Editorials

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EDITORIAL: Blue Monday concept is bogus

There’s no evidence one day should be the saddest compared to any other

  • Jan 20, 2023
A mixed-use housing building under construction in Langley City on Dec. 5, 2023. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

EDITORIAL: A house is a home, not a bank

Seeing housing as an investment first isn’t good for our economy

  • Jan 13, 2023
The Nanaimo Airport is among those seeing an increase in traffic at the best of times and then the crowds go through the roof at Christmastime. (File photo by Nanaimo News Bulletin)

EDITORIAL: Christmas travel challenges should not be a surprise

It’s always busy over the holidays and flights can potentially be cancelled

  • Jan 6, 2023
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EDITORIAL: Let’s rise above the challenges of a new year

It is times like these to extend a helping hand to the downtrodden

  • Dec 30, 2022
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EDITORIAL: The holiday season doesn’t need to be perfect

Wonderful time of the year can be ruined by high expectations

  • Dec 24, 2022
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Chilliwack city hall. (City of Chilliwack)

EDITORIAL: Inflation will likely affect municipal taxes and utility rates

Those creating city hall’s budget in the new year will face serious financial pressures

  • Dec 17, 2022
Chilliwack city hall. (City of Chilliwack)
From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)

EDITORIAL: Food needs exist throughout the year, not just at Christmas

‘Social assistance funding, pension rates, housing costs all contribute to the need for food banks’

  • Dec 10, 2022
From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)
B.C. Premier David Eby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

EDITORIAL: Premier is in the hot seat

David Eby has a lot of work to do and two years to get going on it

  • Dec 2, 2022
B.C. Premier David Eby. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
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EDITORIAL: The world is once again standing on a precipice

There is a disturbing trend towards admiration for autocracy

  • Nov 25, 2022
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A recent month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash. (Black Press Media files)

EDITORIAL: Handgun ban will be a test case

Pistols are now harder to come by in Canada, but will that impact crime?

  • Nov 18, 2022
A recent month-long initiative by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in the Okanagan led to the seizure of illicit drugs, weapons, firearms, and cash. (Black Press Media files)
A member of the Royal Canadian Air Force salutes as he lays a wreath by the cenotaph at All Sappers Memorial Park on Remembrance Day 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

EDITORIAL: Nov. 11 is a day to consider the high cost of war

More than 2.3 million Canadians have served, more than 118,000 have died in service to this country

  • Nov 11, 2022
A member of the Royal Canadian Air Force salutes as he lays a wreath by the cenotaph at All Sappers Memorial Park on Remembrance Day 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Signage mark the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on economic growth this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EDITORIAL: Immigration is changing Canada

Of course, immigration is nothing new in this country

  • Nov 5, 2022
Signage mark the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on economic growth this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Chilliwack city council on March 16, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

EDITORIAL: Election results may just show that Chilliwack voters are satisfied

All five council incumbents and mayor re-elected

  • Oct 28, 2022
Chilliwack city council on March 16, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)

OPINION w/VIDEO: Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis

‘It’s time those responsible for protecting B.C.s environment spent a little more time out here with us’

  • Oct 20, 2022
Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)
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EDITORIAL: Don’t forget to have your say on Election Day

Chilliwack municipal voters go to the polls on Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Oct 14, 2022
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Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Count the cost of candidates’ election promises

Expanding services costs money and cutting taxes has services implications

  • Oct 7, 2022
Hand of a person casting a vote into the ballot box during elections. (File photo)
Protesters and counter-protestors shared their polarizing views on the contentious SOGI 123 curriculum at the B.C. Legislature in 2018. (Keri Coles/News Staff)

EDITORIAL: Compassion is at the core of SOGI

Wild and inaccurate claims about the school resource are likely to be heard during trustee election

  • Sep 30, 2022
Protesters and counter-protestors shared their polarizing views on the contentious SOGI 123 curriculum at the B.C. Legislature in 2018. (Keri Coles/News Staff)
The real estate market is cooling in Chilliwack and across the region. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Only some housing solutions can be found at local council tables

Civic leaders will need partners at provincial and federal levels to tackle the affordability crisis

  • Sep 24, 2022
The real estate market is cooling in Chilliwack and across the region. (File photo)
Buckingham Palace is a huge tourist attraction, as is the British monarchy. (Photo courtesy Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay)

Editorial: We need a relevant monarchy

If the British monarchy is to continue, it needs to be dragged into the 21st Century

  • Sep 17, 2022
Buckingham Palace is a huge tourist attraction, as is the British monarchy. (Photo courtesy Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay)
Homes are surrounded by floodwaters in Sohbat Pur city of Jaffarabad, a district of Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. The flooding has all the hallmarks of a catastrophe juiced by climate change, but it is too early to formally assign blame to global warming, several scientists tell The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)

EDITORIAL: Coming together in crisis

Even if you don’t believe the science behind climate change, the fixes needed are otherwise beneficial

  • Sep 2, 2022
Homes are surrounded by floodwaters in Sohbat Pur city of Jaffarabad, a district of Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. The flooding has all the hallmarks of a catastrophe juiced by climate change, but it is too early to formally assign blame to global warming, several scientists tell The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Zahid Hussain)