Editorials

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)
Darlene Bennett holds a piece of paper showing how many eligible Surrey voters signed the Surrey Police Vote petition. (Aaron Hinks photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey cop referendum pressure now on NDP MLAs

‘The petitioners have placed their trust in Cabinet to do the right thing, and they must not be betrayed,’ Bob Bose says

  • Nov 17, 2021
Darlene Bennett holds a piece of paper showing how many eligible Surrey voters signed the Surrey Police Vote petition. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Artist’s rendering of what UBC’s project in Surrey may look like. (Image: UBC)

OUR VIEW: UBC project great news for Surrey

UBC purchasing $70 million worth of prime Surrey real estate

  • Nov 3, 2021
Artist’s rendering of what UBC’s project in Surrey may look like. (Image: UBC)
(Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

OUR VIEW: Respect your neighbours, Surrey

Blowing up one firework, after another, after another, after another from dusk and dawn is not what good neighbours are made of

  • Oct 29, 2021
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Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey must grow properly, with balance

Balance needs to be struck between land development and livability

  • Oct 21, 2021
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
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OUR VIEW: Give B.C. teachers a mandate when they ask for it

Victoria squandered a perfect opportunity to show leadership when it delegated vax mandate to school boards

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Scottsdale Lanes Ltd., at 12033 84 Ave. in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: No way Nagra can vote now on Surrey road project

Progress on the 84 Avenue Bear Creek road project has been fuelled to date by a 5-4 Safe Surrey Coalition majority vote on council.

  • Oct 6, 2021
Scottsdale Lanes Ltd., at 12033 84 Ave. in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
It is important that the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation serves as an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to honour the survivors and recognize the impact of residential schools from their own perspectives.

OUR VIEW: National Day of Truth and Reconciliation should build unity, promote healing

There is no better time for the day to be marked than now…

  • Sep 30, 2021
It is important that the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation serves as an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to honour the survivors and recognize the impact of residential schools from their own perspectives.
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