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Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday Service, in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sunday, February 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

LETTER: COVID rule flouters should pay fines

‘A clear example of the misuse of prosecutorial discretion by the Crown’

  • May 29, 2022
Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday Service, in Chilliwack, B.C., on Sunday, February 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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LETTER: Chilliwack-Kent MLA can’t have it both ways

Reader’s tongue-in-cheek commentary on LGBTQ issues

  • May 29, 2022
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When you take on a pet, you should take it on for its lifetime. (Citizen file)

EDITORIAL: Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment

Heartbreaking to hear all of the stories about the many pets being turned over to shelters

  • May 28, 2022
When you take on a pet, you should take it on for its lifetime. (Citizen file)
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LETTER: The slippery slope of Canada’s MAiD regime

LETTER: Assisted killing is wrong

  • May 28, 2022
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LETTER: Campaigning for Caroline’s Carts

Shopping carts for special needs children are needed in Chilliwack

  • May 27, 2022
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Melanie Mark, MLA elect for Vancouver-Mt Pleasant, speaks with media after becoming the first First Nations woman to serve in the legislature as she looks up at family and friends during a swearing in ceremony at legislature on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

MARK: B.C.’s tourism industry paddles out of the pandemic storm, ready to welcome visitors

‘The recovery of the tourism industry is bringing a new challenge for operators in B.C.’

  • May 27, 2022
Melanie Mark, MLA elect for Vancouver-Mt Pleasant, speaks with media after becoming the first First Nations woman to serve in the legislature as she looks up at family and friends during a swearing in ceremony at legislature on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
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: Keeping the British in British Columbia?

Victoria Day marks the informal start of summer in Canada, but it’s also a celebration of our historic connection

  • May 24, 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)
Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

BENNETT: Jason Kenney led Alberta through bulldog willpower and work ethic

Kenney resigned after just 51 per cent of party rank-and-file endorsed him in a leadership review

Premier-Designate Jason Kenney addresses the media the day his after his election victory in Edmonton on Wednesday April 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News.

COLUMN: Nurses provide more to us than medical care

On National Nurses Week, it’s time to think back to the nurses who have cared for us

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Abbotsford News.
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: Going green in B.C.

‘… the transition to zero-emission transportation will require more than impressive innovations’

  • May 9, 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)
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)

OP-ED: Newspapers are not packaging

‘The dissemination of news to the public is a necessary element of a vibrant and healthy democracy’

  • May 9, 2022
Across Canada, newspapers face a patchwork of provincial regulations, administrative regimes, and fees. (Pixabay.com)
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LETTER: First-past-the-post isn’t democratic

Confidence-and-supply agreement as close as we will get to true democracy

  • May 6, 2022
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LETTER: Christian troll farms aren’t being Christian

‘Jesus was not an angry rebel without a cause’

  • May 6, 2022
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LETTER: Saving 45 seconds isn’t worth the risk

‘I’m begging you all, please slow down and pay attention’

  • May 6, 2022
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A car is shown at a gas pump, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at a gas station in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

LETTER: High gas prices might reduce use

‘Meanwhile mass addiction to fossil fuel products undoubtedly helps keep the average consumer quiet’

  • May 6, 2022
A car is shown at a gas pump, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at a gas station in North Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
The Worker’s Safety and Compensation Commission has announced a new ‘Safe Workplace’ program which will focus on prioritizing safer working conditions. Photo courtesy of Pixabay

LETTER: Too many workers suffer injuries

‘Every worker should be able to go to work without fear’

  • May 6, 2022
The Worker’s Safety and Compensation Commission has announced a new ‘Safe Workplace’ program which will focus on prioritizing safer working conditions. Photo courtesy of Pixabay
Although carbon capture and storage hasn’t really taken off in Canada, or globally, proposals are mounting from corporations, pipeline companies, oilsands consortiums and chemical manufacturers. (Photo: ETA+ via Unsplash)

LETTER: Carbon Capture: sustainable or scam?

$2.6 billion allocated for carbon capture, utilization and storage

  • May 6, 2022
Although carbon capture and storage hasn’t really taken off in Canada, or globally, proposals are mounting from corporations, pipeline companies, oilsands consortiums and chemical manufacturers. (Photo: ETA+ via Unsplash)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Editorial: Finally time for federal, provincial politicians to get down to business

There are no elections in the offing for years. Time to govern.

  • May 6, 2022
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks about housing after meeting privately with two families in Kitchener, Ont. on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
A sentencing hearing was held May 2, 2022 for a woman convicted of arson for a 2018 fire at The Village supportive housing project on School Street in Chilliwack. (GoogleMaps)

OPINION: Justice system ill-equipped to tackle mental health issues

Self-represented arsonist showed several signs of mental illness during trial and sentencing

A sentencing hearing was held May 2, 2022 for a woman convicted of arson for a 2018 fire at The Village supportive housing project on School Street in Chilliwack. (GoogleMaps)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
Statue of Lady Justice at B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver. (File photo)
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