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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Aug. 26, 2021)

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  • Aug 26, 2021
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Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Surrey, White Rock and Delta ridings have pivotal role to play in federal election

Challenge for Liberals to hold onto four of six area seats, writes Frank Bucholtz

  • Aug 25, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents, Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (Photo submitted)

LETTER: Surrey policing referendum campaign reeks like astroturf

And scent trail leads right back to National Police Federation

  • Aug 25, 2021
Surrey Police Vote citizens initiative proponents, Darlene Bennett, left, and Eileen Mohan. (Photo submitted)
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)

Poised for majority or upset? Hopes and fears in 1st week of Canada’s election campaign

First week of this short five-week federal election campaign kicked off with appearances in B.C.

  • Aug 23, 2021
Federal election campaign stops across Canada in the second week of August 2021. (Canadian Press photos)
(Photo by Sean Feagan / Black Press Media)

SIMPSON: Believe it or not, spraying children with a hose doesn’t guarantee a good time

If you’re a firefighter? No problem. If not, put the garden hose down if you know what’s good for you.

(Photo by Sean Feagan / Black Press Media)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Aug. 19, 2021)

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  • Aug 18, 2021
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Aug. 12, 2021)

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  • Aug 12, 2021
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Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Screenshot from Sebastian Sajda YouTube video)

LETTER: We need to hold Surrey’s leadership accountable

They need to wake up and listen, reader argues

  • Aug 11, 2021
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Screenshot from Sebastian Sajda YouTube video)
The destruction of trees at Green Timbers Urban Forest is stunning, says one reader. (Photo: Robert Kolpin)

LETTER: Loss of trees in Surrey is stunning

Public must know how much of Green Timbers is being lost forever, reader says

  • Aug 11, 2021
The destruction of trees at Green Timbers Urban Forest is stunning, says one reader. (Photo: Robert Kolpin)
People sing and drum at a memorial outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

OUR VIEW: Sept. 30 will serve as solemn reminder

Assigning Sept. 30 as day to commemorate victims, survivors of residential schools is the least the federal and provincial governments can do

  • Aug 5, 2021
People sing and drum at a memorial outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School to honour the 215 children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility, in Kamloops, B.C., on Monday, May 31, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Aug. 5, 2021)

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  • Aug 5, 2021
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Friends of Bear Creek Park held a ‘yellow-ribbon event’ on Saturday (June 12, 2021), with protesters at 84th Avenue and King George Boulevard and 84th Avenue and 140th Street. People were asked to tie a yellow ribbon in their yard “to celebrate and to show support for our trees in Bear Creek Park.” (Photo: Lauren Collins)

LETTER: Protect our Surrey parks

Planned extension of 84th Avenue would result in loss of natural beauty

  • Aug 2, 2021
Friends of Bear Creek Park held a ‘yellow-ribbon event’ on Saturday (June 12, 2021), with protesters at 84th Avenue and King George Boulevard and 84th Avenue and 140th Street. People were asked to tie a yellow ribbon in their yard “to celebrate and to show support for our trees in Bear Creek Park.” (Photo: Lauren Collins)
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

LETTER: Surrey RCMP officer was amazing

The team was exactly what a fraught mom needed

  • Aug 1, 2021
The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

LETTER: Surrey councillor’s flip-flopping is suspect

‘It’s the price of politics, but it is also a theatre of what we could expect’

  • Jul 31, 2021
Frank Bucholtz

COLUMN: Splitting opposition for Surrey mayor’s seat will benefit McCallum

If many contenders step up 2022 municipal election could be a repeat of 2018

  • Jul 29, 2021
Frank Bucholtz
Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (July 29, 2021)

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  • Jul 28, 2021
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OUR VIEW: Surrey council’s wee-hours ways a concern

‘When it creeps up to one and two in the morning, we’re not at our best,’ Councillor Linda Annis notes

  • Jul 28, 2021
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Vehicles travel Fraser Highway through a section of Green Timbers Urban Forest where the future SkyTrain line will be built. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

OUR VIEW: Stay cool behind the wheel during Surrey traffic delays

Work to four-lane part of Fraser Highway to accommodate SkyTrain extension means road closures

  • Jul 22, 2021
Vehicles travel Fraser Highway through a section of Green Timbers Urban Forest where the future SkyTrain line will be built. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
(Phil McLachlan – Western News)

We can’t predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it

Twenty years ago, there were no national statistics on wildfire evacuations

(Phil McLachlan – Western News)