Letters

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)
Surrey’s city council being sworn in on Nov. 5, 2018. (File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Kudos to courageous Surrey councillors

Reader says raising taxes is unconscionable

  • Dec 17, 2020
Surrey’s city council being sworn in on Nov. 5, 2018. (File photo: Amy Reid)
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: Churches should be open

Reader says churches should be treated the same as fast-food restaurants

  • Dec 12, 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: Churches spread love

Reader says churches spread love, joy and peace throughout the city

  • Dec 11, 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
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

LETTER: Health-care workers need self care

Registered nurse says she suffers from PTSD

  • Dec 10, 2020
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
A Surrey letter writer wants stores to provide more employment and municipalities to ban self checkouts. (Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett)

LETTER: Women hit hardest economically by coronavirus, Surrey woman argues

Petition calls on area municipalities to ban self-checkouts to boost women’s employment

  • Dec 9, 2020
A Surrey letter writer wants stores to provide more employment and municipalities to ban self checkouts. (Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett)
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

LETTER: Please, some respect for what you have taken

Abbotsford-raised pastor rails against ‘constant condescension’ of Dr. Henry

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum during a meeting in 2019 of the city’s Public Safety Committee, which he has dissolved, instead creating the Police Transition Advisory Committee. (File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Surrey’s mayor isn’t trustworthy

Reader asks if we should believe the mayor

  • Dec 5, 2020
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum during a meeting in 2019 of the city’s Public Safety Committee, which he has dissolved, instead creating the Police Transition Advisory Committee. (File photo: Amy Reid)
Shortly after he was sworn in, Surrey mayor Doug McCallum and his Safe Surrey Coalition passed a motion to cancel a planned light rail system to Langley. (File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Vote them all out in 2022

Reader says the next election can’t come soon enough

  • Dec 4, 2020
Shortly after he was sworn in, Surrey mayor Doug McCallum and his Safe Surrey Coalition passed a motion to cancel a planned light rail system to Langley. (File photo: Amy Reid)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum talks to media on in 2018 after council gave the green light to a controversial five-year budget. (File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Surrey mayor is fooling with our bank books

Reader asks if residents will be able to pay McCallum’s new tax

  • Dec 3, 2020
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum talks to media on in 2018 after council gave the green light to a controversial five-year budget. (File photo: Amy Reid)
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. (File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER:A referendum is needed for the Surrey police transition

Reader says timing isn’t during the global pandemic

  • Nov 29, 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. (File photo: Amy Reid)
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, a nurse at Stormont Vail Health System pushes a hospital bed through hallways in Topeka, Kan. Hospitals are struggling to keep up with non-coronavirus cases ranging from broken bones to heart attacks in states where COVID-19 cases are tying up resources. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)

LETTER: COVID-19 deniers are dangerous

Some people are still downplaying the virus

  • Nov 28, 2020
FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, a nurse at Stormont Vail Health System pushes a hospital bed through hallways in Topeka, Kan. Hospitals are struggling to keep up with non-coronavirus cases ranging from broken bones to heart attacks in states where COVID-19 cases are tying up resources. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
FILE PHOTO - Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference about the provincial government approving the city’s municipal police transition plan Thursday (Aug. 22, 2019). He is joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: Surrey’s budget is despicable

Reader says Safe Surrey is going to bankrupt residents

  • Nov 27, 2020
FILE PHOTO - Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference about the provincial government approving the city’s municipal police transition plan Thursday (Aug. 22, 2019). He is joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

LETTER: Nobody in Surrey believes Doug McCallum and his half-truths

Policing promises remind me of mayor’s vow to build SkyTrain at half the projected cost

  • Nov 26, 2020
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
(Black Press Media file photo)

LETTERS: Some things to know about Accessible Parking Month

Editor: November is Accessible Parking Awareness Month. Have you ever parked illegally…

  • Nov 25, 2020
(Black Press Media file photo)