Letters

North Delta Secondary’s track often floods in the rain. (Grace Kennedy photo)

LETTER: Track upgrades a four-way conversation

Delta School Board chair Laura Dixon provides update on upgrades to Delta track facilities

  • Dec 15, 2017
North Delta Secondary’s track often floods in the rain. (Grace Kennedy photo)
North Delta Secondary teacher Gary Sandhu stands on the track outside the school. On rainy days like this one, he says the track is unusable because of poor drainage. (Grace Kennedy photo)                                 North Delta Secondary teacher Gary Sandhu stands on the track outside the school. On rainy days like this one, he says the track is unusable because of poor drainage. (Grace Kennedy photo)

LETTER: Track upgrade is a matter of political will

North Delta teacher and coach Gary Sandhu takes issue with Mayor Jackson’s letter re: track upgrades

  • Dec 15, 2017
North Delta Secondary teacher Gary Sandhu stands on the track outside the school. On rainy days like this one, he says the track is unusable because of poor drainage. (Grace Kennedy photo)                                 North Delta Secondary teacher Gary Sandhu stands on the track outside the school. On rainy days like this one, he says the track is unusable because of poor drainage. (Grace Kennedy 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)
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A model at the first public information session about the proposed Scott Road highrise featured a 35-storey residential building, commercial space and townhouse units, with an underground parking area. The updated application includes an access lane to Scott Road, as well as 119A Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)                                A model at the first public information session about the proposed Scott Road highrise featured a 35-storey residential building, commercial space and townhouse units, with an underground parking area. The updated application includes an access lane to Scott Road, as well as 119A Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)

LETTER: Proposed North Delta highrise not right for community

Proposal “is not just a small variance from the approved area plan, but a significant departure.”

  • Dec 8, 2017
A model at the first public information session about the proposed Scott Road highrise featured a 35-storey residential building, commercial space and townhouse units, with an underground parking area. The updated application includes an access lane to Scott Road, as well as 119A Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)                                A model at the first public information session about the proposed Scott Road highrise featured a 35-storey residential building, commercial space and townhouse units, with an underground parking area. The updated application includes an access lane to Scott Road, as well as 119A Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)
North Delta Secondary’s track often floods in the rain. (Grace Kennedy photo)

LETTER: Tracks upgrade up to Delta School District

Mayor Lois Jackson writes to clarify that school track upgrades are outside of City’s jurisdiction

  • Dec 8, 2017
North Delta Secondary’s track often floods in the rain. (Grace Kennedy photo)
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)
Widely known as White Ribbon Day, Dec. 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. (Screenshot)

COLUMN: Violence against women concerns everyone

CFUW North Delta/Surrey calls for raised awareness and steps to end violence against women and girls

  • Dec 7, 2017
Widely known as White Ribbon Day, Dec. 6 marks the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. (Screenshot)
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)
(Antoine Taveneaux/Wikimedia Commons photo)

LETTER: New niqab ban not so Canadian

Delta Imam Tariq Azeem says Quebec’s new law is “not very Canadian”

  • Oct 28, 2017
(Antoine Taveneaux/Wikimedia Commons photo)
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.
(Black Press file photo)

LETTER: Metro Vancouver mayors should care about Massey Tunnel replacement

Bob Orrick of Ladner questions why mayors seem to prioritize replacing the Pattullo Bridge

  • Oct 27, 2017
(Black Press file photo)
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)