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)

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Ex-RCMP sex assault trial waits for verdict, anti-SOGI Chilliwack trustee steps back and more

1. Neufeld announces stepping back from some duties

Chilliwack trustee makes announcement at board meeting Tuesday, as hundreds rally outside building. See more >

2. Surrey basketball player rushed to hospital during game at Holy Cross

“They had to do CPR and called the paramedics, the ambulance got there and tried to resuscitate him, rushed him to the hospital, and the last thing we heard while this was all happening is that they did get him breathing intermittently, but he kept going in and out, so they kept administering CPR.” See more >

3. Crown calls ex-RCMP Tim Shields’ account of sexual encounter ‘rehearsed and self-serving’

A verdict in Tim Shields’ sexual assault trial is expected by the end of the year. See more

4. Trinity Western goes to top court over law school, gay rights

The Christian private university wants to start a law school, but it also has a community covenant that bars sexual intimacy outside of heterosexual marriage. See more >

5. Finding rental housing in Abbotsford like ‘searching for the Holy Grail without Indiana Jones’

The city has Canada’s tightest rental market, but no sign it will improve this year. See more >


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