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by Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 10 2018

A pair of students in Selkirk College’s Welder Foundation Program returned home from the East Kootenay last month with two medals in the annual Skills BC Competition.

Tristan Makeiv and Jacob Streleoff are first-year students at the Silver King Campus in Nelson. Using the skills and education acquired in the first six months of the program, the locals traveled to College of the Rockies...

by CBT on Monday Apr 09 2018

Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust) has partnered with JA British Columbia (JABC) to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in local youth and inspire community mentors through Be Entrepreneurial. The program is facilitated by local business people who bring their expertise into the classroom at the invitation of a host teacher.

JABC Mentor Jennifer Barclay steps away from her regular duties as...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 05 2018

The West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair gives the top young scientific minds in our communitiesa chance to showcase their scientific research, innovation and experimentation while participating in a celebration of science.

There are more than 100 youth from four school districts participating in this year’s science fair and over the past few weeks, West Kootenay Science...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Apr 03 2018

Co-ops can form a more sustainable alternative to “business as usual.” They’re democratic and egalitarian.  They don’t depend on the mythical, and massively disproven, idea of “trickle-down economics.” They make positive contributions to their communities and operate on a set of co-operative...

by Wayne Holmes on Thursday Mar 29 2018

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since receiving his first telescope and began reading about objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always had a desire to sky gaze....

by Contributor on Tuesday Mar 27 2018

Hailing from the Blood Tribe in southern Alberta, Dr. Leroy Little Bear grew up suffused in Blackfoot songs, stories and landscape.   At the age of ten, Dr. Little Bear attended a residential school on his reserve and soon became aware of the colonialization aspects of his schooling. His early school experiences left a deep impression on him and influenced his path which took him to Harvard,...

by Contributor on Monday Mar 26 2018

A partnership between Teck Trail Operations and Selkirk College has created an annual fund to provide support for Selkirk College students to undertake a community-based research project in the West Kootenay Boundary Region. Building on the program's success in recent years, we are happy to announce the Teck Serv Student Research Internship opportunity in 2018.

Community-based service...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Sunday Mar 25 2018

When the doors open on RoboGames 2018, youth from around the region will be ready to throw their robot in the ring after weeks of building and training their creation.

GLOWS at Selkirk College is hosting the technology-fueled fun and free-spirited annual event on April 28 on the Castlegar Campus. Students have been hard at work preparing – using a robot kit and their imagination to...

by CBT on Wednesday Mar 21 2018

Environmental education and awareness programs at the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Area are going to continue under new management. Since 1974, these programs were provided by the Creston Valley Wildlife Management Authority, but this ended with the permanent closure of the interpretive centre in October 2017. Now the programs will continue thanks to the collaborative efforts of the...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Mar 14 2018

High school students from around the West Kootenay and Boundary region with sights on starting their post-secondary journey at Selkirk College have the opportunity to benefit financially with an Entrance Scholarship.

Each year, 40 Board of Governors awards are presented to high school students and anybody who is attending post-secondary for the first time. Each scholarship is worth $1,...

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