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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)

COLUMN: 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

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)
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LETTER – CVRD director Ken Grant responds to letter regarding electrification of buses

Dear editor, In response to Ron Kelly’s letter regarding the electrification of…

  • Aug 17, 2022
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Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 10, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 10, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 10, 2022

  • Aug 10, 2022
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 10, 2022
BC Transit. File photo

LETTER – Electrification of buses moves us into the 21st century

Dear editor, Congratulations to the directors of the CVRD who approved, in…

  • Aug 10, 2022
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LETTER – Health-care crisis could be resolved by accepting the credentials of international professionals

Dear editor, I read with sadness the editorial of Aug. 3 stating…

  • Aug 10, 2022
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The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)

COLUMN: Black Press reporter straps into old fighter jet at Abbotsford Airshow

‘Used in the Korean War 70 years ago, the T-33 is one of my favourite aircraft to watch in flight’

The T-33 was used in the Korean War, but is a mainstay at airshows across North America these days. My flight suit awaits. (Jessica Peters/Abbotsford News)
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 3, 2022 ***EXCLUSIVE TO CVR***

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 3, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 3, 2022

  • Aug 3, 2022
Bob Castle's Under The Glacier cartoon for Aug. 3, 2022 ***EXCLUSIVE TO CVR***
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Auto racing challenging Comox Valley Regional District’s own ‘Climate Action Challenge’ goal

Dear editor, The Comox Valley Regional District’s home page states “To preserve…

  • Aug 3, 2022
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LETTER: Too much ambiguity surrounding the proposed cell tower on Lerwick Road

Dear editor, On June 29 I received an information package from Freedom…

  • Aug 3, 2022
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LETTER – Instead of complaining about noise, why not just ‘live and let live?’

Dear editor, I read with interest the issue of noise at Saratoga…

  • Aug 3, 2022
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A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)

OPINION: Chilliwack Fair’s display of tank crushing cars deemed ‘insensitive’ in light of Ukraine war

Chilliwack has a proud military history but military tanks shouldn’t be crushing civilian vehicles

A Chilliwack Military Education Centre tank crushing cars is scheduled to be on display at the Chilliwack Fair on all three days, Aug. 5, 6 and 7, 2022. (Chilliwack Fair Facebook)
A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

CAMERON: Can a new captain at BC Ferries set the ship straight?

Joy McPhail moves on to herculean challenge of fixing problem-plagued BC Ferries

A ferry arrives at Horseshoe Bay near West Vancouver, B.C. Monday, March 16, 2020. British Columbia’s health and safety agency for workers has imposed a hefty fine on BC Ferry Services Inc. over the death of one of its workers in June 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 27, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 27, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 27, 2022

  • Jul 27, 2022
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 27, 2022
Old growth forests provide homes for animals such as this endangered western screech owl. (Sarah Chesterman/Special to Black Press)

LETTER – Professor gains support in her efforts to protect endangered birds

Dear editor, Re: Birder fights for more access in Fairy Creek (July…

  • Jul 27, 2022
Old growth forests provide homes for animals such as this endangered western screech owl. (Sarah Chesterman/Special to Black Press)
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin

LETTER -Saratoga debate should centre around fossil fuel use

Dear editor, The debate over the Saratoga Speedway seems to be about…

  • Jul 19, 2022
Saratoga Speedway overhead view. Photo by Claye Chamberlin
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LETTER – Take time to show your appreciation to hospital staff

Dear editor, We must not forget, for some, things are not getting…

  • Jul 13, 2022
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The boulevard trees on Tutor Drive look more like they should in October than July. Photo submitted

LETTER: Tutor Drive trees dying, no thanks to the Town of Comox

Dear editor, Boulevard trees are amazing: besides adding to the aesthetics of…

  • Jul 7, 2022
The boulevard trees on Tutor Drive look more like they should in October than July. Photo submitted
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 6, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 6, 2022

Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 6, 2022

  • Jul 6, 2022
Bob Castle’s Under The Glacier cartoon for July 6, 2022
Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)

CAMERON: Horgan’s about-face and departure changes the political landscape

Newly elected BC Liberal leader Kevin Falcon must think the planets are aligning in his favour

Bruce Cameron has been a pollster and strategist for over 35 years, working initially for Gallup Polls, Decima Research and the Angus Reid Group before founding his own consultancy, Return On Insight. (Black Press Media files)
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Find another flag to fly

Dear editor, In a few days, we will once again be celebrating…

  • Jun 29, 2022
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