Katie Bartel

Are our schools failing aboriginal students?

Despite some progress, only 57% of aboriginal students in Chilliwack will complete their Grade 12

Column: A thank you to journalism

Chilliwack Progress education reporter Katie Bartel says goodbye to Chilliwack and journalism.

Chilliwack secondary contractors awarded for excellence

The innovative design and construction of Chilliwack secondary was awarded this week by Vancouver Regional Construction Association.

Chilliwack teachers ramp up strike presence

Approximately 30 teachers participated in a demonstration outside Chilliwack MLA John Martin's office Tuesday morning.

Fraser Institute report pits First Nations schools against public schools

Fraser Institute report finds on-reserve schools don't meet provincial educational standards, but B.C. First Nations advocate disagrees.

Aboriginal employment program working, says Chilliwack MP

Chilliwack MP Mark Strahl spent Tuesday morning chatting with Seabird Island youth participating in the Enhanced Service Delivery program.

Bursary honours deceased dragon boater

A memorial bursary was created this year by the Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club to honour deceased paddler Lois Boschman.

Accessible playground underway at Evans elementary

Evans elementary will start building a new wheelchair accessible playground in stages this August.

Chilliwack schools may feel pinch from teacher strike

Funding from international students in jeopardy if teacher strike continues.

OUTLOOK: Johnston’s meats brings home the bacon

Johnston's is having an impact on B.C.'s food processing industry.

Music and More expands to Sardis

First Music and More at Chilliwack Library is Wednesday July 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring drum circle, YMCA, and Secondary Characters

FVDES is open during teacher strike

Fraser Valley Distance Education reopened Monday, June 30 after Chilliwack school district learned it wouldn't be picketed.

Pilot program helps Chilliwack seniors track meds

FHA rolled out a home dispensing unit pilot in Chilliwack to help seniors better track their meds. The program is a first for FHA.

Chilliwack student accepted into Shad Valley

Chilliwack secondary student Bettina Rillera was one of 620 students accepted into the highly academic Shad summer enrichment program.

No report cards for K-9 students in Chilliwack

Chilliwack school district will not be issuing report cards for K-9 students. All will be promoted to next grade.

Chilliwack teachers call LRB ruling unethical

Final grades for Chilliwack students in grades 10 and 11 will be issued, but many teachers say they won't be accurate.

School support staff struggle during teacher strike

Chilliwack teachers aren't the only ones losing wages and struggling during the teacher strike, school support staff are as well.

School facilities to be opened during strike

Chilliwack school trustees passed a motion to reopen school facilities for rentals during the teacher strike.

Chilliwack trustees won’t cross picket line

Two Chilliwack trustees refused to cross teacher picket lines set up at the board office during the June 17 public board meeting.

No deal, teacher strike imminent

BCTF and BCPSEA contradict each other on substance of wage offers and says the next move is up to the other if a deal is to be done.