Letters

LETTER: McCallum and Co. are Surrey’s best option

One reader says this slate has their vote

  • Oct 13, 2018
LETTER: Hiring more police officers is not the answer Surrey needs

LETTER: Hiring more police officers is not the answer Surrey needs

One reader says more education, opportunities that steer youth away from bad choices is needed

  • Oct 13, 2018
LETTER: Hiring more police officers is not the answer Surrey needs
Cloverdale teens write about the most important issues youth face today. (Nathan Dumlao / Unsplash)

YOUTH VOICE: Teens are used to putting up a ‘nice front’

We need to talk about what’s really happening.

  • Oct 3, 2018
Cloverdale teens write about the most important issues youth face today. (Nathan Dumlao / Unsplash)
Letters to the editor. (Kelly Sikkema / Unsplash)

LETTER: Take care of each other on the road

Grieving Pengelly grandparents ask motorists, motorcyclists to drive responsibly

  • Sep 27, 2018
Letters to the editor. (Kelly Sikkema / Unsplash)
More police do not reduce crime, let alone stop it, one reader argues. What do you think? Email us at edit@surreynowleader.com. (Now-Leader file photo)

LETTER: We are looking to wrong source for public safety in Surrey

We really need to ask how we might defund police and properly fund community resources

  • Sep 25, 2018
More police do not reduce crime, let alone stop it, one reader argues. What do you think? Email us at edit@surreynowleader.com. (Now-Leader file photo)
Greenaway Outdoor Pool in Cloverdale. (City of Surrey)

LETTER: Tale of Two Surreys: Cloverdale deserves an indoor pool

‘Cloverdale needs to demand action or we will get more inaction’

  • Sep 14, 2018
Greenaway Outdoor Pool in Cloverdale. (City of Surrey)
Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

It is patently obvious that B.C. is in a crisis situation relative to wildfire control

  • Aug 25, 2018
Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge
A Surrey reader said he went for a quick walk the other day and is furious about these photos he took along the 10-block route. (Photos submitted)

LETTER: I’m sick of seeing trash everywhere I go in Surrey

Reader says he sees garbage on roads, garbage on sidewalks, garbage in parks and garbage at schools

  • Aug 21, 2018
A Surrey reader said he went for a quick walk the other day and is furious about these photos he took along the 10-block route. (Photos submitted)
Wait times for surgery and diagnostic scans are a continuing problem in B.C., and pressure on health care system is increasing. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Doctors speak out on surgical wait times for B.C. patients

‘Governments know they will lose private clinic lawsuit’

  • Aug 15, 2018
Wait times for surgery and diagnostic scans are a continuing problem in B.C., and pressure on health care system is increasing. (Black Press files)
Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)

LETTER: Sir John A. Macdonald’s role in residential schools

Canada’s first prime minister was progressive for his time

  • Aug 9, 2018
Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. (Submitted)

LETTER: Andrew Scheer may be most underrated political leader in Western world

Former MP John Weston writes about an evening he hosted with the federal Conservative leader

  • Jul 16, 2018
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. (Submitted)
One of the peacocks in Surrey’s Sullivan Heights neighbourhood. (Amy Reid/Surrey Now-Leader)

LETTER: Some Surrey peacocks will die under city’s plan

‘Capturing every single one of the peafowl is going to be next to impossible, even with the best trapper in Canada’

  • Jun 27, 2018
One of the peacocks in Surrey’s Sullivan Heights neighbourhood. (Amy Reid/Surrey Now-Leader)
Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Old-style politics is easier to cover

B.C.’s current party system offers more conflict, fewer solutions

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

B.C. Grade 8 student pens letter to premier on residential schools

Terrace teen writes current school curriculum underplays past violations of basic human rights

  • May 2, 2018
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Police say a Elaine Herzberg, 49, was walking outside a crosswalk the night of Sunday, March 18 in the Phoenix area when she was hit by an Uber self-driving car. Herzberg died from her injuries. (@zombieite/Flickr photo)

LETTER: Self-driving technology should not be allowed on our roads

“I personally refuse to share the roads with driver-less cars, in whatever form they take.”

  • Apr 22, 2018
Police say a Elaine Herzberg, 49, was walking outside a crosswalk the night of Sunday, March 18 in the Phoenix area when she was hit by an Uber self-driving car. Herzberg died from her injuries. (@zombieite/Flickr photo)
Equality, Indigenous equality

Equality, Indigenous equality

Letter from chiefs applauds efforts being made with federal budget

  • Mar 26, 2018
Equality, Indigenous equality
The interior of Cloverleaf Montessori Preschool. (Samantha Anderson)

LETTERS: Cloverleaf Montessori Preschool parents in ‘crisis’

Preschool parents write in on Cloverleaf Montessori Preschool

  • Mar 21, 2018
The interior of Cloverleaf Montessori Preschool. (Samantha Anderson)
Tanker approaches Westridge terminal in Burnaby, where crude oil and refined fuels have been delivered since 1954. The project to twin the line is underway. (Kinder Morgan Canada)

LETTERS: Two views of oil pipeline protests

U.S. and other petroleum-rich countries aren’t cutting production

Tanker approaches Westridge terminal in Burnaby, where crude oil and refined fuels have been delivered since 1954. The project to twin the line is underway. (Kinder Morgan Canada)
(Vincent Ethier/COC)

LETTER: It wasn’t the silver medal that let us down in Olympic hockey game

‘It isn’t whether you win or lose – it’s how you play the game.’

  • Mar 1, 2018
(Vincent Ethier/COC)
B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child

B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child

With every fiber of my being as his mother, I have stood resolutely, phone in hand, and said No, I cannot help you with that.

  • Feb 23, 2018
B.C. mom shares the heartbreak of an addicted child