Opinion

How could a rational person look at Surrey’s policing transition and say this is a good plan and idea for the city, one reader asks. (File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Surrey Police will clearly take anyone just to fill a chair

Long list of bad decisions results in complete lack of confidence in board

  • Apr 16, 2021
From left: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, B.C. Premier John Horgan and Dr. Bonnie Henry. (File photos)

SIMPSON: Enough with the niceties, it’s time Canada pulls some COVID attitude

Urging and encouraging pandemic strategies may be polite but it’s just not cutting it

One reader says hiring an inspector who just received a 90-day impaired driving suspenion causes many to lose confidence in the City of Surrey, the Surrey Police Board and the transition to a new police force. (File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: It’s astonishing that Surrey Police hired inspector busted for driving impaired

It causes many to lose confidence in Surrey Police Board and transition to new force, reader argues

  • Apr 15, 2021
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YOUR MONEY: Tax tips for a complicated tax season involving CERB and more

With April 30 tax deadline, ‘it is important to understand the tax implications (benefits) will have’

  • Apr 15, 2021
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Surrey farmland (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Hey Surrey, don’t squash the squashes

Clearly more respect for other peoples’ property and livelihood is in order here

  • Apr 14, 2021
Surrey farmland (File photo)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (April 15, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Apr 15, 2021
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Vintage scrapbooks gave way to Instagram and Facebook. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)

COLUMN: Prince Philip just got on with it—to our surprise

Ursula Maxwell-Lewis reflects on the passing Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Vintage scrapbooks gave way to Instagram and Facebook. (Photo: Ursula Maxwell-Lewis)
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

GUEST COLUMN: A strategy for forests that benefits all British Columbians

Industry, union leaders seek balance on old-growth preservation

  • Apr 15, 2021
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)
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LETTERS: Someone could be killed on South Surrey ‘raceway’

Dangerous stretch of road being ignored, writes resident

  • Apr 8, 2021
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Eliza Olson, speaking at the 2017 Earth Day pilgrimage in the Delta Nature Reserve. (Grace Kennedy photo)

OUR VIEW: We owe much to Eliza Olson, protector of Burns Bog

Her 32-year, four-month stint as president of Burns Bog Conservation Society has come to an end

  • Apr 8, 2021
Eliza Olson, speaking at the 2017 Earth Day pilgrimage in the Delta Nature Reserve. (Grace Kennedy photo)
Frank Bucholtz column

COLUMN: Surrey educators earning high marks amid COVID-19

From teachers to the union and the school district, everyone is doing their part

  • Apr 8, 2021
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (April 8, 2021)

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  • Apr 8, 2021
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The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason, left, and the Right Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, bow to an empty sanctuary as they begin a live streamed Easter service at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Sunday on in Seattle. Christians around the world are celebrating Easter at a distance, with many churches closed and family gatherings canceled amid wide-ranging shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)

LETTER: Churches that held indoor services should heed Paul

Some churches still held indoor services for Easter

The Very Rev. Steven L. Thomason, left, and the Right Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, bow to an empty sanctuary as they begin a live streamed Easter service at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral Sunday on in Seattle. Christians around the world are celebrating Easter at a distance, with many churches closed and family gatherings canceled amid wide-ranging shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Elaine Thompson/The Associated Press)
An “Ideas Box” greets residents outside the entrance to the city’s first public consultation meeting, on Surrey’s policing transition, at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre on May 23, 2019. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

ZYTARUK: The Surrey Police Service really needs to get its act together

Credibility is like sweet water in the desert, held in cupped hands. Open your fingers, and it spills onto the sand, gone forever

  • Apr 5, 2021
An “Ideas Box” greets residents outside the entrance to the city’s first public consultation meeting, on Surrey’s policing transition, at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre on May 23, 2019. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Nick Greenizan

REVERSE ANGLE: Premier’s pot-shot at young people aging poorly

Yes, some are breaking the rules, but most 20- to 39-year-olds just trying to get by

Nick Greenizan
Photo Credit: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Port Angeles

COLUMN: Easter reminds us that a resurrection is possible every day

Pandemic or not, my hope is in the Lord, who has given me resilience to carry on

  • Apr 2, 2021
Photo Credit: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Port Angeles
(Black Press file photo)

FINLAYSON: Where does the money come from? The B.C. government’s top revenue sources

Governments around the world have taken on mountains of debt during the pandemic to support the economy

  • Apr 1, 2021
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  • Apr 1, 2021
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B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to being sworn in by The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

OUR VIEW: It’s awful form to throw young people under the bus

Not all people of this particular age group carry on like they’re living in a beer commercial

  • Mar 30, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan wears a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 prior to being sworn in by The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia during a virtual swearing in ceremony in Victoria, Thursday, November 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Frank Bucholtz Surrey column

AND FRANKLY: Rising taxes amongst reduced services a curious thing

Municipal services are significantly curtailed, but taxes keep going up, writes Frank Bucholtz

  • Mar 25, 2021
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