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B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker speaks to reporters in Vancouver Wednesday.

Summer school pickets next: BCTF

Teacher pickets will target summer school if they don't have a settlement by June 30, BCTF's Jim Iker says

B.C. Teachers' Federation president Jim Iker speaks to reporters in Vancouver Wednesday.

Economic development potential seen for new mill

Construction is about to start on a paper manufacturing facility at Shxwhá:y Village called Whitefeather Tissue and Towel Plant.

Julia Ratcliffe

Medical pot farms won’t get property tax break

Province excludes marijuana producers from farm tax status, but views them as viable ALR use

Julia Ratcliffe

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.

Hundreds of members of the Chilliwack Teachers’ Association took part in a demonstration walk along Spadina Avenue following a study session at the Landing Sports Centre on Monday morning.

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.

Hundreds of members of the Chilliwack Teachers’ Association took part in a demonstration walk along Spadina Avenue following a study session at the Landing Sports Centre on Monday morning.
School buses are idle around B.C.

Report cards next casualty of school strike

B.C. school districts are starting to notify parents that year-end report cards won't be produced

School buses are idle around B.C.
Surrey teacher was among those rallying along King George Boulevard near 76 Avenue last month.

Mediator declines to work teachers strike

Veteran mediator declines to help end teachers strike in British Columbia

  • Jun 22, 2014
Surrey teacher was among those rallying along King George Boulevard near 76 Avenue last month.

Foreign worker debate continues in B.C.

Temporary foreign worker changes do little to calm debate in B.C.

  • Jun 22, 2014
Local waterparks – a popular destination for end-of-year school outings – are feeling the effects of the teachers' strike.

Waterparks get creative in the face of cancellations

Businesses seeing consequences of full-on teachers' strike but also offering deals to help ease the sting

Local waterparks – a popular destination for end-of-year school outings – are feeling the effects of the teachers' strike.
Teachers in New Westminster

Ontario teachers pledge $1.5 million to help striking B.C. educators

Thousands attended a rally in Vancouver on Friday, one day after Education Minister Peter Fassbender said both sides were still far apart.

Teachers in New Westminster
Everyone is asking what is being done with rejected milk from Chilliwack Cattle Sale. It's heading to FPE Renewables

Rejected milk from Chilliwack Cattle to head across the border

People from everywhere have been expressing outrage about the waste of perfectly good milk.

Everyone is asking what is being done with rejected milk from Chilliwack Cattle Sale. It's heading to FPE Renewables
Milk pick-up from Chilliwack Cattle Sales has resumed.

Milk pick-up from Chilliwack dairy farm resumes

The BC Milk Marketing Board is again accepting milk from Chilliwack Cattle Sales

Milk pick-up from Chilliwack Cattle Sales has resumed.
Paul Jarvis and his dad

Gigantic sturgeon is one for the books

Paul Jarvis and his dad, Ron Jarvis from Atlanta, Georgia were thrilled with their catch-and-release experience with the dinosaur fish.

Paul Jarvis and his dad
Opposition to the plan to remove a road from the Sasquatch Park boundaries gathered signatures outside a public meetings on Thursday.

Sasquatch boundary adjustment meeting tonight

Public invited to learn about Seabird and Tamihi woodlot proposal

Opposition to the plan to remove a road from the Sasquatch Park boundaries gathered signatures outside a public meetings on Thursday.
Today (Thursday) could very well be the last day of school for students in Chilliwack.

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.

Today (Thursday) could very well be the last day of school for students in Chilliwack.
Education Minister Peter Fassbender

Teacher demands ‘too high’ for mediation

Latest BCTF offer rejected, neither mediation nor a legislated settlement are being considered, Education Minister Peter Fassbender says

Education Minister Peter Fassbender
City officials want to clear up some misconceptions and have posted an updated fact sheet about the Aevitas waste recycling plant online at:  chilliwack.com/aevitas

Chilliwack tries to clear up misinformation about Aevitas facility

An updated fact sheet clarifies assertions being made by the project's opponents, while a petition has gained more than 16,000 names.

City officials want to clear up some misconceptions and have posted an updated fact sheet about the Aevitas waste recycling plant online at:  chilliwack.com/aevitas
Chilliwack school district trustees Barry Neufeld and Dan Coulter took a stand for teachers at the June 17 public board meeting. The two trustees refused to cross the picket lines and spent the meeting outside with teachers instead.

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.

Chilliwack school district trustees Barry Neufeld and Dan Coulter took a stand for teachers at the June 17 public board meeting. The two trustees refused to cross the picket lines and spent the meeting outside with teachers instead.
Allowing backyard chickens in urban areas could put the larger commercial poultry industry in Chilliwack at risk of Avian Flu

Chilliwack says no to backyard chickens

Chilliwack councillor Jason Lum said he sees the benefits of backyard chickens for Chilliwack, and was the lone dissenter in the vote.

Allowing backyard chickens in urban areas could put the larger commercial poultry industry in Chilliwack at risk of Avian Flu
Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk

Minister should resign over Kwantlen payments: NDP

Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk violated spending rules as a university board member in 2010-12

Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk
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