Students push for return of popular high school teacher

Students push for return of popular high school teacher

Students at L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson have launched an online petition to have a popular- if sometimes controversial- teacher returned to class.

The online petition calls on the school district to ‘Bring Mr. Belanger Back’.

Students expecting to see the mathematics teacher in his regular class this September were disappointed, says the student who started the online petition.

Kootenay Blues Society injects funds into Trafalgar Music Program

Lisa Backus, Stelio Calagias, Tim Bullen, and Phil Wilson- Birks hold the cheque for $1,300.00 that was raised at the August 6 International Blues Day Fundraiser at the Royal Hotel. — Submitted photo

Trafalgar Music Program received a much-needed injection of funds thanks to the August 6 International Blues Day Fundraiser at the Royal Hotel.

The well-attended event, hosted by the recently formed Kootenay Blues Society, saw several musicians and bands, including Frank Brooks, Charlie Jacobson, Rick Lingard, Keith Todd, Tim Bullen, Anna Katarina, the Baker Street Blues, the Lazy Poker Band with Simone Waisboim and Aryn Sheriff, played for hours with a suggested donation fee of $5-$10.

Selkirk College Welcomes Lieutenant Governor to Homecoming Weekend

The Honourable Judith Guichon (second from right), Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, visited the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus in May, 2015 where she met with members of the senior management team, toured the buildings and spoke with students.

The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will be one of the special guests at the Selkirk College 50th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend celebration.

The representative of Her Majesty The Queen in British Columbia, The Lieutenant Governor will take part in the Through The Decades Gala which goes Saturday night at the Castlegar Campus.

Selkirk College and Zellstoff Celgar Bonded By History and the Future

Zellstoff Celgar employs more than 400 people and the impact Selkirk College has on a trained workforce is vital to its success. This is just a small sample of the mill employees who have received at least some of their education and training at the local post-secondary. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

It’s a kindred bond that has provided an economic and social foundation for the West Kootenay over the last 50 years.

Fuelled by the natural resources that drive the regional economy, Zellstoff Celgar and Selkirk College help define what it is to live in rural British Columbia. Both came to be in the 1960s, a time of great opportunity in the West Kootenay.

As Selkirk College celebrates its 50th year of providing inspiring and relevant post-secondary education in 2016-2017, that bond is stronger than ever.

Selkirk College Set for Golden Weekend

Premier W.A.C. Bennett attended the official opening ceremony of the Castlegar Campus in April, 1967. Here he chats with one of the Selkirk College students. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The doors opened to a new era of post-secondary learning 50 years ago when Selkirk College welcomed students seeking a brighter future from across the West Kootenay and Boundary region.

Wait-listed student’s mom demands answers from SD #8

Kootenay Lake School District Superintendent Jeff Jones said says the challenge in this case is Camara Cassin registered her daughter to transfer into the district after the March 31 deadline.

A Nelson mother is demanding answers after she says her daughter was put on a waiting list to attend the city’s only high school… while 50 foreign students are taking up seats in the same school.

Camara Cassin says she was told her daughter would have to wait a week to see if she can attend L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson. School started again for high school students this week.

B.C.’s new curriculum

Tuesday was the start of the second year of a three-year process of phasing in the new curriculum.

The world is changing and parents expect their kids to be taught the skills they need to succeed in that changing world.

That’s why, for the past few years, the Ministry of Education has partnered with teachers and education experts to develop a new curriculum that will make sure British Columbia’s students and education system remains a global leader.

It's back to school, and back to 30 km/h speed in school zones

A 30 km/h speed limit is in effect in school zones from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — The Nelson Daily

As more than 600,000 students back to school, it's important for motorists to respect speeds zones, school and transit buses and crosswalks near schools.

In the Heritage City, Nelson Police will be out monitoring schools zones watching for drivers exceeding the 30 km/h zones.

"Drivers need to step up their awareness on our roads as children return to school," said Mike Bernier, Minister of Education.

Is climate change just a fable?

Is climate change just a fable?

“Waiting for others to act is not a solution – it compounds the problem. Taking refuge in the status quo because others refuse to change is not an answer. It’s avoiding responsibility and being generationally selfish.” – quote from 2008 Throne Speech

Local young people tackle the wild in youth backpacking adventure

Local young people tackle the wild in youth backpacking adventure

This summer, 15 youth from across the region tackled some of the most rugged and remote wilderness in the Kootenays on Wildsight’s six-day Go Wild Youth Leadership Adventure.

Led by Revelstoke’s Patagonia Ambassador and Pro Skier Leah Evans and Kimberley wildlife biologist and wilderness guide Dave Quinn, the team traversed both Elk Lakes and Height of the Rockies Provincial Parks.

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