Letters

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)
Surrey councillors, from left, Brenda Locke, Jack Hundial and Steven Pettigrew. (Now-Leader file photos)

LETTER: Behaviour of Surrey’s turncoat councillors is shameless

Doug McCallum’s platform was quite clear to establish Surrey police force – and so we should

  • Oct 3, 2019
Surrey councillors, from left, Brenda Locke, Jack Hundial and Steven Pettigrew. (Now-Leader file photos)
A frustrated reader in Surrey wants to know why seem to be more worked up about Trudeau’s past dress-up antics than we are with the sorry state of our health care system. (File photos)

LETTER: Forget Trudeau’s face-painting, let’s talk about our dysfunctional country

My pregnant daughter was turned away from jam-packed Surrey hospital, yet we focus on silliness

  • Sep 27, 2019
A frustrated reader in Surrey wants to know why seem to be more worked up about Trudeau’s past dress-up antics than we are with the sorry state of our health care system. (File photos)
LETTER: Sources in cannabis cultivation story could be better balanced

LETTER: Sources in cannabis cultivation story could be better balanced

A reader responds to part of Black Press Media’s special series on cannabis agriculture in B.C.

  • Sep 19, 2019
LETTER: Sources in cannabis cultivation story could be better balanced
Surrey’s mayor has been taking heat over his stance on ride sharing in Surrey. (Photo: Black Press Media)

LETTER: Surrey mayor exists in political silo when it comes to issues like ride hailing

Like Trump, McCallum is pandering to small majority of supporters for political gain

  • Sep 18, 2019
Surrey’s mayor has been taking heat over his stance on ride sharing in Surrey. (Photo: Black Press Media)
Surrey mayor Doug McCallum, left, is taking fire for his staunch opposition to ride-sharing services. (Black Press Media file photos)

LETTER: Mayor’s ride-sharing stance is embarrassing for Surrey

Doug McCallum should think put public’s needs ahead of his taxi driver friends, reader argues

  • Sep 13, 2019
Surrey mayor Doug McCallum, left, is taking fire for his staunch opposition to ride-sharing services. (Black Press Media file photos)
Wildfire near B.C.-Yukon border, August 2018. After two summers of widespread fires, 2019’s fire season has been mild with significant rain in July and August. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)

LETTERS: B.C. Views column downplays urgency of climate change

‘Tom Fletcher should propose real solutions to climate crisis’

  • Aug 13, 2019
Wildfire near B.C.-Yukon border, August 2018. After two summers of widespread fires, 2019’s fire season has been mild with significant rain in July and August. (Jackie Hong/Yukon News)
Youngsters lay down as they take part in a student climate protest at the bottom of Westminster Bridge in London, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide plan to skip class Friday in protest over their governments’ failure to act against global warming. The coordinated ‘school strike’ was inspired by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Youngsters lay down as they take part in a student climate protest at the bottom of Westminster Bridge in London, Friday, March 15, 2019. Students in more than 80 countries and territories worldwide plan to skip class Friday in protest over their governments’ failure to act against global warming. The coordinated ‘school strike’ was inspired by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)