Editorials

Surrey City Hall Council Chambers (Now-Leader file photo)

OUR VIEW: Lots to improve on in Surrey in 2020

We hope 2020 brings clarity of communication and a sharper sense of collaboration between city council members

  • Jan 1, 2020
Surrey City Hall Council Chambers (Now-Leader file photo)
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey policing process hardly ‘world class’

One simple question should have been put to residents: “Do you want the Surrey RCMP to be replaced with a city police force, yes or no?”

  • Dec 27, 2019
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)
OUR VIEW: Surrey pedestrians, please stop jaywalking

OUR VIEW: Surrey pedestrians, please stop jaywalking

In the years 2014 to 2018, there were 2,110 pedestrian-related crashes in Surrey

  • Dec 23, 2019
OUR VIEW: Surrey pedestrians, please stop jaywalking
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey MPs not paid to ‘stay out of it’

Surrey MP Ken Hardie demonstrates capacity for independent thought

  • Dec 12, 2019
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)
OUR VIEW: New Surrey hospital better late than never

OUR VIEW: New Surrey hospital better late than never

Premier John Horgan indicated Monday that shovels could be in the ground by 2021

  • Dec 10, 2019
OUR VIEW: New Surrey hospital better late than never
Widow Darlene Bennett delivers a powerful delegation to Surrey council during a finance committee budget meeting on Dec. 2, saying the planned policing transition is a waste of taxpayer money and ‘quite frankly a slap in the face to the victims left behind.’ (Photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Surrey public’s budget input seems wasted

Did council demonstrate the wisdom of Solomon, or just waste a lot of concerned citizens’ time on Monday?

  • Dec 3, 2019
Widow Darlene Bennett delivers a powerful delegation to Surrey council during a finance committee budget meeting on Dec. 2, saying the planned policing transition is a waste of taxpayer money and ‘quite frankly a slap in the face to the victims left behind.’ (Photo: Amy Reid)
Lisa Werring, Surrey Christmas Bureau executive director, at the bureau’s location at the former Stardust skating rink in Whalley. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Be giving this Christmas, Surrey

The cold need warmth, the hungry food, the sick healing, the depressed uplifting, the lonely and grieving comfort.

  • Nov 28, 2019
Lisa Werring, Surrey Christmas Bureau executive director, at the bureau’s location at the former Stardust skating rink in Whalley. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Canada’s House of Commons. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Trudeau’s lost opportunity in Surrey – again

Cabinet has five MPs from the West while Ontario gets 17, Quebec gets 11, and Atlantic provinces, four

  • Nov 21, 2019
Canada’s House of Commons. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Surrey council’s RV ban is Dickensian

It’s akin to removing a dandelion with a backhoe

  • Nov 7, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Honour Surrey’s veterans, but remember your duty too

Voting, and safeguarding free speech, freedom of mobility, the right to free association and public assembly number among them

  • Nov 5, 2019
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(Photo: Twitter@SurreyRCMP)

OUR VIEW: Boo, Surrey, to Bomb-tober

Hours of fireworks blasting away in Surrey during Diwali and Halloween has left many residents with short fuses

  • Oct 28, 2019
(Photo: Twitter@SurreyRCMP)
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OUR VIEW: Foreigners need to butt out of our elections

Canadians don’t need outsiders to tell us who to vote for

  • Oct 23, 2019
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OUR VIEW: You’re there to vote, not selfie

OUR VIEW: You’re there to vote, not selfie

In fact, taking a selfie while you’re voting is illegal under the Canada Elections Act

  • Oct 9, 2019
OUR VIEW: You’re there to vote, not selfie
Whalley resident Philippa Powers is upset a Surrey recycling depot won’t let her in with her mobility scooter. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey woman right to voice accessibility concerns

It’s important for able-bodied people to remember those who can’t move as freely in this city

  • Oct 3, 2019
Whalley resident Philippa Powers is upset a Surrey recycling depot won’t let her in with her mobility scooter. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Scene of the fatal shooting in Clayton on Saturday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

OUR VIEW: Mayor’s shot at Surrey Mounties uncalled for

The person responsible for Saturday’s fatal shooting in Clayton is the person who pulled the trigger

  • Sep 30, 2019
Scene of the fatal shooting in Clayton on Saturday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
OUR VIEW: Adults must step up in fight against climate change

OUR VIEW: Adults must step up in fight against climate change

The lives of future generations may well depend on our immediate response to this looming crisis

  • Sep 24, 2019
OUR VIEW: Adults must step up in fight against climate change
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OUR VIEW: Surrey mayor still swimming against that ride-hailing current

The provincial government has told him, essentially, ride-hailing is coming like it or not

  • Sep 12, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Young adults in B.C. need a financial break

OUR VIEW: Young adults in B.C. need a financial break

Young people get a rude introduction into adult life here in B.C. with high cost of living

  • Sep 10, 2019
OUR VIEW: Young adults in B.C. need a financial break
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum poses with an example of a Surrey Police cruiser after his State of the City Address at Civic Hotel on May 7. (Photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Province must ensure transparency in Surrey’s policing transition

It’s good news that a higher level of government will now oversee plan

  • Aug 26, 2019
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum poses with an example of a Surrey Police cruiser after his State of the City Address at Civic Hotel on May 7. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Red light cameras trying to reduce number of intersection collisions. (THE NEWS/files)

OUR VIEW: Speed cameras are troubling

New provincial government program eventually will see eight cameras installed in Surrey and Delta

  • Jul 31, 2019
Red light cameras trying to reduce number of intersection collisions. (THE NEWS/files)