Opinion

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OUR VIEW: Give B.C. teachers a mandate when they ask for it

Victoria squandered a perfect opportunity to show leadership when it delegated vax mandate to school boards

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 14, 2021)

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  • Oct 14, 2021
Fresgo Inn chef/owner Walter Wolff in the kitchen of the Whalley restaurant. “I’ve got no plan for the retirement,” he told the <em>Now-Leader</em> in December 2020. “My customers always ask me, but as long as I feel good, health, I like to come here.” (Photo: Tom Zillich)

LETTER: I’ll never forget my first job at Surrey’s famous Fresgo Inn

After 30-plus years, it was emotional, yet rewarding to take a walk through time

  • Oct 13, 2021
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 7, 2021)

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  • Oct 7, 2021
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Scottsdale Lanes Ltd., at 12033 84 Ave. in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: No way Nagra can vote now on Surrey road project

Progress on the 84 Avenue Bear Creek road project has been fuelled to date by a 5-4 Safe Surrey Coalition majority vote on council.

  • Oct 6, 2021
Scottsdale Lanes Ltd., at 12033 84 Ave. in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Retiring school superintendent Jordan Tinney has been a steady hand on the tiller

Surrey superintendent of schools Jordan Tinney is retiring after nine years with…

  • Oct 6, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Trudeau vacationing at beachfront property in Tofino on Sept. 30. (Nora O’Malley photo)

SIMPSON: Trudeau definitely ‘experienced it differently’ in Tofino on Orange Shirt Day

While millions of Canadians showed their support for reconciliation, our PM showed his true colours

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Trudeau vacationing at beachfront property in Tofino on Sept. 30. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 30, 2021)

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  • Sep 30, 2021
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It is important that the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation serves as an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to honour the survivors and recognize the impact of residential schools from their own perspectives.

OUR VIEW: National Day of Truth and Reconciliation should build unity, promote healing

There is no better time for the day to be marked than now…

  • Sep 30, 2021
It is important that the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation serves as an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to honour the survivors and recognize the impact of residential schools from their own perspectives.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole take part in the federal election English-language debate Sept. 9. Walter van Halst writes that for the first time in Canadian history, six different parties won a significant level of support in a federal election. (Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press)

OPINION: Beyond the Numbers; Canada’s Changing Party System

Six parties win significant level of support

  • Sep 27, 2021
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole take part in the federal election English-language debate Sept. 9. Walter van Halst writes that for the first time in Canadian history, six different parties won a significant level of support in a federal election. (Adrian Wyld / The Canadian Press)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 23, 2021)

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  • Sep 23, 2021
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Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo

Hard lessons and awkward truths from Canada’s 44th federal election

By Bruce Cameron, Black Press Political Columnist Now that we are “back…

  • Sep 22, 2021
Liberal leader and prime minister Justin Trudeau in Iqaluit. Trevor Wright/NNSL photo
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OUR VIEW: That was one expensive election just to maintain status quo

The result, give or take a seat here or there, is inconsequential

  • Sep 22, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Council meeting ban may come back to haunt Safe Surrey Coalition

Charter of Rights and municipal procedure issues at play

  • Sep 22, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

LETTER: Doug McCallum disrespects both the environment and Surrey residents

Surrey mayor acts like dictator when people oppose his money-wasting, tree-killing projects

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 16, 2021)

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  • Sep 16, 2021
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