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LETTER: Quit looking for hidden agendas under every rock

‘We should be proud of our teacher-librarians in our school district’

  • Jul 8, 2022
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Skelton Park on Young Road in Chilliwack on June 30, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: City of Chilliwack staff doing great garden work

A wonderful display at Skelton Park

  • Jul 8, 2022
Skelton Park on Young Road in Chilliwack on June 30, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

EDITORIAL: U.S. abortion decision will have major impacts in Canada

From the practical to the political, Canada will deal with repercussions

  • Jul 8, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the media as he make his way to caucus on Parliament Hill, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Ottawa.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is looking at using legislation to ensure a woman’s right to a safe and legal abortion will be permanently protected in Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Horgan’s about-face and departure changes the political landscape

Newly elected BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon must think the planets are aligning in his favour

Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
Dr. Wenona Hall (File)

EDITORIAL: A more muted Canada Day should be the new normal

‘Canadians need to take the time to learn what it is that we are trying to reconcile’

  • Jul 1, 2022
Dr. Wenona Hall (File)
Chilliwack School Trustee Heather Maahs (right) suggested people within Chilliwack SD33 are "grooming children" during an appearance with fellow trustee Barry Neufeld (middle) on an internet talk show hosted by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson. (Screenshot)

LETTER: School trustees who talk of book bans are hypocritical

There aren’t any conditions of ‘love thy neighbour’ in the Bible

  • Jun 30, 2022
Chilliwack School Trustee Heather Maahs (right) suggested people within Chilliwack SD33 are "grooming children" during an appearance with fellow trustee Barry Neufeld (middle) on an internet talk show hosted by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson. (Screenshot)
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LETTER: Most racist biases are learned and not innate

‘The earliest years are typically the best time to instill and even solidify positive social-interaction life skills’

  • Jun 30, 2022
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CAMERON: What’s in a name? The BC Liberal Party contemplates a name change

‘The name change effort may look trivial, but it is a crucial step on the road to potentially regaining power’

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LETTER: Youth aren’t choosing phones over a loving family

Reader responds to letter writer opposed to giving cellphones to kids in care

  • Jun 24, 2022
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Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam

EDITORIAL: A massive B.C. problem that cannot be ignored

Investigation into money laundering reveals need for action

  • Jun 24, 2022
Commissioner Austin Cullen listens to a question while meeting with reporters after releasing his report from his Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, June 15, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
Chilliwack School Trustee Heather Maahs (right) suggested people within Chilliwack SD33 are “grooming children” during an appearance with fellow trustee Barry Neufeld (middle) on an internet talk show hosted by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson. (Screenshot)

LETTER: School trustee Heather Maahs says some books make children unsafe

‘Their innocence has been violated’

  • Jun 24, 2022
Chilliwack School Trustee Heather Maahs (right) suggested people within Chilliwack SD33 are “grooming children” during an appearance with fellow trustee Barry Neufeld (middle) on an internet talk show hosted by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson. (Screenshot)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Progress file)

OPINION: Number of people in jail with mental illness and substance use disorder on a sharp rise

SFU researcher finds that many offenders ‘are affected by acquired brain injury from toxic drugs’

Chilliwack Law Courts. (Progress file)
People contribute to a hand painting during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OP-ED: Anti-Racism Data Act will help to dismantle systemic racism

National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to celebrate B.C.’s historic Anti-Racism Data Act

  • Jun 21, 2022
People contribute to a hand painting during the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE – Nathan Cullen on February 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CULLEN: Collective effort to support Ukrainians a testament to B.C.’s spirit

World Refugee Day to be held June 20 in British Columbia

  • Jun 20, 2022
FILE – Nathan Cullen on February 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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LETTER: Cats are beautiful yet often misunderstood

Boggles the mind how much violent contempt there is out there for homeless/stray and feral cats

  • Jun 17, 2022
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Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Black Press file)

LETTER: MP Strahl blames Trudeau for cost-of-living crisis

Strahl responds to letter criticizing his constituency flyer

  • Jun 17, 2022
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Black Press file)
Amateur photographer Morgan Brown captured photos of this Canada Goose with the rare condition ‘leucism’ at Cultus Lake on May 19, 2022. (Morgan Brown photo)

LETTER: Pale-coloured goose is shunned by other geese

‘It appears being nervous or afraid of something or someone different is not just a human quality’

  • Jun 17, 2022
Amateur photographer Morgan Brown captured photos of this Canada Goose with the rare condition ‘leucism’ at Cultus Lake on May 19, 2022. (Morgan Brown photo)
File photo of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participating in an all-candidates meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in the 2018 municipal election. The 2021 federal election all-candidates meeting scheduled for the same location was cancelled after some vaccination requirement confusion. (Darren McDonald photo)

EDITORIAL: Time for municipal election canadidates to make some decisions

Municipal elections are four months away

  • Jun 17, 2022
File photo of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participating in an all-candidates meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in the 2018 municipal election. The 2021 federal election all-candidates meeting scheduled for the same location was cancelled after some vaccination requirement confusion. (Darren McDonald photo)
Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Save Old Growth)

OPINION: Save Old Growth protesters are only disrupting lives and pissing people off

Protest is great but blocking highways is ignorant and shortsighted

Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Save Old Growth)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (File photo from The Canadian Press)

EDITORIAL: When political disagreement turns into hate

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and others have been the target of vitriolic hate

  • Jun 10, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (File photo from The Canadian Press)