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EDITORIAL: Graduation is too important to let students fail

We need to do more to ensure every student graduates high school, editor Grace Kennedy writes

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Commentary: Know your risk: what the science says about COVID-19 spread

By Chris Janetopoulos The Baltimore Sun There is much confusion regarding COVID-19…

  • Feb 23, 2021
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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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EDITORIAL: Pink Shirt Day for more than just our youths

Adults can be bullied too, editor Grace Kennedy writes

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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)
David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)

OP-ED: B.C. tourism needs a boost from 2026 Commonwealth Games

‘Far more profitable’ than 1994 event hosted by Victoria

  • Feb 17, 2021
David Black speaks at a 2017 news conference urging B.C. to bid on the 2022 Commonwealth Games, after serving as a director for the 1994 event hosted by Victoria. (Black Press Media files)
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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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Pets have brought immeasurable comfort for many during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)

PET CARE: Pandemic pet boom helps ease isolation for owners

Veterinarian and pet care columnist Nicolette Joosting looks at our pets during COVID-19

  • Feb 14, 2021
Pets have brought immeasurable comfort for many during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)
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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OPINION: Are investors coming to Chilliwack to create bidding wars for local real estate?

‘Our little Chilliwack is growing and faces the issues that any growing community would’ - CADREB

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Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)

MALCOLMSON: 2020 left us grappling with overdose tragedy and working for change

B.C.’s Addictions Minister reflects on visit to Overdose Prevention Society in Vancouver

  • Feb 12, 2021
Sheila Malcolmson, minister of mental health and addictions in B.C. (B.C. Government photo)
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.

If you think Black history isn’t Canadian history, think again

‘In a community with a relatively small number of Black residents, it would be easy to let Black History Month pass without pausing’

  • Feb 10, 2021
A few of the books available on the topic of Black history in Canada.
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EDITORIAL: Black History Month shows it’s time to be better than our past

Editor Grace Kennedy shares local links to Black racism, and why we have to remember that history

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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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LIBRARY: You’ve seen the movie, now read the book

In her first column, librarian Sharie Hertzog shares some good book options for your favourite shows

  • Feb 5, 2021
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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
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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
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EDITORIAL: One year later, there’s still a long way to go

Editor Grace Kennedy takes a look back at the year since COVID-19 came

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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)