Opinion

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: Think local, act global

Will micro and macro changes to the world economy hurt or help B.C. in 2022?

  • Mar 30, 2022
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)
From left, Wanda Hook, Marlene Dance and Nalla Steigvilas are gearing up for a new semester of ElderCollege after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: ‘Thank you’ for generous donation to Chilliwack ElderCollege

Chilliwack ElderCollege board grateful for anonymous donation

  • Mar 26, 2022
From left, Wanda Hook, Marlene Dance and Nalla Steigvilas are gearing up for a new semester of ElderCollege after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
A new outdoor patio with 104 seats is being sought by Major League 2 Sports Pub, which would bring their patio seat total to more than 300 seats. (Major League 2/Facebook)

LETTER: Bar owners greedy to request another outdoor patio

‘Nothing but greed and inconsideration on the part of the Major League 2 owners’

  • Mar 26, 2022
A new outdoor patio with 104 seats is being sought by Major League 2 Sports Pub, which would bring their patio seat total to more than 300 seats. (Major League 2/Facebook)
Back in the day, respect within hospitals was the norm. “Nurses were highly regarded, as were doctors and allied health professionals,” writes Eleanor Holwerda.

LETTER: Retiring nurse saw ‘terrible increase’ in disrespect

Back in the day, ‘respect within hospitals was the norm’

  • Mar 26, 2022
Back in the day, respect within hospitals was the norm. “Nurses were highly regarded, as were doctors and allied health professionals,” writes Eleanor Holwerda.
Letters

LETTER: A strong forest sector is essential to B.C.’s strong economy

B.C.’s jobs minister recently addressed the issue of pandemic recovery in northern…

  • Mar 22, 2022
Letters
A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)

WOLF: Roundabouts and other pet peeves driving B.C. drivers crazy

Column: What habits do other drivers have that bother you on the road?

A roundabout in Qualicum Beach. (PQB News file photo)
Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)

Cole’s Notes: Re-opening will be awkward, so be kind

Use your COVID common sense and don’t be rude, Schisler says

Shirley Frost, left, and Gerda Faber, both members of the Wells Gray Lively Arts Society, pick up their feet during a blues song performed by Randy Hedlund and Linda MacKenzie. A Coffee House was held by the WGLAS on Saturday, March 5 in the lodge at the Clearwater ski hill. It was the first Coffee House to be held since COVID-19 restrictions were eased last month. (Stephanie Hagenaars/Clearwater Times)
Anybody who wants to help Todd Mitchell clean up the garbage at the now closed Temporary Alternative Shelter Location — at the intersection of East 1st Street and North I Street — where many homeless residents still live. (Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World)

LETTER: Many homeless people are difficult to house

‘Unfortunately each year our homeless count rises’

  • Mar 18, 2022
Anybody who wants to help Todd Mitchell clean up the garbage at the now closed Temporary Alternative Shelter Location — at the intersection of East 1st Street and North I Street — where many homeless residents still live. (Matthew N. Wells | The Daily World)
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LETTER: Grocery store parking ticket was unfair

‘I am doing business at Salish Plaza and your parking police ticketed me?

  • Mar 18, 2022
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Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Mark Strahl/Facebook)

LETTER: Strahl’s choice for Conservative leader shifts with the wind

‘Interesting to watch how MP Strahl sails his ship on the upcoming political sea’

  • Mar 18, 2022
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl. (Mark Strahl/Facebook)
A car is shown at a gas pump, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at a gas station in North Miami, Fla. Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Alaska state lawmakers are moving to temporarily suspend the state’s motor fuel tax as oil prices rise. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

LETTER: Gas prices are not about the Ukraine conflict

‘Many people will be severely affected by this outrageous problem’

  • Mar 18, 2022
A car is shown at a gas pump, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at a gas station in North Miami, Fla. Gov. Mike Dunleavy and Alaska state lawmakers are moving to temporarily suspend the state’s motor fuel tax as oil prices rise. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Hope Community Services is trying to work around high gas prices and continue to maintain the same service levels, particularly at the Food Resource Centre. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)

EDITORIAL: Rising gas prices are here to stay

‘Oil production is complicated and it involves global markets’

  • Mar 18, 2022
Hope Community Services is trying to work around high gas prices and continue to maintain the same service levels, particularly at the Food Resource Centre. (Eric J. Welsh/ Hope Standard)
COVID-19 mandatory mask sign in the office of The Chilliwack Progress before the mask mandate was lifted on March 11, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Here’s hoping the awkwardness is behind us

Poll finds only one in four Canadians have not had an awkward moment in the past two years

COVID-19 mandatory mask sign in the office of The Chilliwack Progress before the mask mandate was lifted on March 11, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Robert’s column

Robert Barron column: Fond memories of ‘Paddy’s Day’

By mid afternoon, the party started really taking off

Robert’s column
Police man a barricade in front of vehicles parked as part of the trucker protest, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 in Ottawa’s downtown core. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

LETTER: Freedom does not come with zero restrictions

‘Human society is not a vacuum. Is this so hard to understand?’

  • Mar 11, 2022
Police man a barricade in front of vehicles parked as part of the trucker protest, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 in Ottawa’s downtown core. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
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LETTER: University professor’s column offered a lesson in governance

John Redekop’s wise words contrast against MP Mark Strahl’s accusatory and divisive stance

  • Mar 11, 2022
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About 30 people took part in a Sunday night (Feb. 27) vigil in Langley for the Ukraine, gathering at the Vineyard church, then walking to the cenotaph in Douglas Park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

OPINION: Peace requires more than golden arches and money

We thought self-interest would prevent more wars like the Russian attack on Ukraine

About 30 people took part in a Sunday night (Feb. 27) vigil in Langley for the Ukraine, gathering at the Vineyard church, then walking to the cenotaph in Douglas Park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)

EDITORIAL: Ukrainians seeing true loss of freedom

‘If it is exhausting to keep up with or causing you undue stress, unplug’

  • Mar 11, 2022
Ukrainian servicemen help an elderly woman, in the town of Irpin, Ukraine, Sunday, March 6, 2022. With the Kremlin’s rhetoric growing fiercer and a reprieve from fighting dissolving, Russian troops continued to shell encircled cities and the number of Ukrainians forced from their country grew to over 1.4 million. (AP Photo/Andriy Dubchak)
The RCMP dog unit on the scene after the Oct. 10, 2017 robbery of the Scotiabank in downtown Chilliwack. Dean Kinley, 68, was convicted of robbing the bank two years ago on Sept. 11, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)

LETTER: 68-year-old bank robber rejected by his sons

‘Dean was as upset as any father could ever be’

  • Mar 11, 2022
The RCMP dog unit on the scene after the Oct. 10, 2017 robbery of the Scotiabank in downtown Chilliwack. Dean Kinley, 68, was convicted of robbing the bank two years ago on Sept. 11, 2020. (Chilliwack Progress file)
FILE - Refugees fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine arrive to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other, leaders in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania are offering a hearty welcome. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi, File)

EDITORIAL: Russia-Ukraine conflict affects the whole world

‘Fuel prices in Canada have already jumped dramatically since the invasion began’

  • Mar 4, 2022
FILE - Refugees fleeing conflict from neighboring Ukraine arrive to Zahony, Hungary, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. As hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians seek refuge in neighboring countries, cradling children in one arm and clutching belongings in the other, leaders in Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania are offering a hearty welcome. (AP Photo/Anna Szilagyi, File)