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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Jan. 21, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Jan 25, 2021
The 16500-block of 24 Avenue, which is where a 400-plus development is planned. (Google image)

LETTER: Surrey city council cares not for trees

City is moving forward with actions, policies that fail to serve its citizens

  • Jan 22, 2021
(Photo: SUSAN QUINN)

LETTER: Plague of graffiti is infecting Surrey’s neighbourhoods

Clean your own fence and contact city about the rest – the longer you leave it the faster it spreads

  • Jan 21, 2021
View of Surrey City Hall. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

ZYTARUK: Divided Surrey council engrossed in mutual crocodile death roll

There’s no seeing eye-to-eye in total war

  • Jan 20, 2021
View of Surrey City Hall. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)

OUR VIEW: Surrey Police Service continues to draw from RCMP well

Again, it flies in the face of mayor’s election campaign pitch that Surrey needs a police force whose ranks live in this city

  • Jan 20, 2021
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

POLL: Should the City of Surrey acknowledge that it is on First Nations land before every meeting?

Safe Surrey Coalition defeats Hundial’s motion to do just that. What do you think?

  • Jan 13, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
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Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Surrey RCMP staff deserve better

Reader says she is embarrassed by residents standing by Doug McCallum

  • Jan 15, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Photo: Amy Reid)
TEASER PHOTO / George Galicz with Igor the eagle at Surrey Zoo in November 1969. Galicz and his birds of prey appeared in sports shows across North America, on television and as special attractions at many large show and events. (Photo courtesy Surrey Archives)

LETTER: Surrey Zoo owner was one of a kind

Readers remember George Galicz’s work with animals

  • Jan 16, 2021
TEASER PHOTO / George Galicz with Igor the eagle at Surrey Zoo in November 1969. Galicz and his birds of prey appeared in sports shows across North America, on television and as special attractions at many large show and events. (Photo courtesy Surrey Archives)
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OUR VIEW: So much for hyper-local Surrey police force

‘We really need to get a police force that is in our communities, live in our communities and stay,’ McCallum told the Now-Leader

  • Jan 14, 2021
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Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 file photo, people walk with their luggage through a deserted check-in hall at the airport in Munich, Germany as Germany continues its second lockdown to avoid the further outspread of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the U.S. government said it will require airline passengers entering the country to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flights. It will take effect Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

LETTER: Column on COVID-travelling hypocrisy was enlightening

Reader says Beau Simpson’s column put the issue in the correct context

  • Jan 14, 2021
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 file photo, people walk with their luggage through a deserted check-in hall at the airport in Munich, Germany as Germany continues its second lockdown to avoid the further outspread of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the U.S. government said it will require airline passengers entering the country to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flights. It will take effect Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Jan. 14, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Jan 14, 2021
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Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

COLUMN: The American sword of Damocles

Reporter and U.S. citizen Adam Louis reflects on the events of Jan. 6

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
(File photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: City of Surrey must pay more attention to its parks and waterways

Reader says she was very surprised to learn that council was concerned about the environment

  • Jan 8, 2021
(File photo: Lauren Collins)
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
What do you think about politicians who travelled during the Christmas holidays? Email us at edit@surreynowleader.com. (File photo by AP)

SIMPSON: Jet-setting politicians are hypocrites who should never hold office again

As everyday Canadians make sacrifices for the greater good, many ‘leaders’ think rules aren’t for them

  • Jan 7, 2021
What do you think about politicians who travelled during the Christmas holidays? Email us at edit@surreynowleader.com. (File photo by AP)
Victoria police issued tickets to two Victoria party hosts Saturday night, according to VicPD Chief Del Manak. (Unsplash)

LETTER: Writer would report ‘super spreader’ gathering without hesitation

In response to a recent Black Press Media online poll

  • Jan 7, 2021
Victoria police issued tickets to two Victoria party hosts Saturday night, according to VicPD Chief Del Manak. (Unsplash)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Jan. 7, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Jan 7, 2021
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Photo by Tom Zytaruk

OUR VIEW: Surrey City of Parks mustn’t rest on its laurels

Requiring developers to grow trees and shrubs on flat roofs, like you will see in Vancouver, is an idea whose time has definitely come

  • Jan 6, 2021
Photo by Tom Zytaruk
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

LETTER: Hang onto your wallets

Reader asks when is a tax not a tax, but a levy?

  • Jan 2, 2021
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)