Letters

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)

LETTER: Surrey’s mayor couldn’t care less

Reader reminds voters remember the last few years at the next civic election

  • Jan 30, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)
This was the false-front ad on the Jan. 21, 2021 edition of the Surrey Now-Leader.

LETTER: Cannabis ad on the Now-Leader’s front page was offensive

Reader says the advertisement should have been inside the paper instead

  • Jan 29, 2021
This was the false-front ad on the Jan. 21, 2021 edition of the Surrey Now-Leader.
Mayor Doug McCallum during a media presser on Feb. 27, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: Careful, Safe Surrey – history will repeat itself

Reader says coalition could be voted out in the next civic election

  • Jan 29, 2021
Mayor Doug McCallum during a media presser on Feb. 27, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
The 16500-block of 24 Avenue, which is where a 400-plus development is planned. (Google image)

LETTER: Surrey city council cares not for trees

City is moving forward with actions, policies that fail to serve its citizens

  • Jan 22, 2021
The 16500-block of 24 Avenue, which is where a 400-plus development is planned. (Google image)
(Photo: SUSAN QUINN)

LETTER: Plague of graffiti is infecting Surrey’s neighbourhoods

Clean your own fence and contact city about the rest – the longer you leave it the faster it spreads

  • Jan 21, 2021
(Photo: SUSAN QUINN)
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
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)
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
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Photo: Amy Reid)
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
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
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)
(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)
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)
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)