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Roses and Rotten Tomatoes (Nov. 9, 2023)

Our weekly collection of compliments and complaints sent in by readers
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• Rotten tomatoes to the City of Surrey for putting curbs along separate bike lanes from travelled road lanes on some roadways. There is now no way a vehicle can pull to the right when an emergency vehicle is behind them. This is a major safety issue.

• Rotten tomatoes to the people who were setting off fireworks in Robson Park on Oct 28. Clean up after yourselves. Also rotten tomatoes to the City of Surrey. What is the point of having a bylaw that you can’t – or won’t – enforce?

• A yard full of rotten tomatoes to my neighbour for taking his grass out and putting in concrete in the front and back yard. Instead of listening to a lawn mower at 9 a.m. in the summer months, we now listen to a leaf blower (the leaves stain the concrete) and a power washer in the spring, summer, fall and winter.

• A bus load of rotten tomatoes to the heap of broken glass swept under Bay 2 – 321 Surrey Central – bench at Newton Exchange bus loop. Shame on TransLink for the lack of bus shelter cleanup after weekly complaints.

• A big disrespectful bag of rotten tomatoes go out to the annoying teenagers who kept screaming their heads off behind me at the Jason Derulo concert at the PNE late last summer. How about showing some respect for those who are trying to enjoy themselves? If you want to scream so much, move to the back.

• Roses to the residents of Chartwell Imperial Place who collected and donated $500 to the Surrey Food Bank. Roses to all other retirement homes who can match this goal.

• Rotten tomatoes to the people who broke the law by setting off fireworks. Hopefully next year Surrey will have drones to take pictures of where these fireworks are being set off and appropriate fines delivered and names published.

• Roses to The Royal Canadian Legion 229. The volunteers put in many hours raising money for our veterans and their families. Brenda leads the poppy campaign and SharenLee organizes the Ladies Auxiliary and puts in many hours having all tasks running smoothly. The many volunteers are appreciated for their hard work.