Opinion

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)
A flyer sent out to constituents by Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl in May 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A flyer sent out to constituents by Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl in May 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Strahl flyer is a waste of taxpayer dollars

‘I think Mark Strahl should focus on his own party, in complete disarray’

  • Jun 10, 2022
A flyer sent out to constituents by Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl in May 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A flyer sent out to constituents by Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl in May 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Government should not be providing cellphones with plans to kids in care

‘It is becoming more attractive for some youths to live in government care’

  • Jun 10, 2022
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Alex Hemingway is a Senior Economist and Public Finance Policy Analyst at the CCPA's BC Office. (CCPA)

OPINION: How a massive expansion of public rental homes in B.C. can literally pay for itself

CCPA economist Alex Hemingway says non-market rental housing is a policy option that’s achievable

  • Jun 10, 2022
Alex Hemingway is a Senior Economist and Public Finance Policy Analyst at the CCPA's BC Office. (CCPA)
Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)

Cole’s Notes: Hayden Christensen deserves better from Canadians

Christensen hails from Vancouver, a fact too few Canadians celebrate

Canadian actor Hayden Christensen, centre, and his mother, Alie, arrive for the charity premiere screening of Star Wars: Episode Two Attack of the Clones, in Toronto Sunday May 12, 2002. Christensen plays the role of Anakin Skywalker in the film. (CP PHOTO/Aaron Harris)
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)

LETTER: It’s true, Lytton has a pulse

‘Thank you to 95.7 FM’

  • Jun 3, 2022
Wildfire in Lytton, B.C., seen on June 30, 2021. (@guyatsfu/Twitter)
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LETTER: Be more careful with your words

‘Access to abortion, vaccination and medical assistance in dying are enshrined in our system’

  • Jun 3, 2022
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LETTER: Article was unfair to Laurie Throness

‘For Mr. Henderson to refer to Laurie as “disgraced” is both inaccurate and classless’

  • Jun 3, 2022
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Lesley Smith took this photo at Gill Bar on the Fraser River in Chilliwack on a Sunday in 2022. (Lesley Smith photo)

LETTER: Gill Bar is like a scene out of Mad Max

‘Something needs to be done to protect the sensitive ecosystem’

  • Jun 3, 2022
Lesley Smith took this photo at Gill Bar on the Fraser River in Chilliwack on a Sunday in 2022. (Lesley Smith photo)
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LETTER: Salish Plaza security overzealous

‘Harassment’ with $86.50 tickets when customers step off the property

  • Jun 3, 2022
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On one of the hottest days of the summer, June 28, families gathered at Lake of the Woods along Highway 1 for some respite from the heat. And this reporter walked in fully clothed. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

COLUMN: As deadly heat wave anniversary nears, are we any more prepared?

Now is the time for municipalities to inform its residents what to do and where to go in heat waves

On one of the hottest days of the summer, June 28, families gathered at Lake of the Woods along Highway 1 for some respite from the heat. And this reporter walked in fully clothed. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.

FINLAYSON: Taming the inflation monster

‘Canadian policymakers should support the Bank of Canada’s efforts to get inflation back to 2 per cent’

  • Jun 1, 2022
Jock Finlayson is a senior policy advisor with the Business Council of British Columbia.
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LETTER: Reader is grateful assisted dying is available

Wondering if opponents have had friends with dreadful diseases

  • May 30, 2022
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Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday Service, in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sunday, February 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

LETTER: COVID rule flouters should pay fines

‘A clear example of the misuse of prosecutorial discretion by the Crown’

  • May 29, 2022
Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday Service, in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sunday, February 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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LETTER: Chilliwack-Kent MLA can’t have it both ways

Reader’s tongue-in-cheek commentary on LGBTQ issues

  • May 29, 2022
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When you take on a pet, you should take it on for its lifetime. (Citizen file)

EDITORIAL: Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment

Heartbreaking to hear all of the stories about the many pets being turned over to shelters

  • May 28, 2022
When you take on a pet, you should take it on for its lifetime. (Citizen file)
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LETTER: The slippery slope of Canada’s MAiD regime

LETTER: Assisted killing is wrong

  • May 28, 2022
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LETTER: Campaigning for Caroline’s Carts

Shopping carts for special needs children are needed in Chilliwack

  • May 27, 2022
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Melanie Mark, MLA elect for Vancouver-Mt Pleasant, speaks with media after becoming the first First Nations woman to serve in the legislature as she looks up at family and friends during a swearing in ceremony at legislature on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

MARK: B.C.’s tourism industry paddles out of the pandemic storm, ready to welcome visitors

‘The recovery of the tourism industry is bringing a new challenge for operators in B.C.’

  • May 27, 2022
Melanie Mark, MLA elect for Vancouver-Mt Pleasant, speaks with media after becoming the first First Nations woman to serve in the legislature as she looks up at family and friends during a swearing in ceremony at legislature on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito