Letters

The proposed development has a 35-storey high-rise building, featuring 268 apartments, 16 ground-level townhomes and commercial space, along with an additional 10 townhomes bordering 119A Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)

LETTER: Highrise goes against Delta’s area plan

Proposed project at Scott Road and 75A Avenue has Streemkeeper Deborah Jones worried

  • Oct 6, 2017
The proposed development has a 35-storey high-rise building, featuring 268 apartments, 16 ground-level townhomes and commercial space, along with an additional 10 townhomes bordering 119A Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)
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: Was a clearcut necessary?

A reader bemoans the loss of trees at the site of the new housing development at 112th and 72nd

  • Sep 23, 2017
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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)
Nick Parker stands next to the banana plant in his North Delta garden in 1999. The “tree” is in bloom, with stalks of bananas growing. (Photo submitted by Nick Parker)

LETTERS: Bananas and bele at home south of the Fraser

Readers share some of their own experiences growing exotic foods in the region

Nick Parker stands next to the banana plant in his North Delta garden in 1999. The “tree” is in bloom, with stalks of bananas growing. (Photo submitted by Nick Parker)
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)
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.
(File photo)

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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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.
North Delta's Huff Corridor.

LETTER: Don’t punish all dog owners for the mistakes of a few

Patrick and Nancy Demwell think dogs (and their owners) are part of what makes North Delta's Huff Corridor special.

  • Mar 29, 2017
North Delta's Huff Corridor.
A scale model of the proposed bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel site in the lobby at the Delta Municipal Hall.

LETTER: Bridge to replace Massey Tunnel not a done deal

Rick Millikan holds out hope that politicians will come around to the idea of replacing the George Massey Tunnel with two new tunnels.

  • Mar 17, 2017
A scale model of the proposed bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel site in the lobby at the Delta Municipal Hall.
The layout for the forthcoming interchange at the intersection of Hwy. 91 and 72nd Ave.

LETTER: Money spent on Delta highways should be used to restore Burns Bog

Don DeMille argues there's more value in restoring the bog than there is shaving a few minutes of people's commutes.

  • Mar 17, 2017
The layout for the forthcoming interchange at the intersection of Hwy. 91 and 72nd Ave.