Letters

Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
TEASER PHOTO / George Galicz with Igor the eagle at Surrey Zoo in November 1969. Galicz and his birds of prey appeared in sports shows across North America, on television and as special attractions at many large show and events. (Photo courtesy Surrey Archives)

LETTER: Surrey Zoo owner was one of a kind

Readers remember George Galicz’s work with animals

  • Jan 16, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Surrey RCMP staff deserve better

Reader says she is embarrassed by residents standing by Doug McCallum

  • Jan 15, 2021
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 file photo, people walk with their luggage through a deserted check-in hall at the airport in Munich, Germany as Germany continues its second lockdown to avoid the further outspread of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the U.S. government said it will require airline passengers entering the country to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flights. It will take effect Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

LETTER: Column on COVID-travelling hypocrisy was enlightening

Reader says Beau Simpson’s column put the issue in the correct context

  • Jan 14, 2021
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 file photo, people walk with their luggage through a deserted check-in hall at the airport in Munich, Germany as Germany continues its second lockdown to avoid the further outspread of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the U.S. government said it will require airline passengers entering the country to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flights. It will take effect Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
(File photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: City of Surrey must pay more attention to its parks and waterways

Reader says she was very surprised to learn that council was concerned about the environment

  • Jan 8, 2021
(File photo: Lauren Collins)
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Victoria police issued tickets to two Victoria party hosts Saturday night, according to VicPD Chief Del Manak. (Unsplash)

LETTER: Writer would report ‘super spreader’ gathering without hesitation

In response to a recent Black Press Media online poll

  • Jan 7, 2021
Victoria police issued tickets to two Victoria party hosts Saturday night, according to VicPD Chief Del Manak. (Unsplash)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

LETTER: Hang onto your wallets

Reader asks when is a tax not a tax, but a levy?

  • Jan 2, 2021
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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LETTER: Quick fix for communication crisis

The more we can do to ease burden on overworked health care providers, the better

  • Jan 1, 2021
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Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum poses with an example of a Surrey Police cruiser after his State of the City Address at Civic Hotel on May 7. (Photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Tell us the actual cost of the Surrey Police Service

Reader says more communication needed

  • Dec 31, 2020
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum poses with an example of a Surrey Police cruiser after his State of the City Address at Civic Hotel on May 7. (Photo: Amy Reid)
A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

LETTER: B.C. teachers’ human rights are being violated

Reader says teachers are dealing with mental, physical harm during pandemic

  • Dec 30, 2020
A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on September 2, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
(File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: McCallum must go

Reader says Surrey mayor is so out of touch with what residents need

  • Dec 28, 2020
(File photo: Amy Reid)
RCMP in Surrey in December 2020. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: A simple thank-you

In response to the column written by editor Beau Simpson

  • Dec 27, 2020
RCMP in Surrey in December 2020. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey homicide victim Carlos Palafox. (IHIT photo)

LETTER: End the double standards

Reader says it’s upsetting the way journalists stigmatize homeless people

  • Dec 26, 2020
Surrey homicide victim Carlos Palafox. (IHIT photo)
Harley Chappell is on the left in this photo which appeared on a Facebook tribute page in August of 2018. Facebook photo

LETTER: Remove Chappell from Surrey Police Board now

Reader asks premier, public safety minister to remove Harley Chappell from board

  • Dec 25, 2020
Harley Chappell is on the left in this photo which appeared on a Facebook tribute page in August of 2018. Facebook photo
If you knew your neighbours were hosting a gathering of people from outside their immediate household, in contravention of B.C.’s current COVID-19 guidelines, would you report them to the authorities? (Unsplash photo)

LETTER: Gatherings need not be banned

Reader says latest rules are having serious unintended consequences

  • Dec 24, 2020
If you knew your neighbours were hosting a gathering of people from outside their immediate household, in contravention of B.C.’s current COVID-19 guidelines, would you report them to the authorities? (Unsplash photo)
A church member prays during a Good Friday service at St. Ambrose Cathedral, Friday, April 10, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

LETTER: Questions about faith

Reader asks what might be the result of charges, instead of fines

  • Dec 21, 2020
A church member prays during a Good Friday service at St. Ambrose Cathedral, Friday, April 10, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
A tongue-in-cheek message about wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 on a sign outside a church near Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

LETTER: Seize this opportunity

Reader says you will come out of this COVID interruption a better human being

  • Dec 20, 2020
A tongue-in-cheek message about wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 on a sign outside a church near Royal Columbia Hospital, in New Westminster, B.C., on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Fitness Studio at the Comox Recreation Centre opens June 24, weekdays 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with pre-registered admissions. (Pixabay)

LETTER: COVID-19 mixed-messaging is awful

Reader says the rules confuse them

  • Dec 19, 2020
The Fitness Studio at the Comox Recreation Centre opens June 24, weekdays 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with pre-registered admissions. (Pixabay)
Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell addresses the Metro Vancouver board at 2018 public hearing. (Tracy Holmes photo)

LETTER: Remove Chappell from Surrey Police Board now

Reader says board should be disbanded because there is no transparency

  • Dec 18, 2020
Semiahmoo First Nation Chief Harley Chappell addresses the Metro Vancouver board at 2018 public hearing. (Tracy Holmes photo)