Education

Open house on rural education coming soon to Trail

Open house on rural education coming soon to Trail

Trail area families are being encouraged to attend an open house on Feb. 24 to share their ideas on how to transform rural education in British Columbia.

Conservation friendly agriculture can have a positive impact on nature

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) understands the importance of working with agricultural communities.

On the occasion of Canada’s Agriculture Day, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is underscoring the importance of working with agricultural communities to help conserve lands and waters of high conservation value across the country.

The not-for-profit charitable organization has established relationships with farmers and ranchers in different parts of Canada to help maintain, and in some cases improve, the health of working landscapes.

Gas leak forces closure of Fruitvale Elementary School

Gas leak forces closure of Fruitvale Elementary School

This morning was kicked off with some angst and upset for Fruitvale Elementary School staff, administration, students and parents after a problem with the school's natural gas regulators forced the closure of the school.

School District 20 Superintendent Bill Ford said school administration had been in contact with Fortis over the issue for the past couple of weeks, as a gas odour would intermittently be noticeable throughout the school.

WANTED: Local scientists to inspire children

Scientists from all disciplines will get the opportunity to share their passion with children of all ages.

Science World’s Scientists and Innovators in the Schools (SIS) program gets kids excited about science and technology through school visits from local science professionals. To better serve communities in the Kootenay region, we are holding a communication training workshop in Castlegar, for science professionals interested in finding out more about this program. The workshop will take place on Feb. 23, at the Selkirk College, between 5 and 7:30 p.m. The workshop is free, but registration is required.

WorkBC's Find Your Fit to showcase B.C.'s in-demand jobs in Castlegar

WorkBC's Find Your Fit to showcase B.C.'s in-demand jobs in Castlegar

Young people of Castlegar will have an opportunity to learn the skills they will need for tomorrow's in-demand occupations.

WorkBC's Find Your Fit tour will be making its next stop at the Stanley Humphries school, Feb. 16.

A hot time at the Seniors' Hall -- about what seniors need, and about new charges for paper bills

Mayor Kathy Moore introduced consultant Sandi McCreight to a crowded meeting at the Seniors' Hall.

Consultant Sandi McCreight is gathering information from senior citizens in Rossland and other Lower Columbia communities, to find out what seniors need here that isn't already available.  She has been circulating questionnaires that seniors can pick up and drop off at City Hall, or at Alpine Drug Mart.

Memoirs of a Hiroshima Survivor: Author Reading

Sachi Komura Rummel

The horror of the bombing of Hiroshima cannot be conveyed by mere figures.  Sachi Komura Rummel has written a book about her life as a survivor of that atomic bomb strike, hoping to convince people that nuclear weapons must never be used.  Her book, "Hiroshima: Memoirs of a Survivor"  was first published in 2015. 

Journalist and Author Amy Goodman Coming to Selkirk College Mir Lecture Series

Democracy Now host Amy Goodman will be speaking at the Mir Centre for Peace Lecture series on April 8 at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar. Tickets go on sale February 1.

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture series welcomes award winning alternative investigative journalist Amy Goodman to Castlegar this spring.

Goodman is the host of Democracy Now, an independent global news program. She’s authored six books and won numerous awards for her work including the Gandhi Peace Award for her contribution to the promotion of international peace.

“Media can be the greatest force for peace on Earth,” Goodman has said.

Girls Fly Too -- The Sky's NO Limit!

Girls Fly Too -- The Sky's NO Limit!

After hundreds of thousands of women in different countries have so recently marched for social justice, for equal opportunities and fair treatment for  women -- and everyone else -- it seems timely to publicize the initiative designed to encourage women and girls to learn to fly, or even to become astronauts, if they're interested. 

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