Opinion

NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson speaks with the media about her private members bill regarding abandoned vessels, in Ottawa on Thursday, November 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

MALCOLMSON: B.C. expects feds to ‘make our application a priority’ on drug decriminalization

B.C. is the first province to offer a safer supply program

  • Nov 29, 2021
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LETTER: Stranded travellers give thanks to Skawahlook and Hope residents

‘We can’t wait to return and show our support back to you’

A small group of anti-vaxxers got past security and into a Chilliwack Giants football game at Townsend Park on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (Submitted)

LETTER: ‘Disgusted’ by anti-vax protesters

‘Obey the law and stay away from me and mine’

  • Nov 23, 2021
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LETTER: Not what veterans fought for

Anti-vaccine protesters on Remembrance Day ‘have no concept of sacrifice or love’

  • Nov 23, 2021
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Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Did definition of conflict change between meetings?

‘Clearly, our code of conduct was broken,’ writes Chilliwack School District trustee Heather Maahs

  • Nov 23, 2021
Chilliwack School District school bus outside Sardis elementary on June 11, 2014. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Empty produce shelves at the Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 18, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: In times of crisis, panic buying isn’t inevitable

We all know we shouldn’t panic but why do we do it?

  • Nov 22, 2021
Empty produce shelves at the Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing in Chilliwack on Nov. 18, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.

B.C.’s mental health crisis is bad and getting worse

Nearly half of British Columbians polled said their mental health was worse due to COVID-19

  • Nov 18, 2021
Interior Health's 310-MHSU number connects callers directly to the closest mental health and substance use centre in their community.
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 file)

LETTER: Molson landscaping is failing

Recommendation they remove what is there and grow fruit trees

  • Nov 12, 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 file)
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LETTER: Strahl’s stance on COVID vaccines is bewildering

‘Ironic that he and his Conservative colleagues castigated the Liberals for not acquiring enough vaccines’

  • Nov 12, 2021
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Stephen Savage

LETTER: Not enough essential health care provided in Chilliwack

‘Complex problems can only be served somewhat in Abbotsford and more fully to the west’

  • Nov 12, 2021
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LETTER: Workers should be able to skip vacation to pay the bills

B.C. legislation should be changed

  • Nov 12, 2021
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Chilliwack School District school bus. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

OPINION: Some say it’s time to fire the Chilliwack school board, but maybe that’s what some of them want

Neufeld, Maahs and Furgason circumvent the board with outlandish reasons to oppose vaccine mandate

Chilliwack School District school bus. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
German train traveling through green fields on a sunny day of summer. Passenger train on rail tracks at sunset.

LETTER: Bring back passenger rail to the Fraser Valley

Too much money and attention is spent focused on SkyTrain

  • Nov 5, 2021
German train traveling through green fields on a sunny day of summer. Passenger train on rail tracks at sunset.
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LETTER: Warms the heart to see compassion

Good Samaritan returned found pouch with American cash

  • Nov 5, 2021
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A disposable face mask is shown attached to a woman’s arm in Old Montreal, Sunday, July 18 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

LETTER: Disposable masks are a risk to birds

‘Before you throw your mask out, take 10 seconds to separate the elastic from the mask’

  • Nov 5, 2021
A disposable face mask is shown attached to a woman’s arm in Old Montreal, Sunday, July 18 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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LETTER: Stop tailgating for the sake of safety

‘What does it take to get drivers to slow down and stop tailgating?’

  • Nov 5, 2021
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LETTER: Kudos to city works crews

Tree down on Vedder Loop trail quickly cleaned up

  • Nov 5, 2021
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Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)

DEAN: Hub model will provide care for thousands of B.C. families left without support

Mitzi Dean says province has consulted with 1,500 families, advocates and community partners

  • Nov 3, 2021
Mitzi Dean, Minister of Children and Family Development. (B.C. government)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

To Have and Have Not: Alberta opens can of worms, but will B.C. bite?

Equalization payments have often been used to incite political anger in Canada

  • Nov 1, 2021
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The James C Richardson Pipe Band marches in a Remembrance Day parade on Nov. 11, 2019 in Chilliwack. Wednesday, March 10 is International Bagpipe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Request for help looking for unmarked Veterans’ graves in Canada

Co-ordinator of the Last Post Fund’s Unmarked Grave Program looking for assistance

  • Oct 30, 2021
The James C Richardson Pipe Band marches in a Remembrance Day parade on Nov. 11, 2019 in Chilliwack. Wednesday, March 10 is International Bagpipe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)