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Nick Greenizan

REVERSE ANGLE: Getting used to the ‘old normal’ feels like a new experience

Adjusting to crowds, live events and life without masks may take some time

Nick Greenizan
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  • Mar 17, 2022
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Samantha Masyk gases up in Alberta, where the provincial government is cutting gas taxes to offset rising prices at the pump. (Photo: Paul Cowley/Black Press Media)

OUR VIEW: Province of B.C. must act now to ease our pain at pump

Provincial government should follow Alberta’s lead and offer residents some tax relief

  • Mar 16, 2022
Samantha Masyk gases up in Alberta, where the provincial government is cutting gas taxes to offset rising prices at the pump. (Photo: Paul Cowley/Black Press Media)
Surrey’s police transition is one of the largest – if not the largest – in Canadian history, so it is no surprise that it takes time, says Surrey Police Service Chief Norm Lipinski. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

LIPINSKI: When it comes to policing in Surrey, facts are important

Public safety is too important for any of us to be swayed by headlines and social media posts

  • Mar 16, 2022
Surrey’s police transition is one of the largest – if not the largest – in Canadian history, so it is no surprise that it takes time, says Surrey Police Service Chief Norm Lipinski. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
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Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: It’s time for a referendum on Surrey police transition

Public consultation on the issue has been lacking since the beginning

  • Mar 9, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
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  • Mar 3, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Hey, Surrey, what’s the hurry on South Campbell Heights development?

Any proposal unable to withstand a bit of scrutiny should raise red flags

  • Mar 3, 2022
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Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

CAMERON: What freedom truly looks like

Canadians are often portrayed as polite, decent, unassuming, and hard to anger.…

  • Mar 2, 2022
Andrey Goncharuk, 68, a member of the territorial defense stands in the backyard of a house damaged by a Russian airstrike, according to locals, in Gorenka, outside the capital Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Russia renewed its assault on Ukraine's second-largest city in a pounding that lit up the skyline with balls of fire over populated areas, even as both sides said they were ready to resume talks aimed at stopping the new devastating war in Europe. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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LETTERS: It’s worth waiting two minutes at a light to ensure others’ safety

Editor: Regarding the traffic lights on 32 Avenue at the Gethsemani Cemetery…

  • Feb 24, 2022
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Frank Bucholtz

AND FRANKLY: Surrey RCMP set example for how to properly handle Canada’s protests

Smooth and steady enforcement far more effective than that being carried out in other provinces

  • Feb 24, 2022
Frank Bucholtz
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Surrey provincial court, where spitting cases have been tried before. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

ZYTARUK: Cops and gobbers, a Surrey déjà vu

Sadly, people have been spat on here before. Are charges on the way?

Surrey provincial court, where spitting cases have been tried before. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
A Surrey councillor is calling on the city to empty overflowing trash bins in local parks. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

OUR VIEW: Best unburden the bins, Surrey

People using local parks must also do their part by not trying to chuck more trash into overflowing bins

  • Feb 23, 2022
A Surrey councillor is calling on the city to empty overflowing trash bins in local parks. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
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: Bleeding hearts, lawlessness and leadership: ‘Just Watch Me’

Scrolling through my social media feed last week, I came across a…

  • Feb 17, 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)
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LETTER: White Rock doctor saved me from years of pain and despair

Dr. Roy Jackson’s unconditional support and professionalism made me see light at end of tunnel

  • Feb 16, 2022
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Aerial view of Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)

OUR VIEW: Everyone knows Surrey is sexier than Calgary…

Surrey has been ranked Canada’s second sexiest city after Cow Town, but we know better

  • Feb 10, 2022
Aerial view of Surrey. (Photo: surrey.ca)
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LETTERS: Surrey’s political issues similar to 2005, but costlier

Editor: As a resident of Surrey for over 40 years, I am…

  • Feb 10, 2022
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Protesters participating in a cross-country truck convoy protesting measures taken by authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and vaccine mandates gather near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

LETTER: View from the fence shows right and wrong on both sides of ‘freedom convoy’

Nobody on either side of the situation in Ottawa is completely at fault, writes Maureen Kerr

  • Feb 10, 2022
Protesters participating in a cross-country truck convoy protesting measures taken by authorities to curb the spread of COVID-19 and vaccine mandates gather near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)