Editorials

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OUR VIEW: Is it really worth the risk to re-open Surrey’s schools so soon?

It’s patently absurd to expect small children to understand, let alone adhere to, social distancing when so many adults have proven themselves incapable of doing the same

  • May 13, 2020
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Screen shot of video showing sign theft from front lawn. (ring.com image)

OUR VIEW: Surrey sign snakes playing dirty pool

Somebody has been stealing Keep the RCMP in Surrey signs from front lawns. Let’s hope these culprits are caught

  • May 6, 2020
Screen shot of video showing sign theft from front lawn. (ring.com image)
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OUR VIEW: We can’t drop our guard now, Surrey

We need to work for it, work hard. Earn it.

  • Apr 29, 2020
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Volunteers with Kennedy Seniors Society in a photo entered in Volunteer BC’s photo contest in celebration of National Volunteer Week. (Submitted photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s spirit of volunteerism rises to challenge of pandemic

There’s always someone who can use a helping hand, even if administered virtually or offered from a distance of at least six feet apart

  • Apr 22, 2020
Volunteers with Kennedy Seniors Society in a photo entered in Volunteer BC’s photo contest in celebration of National Volunteer Week. (Submitted photo)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: No time for childish spats, Surrey council

We’d all like to see some grace under pressure. Now is not the time for such squabbles

  • Apr 15, 2020
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Photo: Kathy Burton

OUR VIEW: Easter story reflected in front-line workers’ sacrifices during pandemic

Of all great things, the greatest of these is love

  • Apr 8, 2020
Photo: Kathy Burton
Surrey councillors, from left, Laurie Guerra, Mandeep Nagra and Allison Patton. (Now-Leader file photos)

OUR VIEW: Surrey councillors must lead by example during COVID-19 pandemic

Surrey’s ironically named Safe Surrey Coalition is taking it on the chin this week

  • Mar 18, 2020
Surrey councillors, from left, Laurie Guerra, Mandeep Nagra and Allison Patton. (Now-Leader file photos)
OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry

OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry

If public events need to be cancelled, or schools need to be closed, to prevent further spread of this virus, then so be it

  • Mar 12, 2020
OUR VIEW: With response to COVID-19, better to be safe than sorry
OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital

OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital

Refusing to say if there are any COVID-19 cases in Surrey is not transparency

  • Mar 5, 2020
OUR VIEW: Virus transparency is vital
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at the Civic Hotel last May. (File photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: It’s time for critics to refocus their energy on Surrey Police Department

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum scored what might be characterized as a check-mate this past Thursday

  • Mar 3, 2020
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at the Civic Hotel last May. (File photo: Amy Reid)
Wally Oppal responding to audience at Surrey Board of Trade event on Wednesday. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Surrey politicians’ absence speaks volumes

Nobody wants their input to be met with silence or indifference

  • Feb 27, 2020
Wally Oppal responding to audience at Surrey Board of Trade event on Wednesday. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey should declare war on illegal dumpers

You can complain to the city about unsightly property by calling 604-591-4370

  • Feb 25, 2020
An example of illegal dumping in Surrey. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Bring back Surrey’s Public Safety Committee

It’s surely a concept our mayor can readily get behind, and make happen with haste

  • Feb 20, 2020
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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OUR VIEW: Listening is a skill worth mastering

If you cherish good listening, be a good listener. It’s a two-way street

  • Feb 13, 2020
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OUR VIEW: Move on? Not quite yet, Doug

OUR VIEW: Move on? Not quite yet, Doug

How much tax money did Surrey’s fight with Uber gobble up?

  • Feb 12, 2020
OUR VIEW: Move on? Not quite yet, Doug
The Rona in Newton is a recent addition to the growing list of retail store closures in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Shopping at Surrey’s stores can help save jobs

When you support your local stores, you support local jobs

  • Feb 4, 2020
The Rona in Newton is a recent addition to the growing list of retail store closures in Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
OUR VIEW: Where was Surrey’s bylaw enforcement zeal during Diwali and Halloween?
OUR VIEW: Where was Surrey’s bylaw enforcement zeal during Diwali and Halloween?
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum says residents don’t want ride-hailing – he knows this because he’s been out talking to people in the community. Which community is that, we ask? (Now-Leader and Flikr photos)

OUR VIEW: McCallum’s futile crusade against Uber is embarrassing for Surrey

Mayor’s claim that majority of residents don’t want ride-hailing is simply laughable

  • Jan 28, 2020
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum says residents don’t want ride-hailing – he knows this because he’s been out talking to people in the community. Which community is that, we ask? (Now-Leader and Flikr photos)
Almost 700 teenagers played in 87 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic games this past week. (Photo: Garrett James)

OUR VIEW: Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic is a keeper

What will become of it once a city police force replaces the RCMP in Surrey?

  • Jan 21, 2020
Almost 700 teenagers played in 87 Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic games this past week. (Photo: Garrett James)
Editorial: Doing nothing the most foolish failure of all

Editorial: Doing nothing the most foolish failure of all

White Rock council to be commended for any action on climate change

Editorial: Doing nothing the most foolish failure of all