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by Contributor on Saturday Sep 29 2012

Columbia Basin groups wishing to help maintain or enhance environmental conditions in and around their communities are invited to submit project ideas to the Environmental Initiatives Program (EIP) of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). Over the past 11 years, the program has provided over $5 million in funding for environmental conservation, restoration, stewardship and education projects across the...

by Nicola Kuhn on Wednesday Sep 26 2012

Personally, I believe this system is a good thing, especially for grade 12s. In a year we will be adults and will be forced to take our lives into our own hands and motivate ourselves, because nobody else will care. With the old system, we would be completely unprepared for life outside of high school, relying on teachers and parents to tell us what to do and when to do it.

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by Kyra Hoggan on Tuesday Sep 25 2012

Students at Stanley Humphreys Secondary School were briefly evacuated this morning after a fire in a washroom garbage can set off the school's alarms.

Fire Chief Gerry Rempel said he got that call at 11:54 a.m., and by the time he spoke to The Source at 12:21 p.m., students had been allowed back in the school.

"They (school staff) did a fine job of evacuating the...

by Adrian Barnes on Monday Sep 24 2012

Next Monday, October 1, School District 20 (SD 20) will be hosting a community forum at the Castlegar Community Complex facilitated by Andy Leathwood, the Director of Instruction for SD 8.

According to the organizers, "students, parents, educators, employers, post-secondary partners, civic leaders and others are invited to join in a conversation that will help inform the development of...

by Andrew Bennett on Thursday Sep 13 2012

After a solid volunteer effort—from planning and design, to fundraising and construction—the RSS playground is finished and bringing joy to the young and young-at-heart.

The process began back in October 2011 when the playground subcommittee was put together with representatives from the PACs (Parent Advisory Councils) of all three Rossland Schools—RSS, MacLean, and École des Septs-...
by Adrian Barnes on Tuesday Sep 11 2012

Interested in dreams and how to make them come true? If so, Heather Knox and Greg Kemp co-founders of Project Somos have a tale to tell you this coming Saturday at Cafe Books West. Their mission is to build a better future for vulnerable children in Guatemala by creating a safe place of vulnerable children to grow and learn....

by Contributor on Monday Sep 10 2012

Are you a commercial cook with 1,000 hours of industry experience but no credentials?

Training makes all the difference in terms of employability, job security and earnings power. Nowhere is this more true than in the burgeoning area of commercial cooking. Currently, in B.C., thousands of trained cook positions are open at resorts, hotels, restaurants, nursing care homes, hospitals, and...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 23 2012

This back-to-school season and BCAA (British Columbia Automobile Association reminds drivers to pay close attention to their surroundings when driving through areas where kids are likely to be present.

BCAA has also produced “Slow Down, Kids Playing” signs to help make roads safer for children across the province.

According to the BC Coroners Service,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 08 2012

Selkirk College has brought together three program areas that reflect different aspects of the arts.  The new School of the Arts includes Digital Arts and New Media, Contemporary Music and Technology, and Craft programming that was previously under Kootenay School of the Arts. Leadership for the School of the Arts will come from School Chair Jason Taylor, and Kate Pelletier, Dean of...

by Andrew Bennett on Thursday Jul 26 2012

The quadrennial Spirit of Innovation Awards are on again and KAST—the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology, the award organizers—want nominations for individuals, organizations, and businesses whose hard work exemplifies West Kootenay innovation and...

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