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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (July 13, 2023)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers
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• Big roses to Landmark Theatres for showing the premiere of “Sound of Freedom.” The movie, based on a true story, is an emotional roller coaster and is such an important story that it needs to be told. It exposes an unbelievable darkness but it leaves you with hope. Everyone should see this movie. It is too important of a movie to not see it.

• Rotten tomatoes to drivers coming into Fraser Heights from the overpass, turning right onto 104 Avenue but not using their turn signal in order to beat the left turners to the yield sign. Bad neighbours.

• Rotten tomatoes to Surrey Memorial Hospital. I spent 10 days in a surgical semi-private room and only the areas where nurses walked were cleaned. It was very dusty and very dirty. The windows were so dirty and I was looking out to a dirty outside area with garbage for all my 10 days there. Plus, my tray was never cleaned. Mr. Dix, please clean up Surrey Memorial Hospital.

• Rotten tomatoes to the organization putting flyers about fire safety in my front door. You made it very clear to thieves that we were away for a week.

• I usually enjoy the charm of this column. I am gladdened one reader fished with his wife! I am gladdened that another would shame the moms who pushed past your three-year-old to get to that toy. But I am saddened that the misinformation campaigns have taken root, and the weariness of the subject have seemed to get to others regarding the RCMP contract. Please explain the math to me how the SPS, with their fewer number of boots on the ground at full capacity, putting two members in each car on patrol, will give this city’s citizens better, safer coverage. Perhaps rotten tomatoes should go to Minister Farnworth and his staff, who still have not reached out to, nor returned the calls of our mayor and her staff to discuss this situation. Simplistic snipes are not helpful here, given the huge costs of these delays at $8M per month, let alone actual transition and ongoing increasing costs of the decision. It is Surrey’s public safety we are talking about!

• Roses to the BC Lions, with head office and training field in Surrey. Your team makes us so proud!

• Rotten tomatoes to Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre. This facility is a dump because of all the people who walk into the building and abuse drugs in the washrooms. They even defecate outside in the skate park which is not only disgusting, but very dangerous. It’s too bad that the people who work there have to put up with this garbage on a daily basis.

• Huge piles of rotten tomatoes to teenagers who hang out in public parks and pick fights with others while getting drunk and high. Young people should stay away from alcohol and drugs. That kind of garbage doesn’t make you happy. It only makes you miserable and depressed. Time to get your head straight and clean up your act.

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