Editorials

Screen shot of video showing sign theft from front lawn. (ring.com image)

OUR VIEW: Surrey sign snakes playing dirty pool

Somebody has been stealing Keep the RCMP in Surrey signs from front lawns. Let’s hope these culprits are caught

  • May 6, 2020
Screen shot of video showing sign theft from front lawn. (ring.com image)
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OUR VIEW: We can’t drop our guard now, Surrey

We need to work for it, work hard. Earn it.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Volunteers with Kennedy Seniors Society in a photo entered in Volunteer BC’s photo contest in celebration of National Volunteer Week. (Submitted photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s spirit of volunteerism rises to challenge of pandemic

There’s always someone who can use a helping hand, even if administered virtually or offered from a distance of at least six feet apart

  • Apr 22, 2020
Volunteers with Kennedy Seniors Society in a photo entered in Volunteer BC’s photo contest in celebration of National Volunteer Week. (Submitted photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: No time for childish spats, Surrey council

We’d all like to see some grace under pressure. Now is not the time for such squabbles

  • Apr 15, 2020
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Photo: Kathy Burton

OUR VIEW: Easter story reflected in front-line workers’ sacrifices during pandemic

Of all great things, the greatest of these is love

  • Apr 8, 2020
Photo: Kathy Burton
OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry

OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry

If public events need to be cancelled, or schools need to be closed, to prevent further spread of this virus, then so be it

  • Mar 12, 2020
OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry
OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital

OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital

Refusing to say if there are any COVID-19 cases in Surrey is not transparency

  • Mar 5, 2020
OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at the Civic Hotel last May. (File photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: It’s time for critics to refocus their energy on Surrey Police Department

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum scored what might be characterized as a check-mate this past Thursday

  • Mar 3, 2020
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at the Civic Hotel last May. (File photo: Amy Reid)
Wally Oppal responding to audience at Surrey Board of Trade event on Wednesday. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey politicians’ absence speaks volumes

Nobody wants their input to be met with silence or indifference

  • Feb 27, 2020
Wally Oppal responding to audience at Surrey Board of Trade event on Wednesday. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey should declare war on illegal dumpers

You can complain to the city about unsightly property by calling 604-591-4370

  • Feb 25, 2020
An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Bring back Surrey’s Public Safety Committee

It’s surely a concept our mayor can readily get behind, and make happen with haste

  • Feb 20, 2020
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Listening is a skill worth mastering

If you cherish good listening, be a good listener. It’s a two-way street

  • Feb 13, 2020
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OUR VIEW: Move on? Not quite yet, Doug

OUR VIEW: Move on? Not quite yet, Doug

How much tax money did Surrey’s fight with Uber gobble up?

  • Feb 12, 2020
OUR VIEW: Move on? Not quite yet, Doug
The Rona in Newton is a recent addition to the growing list of retail store closures in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Shopping at Surrey’s stores can help save jobs

When you support your local stores, you support local jobs

  • Feb 4, 2020
The Rona in Newton is a recent addition to the growing list of retail store closures in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
OUR VIEW: Where was Surrey’s bylaw enforcement zeal during Diwali and Halloween?
OUR VIEW: Where was Surrey’s bylaw enforcement zeal during Diwali and Halloween?
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum says residents don’t want ride-hailing – he knows this because he’s been out talking to people in the community. Which community is that, we ask? (Now-Leader and Flikr photos)

OUR VIEW: McCallum’s futile crusade against Uber is embarrassing for Surrey

Mayor’s claim that majority of residents don’t want ride-hailing is simply laughable

  • Jan 28, 2020
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum says residents don’t want ride-hailing – he knows this because he’s been out talking to people in the community. Which community is that, we ask? (Now-Leader and Flikr photos)
Almost 700 teenagers played in 87 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic games this past week. (Photo: Garrett James)

OUR VIEW: Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic is a keeper

What will become of it once a city police force replaces the RCMP in Surrey?

  • Jan 21, 2020
Almost 700 teenagers played in 87 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic games this past week. (Photo: Garrett James)
Editorial: Doing nothing the most foolish failure of all

Editorial: Doing nothing the most foolish failure of all

White Rock council to be commended for any action on climate change

Editorial: Doing nothing the most foolish failure of all
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OUR VIEW: Speeding, tailgating on slippery streets is foolish

In the time most people work a full-time shift, Surrey recorded 26 traffic crashes

  • Jan 14, 2020
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(Photo: City of Surrey)

OUR VIEW: Surrey residents have right to know about rapist in their midst

Victim’s relative shouldn’t be the one to reveal Marpole Rapist is on day parole – it should be police

  • Jan 10, 2020
(Photo: City of Surrey)