Opinion

LETTER: It’s not acceptable to ban recreational anglers from Fraser

‘We have been out of the Fraser for two years now with absolutely no opportunities for chinook’

  • Sep 25, 2020

COLUMN: We don’t need an election. But it’s 2020, so we’ll probably get one anyways.

There are only selfish reasons for the NDP to trigger an election this fall

COLUMN: Don’t be surprised to see hordes of teenagers gathering during this pandemic

The complexity and nuance of public health warnings look like mixed messaging to minds young and old

EDITORIAL: Finding the balance between unfounded fear and delusions

Critical thinking is important but we cannot give in to irrational fear

  • Sep 16, 2020

LETTER: Good to warn of ‘Bitcoin bomb’ scam but don’t forget ‘Telus loyalty’ scam

Victim says neither the company nor the RCMP would help because fraudsters were overseas

  • Sep 12, 2020

OPINION: Beautiful B.C. – Isn’t it great? Shhh… Don’t tell anyone!

Huge numbers flocked to popular Chilliwack River Valley on Labour Day weekend

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FINLAYSON: A Labour Day snapshot of the B.C. job market

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Sep 10, 2020

OPINION: Parents reminded to stay calm behind wheel as school starts

Stressful pandemic situation could exacerbate traffic issues, says BCAA

OPINION: Let’s celebrate working people — and work together for a fairer B.C.

‘This year has reminded us all of just how utterly and completely our province relies on working people’

  • Sep 6, 2020

EDITORIAL: Won’t somebody think of the chickens?

Observer editor Adam Louis brainstorms new advertising slogans

LETTER: First responders did everything they could

Doug Fraser with Chilliwack Search and Rescue replies to drowning criticism

  • Aug 27, 2020

LETTER: Vedder Park isn’t the place for public drinking

‘I consider this entire area a gem of our doorstep’

  • Aug 27, 2020

LETTER: City councillor says Waddington story downplayed seriousness of charges

‘Waddington abused his position of authority by making fictitious claims’ – Coun. Sue Knott

  • Aug 26, 2020

LETTER: Happy to hear about heritage home move

Former resident of home on Hope River Road recalls her time in Chilliwack

  • Aug 26, 2020

LETTER: Teapots on trail a whimsical tradition

They add charm to the hike

  • Aug 26, 2020

LETTER: Emergency responders sacrifice to serve

‘If you want to criticize, come put the gear on first’

  • Aug 26, 2020

LETTER: What we need is hope, not fear

‘Fear paralyzes. Hope moves forward’

  • Aug 26, 2020

How to help your child cope with the transition back to school during COVID-19

Experts say listening and validating your child’s fears is key

FINLAYSON: Next 6-12 months not the time for government to hike taxes

From following health advice and ‘doing no harm,’ to not hiking fees – one business expert has a number of suggestions

  • Aug 17, 2020

LETTER: Drowning witnesses upset at emergency response

‘What we witnessed on that day was a completely inadequate response by the B.C. Emergency Services’

  • Aug 14, 2020