Letters

Fire at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park consumes forest interspersed with beetle-killed pine trees, 2014. (Laura Blackwell/Lakes District News)

LETTER: Scientific consensus favours human-caused warming

Sierra Club B.C. campaigner responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Oct 5, 2017
Fire at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park consumes forest interspersed with beetle-killed pine trees, 2014. (Laura Blackwell/Lakes District News)
One reader, whose frustrations with Surrey is clearly palpable, says when it comes to the state of crime, homelessness and roads, city council should be ashamed of themselves. (File photo)

LETTER: Surrey is a dump and I can’t wait to get out of here

‘City council should be ashamed of themselves,’ a clearly frustrated resident vents

  • Sep 26, 2017
One reader, whose frustrations with Surrey is clearly palpable, says when it comes to the state of crime, homelessness and roads, city council should be ashamed of themselves. (File photo)
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LETTER: Major changes needed to combat distracted driving

“Without some kind of forward thinking, where will our system be in five or 10 years?”

  • Sep 15, 2017
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The city has to take a no-nonsense approach to clean up the parking problem, one reader says. After 12 years of non-enforcement, it is time to get tough. (Photo: Now-Leader file)

LETTER: Surrey’s ho-hum approach has created parking hell in Clayton

The city must take a no-nonsense approach to fix it. After 12 years of non-enforcement, it’s time to get tough.

  • Sep 14, 2017
The city has to take a no-nonsense approach to clean up the parking problem, one reader says. After 12 years of non-enforcement, it is time to get tough. (Photo: Now-Leader file)
Former faller says wildfire response mismanaged

Former faller says wildfire response mismanaged

The initial firefighters should be loggers and first responders living in the same area as the fire

  • Sep 2, 2017
Former faller says wildfire response mismanaged
LETTER: Put wanna-be gangsters on deserted island and let them go at it. Crisis solved.

LETTER: Put wanna-be gangsters on deserted island and let them go at it. Crisis solved.

Also, families of victims must provide information to police. They are not doing any favours by protecting and hiding them.

  • Aug 31, 2017
LETTER: Put wanna-be gangsters on deserted island and let them go at it. Crisis solved.
Speed limits are raised to 120 km/h on Highway 97C and other divided highways in remote areas, July 2014. (Black Press files)

Speed and weed aren’t helping ICBC

Readers call for electronic enforcement, car insurance competition

  • Aug 31, 2017
Speed limits are raised to 120 km/h on Highway 97C and other divided highways in remote areas, July 2014. (Black Press files)
Grizzly bear triplets with their mother. (B.C. Ministry of Forests)

Killing bears, one way or another

B.C. hunters speak out about grizzly hunt, wildlife management

  • Aug 23, 2017
Grizzly bear triplets with their mother. (B.C. Ministry of Forests)
Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2017 has been moved from Langley City to Aldergrove, but organizers are still expecting large crowds for the charity car show. (Langley Advance files)

LETTER: Boost attendance, invite Trump to Langley cruise-in

A Langley resident suggests a few ways to draw people and raise money at Langley’s premiere car show.

  • Aug 12, 2017
Langley Good Times Cruise-In 2017 has been moved from Langley City to Aldergrove, but organizers are still expecting large crowds for the charity car show. (Langley Advance files)
Hawthorne Park is the site of a controversial road plan in Surrey.

LETTER: I guess Surrey’s mayor forgot important points about Hawthorne Park

The letter from Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner is not only “mis-information,” it conveys an inaccurate city master plan for Hawthorne Rotary Park.

  • Aug 1, 2017
Hawthorne Park is the site of a controversial road plan in Surrey.
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LETTER FROM SURREY MAYOR: Misinformation about Hawthorne Park road plans

‘I would like to dispel some of the misinformation that has been circulating,’ writes Mayor Hepner

  • Jul 31, 2017
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Letter: Khadr settlement was government’s best option, says Cloverdale-Langley City MP

Letter: Khadr settlement was government’s best option, says Cloverdale-Langley City MP

Editor: I am writing this in response to the letter to the…

  • Jul 27, 2017
Letter: Khadr settlement was government’s best option, says Cloverdale-Langley City MP
One reader argues that B.C.’s fire situation will continue to get worse as years go by if we keep polarizing the issue instead of addressing its root cause — our carbon pollution. (File photo)

LETTER: Fletcher grossly misinformed on real root cause of B.C.’s wildfire issue

Carbon taxes don’t need to grow government coffers

  • Jul 26, 2017
One reader argues that B.C.’s fire situation will continue to get worse as years go by if we keep polarizing the issue instead of addressing its root cause — our carbon pollution. (File photo)
The 80-year-old Pattullo Bridge has outlived its original design life by several decades and is vulnerable to a major earthquake, argues TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. (File photo)

LETTER: Aging Pattullo Bridge urgently needs to be replaced

As TransLink CEO, I can tell you our replacement bridge has been designed – and it’s ready to go.

  • Jul 19, 2017
The 80-year-old Pattullo Bridge has outlived its original design life by several decades and is vulnerable to a major earthquake, argues TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond. (File photo)
Sukjinder and Harjinder Sidhu clean up Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo submitted)

LETTER: Cloverdale couple earns kudos for cleanup

Normally, I send in negative comments on how filthy Cloverdale Athletics Park is left after an event or weekend – but today is different.

  • Jul 19, 2017
Sukjinder and Harjinder Sidhu clean up Cloverdale Athletic Park. (Photo submitted)
LETTER: After years of gang shootings, now Surrey mayor is furious? Please.

LETTER: After years of gang shootings, now Surrey mayor is furious? Please.

Common sense tells me Linda Hepner is not capable of dealing with the city’s gang violence.

  • Jul 12, 2017
LETTER: After years of gang shootings, now Surrey mayor is furious? Please.
LETTERS: Surrey’s history preserved in its heritage trees

LETTERS: Surrey’s history preserved in its heritage trees

Surrey residents write to the editor about Surrey’s heritage trees, Green Timbers Park

  • Jun 23, 2017
LETTERS: Surrey’s history preserved in its heritage trees

Letter: Harness racing at the tipping point

Bouvier calls on Minister of Finance de Jong and the City of Surrey to mediate discussions between the horsemen and Great Canadian.

  • Mar 1, 2017
The Fraser Downs looks serene in the snow

Letter: Casino couldn’t care less if Horsemen survive

'Once again, the horsemen of Fraser Downs are fighting for their livelihood.'

  • Feb 22, 2017
The Fraser Downs looks serene in the snow
This ruling has given us back the chance to once more support kids and move public education forward

Letter: New era for education

Voters and parents must ensure class sizes and composition are restored.

  • Jan 10, 2017
This ruling has given us back the chance to once more support kids and move public education forward