Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (June 9, 2016)

Our weekly feature gives readers a chance to vent about things that enrage them - or to thank a certain someone who made their day.

Send your submissions to


  • Roses to the kind young boy who offered me a seat on the 502 bus. Thank you very much for thinking of me. I could really use it.
  • A bus full of red roses to the person who found and turned in my son’s bus pass on or near the 341 bus from Cloverdale to Newton. My boy has a learning disability an depends on the bus to get to work and back. Your good deed saved my wife and I countless days of bureaucratic frustration.
  • A floaty full of roses to parents who watch their children at pools because so many don’t. Children’s lives are in danger when unsupervised. Get off your phone and be a parent.
  • Roses to the Surrey RCMP officers who came in full force to arrest “problem” neighbours in the Morgan Crossing area and took the time to talk with locals about what happened. Friendly officers are greatly appreciated, and these ones were just that.
  • Roses to my daughter for her amazing performance at Panorama School of Dance recital on Sunday night. You did amazing and we couldn’t be more proud of your dancing and your confidence during your two performances!

Email your Roses to

Rotten Tomatoes

  • Rotten tomatoes to Mayor Linda Hepner for not enforcing Surrey’s illegal suites bylaw. Cheaters are prospering at our expense.
  • Rotten tomatoes to the Cloverdale Rodeo for not ensuring the skateboarders wore helmets. With so many young children watching the parade, this would have been the perfect opportunity to promote helmet safety.
  • Rotten tomatoes to distracted drivers, especially the adult ones. Just because you have a bit more experience on the road does not mean you can be lax.
  • Rotten tomatoes to the people who use express lines at grocery stores and take a full cart or basket through while the rest of us are standing with fewer than 16 items.
  • Rotten tomatoes to doctors’ offices that say if you are more than 15 minutes late you will be charged (even after one calls to say I will be late due to a traffic accident). But if my appointment is for 10 a.m. and I am not taken in until 11 a.m., that is different story.
  • Rotten tomatoes to the women who were allowing their kids to climb a small tree in Kennedy Trail Park and breaking the branches. How destructive!

Email your Rotten Tomatoes to

Just Posted

Sisters, sexual abuse and one Surrey family’s bond in new movie ‘Because We Are Girls’

Cloverdale’s Jeeti Pooni led effort to create the documentary, set to debut at festivals

Surrey Historical Society holds ‘memory social’ Sunday

Gathering will be a chance to offer, share stories

Drowning victim fondly remembered

Immigration consultant Jay Atienza Razon, who worked out of Newton, drowned in a kayaking accident March 29

Khan Michael Bourne, of Sechelt, shot dead in Surrey

Police say Bourne was found laying on the ground, with gunshot wounds

VIDEO: Surrey RCMP investigating after ‘sudden death’ of man found with critical injuries

Police say a man is dead after being found laying on the ground in the 13300-block of 114th Avenue

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

VIDEO: Vanouver Giants come back to earn 4-3 overtime victory

Playing in Spokane for the second consecutive night, the G-Men triumph put them 3-1 in the playoffs

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C. woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Female real estate agents warned of suspicious man in Metro Vancouver

The man requests to see homes alone with the female agent, police say

Most Read