Letters

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 (Chilliwack) had a surprisingly successful Poppy Campaign amid the pandemic in November 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Chilliwack poppy campaign was a success despite the pandemic

Legion Branch 4 president thankful for all the donations and volunteers in difficult times

  • Jan 15, 2021
Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020) was one of three churches in Chilliwack receiving a total of $18,400 in fines for repeatedly violating provincial public health orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Offensive to say that church is non-essential

Gathering or assembling together is essential for what it is to be ‘church’

  • Jan 15, 2021
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LETTER: Outcome of Chilliwack school board byelection will be profound

Silence on SOGI-123, bullying and climate change will only perpetuate board dysfunction

  • Jan 15, 2021
The Portal homeless shelter in downtown Chilliwack is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, with 27 residents and 12 staff having tested positive for the virus last week. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Homeless shelter COVID cases could lead to community spread

Some have not been isolating and are running around town with disregard for general public

  • Jan 14, 2021
The Portal homeless shelter in downtown Chilliwack is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, with 27 residents and 12 staff having tested positive for the virus last week. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
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LETTER: Pandemic points to existing problems in long-term care

‘Canadians are living longer and more of us are dealing with chronic conditions and diseases’

  • Jan 11, 2021
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LETTER: The times they are a changin’… and for the better.

Important and positive green energy advances in 2020

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)
Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: City of Chilliwack should provide credit monitoring to theft victims

City employees should also be disciplined

  • Jan 8, 2021
Chilliwack City Hall. (Chilliwack Progress file)
The Portal homeless shelter in downtown Chilliwack is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, with 27 residents and 12 staff having tested positive for the virus last week. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: COVID protocols not practised at downtown homeless shelter

‘The Portal has endangered hundreds of people and needs to close’

  • Jan 8, 2021
The Portal homeless shelter in downtown Chilliwack is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak, with 27 residents and 12 staff having tested positive for the virus last week. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Politicians travelling abroad during pandemic is unaceptable

‘How dare you treat us like this?’

  • Jan 8, 2021
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Free Grace Baptist Church on Wellington Avenue – seen here on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 – was one of three churches in Chilliwack receiving a total of $18,400 in fines for repeatedly violating provincial public health orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Right to practise religion is not unlimited

If doing so infringes on the rights of others there may be limits

  • Jan 5, 2021
Free Grace Baptist Church on Wellington Avenue – seen here on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 – was one of three churches in Chilliwack receiving a total of $18,400 in fines for repeatedly violating provincial public health orders. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Protecting others is honouring God

Rebecca Stirling voices her agreement with retired pastor

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LETTER: Restrictions placed on church gatherings are ‘beyond unreasonable’

‘Sorry Dr. Bonnie Henry, you and the government of B.C. have over reached into ecclesiastical affairs’

  • Dec 28, 2020
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LETTER: Infectious disease doctor has serious concerns about fur industry and COVID-19 risks

‘The risk to the public may be low but it is not zero and is potentially catastrophic’

  • Dec 28, 2020
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LETTER: Retired Mountie says interfering with church services is a criminal offence

‘It’s concerning that the public health officials are escaping prosecution’

  • Dec 23, 2020
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Screenshot of Pastor James Butler giving a sermon at Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack on Nov. 22, 2020. The church decided to continue in-person services despite a public health order banning worship services that was issued on Nov. 19, 2020. (YouTube)

LETTER: Middle ground for defiant church-goers could have been to protest in law-abiding ways

Illegal activity stems from prevalent message that nothing matters more than my rights and feelings

  • Dec 23, 2020
Screenshot of Pastor James Butler giving a sermon at Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack on Nov. 22, 2020. The church decided to continue in-person services despite a public health order banning worship services that was issued on Nov. 19, 2020. (YouTube)
Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, held in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Can we not collectively do what is needed in a time of crisis?

‘Do they really think that Dr. Bonnie Henry is fabricating all of this, reported all over the world?’

  • Dec 23, 2020
Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, held in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Stretching our good will for peace in 2021

‘In 2021, let us climb the stairway of loving our neighbours’

  • Dec 23, 2020
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LETTER: Sad to see some churches forgetting to love thy neighbour

‘I have found that online church services available and options have grown tremendously’

  • Dec 23, 2020
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