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LETTER: Letter critical of Strahl was bang on

‘Strahl’s endless harping on the Liberal economic policies are so repetitive and tiresome’

  • Nov 25, 2022
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LETTER: MP Strahl is doing his job as opposition

‘Mr. Strahl should be loudly applauded for all his hard work’

  • Nov 25, 2022
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LETTER: Zajac Ranch is an excellent camp

‘No reason to knock the organization that has provided both joy to the children and a welcome respite to their parents’

  • Nov 25, 2022
Hundreds of people came out to the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park in downtown Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Shame on Justin Trudeau for being overseas on November 11

‘You would think the leader of our country could take time on Remembrance Day’

  • Nov 18, 2022
Hundreds of people came out to the Remembrance Day ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park in downtown Chilliwack on Nov. 11, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Sandra Di Curzio and her 12-year-old daughter Chiara McGettigan. Di Curzio is upset because Zajac Ranch in Mission was unable to accept Chiara for an overnight camp unless Di Curzio provided 24-hour one-on-one support. (Deborah Caswell photo)

LETTER: Special needs children are routinely left out

‘It is a human rights violation to be excluded on the basis of disability’

  • Nov 18, 2022
Sandra Di Curzio and her 12-year-old daughter Chiara McGettigan. Di Curzio is upset because Zajac Ranch in Mission was unable to accept Chiara for an overnight camp unless Di Curzio provided 24-hour one-on-one support. (Deborah Caswell photo)
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LETTER: MP Strahl’s complaints about Trudeau are not constructive

‘Worrisome that Canada’s grand old party has now taken the lead from the U.S. Trump administration’

  • Nov 18, 2022
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LETTER: RCMP didn’t deal with this reader’s credit card fraud

‘If your credit card is stolen immediately contact the credit card company and don’t bother the RCMP’

  • Nov 10, 2022
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The newly-elected Chilliwack School Board was sworn in on Nov. 7, 2022. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Chilliwack school trustee Heather Maahs takes issue with editor’s column

‘In its quest to make the news less boring this paper has consistently sensationalized the news’

  • Nov 10, 2022
The newly-elected Chilliwack School Board was sworn in on Nov. 7, 2022. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Five Corners looking west on Sept. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Let’s build a Popove-drop off zone downtown Chilliwack

A shortage of disable parking spots at Five Corners

  • Nov 10, 2022
Five Corners looking west on Sept. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Enforcement of fireworks bylaw isn’t happening

‘Bylaws were supposed to have been enhanced but they haven’t changed’

  • Nov 4, 2022
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Barry Neufeld as pictured in a photo from his Facebook page. (Facebook)

LETTER: Calling Barry Neufeld an ‘old man’ is ageist

Editor Paul Henderson’s comments were ‘discriminatory’ and ‘denigrating’

  • Nov 4, 2022
Barry Neufeld as pictured in a photo from his Facebook page. (Facebook)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)

LETTER: Those with criminal records should not be allowed to run for office

And those convicted should lost their jobs

  • Nov 4, 2022
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)
greg perry editorial cartoon gas prices

LETTER: Gas price fixing needs to be investigated

‘This should be dealt with at the legislative level’

  • Nov 4, 2022
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Carin Bondar. (Submitted photo)

LETTER: Chilliwack school trustees throwing lawsuits around like Halloween candy

A phrase of wisdom passed: ‘Sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you’

  • Oct 28, 2022
Carin Bondar. (Submitted photo)
There was a ‘marked increase’ in fireworks complaints in Chilliwack on Halloween 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Fireworks are not only illegal, they are traumatizing to pets

They also injure people, trigger PTSD or sensory issues and cause wildfires

  • Oct 28, 2022
There was a ‘marked increase’ in fireworks complaints in Chilliwack on Halloween 2020. (Paul Henderson/ The Chilliwack Progress file)
(Ben Hohenstatt / Black Press Media)

LETTER: Voting is supposed to give people a voice

Perhaps the smart Chilliwack voters were the ones who didn’t vote at all

  • Oct 28, 2022
(Ben Hohenstatt / Black Press Media)
A woman casts her vote for the federal election in a polling station on Toronto's Ward Island on Monday, May 2, 2011. Members of a Manitoba First Nation are heading to the ballot box in unprecedented circumstances caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

LETTER: Elected officials need to remember to maintain respect for minority rights

‘There has been too much demonization from all corners of the political spectrum’

  • Oct 21, 2022
A woman casts her vote for the federal election in a polling station on Toronto's Ward Island on Monday, May 2, 2011. Members of a Manitoba First Nation are heading to the ballot box in unprecedented circumstances caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Derek Lints wipes away tears as he speaks about his son Daniel, 17, at his home in Pilot Mound, Man., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Daniel Lints was sexually exploited online in February and committed suicide as a result. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

LETTER: Teen boys are also ‘sextorted’ on the internet

Amanda Todd story drew international attention but it should be noted that males are also targeted

  • Oct 21, 2022
Derek Lints wipes away tears as he speaks about his son Daniel, 17, at his home in Pilot Mound, Man., on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Daniel Lints was sexually exploited online in February and committed suicide as a result. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
Webster Park. (GoogleMaps)

LETTER: Chilliwack residents bullied out of park by rude teenagers

Swearing and smoking in front of young kids then hurling verbal abuse when asked to keep it down

  • Oct 21, 2022
Webster Park. (GoogleMaps)
Const. Jordan Braid, Chilliwack RCMP, with Neon at left is one of seven new graduates from the police dog program posing for a photo at BC RCMP headquarters in Surrey on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (Anna Burns photo)

LETTER: Ex-cop says police dogs are a great help dealing with violent offenders

‘I cannot calculate the times I would like to have had the benefit of a service dog to assist me’

  • Oct 14, 2022
Const. Jordan Braid, Chilliwack RCMP, with Neon at left is one of seven new graduates from the police dog program posing for a photo at BC RCMP headquarters in Surrey on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. (Anna Burns photo)
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