Opinion

Chris Sartori at harvest time at Sartori Hops Ranch. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Hops story in The Progress was nice to see

‘I’m happy to hear that the industry is back and adding to the local economy’

  • Sep 23, 2022
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Progress file)

LETTER: Kindness from health-care practitioners during medical emergency

Reader thanking those who helped after she had a heart attack

  • Sep 23, 2022
The real estate market is cooling in Chilliwack and across the region. (File photo)

EDITORIAL: Only some housing solutions can be found at local council tables

Civic leaders will need partners at provincial and federal levels to tackle the affordability crisis

  • Sep 24, 2022
Chilliwack school board candidate Heather Maahs says some parents are upset about new gender neutral washrooms at Vedder Elementary and Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt Elementary/Middle School. (Facebook video screenshot)

LETTER: Inclusion benefits everyone

‘Many workplaces have gender neutral washrooms’

  • Sep 23, 2022
Chilliwack school board candidate Heather Maahs says some parents are upset about new gender neutral washrooms at Vedder Elementary and Stitó:s Lá:lém Totí:lt Elementary/Middle School. (Facebook video screenshot)

LETTER: Sturgeon catch-and-release is cruel

‘The practice of catch and release of sturgeon … is cruel and has no conservation qualities at all’

  • Sep 23, 2022
Just one of more than 200 cats and kittens who were adopted through the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven in 2020, despite the pandemic. (Philip Tingey/ Safe Haven)

LETTER: Stealing from charity is disillusioning

Battery pack stolen during Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven barbecue fundraiser

  • Sep 23, 2022
Just one of more than 200 cats and kittens who were adopted through the Chilliwack Animal Safe Haven in 2020, despite the pandemic. (Philip Tingey/ Safe Haven)
Chilliwack mayor and council after the 2018 election. (City of Chilliwack)

OPINION: Maybe it’s time Chilliwack shifts to 8 city councillors

Section 118 of the community charter says communities over 50,000 should have 8 so why do we have 6?

Chilliwack mayor and council after the 2018 election. (City of Chilliwack)
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LETTER: Chilliwack overdue for 8 city councillors

‘Our city fathers … don’t have my interests at heart and maybe not yours either’

  • Sep 23, 2022
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When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)

BUSH: Road trip wrong-turn triggers bungle at the Osoyoos border

Don’t shut off your GPS if you haven’t driven through Osoyoos in 30 years, warns columnist

When taking a road trip to border towns like Osoyoos, don’t travel without your passports or turn off your car’s GPS. (Black Press Media photo)
This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)

WOLF: Which toys would make the cut for induction into your own Hall of Fame?

COLUMN: Table hockey, Intellivision, Hot Wheels and Nerf balls stir memories

This photo, provided by National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum, in Rochester, N.Y., shows the class of 2022 finalists for induction, announced Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. (National Toy Hall of Fame at The Strong museum via AP)
King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)

KIRKA: Inside the abbey, a funeral fit for a leader

A first-person account of Queen Elizabeth II’s service

King Charles III, center, attend the committal service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)
Buckingham Palace is a huge tourist attraction, as is the British monarchy. (Photo courtesy Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay)

Editorial: We need a relevant monarchy

If the British monarchy is to continue, it needs to be dragged into the 21st Century

  • Sep 17, 2022
Buckingham Palace is a huge tourist attraction, as is the British monarchy. (Photo courtesy Dimitris Vetsikas/Pixabay)
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LETTER: Trustee looking to ban books obviously hasn’t read them

‘Along with Trustee Willow Reichelt I’m “promoting” well-written books containing sexual content in schools’

  • Sep 16, 2022
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A red dress on a cedar branch over a creek where the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMX) work was underway near Bridal Veil Falls east of Chilliwack on Aug. 30, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Where major industrial projects happen, indigenous women go missing

‘Pipelines and the oil industry have exacerbated violence against native women’ - Human Rights Law Review blog

  • Sep 16, 2022
A red dress on a cedar branch over a creek where the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (TMX) work was underway near Bridal Veil Falls east of Chilliwack on Aug. 30, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
The 2022 municipal election is Oct. 15, 2022. (Ben Hohenstatt / Black Press Media)

OPINION: Low voter turnout isn’t just frustrating, it’s a democracy killer

‘We have been witnessing declining voter turnout at the federal, provincial and municipal level for 3 decades’

The 2022 municipal election is Oct. 15, 2022. (Ben Hohenstatt / Black Press Media)
Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

WOLF: I’ll miss my special annual phone calls from ‘Queen Elizabeth’

COLUMN: Queen-related stories bring back cherished memories

Queen Elizabeth II inspects the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill, during Canada Day celebrations, in Ottawa, July 1, 1992. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.

VIDEO: Message from Ryan Reynolds helps Abbotsford News reporter celebrate end of cancer journey

Reporter Jessica Peters writes how one tweet helped share happiness around the world

Ryan Reynolds sent reporter Jessica Peters a celebratory message on Twitter when she announced the end of her cancer journey.
General voting day for B.C. municipal elections is Oct. 15, 2022. (File photo/Capital News)

LETTER: Two Chilliwack residents explain why you should vote in the 2022 municipal election

‘We encourage everyone to vote in the upcoming election, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022’

  • Sep 12, 2022
General voting day for B.C. municipal elections is Oct. 15, 2022. (File photo/Capital News)
Trustee Darrell Furgason (right) has announced that he will run for re-election in this fall’s school board election. (submitted photo)

LETTER: Chilliwack school trustee responds to article about book banning in district

‘This is not a matter of “banning books” … because they never should have been there in the first place’

  • Sep 11, 2022
Trustee Darrell Furgason (right) has announced that he will run for re-election in this fall’s school board election. (submitted photo)
Students get lunch of homemade pizza and caesar salad at the Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School, in Essex Junction, Vt., Thursday, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

OPINION: Life skills learned in school lunch bartering

Every parent knows the struggle to deal with lunches

Students get lunch of homemade pizza and caesar salad at the Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School, in Essex Junction, Vt., Thursday, June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)