Opinion

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OUR VIEW: That was one expensive election just to maintain status quo

The result, give or take a seat here or there, is inconsequential

  • Sep 22, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Council meeting ban may come back to haunt Safe Surrey Coalition

Charter of Rights and municipal procedure issues at play

  • Sep 22, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Analysis: Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada

Polticians need to implement environmental policies or people will go elsewhere

Trees burnt by the White Rock Lake wildfire earlier this month are seen in Monte Lake, B.C., on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

All in the margins: The size of a Liberal victory could depend on B.C. results

Liberals may even have an outside chance of winning a razor-thin majority

  • Sep 19, 2021
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes a campaign stop in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

LETTER: Doug McCallum disrespects both the environment and Surrey residents

Surrey mayor acts like dictator when people oppose his money-wasting, tree-killing projects

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

‘Left Coast’ and balance of power: NDP’s B.C. strength could be key to minority government

The NDP won 24 seats in the 2019 federal election, and almost half (11) are in B.C.

  • Sep 17, 2021
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh puts on his jacket following a morning announcement in Sioux Lookout, Ont., Monday, September 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 16, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Surrey council is back in chambers, separated by plexiglass. (Screen shot)

OUR VIEW: Surrey public hearing ban will cost taxpayers

Safe Surrey Coalition majority on city council really outdone itself this time

  • Sep 15, 2021
Surrey council is back in chambers, separated by plexiglass. (Screen shot)
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)

MALCOLMSON: Transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.

Two years ago, government launched a 10-year plan called A Pathway to Hope

  • Sep 15, 2021
Provincial Minister of Mental Health and Addictions announced grants for six communities and organizations on Vancouver Island to address overdose response and awareness efforts. (Black Press file)
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Vaccine Politics: Will COVID-19 affect the outcome of the federal election in B.C.?

Week 3 of federal election analysis by columnist Bruce Cameron focuses on the effects of COVID-19

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 9, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Sep 9, 2021
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Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: ‘We can never forget, that’s what we promised’

20th anniversary of 9/11 at Peace Arch will be scaled-down but important, nonetheless

  • Sep 8, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey foot stink fueled by juvenile feud

It’s not every day you go grocery shopping and someone drives over your foot

  • Sep 8, 2021
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)

I work at a COVID-19 vaccine clinic, here’s what people ask when getting their shot

By Ehsan Misaghi, Clinician-Scientist Trainee, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and Faculty…

Interior Health nurses were administering COVID-19 vaccines to seniors and care aides in Kelowna on Tuesday, March 16. In Salmon Arm on March 11, guests, staff and support personnel at the Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter at McGuire Lake were vaccinated. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press)
BC Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring. (Photo: Chad Hipolito/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

LETTER: Mask rules in B.C. schools not enough to keep everyone safe: teachers’ fed prez

‘Parents, we need your help to protect all students in B.C.’s K–12 learning environments’

  • Sep 1, 2021
BC Teachers’ Federation president Teri Mooring. (Photo: Chad Hipolito/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

OUR VIEW: Looming Surrey school year again laden with angst

COVID-19 continues to be apex of parent and staff concerns as 74,000 students return to the district’s 129 schools

  • Sep 1, 2021
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (File photo/submitted)

LETTER: We are living proof of authenticity, momentum of Surrey Police Vote campaign

‘Countless community leaders and supporters have reached out to ask how they can help’

  • Sep 1, 2021
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (File photo/submitted)
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact many B.C. ridings

At the federal level, the Green Party led by Elizabeth May held three of the 42 seats in B.C. not so long ago

  • Aug 30, 2021
<strong>It’s not easy being Green: Erosion of overall support for Paul could impact outcome in many B.C. ridings</strong>Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Federal Green party leader Annamie Paul cuts the ribbon of her campaign office in Toronto Centre on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
(Black Press Media file photo)

LETTER: Column on spraying children with hose had heart

Anyone who read Simpson’s work will understand he would never knowingly hurt someone

  • Aug 26, 2021
(Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)

FINLAYSON: Time for a ‘health check’ on the tourism industry as summer winds down

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Aug 26, 2021
B.C. Premier John Horgan said on June 3 that COVID-19 restrictions won't be eased regionally, “If people want to book arrangements at their favourite place in B.C, you can certainly do that now, but there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to get there,” Horgan said. (NEWS file photo)