Letters

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)
One of the peacocks in Surrey’s Sullivan Heights neighbourhood. (Amy Reid/Surrey Now-Leader)

LETTER: Some Surrey peacocks will die under city’s plan

‘Capturing every single one of the peafowl is going to be next to impossible, even with the best trapper in Canada’

  • Jun 27, 2018
One of the peacocks in Surrey’s Sullivan Heights neighbourhood. (Amy Reid/Surrey Now-Leader)
LETTER: Langley needs positive light focused on future transportation

LETTER: Langley needs positive light focused on future transportation

Bill Masse doesn’t agree with Black Press columnist Tom Zytaruk or his thoughts on mobility pricing.

  • Jun 8, 2018
LETTER: Langley needs positive light focused on future transportation
The City of Surrey offered a first look at a light rail car recently in City Centre. (Photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: When it comes to Surrey LRT, democracy has been ignored – but it’s not too late

A carefully worded referendum on light rail issue would ensure the will of the people is being respected

  • May 25, 2018
The City of Surrey offered a first look at a light rail car recently in City Centre. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: Old-style politics is easier to cover

B.C.’s current party system offers more conflict, fewer solutions

Abbotsford West MLA Mike de Jong goes on the attack in the B.C. legislature. Reader says political conflict and blaming doesn’t produce results. (Hansard TV)
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

B.C. Grade 8 student pens letter to premier on residential schools

Terrace teen writes current school curriculum underplays past violations of basic human rights

  • May 2, 2018
Williams Lake Indian Band elder Mary Thomas shares her residential school survivor story during a School District 27 Orange Shirt Day celebration in Williams Lake’s Boitanio Park Friday. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Police say a Elaine Herzberg, 49, was walking outside a crosswalk the night of Sunday, March 18 in the Phoenix area when she was hit by an Uber self-driving car. Herzberg died from her injuries. (@zombieite/Flickr photo)

LETTER: Self-driving technology should not be allowed on our roads

“I personally refuse to share the roads with driver-less cars, in whatever form they take.”

  • Apr 22, 2018
Police say a Elaine Herzberg, 49, was walking outside a crosswalk the night of Sunday, March 18 in the Phoenix area when she was hit by an Uber self-driving car. Herzberg died from her injuries. (@zombieite/Flickr photo)