Letters

Left: Surrey Police Service reveal the uniform officers will be wearing once they start patrolling the streets. Right: Surrey City Councillor Jack Hundial.

LETTER: Hundial’s bravado is artifact of toxic police culture that will soon be gone from Surrey

‘Grow a pair?’ For its part, Surrey Police Service is building an inclusive and compassionate culture

  • Nov 26, 2021
A sign announces a new sidewalk and street lighting for a busy stretch of road in South Surrey. Minghui Du, who lives in the area and regularly walks along Croydon Drive-28 Avenue and 156 Street, is grateful for the upgrade. (Contributed photo)

LETTERS: New sidewalk will encourage will encourage foot traffic, cut vehicle emissions

Editor: I am very grateful to the city for the new sidewalks…

  • Nov 18, 2021
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LETTERS: For safety’s sake, wear white at night

Dark, wet days and evenings mean it’s tougher for drivers to see pedestrians

  • Nov 4, 2021
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LETTERS: ‘Vanity project’ will come at high cost to Surrey taxpayers

Editor: For the record, I am a citizen of Surrey with no…

  • Nov 4, 2021
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Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4 after McCallum claimed his foot was run over. (@captainramona Twitter photo)

LETTER: If it wasn’t for tax implications, Surrey’s ongoing policing fiasco could be a sitcom

McCallum’s claims of being run over, Patton’s talk of attemped murder – sounds like a comedy to me

  • Nov 3, 2021
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4 after McCallum claimed his foot was run over. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
Surrey’s Greg MacRae created some lawn art to “convey my concept of the feelings of the masses.” (Photo submitted)

LETTER: My lawn art represents the frustrations of a silenced Surrey

McCallum fired up my artistic juices with his gag order aiming to stifle residents

  • Oct 21, 2021
Surrey’s Greg MacRae created some lawn art to “convey my concept of the feelings of the masses.” (Photo submitted)
Fresgo Inn chef/owner Walter Wolff in the kitchen of the Whalley restaurant. “I’ve got no plan for the retirement,” he told the <em>Now-Leader</em> in December 2020. “My customers always ask me, but as long as I feel good, health, I like to come here.” (Photo: Tom Zillich)

LETTER: I’ll never forget my first job at Surrey’s famous Fresgo Inn

After 30-plus years, it was emotional, yet rewarding to take a walk through time

  • Oct 13, 2021
Fresgo Inn chef/owner Walter Wolff in the kitchen of the Whalley restaurant. “I’ve got no plan for the retirement,” he told the <em>Now-Leader</em> in December 2020. “My customers always ask me, but as long as I feel good, health, I like to come here.” (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

LETTER: Doug McCallum disrespects both the environment and Surrey residents

Surrey mayor acts like dictator when people oppose his money-wasting, tree-killing projects

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
BC Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring. (Photo: Chad Hipolito/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

LETTER: Mask rules in B.C. schools not enough to keep everyone safe: teachers’ fed prez

‘Parents, we need your help to protect all students in B.C.’s K–12 learning environments’

  • Sep 1, 2021
BC Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring. (Photo: Chad Hipolito/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (File photo/submitted)

LETTER: We are living proof of authenticity, momentum of Surrey Police Vote campaign

‘Countless community leaders and supporters have reached out to ask how they can help’

  • Sep 1, 2021
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (File photo/submitted)
(Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Column on spraying children with hose had heart

Anyone who read Simpson’s work will understand he would never knowingly hurt someone

  • Aug 26, 2021
(Black Press Media file photo)
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents, Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (Photo submitted)

LETTER: Surrey policing referendum campaign reeks like astroturf

And scent trail leads right back to National Police Federation

  • Aug 25, 2021
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents, Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (Photo submitted)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Screenshot from Sebastian Sajda YouTube video)

LETTER: We need to hold Surrey’s leadership accountable

They need to wake up and listen, reader argues

  • Aug 11, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Screenshot from Sebastian Sajda YouTube video)
The destruction of trees at Green Timbers Urban Forest is stunning, says one reader. (Photo: Robert Kolpin)

LETTER: Loss of trees in Surrey is stunning

Public must know how much of Green Timbers is being lost forever, reader says

  • Aug 11, 2021
The destruction of trees at Green Timbers Urban Forest is stunning, says one reader. (Photo: Robert Kolpin)
Friends of Bear Creek Park held a ‘yellow-ribbon event’ on Saturday (June 12, 2021), with protesters at 84th Avenue and King George Boulevard and 84th Avenue and 140th Street. People were asked to tie a yellow ribbon in their yard “to celebrate and to show support for our trees in Bear Creek Park.” (Photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: Protect our Surrey parks

Planned extension of 84th Avenue would result in loss of natural beauty

  • Aug 2, 2021
Friends of Bear Creek Park held a ‘yellow-ribbon event’ on Saturday (June 12, 2021), with protesters at 84th Avenue and King George Boulevard and 84th Avenue and 140th Street. People were asked to tie a yellow ribbon in their yard “to celebrate and to show support for our trees in Bear Creek Park.” (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

LETTER: Surrey RCMP officer was amazing

The team was exactly what a fraught mom needed

  • Aug 1, 2021
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

LETTER: Surrey councillor’s flip-flopping is suspect

‘It’s the price of politics, but it is also a theatre of what we could expect’

  • Jul 31, 2021
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
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Screenshot from Sebastian Sajda YouTube video)
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
Ian MacDonald, spokesman for Surrey Police Service. (Submitted photo)