Editorials

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

To the editor: Last year the federal government passed legislation to mark…

  • Sep 21, 2022
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Candidates: thank-you for stepping forward

Well, the nomination papers are in and the slate of candidates for…

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

Styrofoam containers popular in the 70s and 80s contributed to ozone depletion before the world came together on the problem. (Aislan Maximo//Pixabay)

Coming together in crisis

Back in the day, your takeout hamburger used to come safely packed in a Styrofoam container

Styrofoam containers popular in the 70s and 80s contributed to ozone depletion before the world came together on the problem. (Aislan Maximo//Pixabay)
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OUR VIEW: Paramedic shortage is a black eye for NDP government

No ambulance staffing in Maple Ridge on Saturday is a crisis situation

  • Sep 1, 2022
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Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)

Low unemployment rate means new challenges for employers

Canada’s population is aging and people are leaving or preparing to leave the job market

  • Aug 20, 2022
Help Wanted signs are becoming more common as the unemployment rate has reached a record low level. (Black Press file photo)
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B.C. deserves more than jokes about ERs

John Horgan’s crack about newspaper ads isn’t enough

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Don’t fear tackling health care reform in B.C., across Canada

Reform within the context of a single-payer system is desperately needed

  • Jul 22, 2022
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Ridge Meadows RCMP were on scene of a shooting an McDougal Street in Maple Ridge earlier this month. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Gun control not a one-off issue

Dealing with our gun violence problem is a thorny isssue with no one simple solution

  • Jun 9, 2022
Ridge Meadows RCMP were on scene of a shooting an McDougal Street in Maple Ridge earlier this month. (Neil Corbett/The News)
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Don’t set your dog up to fail

This week a local rancher reported a small calf in his herd…

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EDITORIAL: Gas tax cuts might not provide relief for motorists

Several provinces have reduced gas taxes in response to rising pump prices

  • Apr 15, 2022
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An agreement between the federal Liberals and the federal New Democrats could keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority in power until 2025. (CPAC)

EDITORIAL: Agreement changes the political landscape

Agreements between political parties are nothing new in Canadian politics

  • Apr 6, 2022
An agreement between the federal Liberals and the federal New Democrats could keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal minority in power until 2025. (CPAC)
Researchers are studying how to create dementia-friendly neighbourhoods. City of Williams Lake photo

EDITORIAL: Study on dementia-friendly neighbourhoods welcomed news

Increasingly, adults living with dementia are choosing to age in place

Researchers are studying how to create dementia-friendly neighbourhoods. City of Williams Lake photo
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Editorial: A call for kindness

Sadly, there is a lot of hate going around in these dark COVID-exhausted days

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BC Forest, no date. (Photo credit: Pixabay)

Restoring a healthy planet is crucial to everyone

We have the opportunity to build toward a greater good — a thriving world

  • Jan 28, 2022
BC Forest, no date. (Photo credit: Pixabay)
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Love where you live

If you live in the North Thompson Valley you will know what…

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Global carbon fee – it’s the only way

Record-breaking heat with forest fires last summer. Record-breaking rainfall with floods and…

  • Nov 27, 2021
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A time to reflect, not a time to predict

Events of past wars should not be used to promote outrage

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Fall is the best time for sports fans

We’re right around the corner from the most wonderful time of the…

Voters will go to the polls on Sept. 20. (Black Press file photo)

EDITORIAL: Consider candidates as election approaches

Selecting one’s preferred candidate can be a challenge

  • Aug 19, 2021
Voters will go to the polls on Sept. 20. (Black Press file photo)