Letters

Indigenous protesters occupy Marine Harvest salmon farm at Swanson Island, east of Port Hardy, August 2017. (Facebook)

LETTER: First Nations defending their waters

Response to Tom Fletcher from salmon farm occupiers

  • Nov 6, 2017
Indigenous protesters occupy Marine Harvest salmon farm at Swanson Island, east of Port Hardy, August 2017. (Facebook)
Surrey’s Susan McCulloch (in blue) and her niece Sarah Underwood of North Delta release two white pigeons during the Surrey Hospice Society’s annual Dove Release Memorial at Bear Creek Park in November of 2016. (File photo)

LETTER: Surrey dove release is healing after heartbreak

“I encourage anyone experiencing loss, to attend this year’s Dove Release Ceremony on Sunday.”

  • Nov 2, 2017
Surrey’s Susan McCulloch (in blue) and her niece Sarah Underwood of North Delta release two white pigeons during the Surrey Hospice Society’s annual Dove Release Memorial at Bear Creek Park in November of 2016. (File photo)
Volunteers during the March 8 homeless count in Surrey. (Photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Homelessness column set an angry tone

Fletcher sought to downplay efforts of compassionate community members to justify support for the angry

  • Oct 31, 2017
Volunteers during the March 8 homeless count in Surrey. (Photo: Amy Reid)
A rendering of Surrey’s planned LRT line.

LETTER: Light rail is the worst decision Surrey can make

Surrey is an overdeveloped city with a serious lack of services and LRT will only make it worse

  • Oct 28, 2017
A rendering of Surrey’s planned LRT line.
(BCSTA image)

LETTERS: Surrey students agree – LGBTQ lessons belong in schools

Social justice students at Fraser Heights Secondary say they are disappointed in critics’ reactions

  • Oct 26, 2017
(BCSTA image)
Volunteers during the March 8 homeless count in Surrey. (Photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: City of Surrey clearly cares little for homeless people on the Strip

Rather, its prime concern is the “health” of economic development and the “safety” of businesses

  • Oct 24, 2017
Volunteers during the March 8 homeless count in Surrey. (Photo: Amy Reid)
Letter: Time for Canada to move away from production and transport of fossil fuels
Letter: Time for Canada to move away from production and transport of fossil fuels

Liabilities of a rapacious industry

Although climate change is a reality, our reliance on it to shrug off certain environmental changes is often overdone.

  • Oct 19, 2017
This front page photo previewed Potters’ House of Horrors in Surrey. Was it too much? (Photo: Tom Zillich)

LETTER: Your front page Halloween photo was disgusting

Is there not enough gore in real world without having to post something as ugly on your front page?

  • Oct 18, 2017
This front page photo previewed Potters’ House of Horrors in Surrey. Was it too much? (Photo: Tom Zillich)
James Perry stands near one of three speed humps the City of Surrey recently built near his home, in the Fraser Heights area of Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

LETTER: Surrey dad’s fight for speed humps hits home

Reader thanks James Perry for being persistent in getting speed humps installed in his neighbourhood

  • Oct 17, 2017
James Perry stands near one of three speed humps the City of Surrey recently built near his home, in the Fraser Heights area of Surrey. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Cartoon by Ingrid Rice.

LETTER: Cartoonist is wrong – Trudeau is more of a turkey than Trump

Reader finds it “disgusting” how cartoonist refers to U.S. president as a 250-pound turkey

  • Oct 17, 2017
Cartoon by Ingrid Rice.
(Image courtesy of Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences & Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center., via Wikimedia Commons)

LETTER: Millennials are fed up with climate dismissives

Alyssa Taburiaux argues the connection between hurricanes and global warming shouldn’t be downplayed

  • Oct 13, 2017
(Image courtesy of Mike Trenchard, Earth Sciences & Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center., via Wikimedia Commons)
Surrey school district spokesman Doug Strachan, left, said a class lesson simply helped students understand the attribute of open-mindedness but Kari Simpson, president of an organization called Culture Guard, maintains such public school lessons are reflecting a social-engineering agenda.

LETTERS: Readers say story about sexual orientation in schools was fair, balanced

What do you think? Email your thoughts on this divisive issue to edit@surreynowleader.com

  • Oct 12, 2017
Surrey school district spokesman Doug Strachan, left, said a class lesson simply helped students understand the attribute of open-mindedness but Kari Simpson, president of an organization called Culture Guard, maintains such public school lessons are reflecting a social-engineering agenda.
The proposed development has a 35-storey high-rise building, featuring 268 apartments, 16 ground-level townhomes and commercial space, along with an additional 10 townhomes bordering 119A Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)

LETTER: Highrise goes against Delta’s area plan

Proposed project at Scott Road and 75A Avenue has Streemkeeper Deborah Jones worried

  • Oct 6, 2017
The proposed development has a 35-storey high-rise building, featuring 268 apartments, 16 ground-level townhomes and commercial space, along with an additional 10 townhomes bordering 119A Street. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Fire at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park consumes forest interspersed with beetle-killed pine trees, 2014. (Laura Blackwell/Lakes District News)

LETTER: Scientific consensus favours human-caused warming

Sierra Club B.C. campaigner responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Oct 5, 2017
Fire at Eutsuk Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park consumes forest interspersed with beetle-killed pine trees, 2014. (Laura Blackwell/Lakes District News)
LETTER: Surrey’s medical responders and RCMP were amazing in tragic situation

LETTER: Surrey’s medical responders and RCMP were amazing in tragic situation

When I found a dead body in park, their professionalism, resolve and dedication were clear to see

  • Oct 3, 2017
LETTER: Surrey’s medical responders and RCMP were amazing in tragic situation
One reader, whose frustrations with Surrey is clearly palpable, says when it comes to the state of crime, homelessness and roads, city council should be ashamed of themselves. (File photo)

LETTER: Surrey is a dump and I can’t wait to get out of here

‘City council should be ashamed of themselves,’ a clearly frustrated resident vents

  • Sep 26, 2017
One reader, whose frustrations with Surrey is clearly palpable, says when it comes to the state of crime, homelessness and roads, city council should be ashamed of themselves. (File photo)
(Creative Commons photo)

LETTER: Major changes needed to combat distracted driving

“Without some kind of forward thinking, where will our system be in five or 10 years?”

  • Sep 15, 2017
(Creative Commons photo)
The city has to take a no-nonsense approach to clean up the parking problem, one reader says. After 12 years of non-enforcement, it is time to get tough. (Photo: Now-Leader file)

LETTER: Surrey’s ho-hum approach has created parking hell in Clayton

The city must take a no-nonsense approach to fix it. After 12 years of non-enforcement, it’s time to get tough.

  • Sep 14, 2017
The city has to take a no-nonsense approach to clean up the parking problem, one reader says. After 12 years of non-enforcement, it is time to get tough. (Photo: Now-Leader file)
LETTER: As minister of education, I am making Surrey schools a top priority

LETTER: As minister of education, I am making Surrey schools a top priority

We are very committed to reducing the number of portables and to make sure our children are learning in proper classrooms.

  • Sep 8, 2017
LETTER: As minister of education, I am making Surrey schools a top priority