Editorials

Some drivers didn’t clear off their vehicles after an overnight snowfall Wednesday (Jan. 15). (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Don’t be a dope, sweep that slope

It’s a shame how you can always count on some people to…

  • Jan 15, 2020
Some drivers didn’t clear off their vehicles after an overnight snowfall Wednesday (Jan. 15). (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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OUR VIEW: Speeding, tailgating on slippery streets is foolish

In the time most people work a full-time shift, Surrey recorded 26 traffic crashes

  • Jan 14, 2020
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OUR VIEW: Surrey residents have right to know about rapist in their midst

Victim’s relative shouldn’t be the one to reveal Marpole Rapist is on day parole – it should be police

  • Jan 10, 2020
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Surrey City Hall Council Chambers (Now-Leader file photo)

OUR VIEW: Lots to improve on in Surrey in 2020

We hope 2020 brings clarity of communication and a sharper sense of collaboration between city council members

  • Jan 1, 2020
Surrey City Hall Council Chambers (Now-Leader file photo)
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey policing process hardly ‘world class’

One simple question should have been put to residents: “Do you want the Surrey RCMP to be replaced with a city police force, yes or no?”

  • Dec 27, 2019
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)
OUR VIEW: Surrey pedestrians, please stop jaywalking

OUR VIEW: Surrey pedestrians, please stop jaywalking

In the years 2014 to 2018, there were 2,110 pedestrian-related crashes in Surrey

  • Dec 23, 2019
OUR VIEW: Surrey pedestrians, please stop jaywalking
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey MPs not paid to ‘stay out of it’

Surrey MP Ken Hardie demonstrates capacity for independent thought

  • Dec 12, 2019
An Ideas Box greeted attendees of Surrey’s first public consultation session on the policing transition plan in Cloverdale, held May 23. Those who headed to the pop-up kiosk in Ocean Park Monday, however, found a sign directing them to Guildford. (File photo)
OUR VIEW: New Surrey hospital better late than never

OUR VIEW: New Surrey hospital better late than never

Premier John Horgan indicated Monday that shovels could be in the ground by 2021

  • Dec 10, 2019
OUR VIEW: New Surrey hospital better late than never
Safe Surrey councillors Laurie Guerra and Doug Elford. (Now-Leader file photos)

OUR VIEW: Safe Surrey councillors’ silence at budget meetings was shameful

Their excuse for biting tongues when asked to defend position suggests lack of backbone

  • Dec 5, 2019
Safe Surrey councillors Laurie Guerra and Doug Elford. (Now-Leader file photos)
Widow Darlene Bennett delivers a powerful delegation to Surrey council during a finance committee budget meeting on Dec. 2, saying the planned policing transition is a waste of taxpayer money and ‘quite frankly a slap in the face to the victims left behind.’ (Photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Surrey public’s budget input seems wasted

Did council demonstrate the wisdom of Solomon, or just waste a lot of concerned citizens’ time on Monday?

  • Dec 3, 2019
Widow Darlene Bennett delivers a powerful delegation to Surrey council during a finance committee budget meeting on Dec. 2, saying the planned policing transition is a waste of taxpayer money and ‘quite frankly a slap in the face to the victims left behind.’ (Photo: Amy Reid)
Lisa Werring, Surrey Christmas Bureau executive director, at the bureau’s location at the former Stardust skating rink in Whalley. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Be giving this Christmas, Surrey

The cold need warmth, the hungry food, the sick healing, the depressed uplifting, the lonely and grieving comfort.

  • Nov 28, 2019
Lisa Werring, Surrey Christmas Bureau executive director, at the bureau’s location at the former Stardust skating rink in Whalley. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Canada’s House of Commons. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Trudeau’s lost opportunity in Surrey – again

Cabinet has five MPs from the West while Ontario gets 17, Quebec gets 11, and Atlantic provinces, four

  • Nov 21, 2019
Canada’s House of Commons. (File photo)
Surrey Community Leaders with their awards. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey community leaders deserve honour

Twenty fine local residents celebrated not for what they’re able to do, but what they have done for others

  • Nov 14, 2019
Surrey Community Leaders with their awards. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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OUR VIEW: Surrey council’s RV ban is Dickensian

It’s akin to removing a dandelion with a backhoe

  • Nov 7, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Honour Surrey’s veterans, but remember your duty too

Voting, and safeguarding free speech, freedom of mobility, the right to free association and public assembly number among them

  • Nov 5, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Boo, Surrey, to Bomb-tober

Hours of fireworks blasting away in Surrey during Diwali and Halloween has left many residents with short fuses

  • Oct 28, 2019
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OUR VIEW: Foreigners need to butt out of our elections

Canadians don’t need outsiders to tell us who to vote for

  • Oct 23, 2019
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Surrey councillor Mandeep Nagra, left, wants to make it easier for private liquor stores to set up shop in Surrey. What do you think? Email us at edit@surreynowleader.com. (File photos)

OUR VIEW: Surrey councillor’s liquor store pitch is pathetic

On a council that says no to cannabis shops and ride-hailing, Nagra thinks we need more booze stores

  • Oct 16, 2019
Surrey councillor Mandeep Nagra, left, wants to make it easier for private liquor stores to set up shop in Surrey. What do you think? Email us at edit@surreynowleader.com. (File photos)
Second from left is Surrey RCMP’s Officer in Charge Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald. (Photo: Twitter@SurreyRCMP)

OUR VIEW: Surrey RCMP winners stir pride at Police Officer of the Year awards

It’s been a tumultuous time for local Mounties, but recent city politics hasn’t diluted their commitment

  • Oct 11, 2019
Second from left is Surrey RCMP’s Officer in Charge Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald. (Photo: Twitter@SurreyRCMP)
OUR VIEW: You’re there to vote, not selfie

OUR VIEW: You’re there to vote, not selfie

In fact, taking a selfie while you’re voting is illegal under the Canada Elections Act

  • Oct 9, 2019
OUR VIEW: You’re there to vote, not selfie