Editorials

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
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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
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 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)
Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (Canadian Press/HO-Save Old Growth)

EDITORIAL: Eco-terrorists are changing no minds

Tire deflators could create dangerous situations

  • Aug 12, 2022
Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (Canadian Press/HO-Save Old Growth)
(Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett)

EDITORIAL: Where have all the workers gone?

It’s an interesting question with so many job vacancies

  • Aug 5, 2022
(Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett)
(The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)

EDITORIAL: Employers face challenges with low unemployment

Baby Boomers leaving the labour sector are leaving a huge gap

  • Jul 29, 2022
(The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette)
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

EDITORIAL: New leadership heralds new ideas in B.C. politics

Both NDP and Liberals will go into the next election with change at the top

  • Jul 16, 2022
B.C. Liberal leader Kevin Falcon takes questions from the media after speaking at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

EDITORIAL: U.S. abortion decision will have major impacts in Canada

From the practical to the political, Canada will deal with repercussions

  • Jul 8, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Dr. Wenona Hall (File)

EDITORIAL: A more muted Canada Day should be the new normal

‘Canadians need to take the time to learn what it is that we are trying to reconcile’

  • Jul 1, 2022
Dr. Wenona Hall (File)
Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam

EDITORIAL: A massive B.C. problem that cannot be ignored

Investigation into money laundering reveals need for action

  • Jun 24, 2022
Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam