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by Bob Hall on Thursday May 24 2018

After nine months in the Selkirk College Fine Woodworking Program workshop, students are emerging from behind workbenches ready to showcase their furniture’s fine lines.

Each wood creation is a solid representation of the unique personality each student brings to the table. Celebrate their year of hard work, splinters and beautiful finished projects at an exhibition that runs May...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday May 22 2018

Two members of Selkirk College’s Class of 2018 have taken a significant step in their pursuit of becoming doctors after receiving offers of admission from the MD Undergraduate Program at the University of British Columbia.

Svetlana Hadikin and Adib Malas graduated from the Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program in April and earlier this month learned they have been accepted into medical...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Tuesday May 08 2018

This winter, the heat at the Castlegar, Silver King and Tenth Street campuses was turned down by two degrees to conserve energy and show Selkirk College’s commitment to lowering our carbon footprint.

Students and staff were encouraged to wear a sweater to show their support for energy conservation at this second annual event.

“This small adjustment in our temperature on...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday May 01 2018

The finalists are set for Saturday’s Junior Dragons Den Championship at the Charles Bailey Theatre in Trail.

Junior Dragons from Castlegar, Nelson, Tumbler Ridge, Salmo and Selkirk College and Okanagan University College in Kelowna will be showcasing their business ventures in front of judges beginning at 6 p.m. in the Silver City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Junior Dragons Den is a...

by Bob Hall on Monday Apr 30 2018

More than 100 Selkirk College students in the School of University Arts & Sciences (UAS) have been recognized for their outstanding achievement during the 2017-2018 academic year.

The annual UAS Excellence Awards was held earlier this month with the most outstanding students in all subject areas presented with certificates from faculty in the program.

"Students put so much of...

by Bob Hall on Monday Apr 30 2018

Selkirk College students and staff celebrated a major milestone at Grad 2018 on the Castlegar Campus on April 27. Just over a 1,000 learners from all programs were eligible to graduate this year and more than 400 attended the annual ceremony to cross the stage. The ceremony was the 50th in the regional college’s history.

Learn more about how to start a post-secondary...

by Bob Hall on Saturday Apr 28 2018

Efforts to better prepare the West Kootenay and Boundary region for emerging opportunities in the tech sector has received a boost with Selkirk College’s plan to introduce two new programs that will provide learners with the education and skills required for future business and employment needs.

The Provincial Government has allocated $100,000 in start-up funding from the Ministry of...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 26 2018

Students at South Nelson Elementary have been busy of late, transforming the bank near the Uphill based school into a beautiful mix of native and ornamental plants this April.

The giant dirt slope at South Nelson Elementary was transformed when parents and kids came together to complete phase two of a school-grounds improvement project.

The plants are settling in nicely...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 25 2018

Everyone knows the Slocan Valley is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places in the world to reside.

But did you know that nestled in the picturesque valley are many successful small businesses.

One of those success stories is the Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines.

This new business, located in Vallican, is designed to provide Outdoor Cultural...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 23 2018

Academy Care Box and Peterson Cryogenic Labs walked away with the top prize during the 2018 West Kootenay-Boundary Junior Dragons Den Regional Competition Thursday at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar.

Vanessa Ford and Josh Skinner won the College/University Division for an idea of caring for lonely students being away from home while attending college.

Both Ford and...


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