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by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 22 2016

Building a healthy community takes initiative and Selkirk College is placing a high priority on the well-being of its students.

With the formalization of Healthy Campus Initiatives, Selkirk College is leading the way in supporting students outside the classroom, recognizing that learners brings with them their entire life circumstances, not simply pen and paper  or a laptop.

With...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Nov 16 2016

Rossland City Council Meeting, November 14, 2016

Six of our seven Council members were present (Mayor Kathy Moore, and Councillors Lloyd McLellan, Aaron Cosbey, John Greene, Andy Morel, and Andrew Zwicker);  only Marten Kruysse was absent.

Allan Davies honoured:

First up, Moore called on Allan Davies who was present in the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 16 2016

More than 1500 early-career researchers in Canada and Canadian researchers abroad are sending an open letter to the Prime Minister and six Cabinet Ministers, calling for scientific rigour and transparency in Canada’s environmental and regulatory decision-making.

“As the next generation of scientists in Canada, we are professionally and personally affected by how...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 10 2016

Kootenay West NDP Candidate, Katrine Conroy, hit the streets over the weekend, going door to door in the Village of Slocan, asking residents about what issues concern them and gathering signatures on a petition requesting the BC Liberal government stabilize funding for education in the province.

“Education is an issue of particular concern to people living in the Slocan Valley,” Conroy...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Nov 08 2016

Here in southern BC, it is still alarmingly warm for skiers awaiting snow.  It rains, or the sun shines, and we wait, and look at a thin bit of white decorating local mountain-tops, and look askance at the thermometer registering over 12 degrees C. -- or whatever well-above-freezing, balmy temperature it happens to be at the moment.  

While we wait and hope, here's a story about snow...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Nov 08 2016

A playful and comprehensive online resource mapping wellbeing resources in the West Kootenay is live at you.selkirk.ca

The interactive website designed for mobile devices aims to lead students to mental health support services in the community with a simple click. It was created in collaboration between Selkirk College Digital Arts & New Media Program students, Nursing Program...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 08 2016

After an unprecedented voter response from the registrants of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia (CVBC), 91.5 percent of those who voted cast their ballots in favour of banning the cosmetic tail docking of dogs, horses and cattle, and tail alteration in horses. The decision brings British Columbia in line with a majority of provinces across Canada and supports the Canadian...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 02 2016

Note:  This article was originally posted on the Worldwatch Institute blog. Worldwatch is an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C. that works on energy, resource, and environmental issues.

Much of the energy of the environmental movement and of policymaking is focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through low- or...
by David Suzuki on Wednesday Oct 26 2016

Scientists worldwide accept that Earth is warming at an unusually rapid rate, that humans are primarily responsible, mainly by burning fossil fuels, and that the consequences for humanity will be disastrous if we don’t take immediate, widespread action. The U.S. Defense Department calls climate change a security risk “because it degrades living conditions, human security and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 26 2016

Students from Seven Summits Centre for Learning are doing their part to increase ecosystem health in the Kootenays.

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, invasive species are the second greatest threat to biodiversity, after habitat loss.  Invasive species are plants, animals, and...

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