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OPINION: Prison sentence for a Chilliwack home invasion 6 years ago shows how slow justice can be

BC Supreme Court Justice points to dramatic increase in population no similar increase in courts

BC Hydro crews announced planned outages to hundreds of homeowners all day on Nov. 15, Nov. 16, and Nov. 25 2020 to facilitate moving power poles for road-widening construction. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Planned BC Hydro outages are more than an inconvenience for elderly Chilliwack residents

Several elderly Promontory Lake Estates residents left in perilous situation all day for two days

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
COVID affects everyone, but numbers don't lie and women suffer the worst. (Pixabay)

OPINION: Pressures on mental health rise with increasing COVID-19 case counts

‘This pandemic is pushing the limits of our mental health and our mental health resources’

COVID affects everyone, but numbers don't lie and women suffer the worst. (Pixabay)
(Black Press file)

OPINION: Fraser Health dropping the ball on COVID-19 communication

Chilliwack business owner left in the lurch after her positive test, but no public health direction

(Black Press file)
Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness, who began the campaign as a BC Liberal but left the party on Oct. 15. (Submitted)

OPINION: Every vote counts with election uncertainty in Chilliwack and Chilliwack-Kent

For the first time in a long time there could be very close races in both local ridings

Chilliwack-Kent 2020 provincial election candidates, clockwise from bottom left, Kelli Paddon (NDP), Eli Gagne (Libertarian), Jeff Hammersmark (Green), Jason Lum (Independent), and Laurie Throness, who began the campaign as a BC Liberal but left the party on Oct. 15. (Submitted)
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Find Me My Furever Home - Four kittens at the Chilliwack SPCA
Find Me My Furever Home - Jade and Olive at the Chilliwack SPCA
Find Me My Furever Home - Keith at the Chilliwack SPCA
Relic, a solo exhibition by Krista Kilvert
Single family home sales skyrocketed in the summer months of 2020 in Chilliwack as many people from Metro Vancouver look for more space. (Black Press File)

OPINION: Is COVID-19 turning Chilliwack into a bedroom community?

‘Vancouverites are choosing detached homes in more remote communities over apartments in busy areas’

Single family home sales skyrocketed in the summer months of 2020 in Chilliwack as many people from Metro Vancouver look for more space. (Black Press File)
Diane Janzen at Chilliwack City Council in 2011 before she resigned to run for the federal Liberals (left), and John Martin when he was a BC Conservative candidate at an all-candidates meeting beside Gwen O’Mahony of the NDP. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

OPINION: Who exactly is the right ‘right’ in this election?

An explainer on some of the last decade of drama among BC Liberals and Conservatives in Chilliwack

Diane Janzen at Chilliwack City Council in 2011 before she resigned to run for the federal Liberals (left), and John Martin when he was a BC Conservative candidate at an all-candidates meeting beside Gwen O’Mahony of the NDP. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
The Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sept. 30, 2020, the main stage of which was used for a BC Supreme Court jury trial to maintain proper distancing for pandemic protocols. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

OPINION: The theatre of court proceedings on stage at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre

BC Supreme Court jury trial held on main stage this week to maintain pandemic distancing protocols

The Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Sept. 30, 2020, the main stage of which was used for a BC Supreme Court jury trial to maintain proper distancing for pandemic protocols. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
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ZYTARUK: Fleecing students at U. of Fees

Students are forced to pay a scandalous heap of mandatory fees on top of their tuition

  • Sep 28, 2020
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Students outside Chilliwack Secondary School on Sept. 15, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)

COLUMN: Don’t be surprised to see hordes of teenagers gathering during this pandemic

The complexity and nuance of public health warnings look like mixed messaging to minds young and old

Students outside Chilliwack Secondary School on Sept. 15, 2020. (Jessica Peters/ Chilliwack Progress)
The back side of the Chilliwack River Valley sign. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Beautiful B.C. – Isn’t it great? Shhh… Don’t tell anyone!

Huge numbers flocked to popular Chilliwack River Valley on Labour Day weekend

The back side of the Chilliwack River Valley sign. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A student walks off the bus at a school in Montreal, on Monday, August 31, 2020. (Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

OPINION: Parents reminded to stay calm behind wheel as school starts

Stressful pandemic situation could exacerbate traffic issues, says BCAA

A student walks off the bus at a school in Montreal, on Monday, August 31, 2020. (Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)
OPINION: Grade school students don’t have a voice during COVID pandemic

OPINION: Grade school students don’t have a voice during COVID pandemic

As adults weigh pros and cons of returning kids to school, is anyone asking kids what they think?

OPINION: Grade school students don’t have a voice during COVID pandemic
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term

Stronger tomorrow plan offers blueprint for job-rich recovery, says Jeff Zweig and Greg D’Avignon

  • Aug 5, 2020
Reforming the PST can be a powerful tool to get people, businesses back to work long-term
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)

OPINION: Self-reflection forced by pandemic could improve B.C. justice

Reopening the courts bit by bit is illustrating the good, the bad, and what needs to change

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)

COLUMN: Catching CERB fraud in the act a lesson in staying secure

With new scams and internet fraud constantly a threat, it’s important to stay on top of accounts

Online scams, phone scams and even hackers getting into online accounts can ruin your financial security, so staying on top of the latest scams is important. (Pixabay photo)
OPINION: We’ve reached a Sophie’s Choice decision in COVID-19 pandemic

OPINION: We’ve reached a Sophie’s Choice decision in COVID-19 pandemic

Young people can’t handle much more isolation but the alternative is a terrible second wave

OPINION: We’ve reached a Sophie’s Choice decision in COVID-19 pandemic
Black Lives Matter march in downtown Chilliwack on June 5, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: An open letter to my fellow straight white males

We’ve had one hell of a run these past few thousand years but maybe it’s time to share

Black Lives Matter march in downtown Chilliwack on June 5, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)

COLUMN: Some more appropriate names for Washington NFL team

Finally, Washington’s NFL team would have a name everyone could cheer with pride

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, FedEx Field is less than full during the second half of an NFL football game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants in Landover, Md. The title sponsor of the Redskins’ stadium wants them to change their name. FedEx said in a statement Thursday, July 2, 2020, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.“ (AP Photo/Mark Tenally, File)