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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)
Amber Price, owner of The Bookman, flips through the 2018 version of the Neitszche the Cat Calendar, while he lounges behind her in his favourite chair.

New calendar ready featuring Chilliwack’s Nietzsche the Cat

Book Man releases new fundraising calendar, and Martin the Cat comes to visit

Amber Price, owner of The Bookman, flips through the 2018 version of the Neitszche the Cat Calendar, while he lounges behind her in his favourite chair.
Students in Garrison Hodgins’ Grade 5 class bundle up against the chilly air, as the heaters were turned off for the day.

Chilliwack students experience cold day in class for charity

Vedder elementary wraps up against cold while helping the homeless

Students in Garrison Hodgins’ Grade 5 class bundle up against the chilly air, as the heaters were turned off for the day.
About 350 people showed up for a rally outside the Chilliwack School Board office on Tuesday night, 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)

Neufeld announces stepping back from some duties

Chilliwack trustee makes announcement at board meeting Tuesday, as hundreds rally outside building

About 350 people showed up for a rally outside the Chilliwack School Board office on Tuesday night, 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)
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.
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)
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