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LETTER: Anger over vaccine card shortsighted

Who pays for this stance?

  • Oct 15, 2021
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LETTER: Natural immunity should be acknowledged

‘What is the sense in pressuring those who have had COVID and recovered to receive the vaccine?’

  • Oct 15, 2021
A man carries items in a plastic bag as he walks own Evergreen Way on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The City of Everett is looking at a ban on the bags.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

LETTER: Plastic bags are convenient and multi-use

Senior with a disability disappointed in decision to get rid of plastic bags

  • Oct 15, 2021
Sheets of plastic are seen near pools of water around a landscaped area of the Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery in Chilliwack on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Molson Coors property is still an eyesore

Company seems to be able to thumb their nose at city hall

  • Oct 8, 2021
Sheets of plastic are seen near pools of water around a landscaped area of the Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery in Chilliwack on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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A sample ballot box is seen ahead of the 2019 federal election at Elections Canada’s offices in Gatineau, Que., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

LETTER: First past the post is just not working

‘I feel I’d settle for any of the proportionately representative electoral systems’

  • Oct 8, 2021
A sample ballot box is seen ahead of the 2019 federal election at Elections Canada’s offices in Gatineau, Que., Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

LETTER: Yes to vaccinations, no to passports

‘Two days ago I cancelled my gym membership’

  • Oct 8, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Embattled B.C. forest industry needs government leadership

Industry getting attention ‘for all the wrong reasons’

  • Oct 5, 2021
Logging trucks from around the province arrive at the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in downtown Vancouver to protest forest industry job loss, Sept. 27, 2019. (Kat Slepian/Black Press Media)
Crews work on the construction of Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt near the Vedder River on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Soowahlie kids have right to attend Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt

Chilliwack School District making ‘abhorrent assault’ on Indigenous kids by barring them from new school

  • Oct 2, 2021
Crews work on the construction of Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt near the Vedder River on Thursday, April 1, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
An RCMP cruiser flashes its light as it speeds up Highway 97. (Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press file photo)

LETTER: Wet roads not safe for RCMP chases

RCMP officers ‘should know full well when to call off a chase’

  • Oct 2, 2021
An RCMP cruiser flashes its light as it speeds up Highway 97. (Patrick Davies/100 Mile Free Press file photo)
Anti-vaxxer protesters harassing visitors to a Chilliwack brewery on Sept. 23, 2021 where the NDP government caucus had a meeting. (Submitted)

LETTER: Different standard for anti-vaxxers

Why is violence of the anti-vaxxers being tolerated?

  • Oct 2, 2021
Anti-vaxxer protesters harassing visitors to a Chilliwack brewery on Sept. 23, 2021 where the NDP government caucus had a meeting. (Submitted)
The Fraser Valley Express bus is seen on Spadina Avenue on March 31, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Politicians should take transit

‘Rarely do we see the politicians using public transit themselves’

  • Oct 2, 2021
The Fraser Valley Express bus is seen on Spadina Avenue on March 31, 2015. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Canada should “forbid any Huawei products” here, writes Tom Duncan. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

LETTER: We need to reduce trade with China

How can we get back at ‘terrible dishonest’ country after Michaels held hostage, asks letter-writer

  • Oct 2, 2021
Canada should “forbid any Huawei products” here, writes Tom Duncan. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary student Leandra Ndayifukamiye speaks during a stop on the Reconciliation Walk at Central Community Park in 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

LETTER: Taking the day off for Truth and Reconciliation Day makes a mockery of the tragedy

‘There are so many productive ways for federal institutions and students to honour the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation’

  • Sep 24, 2021
Grade 12 Chilliwack secondary student Leandra Ndayifukamiye speaks during a stop on the Reconciliation Walk at Central Community Park in 2019. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
People’s choices to be immunized against COVID-19 can be complicated, says letter writer. (Priyanka Ketkar/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Virus doesn’t care about your personal choices

Argument about unconstitutionality of vaccine mandates has been debunked

  • Sep 24, 2021
People’s choices to be immunized against COVID-19 can be complicated, says letter writer. (Priyanka Ketkar/Black Press Media)
A health-care worker holds up a sign signalling she needs more COVID-19 vaccines at the ‘hockey hub’ mass vaccination facility at the CAA Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brampton, Ont., on June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

LETTER: Mandatory vaccinations for health-care workers make sense

‘Take this from one who has treated the effects of COVID, it’s no hoax’

  • Sep 24, 2021
A health-care worker holds up a sign signalling she needs more COVID-19 vaccines at the ‘hockey hub’ mass vaccination facility at the CAA Centre during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brampton, Ont., on June 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
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LETTER: New government in Canada must create a seniors strategy

‘Federal election is an opportunity to champion innovative ideas to improve the health-care system’

  • Sep 17, 2021
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A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: Compassion needed, not vaccination coercion

Forcing health-care workers to get vaccinated shows complete disregard for constitutional rights

  • Sep 17, 2021
A health care worker is seen outside the Emergency dept. of the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver on March 30, 2020. he B.C. government says temporary pandemic pay that was promised to essential workers in mid-May should be coming in October. The stipend was promised to hundreds of thousands of essential workers for work done between March and July and some workers say they’re frustrated it still hasn’t arrived. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A man with a sign that read "Question Every thing" at Vedder Road and Yale Road in April 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)

LETTER: Opinion article on ‘death of expertise’ should be required reading

‘Like Darwin said, ignorance is more comforting than knowledge’

  • Sep 17, 2021
A man with a sign that read "Question Every thing" at Vedder Road and Yale Road in April 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Paul Henderson/ Progress file)
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LETTER: There are good people in Chilliwack

Good Samaritans help man who locked keys in car

  • Sep 17, 2021
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