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.

Sock Boys take over Greendale Sampler

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

OUR COMMUNITY: Smitty Miller – So Much More Than Books

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

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.

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.

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

Darlene Wahlstrom is the face of Chilliwack Victim Services.

DARE Chilliwack runs on community support

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

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.

Dedicating her life to giving others sight

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

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.

Chilliwack PIoneer Village: stepping back in time

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

OUR COMMUNITY: Darren Blakeborough – Easy Rider

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

Chilliwack Alzheimer’s Society needs volunteers

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

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.

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.

Accessible playground underway at Evans elementary

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