EDITORIAL: Make your vote count Nov. 19

With such a large number of people working for your support, it will take citizens time to vet all of them to see who is most deserving.

With two mayoralty races and 78 candidates vying for spots on municipal councils and school boards, the Nov. 19 civic election in Surrey and Delta should be among the most interesting in the province.

Whether voters will agree is an open question. With such a large number of people working for your support in each city, it will take citizens time and effort to vet all of them to see who is most deserving.

Is it worth it? Absolutely.

The people who sit in council chambers are ultimately responsible for the property taxes you pay, the street-level services you receive, and the development decisions that shape your community.

Those who serve on our local boards of education are trusted with ensuring an adequate learning environment is in place for society’s most precious resource: our children.

We urge you to take the time to research candidates and their positions on the issues that are important to you so you know where they stand.

To help with this onerous process, The Surrey-North Delta Leader will be publishing a special civic vote edition on Thursday, Nov. 10. We will introduce you to all the candidates running in the Nov. 19 election, and give them the opportunity to let you know their top issues, platforms and plans.

Take the time to become familiar with the men and women running for office, and then – most importantly – get out and vote.

Just Posted

White Rock looking at 3.9% tax increase

Budget discussions are to take place this week

PHOTOS: White Rock Festival of Lights celebrated with a cheer

Hundreds of people gathered in the city Saturday for a Christmas event

Seniors plead to Surrey council ahead of public hearing for 1,000-plus unit development

In June, seniors in the buildings said they felt ‘left in the cold’ as plans for redevelopment materialized

Several people in custody following reports of shots fired into a Surrey home

Police say the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning

Surrey RCMP asks for public’s help to find missing 15-year-old boy

Prabhjot Singh Gill was last seen Dec. 6 in the area of 140th Street and 66th Avenue

MAP: Christmas light displays in Surrey and beyond

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

Four men in hospital after early morning Vancouver stabbing

A large group of men was seen fighting in Yaletwon

Kovrig clings to humour as ‘two Michaels’ near one year in Chinese prison

Their detention is widely viewed as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Chinese high-tech scion Meng Wanzhou

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

Brain injury from domestic abuse a ‘public health crisis,’ says B.C. researcher

Nearly 80% of the domestic violence victims who reported to police last year were women

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

Miller nets winner as Canucks edge Sabres 6-5 in OT

Roussel, Leivo tally two apiece for Vancouver

‘Norovirus-like’ outbreak interrupts Bantam hockey showcase in Greater Victoria

Several athletes were sent home, quarantined on the ferry

Strong turnout of volunteers to search for missing senior

Ted Vanderveen disappeared in rural Maple Ridge on Nov. 28

Most Read