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by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The Province is supporting increased access to trades training with 562 additional seats at 13 public post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia that offer foundation and apprenticeship programs.

“It's been inspiring for me to visit our public post-secondary institutions, and to meet and listen to the trades students that will be building our homes, roads, schools and...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 23 2017

The opioid crisis is deeply troubling, for many reasons.  One reason is the tragic deaths of so many, so unnecessarily; another reason is the likelihood that those deaths were precipitated by pain, either physical or psychological, that caused a search for relief in the illicit drugs that were fatally used. Another reason is the threat felt by many parents of young people who, they fear, may...

by Contributor on Friday Aug 18 2017

You’re invited to Toadfest on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017between 4 and 7 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 30, between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.at Summit Lake Provincial Park, near Nakusp.

This free, fun, family event, coordinated by the Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP), primarily raises awareness about the Western Toad, including its life cycle, habitat, and the challenges it faces.

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by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday Aug 02 2017

The muggle problem

Anyone familiar with the Harry Potter universe knows what a muggle is: a human being without magical ability. The word communicates a depth of low valuation, a dismissive judgement of people who cannot do what Harry and his ilk can do [though the better sort of magic-endowed feel responsible for protecting muggles from evil magicians].
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by Kirsten Hildebrand on Thursday Jul 20 2017

Selkirk College is partnering with Purdue University’s Agile Strategy Lab to offer a three-day training course that helps people lead complex collaborations. This Strategic Doing 301 training has inspired hundreds of initiatives worldwide.

“In an effort to advance the Regional Development Institute and the Regional Innovation Chair’s goal of supporting regional collaboration and...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jul 03 2017

With construction on the $18.9 million Selkirk College Silver King Campus refresh project starting to move into full swing, Metal Fabricator Foundation Program student Jennifer Perepelkin has walked into an opportunity to be part of the exciting transformation.

Perepelkin is one of two Selkirk College trades students hired by general contractor Yellowridge Construction to work part-time...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Jun 28 2017

Selkirk College alumna Tanya Tran begins grad school at the University of Victoria (UVic) in September with more than $30,000 in fellowships and awards to help pursue her educational dream.

Originally from Ottawa, Tran received an undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal where she achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a focus on Fresh Water & Marine...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Jun 20 2017

The educational pathway for students at Selkirk College’s Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) is an individual journey that results in a creative collection of final projects. On June 23 and 24, students from five studios will showcase their concepts, designs and skill-sets at the annual KSA Year End Show & Sale.

“There are not very many craft schools around anymore that teach...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 18 2017

The weather cooperated as more than 160 high school students at L.V. Rogers celebrated graduation weekend in Nelson.

The highlight of the celebrations was the annual Cavalcade through downtown Nelson to the delight of many friends, family and residents who traditional fill Baker Street to view the graduates as the parade through the downtown core.

The celebrations began Friday...

by Bob Hall on Saturday Jun 17 2017

Trail area high school students eyeing a future focused on engineering and geoscience spent a day on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus discovering post-secondary options and hearing stories from local experts.

In partnership with JL Crowe Secondary, Selkirk College welcomed 47 students to campus for a day of workshops and a panel discussion. Dubbed “Explore! Engineering and...

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