Opinion

Do you have someone you would like to thank? Or maybe something to get off your chest? Email your rose or rotten tomato to edit@surreynowleader.com.

Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 29, 2020)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Oct 29, 2020
Do you have someone you would like to thank? Or maybe something to get off your chest? Email your rose or rotten tomato to edit@surreynowleader.com.
Pixabay image

OUR VIEW: Grow up and join the fight against COVID-19 in Surrey

All of us in Surrey need to ask ourselves if we are on the right side of the fight against COVID-19, or are we not

  • Oct 28, 2020
Pixabay image
B.C.’s parliament building, Victoria. (Photo: Tom Fletcher)

ZYTARUK: Votes come at a premium price. Time to pay the tab

Promises are rained upon the voting public much like confetti being blasted from the maw of a cannon, or particles of ash spewn from an erupting volcano

  • Oct 27, 2020
B.C.’s parliament building, Victoria. (Photo: Tom Fletcher)
video
Surrey students build shed for school as part of math class
Canada's favourite: Award recognizes Surrey elementary school crossing guard
Dozens pay tribute to Surrey mom killed by runaway cargo van
Dr. Steve Whitehouse 2020 CLA Honourable Mention, Leader of Year
Do you have someone you would like to thank? Or maybe something to get off your chest? Email your rose or rotten tomato to edit@surreynowleader.com.

Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 22, 2020)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Oct 22, 2020
Do you have someone you would like to thank? Or maybe something to get off your chest? Email your rose or rotten tomato to edit@surreynowleader.com.
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)
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.
Do you have someone you would like to thank? Or maybe something to get off your chest? Email your rose or rotten tomato to edit@surreynowleader.com.

Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 15, 2020)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Oct 15, 2020
Do you have someone you would like to thank? Or maybe something to get off your chest? Email your rose or rotten tomato to edit@surreynowleader.com.
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)
Do you have someone you would like to thank? Or maybe something to get off your chest? Email your rose or rotten tomato to edit@surreynowleader.com.

Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 8, 2020)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Oct 8, 2020
Do you have someone you would like to thank? Or maybe something to get off your chest? Email your rose or rotten tomato to edit@surreynowleader.com.
File photo

OUR VIEW: No drone MLAs, please

Voters don’t need toadies

  • Oct 7, 2020
File photo
(Photo: Pixabay)

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
Do you have someone you would like to thank? Or maybe something to get off your chest? Email your rose or rotten tomato to edit@surreynowleader.com.

Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Oct. 1, 2020)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Oct 1, 2020
Do you have someone you would like to thank? Or maybe something to get off your chest? Email your rose or rotten tomato to edit@surreynowleader.com.
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)
File photo

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
File photo
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