Education

Calling all passionate and inspiring youth

Calling all passionate and inspiring youth

Calling all youth -- that is, those who will be  between the ages of  18 and 23 in late July of this year -- are you inspiring and visionary?  Are you passionate about creating postive social change?  Read on: if you make an exceptional presentation in a two-minute video, and fill in the required application form,  you could be chosen for an all-expense paid trip to Switzerland to gain the skills necessary to catalyze positive social change.  The application promo promises that those chosen will gain "a platform to engage

Take a Hike program hosts 'Moonlight Snowshoe' fundraising event

Take a Hike program hosts 'Moonlight Snowshoe' fundraising event

What better way to enjoy our beautiful Kootenay winter than an evening of guided snowshoeing under the moonlight with friends and family? The West Kootenay Take a Hike Program invites your participation in our first annual moonlight snowshoe event featuring excellent food, live music, a silent auction and prizes - all in support of a great cause!

Study at Selkirk College While Hitting the Slopes in World-renown West Kootenay

Bryanne Mcelroy is studying Business Administration at Selkirk College. The Alberta native chose to move to the West Kootenay to pursue her education because of the great recreation opportunities, including snowboarding, offered in the region. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Strive for success at Selkirk College while enjoying unforgettable college life.

That’s the goal of 21-year-old Calgary native Bryanne Mcelroy. She packed up her snowboard and moved to the West Kootenay, a new Selkirk College student wanting a strong education to support her goal of starting her own business while enjoying epic powder days in her off time.

“I always wanted to move to a mountain town and when I visited here, I realized this was it,” says Mcelroy. “The snow was so good, unreal, I loved it.”

Snowshoe by Moonlight at Red for a Good Cause

Snowshoe by Moonlight at Red for a Good Cause

What better way to enjoy our beautiful Kootenay winter than an evening of guided snowshoeing in bright moonlight with friends and family? The West Kootenay Take a Hike Program invites your participation in our  first annual moonlight snowshoe event featuring excellent food, live music, a silent auction and prizes - all in support of a great cause!

First step after BCTF's landmark court win sees Province provides $50 million to hire teachers

Hopefully the winner in Thursday's announcement will be the students in the classroom. — Photo courtesy BC Government website

Surprisingly, two sides that have battled tooth and nail for more than a decade have reached an agreement to inject some life, and much needed funding, into the public school system.

The BC Teachers Federation has reached agreement with the BC Public School Employers' Association and government on an interim measure to immediately create more than 1,000 new teaching positions — 1,100 according to the Liberal government — while discussions continue on full restoration of teachers' unconstitutionally stripped collective agreement language. 

COLUMN: What Scientists Said 25 Years Ago

One tiny sample of trash pollution: just one symptom.

The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

Philosophy Returning to Selkirk College

Dr. Jonathan Vanderhoek will teach Philosophy 101 at Selkirk, starting in January.

Students will have the opportunity to explore questions at the very heart of human existence as Philosophy 101 returns to the School of University Arts & Sciences at Selkirk College in January.

This intro-level philosophy course focuses on the nature of human reality. Students will discuss metaphysical issues such as self-identity, free will, and the relationship between the mind and the body. They will also examine issues in value theory including the nature of aesthetic judgment, the foundations of morality, and problems of social justice.

Drawn & Dangerous: Offering at Selkirk College Delves into Graphic Fiction

Renée Jackson-Harper will teach English 111: Drawn & Dangerous: Graphic Imaginations, in Nelson this winter. The course offered at Selkirk College’s Tenth Street Campus will take students deep into graphic fiction and examine what the genre says about popular culture. — Submitted photo

Delve into the world of graphic fiction as Selkirk College turns the spotlight on the genre in a course being offered this winter.

Once condemned as a dangerous force of moral degradation, comics and graphic novels have come to be recognized as important cultural texts.

SUMMER JOBS FOR STUDENTS

Member of Parliament Richard Cannings

NOW OPEN – EMPLOYER 2017 CANADA SUMMER JOBS APPLICATIONS

Ottawa, ON – Richard Cannings, MP – South Okanagan-West Kootenay - is pleased to announce that it is time for all not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with up to 50 employees to apply for funding from the Government of Canada.  The application period for the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program begins on December 7, 2016 to January 20, 2017.

Editorial: Seven Summits Centre For Learning is now partnered with SD 71; how is that working?

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Thanks to the Seven Summits Centre for Learning (Seven Summits), Rossland still has Kindergarten to Grade 12  (K -12) education within its city limits.  When School District 20 decided to close Maclean Elementary School, sell that building and move its former students into the former Rossland Secondary School building, and bus Grade 10, 11 and 12 students down the hill to the brand-new J.L Crowe Secondary School, a group of Rosslanders dedicated to maintaining K - 12 education within Rossland got busy. Very busy.  And so Seven Summits was born.

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