Editorials

Gypsy moths. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Beware, gypsy moth spraying has begun in Surrey

Best course of action is stay indoors with windows closed while they’re spraying, and for half an hour after

  • May 1, 2019
Gypsy moths. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Gas prices are ungodly

We could all use some divine intervention here

  • Apr 16, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Drivers still not getting it – distracted driving kills

Surrey RCMP issued more than 700 tickets for distracted driving in March, during month-long campaign

  • Apr 2, 2019
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OUR VIEW: No justice for victim in Surrey domestic violence case

OUR VIEW: No justice for victim in Surrey domestic violence case

The Crown appealed conditional discharge sentence as “demonstrably unfit,” and lost

  • Mar 28, 2019
OUR VIEW: No justice for victim in Surrey domestic violence case
EDITORIAL: A tempest in a tequila shot

EDITORIAL: A tempest in a tequila shot

Marine Drive flag flap moved what should have been a minor issue to top of the pile

  • Mar 28, 2019
EDITORIAL: A tempest in a tequila shot
Surrey Falcons celebrate their Bantam division B.C. championship Saturday afternoon (March 23) at Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex. (Photo: Twitter.com/Surrey_Falcons)

OUR VIEW: Young Surrey athletes stir pride

Better than trophies are the lessons these sports-minded youngsters hopefully carry into adulthood

  • Mar 26, 2019
Surrey Falcons celebrate their Bantam division B.C. championship Saturday afternoon (March 23) at Coquitlam’s Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex. (Photo: Twitter.com/Surrey_Falcons)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau arrive in the Foyer of the House of Commons to table the Budget, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

OUR VIEW: Budget circus further erodes trust

Can any party really earn Canadians’ trust, considering the shoddy show that Parliament has become?

  • Mar 21, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Finance Bill Morneau arrive in the Foyer of the House of Commons to table the Budget, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)
Shane Simpson, B.C.’s minister of social development and poverty reduction. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: So much is riding on B.C.’s poverty reduction plan

Strategy details to be revealed soon based on affordability, opportunity, inclusion, reconciliation

  • Mar 14, 2019
Shane Simpson, B.C.’s minister of social development and poverty reduction. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
OUR VIEW: Make Surrey’s policing plan public

OUR VIEW: Make Surrey’s policing plan public

Premier John Horgan weighs in on the need for transparency

  • Mar 14, 2019
OUR VIEW: Make Surrey’s policing plan public
EDITORIAL: Annable a character whose loss is deeply felt

EDITORIAL: Annable a character whose loss is deeply felt

Former White Rock councillor was a ‘larger than life’ character

EDITORIAL: Annable a character whose loss is deeply felt
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OUR VIEW: Some people make it hard not to cast stones

The transgressions of people in positions of trust can shake faith in institutions they represent

  • Feb 21, 2019
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Now is the perfect time to grab a shovel, and help out a neighbour who can’t clear snow on their own. (Photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: S’no time like now to help others as winter hits Surrey

Snow storms afford us with an opportunity to help others, particularly the elderly or people with disabilities

  • Feb 11, 2019
Now is the perfect time to grab a shovel, and help out a neighbour who can’t clear snow on their own. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Surrey RCMP search for an armed suspect after a transit officer was shot at Scott Road SkyTrain on Wednesday (Jan. 30). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Transit cop shooting reminds us to be thankful for those who protect us

Dedicated men and women who find themselves in danger’s way as they work to protect us deserve our thanks

  • Jan 31, 2019
Surrey RCMP search for an armed suspect after a transit officer was shot at Scott Road SkyTrain on Wednesday (Jan. 30). (Photo: Lauren Collins)
EDITORIAL: A historic lesson

EDITORIAL: A historic lesson

Meeting of the SFN and White Rock councils offers perspective

EDITORIAL: A historic lesson
When it comes to stopping shootings like this one in Fleetwood, cash from the government is nice but nothing will replace good, old-fashioned parenting. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)

OUR VIEW: Ending gang violence requires better parenting, not just more cash

Anti-gang funding is good news for Surrey but government cash can’t replace power of good parenting

  • Jan 24, 2019
When it comes to stopping shootings like this one in Fleetwood, cash from the government is nice but nothing will replace good, old-fashioned parenting. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)
A man is rescued from White Rock’s iconic pier after a windstorm last Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

EDITORIAL: Re-stirring affection for White Rock’s iconic pier

It seems likely White Rock will not give up its landmark structure – at least, not without a fight

  • Dec 24, 2018
A man is rescued from White Rock’s iconic pier after a windstorm last Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey mayor’s mixed messages concerning

McCallum came out swinging on major issues during his campaign, but lately he appears to be boxing himself into a corner

  • Dec 24, 2018
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
EDITORIAL: Dogged by debate

EDITORIAL: Dogged by debate

Perhaps the pendulum has swung on this favourite topic of letter writers one final time

  • Dec 19, 2018
EDITORIAL: Dogged by debate
Councillor Doug Elford talks to reporters after voting for the controversial draft budget at Surrey City Hall Monday night. (Photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Elford’s support of budget surprising, considering his history in Surrey

The Doug Elford we knew as an advocate would have opposed budget that doesn’t hire more officers

  • Dec 18, 2018
Councillor Doug Elford talks to reporters after voting for the controversial draft budget at Surrey City Hall Monday night. (Photo: Amy Reid)
During the election campaign, Doug McCallum stated, with a certain amount of pride, that he answered all of his phone calls. But since being elected, his evasiveness has proven otherwise. (Now-Leader file photo)

OUR VIEW: Mayor McCallum, Surrey needs you to pick up your phone

Make no mistake, readers, when McCallum ducks reporters, he is ducking you

  • Dec 13, 2018
During the election campaign, Doug McCallum stated, with a certain amount of pride, that he answered all of his phone calls. But since being elected, his evasiveness has proven otherwise. (Now-Leader file photo)