Editorials

One of the peacocks causing a fuss in a Surrey neighbourhood. (Amy Reid/Surrey Now-Leader)

OUR VIEW: Surrey peacock chaos for the birds

Relocate peacocks before things get even more out of control

  • Jun 7, 2018
One of the peacocks causing a fuss in a Surrey neighbourhood. (Amy Reid/Surrey Now-Leader)
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)

EDITORIAL: Minority rules in our colourful culture

Quibbles over symbolic rainbow crossings belie critics’ genuine concerns

  • Jun 6, 2018
Students and teachers from Rossland Summit School celebrate the opening of Rossland’s rainbow crosswalk last September. (Chelsea Novak/Rossland News)
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10, 2018
EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature
(Getty Images)

OUR VIEW: Find a fix and make gas cheaper

We’re already ICBC’d, BC Hydro’d, Fortis’d, TransLink’d, fee-d and taxed to the point of tears.

  • May 3, 2018
(Getty Images)
Artist’s conception of Surrey LRT. (Photo submitted)

OUR VIEW: Funny how that happens

Phase one of Surrey’s light rail transit project now $1.65 billion. In 2015, it was $1.25 billion

  • May 1, 2018
Artist’s conception of Surrey LRT. (Photo submitted)
Opposing rallies in Vancouver Monday. (Kat Slepian photos)

EDITORIAL: Speaking out for sexual identities

Both sides of SOGI debate for B.C. schools show signs of bravery, but not all are heroic

  • Apr 24, 2018
Opposing rallies in Vancouver Monday. (Kat Slepian photos)
An estimated 500,000 people celebrated Vaisakhi in Surrey on Saturday – and to their credit, all the garbage was gone within hours after the massive parade. (Photo: Crystal Scuor)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s Vaisakhi cleanup puts Vancouver’s pot partiers to shame

Half a million people attend parade in Surrey and in its wake, things are cleaned up within 10 hours

  • Apr 24, 2018
An estimated 500,000 people celebrated Vaisakhi in Surrey on Saturday – and to their credit, all the garbage was gone within hours after the massive parade. (Photo: Crystal Scuor)
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)

EDITORIAL: Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28

  • Feb 25, 2018
This year’s official Pink Shirt in B.C. (Photo: pinkshirtday.ca)
OUR VIEW: More help on way for Surrey’s addicted and homeless

OUR VIEW: More help on way for Surrey’s addicted and homeless

Surrey’s death toll from drug overdosing in 2017 was 174 people, second only to Vancouver’s 348 deaths

  • Feb 5, 2018
OUR VIEW: More help on way for Surrey’s addicted and homeless
A recent four-automobile fender bender in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk).

OUR VIEW: ICBC “dumpster fire” needs to be doused

Maybe it’s high time to say “Dasvidaniya” to ICBC’s monopoly

  • Jan 29, 2018
A recent four-automobile fender bender in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk).
OUR VIEW: Let’s hope they stall road pricing

OUR VIEW: Let’s hope they stall road pricing

Don’t inflict yet another fee on already financially burdened ratepayers

  • Jan 18, 2018
OUR VIEW: Let’s hope they stall road pricing
Residents against a proposed housing development rallied near Eaglequest golf course Saturday. (Photo: Aaron Hinks).

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s growing pains keep nagging neighbours

Environmental and land development issues could be big factor in Surrey civic election

  • Jan 17, 2018
Residents against a proposed housing development rallied near Eaglequest golf course Saturday. (Photo: Aaron Hinks).
Regardless of whether you agree with their cause, in a democracy, the kind of civic passion shown by these Surrey residents is not commonly mustered. It’s healthy. It’s important. It’s needed. (Now-Leader photos)

OUR VIEW: Passion of Surrey protesters should be celebrated

Agree with them or not, this kind of civic passion is not commonly mustered. It’s healthy. It’s important. It’s needed.

  • Jan 10, 2018
Regardless of whether you agree with their cause, in a democracy, the kind of civic passion shown by these Surrey residents is not commonly mustered. It’s healthy. It’s important. It’s needed. (Now-Leader photos)
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Sportsmanship is also a skill that needs practice after Lias Andersson threw his silver medal into the crowd

  • Jan 8, 2018
Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining
OUR VIEW: Fentanyl peddlers need to go to jail

OUR VIEW: Fentanyl peddlers need to go to jail

In Surrey alone 117 people died of fentanyl-related drug overdoses in 2017

  • Jan 4, 2018
OUR VIEW: Fentanyl peddlers need to go to jail
Don’t even think of running the fool’s gauntlet this New Year’s weekend. (Photo: Flickr)

OUR VIEW: Drinking and driving would be tragic way to end 2017

You have the power in you to not be the driver responsible for another roadside monument

  • Dec 28, 2017
Don’t even think of running the fool’s gauntlet this New Year’s weekend. (Photo: Flickr)
The scene of a crash in Surrey Thursday morning, along King George Boulevard. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)

OUR VIEW: Get real on the road, Surrey

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility

  • Dec 22, 2017
The scene of a crash in Surrey Thursday morning, along King George Boulevard. (Photo: Shane Mackichan)
OUR VIEW: Vulnerable renters get a break

OUR VIEW: Vulnerable renters get a break

NDP moves should lift a lot of worry, stress from people trying to make ends meet

  • Dec 13, 2017
OUR VIEW: Vulnerable renters get a break
To the end of October, there were 113 pedestrian-related crashes in Surrey, with five fatalities. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)

OUR VIEW: Simple changes can curtail pedestrian crashes in Surrey

Regardless of blame, one thing’s for certain – there are way too many accidents involving pedestrians

  • Dec 7, 2017
To the end of October, there were 113 pedestrian-related crashes in Surrey, with five fatalities. (Photos: Shane MacKichan)