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LETTER: Crescent Park corner the ideal spot for pickleball courts

Editor: Re: Game popular, but noisy, May 26 letters I play pickleball…

  • Jun 2, 2022
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LETTERS: City of White Rock’s $10 charge for FOI requests ‘paradoxical’

Editor: It is quite paradoxical that a council that campaigned on openness…

  • May 19, 2022
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LETTERS: Congestion in South Surrey and White Rock already worse than we ever expected

Editor: Re: Highrises a growing fact of life in many parts of…

  • Apr 28, 2022
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LETTERS: Unprovoked mass slaughter

Editor: Re: “MP’s badge of honour,” Letters, March 31 The continuing unprovoked…

  • Apr 21, 2022
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LETTERS: It’s worth waiting two minutes at a light to ensure others’ safety

Editor: Regarding the traffic lights on 32 Avenue at the Gethsemani Cemetery…

  • Feb 24, 2022
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LETTERS: Surrey’s political issues similar to 2005, but costlier

Editor: As a resident of Surrey for over 40 years, I am…

  • Feb 10, 2022
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Protesters participating in a cross-country truck convoy protesting measures taken by authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and vaccine mandates gather near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

LETTER: View from the fence shows right and wrong on both sides of ‘freedom convoy’

Nobody on either side of the situation in Ottawa is completely at fault, writes Maureen Kerr

  • Feb 10, 2022
Protesters participating in a cross-country truck convoy protesting measures taken by authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and vaccine mandates gather near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

LETTERS: Hospital requirement to switch masks, actually makes a lot of sense

N95 masks are better quality, but no way to know how long it’s been worn

  • Jan 27, 2022
A man holds a 3M N95 respirator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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LETTERS: Concerns over Semiahmoo Town Centre development proposal

Editor: We are in the wake of change, as the Stage 2…

  • Jan 27, 2022
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LETTERS: Semiahmoo Town Centre will adversely affect residents if built as planned

Editor: Local residents can now view the proposed final Semiahmoo Town Centre…

  • Jan 27, 2022
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Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTERS: McCallum got himself into his own mess, he can pay for it

More readers vent about having to pay for Surrey mayor’s legal bills

  • Dec 26, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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LETTER: My Christmas wish is that we learn to stop – and bring COVID to end

If we refrain from travelling and ensure to get vaccinated, we might stop COVID from spreading

  • Dec 24, 2021
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Left: Surrey Police Service reveal the uniform officers will be wearing once they start patrolling the streets. Right: Surrey City Councillor Jack Hundial.

LETTER: Hundial’s bravado is artifact of toxic police culture that will soon be gone from Surrey

‘Grow a pair?’ For its part, Surrey Police Service is building an inclusive and compassionate culture

  • Nov 26, 2021
Left: Surrey Police Service reveal the uniform officers will be wearing once they start patrolling the streets. Right: Surrey City Councillor Jack Hundial.
A sign announces a new sidewalk and street lighting for a busy stretch of road in South Surrey. Minghui Du, who lives in the area and regularly walks along Croydon Drive-28 Avenue and 156 Street, is grateful for the upgrade. (Contributed photo)

LETTERS: New sidewalk will encourage will encourage foot traffic, cut vehicle emissions

Editor: I am very grateful to the city for the new sidewalks…

  • Nov 18, 2021
A sign announces a new sidewalk and street lighting for a busy stretch of road in South Surrey. Minghui Du, who lives in the area and regularly walks along Croydon Drive-28 Avenue and 156 Street, is grateful for the upgrade. (Contributed photo)
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LETTERS: For safety’s sake, wear white at night

Dark, wet days and evenings mean it’s tougher for drivers to see pedestrians

  • Nov 4, 2021
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LETTERS: ‘Vanity project’ will come at high cost to Surrey taxpayers

Editor: For the record, I am a citizen of Surrey with no…

  • Nov 4, 2021
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Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
BC Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring. (Photo: Chad Hipolito/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

LETTER: Mask rules in B.C. schools not enough to keep everyone safe: teachers’ fed prez

‘Parents, we need your help to protect all students in B.C.’s K–12 learning environments’

  • Sep 1, 2021
BC Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring. (Photo: Chad Hipolito/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (File photo/submitted)

LETTER: We are living proof of authenticity, momentum of Surrey Police Vote campaign

‘Countless community leaders and supporters have reached out to ask how they can help’

  • Sep 1, 2021
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (File photo/submitted)
Traffic flows along 192nd Street south of 24th Avenue in the South Campbell Heights neighbourhood. The City of Surrey is seeking to re-designate 600 acres south of 20 Avenue, between approximately 186th and 196th Streets to employment lands, and to expand the urban containment boundary. A public hearing is set for July 26, 2021. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Campbell Heights development destroying vital natural area

Surrey is looking to expand industrial lands in the area bordering South Langley

  • Jul 25, 2021
Traffic flows along 192nd Street south of 24th Avenue in the South Campbell Heights neighbourhood. The City of Surrey is seeking to re-designate 600 acres south of 20 Avenue, between approximately 186th and 196th Streets to employment lands, and to expand the urban containment boundary. A public hearing is set for July 26, 2021. (Black Press Media file)