Editorials

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
Surrey emergency responders help a pedestrian crash victim on Scott Road in 2019 (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s Vision Zero on the right road

Surrey has seen a 22 per cent decrease in serious traffic crashes over past three years

  • Nov 24, 2021
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
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)
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

OUR VIEW: Respect your neighbours, Surrey

Blowing up one firework, after another, after another, after another from dusk and dawn is not what good neighbours are made of

  • Oct 29, 2021
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey must grow properly, with balance

Balance needs to be struck between land development and livability

  • Oct 21, 2021
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Scottsdale Lanes Ltd., at 12033 84 Ave. in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: No way Nagra can vote now on Surrey road project

Progress on the 84 Avenue Bear Creek road project has been fuelled to date by a 5-4 Safe Surrey Coalition majority vote on council.

  • Oct 6, 2021
Scottsdale Lanes Ltd., at 12033 84 Ave. in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OUR VIEW: That was one expensive election just to maintain status quo

The result, give or take a seat here or there, is inconsequential

  • Sep 22, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Surrey council is back in chambers, separated by plexiglass. (Screen shot)

OUR VIEW: Surrey public hearing ban will cost taxpayers

Safe Surrey Coalition majority on city council really outdone itself this time

  • Sep 15, 2021
Surrey council is back in chambers, separated by plexiglass. (Screen shot)
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)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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
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OUR VIEW: Surrey council’s wee-hours ways a concern

‘When it creeps up to one and two in the morning, we’re not at our best,’ Councillor Linda Annis notes

  • Jul 28, 2021
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Vehicles travel Fraser Highway through a section of Green Timbers Urban Forest where the future SkyTrain line will be built. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

OUR VIEW: Stay cool behind the wheel during Surrey traffic delays

Work to four-lane part of Fraser Highway to accommodate SkyTrain extension means road closures

  • Jul 22, 2021
Vehicles travel Fraser Highway through a section of Green Timbers Urban Forest where the future SkyTrain line will be built. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

OUR VIEW: We salute Surrey company’s lumber donation to Lytton

Fifty homes and buildings is a lot of lumber

  • Jul 15, 2021
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
Darlene Bennett. (Submitted photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey woman proves you can fight city hall

Darlene Bennett has scored a milestone achievement in what’s been a raging debate since city council took power in 2018

  • Jun 23, 2021
Darlene Bennett. (Submitted photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey public hearing theatrics juvenile

They are called public hearings for a reason. Not public spectacles.

  • Jun 16, 2021
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Surrey residents riled over tax increases

Surrey’s taxation discrepancy is puzzling, to say the least

  • Jun 9, 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-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)