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LETTER: Too many loud vehicles in Chilliwack

‘The legal limit in B.C. is 83 decibels for cars and 91 decibels for motorcycles’

  • May 21, 2021
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LETTER: A list of Trudeau’s broken promises

Reader predicts Strahl will continue to represent Chilliwack-Hope when the next election rolls around

  • May 21, 2021
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Restoration work recently completed on Atchelitz Creek in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: High praise for restoration work done on Atchelitz Creek

‘Have a look at the beautiful rehabilitation work that has been started on this little urban creek’

  • May 17, 2021
Restoration work recently completed on Atchelitz Creek in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope, delivered a statement in the hybrid sitting of the House of Commons on March 23, 2021, calling on the Liberal government to present a plan for when COVID-19 restrictions can be safely eased. (Screenshot/ Mark Strahl)

LETTER: Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl responds to reader’s criticism

‘Conservatives have been effectively holding this government to account on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic’

  • May 15, 2021
Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope, delivered a statement in the hybrid sitting of the House of Commons on March 23, 2021, calling on the Liberal government to present a plan for when COVID-19 restrictions can be safely eased. (Screenshot/ Mark Strahl)
The SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab in a 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Two recently announced COVID-19 infections in the Northwest Territories have been identified as the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-HO-NIAID-RML, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

LETTER: Pandemic showing that big business holds too much power

Government fail to intervene, perhaps out of fear of being labelled ‘anti-business’

  • May 15, 2021
The SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab in a 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Two recently announced COVID-19 infections in the Northwest Territories have been identified as the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-HO-NIAID-RML, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Volunteers, a conservation officer and an RCMP officer visit the burnt homeless camp on April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Why not get the homeless to clean up the mess they made in the woods?

‘These people are obviously able-bodied and mentally capable of acquiring and transporting all this stuff’

  • May 15, 2021
Volunteers, a conservation officer and an RCMP officer visit the burnt homeless camp on April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Reader says Strahl and Conservatives show a lack of vision

‘The Conservative Party will not win the next election by a long shot’

  • May 15, 2021
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Alina Durham reads a statement in front of a banner with her daughter’s face on it. Shaelene Keeler Bell of Chilliwack was last seen on Jan. 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Mom’s open letter to missing daughter on Mother’s Day

Shaelene Bell last seen in Chilliwack on Jan. 30

  • May 15, 2021
Alina Durham reads a statement in front of a banner with her daughter’s face on it. Shaelene Keeler Bell of Chilliwack was last seen on Jan. 30, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Coho smolts. (Tanis Grower photo)

OPINION: A giant, invisible problem for Fraser salmon and how to fix it

‘Successful examples of salmon-friendly flood control can already be found throughout the Lower Mainland’

  • May 10, 2021
Coho smolts. (Tanis Grower photo)
Bradley Centre long-term care facility at Chilliwack General Hospital on May 4, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Chilliwack MLAs weigh in on the future of long-term care

It’s time to invest in more beds in Chilliwack and to replace the aging Bradley Centre

  • May 4, 2021
Bradley Centre long-term care facility at Chilliwack General Hospital on May 4, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
People wear face masks as they wait to cross a street in Montreal, Saturday, March 27, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

LETTER: Business owner says ‘thanks’ to the anti-maskers harassing his staff

‘Staff and myself have been yelled at, threatened, recorded with phones and physically assaulted’

People wear face masks as they wait to cross a street in Montreal, Saturday, March 27, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
View looking south from Mt. Archibald, taking in the proposed ski terrain of Bridal Veil Mountain Resort, with Mt. Mercer (centre left) and Mt. Thurston (centre right, shrouded in cloud).

LETTER: Dinotown founder applauds proposed Bridal Veil Mountain Resort

‘An anchor tourism attraction such as this will provide numerous benefits’

  • Apr 30, 2021
View looking south from Mt. Archibald, taking in the proposed ski terrain of Bridal Veil Mountain Resort, with Mt. Mercer (centre left) and Mt. Thurston (centre right, shrouded in cloud).
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LETTER: Vaccinations are important to create herd immunity

‘Roll up your sleeve and do what it takes to benefit all of us’

  • Apr 23, 2021
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No details from RCMP are available yet about a suspected car-jacking Tuesday night at Chilliwack General Hospital. (The Progress file photo)

LETTER: A heartwarming gesture in a desperate moment

While sick in emergency at CGH a stranger offered a gesture of love

  • Apr 23, 2021
No details from RCMP are available yet about a suspected car-jacking Tuesday night at Chilliwack General Hospital. (The Progress file photo)
Volunteer Christy Moschopedis (pictured) and Jill Robertson have caught 59 cats from a feral cat colony on one cul-de-sac in Chilliwack. The cats are then neutered and either adopted out or, if too wild, returned to the spot. (Darren McDonald photo)

LETTER: It’s time for a cat bylaw in Chilliwack

The life of a feral cat is not a good one

  • Apr 23, 2021
Volunteer Christy Moschopedis (pictured) and Jill Robertson have caught 59 cats from a feral cat colony on one cul-de-sac in Chilliwack. The cats are then neutered and either adopted out or, if too wild, returned to the spot. (Darren McDonald photo)
Chilliwack School District Trustee Heather Maahs (right) and board chair Trustee Willow Reichelt. (YouTube/ Chilliwack School District)

LETTER: Trustee questions if board has lost its way

‘Perhaps it’s not Barry’s fault after all’

  • Apr 16, 2021
Chilliwack School District Trustee Heather Maahs (right) and board chair Trustee Willow Reichelt. (YouTube/ Chilliwack School District)
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LETTER: A psychologically sound future is every child’s right

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month but it’s a year-round concern

  • Apr 16, 2021
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LETTER: Time to eliminate health benefits for politicians and bureaucrats

Too many are taking them for granted

  • Apr 16, 2021
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Around 150 people came out to rally against Asian racism at a protest at Gyro Park on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

LETTER: Pandemic has brought anti-Asian racism to the surface

‘I do not understand why the COVID-19 virus has divided people when it should be uniting people’

  • Apr 16, 2021
Around 150 people came out to rally against Asian racism at a protest at Gyro Park on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
The Cultus Lake Park Board is considering raising the public parking rates at the two main lots to $5 an hour for 2019. That compares to $3.50 an hour at Stanley Park or Granville Island. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

LETTER: Disappointed to see trees cut down at Cultus Lake

‘Shame on the Cultus Lake Park Board for issuing permits to destroy these trees’

  • Mar 26, 2021
The Cultus Lake Park Board is considering raising the public parking rates at the two main lots to $5 an hour for 2019. That compares to $3.50 an hour at Stanley Park or Granville Island. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)