Opinion

FILE - Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference about the provincial government approving the city’s municipal police transition plan on Aug. 22, 2019. He was joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: The Surrey police process is a sham

Reader says there is no benefit to this transition

  • Jan 30, 2021
FILE - Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference about the provincial government approving the city’s municipal police transition plan on Aug. 22, 2019. He was joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)

LETTER: Surrey’s mayor couldn’t care less

Reader reminds voters remember the last few years at the next civic election

  • Jan 30, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (File photo)
This was the false-front ad on the Jan. 21, 2021 edition of the Surrey Now-Leader.

LETTER: Cannabis ad on the Now-Leader’s front page was offensive

Reader says the advertisement should have been inside the paper instead

  • Jan 29, 2021
This was the false-front ad on the Jan. 21, 2021 edition of the Surrey Now-Leader.
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Mayor Doug McCallum during a media presser on Feb. 27, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: Careful, Safe Surrey – history will repeat itself

Reader says coalition could be voted out in the next civic election

  • Jan 29, 2021
Mayor Doug McCallum during a media presser on Feb. 27, 2020. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
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  • Jan 28, 2021
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Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone questions the NDP government in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 25, 2020. (Hansard TV)

Todd Stone: More action needed to save B.C. businesses

‘This pandemic recovery effort is about people’

  • Jan 27, 2021
Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone questions the NDP government in the B.C. legislature, Feb. 25, 2020. (Hansard TV)
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s public hearings are for being heard

Surrey public hearings of late have been devolving into something less than intended

  • Jan 27, 2021
Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
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  • Jan 25, 2021
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The 16500-block of 24 Avenue, which is where a 400-plus development is planned. (Google image)

LETTER: Surrey city council cares not for trees

City is moving forward with actions, policies that fail to serve its citizens

  • Jan 22, 2021
The 16500-block of 24 Avenue, which is where a 400-plus development is planned. (Google image)
(Photo: SUSAN QUINN)

LETTER: Plague of graffiti is infecting Surrey’s neighbourhoods

Clean your own fence and contact city about the rest – the longer you leave it the faster it spreads

  • Jan 21, 2021
(Photo: SUSAN QUINN)
View of Surrey City Hall. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

ZYTARUK: Divided Surrey council engrossed in mutual crocodile death roll

There’s no seeing eye-to-eye in total war

  • Jan 20, 2021
View of Surrey City Hall. (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)

OUR VIEW: Surrey Police Service continues to draw from RCMP well

Again, it flies in the face of mayor’s election campaign pitch that Surrey needs a police force whose ranks live in this city

  • Jan 20, 2021
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)
TEASER PHOTO / George Galicz with Igor the eagle at Surrey Zoo in November 1969. Galicz and his birds of prey appeared in sports shows across North America, on television and as special attractions at many large show and events. (Photo courtesy Surrey Archives)

LETTER: Surrey Zoo owner was one of a kind

Readers remember George Galicz’s work with animals

  • Jan 16, 2021
TEASER PHOTO / George Galicz with Igor the eagle at Surrey Zoo in November 1969. Galicz and his birds of prey appeared in sports shows across North America, on television and as special attractions at many large show and events. (Photo courtesy Surrey Archives)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Photo: Amy Reid)

LETTER: Surrey RCMP staff deserve better

Reader says she is embarrassed by residents standing by Doug McCallum

  • Jan 15, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Photo: Amy Reid)
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OUR VIEW: So much for hyper-local Surrey police force

‘We really need to get a police force that is in our communities, live in our communities and stay,’ McCallum told the Now-Leader

  • Jan 14, 2021
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Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 file photo, people walk with their luggage through a deserted check-in hall at the airport in Munich, Germany as Germany continues its second lockdown to avoid the further outspread of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the U.S. government said it will require airline passengers entering the country to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flights. It will take effect Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

LETTER: Column on COVID-travelling hypocrisy was enlightening

Reader says Beau Simpson’s column put the issue in the correct context

  • Jan 14, 2021
FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020 file photo, people walk with their luggage through a deserted check-in hall at the airport in Munich, Germany as Germany continues its second lockdown to avoid the further outspread of the coronavirus. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, the U.S. government said it will require airline passengers entering the country to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flights. It will take effect Jan. 26. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
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  • Jan 14, 2021
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Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

POLL: Should the City of Surrey acknowledge that it is on First Nations land before every meeting?

Safe Surrey Coalition defeats Hundial’s motion to do just that. What do you think?

  • Jan 13, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

COLUMN: The American sword of Damocles

Reporter and U.S. citizen Adam Louis reflects on the events of Jan. 6

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.