Editorials

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
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
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
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)
Fruiticana boss Tony Singh with Surrey Food Bank executive director Feezah Jaffer and donated goods. (submitted photo)

OUR VIEW: Give whatever you can, Surrey, whenever you can

Remember there are always people who are worse off than you are and really need your help

  • Apr 30, 2021
Fruiticana boss Tony Singh with Surrey Food Bank executive director Feezah Jaffer and donated goods. (submitted photo)
Surrey forest trail, on Surrey Mound. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey should celebrate Earth Day every day, every week

Today – Thursday, April 22 – is Earth Day

  • Apr 22, 2021
Surrey forest trail, on Surrey Mound. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Surrey farmland (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Hey Surrey, don’t squash the squashes

Clearly more respect for other peoples’ property and livelihood is in order here

  • Apr 14, 2021
Surrey farmland (File photo)
Eliza Olson, speaking at the 2017 Earth Day pilgrimage in the Delta Nature Reserve. (Grace Kennedy photo)

OUR VIEW: We owe much to Eliza Olson, protector of Burns Bog

Her 32-year, four-month stint as president of Burns Bog Conservation Society has come to an end

  • Apr 8, 2021
Eliza Olson, speaking at the 2017 Earth Day pilgrimage in the Delta Nature Reserve. (Grace Kennedy photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to being sworn in by The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

OUR VIEW: It’s awful form to throw young people under the bus

Not all people of this particular age group carry on like they’re living in a beer commercial

  • Mar 30, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to being sworn in by The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Safe Surrey Coalition petition. (Facebook image)

OUR VIEW: Surrey petition pointless because SSC majority voted in favour of project

Why is the SSC staging a petition when its council majority has already made up its mind on the 84th Avenue connector?

  • Mar 24, 2021
Safe Surrey Coalition petition. (Facebook image)
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OUR VIEW: Surrey council pay raise in secret not a good look

As they say, in politics perception is everything

  • Mar 3, 2021
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The Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

OUR VIEW: Great, there’s a new road menace to worry about

Driver who left path of destruction in his wake given shot of Narcan to bring him back, police say

  • Feb 3, 2021
The Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s public hearings are for being heard

Surrey public hearings of late have been devolving into something less than intended

  • Jan 27, 2021
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Surrey Police Service continues to draw from RCMP well

Again, it flies in the face of mayor’s election campaign pitch that Surrey needs a police force whose ranks live in this city

  • Jan 20, 2021
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)
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OUR VIEW: So much for hyper-local Surrey police force

‘We really need to get a police force that is in our communities, live in our communities and stay,’ McCallum told the Now-Leader

  • Jan 14, 2021
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Photo by Tom Zytaruk

OUR VIEW: Surrey City of Parks mustn’t rest on its laurels

Requiring developers to grow trees and shrubs on flat roofs, like you will see in Vancouver, is an idea whose time has definitely come

  • Jan 6, 2021
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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