Editorials

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OUR VIEW: Be a Surrey blood donation ‘Long weekend hero’

You can book an appointment now on blood.ca, using the GiveBlood app or by calling 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

  • Jul 27, 2022
A view of Surrey city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s vital farmland rightly acknowledged

Council passed a motion Monday it can be proud of

  • Jul 13, 2022
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum takes to the stage in Cloverdale during Canada Day, with other dignitaries including MP Sukh Dhaliwal (stage left) and Mounties in red serge (stage right). (Photo: City of Surrey)

OUR VIEW: No excuse for city’s snubs at Surrey Canada Day event

Giving Mounties cold shoulder on Canada Day like barring hockey from ice arenas and maple syrup from breakfast tables

  • Jul 6, 2022
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 council chambers at city hall. (File photo)
Surrey city council’s May 30 meeting did a figurative crash-and-burn out of the gate as Mayor Doug McCallum called for a recess after being heckled by the audience in chambers. (Twitter: Jack Hundial)

OUR VIEW: Respect must be restored inside Surrey’s City Hall

In council chambers, business should always be conducted with respect, dignity and professionalism

  • Jun 3, 2022
Surrey city council’s May 30 meeting did a figurative crash-and-burn out of the gate as Mayor Doug McCallum called for a recess after being heckled by the audience in chambers. (Twitter: Jack Hundial)
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
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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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
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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
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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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OUR VIEW: City’s two-pool plan in Newton leaves City Centre high and dry

New pool should be built at expanded Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre

  • Mar 23, 2022
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Samantha Masyk gases up in Alberta, where the provincial government is cutting gas taxes to offset rising prices at the pump. (Photo: Paul Cowley/Black Press Media)

OUR VIEW: Province of B.C. must act now to ease our pain at pump

Provincial government should follow Alberta’s lead and offer residents some tax relief

  • Mar 16, 2022
Samantha Masyk gases up in Alberta, where the provincial government is cutting gas taxes to offset rising prices at the pump. (Photo: Paul Cowley/Black Press Media)
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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)