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OUR VIEW: Way too many Surrey COVID-19 cases

We all need to take this threat seriously

  • Sep 23, 2020
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A “Keep the RCMP in Surrey” sign. Walter van Halst writes, “From White Rock to Whalley and from Scott Road to the Langley Bypass, there are now more lawn signs demanding to save the RCMP than all parties combined had in the last B.C. election.” (Photo: Walter van Halst)

OPINION: It’s Time for Surrey to be Heard

Which party will listen to Surrey voters?

  • Sep 23, 2020
A “Keep the RCMP in Surrey” sign. Walter van Halst writes, “From White Rock to Whalley and from Scott Road to the Langley Bypass, there are now more lawn signs demanding to save the RCMP than all parties combined had in the last B.C. election.” (Photo: Walter van Halst)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 17, 2020)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Sep 17, 2020
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OUR VIEW: Snap election is last thing we need right now

OUR VIEW: Snap election is last thing we need right now

People are worried about their health and making ends meet – not about who their MLA or MP is

  • Sep 17, 2020
OUR VIEW: Snap election is last thing we need right now
COLUMN: Hiding our true identities in the age of masks

COLUMN: Hiding our true identities in the age of masks

Does the anonymity that results from wearing a mask give some more reason to be rude?

COLUMN: Hiding our true identities in the age of masks
ZYTARUK: Public health, economic health, and the mixed messages in between

ZYTARUK: Public health, economic health, and the mixed messages in between

If you sometimes feel like you’re running Hell’s Gate on a pool noodle, you’re not alone

ZYTARUK: Public health, economic health, and the mixed messages in between
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: A Labour Day snapshot of the B.C. job market

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Sep 10, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 10, 2020)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

  • Sep 10, 2020
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A kid’s colouring page that the Now-Leader recently published from the New Westminster & District Labour Council’s website (nwdlc.ca) is offensive, writes one reader. What do you think?

LETTER: Why did the ‘Now-Leader’ print this offensive pose?

Reader sees obscene gesture in kids colouring book page depicting strong woman

  • Sep 9, 2020
A kid’s colouring page that the Now-Leader recently published from the New Westminster & District Labour Council’s website (nwdlc.ca) is offensive, writes one reader. What do you think?
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020
Laird Cronk is the president and Sussanne Skidmore is the secretary-treasurer for the BC Federation of Labour. (File collage)
Carolyn Cushing’s Grade 4/5 class gets some in-person instruction on geometry and math on Wednesday, June 3. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Carolyn Cushing’s Grade 4/5 class gets some in-person instruction on geometry and math on Wednesday, June 3. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Vancouver Canucks’ Antoine Roussel (26) and Adam Gaudette (88), celebrate a goal on St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington (50) during second period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton on Friday, August 21, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
Vancouver Canucks’ Antoine Roussel (26) and Adam Gaudette (88), celebrate a goal on St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington (50) during second period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton on Friday, August 21, 2020. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Sept. 3, 2020)

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  • Aug 27, 2020
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Video posted to Facebook by Wes Lawrie shows Canucks fans celebrating the team’s “play-in” series win Friday (Aug. 7) at the corner of Scott Road and 72nd Avenue in Surrey.
Video posted to Facebook by Wes Lawrie shows Canucks fans celebrating the team’s “play-in” series win Friday (Aug. 7) at the corner of Scott Road and 72nd Avenue in Surrey.
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (August 20, 2020)

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  • Aug 20, 2020
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OUR VIEW: Surrey needs to get tough on COVIDiots

We all share a stake in helping humanity turn the page on this coronavirus. It’s a team effort

  • Aug 19, 2020
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A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Experts say listening and validating your child’s fears is key

A empty classroom is pictured at Eric Hamber Secondary school in Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: Next 6-12 months not the time for government to hike taxes

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Aug 17, 2020
Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)
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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (August 13, 2020)

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  • Aug 13, 2020
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OUR VIEW: Wards for Surrey worth a hard look

Ward system divvies up city into neighbourhoods with a council member representing an electoral region

  • Aug 12, 2020
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