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


Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Aug. 16, 2019)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers

CLICK HERE to send your submission.

  • A big bunch of roses to the flaggers, bylaw officers and city workers who worked at the very busy Pop-Up Junk event Aug. 11. Without exception you were all cheerful, polite, friendly and helpful.
  • This weekend, I went to drop off some stuff at the Surrey Pop-Up Junk event. It was a pretty miserable day – gray, wet, continuously drizzling, and the traffic was endless. Despite that, the amazing staff were so cheery, helpful, and constantly smiling throughout the process. Thank you for your hard work and for helping to organize such an important event!
  • Roses to the woman who wrote the letter about Surrey’s municipal police force. I wondered why temple leaders would join together to support a local force. Thank you so much for helping me make my decision. Go RCMP!
  • Rotten tomatoes to the City of Surrey and its bylaw department for letting oversized trucks and rigs to park in residential neighbourhoods. Wasn’t there a young girl run over and killed a few years back and a ban was put in on large trucks in residential areas? Where are Surrey’s bylaw officers?
  • An ocean full of roses to Surrey RCMP’s anti-gang unit for their amazing work in our communities. They put up with so much crap every day. What they did for me two weeks ago, I’ll never forget it. They went above and beyond to help me and my family. Not only the gang unit but to all the police officers in Surrey, every single one of them is amazing. Rotten tomatoes to Doug McCallum for trying to replace the RCMP in Surrey. The gang violence in our community is not only a police issue, it’s a community issue that we all have to tackle together.

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow us on Twitter

Roses and Rotten TomatoesSurrey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey man found guilty in West Kelowna killing of common-law spouse

Tejwant Danjou was convicted of second-degree murder in the July 2018 death of Rama Gauravarapu in West Kelowna

New collective debuts with Crescent Beach show

Nela Hallwas and Lyn Verra-Lay team for ‘Flow’

Former students’ mural showcasing Delta elementary school’s new logo on hold, for now

Ashriya and Karam Purewal painted the spirit logo last spring; formal logo mural delayed due to COVID

Police ask for help to identify suspect in alleged Surrey break-and-enter

Surrey RCMP say two men ‘kicked down the front door’ of the home

Surrey monitoring traffic as vehicles again clog city streets

Compared with city’s 2019 weekly average, deepest volume reduction was in late March with up to 46 per cent less vehicles

578 British Columbians currently infected with COVID-19

Seventy-eight new cases confirmed in past 24 hours

Conservation seizes fawn illegally kept captive in Vancouver Island home

A Comox Valley resident charged and fined under the Wildlife Act

Pandemic could be driving more parents to get on board with flu shot: study

University of B.C. study gauges willingness for parents to vaccinate children for influenza

Watchdog clears Okanagan RCMP in death of man after arrest over alleged stolen pizzas

The man died in hospital after having difficulty breathing and broken ribs

35,000 doses of fentanyl part of huge Maple Ridge bust

Largest seizure in RCMP detachment’s history included submachine gun, body armour

Have you seen Berleen? B.C. pig destined for sanctuary goes missing

Berleen was less than two weeks from travelling to Manitoba when she vanished

Health Canada says several kids hospitalized after eating edible pot products

People warned not to store cannabis products where children can find them

‘It’s not just about me’: McKenna cites need to protect politicians from threats

Police investigation was launched after someone yelled obscenities at a member of McKenna’s staff

Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

First study of its kind in the U.S. to figure out whether existing lanes or shoulders could be used

Most Read