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Rob Fitzgerald (Fitzy) and Kaiden goof around during a meeting for Empties for Angels. (Submitted)

Empty bottles filled with love for Kaiden

Radio station host organizing Fraser Valley wide bottle drive for four year old with cancer

Rob Fitzgerald (Fitzy) and Kaiden goof around during a meeting for Empties for Angels. (Submitted)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld brought residential schools into the SOGI 123 debate that’s been brewing in this district since October, when he began criticizing the teacher resource.

Neufeld brings residential schools into SOGI debate

School trustee says he can’t ‘help but thinking that this kind of oppression is happening again’

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld brought residential schools into the SOGI 123 debate that’s been brewing in this district since October, when he began criticizing the teacher resource.
Love after loss is possible, says life coach

Love after loss is possible, says life coach

Jade Karling Black back with advice for the grieving

Love after loss is possible, says life coach
Bookman boosts literacy with gifts to Promontory teachers

Bookman boosts literacy with gifts to Promontory teachers

Chilliwack bookstore partners with schools to bulk up library shelves

Bookman boosts literacy with gifts to Promontory teachers
GoFundMe set up for family of Fraser Valley girl lost to depression

GoFundMe set up for family of Fraser Valley girl lost to depression

More than $17,000 in just days for family as they grieve sudden loss

GoFundMe set up for family of Fraser Valley girl lost to depression
Kerry Krahn, owner of the Wellington Social House downtown Chilliwack, is looking to his customers for a new name following a cease and desist letter from the competition. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

B.C. restaurant caught in dispute over franchise’s trademarked ‘socialhouse’ name

Browns Socialhouse says its trademarked the name, demanding a Chilliwack business make changes

Kerry Krahn, owner of the Wellington Social House downtown Chilliwack, is looking to his customers for a new name following a cease and desist letter from the competition. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Gail Tremeer, president of the Fraser Valley Distance Education School’s Parent Advisory Council, is letting parents know that changes are on the horizon for the distance learning program. She just isn’t sure what they are yet. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Distance education in danger, says Chilliwack parent group

School district staff to address concerns at public meeting, changes could happen around province

Gail Tremeer, president of the Fraser Valley Distance Education School’s Parent Advisory Council, is letting parents know that changes are on the horizon for the distance learning program. She just isn’t sure what they are yet. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Barry Neufeld was among the crowd at a Culture Guard rally in November in Chilliwack, held in support of him and his comments on Facebook against SOGI 123 and gender fluidity. Since then, the Minister of Education, Chilliwack School Board, and many others have asked for his resignation, but he also has supporters. (Jessica Peters/ Progress file)

Justice group, fellow trustee, defending B.C. school trustee

Chilliwack school trustee facing increasing pressure to resign over LGBTQ beliefs

Barry Neufeld was among the crowd at a Culture Guard rally in November in Chilliwack, held in support of him and his comments on Facebook against SOGI 123 and gender fluidity. Since then, the Minister of Education, Chilliwack School Board, and many others have asked for his resignation, but he also has supporters. (Jessica Peters/ Progress file)
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld speaking against the B.C. education ministry’s SOGI program at a rally called by Culture Guard in Chilliwack last November. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack board of education asks Neufeld to resign

Neufeld says he intends to stay on as trustee despite vote by peers

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld speaking against the B.C. education ministry’s SOGI program at a rally called by Culture Guard in Chilliwack last November. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Gwen Cuvilier and Laureen Benton sit in their shared living room in Chilliwack. Their family has been benefitting from a Meal Train, organized by a friend to help them focus on Cuvilier as she fights stage 4 lung cancer. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Friends filling a fridge with love in Chilliwack

Meal Train helping family enjoy more moments together following cancer diagnosis

Gwen Cuvilier and Laureen Benton sit in their shared living room in Chilliwack. Their family has been benefitting from a Meal Train, organized by a friend to help them focus on Cuvilier as she fights stage 4 lung cancer. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
More than 400 people gathered for an inclusion rally in support of sexual orientation and gender identity policies in B.C. schools outside a Chilliwack school board meeting in November. (Greg Laychak/ Progress file)

Teachers’ union votes for non-confidence in school board

Lack of action after embattled trustee’s comments created unsafe workplace, Chilliwack teachers claim

