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OUR VIEW: Wise Surrey owls pay attention to policy prior to voting

Big projects, if they ever do come to fruition, are not freebies

  • Sep 21, 2022

 

Surrey council chambers in city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Whale of a story for Surrey council, KTRIS

Safe Surrey Coalition majority refused to apologize to seven KTRIS members for barring them from participating in council meetings last year

  • Aug 10, 2022

 

A view of Surrey city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s vital farmland rightly acknowledged

Council passed a motion Monday it can be proud of

  • Jul 13, 2022

 

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum takes to the stage in Cloverdale during Canada Day, with other dignitaries including MP Sukh Dhaliwal (stage left) and Mounties in red serge (stage right). (Photo: City of Surrey)

OUR VIEW: No excuse for city’s snubs at Surrey Canada Day event

Giving Mounties cold shoulder on Canada Day like barring hockey from ice arenas and maple syrup from breakfast tables

  • Jul 6, 2022
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum takes to the stage in Cloverdale during Canada Day, with other dignitaries including MP Sukh Dhaliwal (stage left) and Mounties in red serge (stage right). (Photo: City of Surrey)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: In politics, perception is everything

At what point must personal interests and aspirations be put aside for the better good of the community a politician serves?

  • May 25, 2022
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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OUR VIEW: Read the room, BC NDP

Federal NDP leader might suggest his provincial counterparts address stinging gas prices rather than build a $789 million museum

  • May 18, 2022
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The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing a new electoral map for future elections. The black lines are the current electoral boundaries, while the purple lines show the proposed areas. (Map: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s proposed electoral map puzzling

Cohesion and community identity clearly take a back seat here

  • May 11, 2022
The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing a new electoral map for future elections. The black lines are the current electoral boundaries, while the purple lines show the proposed areas. (Map: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)
Surrey Coun. and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke and Surrey Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum. (File photos: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s election soup thickens with new cop report added

Voters might well experience some indigestion heading into the Oct. 15 civic election.

  • May 4, 2022
Surrey Coun. and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke and Surrey Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum. (File photos: Lauren Collins)
Surrey council chambers inside city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: A dark age for civic politics in Surrey

Can anyone deny that this council’s term has not been an all-out circus?

  • Apr 20, 2022
Surrey council chambers inside city hall. (File photo)
Surrey council chambers inside City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Who do these Surrey Council Code of Conduct amendments really serve?

It seems designed to protect members of council from public scrutiny heading into election six long months away

  • Apr 13, 2022
Surrey council chambers inside City Hall. (File photo)
File photo: Lauren Collins

OUR VIEW: Surrey parents, learn the signs of gang involvement

The City of Surrey is offering free gang prevention workshops to parents in April through June

  • Apr 6, 2022
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Aerial view of Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)

OUR VIEW: Everyone knows Surrey is sexier than Calgary…

Surrey has been ranked Canada’s second sexiest city after Cow Town, but we know better

  • Feb 10, 2022
Aerial view of Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)
A view outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s mayor needs to clear the air

Surrey voters left to their own conclusions after Code of Conduct kerfuffle

  • Feb 2, 2022
A view outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Bring hammer down on illegal construction in Surrey

City of Surrey is moving to double fines to $1,000 from $500. It’s a good start

  • Jan 19, 2022
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Hope for Surrey in a time of stress

So what’s got us tossing and turning at night?

  • Jan 12, 2022
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Outside Surrey council chambers, in city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: In Surrey, the power is in our hands to make 2022 a banner year

There’s so much we can do better this year – if we take it upon ourselves

  • Dec 31, 2021
Outside Surrey council chambers, in city hall. (File photo)
The Surrey RCMP says damage to public washrooms may be related to social media trend. (RCMP handout)

OUR VIEW: Rash of inane crimes in Surrey is maddening

Clearly, some people have not mastered their reptile brain

  • Dec 8, 2021
The Surrey RCMP says damage to public washrooms may be related to social media trend. (RCMP handout)
Putting prefab walls into place at an affordable housing project. (File photo: Liam Harrap)

OUR VIEW: Surrey city staff tells it like it is

It’s not the job of city staff to be cheerleaders for current civic administration

  • Dec 1, 2021
Putting prefab walls into place at an affordable housing project. (File photo: Liam Harrap)
Darlene Bennett holds a piece of paper showing how many eligible Surrey voters signed the Surrey Police Vote petition. (Aaron Hinks photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey cop referendum pressure now on NDP MLAs

‘The petitioners have placed their trust in Cabinet to do the right thing, and they must not be betrayed,’ Bob Bose says

  • Nov 17, 2021
Darlene Bennett holds a piece of paper showing how many eligible Surrey voters signed the Surrey Police Vote petition. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Artist’s rendering of what UBC’s project in Surrey may look like. (Image: UBC)

OUR VIEW: UBC project great news for Surrey

UBC purchasing $70 million worth of prime Surrey real estate

  • Nov 3, 2021
Artist’s rendering of what UBC’s project in Surrey may look like. (Image: UBC)
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