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by Bob Hall on Monday Apr 23 2018

You don’t have to scratch too deep to figure out what fueled Wendy Tagami’s energy to teach Adult Basic Education (ABE) during a stellar 36-year career at Selkirk College.

“It wasn’t a job to me, it was a passion and chance to help people,” says Tagami, who retired from teaching in 2016. “I loved the students, they are the ones who made the job so easy. There were frustrating days and...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Apr 22 2018

The future has once again arrived at Selkirk College as the Class of 2018 prepares to embark on the next chapter of their lives.

More than 1,000 Selkirk College students from dozens of programs will step out of the classroom and into the workforce toting the education and skills needed to make a difference in the region and beyond. 

“I’m blown away by the level professionalism of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 19 2018

Educators in Kootenay Lake School District were given more tools to incorporate Aboriginal content into all subject areas in the classroom during a Professional Development workshop Monday at Redfish Elementary School.

The new curriculum is part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission federal initiative the provincial government is introducing into the education system....

by CBT on Tuesday Apr 17 2018

It was a novel approach — looking at a 36-kilometre stretch of northern Kootenay Lake as an opportunity, not a barrier, to the delivery of high-speed Internet.

Now, with an underwater fibre optic cable connecting Balfour, Kaslo and points in between, residents, businesses and local governments there and beyond can benefit from faster and more reliable Internet services.

The...

by Claire Paradis on Tuesday Apr 17 2018

Old buildings, unused pieces of land and tennis courts are being put up for sale by Kootenay Lake School District 8 (SD 8).

The District recently made the announcement there would be some property sold, including the Nelson School Board Office, two former Nelson schools and some pieces of land no longer used by SD 8.

The School District Office in Nelson currently houses the SD 8...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Sunday Apr 15 2018

Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are wrapping up their year at Selkirk College with a celebration. Students and instructors will perform together at Spiritbar on April 19 with all proceeds going to the Selkirk Student Food Bank.

Students are excited to celebrate and show off their hard work by giving people a memorable night filled with fantastic music. Student-based...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Apr 11 2018

A one-day conference at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus will bring employees, employers and service providers together to bust myths around employing people with disabilities as it supports a culture shift that benefits everyone.

On May 28, Selkirk College will host the Talent, Passion, Participation – Employment Conference to...

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...

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