Letters

Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, continues to hold in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Head of ARPA says banning in-person worship in B.C. violates the Charter

‘Alberta has shown more trust in churches to ensure that they care for the health and safety of their congregations’

  • Feb 18, 2021
Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, continues to hold in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Richard Procee was one of four candidates in the Feb. 13, 2021 Chilliwack school board byelection. Here, he poses at his store in 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Chilliwack school board byelection candidate gives thanks

Richard Procee commends fellow candidates and his team for their hard work

  • Feb 16, 2021
Richard Procee was one of four candidates in the Feb. 13, 2021 Chilliwack school board byelection. Here, he poses at his store in 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
More than 50 people participated in the bar-fishing demonstration fishery on Sept. 9, 2020 on the gravel bars of the Fraser River near Chilliwack. DFO officers ticketed six people and seized four rods. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Conservative MPs criticize Liberal approach to B.C.’s ‘public fishery’

Decisions to restrict recreational angling for chinook ‘based on politics not science’

  • Feb 13, 2021
More than 50 people participated in the bar-fishing demonstration fishery on Sept. 9, 2020 on the gravel bars of the Fraser River near Chilliwack. DFO officers ticketed six people and seized four rods. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Great customer service needs to be recognized

Two Chilliwack companies stepped up to he plate in a big way

  • Feb 5, 2021
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Organ donation form from BC Transplant. (BC Transplant)

LETTER: Opt-out organ donation is definitely not the way to go

‘I for one do not want any part of my body taken and given to someone else’

  • Feb 5, 2021
Organ donation form from BC Transplant. (BC Transplant)
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LETTERS: Schadendfreude as coping device

Troubling racist games played in emergency room

  • Feb 5, 2021
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A Duncan man was caught driving 100 km/h over the speed limit on May 19, 2020. (File photo)

LETTER: We need help controlling speeders in Chilliwack

‘We would lower the accident rate and also put money into the coffers of government’

  • Feb 5, 2021
A Duncan man was caught driving 100 km/h over the speed limit on May 19, 2020. (File photo)
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
(Nina Grossman/Black Press file)

OPINION: Recent assault of trans student proves the importance of SOGI conversation

Executive director of ARC Foundation explains what SOGI 123 is and why it’s needed in schools

  • Feb 1, 2021
(Nina Grossman/Black Press file)
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LETTER: There are no stupid pets, only stupid pet owners

‘Having a pet is a big responsibility’

  • Jan 29, 2021
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The Chilliwack School Board met on May 12, 2020 via a Zoom webinar. In the meeting, trustee Barry Neufeld issued a public apology for a Facebook post that caused backlash across the education industry in B.C. and beyond. (Zoom image)

LETTER: Maybe it’s time to abolish school boards, especially in Chilliwack

‘Local school boards have no jurisdiction over the curriculum’

  • Jan 29, 2021
The Chilliwack School Board met on May 12, 2020 via a Zoom webinar. In the meeting, trustee Barry Neufeld issued a public apology for a Facebook post that caused backlash across the education industry in B.C. and beyond. (Zoom image)
(ICBC)

LETTER: Traffic enforcement not being taken seriously enough

‘Traffic enforcement should be conducted by sheriffs or unarmed special constables’

  • Jan 29, 2021
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Many residents of Chilliwack have been asking questions after free copies of The Epoch Times were delivered by Canada Post in January 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Hate speech needs to be labelled as such

‘Publishing conspiracies… doesn’t do anything to make the world a better place’

  • Jan 29, 2021
Many residents of Chilliwack have been asking questions after free copies of The Epoch Times were delivered by Canada Post in January 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
(Submitted by Jenn Smith)

LETTER: Anti-trans activist weighs in on Chilliwack school board byelection

Jenn Smith says voters should choose someone who will reduce polarization among trustee

  • Jan 22, 2021
(Submitted by Jenn Smith)
Clockwise from top left: Carin Bondar, Brian VanGarderen, Richard Procee and Adam Suleman are the four candidates for the Feb. 13, 2021 byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack. (Submitted photos)

LETTER: Sitting Chilliwack school trustees should not be endorsing byelection candidates

Doing so compromises impartiality in elected role

  • Jan 22, 2021
Clockwise from top left: Carin Bondar, Brian VanGarderen, Richard Procee and Adam Suleman are the four candidates for the Feb. 13, 2021 byelection for school trustee in Chilliwack. (Submitted photos)
Chilliwack General Hospital in July. (Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: We are so lucky to have Chilliwack General Hospital in our community

‘Natural anxiety over hospitalization was so very professionally handled’

  • Jan 22, 2021
Chilliwack General Hospital in July. (Chilliwack Progress file)
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: Surely Molson Coors can do better with their property

Former mayor and MLA highly critical of maintenance done by Chilliwack’s newest corporate citizen

  • Jan 22, 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)
President Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

LETTER: One reader’s advice to Joe Biden

‘Count the silver sir’

  • Jan 22, 2021
President Donald Trump leaves the podium after speaking at the White House, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (bottom right) lights a cigarette during a public school board meeting held via Zoom on Jan. 12. He was also seen drinking from a wine glass before his video feed cut out. (Screenshot)

LETTER: Nothing wrong with Barry Neufeld smoking, drinking during school board Zoom meeting

‘Clearly we have a school board with some two-faced double standards second to none’

  • Jan 20, 2021
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld (bottom right) lights a cigarette during a public school board meeting held via Zoom on Jan. 12. He was also seen drinking from a wine glass before his video feed cut out. (Screenshot)