Opinion

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
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COLUMN: Hold up, who was Ma Murray?

Adam Louis explores the spirit behind the award

Dozens of demonstrators reach the Hope Station House, gathered in support for preserving the 1916 building. (Photo/Christian Ward)

LETTER: Station House supporters should fund restoration

Lorne Fortune of Hope questions keeping the Station House

Photo credit: Lori Pilon
Photo credit: Lori Pilon
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
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FINLAYSON: Where does the money come from? The B.C. government’s top revenue sources

Governments around the world have taken on mountains of debt during the pandemic to support the economy

  • Apr 1, 2021
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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 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House. (Photo/Christian Ward)

LETTER: Council should meet with the coalition

Arlene Webster of Hope applauds sustained efforts to save the Station House

About 80 demonstrators walked through Hope with signs in support of saving the Station House. (Photo/Christian Ward)
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LETTER: Long-term district revamp is not progress

Rasmus K. Sjovold shares his thoughts on a recent long-term development proposal

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LETTER: Council must listen to the public

Editor: Having recently read the District of Hope Integrated Official Community Plan,…

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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)
Yellow construction fencing surrounds the Hope Station House. As quickly as initial demolition work began, it was ordered to halt on Friday following an agreement between the B.C. Ombudsperson’s Office and the District of Hope. (Photos/ Adam Louis)

LETTER: Food for thought on the Station House

Arlene Webster criticizes Hope’s lack of action preserving the Station House

Yellow construction fencing surrounds the Hope Station House. As quickly as initial demolition work began, it was ordered to halt on Friday following an agreement between the B.C. Ombudsperson’s Office and the District of Hope. (Photos/ Adam Louis)
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LETTER: A plea to reason about Hope Station House

Former First Blood film worker pleads his case for the Station House

(photo courtesy of Gerda Borden)
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LETTER: The Hope Station House is full of memories and heritage

Former Hope resident Debbie Bergeron reflects on her past at the Station House

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(Photo/Lori Pilon)

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

(Photo/Lori Pilon)
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LETTER: Council already made up their minds about the Station House

Coalition member Arlene Webster says District plans haven’t been transparent

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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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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)
D’arcy Brown poses with an original painting of him in front of the station in 1968 shortly after he started his CN career. (Photo/D’arcy Brown)

LETTER: Very few buildings like the Station House still exist

D’arcy Brown of Alberta says the historic Station House can hold its own if properly maintained

D’arcy Brown poses with an original painting of him in front of the station in 1968 shortly after he started his CN career. (Photo/D’arcy Brown)
An undated picture of the Hope Station House. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)

LETTER: Disappointed council chose to demolish Station House

The Coalition responds to the Station House decision

An undated picture of the Hope Station House. (Photo/Save The Hope Station House)