Opinion

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
Frank Bucholtz column
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (April 8, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • 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
(Black Press file photo)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (April 1, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • 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
Frank Bucholtz Surrey column
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (March 25, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Mar 25, 2021
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Safe Surrey Coalition petition. (Facebook image)

OUR VIEW: Surrey petition pointless because SSC majority voted in favour of project

Why is the SSC staging a petition when its council majority has already made up its mind on the 84th Avenue connector?

  • Mar 24, 2021
Safe Surrey Coalition petition. (Facebook image)
In Canada, in 2017, over 1,700 people in BC were diagnosed with TB, including close to 300 people in British Columbia.

COLUMN: Tuberculosis – the unheard epidemic

We’ve seen how quickly governments have responded to COVID-19. It’s time we do the same for TB.

  • Mar 24, 2021
In Canada, in 2017, over 1,700 people in BC were diagnosed with TB, including close to 300 people in British Columbia.
Dozens of tractors rode down 104th Avenue in Whalley Saturday afternoon (March 13, 2021) as part of one of the ‘Basmodi Wave’ events happening across the Lower Mainland for the next several weeks to continue to draw attention to the farmers protests in India. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: Guest column on India’s farm bills was informative

Harjote Sumbal wrote a guest column for the Surrey Now-Leader

  • Mar 21, 2021
Dozens of tractors rode down 104th Avenue in Whalley Saturday afternoon (March 13, 2021) as part of one of the ‘Basmodi Wave’ events happening across the Lower Mainland for the next several weeks to continue to draw attention to the farmers protests in India. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
“Love Where You Live” is a clean-up and beautification initiative. (Photo: Now-Leader file)
“Love Where You Live” is a clean-up and beautification initiative. (Photo: Now-Leader file)
In B.C., it is against the law to text, email, talk or otherwise hold an electronic device in the hand while operating a motor vehicle, including while the vehicle is stopped at a red light. We all know this, so why do so many of us still do it? (Drivesmart)

SIMPSON: What do pets, bras, cereal bowls and novels have in common?

They can cost you a lot of money and even kill someone if not handled safely and responsibly

In B.C., it is against the law to text, email, talk or otherwise hold an electronic device in the hand while operating a motor vehicle, including while the vehicle is stopped at a red light. We all know this, so why do so many of us still do it? (Drivesmart)
(Photo: Black Press files)

LETTER: Surrey’s clean-up campaign is off-base

City needs more staff, better service plan

  • Mar 19, 2021
(Photo: Black Press files)
column nick greenizan

COLUMN: Taking a page from the hermit handbook

The excitement of going out into the world has worn off

column nick greenizan
Council chambers at Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

LETTER: Sadly, our voices no longer matter to Surrey council

Reader says she’s tired of not being heard

  • Mar 18, 2021
Council chambers at Surrey City Hall. (File photo)