Letters

Former Haisla Nation chief councillor Ellis Ross, now Skeena MLA, served briefly as B.C.’s minister for natural gas development before the minority B.C. Liberal government was defeated last summer. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Weaver fiddles while B.C.’s economic prospects burn

Skeena MLA warns of damage to B.C. investment from Green threats

  • Feb 6, 2018
Former Haisla Nation chief councillor Ellis Ross, now Skeena MLA, served briefly as B.C.’s minister for natural gas development before the minority B.C. Liberal government was defeated last summer. (Hansard TV)
The Delta Town & Country Inn is set to be the home of a new casino in Delta.                                 James Smith photo

LETTER: Delta casino shouldn’t trump tennis courts

The proposed casino at the Delta Town & Country Inn would be taking away Delta’s only indoor court

  • Feb 4, 2018
The Delta Town & Country Inn is set to be the home of a new casino in Delta.                                 James Smith photo
A rendering of Surrey’s planned LRT line. (Photo: surrey.ca)

LETTER: Without a doubt, LRT is the best system for Surrey

Surrey Board of Trade CEO makes case for light rail in a letter to Mayors’ Council chair Derek Corrigan

  • Jan 23, 2018
A rendering of Surrey’s planned LRT line. (Photo: surrey.ca)
Keven Drews and his wife Yvette. (Photo submitted)

LETTER: Gut-wrenching cancer column made this 67-year-old want to do better in life

Keven Drews’ story inspired me to embrace my life, love my kids and grandkids a little more

  • Jan 19, 2018
Keven Drews and his wife Yvette. (Photo submitted)
Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games

Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games

Gold medal carpet bowling winners not able to defend their titles in 2018

  • Jan 18, 2018
Carpet bowlers have been excluded from BC 55+ Games and Canada 55+ Games
Readers say they reuse plastic bags and there are other priorities for cleaning up the environment. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Plastic bags an ‘easy feel-good fix’

Bags have secondary uses, other problems more pressing

  • Jan 12, 2018
Readers say they reuse plastic bags and there are other priorities for cleaning up the environment. (Black Press files)
(Black Press file photo)

LETTER: Proposed TransLink development cost charge ’carefully researched’

TransLink vice-president Geoff Cross responds to Delta staff calling development charges a ‘hard sell’

  • Jan 12, 2018
(Black Press file photo)
Provincial elections could undergo a dramatic change if a referendum on proportional representation passes next fall. (Black Press files)

LETTER: Proportional representation makes votes count

Fair Vote Canada representative responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Dec 12, 2017
Provincial elections could undergo a dramatic change if a referendum on proportional representation passes next fall. (Black Press files)
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in the legislature, Oct. 29, 2017. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: I’m voting ‘yes’ to electoral reform

Tom Fletcher defends corporate-backed B.C. Liberals

  • Dec 7, 2017
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in the legislature, Oct. 29, 2017. (Hansard TV)
Surrey Councillor Mike Starchuk is chair of the city’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee.

LETTER: Councillor says Surrey made informed decision about Hawthorne Park

‘Sometimes, making the right decisions to move the City forward in the right direction means being ready to make not the popular decisions but the informed ones’

  • Dec 1, 2017
Surrey Councillor Mike Starchuk is chair of the city’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee.
North Delta’s Crossroads United Church. (James Smith photo)

LETTER: Graffiti removed from North Delta church free of charge

Minister at Crossroads United Church writes with an update on last week’s anti-Christian graffiti

  • Nov 23, 2017
North Delta’s Crossroads United Church. (James Smith photo)
Skiers on Jumbo Mountain in the Purcell Range, known to the Ktunaxa Nation as Qat’muk. (Jumbo Mountain Resort)

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Nov 21, 2017
Skiers on Jumbo Mountain in the Purcell Range, known to the Ktunaxa Nation as Qat’muk. (Jumbo Mountain Resort)
Theatre costumes, props and sets belonging to Surrey-based Royal Canadian Theatre Company were found strewn on a South Surrey roadside Thursday morning (Nov. 16). (Submitted photo/Ellie King)

LETTER: Theatre company thanks Surrey for support after trailer theft

‘The saying goes, a friend in need is a friend indeed, and we feel very rich in friendship department’

  • Nov 20, 2017
Theatre costumes, props and sets belonging to Surrey-based Royal Canadian Theatre Company were found strewn on a South Surrey roadside Thursday morning (Nov. 16). (Submitted photo/Ellie King)
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner needs to get over her nostalgia for choo-choo trains, one reader argues. (Now-Leader file photo)

LETTER: Surrey will pay for Hepner’s nostalgia for choo-choos

City must be blinded by its one-track mind to even think of putting road through Hawthorne Park

  • Nov 14, 2017
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner needs to get over her nostalgia for choo-choo trains, one reader argues. (Now-Leader file photo)
Stephen Pettigrew, left, and Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner. (Now-Leader file photos)

LETTERS: Hawthorne Park debacle demonstrates Surrey’s ineptitude

Three readers sound off on city council’s decision to put a road through park despite community opposition

  • Nov 9, 2017
Stephen Pettigrew, left, and Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner. (Now-Leader file photos)
Indigenous protesters occupy Marine Harvest salmon farm at Swanson Island, east of Port Hardy, August 2017. (Facebook)

LETTER: First Nations defending their waters

Response to Tom Fletcher from salmon farm occupiers

  • Nov 6, 2017
Indigenous protesters occupy Marine Harvest salmon farm at Swanson Island, east of Port Hardy, August 2017. (Facebook)
A rendering of Surrey’s planned LRT line.

LETTER: Light rail is the worst decision Surrey can make

Surrey is an overdeveloped city with a serious lack of services and LRT will only make it worse

  • Oct 28, 2017
A rendering of Surrey’s planned LRT line.
Letter: Time for Canada to move away from production and transport of fossil fuels
Letter: Time for Canada to move away from production and transport of fossil fuels

Liabilities of a rapacious industry

Although climate change is a reality, our reliance on it to shrug off certain environmental changes is often overdone.

  • Oct 19, 2017
(Image courtesy of Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences & Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center., via Wikimedia Commons)

LETTER: Millennials are fed up with climate dismissives

Alyssa Taburiaux argues the connection between hurricanes and global warming shouldn’t be downplayed

  • Oct 13, 2017
(Image courtesy of Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences & Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center., via Wikimedia Commons)