Opinion

On one of the hottest days of the summer, June 28, families gathered at Lake of the Woods along Highway 1 for some respite from the heat. And this reporter walked in fully clothed. (Jessica Peters/ Hope Standard file)

COLUMN: As deadly heat wave anniversary nears, are we any more prepared?

Now is the time for municipalities to inform its residents what to do and where to go in heat waves

 

Twitter logo. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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

 

About 30 people took part in a Sunday night (Feb. 27) vigil in Langley for the Ukraine, gathering at the Vineyard church, then walking to the cenotaph in Douglas Park. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

OPINION: Peace requires more than golden arches and money

We thought self-interest would prevent more wars like the Russian attack on Ukraine

 

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)
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)

EDITORIAL: Right housing needed, not just more housing

We need housing for families and for a greener future

  • Feb 19, 2022
Construction in Surrey. Roughly 1,200 people are moving to the city every month. (File photo: Tom Zytaruk)
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)
San Francisco Unified signals it will avoid a vaccine requirement for kids even as LAUSD moves forward with the mandate. (Courtesy SFUSD)

OPINION: Blaming religious people for low vaccination rates is wrong-headed

Some in Chilliwack have done just that but most Christian denominations take no position on vaccines

San Francisco Unified signals it will avoid a vaccine requirement for kids even as LAUSD moves forward with the mandate. (Courtesy SFUSD)
Former B.C. attorney general and MLA Barry Penner said on Aug. 26, 2021 that if Dr. Bonnie Henry won’t mandate vaccinations for teachers, the Chilliwack Board of Education should. He is seen here outside Cheam elementary on Aug. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: School board, union and DPAC in Chilliwack toss hot potato of mandatory vaccinations for teachers

No one taking a firm stance on the issue as NDP government similarly waffles by forming a committee

Former B.C. attorney general and MLA Barry Penner said on Aug. 26, 2021 that if Dr. Bonnie Henry won’t mandate vaccinations for teachers, the Chilliwack Board of Education should. He is seen here outside Cheam elementary on Aug. 27, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy

Our reactions to a forestry downturn reflect the past, not the present

COLUMN: Forestry no longer close to top of B.C.’s economy
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

COLUMN: Models of care have varied greatly between ICBC and WorkSafe

Fighting to prove serious injuries doesn’t help anybody

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.