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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
COVID-19 virus (file photo).
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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)
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.
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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
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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)