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by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2017

The Robson Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) has received the Al Lonneberg Fire Safety Public Education Award – an honour bestowed annually to the volunteer fire department that initiates the greatest effort in its community to fight fires pre-ignition.

The Department received the award on the weekend of April 28thwhen hundreds of firefighters from around the Province gathered in Grand...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 17 2017

Children are beautiful.  They embody our hopes for the future. Does that mean that girls and women should be forbidden access to sex education and family planning?  

Following the Women's March on Washington and supporting marches in thousands of centres internationally, women's rights and their health and well-being globally took a severe blow.

The new US...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Wednesday May 17 2017

Selkirk College now has a Sexual Violence Policy in place making a clear commitment to creating and maintaining a safe and respectful learning, working and living environment.

“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is of vital importance,” says Selkirk College President Angus Graeme. “This is an important step in letting everyone know that there is zero tolerance for...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday May 16 2017

Those over a certain age know that "Cliffhanger" is a 1993 action/suspense movie starring Sylvester Stallone, and as in all such entertainments, the big question is "will the good guys win?"  Well, of course.  The entertainment lies in watching how they do it (Gasp ― skinny ropes over terrifying chasms! Skinny ledges and slipping boots! Unrealistically but entertainingly skimpy clothing in a...

by Michele Skuce on Tuesday May 16 2017

Seven Summits Centre for Learning student Hannah Klemmensen, 17, will attend the United World College International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina starting next September for grades 12 and 13.

How does a girl from Rossland end up going to school in Bosnia? Hannah explains:  “I think I’m someone who’s always been active in the community, and...

by The Fraser Institute on Monday May 15 2017

A greater number of secondary schools in British Columbia have experienced declines in performance than have improved over the past four years, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual B.C. secondary schools rankings released today.

“Our annual report card reveals how schools perform year over year, so parents can quickly see if there are problems that must be corrected,” said Peter...

by Bob Hall on Sunday May 14 2017

A group of ten Selkirk College students in the Integrated Environmental Planning Program (IEP) spent a week off-grid on the west coast studying the impacts of climate change on a delicate ecosystem.

Just prior to completing their two-year IEP diploma,students and their instructors traveled from Castlegar to Calvert Island on the central coast of British Columbia. As part of the...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday May 07 2017

Each student must be registered for busing in order to ride on a School District No. 20 school bus. All riders from kindergarten to Grade 12 need to be registered annually, prior to the May 31 deadline, in order to have a guaranteed seat on the bus.

You will still be able to register after the deadline, however, there is no guarantee of a seat if you register your child after the...

by Contributor on Wednesday May 03 2017

The food on your plate here in the West Kootenay likely comes from all around the world, but globalized food systems leave us vulnerable to pressures beyond our control. Droughts and other breakdowns can hike food prices and limit supply. This situation has led communities across the country to strategize ways to make their regional food more secure.

How can we strengthen local food...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday May 03 2017

Humans. Love us. Hate us. Wonderful. Horrid.

In this column, I am not trying to change anyone’s mind, in contrast to my two-part column of April wherein I was attacking capitalism and hoping to make converts to my opinion. Capitalism is still much on my mind, but I am not going to continue to analyse its effects, merely observe them.

Here I am only...

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