Opinion

Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Perhaps anti-vaxxers should be denied healthcare services

‘If you do not wish to care for yourselves, do not ask others to care for you’

  • Aug 14, 2021
Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Courts should comply with B.C. privacy laws

‘It is concerning that our courts have exempted themselves from B.C. privacy laws’

  • Aug 14, 2021
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Chilliwack Progress file)
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LETTER: Wallet returned thanks to kindness of strangers

‘I don’t know who you are, but you are due some wonderful luck,’ says letter writer

  • Aug 14, 2021
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Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

LETTER: Fear is a cause for divisiveness

‘Scientific idea behind vaccines is that they give our immune system a blueprint of an invader’

  • Aug 14, 2021
Empty Moderna vaccine vials are shown before a COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic at Richardson stadium in Kingston, Ont., on Friday, July 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Huge thanks to Chilliwack General Hospital staff

‘We have the best medical staff within Chilliwack that I have ever seen’

  • Aug 14, 2021
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A firefighter drains a hose following a mattress fire at an apartment building on Cook Street in Chilliwack on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Grateful for Chilliwack fire crews

Effort to keep us safe ‘is amazing and is immensely appreciated,’ says letter writer

  • Aug 14, 2021
A firefighter drains a hose following a mattress fire at an apartment building on Cook Street in Chilliwack on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Ancient forests at the centre of a dispute around old-growth logging in B.C. are worth more standing in terms of tourism and ecosystem services, a new study finds. (Courtesy/TJ Watt)

LETTER: Wrong to stop old-growth logging

‘Using wood over alternatives saves a considerable amount of carbon dioxide’

  • Aug 6, 2021
Ancient forests at the centre of a dispute around old-growth logging in B.C. are worth more standing in terms of tourism and ecosystem services, a new study finds. (Courtesy/TJ Watt)
Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: A different route towards herd immunity

If the anti-vaxxers just got sick with COVID that would speed things up

  • Aug 6, 2021
Hundreds of people march along Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: A different way to preserve old-growth forest on private land

Six per cent of the land base in B.C. is privately held

  • Aug 6, 2021
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Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson file)

LETTER: Fossil fuel subsidies come from all sides

Federal governments of all stripes continue to prop up the fossil fuel industry

  • Aug 6, 2021
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., Tuesday, June 18, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson file)
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LETTER: Conspiracy theorists are a lethal virus in society

Pandemic will be unnecessarily prolonged if government tries to appease anti-vaxxers

  • Aug 6, 2021
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The Michaud Creek wildfire burning along Lower Arrow Lake pictured July 17. (Ashley Voykin photo)

OPINION: Fight wildfires by fighting climate change

‘There have been government promises before about change that need to be honoured’

The Michaud Creek wildfire burning along Lower Arrow Lake pictured July 17. (Ashley Voykin photo)
Most of us only have pocket change compared to billionaires, who could do so much better with their money for the world than sending ordinary citizens into space. (Black Press photo)

EDITORIAL: Billionaires not on same planet

Carrying tourists into space doesn’t seem too important now

  • Aug 6, 2021
Most of us only have pocket change compared to billionaires, who could do so much better with their money for the world than sending ordinary citizens into space. (Black Press photo)
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News.

COLUMN: Change isn’t just constant in life, it’s a necessity

Black Press reporter contemplates change as she moves from Chilliwack to the Abbotsford newsroom

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News.
Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

Elliott: ‘We can all learn from her courage’: Simone Biles not alone in mental health struggle

It’s worth paying attention to people who best understand what Olympic gymnastic star is confronting

Gymnast Simone Biles answers a question during an interview after a training session Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo / David J. Phillip)
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Is Maxime Bernier another Trump?

Bernier will attract white Christian evangelicals, loopy online conspiracy theorists, says reader

  • Jul 24, 2021
Maxime Bernier, leader of the People’s Party of Canada, speaks during a stop on his Mad Max Summer 2021 Pre-Election Tour at Yarrow Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A Canada goose honks at other birds at Sardis Park on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Respect the signs, don’t feed the birds

Rules are in place to protect our wildlife, says letter writer

  • Jul 24, 2021
A Canada goose honks at other birds at Sardis Park on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A stop sign at the corner of Prest Road and First Avenue in Chilliwack on Jan. 28, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Dangerous drivers on both waterways and roads

‘The number of speeders is absolutely unbelievable,’ says Chilliwack resident

  • Jul 24, 2021
A stop sign at the corner of Prest Road and First Avenue in Chilliwack on Jan. 28, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
“As the 10th publisher at The Progress, I was honoured to be its steward for a 10-year stretch and during that time we continued to change the way we do business,” writes former Progress publisher Andrew Franklin.

CHILLIWACK PROGRESS 130th: A place for ‘accurate and trustworthy news,’ says former publisher

‘So much storytelling, so much history,’ at The Progress, writes Andrew Franklin

  • Jul 23, 2021
“As the 10th publisher at The Progress, I was honoured to be its steward for a 10-year stretch and during that time we continued to change the way we do business,” writes former Progress publisher Andrew Franklin.
“We were ahead of the curve – even the venerable New York Times had only been online for just 18 months,” writes former Progress editor Paul Bucci. (Dawn Gibson/ Black Press Media)

CHILLIWACK PROGRESS 130th: ‘We were ahead of the curve’ in technology, says former editor

Chilliwack Progress one of the first community newspapers to adopt online technology: Paul Bucci

  • Jul 23, 2021
“We were ahead of the curve – even the venerable New York Times had only been online for just 18 months,” writes former Progress editor Paul Bucci. (Dawn Gibson/ Black Press Media)