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by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 12 2012

The Class of 2012 at L.V. Rogers culminated their high school career this past weekend with graduation ceremonies.

During the Cap and Gown Friday at the NDCC Arena, LVR Valedictorian Mikaiya Austin spoke on behalf of the grads.

Here is a copy of her address to the sellout crowd.

 

To begin my speech this evening, I would like to quote the...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 10 2012

It must have been grad weekend at L.V. Rogers High School.

Why do you ask?

It rained.

Almost true to form, every year the graduating class at LVR fights the weather conditions to celebrate their completion of school.

The 2012 class was no exception.

Although this class was well prepared with umbrellas of all sizes as the grad cruised through the streets of...

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday May 30 2012

After receiving numerous letters and comments of concern over the closure of the two District Resource Centers in Creston and Nelson, the Kootenay Lake School District Board of Education will be trying to keep those resources available to teachers.

"We are in the middle of developing processes to keep the resources for teachers available to them after the District Resource Centers are...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 30 2012

In June of 2010 Selkirk College marked the beginning of construction on their Castlegar campus Aboriginal Gathering Place with a ceremonial blessing and ground breaking. On May 24, 2012 they celebrated the official opening of the facility with over 100 invited guests in attendance.

“The Gathering Place project was initiated over three years ago with a successful proposal to Government....

by Erin Perkins on Thursday May 24 2012

The layoffs of 19 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions in the Kootenay Lake School District and the closures of the two District Resource Centres has local teachers feeling angry and upset, said Nelson District Teachers' Association union representative Tom Newell.

"Teachers are angry, upset and scared that programs are being dismantled," said Newell.

Although the number of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Wednesday May 23 2012

Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall is pleased to see the B.C. government finally awarding degrees to 75 Japanese-Canadian UBC students denied degrees because they were interned during the Second World War.

One of the recipients is 93-year-old Fred Sasaki of Kaslo

“Separated from his family, Fred was forced out of UBC. The racism was dehumanizing and cruel,” said Mungall in a...

by Anonymous on Tuesday May 22 2012

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Tens of thousands of students marched through the streets of Montreal on Tuesday to mark 100 days since the movement against higher tuition fees began. The protest comes after Quebec's provincial government passed emergency legislation to end Canada's most sustained student demonstrations ever.

Protesters...

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday May 17 2012

The Kootenay Lake School District Board passed its annual budget Tuesday for the 2012-13 year and it’s not good news for teachers.

Topping the list is the reduction of 19 full-time-equivalent teaching positions and closing of both District Resource Centre in Creston and Nelson.

“Part of the reason (for the cuts) is the changing of the structure of how grants are given out from...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday May 17 2012

Grappling with dramatic funding cuts hasn't prevented Selkirk College from looking toward an ambitious future, if a series of local community consultations is any indication.

Selkirk College staff and administration representatives travelled to each of the six regional communites in which one of the nine college sites are located, beginning with Grand Forks on April 23, Nelson on May 2...

by Contributor on Monday May 14 2012

On April 14, 2012,  82 young scientists participated in the West Kootenay and Boundary Regional Science Fair. The 2012 event involved the largest number of senior students than in previous years. Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Technology Instructor, Rob Macrae, did not expect to be involved but when he was contacted by local LV Rogers student and an eventual winner, Micah...

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