Editorials

A view of Surrey City Hall. (File photo Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Secrecy doesn’t serve Surrey well

This is not the stuff of transparency. Rather, it is opaque and anti-democratic

  • Jun 30, 2020
A view of Surrey City Hall. (File photo Tom Zytaruk)
A Go Fund Me campaign has been launched to help a family of seven who lost their home to this fire in Whalley on Tuesday, June 23, which Surrey firefighters tackled at 103rd Avenue and 143rd Street. (Contributed photo: Rick Chapman)

OUR VIEW: After Surrey tragedies, helpers rush in

Strangers helping strangers reminds us none of us are really alone

  • Jun 24, 2020
A Go Fund Me campaign has been launched to help a family of seven who lost their home to this fire in Whalley on Tuesday, June 23, which Surrey firefighters tackled at 103rd Avenue and 143rd Street. (Contributed photo: Rick Chapman)
Equipment police say was stolen from Surrey schools. (Surrey RCMP photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey school break-ins unconscionable

It’s horrible to break into a school at any time, let alone during a pandemic, to steal equipment children need.

  • Jun 17, 2020
Equipment police say was stolen from Surrey schools. (Surrey RCMP photo)
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Outside council chambers, inside Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Someone define respect for Surrey mayor

There needs to be a reckoning over Safe Surrey Coalition twitter post

  • Jun 3, 2020
Outside council chambers, inside Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
A look inside Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Let’s hear why the Safe Surrey Coalition voted as they did

Perhaps they have sound arguments for voting to approve this expenditure right now. Too bad they didn’t bother to express them

  • May 27, 2020
A look inside Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Kindness does wonders for mental health

Who can honestly say this pandemic hasn’t messed with their head? But there are ways to fight the malaise

  • May 20, 2020
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TWU Spartan Daniel Clement rises into the air to reel in a line-out throw during a night game at Sullivan Heights Park Nov. 22, 2019. Bayside rugby director Andy Blackburn ignited some chatter in April when he once again floated the idea to change the structure of the province’s rugby season. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

OPINION: Should BC Rugby change the structure of their season?

Disjointed game schedule adds to player safety issues and participation burnout

TWU Spartan Daniel Clement rises into the air to reel in a line-out throw during a night game at Sullivan Heights Park Nov. 22, 2019. Bayside rugby director Andy Blackburn ignited some chatter in April when he once again floated the idea to change the structure of the province’s rugby season. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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OUR VIEW: Is it really worth the risk to re-open Surrey’s schools so soon?

It’s patently absurd to expect small children to understand, let alone adhere to, social distancing when so many adults have proven themselves incapable of doing the same

  • May 13, 2020
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Screen shot of video showing sign theft from front lawn. (ring.com image)

OUR VIEW: Surrey sign snakes playing dirty pool

Somebody has been stealing Keep the RCMP in Surrey signs from front lawns. Let’s hope these culprits are caught

  • May 6, 2020
Screen shot of video showing sign theft from front lawn. (ring.com image)
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OUR VIEW: We can’t drop our guard now, Surrey

We need to work for it, work hard. Earn it.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Volunteers with Kennedy Seniors Society in a photo entered in Volunteer BC’s photo contest in celebration of National Volunteer Week. (Submitted photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s spirit of volunteerism rises to challenge of pandemic

There’s always someone who can use a helping hand, even if administered virtually or offered from a distance of at least six feet apart

  • Apr 22, 2020
Volunteers with Kennedy Seniors Society in a photo entered in Volunteer BC’s photo contest in celebration of National Volunteer Week. (Submitted photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: No time for childish spats, Surrey council

We’d all like to see some grace under pressure. Now is not the time for such squabbles

  • Apr 15, 2020
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Easter story reflected in front-line workers’ sacrifices during pandemic

Of all great things, the greatest of these is love

  • Apr 8, 2020
Photo: Kathy Burton
OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry

OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry

If public events need to be cancelled, or schools need to be closed, to prevent further spread of this virus, then so be it

  • Mar 12, 2020
OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry
OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital

OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital

Refusing to say if there are any COVID-19 cases in Surrey is not transparency

  • Mar 5, 2020
OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at the Civic Hotel last May. (File photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: It’s time for critics to refocus their energy on Surrey Police Department

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum scored what might be characterized as a check-mate this past Thursday

  • Mar 3, 2020
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at the Civic Hotel last May. (File photo: Amy Reid)
Wally Oppal responding to audience at Surrey Board of Trade event on Wednesday. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey politicians’ absence speaks volumes

Nobody wants their input to be met with silence or indifference

  • Feb 27, 2020
Wally Oppal responding to audience at Surrey Board of Trade event on Wednesday. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey should declare war on illegal dumpers

You can complain to the city about unsightly property by calling 604-591-4370

  • Feb 25, 2020
An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Bring back Surrey’s Public Safety Committee

It’s surely a concept our mayor can readily get behind, and make happen with haste

  • Feb 20, 2020
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Listening is a skill worth mastering

If you cherish good listening, be a good listener. It’s a two-way street

  • Feb 13, 2020
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