Editorials

Fruiticana boss Tony Singh with Surrey Food Bank executive director Feezah Jaffer and donated goods. (submitted photo)

OUR VIEW: Give whatever you can, Surrey, whenever you can

Remember there are always people who are worse off than you are and really need your help

  • Apr 30, 2021
Surrey forest trail, on Surrey Mound. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey should celebrate Earth Day every day, every week

Today – Thursday, April 22 – is Earth Day

  • Apr 22, 2021
Surrey farmland (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Hey Surrey, don’t squash the squashes

Clearly more respect for other peoples’ property and livelihood is in order here

  • Apr 14, 2021
Eliza Olson, speaking at the 2017 Earth Day pilgrimage in the Delta Nature Reserve. (Grace Kennedy photo)

OUR VIEW: We owe much to Eliza Olson, protector of Burns Bog

Her 32-year, four-month stint as president of Burns Bog Conservation Society has come to an end

  • Apr 8, 2021
Eliza Olson, speaking at the 2017 Earth Day pilgrimage in the Delta Nature Reserve. (Grace Kennedy photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to being sworn in by The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

OUR VIEW: It’s awful form to throw young people under the bus

Not all people of this particular age group carry on like they’re living in a beer commercial

  • Mar 30, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to being sworn in by The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Safe Surrey Coalition petition. (Facebook image)

OUR VIEW: Surrey petition pointless because SSC majority voted in favour of project

Why is the SSC staging a petition when its council majority has already made up its mind on the 84th Avenue connector?

  • Mar 24, 2021
Safe Surrey Coalition petition. (Facebook image)
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OUR VIEW: Surrey council pay raise in secret not a good look

As they say, in politics perception is everything

  • Mar 3, 2021
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The Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

OUR VIEW: Great, there’s a new road menace to worry about

Driver who left path of destruction in his wake given shot of Narcan to bring him back, police say

  • Feb 3, 2021
The Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s public hearings are for being heard

Surrey public hearings of late have been devolving into something less than intended

  • Jan 27, 2021
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Surrey Police Service continues to draw from RCMP well

Again, it flies in the face of mayor’s election campaign pitch that Surrey needs a police force whose ranks live in this city

  • Jan 20, 2021
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)
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OUR VIEW: So much for hyper-local Surrey police force

‘We really need to get a police force that is in our communities, live in our communities and stay,’ McCallum told the Now-Leader

  • Jan 14, 2021
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OUR VIEW: Surrey City of Parks mustn’t rest on its laurels

Requiring developers to grow trees and shrubs on flat roofs, like you will see in Vancouver, is an idea whose time has definitely come

  • Jan 6, 2021
Photo by Tom Zytaruk
Harley Chappell is on the left in this photo which appeared on a Facebook tribute page in August of 2018. Facebook photo

OUR VIEW: Chappell cannot stay on Surrey Police Board

The province should have been on top of this matter during its vetting process

  • Dec 16, 2020
Harley Chappell is on the left in this photo which appeared on a Facebook tribute page in August of 2018. Facebook photo
Surrey city council chambers. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Time will tell on what side of history Surrey’s ‘historic’ budget will land

It will only be a matter of time where either the five, or the four, get to say, ‘Told you so’

  • Dec 10, 2020
Surrey city council chambers. (File photo)
Surrey protesters wearing their blue “bubble” suits. (Submitted photo)

OUR VIEW: Shut down strange Surrey protest

Unfortunate neighbourhood under siege for 12 weeks and counting

  • Dec 3, 2020
Surrey protesters wearing their blue “bubble” suits. (Submitted photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: We expect integrity from leaders

Is it too much to ask that conflict related to the city’s business be met on the battleground of fact?

  • Nov 27, 2020
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Surrey fireworks fanatics, be civil

In an ideal world, people don’t selfishly antagonize their neighbours

  • Nov 4, 2020
Photo: twitter@surreyrcmp
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OUR VIEW: Grow up and join the fight against COVID-19 in Surrey

All of us in Surrey need to ask ourselves if we are on the right side of the fight against COVID-19, or are we not

  • Oct 28, 2020
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Surrey provincial court. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Lenient courts aren’t helping

It’s hard to fault the palpable frustration of Metro Vancouver Transit Police

  • Oct 21, 2020
Surrey provincial court. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
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OUR VIEW: No drone MLAs, please

Voters don’t need toadies

  • Oct 7, 2020
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