Katie Bartel

'Most people had negative opinions about my people and I was already facing my own issues at home

Are our schools failing aboriginal students?

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

  • Oct 13, 2014
'Most people had negative opinions about my people and I was already facing my own issues at home
Katie Bartel prepares for take off with Super Dave Osborne – just one of the memorable moments that a career in journalism has brought.

Column: A thank you to journalism

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

  • Aug 25, 2014
Katie Bartel prepares for take off with Super Dave Osborne – just one of the memorable moments that a career in journalism has brought.
Malaika Walsh's sock boys started four years ago

Sock Boys take over Greendale Sampler

Chilliwack teenager Malaika Walsh has developed a businesses selling hand-stitched Sock Boys.

Malaika Walsh's sock boys started four years ago
'If you haven't been to the library in awhile

OUR COMMUNITY: Smitty Miller – So Much More Than Books

Smitty Miller is killing librarian stereotypes with her jazzed up style of running Chilliwack Library.

'If you haven't been to the library in awhile
Alexis Grace revamped the Seabird Island food bank. She got rid of 'belly fillers' like Kraft Dinner and canned pork and beans

OUR COMMUNITY: Alexis Grace – Feed The Need

Tragedy brought Alexis Grace into the Seabird Island fold, and her outside-the-box initiatives has the band holding on tight to her.

  • Aug 20, 2014
Alexis Grace revamped the Seabird Island food bank. She got rid of 'belly fillers' like Kraft Dinner and canned pork and beans
Scott Wallace hoists his son

Chilliwack strongman flexes muscles for new playground

Chilliwack strongman Scott Wallace is holding a charity pull event at Party in the Park Friday to raise funds for a local daycare.

Scott Wallace hoists his son
Darlene Wahlstrom of Chilliwack's Victim Services carries up to three phones with her at a time.

OUR COMMUNITY: Darlene Wahlstrom – How Do You Do Your Job?

Darlene Wahlstrom is the face of Chilliwack Victim Services.

  • Aug 19, 2014
Darlene Wahlstrom of Chilliwack's Victim Services carries up to three phones with her at a time.

DARE Chilliwack runs on community support

Last year, 140 Chilliwack students were taught the DARE program thanks to $2,300 received in donations.

The contractors for the new Chilliwack secondary

Chilliwack secondary contractors awarded for excellence

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

  • Aug 14, 2014
The contractors for the new Chilliwack secondary
Approximately 30 teachers participated in a demonstration outside Chilliwack MLA John Martin's office Tuesday morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. More protests

Chilliwack teachers ramp up strike presence

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

  • Aug 12, 2014
Approximately 30 teachers participated in a demonstration outside Chilliwack MLA John Martin's office Tuesday morning from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. More protests

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.

Chilliwack resident Kathryn Stock has spent the last two years aboard Mercy Ships

Dedicating her life to giving others sight

After two years aboard Mercy Ships, Chilliwack resident Kathryn Stock has committed to another three years.

  • Aug 7, 2014
Chilliwack resident Kathryn Stock has spent the last two years aboard Mercy Ships

Federal government funds UFV Agriculture Centre of Excellence

UFV gets $2.1 million in state-of-the-art training equipment for its Agriculture Centre of Excellence from Conservative government.

  • Aug 7, 2014
Stuart Vander Kooi

Chilliwack PIoneer Village: stepping back in time

Pioneer Village is one of the stops on the Chilliwack Slow Food Cycle Tour this Sunday.

  • Aug 1, 2014
Stuart Vander Kooi
Darren Blakeborough is likely one of the coolest profs the University of the Fraser Valley has had.

OUR COMMUNITY: Darren Blakeborough – Easy Rider

He's a tattooed, hair metal guitarist, pseudo abstract artist, wrestling fanatic, proud hog driver. And university professor.

  • Aug 1, 2014
Darren Blakeborough is likely one of the coolest profs the University of the Fraser Valley has had.

Chilliwack Alzheimer’s Society needs volunteers

Chilliwack Alzheimer's Society is seeking volunteers to facilitate group meetings for caregivers and recently diagnosed.

  • Jul 31, 2014

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.

  • Jul 31, 2014
Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club created a new memorial bursary to honour deceased paddler Lois Boschman who embodied everything a paddler should be.

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.

  • Jul 29, 2014
Fraser Valley Dragon Boat Club created a new memorial bursary to honour deceased paddler Lois Boschman who embodied everything a paddler should be.
Long-time teacher and Promontory school principal Joe Krajnyak is embracing his retirement with the same wonderment and enthusiasm that shaped his career.

Life’s a playground for Joe Krajnyak

Tell anyone in Promontory that beloved school principal Joe Krajnyak is retiring and they’ll likely screw their face up in wonderment.

  • Jul 18, 2014
Long-time teacher and Promontory school principal Joe Krajnyak is embracing his retirement with the same wonderment and enthusiasm that shaped his career.
Natasha Abelman and daughter Mayah have been fundraising with their school to get wheelchair-accessible features added to Evans elementary's playground.

Accessible playground underway at Evans elementary

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

  • Jul 9, 2014
Natasha Abelman and daughter Mayah have been fundraising with their school to get wheelchair-accessible features added to Evans elementary's playground.