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Roses Rotten Tomatoes (May 12, 2022)

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  • May 12, 2022
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The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing a new electoral map for future elections. The black lines are the current electoral boundaries, while the purple lines show the proposed areas. (Map: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s proposed electoral map puzzling

Cohesion and community identity clearly take a back seat here

  • May 11, 2022
The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing a new electoral map for future elections. The black lines are the current electoral boundaries, while the purple lines show the proposed areas. (Map: Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission)
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Going green in B.C.

‘… the transition to zero-emission transportation will require more than impressive innovations’

  • May 9, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Security, size, design, amenities drive millennials to home ownership

Recent census figures show that “family-friendly” housing is attracting more residents to…

  • May 5, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
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Roses Rotten Tomatoes (May 5, 2022)

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  • May 5, 2022
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Surrey Coun. and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke and Surrey Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum. (File photos: Lauren Collins)

OUR VIEW: Surrey’s election soup thickens with new cop report added

Voters might well experience some indigestion heading into the Oct. 15 civic election.

  • May 4, 2022
Surrey Coun. and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke and Surrey Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum. (File photos: Lauren Collins)
FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)

Cole’s Notes: It’s hard to be young these days

It won’t be easy to solve our problems, but our futures are worth fighting for

FILE: Four-year-old Jonah Arbez holds a protest sign at a Friday’s Strike for Climate on the steps of Nanaimo City Hall in 2019. (Cole Schisler/Black Press)
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LETTERS: Congestion in South Surrey and White Rock already worse than we ever expected

Editor: Re: Highrises a growing fact of life in many parts of…

  • Apr 28, 2022
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Nick Greenizan

COLUMN: Puppy content proves the perfect online palate cleanser

Posts of friends’ furry family members can only help improve mental health

Nick Greenizan
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Roses & Rotten Tomatoes (April 28, 2022)

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  • Apr 28, 2022
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Surrey council chambers at city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Ombudsperson’s advice to Surrey council was well worth heeding

Safe Surrey Coalition majority on council approved final adoption of Code of Conduct amendments despite Jay Chalke’s counsel

  • Apr 27, 2022
Surrey council chambers at city hall. (File photo)
A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

Legendary Lafleur was an inspiration for a generation of Canadians

COLUMN: Former Canadiens superstar leaves an indelible legacy

A fan pays his respects in front of a bronze statue of Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, Friday, April 22, 2022, in Montreal. Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who helped the Montreal Canadiens win five Stanley Cup titles in the 1970s, has died at age 70. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
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LETTERS: Unprovoked mass slaughter

Editor: Re: “MP’s badge of honour,” Letters, March 31 The continuing unprovoked…

  • Apr 21, 2022
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Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: There’s plenty for Surrey voters to consider before Oct. 15

Next six months should prove interesting, writes Frank Bucholtz

  • Apr 21, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
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Roses & Rotten Tomatoes (April 21, 2022)

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  • Apr 21, 2022
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Surrey council chambers inside city hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: A dark age for civic politics in Surrey

Can anyone deny that this council’s term has not been an all-out circus?

  • Apr 20, 2022
Surrey council chambers inside city hall. (File photo)
Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline

COLUMN: A few stops away: reflections on the New York subway shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was on the subway in New York on the day of the recent shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline
Surrey council chambers inside City Hall. (File photo)

OUR VIEW: Who do these Surrey Council Code of Conduct amendments really serve?

It seems designed to protect members of council from public scrutiny heading into election six long months away

  • Apr 13, 2022
Surrey council chambers inside City Hall. (File photo)