Letters

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Screenshot from Sebastian Sajda YouTube video)

LETTER: Surrey’s mayor has let his fellow seniors down with ridiculous tax hikes

We were once happy we had a fellow senior in mayor’s chair but 2021 property tax notice changed that

  • Jul 8, 2021
Ian MacDonald, spokesman for Surrey Police Service. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: Exactly whose voices will be heard during Surrey’s policing consultation?

Residents undertstandably skeptical of process, given mess that has transpired so far

  • Jul 8, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Screen shot from State of City Address)

LETTER: Policing petition will finally give Surrey residents a voice on transition

A voice is something we aren’t used to having with Doug McCallum in mayor’s seat

  • Jun 29, 2021
Instead of spending millions to extend 84th Avenue through the south portion of Bear Creek Park, one reader argues, city council should be actively trying to preserve the park for future generations. (Photo submitted by John Burgess)

LETTER: City of Surrey’s plan to extend 84th Avenue is wildcat scheme

McCallum’s project will destroy portion of Bear Creek Park, our city’s natural jewel

  • Jun 23, 2021
Instead of spending millions to extend 84th Avenue through the south portion of Bear Creek Park, one reader argues, city council should be actively trying to preserve the park for future generations. (Photo submitted by John Burgess)
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LETTERS: Have patience as we all do the best we can

Stop and take a breath before getting upset over others’ actions

  • Apr 29, 2021
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LETTERS: Current council cannot undo highrise development

Buildings under construction were a done deal years ago

  • Apr 29, 2021
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LETTER: Surrey’s policing farce has become a real spectacle

City has many needs that should have taken priority over mess of transition

  • Apr 28, 2021
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How could a rational person look at Surrey’s policing transition and say this is a good plan and idea for the city, one reader asks. (File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Surrey Police will clearly take anyone just to fill a chair

Long list of bad decisions results in complete lack of confidence in board

  • Apr 16, 2021
How could a rational person look at Surrey’s policing transition and say this is a good plan and idea for the city, one reader asks. (File photo: Amy Reid)
One reader says hiring an inspector who just received a 90-day impaired driving suspenion causes many to lose confidence in the City of Surrey, the Surrey Police Board and the transition to a new police force. (File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: It’s astonishing that Surrey Police hired inspector busted for driving impaired

It causes many to lose confidence in Surrey Police Board and transition to new force, reader argues

  • Apr 15, 2021
One reader says hiring an inspector who just received a 90-day impaired driving suspenion causes many to lose confidence in the City of Surrey, the Surrey Police Board and the transition to a new police force. (File photo: Amy Reid)
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LETTERS: Someone could be killed on South Surrey ‘raceway’

Dangerous stretch of road being ignored, writes resident

  • Apr 8, 2021
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The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason, left, and the Right Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, bow to an empty sanctuary as they begin a live streamed Easter service at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Sunday on in Seattle. Christians around the world are celebrating Easter at a distance, with many churches closed and family gatherings canceled amid wide-ranging shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)

LETTER: Churches that held indoor services should heed Paul

Some churches still held indoor services for Easter

The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason, left, and the Right Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, bow to an empty sanctuary as they begin a live streamed Easter service at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Sunday on in Seattle. Christians around the world are celebrating Easter at a distance, with many churches closed and family gatherings canceled amid wide-ranging shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)
Dozens of tractors rode down 104th Avenue in Whalley Saturday afternoon (March 13, 2021) as part of one of the ‘Basmodi Wave’ events happening across the Lower Mainland for the next several weeks to continue to draw attention to the farmers protests in India. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: Guest column on India’s farm bills was informative

Harjote Sumbal wrote a guest column for the Surrey Now-Leader

  • Mar 21, 2021
Dozens of tractors rode down 104th Avenue in Whalley Saturday afternoon (March 13, 2021) as part of one of the ‘Basmodi Wave’ events happening across the Lower Mainland for the next several weeks to continue to draw attention to the farmers protests in India. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
“Love Where You Live” is a clean-up and beautification initiative. (Photo: Now-Leader file)
“Love Where You Live” is a clean-up and beautification initiative. (Photo: Now-Leader file)
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LETTER: Surrey’s clean-up campaign is off-base

City needs more staff, better service plan

  • Mar 19, 2021
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Council chambers at Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

LETTER: Sadly, our voices no longer matter to Surrey council

Reader says she’s tired of not being heard

  • Mar 18, 2021
Council chambers at Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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LETTER: Guerra’s tree comment exposes ignorance

Reader says residents pay mayor, council to make informed decisions

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LETTER: Handgun ban would only hurt lawful gun owners

Reader says this will penalize lawful gun owners

  • Mar 5, 2021
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LETTER: Connecting 84th Avenue through Surrey park is a terrible idea

Reader says one of the city’s crown jewel is under fire again

  • Mar 4, 2021
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Chief Constable Norm Lipinski, Surrey Police Service. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: Lipinski’s role in gross misuse of taxpayers’ cash in Delta is concerning

Reader says expenditure should have been presented to Delta council

  • Feb 12, 2021
Chief Constable Norm Lipinski, Surrey Police Service. (Submitted photo)
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LETTER: Charan Gill was truly inspiring

Gill’s death is a sad loss to the Lower Mainland

  • Feb 11, 2021
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