Letters

Andre De Grasse of Canada reacts after winning the gold medal in the Men’s 200m final during the summer Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on August 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

LETTER: If we accept climate change, we should ditch Olympic Games

‘Think of the environmental costs involved in producing a two-week diversion for the masses to enjoy’

  • Aug 21, 2021
Andre De Grasse of Canada reacts after winning the gold medal in the Men’s 200m final during the summer Tokyo Olympics in Tokyo, Japan on August 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Tractorgrease owner Jeff Bonner is closing his live music venue in September due to debt incurred during the pandemic, despite it being a “highly successful” business, he said. “I feel like we are losing a great neighbour,” says letter writer David Smith. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Tractorgrease music venue a ‘most unique café, a treasure lost’

‘I feel like we are losing a great neighbour,’ says letter writer

  • Aug 21, 2021
Tractorgrease owner Jeff Bonner is closing his live music venue in September due to debt incurred during the pandemic, despite it being a “highly successful” business, he said. “I feel like we are losing a great neighbour,” says letter writer David Smith. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Perhaps anti-vaxxers should be denied healthcare services

‘If you do not wish to care for yourselves, do not ask others to care for you’

  • Aug 14, 2021
Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Courts should comply with B.C. privacy laws

‘It is concerning that our courts have exempted themselves from B.C. privacy laws’

  • Aug 14, 2021
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)
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LETTER: Wallet returned thanks to kindness of strangers

‘I don’t know who you are, but you are due some wonderful luck,’ says letter writer

  • Aug 14, 2021
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Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

LETTER: Fear is a cause for divisiveness

‘Scientific idea behind vaccines is that they give our immune system a blueprint of an invader’

  • Aug 14, 2021
Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Huge thanks to Chilliwack General Hospital staff

‘We have the best medical staff within Chilliwack that I have ever seen’

  • Aug 14, 2021
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A firefighter drains a hose following a mattress fire at an apartment building on Cook Street in Chilliwack on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Grateful for Chilliwack fire crews

Effort to keep us safe ‘is amazing and is immensely appreciated,’ says letter writer

  • Aug 14, 2021
A firefighter drains a hose following a mattress fire at an apartment building on Cook Street in Chilliwack on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ancient forests at the centre of a dispute around old-growth logging in B.C. are worth more standing in terms of tourism and ecosystem services, a new study finds. (Courtesy/TJ Watt)

LETTER: Wrong to stop old-growth logging

‘Using wood over alternatives saves a considerable amount of carbon dioxide’

  • Aug 6, 2021
Ancient forests at the centre of a dispute around old-growth logging in B.C. are worth more standing in terms of tourism and ecosystem services, a new study finds. (Courtesy/TJ Watt)
Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: A different route towards herd immunity

If the anti-vaxxers just got sick with COVID that would speed things up

  • Aug 6, 2021
Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: A different way to preserve old-growth forest on private land

Six per cent of the land base in B.C. is privately held

  • Aug 6, 2021
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Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson file)

LETTER: Fossil fuel subsidies come from all sides

Federal governments of all stripes continue to prop up the fossil fuel industry

  • Aug 6, 2021
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson file)
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LETTER: Conspiracy theorists are a lethal virus in society

Pandemic will be unnecessarily prolonged if government tries to appease anti-vaxxers

  • Aug 6, 2021
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Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Is Maxime Bernier another Trump?

Bernier will attract white Christian evangelicals, loopy online conspiracy theorists, says reader

  • Jul 24, 2021
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A Canada goose honks at other birds at Sardis Park on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Respect the signs, don’t feed the birds

Rules are in place to protect our wildlife, says letter writer

  • Jul 24, 2021
A Canada goose honks at other birds at Sardis Park on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A stop sign at the corner of Prest Road and First Avenue in Chilliwack on Jan. 28, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Dangerous drivers on both waterways and roads

‘The number of speeders is absolutely unbelievable,’ says Chilliwack resident

  • Jul 24, 2021
A stop sign at the corner of Prest Road and First Avenue in Chilliwack on Jan. 28, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
An Alstom “Coradia iLint” train, touted by the company as the “world’s first hydrogen powered train.” The train is pitched by South Fraser Community Rail group for use from Surrey to Chilliwack along the existing interurban rail line. (Photo: Alstom)

LETTER: SkyTrain announcement condemns Fraser Valley to more congestion

$1.5-billion investment could create communities with a modern 130-kilometre regional railway

  • Jul 16, 2021
An Alstom “Coradia iLint” train, touted by the company as the “world’s first hydrogen powered train.” The train is pitched by South Fraser Community Rail group for use from Surrey to Chilliwack along the existing interurban rail line. (Photo: Alstom)
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Dirtbiker on Hope’s Rotary Trail a cause for concern

‘Let’s use commonsense and use these trails safely,’ says Hope resident

  • Jul 11, 2021
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Ambulance system needs an overhaul

‘I live in trepadation of ever needing an ambulance,’ says letter writer

  • Jul 11, 2021
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A survey of Penticton youth show that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)

LETTER: Community is turning a blind eye to youth homelessness

‘I believe the saying goes “It takes a whole village to raise a child”’

  • Jul 9, 2021
A survey of Penticton youth show that of those surveyed, over 23 per cent have experienced homelessness at some point. (File photo)