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by Contributor on Thursday Aug 16 2018

As students prepare to begin or continue post-secondary education, the BC Federation of Students has officially launched its campaign on Fairness for International Students. 

The province-wide campaign, titled “Fairness for International Students,” which kicked off Wednesday in Victoria, at Camosun College, is geared to mobilize post-secondary students to fight for fairness, consistency...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Aug 15 2018

The “mid-life crisis” is a well-known phenomenon, often involving snazzy new sports cars, extra-marital affairs, or other impulsive and rash departures from the norm.

Could sexual dissatisfaction be fueling such attempts to spice up their lives?  Middle-aged readers, if you’re less than ecstatic about the changes in your sex lives over the years, you’re not...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

When Sharon McNeill decided to return to learning at Selkirk College’s Nakusp Campus, the goal for the mother of six children was to simply finish the high school diploma that had eluded her while growing up in residential schools.

It was 1986 when McNeill’s youngest son had just entered Grade 1. She was 36 at the time and though she had been educated as a Licenced Practical Nurse, her...

by CBT on Wednesday Aug 08 2018

A program to support Columbia Basin employers is evolving to better meet their long-term workforce needs and to support Basin high school and post-secondary students and trades apprentices to gain local career-related work experience.

Columbia Basin Trust’s School Works program now provides wage subsidies for level 1 and 2 apprentices in 17 different types of trades. The program will...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 10 2018

In a recent media release, the British Columbia Federation of Students (BCFS) announced a research document outlining many of the issues facing international students in British Columbia. 

The release said the document focuses on BC’s economic dependence on international students, the instability of unregulated tuition fees, and the lack of support services for international students in...

by Contributor on Thursday Jun 28 2018

A more Canadians take to the water, the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) and the BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF) wants to remind anglers that wearing your lifejacket is even more important than wearing your ‘lucky fishing hat’ as the country marks National Fishing Week from  June 30th- July 8th .

According to the Canadian Safe Boating Council and the Lifesaving...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Jun 25 2018

Alexander McIntyre of Slocan is one of four students from around the Basin will receive a Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship was established in 2017 by the Muth family and Columbia Basin Trust.

McIntyre joins Kelsey Guesford of Trail, Spencer Palone of Rossland and Mackenzie Adams-Sedrovic of Sparwood as winners of the $3,000 scholarship awarded to students who have...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jun 19 2018

More students in the Kootenays will soon have access to training to become early childhood educators, thanks to an expansion of the program at Selkirk College.

The news was announced by Katrine Conroy, Minister of Children and Family Development and Kootenay West MLA, on behalf of Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

“Working with children is one of...

by The Fraser Institute on Tuesday Jun 19 2018

The Fraser Institute today released its ...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Jun 17 2018

Students cutting their educational teeth in Selkirk College’s Carpentry Foundation Program will be the first to christen the newest Silver King Campus shop with sawdust.

Nelson’s Silver King Campus has been undergoing a major refresh over the last two years to get the aging shops up to today’s educational standards. Last summer, the newly renovated shops for Welding, Metal Fabricator,...

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