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Grade 4 and 5 students from Little Mountain elementary move a log off to the side on Little Mountain on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Some Little Mountain magic, what a great idea

‘An urban forest nature park snugly located in northern Chilliwack on Little Mountain’

  • Apr 22, 2022
Grade 4 and 5 students from Little Mountain elementary move a log off to the side on Little Mountain on Thursday, May 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Earth Day is Friday, April 22. (Stock photo)

EDITORIAL: Let’s improve planet’s prognosis this Earth Day

Earth Day Canada’s theme is ‘Call in Sick for Earth Day,’ recognizing ‘eco-anxiety’ people may feel

  • Apr 22, 2022
Earth Day is Friday, April 22. (Stock photo)
Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline

COLUMN: A few stops away: reflections on the New York subway shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was on the subway in New York on the day of the recent shooting

Castlegar News editor Betsy Kline was visiting Union Square in New York City on the day of the April 12, 2022 subway shooting. Photo: Tom Kline
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LETTER: Thanks to Good Samaritans

Strangers helped man involved in vehicle crash

  • Apr 15, 2022
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LETTER: No one in Canada was forced to take the ‘jab’

‘My personal experience… was to think of others and do my part to keep us all safer’

  • Apr 15, 2022
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LETTER: Swimming pool is more than just recreation

‘We really need more to help our seniors who benefit greatly from exercising in the pool’

  • Apr 15, 2022
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Pride banners coming to downtown Chilliwack for pride month in June 2022. (City of Chilliwack)

LETTER: Let’s celebrate pride banners but keep our eyes on the prize

City policy banning decorative crosswalks needs to go

  • Apr 15, 2022
Pride banners coming to downtown Chilliwack for pride month in June 2022. (City of Chilliwack)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

EDITORIAL: Gas tax cuts might not provide relief for motorists

Several provinces have reduced gas taxes in response to rising pump prices

  • Apr 15, 2022
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Shifting global food consumption to a primarily plant-based diet is one of the top ways of halting and reversing climate change. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OPINION: Plant-based diets are highly effective solutions for halting climate change

‘Now is the time to make clear, conscious and decisive choices to shift our behaviours’

  • Apr 15, 2022
Shifting global food consumption to a primarily plant-based diet is one of the top ways of halting and reversing climate change. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
The Independent Investigation Office is on the scene after police shot a man in Whalley during a ‘wellness’ check on Friday, April 8, 2022. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

ZYTARUK: Two fatal police shootings in Surrey in 7 days a cause for concern

Either a spectacularly tragic coincidence occurred or something needs fixing, fast

  • Apr 13, 2022
The Independent Investigation Office is on the scene after police shot a man in Whalley during a ‘wellness’ check on Friday, April 8, 2022. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
COVID-19 virus (file photo).

LETTER: B.C. has done better than most with COVID

Our province has fared better than many jurisdictions by following public health advice

  • Apr 10, 2022
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LETTER: Canadians need bodily autonomy

‘Canadians need to have bodily autonomy and be trusted to make their own informed health decisions’

  • Apr 10, 2022
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LETTER: Another victim of unfair parking rules at Chilliwack plaza

‘I did not pay the ticket and have since had a couple of threatening letters’

  • Apr 10, 2022
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Homes on Chilliwack mountain in view of the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

OPINION: Living in a work-life balance Goldilocks zone

As more employees desire to work from home, Chilliwack may increasingly be the place to be

Homes on Chilliwack mountain in view of the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)

Cole’s Notes: B.C. could be the main star in films – but we can play any role

Film is a multi-billion dollar industry in B.C., but we rarely play ourselves on-screen

This image from the trailer of the 2021 Punjabi film <em>Honsla Rakh</em> was filmed in Surrey’s Brownsville Bar Park with New Westminster and the iconic Skybridge in the background. <em>Honsla Rakh</em> is a rom-com featuring superstar Diljit Dosanjh set in Vancouver and Surrey. Since its release, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films of all time. (Diljit Dosanjh/YouTube)
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

LETTER: Relaxing of COVID measures ‘reckless,’ says doctors group

B.C. doctors says public health measures failing residents

  • Apr 4, 2022
B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a COVID-19 update news conference. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

HENRY: The goal amid COVID is to never need a mask mandate or event limits again

‘We used masks in combination with our other layers to give us the protection we needed’

  • Apr 1, 2022
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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LETTER: Trudeau is nothing but an ‘embarrassing mess’

Perhaps Strahl critic should get his own column, says letter writer

  • Apr 1, 2022
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Chilliwack General Hospital ambulance entrance on March 23, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: Chilliwack General Hospital treatment ‘nothing short of miraculous’

‘I am grateful for the care and treatment received’ at CGH

  • Apr 1, 2022
Chilliwack General Hospital ambulance entrance on March 23, 2017. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Hundreds of people were at the Lickman Road overpass in Chilliwack on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 in support of truckers protesting vaccine mandates. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: ‘Freedom convoy’ can get their own flag

‘We’d really like our flag back’

  • Apr 1, 2022
Hundreds of people were at the Lickman Road overpass in Chilliwack on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 in support of truckers protesting vaccine mandates. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)