Jessica Peters

Superintendent Evelyn Novak and Trustee Dan Coulter were among the audience for a talk from Matt Carruthers, the B.C. SOGI Education lead, at the annual BCSTA Trustee Academy in Richmond over the weekend. (Photo: BCSTA)

Select Chilliwack school trustees attend BCSTA ‘academy’

Sexual orientation and gender identity hot topics among provincial school trustees

Superintendent Evelyn Novak and Trustee Dan Coulter were among the audience for a talk from Matt Carruthers, the B.C. SOGI Education lead, at the annual BCSTA Trustee Academy in Richmond over the weekend. (Photo: BCSTA)
BC Education Minister Rob Fleming. (Photo Credit: Taran Parmar, Roundhouse Radio.)

Education minister blasts Chilliwack school trustee on gender issues

Fleming calls Neufeld’s behaviour ‘shameful’ and ‘unacceptable’

BC Education Minister Rob Fleming. (Photo Credit: Taran Parmar, Roundhouse Radio.)
Jessica Peters/ The Progress)                                Chilliwack School Trustee Barry Neufeld spoke at a Culture Guard rally in his honour at Evergreen Hall on Nov. 21.

Neufeld will run again on ‘gender positive’ platform

As trustee doubles down against SOGI teaching materials, a fellow trustee calls for his resignation

Jessica Peters/ The Progress)                                Chilliwack School Trustee Barry Neufeld spoke at a Culture Guard rally in his honour at Evergreen Hall on Nov. 21.
Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld speaking against the B.C. education ministry’s SOGI program at a rally called by Culture Guard in Chilliwack Tuesday night. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack school trustee Neufled vows to run for re-election on anti SOGI platform

Chilliwack crowd cheers condemnation of education ministry’s program on sexual orientation and gender identification

Chilliwack school trustee Barry Neufeld speaking against the B.C. education ministry’s SOGI program at a rally called by Culture Guard in Chilliwack Tuesday night. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
A poster explaining the new education around S.O.G.I. — Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. (Black Press file)

Chilliwack trustee slated to speak at Culture Guard rally

Barry Neufeld listed as honoured guest by group that rallies against LGBTQ discussions in schools

A poster explaining the new education around S.O.G.I. — Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. (Black Press file)
The Vancouver Canucks invited the Carter Johnston and his family onto the ice for a ceremonial puck drop recently, and they met Henrik Sedin and Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg. (Submitted)

Chilliwack boy drops puck at Canucks fight cancer game

Carter Johnston, 11, fighting osteosarcoma and has a growing, prosthetic leg

The Vancouver Canucks invited the Carter Johnston and his family onto the ice for a ceremonial puck drop recently, and they met Henrik Sedin and Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg. (Submitted)
A still from an Abbotsford woman’s Youtube channel that shows a handy way to create kitchen catcher liners for free. (Youtube image)

WATCH: Keep your kitchen catchers clean

Fraser Valley woman demonstrates how to make a bag out of newspaper

A still from an Abbotsford woman’s Youtube channel that shows a handy way to create kitchen catcher liners for free. (Youtube image)
Joan Goosen, right, with three of the women who work alongside her at Pearl Life Renewal Resource Centre (right to left) Tamara Brown, Julie Neels and Virginia Pineda. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack organization running on faith and donations

Pearl Life Renewal Resource Centre ready to help Chilliwack’s sexually exploited women

Joan Goosen, right, with three of the women who work alongside her at Pearl Life Renewal Resource Centre (right to left) Tamara Brown, Julie Neels and Virginia Pineda. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Emma and Sophia Petkau surprised veteran Doug Matthews with a donation of more than $40, which they collected from friends and neighbours. In exchange, they gave those who donated handmade cross with poppies. (Submitted photo)

Gift to Chilliwack veteran brings tear to his eye

Young sisters give handmade gift to veteran, along with donation for the poppy fund

Emma and Sophia Petkau surprised veteran Doug Matthews with a donation of more than $40, which they collected from friends and neighbours. In exchange, they gave those who donated handmade cross with poppies. (Submitted photo)
Kim Gemmell of Chilliwack spoke about ‘The Value of Human Connection - Unplugged’ during last year’s TEDx Chilliwack. The deadline to be a part of TEDxChilliwack 2018 is Dec. 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)

