Opinion

(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
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
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
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)
The Mountain Institution in Agassiz, B.C. Sunday, March 30, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

OPINION: On schadenfreude and finding justice

Sympathy may be a challenge to find for a killer assaulted in prison

The Mountain Institution in Agassiz, B.C. Sunday, March 30, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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Interview with Adam Suleman
Interview with Richard Procee
Vintage aircraft towed through Chilliwack
Chilliwack byelection candidate Carin Bondar
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)
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
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 4 (Chilliwack) had a surprisingly successful Poppy Campaign amid the pandemic in November 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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
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)
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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
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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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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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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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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)

OPINION: Why censoring misinformation is a bad idea

The Epoch Times may be bad journalism but luckily it is allowed to exist in our country

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)
Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

COLUMN: The American sword of Damocles

Reporter and U.S. citizen Adam Louis reflects on the events of Jan. 6

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
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)