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LETTER: Most racist biases are learned and not innate

‘The earliest years are typically the best time to instill and even solidify positive social-interaction life skills’

  • Jun 30, 2022

 

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

LETTER: Youth aren’t choosing phones over a loving family

Reader responds to letter writer opposed to giving cellphones to kids in care

  • Jun 24, 2022

 

Chilliwack School Trustee Heather Maahs (right) suggested people within Chilliwack SD33 are “grooming children” during an appearance with fellow trustee Barry Neufeld (middle) on an internet talk show hosted by Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson. (Screenshot)

LETTER: School trustee Heather Maahs says some books make children unsafe

‘Their innocence has been violated’

  • Jun 24, 2022

 

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LETTER: Cats are beautiful yet often misunderstood

Boggles the mind how much violent contempt there is out there for homeless/stray and feral cats

  • Jun 17, 2022
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Amateur photographer Morgan Brown captured photos of this Canada Goose with the rare condition ‘leucism’ at Cultus Lake on May 19, 2022. (Morgan Brown photo)

LETTER: Pale-coloured goose is shunned by other geese

‘It appears being nervous or afraid of something or someone different is not just a human quality’

  • Jun 17, 2022
Amateur photographer Morgan Brown captured photos of this Canada Goose with the rare condition ‘leucism’ at Cultus Lake on May 19, 2022. (Morgan Brown photo)
File photo of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participating in an all-candidates meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in the 2018 municipal election. The 2021 federal election all-candidates meeting scheduled for the same location was cancelled after some vaccination requirement confusion. (Darren McDonald photo)

EDITORIAL: Time for municipal election canadidates to make some decisions

Municipal elections are four months away

  • Jun 17, 2022
File photo of Chilliwack’s mayoral candidates participating in an all-candidates meeting at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre in the 2018 municipal election. The 2021 federal election all-candidates meeting scheduled for the same location was cancelled after some vaccination requirement confusion. (Darren McDonald photo)
Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Save Old Growth)

OPINION: Save Old Growth protesters are only disrupting lives and pissing people off

Protest is great but blocking highways is ignorant and shortsighted

Activists with Save Old Growth block traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway in Metro Vancouver in May 2022, calling for an end to old-growth logging in British Columbia. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Save Old Growth)
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LETTER: All police should be wearing body cameras

‘Benefits and cost far outweigh the cost of not using the body cameras in many situations’

  • Apr 22, 2022
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OPINION: Controlling the power of a social media platform

‘Reports from the fall of 2021 showed massive troll farms were a growing problem’

  • Apr 22, 2022
Twitter logo. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
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)
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)
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)
Bonnie Ball of Chilliwack, pictured her with her dog Trudy on July 26, 2021, was the victim of a telephone fraud costing her $44,000. Scams targeting seniors and vulnerable people are a perennial problem that seems to be getting worse. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Senior frauds a perennial problem in need of a solution

Chilliwack man’s vulnerable wife falls prey to a new one: the Henry Cavill scam

Bonnie Ball of Chilliwack, pictured her with her dog Trudy on July 26, 2021, was the victim of a telephone fraud costing her $44,000. Scams targeting seniors and vulnerable people are a perennial problem that seems to be getting worse. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
A pro-pipeline convoy travelled down Highway 20 through Sylvan Lake the afternoon of Jan. 12. Over 600 vehicles made the trip from Red Deer and back in support of oil and gas.

EDITORIAL: Let’s focus on the alligators, not the swamp

‘British Columbians need help’

  • Feb 26, 2022
A pro-pipeline convoy travelled down Highway 20 through Sylvan Lake the afternoon of Jan. 12. Over 600 vehicles made the trip from Red Deer and back in support of oil and gas.
Don Stephens, 65, a retired graphic designer, holds a sign on Parliament Hill to support trucks lined up in protest of COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

OPINION: Your freedom to swing your fists ends where my nose begins

Pathological libertarians claw against science with fanciful excuses to deny medical reality

Don Stephens, 65, a retired graphic designer, holds a sign on Parliament Hill to support trucks lined up in protest of COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
A “Help Wanted” sign is posted beside coronavirus safety guidelines in front of a restaurant in Los Angeles on May 28, 2021. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images

EDITORIAL: Labour shortages taking a toll

Businesses, health-care sector affected by ongoing staffing challenges

  • Jan 28, 2022
A “Help Wanted” sign is posted beside coronavirus safety guidelines in front of a restaurant in Los Angeles on May 28, 2021. Frederic J. Brown | AFP | Getty Images
Still from a video on Twitter showing Khalad Mohammad carrying an elderly woman to his pickup truck on Nov. 16, 2021. The woman and her husband were stranded in rising flood waters in their car on South Parallel Road. (Twitter)

OPINION: Video of man’s rescue of elderly couple on flooded road shows heroism

Most of us are mostly good most of the time, and we could all use a little more Khalad in our life

Still from a video on Twitter showing Khalad Mohammad carrying an elderly woman to his pickup truck on Nov. 16, 2021. The woman and her husband were stranded in rising flood waters in their car on South Parallel Road. (Twitter)
(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

EDITORIAL: Skyrocketing home prices are unsustainable

‘A disruption to housing will affect all of us, directly or indirectly’

  • Jan 14, 2022
(Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)

OPINION: Chilliwack Realtor explains how property assessment increases do not affect taxes

Kevin Schroeder’s helpful Instagram video explains the math on mill rates and how it all works

Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)
A slide closed the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Transportation BC/Twitter)

OPINION: OK 2021, what in the ever-loving heck was that?

So much bad news indeed last year but we always have hope, we have to

A slide closed the Coquihalla between Hope and Merritt on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Transportation BC/Twitter)