Headlines and stories we’d like to write in 2017

OUR WISH LIST: Here’s to a more peaceful, more prosperous and healthier community

  • Dec. 29, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Signs like these from the 2013 provincial election with be seen around Surrey this spring.

SURREY — Looking forward, there are many things we’d like to see come to pass in 2017.

Last year at this time we published a wish-list of headlines we’d hoped to write — that is, if they came true — over the course of 2016. Unfortunately, they didn’t materialize so we’re hoping they might in the new year.

These were, and are, in no particular order:

• Surrey Eagles win the Royal Bank Cup

• Surrey Innovation Boulevard scientists discover cure for cancer

• Surrey records lowest homicide rate in 58 years

• Fraser Health removes pay parking at hospitals

• Delta’s new Massey Bridge won’t be tolled after all

• Food Bank closes for lack of clients

• Everyone who resolved to quit smoking succeeds

This year, we hope also to see an end to all these fentanyl-related drug overdose deaths.

We hope we will be reporting that the best candidates were elected or re-elected in May’s provincial election.

We would also love to see an end to the drive-by shootings that plagued our city in 2016 and 2015.

More affordable housing for families and fewer issues surrounding homelessness – not to mention more support and services for people with mental illness – would make for a great 2017 in our books.

We would love to report on real solutions that help ease the pressure on Surrey’s overcrowded schools – and that includes Surrey city council actually saying ‘no’ to a developer every now and then.

Finally, we would love to report that the Surrey Knights Junior B hockey team – who are still winless this season – smite their on-ice foes with all kind of victories in 2017.

Here’s to 2017, happiness and prosperity for all!

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