Editorials

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OUR VIEW: Cheers to moderation, Surrey

Canada’s latest guide on alcohol and health suggests more than 6 alcoholic beverages per week puts health at risk

  • Jan 18, 2023
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OUR VIEW: Let’s rise above the challenges of a new year

It is times like these to extend a helping hand to the downtrodden

  • Jan 1, 2023
From everyone at the ‘Surrey Now-Leader,’ we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. (Photo: Anna Burns)

OUR VIEW: Merry Christmas, Surrey!

Let’s spread some holiday cheer and agape love throughout our communities

  • Dec 24, 2022
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on April 11, 2022. British Columbia is introducing a two-tiered heat alert and response system to help people and communities stay safe this summer when temperatures rise. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

OUR VIEW: Farnworth, consistency, and Surrey’s policing furor

Have B.C.’s Public Safety Minister and the NDP painted themselves into a corner?

  • Dec 14, 2022
B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth speaks during a news conference in Vancouver on April 11, 2022. British Columbia is introducing a two-tiered heat alert and response system to help people and communities stay safe this summer when temperatures rise. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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OUR VIEW: Living wages are a must

Average workers need pay increases to help offset inflation

  • Dec 7, 2022
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OUR VIEW: New medical school at SFU Surrey should be just the beginning

Government must step up its game to fix province’s faltering health-care system

  • Dec 1, 2022
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Surrey mayor-elect Brenda Locke and Surrey Police Service Chief Constable Norm Lipinski. (File photos)

OUR VIEW: So much for local control of Surrey policing

City council and the Surrey Police Board need telescopes to see eye to eye

  • Nov 17, 2022
Surrey mayor-elect Brenda Locke and Surrey Police Service Chief Constable Norm Lipinski. (File photos)
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OUR VIEW: The high cost of war must never be forgotten

Today, we remember Canadians who sacrificed for their country and honour those still serving

  • Nov 11, 2022
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Surrey City Hall. (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)

OUR VIEW: Now it’s up to you, Surrey

It’s up to you, and people like you, to build the best council and school board available to you

  • Oct 14, 2022
Surrey City Hall. (Photo by Anna Burns/Surrey Now-Leader)
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OUR VIEW: Wise Surrey owls pay attention to policy prior to voting

Big projects, if they ever do come to fruition, are not freebies

  • Sep 21, 2022
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Surrey council chambers in city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Whale of a story for Surrey council, KTRIS

Safe Surrey Coalition majority refused to apologize to seven KTRIS members for barring them from participating in council meetings last year

  • Aug 10, 2022
Surrey council chambers in city hall. (File photo)
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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
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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
A view of Surrey city hall. (File photo)
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 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)
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)