Students get back to school

Strike stalemate succumbs to refreshed contract deal

Strike stalemate succumbs to refreshed contract deal Students returned to school year on Sept. 22 – two weeks later than usual – after B.C. Teachers’ Federation members voted 86 per cent to ratify the agreement reached with the province last week.

Education Minister Peter Fassbender says the six-year contract is an “historic opportunity,” while local Cariboo Chilcotin Teachers’ Association president Murray Helmer holds a somewhat different view of the deal.

Read the full story in the Sept. 24 edition of the 100 Mile House Free Press.