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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)
TEASER PHOTO: CHARAN GILL

LETTER: Charan Gill was truly inspiring

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

  • Feb 11, 2021
TEASER PHOTO: CHARAN GILL
16th Avenue in South Surrey. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)

LETTER: Massive growth without forethought is disastrous

Municipalities build to bring in more people, but don’t upgrade infrastructure

  • Feb 5, 2021
16th Avenue in South Surrey. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Surrey’s new police service compounding stress on cops

Reader says SPS new deputy chief will have a lot of workplace stress to deal with

  • Feb 4, 2021
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)
FILE - Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference about the provincial government approving the city’s municipal police transition plan on Aug. 22, 2019. He was joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: The Surrey police process is a sham

Reader says there is no benefit to this transition

  • Jan 30, 2021
FILE - Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference about the provincial government approving the city’s municipal police transition plan on Aug. 22, 2019. He was joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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)