Editorials

A man is rescued from White Rock’s iconic pier after a windstorm last Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)

EDITORIAL: Re-stirring affection for White Rock’s iconic pier

It seems likely White Rock will not give up its landmark structure – at least, not without a fight

  • Dec 24, 2018
A man is rescued from White Rock’s iconic pier after a windstorm last Thursday. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey mayor’s mixed messages concerning

McCallum came out swinging on major issues during his campaign, but lately he appears to be boxing himself into a corner

  • Dec 24, 2018
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
EDITORIAL: Dogged by debate

EDITORIAL: Dogged by debate

Perhaps the pendulum has swung on this favourite topic of letter writers one final time

  • Dec 19, 2018
EDITORIAL: Dogged by debate
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Councillor Doug Elford talks to reporters after voting for the controversial draft budget at Surrey City Hall Monday night. (Photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Elford’s support of budget surprising, considering his history in Surrey

The Doug Elford we knew as an advocate would have opposed budget that doesn’t hire more officers

  • Dec 18, 2018
Councillor Doug Elford talks to reporters after voting for the controversial draft budget at Surrey City Hall Monday night. (Photo: Amy Reid)
During the election campaign, Doug McCallum stated, with a certain amount of pride, that he answered all of his phone calls. But since being elected, his evasiveness has proven otherwise. (Now-Leader file photo)

OUR VIEW: Mayor McCallum, Surrey needs you to pick up your phone

Make no mistake, readers, when McCallum ducks reporters, he is ducking you

  • Dec 13, 2018
During the election campaign, Doug McCallum stated, with a certain amount of pride, that he answered all of his phone calls. But since being elected, his evasiveness has proven otherwise. (Now-Leader file photo)
OUR VIEW: Speak up about Surrey’s draft budget

OUR VIEW: Speak up about Surrey’s draft budget

Some might liken it more to a windstorm

  • Dec 4, 2018
OUR VIEW: Speak up about Surrey’s draft budget
OUR VIEW: Surrey debt discrepancy troubling

OUR VIEW: Surrey debt discrepancy troubling

Doug McCallum either tried to pull a fast one or can’t read a financial statement

  • Nov 29, 2018
OUR VIEW: Surrey debt discrepancy troubling
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Surrey mayor’s ‘shaken to the core’ over city debt, but we’re not

Just about any time of pendular change in ideology following an election, shock is sure to follow

  • Nov 27, 2018
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)
A group calling themselves Anti-Police Power Surrey marched along 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard Saturday, Nov. 24. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Anti-Police Power Surrey argument is puerile

When the burglar, the robber, or worse comes calling, what are you going to do? Wave a placard?

  • Nov 27, 2018
A group calling themselves Anti-Police Power Surrey marched along 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard Saturday, Nov. 24. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
When it comes to how Surrey’s new city council will pay for their policing plans, it’s unfortunately a wait-and-see situation, as council hasn’t yet hammered out the budget. (Now-Leader file photo)

OUR VIEW: Show us the money, Surrey council

McCallum and Safe Surrey Coalition have set a banquet of big plans. Let’s have a peek at the recipe.

  • Nov 22, 2018
When it comes to how Surrey’s new city council will pay for their policing plans, it’s unfortunately a wait-and-see situation, as council hasn’t yet hammered out the budget. (Now-Leader file photo)
OUR VIEW: Fraser Health should park the Surrey Memorial Hospital parking fees

OUR VIEW: Fraser Health should park the Surrey Memorial Hospital parking fees

On Monday, city council approved free parking, for two hours at a time, on the streets around SMH

  • Nov 20, 2018
OUR VIEW: Fraser Health should park the Surrey Memorial Hospital parking fees
OUR VIEW: Surrey’s unsung heroes inspire

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s unsung heroes inspire

The Now-Leader was proud to celebrate some deserving unsung heroes in this city on Wednesday night

  • Nov 15, 2018
OUR VIEW: Surrey’s unsung heroes inspire
Homicide detectives investigate fatal shooting in the 14200-block of 70A Avenue in Newton early Friday morning. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

OUR VIEW: Stop politicizing homicides

If not out of respect for the dead, at least out of respect for the living

  • Nov 14, 2018
Homicide detectives investigate fatal shooting in the 14200-block of 70A Avenue in Newton early Friday morning. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Knight Gerald Gaudet was busy selling poppies at Central City Shopping Centre on Nov. 7. The 96-year-old Second World War veteran was part of the push to have Nov. 11 recognized as Remembrance Day, decades ago. (Photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: We salute our heroes

And not only on Remembrance Day

  • Nov 9, 2018
Knight Gerald Gaudet was busy selling poppies at Central City Shopping Centre on Nov. 7. The 96-year-old Second World War veteran was part of the push to have Nov. 11 recognized as Remembrance Day, decades ago. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Surrey’s new city council was sworn in Monday night. (Photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: New Surrey council wastes no time

The proof, as they say, will be in the pudding

  • Nov 6, 2018
Surrey’s new city council was sworn in Monday night. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Janice Churchill Elementary school students in Surrey counting ballots during their mock election. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey school pupils mirror real deal in mock election

They got a first-hand look at inner workings of democracy, and some timeless aspects of human nature

  • Nov 1, 2018
Janice Churchill Elementary school students in Surrey counting ballots during their mock election. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
(Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne)

OUR VIEW: Be a wise Halloween owl, not a dodo

Safety is always the smart way to go

  • Oct 31, 2018
(Editorial cartoon by Patrick LaMontagne)
OUR VIEW: Nearly 70 per cent of Surrey’s eligible voters didn’t care

OUR VIEW: Nearly 70 per cent of Surrey’s eligible voters didn’t care

A 32.5 per cent voting turnout is not Surrey at its finest. It’s a flunk grade. Dunce cap stuff

  • Oct 26, 2018
OUR VIEW: Nearly 70 per cent of Surrey’s eligible voters didn’t care
Peace dove. (Wikipedia image)

OUR VIEW: Build bridges over Surrey election divides

Surrey voters have set the course for at least the next four years. It is what it is

  • Oct 23, 2018
Peace dove. (Wikipedia image)
OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!

OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!

Alas, the shame you will feel, for shirking your civic duty, for letting others carry your weight

  • Oct 20, 2018
OUR VIEW: Don’t be accurs’d, Surrey – get out and vote!