Letters

Provincial elections could undergo a dramatic change if a referendum on proportional representation passes next fall. (Black Press files)

LETTER: Proportional representation makes votes count

Fair Vote Canada representative responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Dec 12, 2017
Provincial elections could undergo a dramatic change if a referendum on proportional representation passes next fall. (Black Press files)
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in the legislature, Oct. 29, 2017. (Hansard TV)

LETTER: I’m voting ‘yes’ to electoral reform

Tom Fletcher defends corporate-backed B.C. Liberals

  • Dec 7, 2017
B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver speaks in the legislature, Oct. 29, 2017. (Hansard TV)
Surrey Councillor Mike Starchuk is chair of the city’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee.

LETTER: Councillor says Surrey made informed decision about Hawthorne Park

‘Sometimes, making the right decisions to move the City forward in the right direction means being ready to make not the popular decisions but the informed ones’

  • Dec 1, 2017
Surrey Councillor Mike Starchuk is chair of the city’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee.
North Delta’s Crossroads United Church. (James Smith photo)

LETTER: Graffiti removed from North Delta church free of charge

Minister at Crossroads United Church writes with an update on last week’s anti-Christian graffiti

  • Nov 23, 2017
North Delta’s Crossroads United Church. (James Smith photo)
Skiers on Jumbo Mountain in the Purcell Range, known to the Ktunaxa Nation as Qat’muk. (Jumbo Mountain Resort)

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

  • Nov 21, 2017
Skiers on Jumbo Mountain in the Purcell Range, known to the Ktunaxa Nation as Qat’muk. (Jumbo Mountain Resort)
Theatre costumes, props and sets belonging to Surrey-based Royal Canadian Theatre Company were found strewn on a South Surrey roadside Thursday morning (Nov. 16). (Submitted photo/Ellie King)

LETTER: Theatre company thanks Surrey for support after trailer theft

‘The saying goes, a friend in need is a friend indeed, and we feel very rich in friendship department’

  • Nov 20, 2017
Theatre costumes, props and sets belonging to Surrey-based Royal Canadian Theatre Company were found strewn on a South Surrey roadside Thursday morning (Nov. 16). (Submitted photo/Ellie King)
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner needs to get over her nostalgia for choo-choo trains, one reader argues. (Now-Leader file photo)

LETTER: Surrey will pay for Hepner’s nostalgia for choo-choos

City must be blinded by its one-track mind to even think of putting road through Hawthorne Park

  • Nov 14, 2017
Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner needs to get over her nostalgia for choo-choo trains, one reader argues. (Now-Leader file photo)
Stephen Pettigrew, left, and Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner. (Now-Leader file photos)

LETTERS: Hawthorne Park debacle demonstrates Surrey’s ineptitude

Three readers sound off on city council’s decision to put a road through park despite community opposition

  • Nov 9, 2017
Stephen Pettigrew, left, and Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner. (Now-Leader file photos)
(Photo: @SurreyGrieves Twitter account)

LETTER: Surrey should vote only for politicians who protect trees

“I have been shocked to observe widespread devastation of trees on both public and private land.”

  • Nov 8, 2017
(Photo: @SurreyGrieves Twitter account)
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.