Editorials

OUR VIEW: Committee’s exclusions a waste of Surrey public safety expertise

OUR VIEW: Committee’s exclusions a waste of Surrey public safety expertise

Surrey’s mayor has ignored experience for expediency

  • Jul 24, 2019
OUR VIEW: Committee’s exclusions a waste of Surrey public safety expertise
Having a good time at Surrey’s Fusion Festival. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s festivals are world-class

Surrey should well be proud to be home to these outstanding events

  • Jul 23, 2019
Having a good time at Surrey’s Fusion Festival. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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OUR VIEW: Sometimes, Surrey, it’s hard not to get riled by rules

Imagine life without rules. We wouldn’t have to pay taxes, or eat our broccoli

  • Jul 18, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Denying delegations is not what Surrey council was elected to do

OUR VIEW: Denying delegations is not what Surrey council was elected to do

To be an elected official is to be a servant, not a censor

  • Jul 16, 2019
OUR VIEW: Denying delegations is not what Surrey council was elected to do
OUR VIEW: Check your smoke alarm today, Surrey

OUR VIEW: Check your smoke alarm today, Surrey

Early warning is a critical component to any sound escape plan

  • Jul 9, 2019
OUR VIEW: Check your smoke alarm today, Surrey
Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth at a Surrey presser in 2018. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Farnworth must stay the course in reviewing Surrey policing plan

Future of policing in Surrey far too big a deal for politicians to bend to cheap election threats

  • Jul 4, 2019
Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth at a Surrey presser in 2018. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
EDITORIAL: Trees a hot-button issue

EDITORIAL: Trees a hot-button issue

When trees come down on the Semiahmoo Peninsula, people are going to ask questions.

EDITORIAL: Trees a hot-button issue
OUR VIEW: Hey Surrey, make safety a summer must

OUR VIEW: Hey Surrey, make safety a summer must

If you have children, you might want to pin this editorial on your fridge

  • Jun 27, 2019
OUR VIEW: Hey Surrey, make safety a summer must
This Ideas Box greeted those attending Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale on May 23. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey mayor jumps to conclusion on police transition survey results

The real question: Should the City create its own police department or continue with the RCMP?

  • Jun 25, 2019
This Ideas Box greeted those attending Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale on May 23. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
As the Surrey School District increases the number of portable classrooms to 347, letter writers discuss its impact on the quality of education. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Silos won’t solve overcrowding in Surrey’s schools

It’s going to take a concerted team effort from all levels of government to improve this situation

  • Jun 20, 2019
As the Surrey School District increases the number of portable classrooms to 347, letter writers discuss its impact on the quality of education. (File photo)
Police investigate a pedestrian crash in 2018. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: We can prevent most of Surrey’s traffic crashes

Nineteen people died, 20 more were seriously injured in traffic crashes in Surrey in 2018

  • Jun 13, 2019
Police investigate a pedestrian crash in 2018. (File photo)
OUR VIEW: Vulnerable Surrey seniors in tough

OUR VIEW: Vulnerable Surrey seniors in tough

City council must take care to not help create a ‘rentermaggedon’ for vulnerable seniors

  • Jun 7, 2019
OUR VIEW: Vulnerable Surrey seniors in tough
Zach Plett with his (from left) older sister Callie, mom Maggie and younger sister Cassie, taken at his grandfather’s 95th birthday party, just over a year before Zach died. (Contributed photo).

OUR VIEW: Time to stamp out Surrey flop houses

Authorities need to strike cold fear into the hearts of bad-actor rehabs that fail people they purport to help

  • May 31, 2019
Zach Plett with his (from left) older sister Callie, mom Maggie and younger sister Cassie, taken at his grandfather’s 95th birthday party, just over a year before Zach died. (Contributed photo).
Surrey resident Darlene Bennett, whose husband Paul was murdered in Cloverdale in 2018, takes the city to task for lack of transparency in its plan to replace the RCMP with a made-in-Surrey police force. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Guest Column: My murdered husband’s voice must be heard on Surrey policing transition

Taxpayers deserve information and answers, Darlene Bennett argues

  • May 31, 2019
Surrey resident Darlene Bennett, whose husband Paul was murdered in Cloverdale in 2018, takes the city to task for lack of transparency in its plan to replace the RCMP with a made-in-Surrey police force. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
This Ideas Box greeted those attending Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale on May 23. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: ‘Ideas Box’ for new Surrey police force is hardly consultation

Hopefully the city will improve what it’s delivering

  • May 28, 2019
This Ideas Box greeted those attending Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale on May 23. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A Challenger Baseball player boots a ball while playing catch with his buddy. File photo

OUR VIEW: Challenger Baseball program in Surrey hits a home run

Challenger provides disabled athletes an opportunity to play baseball in an inclusive setting

  • May 22, 2019
A Challenger Baseball player boots a ball while playing catch with his buddy. File photo
EDITORIAL: Waterfront parking a ‘pilot project’

EDITORIAL: Waterfront parking a ‘pilot project’

Successive White Rock councils have struggled with parking for years

EDITORIAL: Waterfront parking a ‘pilot project’
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in White Rock. (File photo: Aaron Hink)

OUR VIEW: Trudeau playing hero on world stage. Again.

Citizens sick and tired of their national leaders treating them like walking ATMs

  • May 15, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in White Rock. (File photo: Aaron Hink)
Scene of a shooting in Surrey. (Surrey Now-Leader file photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey MLA’s gun bill makes sense

Marvin Hunt aims to criminalize driving with an “unlawfully possessed” firearm in a vehicle

  • May 9, 2019
Scene of a shooting in Surrey. (Surrey Now-Leader file photo)
OUR VIEW: Real vaping solution is attitudinal

OUR VIEW: Real vaping solution is attitudinal

If abstinence is considered square in some circles, well, then, three cheers for square power

  • May 7, 2019
OUR VIEW: Real vaping solution is attitudinal