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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 22, 2020)

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  • Oct 22, 2020
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Surrey provincial court. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Lenient courts aren’t helping

It’s hard to fault the palpable frustration of Metro Vancouver Transit Police

  • Oct 21, 2020
Surrey provincial court. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Key to understanding Surrey’s policing transition is to look ahead, not behind

Independent police service is long overdue and it shouldn’t be treated like political football

  • Oct 16, 2020
An example of a Surrey Police cruiser, showcased at Mayor Doug McCallum’s State of the City Address at Civic Hotel in May of 2019. (File photo: Amy Reid)
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People can vote-by-mail, attend advance voting or vote on election day (Oct. 24). File photo.

POLL: How will you be voting in this election?

People can vote-by-mail, attend advance voting or vote on election day

People can vote-by-mail, attend advance voting or vote on election day (Oct. 24). File photo.
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 15, 2020)

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  • Oct 15, 2020
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Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

OPINION: Why trade restrictions must be eliminated during 2nd wave of COVID-19

Nearly 100 countries enacted temporary restrictions or bans on the export of medical products this year

  • Oct 8, 2020
Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 8, 2020)

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  • Oct 8, 2020
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OUR VIEW: No drone MLAs, please

Voters don’t need toadies

  • Oct 7, 2020
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COLUMN: With my faith keeping me strong, I am grateful to be alive

Seventeen years after starting my journey to health, each day offers a new chance to grow

  • Oct 7, 2020
(Photo: Pixabay)
British Columbians go to the polls on Oct. 24. (Black Press Media)

POLL: Has the BC Liberals’ pledge for a referendum on Surrey’s policing plan changed your vote?

Transition plan in Surrey expected to have big impact on Oct. 24 election results

  • Oct 6, 2020
British Columbians go to the polls on Oct. 24. (Black Press Media)
A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

OUR VIEW: Surrey mask scraps can be avoided

You know, be considerate. Now, isn’t that a novel idea?

  • Oct 1, 2020
A bus driver wears a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the digital sign on the front of the bus reminds passengers that masks are mandatory on public transit, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 1, 2020)

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  • Oct 1, 2020
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FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

  • Sep 30, 2020
FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver
STEM (Pixabay.com)

OPINION: Stop telling students to study STEM over humanities for post-COVID world

‘Humanities play an essential role in aspects of global competence which have not been the focus of the STEM’

STEM (Pixabay.com)
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ZYTARUK: Mandatory fees make it hard on post-secondary students

Students are forced to pay a scandalous heap of fees on top of their tuition

  • Sep 28, 2020
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LETTERS: Not an expression to be used in 2020

LETTERS: Not an expression to be used in 2020

Term’s use shows lack of respect for the Indigenous peoples of Canada

  • Sep 24, 2020
LETTERS: Not an expression to be used in 2020
LETTERS: Special community members left lasting legacy

LETTERS: Special community members left lasting legacy

Double loss with passing of Roy Strang and Helen Fosnaugh will be felt

  • Sep 24, 2020
LETTERS: Special community members left lasting legacy
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 24, 2020)

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  • Sep 24, 2020
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Map courtesy BCCDC

OUR VIEW: Way too many Surrey COVID-19 cases

We all need to take this threat seriously

  • Sep 23, 2020
Map courtesy BCCDC
A “Keep the RCMP in Surrey” sign. Walter van Halst writes, “From White Rock to Whalley and from Scott Road to the Langley Bypass, there are now more lawn signs demanding to save the RCMP than all parties combined had in the last B.C. election.” (Photo: Walter van Halst)

OPINION: It’s Time for Surrey to be Heard

Which party will listen to Surrey voters?

  • Sep 23, 2020
A “Keep the RCMP in Surrey” sign. Walter van Halst writes, “From White Rock to Whalley and from Scott Road to the Langley Bypass, there are now more lawn signs demanding to save the RCMP than all parties combined had in the last B.C. election.” (Photo: Walter van Halst)