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LETTER: Neufeld’s attack on newspaper staff is reprehensible

‘Equally inexcusable is Trustee Darrell Furgason’s attempt to defend Neufeld’s words’

  • Nov 26, 2020
Chilliwack school board trustee Barry Neufeld at the board's last meeting before the Oct. 20, 2018 election. (Paul Henderson/ Black Press file)

LETTER: Congratulations to Barry Neufeld on his Community Hero Award

‘We’re blessed to have such a community here in Chilliwack’

  • Nov 26, 2020
Trustee Darrell Furgason (right) at a January 2019 Chilliwack School Board meeting. (Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Trustee says he is indeed upholding the Code of Ethics

‘Voters approved the views and positions of the candidates put forward in their campaigns’

  • Nov 26, 2020
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LETTER: Story on trustee harassment was ‘most disappointing’

‘A one-sided account which is not, nor should ever be, the aim of a news story’

  • Nov 26, 2020
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Shawn Vandop at Chilliwack’s Main Street Church in March 2020 as the church went to online services because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Gyms are open so why not churches?

‘I have the fundamental constitutional freedom of religion and assembly under the Charter’

  • Nov 26, 2020
Shawn Vandop at Chilliwack’s Main Street Church in March 2020 as the church went to online services because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress file)
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LETTER: Former Chilliwack mayor says Barry Neufeld must apologize and resign

‘Clearly, Mr. Neufeld, your values are incompatible with the position of trustee’

  • Nov 25, 2020
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COLUMN: Bouncing back from a brain injury isn’t easy

‘We didn’t know how bad it was until I tried to return to work’

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BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

LETTER: Teachers union encourages culture of mask wearing in B.C. schools

BCTF President Teri Mooring asks parents to talk with children about wearing masks in school

  • Nov 24, 2020
BC Teachers' Federation President Teri Mooring is asking parents of school-aged children to encourage the wearing of masks when possible in schools. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)
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OPINION: Prison sentence for a Chilliwack home invasion 6 years ago shows how slow justice can be

BC Supreme Court Justice points to dramatic increase in population no similar increase in courts

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BC Hydro crews announced planned outages to hundreds of homeowners all day on Nov. 15, Nov. 16, and Nov. 25 2020 to facilitate moving power poles for road-widening construction. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Planned BC Hydro outages are more than an inconvenience for elderly Chilliwack residents

Several elderly Promontory Lake Estates residents left in perilous situation all day for two days

BC Hydro crews announced planned outages to hundreds of homeowners all day on Nov. 15, Nov. 16, and Nov. 25 2020 to facilitate moving power poles for road-widening construction. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A black bear seen at a resident's bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)

EDITORIAL: Conservation officers don’t kill bears – we do

It’s storybook thinking to believe urbanized bears can be relocated to a leafy place in the forest.

  • Nov 20, 2020
A black bear seen at a resident's bird feeder by the Rotary Trail along the Vedder River in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)
Director of advocacy for ARPA (Association for Reformed Political Action) Canada Mike Schouten speaking at a 2018 ARPA townhall meeting to discuss euthanasia in hospice facilities. (Twitter)

LETTER: Conversion therapy bill sends a chill over parents and faith leaders

ARPA Canada director says Liberal bill banning the practice criminalizes both the bad and the good

  • Nov 19, 2020
Director of advocacy for ARPA (Association for Reformed Political Action) Canada Mike Schouten speaking at a 2018 ARPA townhall meeting to discuss euthanasia in hospice facilities. (Twitter)
Part of Canada’s land border with the United States is pictured closed at the Peace Arch border crossing in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, April 28, 2020. RCMP in British Columbia say four Americans have been fined $500 for violating emergency orders under the Quarantine Act, invoked in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: ‘Mr. Trudeau, please close the borders to any flights’

More than two million cases in the U.S. is too dangerous

  • Nov 19, 2020
Part of Canada’s land border with the United States is pictured closed at the Peace Arch border crossing in Surrey, B.C., Tuesday, April 28, 2020. RCMP in British Columbia say four Americans have been fined $500 for violating emergency orders under the Quarantine Act, invoked in order to limit the spread of COVID-19.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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LETTER: ‘Swingers’ are a real problem in Chilliwack

No, not those swingers

  • Nov 19, 2020
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LETTER: Chilliwack school trustees are elected to serve everyone not just supporters

Trustees who claim to speak for all conservatives or all people of faith need to reassess their role

  • Nov 18, 2020
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Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)

GUEST COLUMN: COVID-19 masks mandatory in B.C., but not everywhere

Orders require them where necessary, Provincial Health Officer says

  • Nov 17, 2020
Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry views the Murals of Gratitude exhibition in Vancouver’s Gastown, July 5, 2020. (The Canadian Press)
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LETTER: Trustee Darrell Furgason picks and chooses when to follow Code of Ethics

‘Demonstrate first that you can all follow the rules and your colleagues might actually do the same’

  • Nov 13, 2020
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People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

LETTER: Together, for a brighter future for all British Columbians

‘Time and time again, British Columbians have shown resolve and strength in coming together’

  • Nov 18, 2020
People take in the scenery at sunset on Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, March 19, 2020. The province of British Columbia and the provincial health minister are urging people to practice social distancing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, and business leaders across the province are encouraging continued unity and commitment from all British Columbians. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Prest Road, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Variable speed system a waste of money

‘$25 million would have been much more useful if it had been spent on increased traffic monitoring’

  • Nov 13, 2020
Variable speed signs on Highway 1, seen here westbound at Prest Road, went into effect on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Kosumi Steet will be the name of a new road between Alder and Webb Avenues. (City of Chilliwack Webmap)

LETTER: Family honoured to have Chilliwack street named after them

‘We are very honoured and proud!’

  • Nov 13, 2020
Kosumi Steet will be the name of a new road between Alder and Webb Avenues. (City of Chilliwack Webmap)