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COLUMN: Hold up, who was Ma Murray?

Adam Louis explores the spirit behind the award

Free Reformed Church is seen as people attend Sunday service, in Chilliwack, B.C., Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021. British Columbia’s top doctor says she is thankful a petition challenging her COVID-19 orders in B.C. Supreme Court has been dismissed. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

OPINION: B.C.’s COVID rules suppress the practices of religious minorities

‘We are witnessing a profound intrusion of the state into the sphere of the church’

  • Apr 8, 2021
Nick Greenizan

REVERSE ANGLE: Premier’s pot-shot at young people aging poorly

Yes, some are breaking the rules, but most 20- to 39-year-olds just trying to get by

Nick Greenizan
In B.C., it is against the law to text, email, talk or otherwise hold an electronic device in the hand while operating a motor vehicle, including while the vehicle is stopped at a red light. We all know this, so why do so many of us still do it? (Drivesmart)

SIMPSON: What do pets, bras, cereal bowls and novels have in common?

They can cost you a lot of money and even kill someone if not handled safely and responsibly

In B.C., it is against the law to text, email, talk or otherwise hold an electronic device in the hand while operating a motor vehicle, including while the vehicle is stopped at a red light. We all know this, so why do so many of us still do it? (Drivesmart)
About 150 people came out to an anti-racism rally at Central Community Park in downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

COLUMN: Eliminating Racial Discrimination is 2021’s Biggest Challenge

Sunday, March 21, marks the 55th International Day for the Elimination of…

About 150 people came out to an anti-racism rally at Central Community Park in downtown Chilliwack on Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
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COLUMN: Spring’s forgotten holiday, St Patrick’s Day

Adam Louis turns the spotlight to the overlooked St. Patrick’s Day

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MLA’S VIEW: Support for women is crucial for recovery from COVID-19

MLA Jackie Tegart said women in healthcare, hospitality have been hit especially hard

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A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)

OPINION: Helping a 97-year-old man get his COVID vaccination appointment

Call centre inundated with 1.7 million calls while there are just 50,000 folks over 90 in B.C.

A nurse prepares to vaccinate healthcare workers at a COVID-19 drive-thru immunization site in Coquitlam in this image supplied to the media by Fraser Health on March 8, 2021. (Fraser Health)
The Hope Station House, in its original location. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)

COLUMN: The Hope Station House: What have we learned?

Reporter Adam Louis reflects on both sides of the Station House debate

The Hope Station House, in its original location. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

FINLAYSON: Government should focus on strengthening B.C.’s leading export industries

To revive the economy, this piece in the strategy is integral, writes Jock Finlayson

  • Mar 1, 2021
FILE  - In this Friday, Jan 1, 2021 file photo, a lorry driver's documents are scanned on a phone as he passes a checkpoint for the train through the Eurotunnel link with Europe in Folkestone, England. One month after Britain made a New Year split from the European Union's economic embrace, businesses that once traded freely are getting used to frustrating checks, delays and red tape. Meat exporters say shipments have rotted in trucks awaiting European health checks. Scottish fishermen have protested at Parliament over the catch they can no longer sell to the continent because of byzantine new paperwork. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
Cole Schisler the editor of the Ladysmith Chronicle.

Cole’s Notes: Hatred has no place anywhere

Last March has been on my mind lately. You remember March, 2020,…

Cole Schisler the editor of the Ladysmith Chronicle.
Adam Louis/Hope Standard

COLUMN: Conversation and consequences

Reporter Adam Louis weighs in on a recent controversial letter

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On the Vancouver Real Estate Investments website viewers can toggle between English and Chinese language information. (vancouverrealestateinvestments.com)

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

On the Vancouver Real Estate Investments website viewers can toggle between English and Chinese language information. (vancouverrealestateinvestments.com)
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)
Hope’s station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

LETTER: Losing the Station House would be a sad mistake

Longtime Hope resident Rene MacDonald reminisces on times past at the Station House

Hope’s station house, moved from its original location along the railroad to 111 Old Hope Princeton Way. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
COVID cases in the Bella Coola Valley have dropped to just four active cases (file photo)

COLUMN: Advent of a healing world

Reporter Adam Louis reflects on a year of COVID

COVID cases in the Bella Coola Valley have dropped to just four active cases (file photo)
Adam Louis/Hope Standard

One Week at a Time: My doors will be open

Reporter Adam Louis introduces himself to Hope and the surrounding communities

Adam Louis/Hope Standard
Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

COLUMN: The American sword of Damocles

Reporter and U.S. citizen Adam Louis reflects on the events of Jan. 6

Screenshot from a YouTube stream of the Jan. 6, 2021, protest at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.

OPINION: Looking back on a life filled with learning about my grandma

‘She had left out so much of the good stuff, likely for the sake of my young ears’

Jessica Peters is a reporter at the Chilliwack Progress.