Letters

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix (B.C. government)

LETTER: Seniors home care, day programs expanding, Adrian Dix says

B.C. health minister responds to latest Seniors Advocate report

  • Jan 23, 2019
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix (B.C. government)
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson is gearing up for the B.C. legislature session that resumes Feb. 12. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Andrew Wilkinson says B.C. minister’s pipeline protest visit a bridge too far

Premier John Horgan should remove Doug Donaldson from cabinet, opposition leader says

  • Jan 10, 2019
B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson is gearing up for the B.C. legislature session that resumes Feb. 12. (Hansard TV)
Screenshot from 1949 musical film Neptune’s Daughter, featuring 1944 song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’

If you’re going to pull Baby It’s Cold Outside, pull these songs too, B.C. man writes

Parksville resident Bernie Smith points to other offensive holiday tunes

  • Dec 5, 2018
Screenshot from 1949 musical film Neptune’s Daughter, featuring 1944 song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside.’
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Surrey RCMP investigating third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week
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One frustrated reader says passing a law that makes something illegal and then not enforcing it is stupid – just like the people who consistently break that law. (Photo: Black Press Media)

LETTER: City of Surrey is clueless when it comes to illegal fireworks

Wake up, people – the old phrase “ignorance is bliss” doesn’t cut it anymore

  • Nov 9, 2018
One frustrated reader says passing a law that makes something illegal and then not enforcing it is stupid – just like the people who consistently break that law. (Photo: Black Press Media)
Steven Pettigrew, left, said images like the one on the right should not be placed on a newspaper website’s home page. (Now-Leader photos)

LETTER: If Pettigrew can’t handle Halloween, how will he handle Surrey city council?

Surrey councillor-elect’s letter to editor about zombie costume sparks strong reaction from readers

  • Nov 1, 2018
Steven Pettigrew, left, said images like the one on the right should not be placed on a newspaper website’s home page. (Now-Leader photos)
This video screen grab should not have been on the Now-Leader’s home page, argues Surrey councillor-elect Steven Pettigrew. What do you think? (Black Press TV)

LETTER: Disturbing Halloween imagery will keep me off website until after holiday is over

Surrey councillor-elect says photo showing woman dressed as zombie should never have been on home page

  • Oct 30, 2018
This video screen grab should not have been on the Now-Leader’s home page, argues Surrey councillor-elect Steven Pettigrew. What do you think? (Black Press TV)
LETTER: Cessford welcomes new Delta mayor and council

LETTER: Cessford welcomes new Delta mayor and council

Jim Cessford urges residents to offer “our new mayor our hands in friendship and trust”

LETTER: Cessford welcomes new Delta mayor and council
LETTER: Patients, families should get free parking at Surrey hospital

LETTER: Patients, families should get free parking at Surrey hospital

One reader says this has been an election issue before, but ‘fell on deaf ears’

  • Oct 14, 2018
LETTER: Patients, families should get free parking at Surrey hospital

LETTER: McCallum and Co. are Surrey’s best option

One reader says this slate has their vote

  • Oct 13, 2018
LETTER: Hiring more police officers is not the answer Surrey needs

LETTER: Hiring more police officers is not the answer Surrey needs

One reader says more education, opportunities that steer youth away from bad choices is needed

  • Oct 13, 2018
LETTER: Hiring more police officers is not the answer Surrey needs
(Black Press file photo)

LETTER: Dirty politics is hurting democracy

One reader says candidates should be judged on their abilities, not their past

  • Oct 5, 2018
(Black Press file photo)
A rendering of a light rail car along 104th Avenue in Surrey. (Photo: TransLink)

LETTER: Vote for Surrey candidates who vow to snuff light rail madness

One Surrey resident says LRT will be the ‘most extravagant waste of taxpayer dollars’ in city’s history

  • Oct 5, 2018
A rendering of a light rail car along 104th Avenue in Surrey. (Photo: TransLink)
More police do not reduce crime, let alone stop it, one reader argues. What do you think? Email us at edit@surreynowleader.com. (Now-Leader file photo)

LETTER: We are looking to wrong source for public safety in Surrey

We really need to ask how we might defund police and properly fund community resources

  • Sep 25, 2018
More police do not reduce crime, let alone stop it, one reader argues. What do you think? Email us at edit@surreynowleader.com. (Now-Leader file photo)
Bryce Pengelly (second from right, with “A” on his jersey) with fellow hockey players in a photo posted to his Facebook page in 2017. The 23-year-old Cloverdale resident was killed this summer in a motorcycle crash.

LETTER: More caution on roads means fewer grieving families like ours

Our family is one of those grieving the loss of a loved one after yet another crash on our streets

  • Sep 25, 2018
Bryce Pengelly (second from right, with “A” on his jersey) with fellow hockey players in a photo posted to his Facebook page in 2017. The 23-year-old Cloverdale resident was killed this summer in a motorcycle crash.
Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge

It is patently obvious that B.C. is in a crisis situation relative to wildfire control

  • Aug 25, 2018
Letter to the editor: Wildfire management in B.C. could be done better writes a former Ranger-in-charge
A Surrey reader said he went for a quick walk the other day and is furious about these photos he took along the 10-block route. (Photos submitted)

LETTER: I’m sick of seeing trash everywhere I go in Surrey

Reader says he sees garbage on roads, garbage on sidewalks, garbage in parks and garbage at schools

  • Aug 21, 2018
A Surrey reader said he went for a quick walk the other day and is furious about these photos he took along the 10-block route. (Photos submitted)
Wait times for surgery and diagnostic scans are a continuing problem in B.C., and pressure on health care system is increasing. (Black Press files)

LETTERS: Doctors speak out on surgical wait times for B.C. patients

‘Governments know they will lose private clinic lawsuit’

  • Aug 15, 2018
Wait times for surgery and diagnostic scans are a continuing problem in B.C., and pressure on health care system is increasing. (Black Press files)
Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)

LETTER: Sir John A. Macdonald’s role in residential schools

Canada’s first prime minister was progressive for his time

  • Aug 9, 2018
Portrait of Sir John A. Macdonald (U.S. Library of Congress)
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. (Submitted)

LETTER: Andrew Scheer may be most underrated political leader in Western world

Former MP John Weston writes about an evening he hosted with the federal Conservative leader

  • Jul 16, 2018
Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. (Submitted)
A black bear was spotted wandering through a Surrey neighbourhood Friday evening. (Photo: Joe Wu)

LETTER: Killing bear in Surrey unacceptable

‘Where is the respect for our animal kingdom?’

  • Jun 27, 2018
A black bear was spotted wandering through a Surrey neighbourhood Friday evening. (Photo: Joe Wu)