TEDxChilliwack looking for next year’s speakers

WATCH: Last year’s ‘potty-training cows’ video highlighted by TED International

Kim Gemmell of Chilliwack spoke about ‘The Value of Human Connection - Unplugged’ during last year’s TEDx Chilliwack. The deadline to be a part of TEDxChilliwack 2018 is Dec. 1. (Jenna Hauck/ Progress file)
The public can now tune into the Chilliwack School Board meetings on Youtube, either as a livestream or an archived video. (Youtube)

Column: Fireworks not the only reason to tune into school board meetings

Chilliwack trustees take step to be more transparent just as discussions around table heat up

The public can now tune into the Chilliwack School Board meetings on Youtube, either as a livestream or an archived video. (Youtube)
Langley School District has created a top 10 Q & A for parents who want answers about SOGI education. (Langley Times file photo)

Chilliwack school district posts plan for sexual orientation talks

Issue kicked off by earlier Facebook post from trustee Neufeld

Langley School District has created a top 10 Q & A for parents who want answers about SOGI education. (Langley Times file photo)
Bill Bailey relaxes at home after learning he will receive an award for instructor excellence from an international organization.                                (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

B.C. paramedic honoured for instructor excellence

Chilliwack’s Bill Bailey has dedicated his life to improving trauma care for patients and providers

Bill Bailey relaxes at home after learning he will receive an award for instructor excellence from an international organization.                                (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
Gloria Laviolette, 67, was attacked in her car at a stop sign in Chilliwack on Thursday morning. She wants to warn others to take safety precautions, to prevent becoming a victim. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Chilliwack women attacked inside car at stop sign

Driver warning others to remember to lock doors, even in middle of the day

Gloria Laviolette, 67, was attacked in her car at a stop sign in Chilliwack on Thursday morning. She wants to warn others to take safety precautions, to prevent becoming a victim. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)
An online petition has been created by a former Chilliwack student, to ask Barry Neufeld to resign as a trustee. (Change.org)

UPDATE: Former Chilliwack student creates online petition

Former SD33 student asked trustee to resign over LGBTQ comments; Neufeld supporters also launch online campaign

An online petition has been created by a former Chilliwack student, to ask Barry Neufeld to resign as a trustee. (Change.org)
Chilliwack trustee issues apology for Facebook comments

Chilliwack trustee issues apology for Facebook comments

Neufeld says he does believe in inclusion, board further distances themselves from his opinions

Chilliwack trustee issues apology for Facebook comments
The Chilliwack School District’s trustees will be meeting in the coming days to discuss how to move forward after one trustee openly stated his intolerance of gender identity policies. (Progress file)

Chilliwack school board to discuss trustee’s opinions on LGBTQ program

Board to decide how to move forward following Barry Neufeld’s Facebook post

The Chilliwack School District’s trustees will be meeting in the coming days to discuss how to move forward after one trustee openly stated his intolerance of gender identity policies. (Progress file)
Educators speak out against Chilliwack school trustee’s anti-LGBTQ post

Educators speak out against Chilliwack school trustee’s anti-LGBTQ post

Trustees, BCSTA distance themselves from Chilliwack school trustee’s opinions

Educators speak out against Chilliwack school trustee’s anti-LGBTQ post
A Chilliwack trustee has spoken out publicly against sexual orientation and gender identity policies that are being adopted in schools across B.C. (BCSTA image)

Chilliwack trustee calls LGBTQ school program ‘weapon of propaganda’

Barry Neufeld published the comments on his Facebook page, contradicting board policy

A Chilliwack trustee has spoken out publicly against sexual orientation and gender identity policies that are being adopted in schools across B.C. (BCSTA image)
Talking to your kids honestly, in an age appropriate way, is better than trying to shield them from disturbing news. (Submitted photo)

Better to talk to kids about tragedies than shield them

Fraser Health releases tip sheet for parents on how to discuss tragic news events

Talking to your kids honestly, in an age appropriate way, is better than trying to shield them from disturbing news. (Submitted photo)
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