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LETTER: Canadians know how to rise against racism, hatred and intolerance

‘As an Ahmadi Muslim we believe in love for all, hatred for none’

  • Jun 11, 2021
Pope Francis meets migrants at the diocesan Caritas center in Rabat, Morocco, Saturday, March 30, 2019. Francis’s weekend trip to Morocco aims to highlight the North African nation’s tradition of Christian-Muslim ties while also letting him show solidarity with migrants at Europe’s door and tend to a tiny Catholic flock on the peripheries. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

LETTER: A papal apology would be an admission of the failure of the church

‘Perhaps we should apologize to the Pope for causing him so much consternation’

  • Jun 11, 2021
Justin and Tayah Lloyd. Tayah was six months pregnant when she was killed in a head-on collision near Bridal Falls east of Chilllwack on May 26, 2018. (GoFundMe)

LETTER: Mother of crash victim thanks officers who helped

Tayah-Marie Bernadette and her unborn baby Rosily Eliana were killed in a head-on collision near Bridal Falls

  • Jun 11, 2021
Justin and Tayah Lloyd. Tayah was six months pregnant when she was killed in a head-on collision near Bridal Falls east of Chilllwack on May 26, 2018. (GoFundMe)
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Yale First Nation Chief speaks about tragedy at Kamloops residential school

‘Use this opportunity to learn about the issues that are currently happening today’

  • Jun 6, 2021
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Dozens of pairs of shoes and toys and teddy bears were placed on the Chilliwack Law Court steps on May 31, 2021 in support of the 215 bodies of children found last week in an unmarked grave at the site of an old Kamloops residential school. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Calling residential schools ‘cultural genocide’ is not hyperbole

‘I want to get rid of the Indian problem’ - deputy superintendent of Indian Affairs in 1920

Dozens of pairs of shoes and toys and teddy bears were placed on the Chilliwack Law Court steps on May 31, 2021 in support of the 215 bodies of children found last week in an unmarked grave at the site of an old Kamloops residential school. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Prepare for the worst: 10 steps to get ready for wildfire smoke

The summer of 2021 has the potential to be worse than any wildfire season before it

Smoke from wildfires burning in the U.S. fills the air as the Grouse Mountain tram transports people down the mountain, in North Vancouver, B.C,, on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The World Air Quality Index, a non-profit that tracks air quality from monitoring stations around the world, rated Vancouver’s air quality as the second worst in the world Saturday. Environment Canada has issued a special air quality statement for Metro Vancouver, showing a very high risk to health due to wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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LETTER: Victims of opioid crisis are too often seen as disposable

People may begin perceiving themselves as worthless and consume their addictive substances more haphazardly’

  • May 28, 2021
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LETTER: Support cycling during GoByBikeBC Week

Take two wheels to work next week instead of four

  • May 28, 2021
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LETTER: Better solutions for mental health crisis than a hotline

Political elite have no clue or empathy for those who live their lives in overwhelming depression

  • May 27, 2021
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Richard White, pictured here on May 12, 2021 had his CRA account hacked and now he cannot access government programs he desperately needs. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Chilliwack man caught in bureaucratic black hole

Richard White’s series of unfortunate circumstances plunged him into a Kafkaesque reality

Richard White, pictured here on May 12, 2021 had his CRA account hacked and now he cannot access government programs he desperately needs. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
COVID-19. (Image courtesy CDC)

LETTER: Reader distrusts public health officials

‘I also object to a medical community that muzzles its members and distrust its dictates’

  • May 21, 2021
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LETTER: A hearty ‘thank you’ to Save On staff

Reader thanks staff after dealing with a dizzy spell

  • May 21, 2021
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LETTER: Too many loud vehicles in Chilliwack

‘The legal limit in B.C. is 83 decibels for cars and 91 decibels for motorcycles’

  • May 21, 2021
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LETTER: A list of Trudeau’s broken promises

Reader predicts Strahl will continue to represent Chilliwack-Hope when the next election rolls around

  • May 21, 2021
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In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

OPINION: B.C.’s tourism and hospitality sector desperately needs a restart plan

Pandemic’s trickle-down impact is particularly large and insidious at a local and community level

  • May 18, 2021
In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo, visitors walk near Canada Place, a tourism and convention center in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Restoration work recently completed on Atchelitz Creek in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: High praise for restoration work done on Atchelitz Creek

‘Have a look at the beautiful rehabilitation work that has been started on this little urban creek’

  • May 17, 2021
Restoration work recently completed on Atchelitz Creek in Chilliwack. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope, delivered a statement in the hybrid sitting of the House of Commons on March 23, 2021, calling on the Liberal government to present a plan for when COVID-19 restrictions can be safely eased. (Screenshot/ Mark Strahl)

LETTER: Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl responds to reader’s criticism

‘Conservatives have been effectively holding this government to account on their response to the COVID-19 pandemic’

  • May 15, 2021
Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope, delivered a statement in the hybrid sitting of the House of Commons on March 23, 2021, calling on the Liberal government to present a plan for when COVID-19 restrictions can be safely eased. (Screenshot/ Mark Strahl)
The SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab in a 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Two recently announced COVID-19 infections in the Northwest Territories have been identified as the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-HO-NIAID-RML, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

LETTER: Pandemic showing that big business holds too much power

Government fail to intervene, perhaps out of fear of being labelled ‘anti-business’

  • May 15, 2021
The SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab in a 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories. Two recently announced COVID-19 infections in the Northwest Territories have been identified as the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-HO-NIAID-RML, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Volunteers, a conservation officer and an RCMP officer visit the burnt homeless camp on April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Why not get the homeless to clean up the mess they made in the woods?

‘These people are obviously able-bodied and mentally capable of acquiring and transporting all this stuff’

  • May 15, 2021
Volunteers, a conservation officer and an RCMP officer visit the burnt homeless camp on April 15, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)