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by Contributor on Thursday Apr 26 2018

Students at South Nelson Elementary have been busy of late, transforming the bank near the Uphill based school into a beautiful mix of native and ornamental plants this April.

The giant dirt slope at South Nelson Elementary was transformed when parents and kids came together to complete phase two of a school-grounds improvement project.

The plants are settling in nicely...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 25 2018

Everyone knows the Slocan Valley is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places in the world to reside.

But did you know that nestled in the picturesque valley are many successful small businesses.

One of those success stories is the Four Nations Coalition of Indigenous Medicines.

This new business, located in Vallican, is designed to provide Outdoor Cultural...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 23 2018

Academy Care Box and Peterson Cryogenic Labs walked away with the top prize during the 2018 West Kootenay-Boundary Junior Dragons Den Regional Competition Thursday at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar.

Vanessa Ford and Josh Skinner won the College/University Division for an idea of caring for lonely students being away from home while attending college.

Both Ford and...

by Bob Hall on Monday Apr 23 2018

You don’t have to scratch too deep to figure out what fueled Wendy Tagami’s energy to teach Adult Basic Education (ABE) during a stellar 36-year career at Selkirk College.

“It wasn’t a job to me, it was a passion and chance to help people,” says Tagami, who retired from teaching in 2016. “I loved the students, they are the ones who made the job so easy. There were frustrating days and...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Apr 22 2018

The future has once again arrived at Selkirk College as the Class of 2018 prepares to embark on the next chapter of their lives.

More than 1,000 Selkirk College students from dozens of programs will step out of the classroom and into the workforce toting the education and skills needed to make a difference in the region and beyond. 

“I’m blown away by the level professionalism of...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Apr 19 2018

Educators in Kootenay Lake School District were given more tools to incorporate Aboriginal content into all subject areas in the classroom during a Professional Development workshop Monday at Redfish Elementary School.

The new curriculum is part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission federal initiative the provincial government is introducing into the education system....

by CBT on Tuesday Apr 17 2018

It was a novel approach — looking at a 36-kilometre stretch of northern Kootenay Lake as an opportunity, not a barrier, to the delivery of high-speed Internet.

Now, with an underwater fibre optic cable connecting Balfour, Kaslo and points in between, residents, businesses and local governments there and beyond can benefit from faster and more reliable Internet services.

The...

by Claire Paradis on Tuesday Apr 17 2018

Old buildings, unused pieces of land and tennis courts are being put up for sale by Kootenay Lake School District 8 (SD 8).

The District recently made the announcement there would be some property sold, including the Nelson School Board Office, two former Nelson schools and some pieces of land no longer used by SD 8.

The School District Office in Nelson currently houses the SD 8...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Sunday Apr 15 2018

Contemporary Music & Technology Program students are wrapping up their year at Selkirk College with a celebration. Students and instructors will perform together at Spiritbar on April 19 with all proceeds going to the Selkirk Student Food Bank.

Students are excited to celebrate and show off their hard work by giving people a memorable night filled with fantastic music. Student-based...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Apr 11 2018

A one-day conference at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus will bring employees, employers and service providers together to bust myths around employing people with disabilities as it supports a culture shift that benefits everyone.

On May 28, Selkirk College will host the Talent, Passion, Participation – Employment Conference to...

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