Opinion

Screenshot from the Chilliwack Board of Education meeting held via Zoom on May 11, 2021. (Zoom)

OPINION: Enough is enough with regressive Chilliwack school trustees

No more: Heather Maahs, Darrell Furgason, Barry Neufeld need to do what they’ve been ordered to do

Screenshot from the Chilliwack Board of Education meeting held via Zoom on May 11, 2021. (Zoom)
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

FINLAYSON: 3 takeaways from the new B.C. budget

‘Perhaps most notable is what’s happened in the labour market since last spring’

  • May 10, 2021
British Columbia Premier John Horgan highlights a paragraph as Finance Minister Selina Robinson tables the budget in a speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Coho smolts. (Tanis Grower photo)

OPINION: A giant, invisible problem for Fraser salmon and how to fix it

‘Successful examples of salmon-friendly flood control can already be found throughout the Lower Mainland’

  • May 10, 2021
Coho smolts. (Tanis Grower photo)
Bradley Centre long-term care facility at Chilliwack General Hospital on May 4, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Chilliwack MLAs weigh in on the future of long-term care

It’s time to invest in more beds in Chilliwack and to replace the aging Bradley Centre

  • May 4, 2021
Bradley Centre long-term care facility at Chilliwack General Hospital on May 4, 2021. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Medical staff is shown preparing a patient outside a hospital in New Delhi. From the start of the pandemic, there have been 19.9 million cases of COVID-19 reported in India until May 3, 2021. 16.3 million have recovered, and there have been 219,000 deaths. (Photo submitted by Vivek)
People wear face masks as they wait to cross a street in Montreal, Saturday, March 27, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

LETTER: Business owner says ‘thanks’ to the anti-maskers harassing his staff

‘Staff and myself have been yelled at, threatened, recorded with phones and physically assaulted’

People wear face masks as they wait to cross a street in Montreal, Saturday, March 27, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
View looking south from Mt. Archibald, taking in the proposed ski terrain of Bridal Veil Mountain Resort, with Mt. Mercer (centre left) and Mt. Thurston (centre right, shrouded in cloud).

LETTER: Dinotown founder applauds proposed Bridal Veil Mountain Resort

‘An anchor tourism attraction such as this will provide numerous benefits’

  • Apr 30, 2021
View looking south from Mt. Archibald, taking in the proposed ski terrain of Bridal Veil Mountain Resort, with Mt. Mercer (centre left) and Mt. Thurston (centre right, shrouded in cloud).
Freshly arrived from Mexico, two-year-old Max led his new owners on an epic chase through the streets and trails of Promontory Friday morning.

OPINION: A Chilliwack dog chase story on the streets and trails of Promontory

From the streets of Mexico comes Max, a rescue dog on the run from a loving family

Freshly arrived from Mexico, two-year-old Max led his new owners on an epic chase through the streets and trails of Promontory Friday morning.
Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)

Schisler: Try actually walking a mile in an elder’s shoes

Workday spent with artificially aged senses a real eye-opener

Chronicle Editor, Cole Schisler taking part in the ageing senses challenge. (Kara Olson photo)
“Although I’m sure some of these incidents were a result of bad luck, I’m also sure some were completely preventable,” writes Jenna Hauck.

OPINION: Pushing the limits of our emergency responders in Chilliwack

Number of emergency calls we heard on the scanner radio in the newsroom over 4 days was staggering

“Although I’m sure some of these incidents were a result of bad luck, I’m also sure some were completely preventable,” writes Jenna Hauck.
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LETTER: Vaccinations are important to create herd immunity

‘Roll up your sleeve and do what it takes to benefit all of us’

  • Apr 23, 2021
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No details from RCMP are available yet about a suspected car-jacking Tuesday night at Chilliwack General Hospital. (The Progress file photo)

LETTER: A heartwarming gesture in a desperate moment

While sick in emergency at CGH a stranger offered a gesture of love

  • Apr 23, 2021
No details from RCMP are available yet about a suspected car-jacking Tuesday night at Chilliwack General Hospital. (The Progress file photo)
Volunteer Christy Moschopedis (pictured) and Jill Robertson have caught 59 cats from a feral cat colony on one cul-de-sac in Chilliwack. The cats are then neutered and either adopted out or, if too wild, returned to the spot. (Darren McDonald photo)

LETTER: It’s time for a cat bylaw in Chilliwack

The life of a feral cat is not a good one

  • Apr 23, 2021
Volunteer Christy Moschopedis (pictured) and Jill Robertson have caught 59 cats from a feral cat colony on one cul-de-sac in Chilliwack. The cats are then neutered and either adopted out or, if too wild, returned to the spot. (Darren McDonald photo)
Nichole Lowther plays with her son in their living room. She wasn’t diagnosed with autism until Matthew, now six, was diagnosed a few years ago. (David Swanson | Philadelphia Inquirer)

EDITORIAL: April is World Autism Month

‘Its prevalence in Canada has increased by more than 100 per cent in the past 10 years’

  • Apr 17, 2021
Nichole Lowther plays with her son in their living room. She wasn’t diagnosed with autism until Matthew, now six, was diagnosed a few years ago. (David Swanson | Philadelphia Inquirer)
A protester holds a sign on Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Freedom, yes, but don’t forget about responsibility

‘Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being’

A protester holds a sign on Yale Road near Hodgins Avenue during the Fraser Valley Freedom Rally on Saturday, April 3, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack School District Trustee Heather Maahs (right) and board chair Trustee Willow Reichelt. (YouTube/ Chilliwack School District)

LETTER: Trustee questions if board has lost its way

‘Perhaps it’s not Barry’s fault after all’

  • Apr 16, 2021
Chilliwack School District Trustee Heather Maahs (right) and board chair Trustee Willow Reichelt. (YouTube/ Chilliwack School District)
Letters

LETTER: A psychologically sound future is every child’s right

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month but it’s a year-round concern

  • Apr 16, 2021
Letters
Letter to the editor

LETTER: Time to eliminate health benefits for politicians and bureaucrats

Too many are taking them for granted

  • Apr 16, 2021
Letter to the editor
Around 150 people came out to rally against Asian racism at a protest at Gyro Park on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

LETTER: Pandemic has brought anti-Asian racism to the surface

‘I do not understand why the COVID-19 virus has divided people when it should be uniting people’

  • Apr 16, 2021
Around 150 people came out to rally against Asian racism at a protest at Gyro Park on Sunday. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)

GUEST COLUMN: A strategy for forests that benefits all British Columbians

Industry, union leaders seek balance on old-growth preservation

  • Apr 15, 2021
Each year, less than one per cent of the area designated for sustainable timber harvesting by B.C.’s independent chief forester is harvested. (B.C. government photo)