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by Bob Hall on Sunday Nov 05 2017

CASTLEGAR – Celgar’s effort to make challenging rural roadways more safe for pedestrians and drivers has received an enthusiastic response from the Castlegar community.

The local industry leader launched the BE SEEN campaign in October and Selkirk College was quick to jump onboard with several other community groups and businesses. The campaign involves the distribution of 5,000...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

Tours of the school's new premises, cake, a slide-show of  "before and after" the renovations,  some information on the building's history, short speeches, a ribbon-cutting and an award presentation; Rossland's own community-generated school invites  everyone to join the celebrations at  7:00 pm on November 8, 2017.

The landmark St. Andrews...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Oct 24 2017

A dozen Selkirk College students focused on the future of health care in rural British Columbia have received financial support from the medical community they hope to join one day.

Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program recently welcomed its fourth cohort of students who are starting their post-secondary journey in the...

by Bob Hall on Friday Oct 20 2017

The West Kootenay may be half a world away from Cambodia, but for Selkirk College Instructor Sarah Youngblutt the troubled Asian nation never escapes her thoughts.

For most of the year, Youngblutt can be found at Selkirk College’s Trail Campus helping inspire learners seeking a second chance through the Academic Upgrading Program. Outside the Selkirk...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Thursday Oct 19 2017

Selkirk College and Spokane’s Eastern Washington University (EWU) are uniting writers of the regions in an upcoming symposium taking place in Nelson.

A Stone’s Throw Writing Symposium invites local writers to sign up for workshops lead by EWU Creative Writing Masters of Fine Arts students taking place on November 4. The afternoon of creative exploration will be followed by an evening...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 18 2017

The forest air was crisp and intoxicatingly pure (except for the cloud of sausage-scented smoke rising from the barbeque) as outdoorsy people from local communities gathered around the new Booty's Cabin to  celebrate it, and the Rossland Range Recreation Site ― that made it (and the other day-use shelters) legally possible. Booty's is so new it isn't even quite finished yet, though it now has...

by Rossland Telegraph on Tuesday Oct 17 2017

Would Rossland be vulnerable to the wildfire losses experienced elsewhere in BC over the summer of 2017 in the event of a nearby wildfire? Or could FireSmart measures provide protection? Don Mortimer, Rossland resident and consultant with FireSmart Canada, thinks preventive measures can provide significant protection.

Residents in Rossland's Iron Colt neighbourhood are tackling wildfire...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 05 2017

The Selkirk College Students’ Union has launched a manual for students’ union organisers. The Fundamentals of Students’ Unionism provides student activists and organisers a framework to understand students’ unionism and the student movement.

“Students are more in debt now than ever in the history...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Oct 05 2017

One of the nation’s most ardent climate change activists will visit the West Kootenay as part of the Selkirk College Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series.

Canadian documentary filmmaker and former journalist Avi Lewis appears at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre on Friday, October 13 where he will speak about climate justice and the critical need for immediate action.

“Avi Lewis is a very...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Oct 04 2017

Four outstanding Selkirk College educational leaders have been recognized by their peers for inspiring students through enthusiasm, knowledge and skills in the classroom.

The annual Selkirk College Faculty Association Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) is honouring Leslie Comrie, Takaia Larsen, James Nicol and Tiffany Snauwaert as recipients of its 2016/2017 awards....

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