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LETTER: When it comes to scams, we can’t be aware enough

Chilliwack’s Lucill Gainer shares her experience with a scammer who impersonated her grandson

  • Apr 2, 2021
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LETTER: Some seniors left behind in vaccine roll-out

Harrison resident Roger Rolfe shares his concerns about the vaccine roll out in B.C.

  • Mar 14, 2021
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LETTER: Best wishes for Harrison Block Watch program

Agassiz resident Harvey Andrew shares his hopes for the Harrison Block Watch program

  • Mar 14, 2021
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LETTER: Meghan Markle not the first Black royal

Local writer Alex Hamilton-Brown shares what he’s found in his research of British history

  • Mar 14, 2021
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A sign at the entrance of a dike trail. (Laurens van Vliet/Contributed)

LETTER: Please be respectful to landowners adjacent to Agassiz dikes

Laurens van Vliet asks people on dikes to be respectful of the farms around them

  • Mar 7, 2021
A sign at the entrance of a dike trail. (Laurens van Vliet/Contributed)
Part of Kent’s diking system as it passes through private property off Tramner Road. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

LETTER: Dikes and farms have a long history in Agassiz

Agassiz resident Barbara Key shares her history with dikes and farms in Agassiz

  • Mar 7, 2021
Part of Kent’s diking system as it passes through private property off Tramner Road. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
Sasquatch Mountain Resort. (Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)

LETTER: Let’s keep funds from hotel tax in the Hemlock Valley

Accommodation providers Kevin Sass and Wendy Cherry share their thoughts on a possible MRDT

  • Feb 26, 2021
Sasquatch Mountain Resort. (Paul Henderson/Black Press Media)
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LETTER: Awareness needed to change racism

Frank Sterle Jr. shares his thoughts on Black History Month

  • Feb 21, 2021
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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: Head of ARPA says banning in-person worship in B.C. violates the Charter

‘Alberta has shown more trust in churches to ensure that they care for the health and safety of their congregations’

  • Feb 18, 2021
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: Lessons in roundabout ettiquette required

Harrison resident Kirsten Hauge-Browning shares her frustrations with roundabout drivers

  • Feb 15, 2021
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More than 50 people participated in the bar-fishing demonstration fishery on Sept. 9, 2020 on the gravel bars of the Fraser River near Chilliwack. DFO officers ticketed six people and seized four rods. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

OPINION: Conservative MPs criticize Liberal approach to B.C.’s ‘public fishery’

Decisions to restrict recreational angling for chinook ‘based on politics not science’

  • Feb 13, 2021
More than 50 people participated in the bar-fishing demonstration fishery on Sept. 9, 2020 on the gravel bars of the Fraser River near Chilliwack. DFO officers ticketed six people and seized four rods. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)
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LETTER: The advantages and disadvantages of local parks

Pivot Point instructor Katrina Crosby shares her students’ thoughts on local parks

  • Feb 13, 2021
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LETTER: You can reuse agricultural plastic creatively

Harrison resident John Allen shares how he reuses agriculture products

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John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

LETTER: It’s time for Canadian politicians to ‘level the digital playing field’ for news

‘Google and Facebook… control the onramp to the internet highway in Canada’

  • Feb 4, 2021
John Hinds, CEO of News Media Canada (formerly Newspapers Canada) reads an email from PayPal at his office in Toronto on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. Hinds called it “scary” after PayPal froze his organization’s payments account over a weekly newspaper story about a Syrian refugee family in Manitoba. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
(Nina Grossman/Black Press file)

OPINION: Recent assault of trans student proves the importance of SOGI conversation

Executive director of ARC Foundation explains what SOGI 123 is and why it’s needed in schools

  • Feb 1, 2021
(Nina Grossman/Black Press file)
The Harrison Hot Springs Resort. Visitors to the resort currently pay a three per cent "hotel tax," which is brought back to the district to help fund tourism initiatives. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)

LETTER: Harrison hotel tax expansion not a money grab

Tourism Harrison executive director Robert Reyerse explains why the group was looking for the change

  • Jan 30, 2021
The Harrison Hot Springs Resort. Visitors to the resort currently pay a three per cent "hotel tax," which is brought back to the district to help fund tourism initiatives. (Grace Kennedy/The Observer)
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. commercial fishers argue Canada’s oceans can play an important role in a new and revitalized economy, but only if the first step is to restore their natural productivity. (Black Press file photo)
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)

LETTER: Public Fishery Alliance clarifies stance on ways to restore B.C.’s salmon population

‘Fishing is enjoyable, but that’s not why the public fishery supports adipose fin clipping all chinook production’

  • Jan 14, 2021
Citizen science on a small Vancouver island Coho stream. (Public Fishery Alliance)
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LETTER: Many options for Agassiz churchgoers

Olga Bass asks why some still need in-person services when there are so many alternatives

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Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)

LETTER: Compulsory trades training for B.C. apprentices makes sense

B.C. Building Trades women’s group endorses NDP’s move

  • Jan 7, 2021
Pattullo Bridge replacement is one of a group of major construction projects due to begin in B.C. with union-only labour. (Black Press Media)