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Surrey city hall. (File photo)

ZYTARUK: Surrey council’s decisions, decisionzzzzz…

City of Surrey should find way to rein in exhausting, witching-hour council meeting marathons

  • Dec 1, 2022
(Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: New medical school at SFU Surrey should be just the beginning

Government must step up its game to fix province’s faltering health-care system

  • Dec 1, 2022
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Candy Canes and Coal (Dec. 1, 2022)

A Christmas edition of our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Dec 1, 2022
Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Political gamesmanship over policing in Surrey has been costly

‘Reach for your wallets,’ columnist Frank Bucholtz tells Surrey taxpayers

  • Dec 1, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
Dozens of vehicles, including several transit busses and semi-trucks, were stranded on the northbound lanes of the Alex Fraser bridge for several hours Tuesday (Nov. 29) as crews worked to plow and salt the bridge deck. Eventually, Main Road crews were able to get several trucks onto the bridge and began freeing up some of the stuck vehicles. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

LETTER: Real reason for snow storm traffic gong show is ill-prepared drivers

Everyone knew storm was coming, yet few drivers seemed to heed advice about snow tires

  • Nov 30, 2022
Dozens of vehicles, including several transit busses and semi-trucks, were stranded on the northbound lanes of the Alex Fraser bridge for several hours Tuesday (Nov. 29) as crews worked to plow and salt the bridge deck. Eventually, Main Road crews were able to get several trucks onto the bridge and began freeing up some of the stuck vehicles. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
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LETTER: Policing fiasco was missed opportunity that cost Surrey millions

From now on, discussions on public safety should be more diverse, not limited to policing

  • Nov 24, 2022
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Nov. 24, 2022)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Nov 24, 2022
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(Surrey Police Service photo)

LETTER: ‘Local control’ means citizenry oversees police force, not municipal government

Surrey Police Board says editorial on policing transition missed mark

  • Nov 23, 2022
(Surrey Police Service photo)
Surrey mayor-elect Brenda Locke and Surrey Police Service Chief Constable Norm Lipinski. (File photos)

OUR VIEW: So much for local control of Surrey policing

City council and the Surrey Police Board need telescopes to see eye to eye

  • Nov 17, 2022
Surrey mayor-elect Brenda Locke and Surrey Police Service Chief Constable Norm Lipinski. (File photos)
Frank Bucholtz column

AND FRANKLY: Policing transition vote a ‘momentous step’ in Surrey politics

Monday night’s vote on the Surrey policing transition was a momentous step.…

  • Nov 17, 2022
Frank Bucholtz column
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Nov. 17, 2022)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Nov 17, 2022
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Surrey remains the only large city in Canada without an Emergency Department funded to treat the three leading causes of sudden death: heart attack, stroke and trauma. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

COLUMN: Fast-growing Surrey must receive its fair share of health resources

Tenacity shown by veterans and their families decades ago is what is required today

  • Nov 16, 2022
Surrey remains the only large city in Canada without an Emergency Department funded to treat the three leading causes of sudden death: heart attack, stroke and trauma. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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OUR VIEW: The high cost of war must never be forgotten

Today, we remember Canadians who sacrificed for their country and honour those still serving

  • Nov 11, 2022
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Barron: Remembering when gun-toting elementary schoolkids said ‘enough’ to the rats

A half-century ago, school pest-control methods were a little bit different

File photo
Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Census data speaks to Surrey’s past, and its future

Fifty-four per cent of Metro Vancouver area residents now identify as members…

  • Nov 3, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Nov. 3, 2022)

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  • Nov 3, 2022
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Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Mother of B.C. man stabbed to death outraged over killer’s imminent release

Barbara Presseau wants public to know that offenders only serve two-thirds of sentences behind bars

Barb Presseau, seen here on Oct. 21, 2022, is upset the man who killed her son Doug on July 7, 2017 downtown Chilliwack is set for statutory release on or near Nov. 19, 2022. Kirkland Russell was sentenced to eight years for the killing. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 27, 2022)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Oct 31, 2022
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BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

THE MOJ: Can a restored and revived Rourke lead the Lions to the promised land?

Quarterback’s surprise recovery has B.C. football fans on the edge of their seats

BC Lions quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) evades a tackle from Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes (39) during the second quarter of CFL football action in Regina, on Friday, July 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu
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LETTERS: A cashless society would come with its own risks

Editor: Re: Cash only from now on, Oct. 13 letters Christina Eden…

  • Oct 27, 2022
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