Editorials

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EDITORIAL: Canadian population more stressed out now than during 2020 lockdowns

There is comfort in knowing that strife challenges us to strive for something better

  • Jan 21, 2022
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EDITORIAL: Skyrocketing home prices are unsustainable

‘A disruption to housing will affect all of us, directly or indirectly’

  • Jan 14, 2022
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It shouldn’t come as a surprise there was no consensus in the choice of just one ‘word of the year.’ Photo: Unsplash

Editorial: ‘Perseverance’ a good word for 2021 in B.C.

A look at words of the year and jargon that needs to go

  • Jan 7, 2022
It shouldn’t come as a surprise there was no consensus in the choice of just one ‘word of the year.’ Photo: Unsplash
Volunteer Kim Davies fills a sandbag at Townsend Park Nov. 30, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

EDITORIAL: 2021 showcased community spirit

In a year of disasters people showed who they really were

  • Dec 30, 2021
Volunteer Kim Davies fills a sandbag at Townsend Park Nov. 30, 2021. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
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OPINION: The unofficial science of Santa Claus

Sure, Santa is real, but how powerful is he?

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EDITORIAL: A time for generosity

Support is needed for those affected by recent weather disasters

  • Dec 3, 2021
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau vacationing at a beachfront property in Tofino on Sept. 30. (Nora O’Malley/ Black Press photo)

EDITORIAL: Prime Minister did not read the room on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

His decision cost him the respect of many Indigenous and non-Indigenous people across the country

  • Oct 8, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau vacationing at a beachfront property in Tofino on Sept. 30. (Nora O’Malley/ Black Press photo)
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)

EDITORIAL: An everyday hero turned superhero

41 years after Terry Fox ran, his legacy continues to thrive

  • Sep 18, 2021
Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)
Most of us only have pocket change compared to billionaires, who could do so much better with their money for the world than sending ordinary citizens into space. (Black Press photo)

EDITORIAL: Billionaires not on same planet

Carrying tourists into space doesn’t seem too important now

  • Aug 6, 2021
Most of us only have pocket change compared to billionaires, who could do so much better with their money for the world than sending ordinary citizens into space. (Black Press photo)

EDITORIAL: Extreme weather events are here to stay

It will take planning and management to cope in the coming years

  • Jul 9, 2021
June is Pride Month.

EDITORIAL: We can make progress during Pride Month

In Chilliwack we get ever closer to becoming a community where everyone is accepted

June is Pride Month.
Nichole Lowther plays with her son in their living room. She wasn’t diagnosed with autism until Matthew, now six, was diagnosed a few years ago. (David Swanson | Philadelphia Inquirer)

EDITORIAL: April is World Autism Month

‘Its prevalence in Canada has increased by more than 100 per cent in the past 10 years’

  • Apr 17, 2021
Nichole Lowther plays with her son in their living room. She wasn’t diagnosed with autism until Matthew, now six, was diagnosed a few years ago. (David Swanson | Philadelphia Inquirer)
B.C. health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix wore pink shirts to showcase this year’s motto: “Lift each other up.” (Twitter/PinkShirtDay)

EDITORIAL: We shouldn’t have to have a Pink Shirt Day, but we do

‘Children are a product of their environment’

  • Feb 24, 2021
B.C. health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and health minister Adrian Dix wore pink shirts to showcase this year’s motto: “Lift each other up.” (Twitter/PinkShirtDay)
Organ donation form from BC Transplant. (BC Transplant)

Editorial: Opt-out organ donation the way to go

In most places in Canada, including British Columbia, you have to sign up to be an organ donor.

  • Feb 1, 2021
Organ donation form from BC Transplant. (BC Transplant)
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EDITORIAL: No, Christmas isn’t cancelled

COVID-19 vaccine is the start of a long road back to a version of normal

  • Dec 23, 2020
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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

OPINION: On rights, freedoms, and wearing masks

The Charter guarantees our rights and freedoms ‘only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law’

  • Dec 8, 2020
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A black bear seen at a resident's bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)

EDITORIAL: Conservation officers don’t kill bears – we do

It’s storybook thinking to believe urbanized bears can be relocated to a leafy place in the forest.

  • Nov 20, 2020
A black bear seen at a resident's bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)
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EDITORIAL: Whose side are you on?

Editor Adam Louis says there’s no change without making your voice known

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EDITORIAL: Finding the balance between unfounded fear and delusions

EDITORIAL: Finding the balance between unfounded fear and delusions

Critical thinking is important but we cannot give in to irrational fear

  • Sep 16, 2020
EDITORIAL: Finding the balance between unfounded fear and delusions
Now that “Finger Lickin’ Good” is on hold, maybe there are better slogans out there. (Black Press File Photo)

EDITORIAL: Won’t somebody think of the chickens?

Observer editor Adam Louis brainstorms new advertising slogans

Now that “Finger Lickin’ Good” is on hold, maybe there are better slogans out there. (Black Press File Photo)