Editorials

Chilliwack students losing the space race

Chilliwack students losing the space race

Nearly 1,000 Chilliwack students will be housed in portable classrooms this winter

Chilliwack students losing the space race
Hope resident Mike Wilson said he faced prejudice and discrimination at the Chilliwack Library, as security guards told him to leave and followed him out Friday, Nov. 2. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Accidental victims

What happens when the authorities think you’re homeless and you’re not?

Hope resident Mike Wilson said he faced prejudice and discrimination at the Chilliwack Library, as security guards told him to leave and followed him out Friday, Nov. 2. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
On Oct. 10, all five of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participated in an all-candidates Q-and-A meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Darren McDonald Photo)

Chilliwack’s next four years

Enthusiasim was high in the recent municipal election. Let’s keep the participation going

On Oct. 10, all five of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participated in an all-candidates Q-and-A meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. (Darren McDonald Photo)
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Find Me My Furever Home - Theodore and Alvin at the Chilliwack SPCA
Find Me My Furever Home - Julius at the Chilliwack SPCA
Chilliwack Christmas Car Giveaway
Find Me My Furever Home - Sunny at the Chilliwack SPCA
People gather on a corner near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., where a shooter opened fire Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, injuring multiple people. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Discord and fear: We reap what we sow

Should we really be surprised where we’re going?

People gather on a corner near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., where a shooter opened fire Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, injuring multiple people. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Opinion: Value for our money

Opinion: Value for our money

Professional development plays an important role in the growth of an elected official. But it shouldn’t be a blank cheque.

Opinion: Value for our money
Canada still has work to be done on trade

Canada still has work to be done on trade

Recent tensions with the U.S. show the need for continued diversification in our trade relations

Canada still has work to be done on trade
OPINION: Let’s keep the campaign debate civil

OPINION: Let’s keep the campaign debate civil

Insults rarely further a debate. They only muddy the answers.

OPINION: Let’s keep the campaign debate civil
OPINION: Make this election count, Chilliwack

OPINION: Make this election count, Chilliwack

Do your research, and vote for something, not against something

OPINION: Make this election count, Chilliwack
Expense guidelines for councillors should be clear

Expense guidelines for councillors should be clear

The City of Chilliwack should develop clear guidelines on what taxpayers will fund

Expense guidelines for councillors should be clear
Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook

DeMeer: Cats and dogs are reigning – and it’s wrong

Princeton editor Andra DeMeer tackles the issue placing pets over people

Joe the cat. Photo: Facebook
More action for homeless in Chilliwack

More action for homeless in Chilliwack

Another 46-unit project a welcome annoucement for the city

More action for homeless in Chilliwack
Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)

EDITORIAL: Vandalism shows need for rainbow crosswalk

Hateful graffiti shows Salmon Arm’s need for a symbol of inclusion

Vandals spray painted the words Make S.A. Straight Again on Salmon Arm’s rainbow crosswalk on Sunday, July 29. (Photo submitted)
EDITORIAL: Leisurely floats can turn deadly on Lower Mainland waters

EDITORIAL: Leisurely floats can turn deadly on Lower Mainland waters

Chilliwack’s lakes and rivers offer a great place to cool off, but their beauty belies their danger

EDITORIAL: Leisurely floats can turn deadly on Lower Mainland waters
Bold vision for Chilliwack’s downtown a step closer to reality

Bold vision for Chilliwack’s downtown a step closer to reality

But bricks and mortar can only take a plan so far without community support

Bold vision for Chilliwack’s downtown a step closer to reality
People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

EDITORIAL: Maryland journalists killed in pursuit of truth

Five people were gunned down in the Capital Gazette newsroom

People gather for a vigil in response to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom, Friday, June 29, 2018, in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md. Prosecutors say Jarrod W. Ramos opened fire Thursday in the newsroom. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Change is coming for Chilliwack city council

Change is coming for Chilliwack city council

With two councillors running for mayor, and another not seeking re-election, what will council look like after the municipal election?

Change is coming for Chilliwack city council
Portable classrooms moved into place at Sardis Elementary. There are currently 93 portables being used in Chilliwack, giving the district the dubious distinction of having the highest student/portable ratio in the region.

Summer school

Elected officials in Chilliwack need to hit the books this some and make the case for school expansion

Portable classrooms moved into place at Sardis Elementary. There are currently 93 portables being used in Chilliwack, giving the district the dubious distinction of having the highest student/portable ratio in the region.
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?

Don’t worry, be happy about pot legalization

  • Jun 26, 2018
Editorial: What’s all the fuss about pot?
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)

EDITORIAL: All children created equal

There are still some who justify President Donald Trump’s treatment of migrant children

  • Jun 19, 2018
The Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo)
Waiting for the next shell casing to fall

Waiting for the next shell casing to fall

Police assurances that ‘the public is not at risk’ provides little comfort

Waiting for the next shell casing to fall