roger Elmes photo)

LETTERS: ‘Wonderful experiment’ coming to an end

One-way traffic along Marine Drive has been a boon to most businesses, writes Roger Elmes

  • Aug 5, 2021
Diners sit at outdoor tables along White Rock’s Marine Drive, as traffic flows westbound along the popular waterfront route. On Aug. 12, two-way traffic will resume. (Roger Elmes photo)
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LETTERS: Surrey council ignored public input on Harmony project

Is this process really a democratic tool, wonders Geoff Dean

  • Aug 5, 2021
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