Letters

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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
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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)
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Surrey RCMP investigating third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week
Surrey students build shed for school as part of math class
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B.C.'s top doctor says vaccinating more people sooner will help lift COVID restrictions
LETTER: I’m sorry, Surrey, for smelling like cigarettes all those years

LETTER: I’m sorry, Surrey, for smelling like cigarettes all those years

If I could go back and tell my 13-year-old self to put down that cigarette, I would, reader says

  • Feb 22, 2020
LETTER: I’m sorry, Surrey, for smelling like cigarettes all those years
Andrea Sinclair, president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils. (Submitted)

LETTER: We need to thank those who work in public education

Andrea Sinclair is president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils

  • Jan 29, 2020
Andrea Sinclair, president of the BC Parent Advisory Councils. (Submitted)
Do you have an opinion you’d like to share. Please send us a letter to the editor, include your first and last name, your address, and your phone number. Email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.

LETTER: MAiD – Grateful for the choice

One local letter writer encourages people to voice their thoughts on medically assisted dying

  • Jan 29, 2020
Do you have an opinion you’d like to share. Please send us a letter to the editor, include your first and last name, your address, and your phone number. Email to editor@langleyadvancetimes.com.
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

LETTER: Surrey mayor made me uncomfortable by bashing reliable ‘Now-Leader’

During a recent phone call, McCallum talked a lot about himself before disparaging newspapers

  • Jan 21, 2020
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
Joel Krahn/Yukon News file

LETTER: Old enough to know what’s been lost in B.C. salmon

Stephen Hume writes about the lack of discussion on the province’s dwindling salmon population

  • Jan 16, 2020
Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
Another pile of trash dumped on Colebrook Road in Surrey. (Photos submitted)

LETTERS: A New Year’s resolution for Surrey – stop dumping trash

Garbage in our city is unacceptable, especially since there are many ways to get rid of it properly

  • Jan 10, 2020
Another pile of trash dumped on Colebrook Road in Surrey. (Photos submitted)
One reader says RCMP should stop wasting resources on handing out tickets and fines and put more energy into solving real crime. (Aaron Hinks file photo)

LETTER: Police in Surrey should put moratorium on tickets, chase real criminals

RCMP should stop wasting resources on minor infractions and focus on serious crime

  • Jan 9, 2020
One reader says RCMP should stop wasting resources on handing out tickets and fines and put more energy into solving real crime. (Aaron Hinks file photo)
Surrey MLAs Jagrup Brar, left, and Garry Begg. (Now-Leader file photos)

LETTERS: Surrey MLAs’ silence is deafening as policing sham continues unabated

Readers ‘dismayed’ MLAs have nothing to say about Surrey’s emergency services situation

  • Jan 3, 2020
Surrey MLAs Jagrup Brar, left, and Garry Begg. (Now-Leader file photos)
A pedestrian was sent to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car on 96th Avenue just east of Scott Road on Christmas Eve. A witness at the scene said the pedestrian was trying to cross the street outside of the marked crosswalk. The driver remained on scene. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

LETTERS: Don’t blame Surrey’s pedestrians for city’s horrible walkability

Readers say editorial about jaywalking should have pointed finger at Surrey’s successive leaders

  • Jan 2, 2020
A pedestrian was sent to hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car on 96th Avenue just east of Scott Road on Christmas Eve. A witness at the scene said the pedestrian was trying to cross the street outside of the marked crosswalk. The driver remained on scene. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey MP Ken Hardie, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)

LETTER: Surrey, let’s demand referendum on policing – or the resignation of mayor

How pathetic have things become in Surrey that an MP has been forced to speak out?

  • Dec 6, 2019
Surrey MP Ken Hardie, left, and Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photos)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum talks to media on Monday (Dec. 2) after council gave the green light to a controversial five-year budget. (Photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: If recall mechanism existed, Surrey’s mayor would be gone in heartbeat

McCallum and cronies are out of control, won’t listen and are in dereliction of their duty

  • Dec 5, 2019
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum talks to media on Monday (Dec. 2) after council gave the green light to a controversial five-year budget. (Photo: Amy Reid)
What do you think about one reader’s idea to allow motorcyclists to use bicycle lanes? Email edit@surreynowleader.com. (Photo: Wikipedia)

LETTER: Let motorcyclists ride in Surrey’s bicycle lanes

Reader argues that such a move would ‘reap huge time-saving and safety benefits’

  • Nov 15, 2019
What do you think about one reader’s idea to allow motorcyclists to use bicycle lanes? Email edit@surreynowleader.com. (Photo: Wikipedia)
LETTERS: Promenade no place for dogs

LETTERS: Promenade no place for dogs

Editor: I am a citizen of White Rock, who loves the natural treasures of Boundary Bay.

  • Oct 23, 2019
LETTERS: Promenade no place for dogs
Children play at a Vancouver daycare centre, Sept. 5, 2019. (B.C. government)

LETTER: Middle class better off with Trudeau’s child benefit boost

It’s a transfer, not a tax cut, but it helps families get ahead

  • Oct 21, 2019
Children play at a Vancouver daycare centre, Sept. 5, 2019. (B.C. government)
(Black Press Media file)

LETTER: On the future of salmon farming in B.C.

Ecologists have been sounding the alarm for decades

  • Oct 20, 2019
(Black Press Media file)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, left and former attorney general Wally Oppal. (Now-Leader file photos)

LETTER: Oppal should delay Surrey’s policing plan until we can vote in new mayor

In case of transition plan, red tape and bureaucracy might actually save Surrey’s skin

  • Oct 18, 2019
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, left and former attorney general Wally Oppal. (Now-Leader file photos)
Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (B.C. government)

LETTERS: Wolf kills, wilderness protection and caribou recovery

Readers respond to Tom Fletcher’s column on B.C. program

  • Oct 17, 2019
Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (B.C. government)