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by Erin Perkins on Monday Apr 30 2012

Grant Lawrence, author of the award-winning book Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and other stories from Desolation Sound, read to an engaged audience of more than 50 CBC fans, avid readers and coastal travellers during his appearance at the Grand Forks and District Public Library, Tuesday, April 24.

Lawrence's work as a CBC host for Radio 3 and Radio 1...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 30 2012

A tradition has been established at Selkirk College. Each year, on the evening prior to the annual graduation ceremony, the Board of Governors gathers to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in various walks of life.

The recipients of these Board Awards are in very good company with past award winners including such distinguished individuals as ex-MLA Corky Evans,...

by Contributor on Sunday Apr 29 2012
The British Columbia Liberal government introduced amendments to the School Act Thursday that will enhance the province's education plan.
 
A change to the School Act getting most of the ink is the elimination of the Standard School Calendar to enable boards of education and education authorities to offer more creative...
by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 26 2012

The decision to cut second year science courses at Selkirk had caught the attention of the official opposition party in the B.C. legislature.

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall and Opposition Leader Adrian Dix raised the issue with the Minister for Advanced Education this week about the ministry’s funding cuts impact on Selkirk College students.

“After seeing program cuts, after...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 26 2012

Three Trafalgar Middle School students earn all-expense paid trip Charlottetown, P.E.I. next month after walking away with the top prizes at the recent West Kootenay and Boundary Regional Science Fair in Castlegar.

Miranda Sherell, Emma Borhi and Micah May will be on a plane in May for the Maritimes after edging out 79 other competitors at the regional competition.

“To date we...

by Global Voices on Wednesday Apr 25 2012

Coco Solo was once a United States Navy submarine base on the Panama Canal Zone, near Colón, Panama. Today, Coco Solo is the home of some of the poorest, most marginalized Panamanians.

In 2008,...

by Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday Apr 24 2012

Parents of students in School District No. 8 can expect to see report cards heading home soon but may not see the same teachers volunteering for events from soccer to band to helping at the 2012 grad ceremonies.

That’s the message from Nelson and District Teachers Association Tom Newell after teachers voted 73 per cent in favour to withdraw volunteer work during a B.C. Teacher’s...

by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Apr 24 2012

The Canada Learning Bond provides money from the Government to help you start saving early for your child’s education after high school.

Your child could get $500 NOW to help you start saving early for your child’s education after high school, and an extra $100 each year up to age 15. That’s up to $2,000 (plus interest) in bonds for your child’s post-secondary education.

All you...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 23 2012

Selkirk College held its graduation ceremonies last week and extends congratulations to all its new alumni.

by Contributor on Friday Apr 20 2012

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued by the B.C. Teachers' Federation

A decisive 73 per cent of teachers have voted in favour of a resistance strategy to oppose Bill 22, the controversial Education Improvement Act.  In a province-wide vote conducted April 17–19, a total of 21,625 teachers voted yes and 7,846 voted no.

BCTF President Susan Lambert...

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