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Advocates for decriminalization and safe supply of drugs stood outside Nelson’s city hall on April 14, 2022. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

EDITORIAL: The two sides of decriminalizing drug possession

‘There is a new battle plan and hopefully it works, because we can’t keep losing this war’

  • Jan 28, 2023

 

Two children under 18 held in custody by the Iranian regime that have been sponsored by Federal Canadian MPs to try to help stop their execution. Ali Rakhshani, 17, is endorsed by Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Ken Hardie, and Mohammad Rakhshani, 16, is endorsed by North Vancouver MP Jonathan Wilkinson. (Twitter @balo0chgirl)

OPINION: Iranian woman living in Chilliwack urging MPs to sponsor prisoners to avoid execution

Nine federal Liberal MPs ‘sponsor’ Iranian detainees by sharing their plights on social media

 

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LETTER: Too many lives are devalued, forgotten

‘Some human beings… and their suffering can be perceived as unworthy of external concern’

  • Jan 6, 2023

 

Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s January 2022 Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)

OPINION: Chilliwack Realtor’s explanation how property assessment increases do not affect taxes

Because it’s important, a 2nd look at Kevin Schroeder’s Instagram video on how property taxes work

Still from Chilliwack Realtor Kevin Schroeder’s January 2022 Instagram video where he explains how BC Assessment increases in property value have no impact on property taxes. (Instagram @kevinschroederrealtor)
As the sun sets on 2022, we know there will be tumult ahead in 2023 but there will be good times too. Bring it on. (Photo by Ezra Laser)

OPINION: What a wild, strange ride that year was, yet again

‘There will be tumult ahead in 2023 to be sure. There will also be good times, good deeds, and love’

As the sun sets on 2022, we know there will be tumult ahead in 2023 but there will be good times too. Bring it on. (Photo by Ezra Laser)
Chilliwack city hall. (City of Chilliwack)

EDITORIAL: Inflation will likely affect municipal taxes and utility rates

Those creating city hall’s budget in the new year will face serious financial pressures

  • Dec 17, 2022
Chilliwack city hall. (City of Chilliwack)
(Photo by Jason Vanderhill/Flickr)

OPINION: School smudging lawsuit illustrates a staggering lack of self-reflection

Evangelical mortified her daughter witnessed an Indigenous ceremony fights to B.C.’s highest court

(Photo by Jason Vanderhill/Flickr)
From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)

EDITORIAL: Food needs exist throughout the year, not just at Christmas

‘Social assistance funding, pension rates, housing costs all contribute to the need for food banks’

  • Dec 10, 2022
From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)
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OPINION: Crocuses and chaos define winter on the West Coast

A qualified defence of Lower Mainland drivers in winter conditions

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Chilliwack city council on March 16, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

LETTER: It’s time for Chilliwack to expand from 6 to 8 city councillors

‘Having more voices on council allows a greater variety of perspectives to be heard’

  • Dec 2, 2022
Chilliwack city council on March 16, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
Seth Tait of Chilliwack was charged with uttering threats to Muslims after he posted a series of YouTube videos at the end of 2016 and into early 2017. (YouTube)

OPINION: Keyboard warriors are learning the limits of free speech online

Surrey man charged with threatening CNN anchor just the latest in a long line of cowards charged

Seth Tait of Chilliwack was charged with uttering threats to Muslims after he posted a series of YouTube videos at the end of 2016 and into early 2017. (YouTube)
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LETTER: MP Strahl’s complaints about Trudeau are not constructive

‘Worrisome that Canada’s grand old party has now taken the lead from the U.S. Trump administration’

  • Nov 18, 2022
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Before running for mayor of Chilliwack, tow truck company owner Dave Rowan drove around in 2017 with a sign on his truck that said “Give em all fentanyl.” (Chilliwack Progress file)
Before running for mayor of Chilliwack, tow truck company owner Dave Rowan drove around in 2017 with a sign on his truck that said “Give em all fentanyl.” (Chilliwack Progress file)
A member of the Royal Canadian Air Force salutes as he lays a wreath by the cenotaph at All Sappers Memorial Park on Remembrance Day 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

EDITORIAL: Nov. 11 is a day to consider the high cost of war

More than 2.3 million Canadians have served, more than 118,000 have died in service to this country

  • Nov 11, 2022
A member of the Royal Canadian Air Force salutes as he lays a wreath by the cenotaph at All Sappers Memorial Park on Remembrance Day 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Signage mark the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on economic growth this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

EDITORIAL: Immigration is changing Canada

Of course, immigration is nothing new in this country

  • Nov 5, 2022
Signage mark the Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa on July 21, 2010. Statistics Canada will release its latest reading on economic growth this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
(Black Press file)

LETTER: Enforcement of fireworks bylaw isn’t happening

‘Bylaws were supposed to have been enhanced but they haven’t changed’

  • Nov 4, 2022
(Black Press file)
Barry Neufeld as pictured in a photo from his Facebook page. (Facebook)

LETTER: Calling Barry Neufeld an ‘old man’ is ageist

Editor Paul Henderson’s comments were ‘discriminatory’ and ‘denigrating’

  • Nov 4, 2022
Barry Neufeld as pictured in a photo from his Facebook page. (Facebook)
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)

LETTER: Those with criminal records should not be allowed to run for office

And those convicted should lost their jobs

  • Nov 4, 2022
Chilliwack Law Courts. (Black Press file)
greg perry editorial cartoon gas prices

LETTER: Gas price fixing needs to be investigated

‘This should be dealt with at the legislative level’

  • Nov 4, 2022
greg perry editorial cartoon gas prices
Chilliwack city council on March 16, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)

EDITORIAL: Election results may just show that Chilliwack voters are satisfied

All five council incumbents and mayor re-elected

  • Oct 28, 2022
Chilliwack city council on March 16, 2021. (City of Chilliwack)
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