Editorials

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)
A “Surrey Child Care Gap Assessment” conducted in 2011 found there were 8,530 child care spaces for children up to age 12 in Surrey and estimated that 30,124 more were needed. (Photo: Flickr@familymwr)

OUR VIEW: New child care spaces a baby step for Surrey

Funding means 295 new licensed childcare spots for families but that’s just a drop in bucket

  • Dec 5, 2017
A “Surrey Child Care Gap Assessment” conducted in 2011 found there were 8,530 child care spaces for children up to age 12 in Surrey and estimated that 30,124 more were needed. (Photo: Flickr@familymwr)
Tent city in Surrey’s Whalley neighbourhood. (File photo/Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s mystery 135A Street donor is A-okay

Someone with a giant heart anonymously donated hundreds of blankets to help Surrey’s homeless stay warm

Tent city in Surrey’s Whalley neighbourhood. (File photo/Amy Reid)
Goalie Zakery Babin shuts the door for the Surrey Knights during their historic win over the Abbotsford Pilots on Friday, Nov. 24th at MSA Arena. (Submitted photo/Joe Morrow)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s persistent Knights teach us to never quit

Team shouldered an 89-game losing streak but they didn’t give up, and that’s what it’s all about

  • Nov 28, 2017
Goalie Zakery Babin shuts the door for the Surrey Knights during their historic win over the Abbotsford Pilots on Friday, Nov. 24th at MSA Arena. (Submitted photo/Joe Morrow)
A picture of the North Surrey Tigers bantam team after a game on Sunday, Nov. 21st. (Submitted photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey football team, don’t let vandals break your spirit

The lesson learned from weekend vandalism? Sometimes, people really suck.

  • Nov 23, 2017
A picture of the North Surrey Tigers bantam team after a game on Sunday, Nov. 21st. (Submitted photo)
EDITORIAL: A byelection to watch in South Surrey-White Rock

EDITORIAL: A byelection to watch in South Surrey-White Rock

Race for federal seat promises to go right down to the wire

  • Nov 22, 2017
EDITORIAL: A byelection to watch in South Surrey-White Rock
As our editorial argues, we can always give thanks when we have the ability or means to help those in greater need than ourselves.

OUR VIEW: Shedding light in personal storms, large and small

As two Surrey families show us, there is no better way to push aside storm clouds than to help others

  • Nov 21, 2017
As our editorial argues, we can always give thanks when we have the ability or means to help those in greater need than ourselves.
(Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne)

OUR VIEW: Let’s not rush Christmas

The holiday season and Remembrance Day poppies don’t mix – and nor should they

  • Nov 16, 2017
(Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne)
Surrey School District’s Safe Schools is asking residents to keep their “eyes and ears open” and report suspicious activity to help keep vandalism down after the district spent $317,052 to repair vandalism last year.

OUR VIEW: Surrey residents are paying, literally, for sins of others

Money that should be used to improve education is being used to scrub away graffiti and fix windows

  • Oct 31, 2017
Surrey School District’s Safe Schools is asking residents to keep their “eyes and ears open” and report suspicious activity to help keep vandalism down after the district spent $317,052 to repair vandalism last year.
OUR VIEW: Do your part to keep Surrey’s trick-or-treaters safe

OUR VIEW: Do your part to keep Surrey’s trick-or-treaters safe

Whether you’re behind the wheel on Halloween or annoyed by firecrackers, here are a few tips

  • Oct 26, 2017
OUR VIEW: Do your part to keep Surrey’s trick-or-treaters safe
This week our newsroom had a confab on the question — what are we thankful for? — and passed around a pencil and legal pad. Because we’re high-tech like that.

OUR VIEW: Our newsroom is full of thankful, happy hearts

‘Now-Leader’ staff tossed off a list of some things we are thankful for here in Surrey

  • Oct 5, 2017
This week our newsroom had a confab on the question — what are we thankful for? — and passed around a pencil and legal pad. Because we’re high-tech like that.
Officers on the Vegas Strip, the morning after the terror attack. (Nick Greenizan photo)

EDITORIAL: Weapons logic needs rethink

We can only hope this latest killing will have greater impact to effect change

  • Oct 3, 2017
Officers on the Vegas Strip, the morning after the terror attack. (Nick Greenizan photo)
According to English common law, on which our system is based, silence betokens consent. If your silence is contributing to the problem of shootings in Surrey, hang your head in shame. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Silence is protecting a special kind of coward in Surrey

Condemnation of drive-by shootings must be comprehensive and universal

  • Sep 26, 2017
According to English common law, on which our system is based, silence betokens consent. If your silence is contributing to the problem of shootings in Surrey, hang your head in shame. (File photo)
OUR VIEW: News to make you crabby

OUR VIEW: News to make you crabby

Break claws and legs off living crabs and chuck the poor creatures back in the drink? Unbelievable.

  • Sep 14, 2017
OUR VIEW: News to make you crabby
OUR VIEW: Tired rhetoric after every Surrey shooting isn’t cutting it anymore

OUR VIEW: Tired rhetoric after every Surrey shooting isn’t cutting it anymore

Quotes from the past show we aren’t getting anywhere when it comes to Surrey’s never-ending cycle of violence

  • Sep 1, 2017
OUR VIEW: Tired rhetoric after every Surrey shooting isn’t cutting it anymore
Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’

Making the lyrics more inclusive does not reject tradition, but respects it

Debate of national anthem lyrics is ‘moot’
A Surrey water meter. (Photo: Amy Reid)

EDITORIAL: Don’t be duped by bogus bills

Pay attention to your bills. If you don’t, you might pay out more hard-earned money than you should

  • Aug 8, 2017
A Surrey water meter. (Photo: Amy Reid)
OUR VIEW: Daunting task ahead for Surrey’s defenders of Hawthorne Park

OUR VIEW: Daunting task ahead for Surrey’s defenders of Hawthorne Park

Surrey residents’ campaign to protect Hawthorne Park from city council’s plan to run a road through it presents yet another case study in what democracy is all about.

  • Jul 25, 2017
OUR VIEW: Daunting task ahead for Surrey’s defenders of Hawthorne Park
EDITORIAL: The weight of justice delayed

EDITORIAL: The weight of justice delayed

Years-long wait takes toll

  • Jul 20, 2017
EDITORIAL: The weight of justice delayed
(Marianne Rumbal took this photo on Friday of the Ashcroft Reserve fire.)

SIMPSON: Canadians rally for wildfire victims

It’s encouraging to see the province – and nation – come together for the thousands affected

(Marianne Rumbal took this photo on Friday of the Ashcroft Reserve fire.)