Editorials

Surrey council chambers at city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: No time for Surrey council to rethink meeting start times

Maybe daytime public hearings aren’t a good idea

  • Jun 15, 2022
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: In politics, perception is everything

At what point must personal interests and aspirations be put aside for the better good of the community a politician serves?

  • May 25, 2022
Photo by Mike Davies, Black Press Media

OUR VIEW: Read the room, BC NDP

Federal NDP leader might suggest his provincial counterparts address stinging gas prices rather than build a $789 million museum

  • May 18, 2022
The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing a new electoral map for future elections. The black lines are the current electoral boundaries, while the purple lines show the proposed areas. (Map: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s proposed electoral map puzzling

Cohesion and community identity clearly take a back seat here

  • May 11, 2022
The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing a new electoral map for future elections. The black lines are the current electoral boundaries, while the purple lines show the proposed areas. (Map: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)
Surrey Coun. and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke and Surrey Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum. (File photos: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s election soup thickens with new cop report added

Voters might well experience some indigestion heading into the Oct. 15 civic election.

  • May 4, 2022
Surrey Coun. and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke and Surrey Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum. (File photos: Lauren Collins)
Surrey council chambers at city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Ombudsperson’s advice to Surrey council was well worth heeding

Safe Surrey Coalition majority on council approved final adoption of Code of Conduct amendments despite Jay Chalke’s counsel

  • Apr 27, 2022
Surrey council chambers at city hall. (File photo)
Surrey council chambers inside city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: A dark age for civic politics in Surrey

Can anyone deny that this council’s term has not been an all-out circus?

  • Apr 20, 2022
Surrey council chambers inside city hall. (File photo)
Surrey council chambers inside City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Who do these Surrey Council Code of Conduct amendments really serve?

It seems designed to protect members of council from public scrutiny heading into election six long months away

  • Apr 13, 2022
Surrey council chambers inside City Hall. (File photo)
File photo: Lauren Collins

OUR VIEW: Surrey parents, learn the signs of gang involvement

The City of Surrey is offering free gang prevention workshops to parents in April through June

  • Apr 6, 2022
File photo: Lauren Collins
Prices at the gas pumps are steep. (Black Press file photo)

OUR VIEW: Province proving it cannot effectively regulate skyrocketing gas prices

Surrey MLA waves white flag but surely government has tool in its box to ease pain at pump

  • Mar 31, 2022
Prices at the gas pumps are steep. (Black Press file photo)
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EDITORIAL: Hey, Surrey, what’s the hurry on South Campbell Heights development?

Any proposal unable to withstand a bit of scrutiny should raise red flags

  • Mar 3, 2022
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A Surrey councillor is calling on the city to empty overflowing trash bins in local parks. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Best unburden the bins, Surrey

People using local parks must also do their part by not trying to chuck more trash into overflowing bins

  • Feb 23, 2022
A Surrey councillor is calling on the city to empty overflowing trash bins in local parks. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Aerial view of Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)

OUR VIEW: Everyone knows Surrey is sexier than Calgary…

Surrey has been ranked Canada’s second sexiest city after Cow Town, but we know better

  • Feb 10, 2022
Aerial view of Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)
A view outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s mayor needs to clear the air

Surrey voters left to their own conclusions after Code of Conduct kerfuffle

  • Feb 2, 2022
A view outside council chambers inside Surrey’s city hall. (File photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Bring hammer down on illegal construction in Surrey

City of Surrey is moving to double fines to $1,000 from $500. It’s a good start

  • Jan 19, 2022
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Hope for Surrey in a time of stress

So what’s got us tossing and turning at night?

  • Jan 12, 2022
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EDITORIAL: The light of hope at Christmas

What we desire most for Christmas is still peace on Earth and goodwill to all

  • Dec 23, 2021
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The Surrey RCMP says damage to public washrooms may be related to social media trend. (RCMP handout)

OUR VIEW: Rash of inane crimes in Surrey is maddening

Clearly, some people have not mastered their reptile brain

  • Dec 8, 2021
The Surrey RCMP says damage to public washrooms may be related to social media trend. (RCMP handout)
Putting prefab walls into place at an affordable housing project. (File photo: Liam Harrap)

OUR VIEW: Surrey city staff tells it like it is

It’s not the job of city staff to be cheerleaders for current civic administration

  • Dec 1, 2021
Putting prefab walls into place at an affordable housing project. (File photo: Liam Harrap)
Surrey emergency responders help a pedestrian crash victim on Scott Road in 2019 (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s Vision Zero on the right road

Surrey has seen a 22 per cent decrease in serious traffic crashes over past three years

  • Nov 24, 2021
Surrey emergency responders help a pedestrian crash victim on Scott Road in 2019 (File photo)
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