Opinion

Chief Constable Norm Lipinski, Surrey Police Service. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: Lipinski’s role in gross misuse of taxpayers’ cash in Delta is concerning

Reader says expenditure should have been presented to Delta council

  • Feb 12, 2021
Chief Constable Norm Lipinski, Surrey Police Service. (Submitted photo)
TEASER PHOTO: CHARAN GILL

LETTER: Charan Gill was truly inspiring

Gill’s death is a sad loss to the Lower Mainland

  • Feb 11, 2021
TEASER PHOTO: CHARAN GILL
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Feb. 11, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Feb 11, 2021
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A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.

If you think Black history isn’t Canadian history, think again

‘In a community with a relatively small number of Black residents, it would be easy to let Black History Month pass without pausing’

  • Feb 10, 2021
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.
COVID fatigue is real – and its implications might be felt for years. But now is not the time to surrender to it, argues <em>Now-Leader</em> editor Beau Simpson.

SIMPSON: We’re all tired of COVID, so let’s finish what we started

Exhausting stream of bad news amplifies COVID fatigue but now’s not time to surrender to it

  • Feb 10, 2021
COVID fatigue is real – and its implications might be felt for years. But now is not the time to surrender to it, argues <em>Now-Leader</em> editor Beau Simpson.
16th Avenue in South Surrey. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)

LETTER: Massive growth without forethought is disastrous

Municipalities build to bring in more people, but don’t upgrade infrastructure

  • Feb 5, 2021
16th Avenue in South Surrey. (File photo: Aaron Hinks)
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
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: Surrey’s new police service compounding stress on cops

Reader says SPS new deputy chief will have a lot of workplace stress to deal with

  • Feb 4, 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)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Feb. 4, 2021)

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  • Feb 4, 2021
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The Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

OUR VIEW: Great, there’s a new road menace to worry about

Driver who left path of destruction in his wake given shot of Narcan to bring him back, police say

  • Feb 3, 2021
The Surrey RCMP is investigating its third suspected drug-impaired driving incident this week, following a serious crash in Newton Friday evening (Jan. 29). At least three vehicles were involved in the crash near Highway 10 and 152nd Street on Friday. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
Google Maps image of 96 Avenue and 137 Street, Surrey

ZYTARUK: If someone is down on a sidewalk, you help them for God’s sake

Surrey sisters remind us that we are all our brother’s keeper

  • Feb 3, 2021
Google Maps image of 96 Avenue and 137 Street, Surrey
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.
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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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Jan. 28, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • 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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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Jan. 21, 2021)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • 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)