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by Claire Paradis on Sunday Mar 04 2018

Thanks to forward planning by Kootenay Lake School Board and staff, the district is not facing a teacher shortage unlike some of the other areas in the province.

News reports from some of the provincial media says a North Okanagan-Shuswap School District is hiring people without teaching certification to do on-call work that matches the description of a typical teaching job.

“We...

by Wayne Holmes on Thursday Mar 01 2018

Wayne Holmes is back at it again. The Local Astronomer, with a keen interest in astronomy since receiving his first telescope and reading about the objects in the sky at a young age, is hopeful the sky will clear as once again there are two months in the month of March. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Mar 01 2018

There’s never a clear winner during any negotiations.

However, while not totally getting their wish of a tuition freeze for the upcoming school year, Selkirk College students did manage to convince the Board to at least delay the actual percentage of the increase until a later meeting — most likely in May.

“I have to say the students are disappointed,” a...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 26 2018

There are always two sides to every story.

Tuesday, at Selkirk College Campus in Castlegar, the students have planned a presentation for the Board of Governors to freeze tuition fee rates for the coming year.

“Tuition fees and student debt are at an all-time high in British Columbia,” said a Selkirk College Students’ Union press release Sunday.

“Students are signing a...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 25 2018

Canada is home to 25 per cent of the world’s wetlands, which are important for the health of Canada and the health of our planet. In British Columbia, we see proof all around us. From valley-bottom lands in the Okanagan and Kootenays, to our coastal estuaries from the Lower Mainland to Haida Gwaii, these are crucial ecosystems for plants and animals, as well as for human health and community...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 19 2018

A J.V. Humphries student from Kaslo is $100,000 richer after being selected as a recipient of a Loran Scholarship.

Grade 12 student, Jesalyn Tremblay is one of 34 winners of the award in Canada to be used for undergraduate studies.

“At the exact moment I found out, I was...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Feb 18 2018

It's a great opportunity for students to explore first hand the many jobs that will be up for grabs in BC during the next decade.

Wednesday (February 21) at the L.V. Rogers Gymnasium, WorkBC’s Find Your Fit tour is making a stop in the Heritage City allowing students to get valuable hands-on experience with helpful career-planning tools.

“The Find Your Fit tour...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 13 2018

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Nelson is bringing a powerful message to local students about the dangers of impaired driving with a powerful education program called The Pact.

The Pactis MADD Canada’s 2017-2018 School Assembly Program, which shows students the risks and consequences of driving while drunk and/or high.

Road...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Thursday Feb 08 2018

Local employers are teaming up with Selkirk College for the annual Career and Education Fair.

People eager to find employment, students wanting to chart a course for future education and employment counsellors seeking up-to-date career information find this free annual event beneficial.

“Selkirk College is committed to providing pathways to meaningful employment,” says Selkirk...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Feb 08 2018

Students in Selkirk College’s Nursing Program find inspiration and motivation in the chill of a West Kootenay winter.

Coldest Night of the Year is Canada’s national walk for homelessness that raises money and awareness for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth. Since 2011, Coldest Night events have raised more than $16.5 million across Canada.

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