More than 400 people gathered for an inclusion rally in support of sexual orientation and gender identity policies in B.C. schools outside a Chilliwack school board meeting in November. (Greg Laychak/ Progress file)
SOGI rally disrupts school board meeting, but business carries on

SOGI rally disrupts school board meeting, but business carries on

Chilliwack school board makes statement in support of B.C.-wide gender identity teaching resource

SOGI rally disrupts school board meeting, but business carries on
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld speaking against the B.C. Education Ministry’s SOGI 123 program at a rally called by Culture Guard in Chilliwack in November. (Jessica Peters/Progress file)

Union files human rights complaint over Chilliwack school trustee’s LGBTQ comments

Board and trustee Barry Neufeld facing $50,000 tribunal charge over alleged ‘unsafe work environment’

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld speaking against the B.C. Education Ministry’s SOGI 123 program at a rally called by Culture Guard in Chilliwack in November. (Jessica Peters/Progress file)
About 350 people showed up for a rally outside the Chilliwack School Board in November to show their support for LGBTQ students, teachers, staff and parents. Meanwhile, inside the board office, Trustee Barry Neufeld was announcing he is stepping back from some of this duties, but not all of them. (Greg Laychak/ The Progress)

Update: Neufeld launches letter-writing campaign against DPAC chair

Embattled Chilliwack trustee’s letter points finger at volunteer parent, asks supporters to “challenge her opinions”

About 350 people showed up for a rally outside the Chilliwack School Board in November to show their support for LGBTQ students, teachers, staff and parents. Meanwhile, inside the board office, Trustee Barry Neufeld was announcing he is stepping back from some of this duties, but not all of them. (Greg Laychak/ The Progress)
Theatre for Living is bringing the stage production šxʷʔam̓ət across B.C. and Alberta, with a final performance that audiences around the world can watch.

Reconciliation hits stage, screens with touring production

Global audience invited to interact with Vancouver cast in final production this March

Theatre for Living is bringing the stage production šxʷʔam̓ət across B.C. and Alberta, with a final performance that audiences around the world can watch.
Hate literature has once again been distributed in the Fraser Valley, this time targeting transgender people. (Submitted photo)

Anti-transgender posters dropped on Fraser Valley lawns

RCMP investigating distribution of hate literature late at night

Hate literature has once again been distributed in the Fraser Valley, this time targeting transgender people. (Submitted photo)
Jessica Peters/ The Progress                                Gaye Bailey delivered her contribution of just about 300 knitted toques to Murray Honda last week – part of almost 800 that went out to Chilliwack school kids this week as part of the Murray Honda and Canadian Tire Winter Warmth Campaign.

Trio of Chilliwack toque makers add to Christmas warmth for kids

Nearly 800 toques delivered to Chilliwack schools just in time for winter

Jessica Peters/ The Progress                                Gaye Bailey delivered her contribution of just about 300 knitted toques to Murray Honda last week – part of almost 800 that went out to Chilliwack school kids this week as part of the Murray Honda and Canadian Tire Winter Warmth Campaign.
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld speaking against the B.C. education ministry’s SOGI program at a rally called by Culture Guard in Chilliwack earlier this year. (Jessica Peters/ Progress file)

Fraser Valley school trustee calls himself a prophet

Neufeld claims government will start taking children and putting them in gender fluid homes

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld speaking against the B.C. education ministry’s SOGI program at a rally called by Culture Guard in Chilliwack earlier this year. (Jessica Peters/ Progress file)
Warrant Officer (now retired) Marvin C. MacNeill has written a book about his experiences in Afghanistan as a tanker. (Submitted photo)

Military life gives way to chance as author

Retired Chilliwack officer pens book about life in Afghanistan

Warrant Officer (now retired) Marvin C. MacNeill has written a book about his experiences in Afghanistan as a tanker. (Submitted photo)
Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz speaks to students at Unsworth elementary school about life as a civil servant. The students have been learning about civics through a project with CPAC and Canadian Geographic. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack students map out Canada with help from CPAC

Giant floor map used to teach about democracy, history and people of Canada

Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz speaks to students at Unsworth elementary school about life as a civil servant. The students have been learning about civics through a project with CPAC and Canadian Geographic. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)