Opinion

University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)

‘I am tired, and my soul hurts’: B.C. nurse reflects on working in ICU unit during COVID

Renée Bush writes about what it is like on the front-line of the pandemic in the north

  • Dec 16, 2020
University Hospital of Northern B.C., in Prince George. (UBC photo)
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LETTER: Use of bad language a double standard

‘Hypocritical pontificating is glaringly transparent and blatantly offensive to many people’

  • Dec 16, 2020
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Jenna Hauck is a multimedia journalist with The Chilliwack Progress. (Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Minimalist family Christmas yet again

‘I enjoyed the little things that year… and it turned out to be a pretty great Christmas after all’

Jenna Hauck is a multimedia journalist with The Chilliwack Progress. (Chilliwack Progress file)
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Progress file)

LETTER: Great treatment at Chilliwack General Hospital

‘You were all extremely amazing especially during these trying times’

  • Dec 14, 2020
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Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

LETTER: Hospital is not a safe place for an aggressive psychiatric patient

Not everyone who comes to hospital can be kept safe inside

  • Dec 14, 2020
Chilliwack General Hospital. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
Screenshot of Pastor James Butler giving a sermon at Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack on Nov. 22, 2020. The church decided to continue in-person services despite a public health order banning worship services that was issued on Nov. 19, 2020. (YouTube)

LETTER: Agreement with opinions that church leaders being selfish

Letter writer says God helps those who help themselves

  • Dec 14, 2020
Screenshot of Pastor James Butler giving a sermon at Free Grace Baptist Church in Chilliwack on Nov. 22, 2020. The church decided to continue in-person services despite a public health order banning worship services that was issued on Nov. 19, 2020. (YouTube)
Free Grace Baptist Church on Wellington Avenue – seen here on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 – was one of two churches in Chilliwack that continued to hold in-person services despite public health orders. Chilliwack RCMP announced on Dec. 6 they were investigating. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Attending church is thoughtless and irresponsible

‘Do you really think this is what God wants?’

  • Dec 14, 2020
Free Grace Baptist Church on Wellington Avenue – seen here on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 – was one of two churches in Chilliwack that continued to hold in-person services despite public health orders. Chilliwack RCMP announced on Dec. 6 they were investigating. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Progress Chilliwack school trustees are doing their job

To say otherwise is to not understand the role of government officials

  • Dec 14, 2020
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Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, held in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Retired pastor says church leaders holding in-person services need to publicly apologize

Violating public health orders is not only selfish it violates Biblical teachings

  • Dec 14, 2020
Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, held in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: Committed citizens can change the world

Activists Harold Bruins, Lauren Mitchell and Judy Barron share their thoughts on the quarry denial

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Jock Finlayson, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Business Council of British Columbia (submitted)

FINLAYSON: The long economic tail of COVID-19

‘Fast forward to late 2020 and the situation has partially stabilized’

  • Dec 11, 2020
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A program that teaches cognitive behavioural therapy, which aims to give people practical tools to improve their mental health by changing problematic patterns of thinking or behaviour, is being offered in the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

OPINION: Pandemic is severely straining our mental health

‘I am afraid that many people are in such despair that they can’t see past it’

A program that teaches cognitive behavioural therapy, which aims to give people practical tools to improve their mental health by changing problematic patterns of thinking or behaviour, is being offered in the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
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LETTER: Please, some respect for what you have taken

Abbotsford-raised pastor rails against ‘constant condescension’ of Dr. Henry

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The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

OPINION: On rights, freedoms, and wearing masks

The Charter guarantees our rights and freedoms ‘only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law’

  • Dec 8, 2020
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LETTER: Christians gathering to worship is not selfishness

‘Health is not only “not having COVID” but there is so much more’

  • Dec 8, 2020
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Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, continues to hold in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

LETTER: Love thy neighbour; don’t kill my mother

‘You don’t need to go to church on Sunday in order for God to hear you’

  • Dec 8, 2020
Chilliwack Free Reformed Church on Yale Road (seen on Dec. 1, 2020), along with Free Grace Baptist Church, continues to hold in-person services despite the Nov. 19 public health order banning indoor gatherings. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: If everyone did a little, a lot could be done

‘How nice it would be if Chilliwack could be the first homeless free community?’

  • Dec 7, 2020
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LETTER: Reader ‘dismayed’ at churches not following public health orders

‘I say that we need to put our trust and faith in good science’

  • Dec 4, 2020
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Grand Chief Doug Kelly, representing the Sto:lo Tribal Council, is one of five signatories on an op-ed issued Dec. 4, 2020 in response to Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s report: In Plain Sight Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Healthcare. (Submitted)

OP-ED: Fraser Health and Indigenous leaders respond to report on racism in healthcare

‘We remain committed to real change, ending racism in our system’

  • Dec 4, 2020
Grand Chief Doug Kelly, representing the Sto:lo Tribal Council, is one of five signatories on an op-ed issued Dec. 4, 2020 in response to Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond’s report: In Plain Sight Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Healthcare. (Submitted)
Protestors with an “End The Lockdown$” sign at Science World in Vancouver on May 3, 2020. (Desire Amouzou photo)

OPINION: On individual rights versus community health

Using freedom as an excuse to gather in this pandemic illustrates a staggering degree of selfishness

Protestors with an “End The Lockdown$” sign at Science World in Vancouver on May 3, 2020. (Desire Amouzou photo)