Letters

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)
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LETTERS: Some things to know about Accessible Parking Month

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

  • Nov 25, 2020
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BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
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LETTER: Joint replacement wait times in B.C.

Arthritis society’s call for government to make reducing wait times a priority

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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: Key to understanding Surrey’s policing transition is to look ahead, not behind

Independent police service is long overdue and it shouldn’t be treated like political football

  • Oct 16, 2020
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)
London Drugs. (Black Press photo)
London Drugs. (Black Press photo)
LETTERS: Not an expression to be used in 2020

LETTERS: Not an expression to be used in 2020

Term’s use shows lack of respect for the Indigenous peoples of Canada

  • Sep 24, 2020
LETTERS: Not an expression to be used in 2020
LETTERS: Special community members left lasting legacy

LETTERS: Special community members left lasting legacy

Double loss with passing of Roy Strang and Helen Fosnaugh will be felt

  • Sep 24, 2020
LETTERS: Special community members left lasting legacy
A kid’s colouring page that the Now-Leader recently published from the New Westminster & District Labour Council’s website (nwdlc.ca) is offensive, writes one reader. What do you think?

LETTER: Why did the ‘Now-Leader’ print this offensive pose?

Reader sees obscene gesture in kids colouring book page depicting strong woman

  • Sep 9, 2020
A kid’s colouring page that the Now-Leader recently published from the New Westminster & District Labour Council’s website (nwdlc.ca) is offensive, writes one reader. What do you think?
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia

One reader wants the province to create a more inclusive name for B.C.

  • Jul 20, 2020
LETTER: Time to rename British Columbia
Submitted photos taken from March 23 to May 1 in Surrey show dog owners allowing their dogs to roam and play – and even do their business on – using sports fields, despite signs clearly stating dogs are prohibited.

LETTER: Dog owners, sports fields are not your own personal off-leash parks

It’s shocking that during COVID-19, dog owners carry on as usual, disregarding laws that don’t suit them

  • Jun 18, 2020
Submitted photos taken from March 23 to May 1 in Surrey show dog owners allowing their dogs to roam and play – and even do their business on – using sports fields, despite signs clearly stating dogs are prohibited.
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference about the provincial government approving the city’s municipal police transition plan on Aug. 22. He is joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: Safe Surrey should stop the dirty politics and start acting like leaders

McCallum and cronies are digging up dirt to further their political cause – and it’s shameful

  • Jun 3, 2020
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference about the provincial government approving the city’s municipal police transition plan on Aug. 22. He is joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’

LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’

Seabridge Gold’s KSM project did incorporate independent and peer-reviewed science

  • May 19, 2020
LETTER: KSM mine underwent ‘comprehensive, transparent peer-reviewed environmental assessment’
Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)

COLUMN: From flattening the COVID-19 curve to Team B.C. recovery

B.C. business leaders say they’re ready to restart economy

  • Apr 30, 2020
Cedar Valley Lodge, LNG Canada’s main camp at Kitimat, nears completion. LNG Canada has reduced its workforce as a result of COVID-19 public health restrictions. (Bird-ATCO)
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news

‘We are continuing our commitment to print our flyers and distribute them through community newspapers’

  • Apr 30, 2020
LETTER: London Drugs president supports local news
(Photo: David Carlos)

EARTH DAY: When pandemic ends, let’s vow to rekindle our compassion for nature

Earth has sustained us during and provided beauty and solace in a world turned upside down

  • Apr 22, 2020
(Photo: David Carlos)
LETTERS: Postal workers deserve our thanks, too

LETTERS: Postal workers deserve our thanks, too

I am not sure that the staff on the ground at Canada Post have been getting the recognition they deserve

  • Apr 16, 2020
LETTERS: Postal workers deserve our thanks, too
In light of the impact COVID-19 has had on the community, calls for the shelving of Surrey’s policing plan are growing louder. (Now-Leader file photo)

LETTER: With a long road of recovery ahead, Surrey must keep RCMP

To change for the sake of change shows weak leadership, inability to understand needs of community

  • Apr 8, 2020
In light of the impact COVID-19 has had on the community, calls for the shelving of Surrey’s policing plan are growing louder. (Now-Leader file photo)