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COLUMN: Let’s all do our part to fight COVID-19
Political co-operation at all levels a welcome development
COLUMN: Cancelling school trips the right thing to do
Surrey School District's decision to cancel student trips to Italy, France and Japan is a good one. There is absolutely no point in students visiting such places in the midst of a worldwide COVID-19 outbreak - one that is being handled with varying degrees of success in different countries.
COLUMN: Surrrey policing announcement puts end to uncertainty, but not to controversy
Surrey Police will be the city's new police force, replacing Surrey RCMP.
COLUMN: Goodwill and pettiness on display in politics
Both the goodwill and pettiness of civic politicians were on full display with the recent apology to White Rock Coun. David Chesney.
Looking back at ’17 heady days’ in 2010
Effects of Vancouver-Whistler Games still being felt across the Lower Mainland
COLUMN: In business, the only constant is change
The retail industry is shifting dramatically, and a story by Black Press Media reporter Tom Zytaruk - which was published in last Friday's Peace Arch News - rekindled memories of how change is not a new thing. It's a constant.
COLUMN: Strong business case for SkyTrain means it’s time to get moving
The business case for SkyTrain along Fraser Highway to Fleetwood, Clayton and Langley City has been made - and it's a strong one. The line will be a key element in helping move the additional 420,000 people expected in the South of Fraser region between now and 2050.
COLUMN: Ontario ride-hailing experience has implications for Surrey
Ride-hailing is now operating in B.C., in a lightning-quick response to the Passenger Transportation Board's approval Jan. 23 of applications by ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft. The next day, both companies were already offering rides in a number of areas of Vancouver.
COLUMN: A valuable resource for newcomers to Canada
A Surrey-based group is doing excellent work in assisting newer Canadians to become more fully-engaged citizens and community members.
Surrey-White Rock group serves as a bridge to Canadian society
Columnist Frank Bucholtz says helping new Canadians 'participate in the community is a great objective'
COLUMN: Good leadership is a crucial component of effective government
Leadership is as crucial in politics as it is in every other area of life. Yet politicians and, in particular, party leaders and mayors, often don't measure up in this most important role. Poor leadership impacts other politicians and it impacts the public. It also impacts our communities.
COLUMN: A year of big changes in Surrey and White Rock
It was quite a year.
COLUMN: Santa’s sack brimming with gifts for council
Usually when Christmas approaches, Santa Claus sits down with me to discuss some of the gifts he is bringing to Surrey and White Rock news makers.
COLUMN: Second hospital for Surrey long overdue
Courtesy of a major financial commitment by the NDP government, Surrey is taking a large step in the right direction. A second hospital will be built in the city - something that is long overdue.
COLUMN: Time for a referendum on Surrey policing transition
Six Surrey NDP MLAs should urge Farnworth to change his mind
COLUMN: Surrey councillors’ non-residence a serious concern
Draft budget's singular focus makes Surrey council members' home address relevant
COLUMN: Community leaders make Surrey a better place to live
A city like Surrey, which is fast-growing, diverse and in a constant state of change, needs good leaders.
COLUMN: South of the Fraser rises again and again
For years, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, White Rock and Langley had one MLA. After May 9, there’ll be 17.
COLUMN: Surrey’s Vaisakhi is a celebration for our entire community
There are important points that all of us, no matter our ethnic or religious backgrounds, can draw from Vaisakhi.