Editorials

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
File photo: Lauren Collins
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)
(File photo: Black Press Media/Grace Kennedy)

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
(File photo: Black Press Media/Grace Kennedy)
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)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Bring hammer down on illegal construction in Surrey

City of Surrey is moving to double fines to $1,000 from $500. It’s a good start

  • Jan 19, 2022
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Hope for Surrey in a time of stress

So what’s got us tossing and turning at night?

  • Jan 12, 2022
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Outside Surrey council chambers, in city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: In Surrey, the power is in our hands to make 2022 a banner year

There’s so much we can do better this year – if we take it upon ourselves

  • Dec 31, 2021
Outside Surrey council chambers, in city hall. (File photo)
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EDITORIAL: The light of hope at Christmas

What we desire most for Christmas is still peace on Earth and goodwill to all

  • Dec 23, 2021
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Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum has been charged with public mischief. His legal fees will be covered by taxpayers. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey taxpayers’ outrage at being on hook for McCallum’s high-priced lawyer is understandable

But remember, even though brouhaha happened outside grocery store, being mayor is a 24-7 gig

  • Dec 15, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum has been charged with public mischief. His legal fees will be covered by taxpayers. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The Surrey RCMP says damage to public washrooms may be related to social media trend. (RCMP handout)

OUR VIEW: Rash of inane crimes in Surrey is maddening

Clearly, some people have not mastered their reptile brain

  • Dec 8, 2021
The Surrey RCMP says damage to public washrooms may be related to social media trend. (RCMP handout)
Putting prefab walls into place at an affordable housing project. (File photo: Liam Harrap)

OUR VIEW: Surrey city staff tells it like it is

It’s not the job of city staff to be cheerleaders for current civic administration

  • Dec 1, 2021
Putting prefab walls into place at an affordable housing project. (File photo: Liam Harrap)
Surrey emergency responders help a pedestrian crash victim on Scott Road in 2019 (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s Vision Zero on the right road

Surrey has seen a 22 per cent decrease in serious traffic crashes over past three years

  • Nov 24, 2021
Surrey emergency responders help a pedestrian crash victim on Scott Road in 2019 (File photo)
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