Education

Rossland Reads: Debates, Voting and Prizes

Rossland Reads:  Debates, Voting and Prizes

Seven years ago, the board of the Rossland Public Library started what has come to be a well-loved annual event: Rossland Reads.

Taking its cue from CBC’s popular Canada Reads, Rossland Reads starts with four books defended by four passionate debaters but only one can be the final "Rossland Read", the book all Rosslanders should read.

Editorial Musing: New MSP Premiums for 2017

Editorial Musing:  New MSP Premiums for 2017

How much do you pay for BC Medical Services Plan (MSP)?  This year, if you're a single person who earned $21,900 (or so) last year ("adjusted net income"), you'll pay nothing  -- as long as you applied for Premium Assistance.

Rabies? Bats Are Safer Than Dogs -- But Be Careful.

Paige Erickson-McGee of Habitat Acquisition Trust.

 World Rabies Day:  Sept 28, 2016

Bats and Other Wild Things -- and Rabies

COLUMN: From the Hill - The High Cost of Getting a University Education

South Okanagan-West Kootenay NDP MLA Dick Cannings.

On May 5th, the Parliamentary Budget Officer released a report titled, Federal Spending on Postsecondary Education. One of its findings was that Canadian college and university students come from disproportionately wealthy families—about 60% of students are from families in the top 40% of income.

Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival

Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival

Wild Pacific salmon face an upstream battle for survival

The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics (Part One of Two)

The Small Mysteries of Transformation for Mind and Politics (Part One of Two)

A meditation on pasts, personal and historical:  Part I

By Charles Jeanes

This is the longest column (8,500 words!) I have ever offered. The topic warrants it, I believe. I like to think my preoccupations are not peculiar to me and there is something in this piece that provokes their own reflections in my readers.

Change and Influence

Selkirk College Celebrates 50th Birthday

One of the highlights of the Selkirk College Homecoming Weekend on the Castlegar Campus was the re-enactment of The Great Trek which first took place in January, 1967 when students moved from the temporary bunkhouse campus on the Celgar millsite to the brand new Castlegar Campus. For this past weekend’s trek, current students joined with members of that first class to carry in the flagpole and plant it in front of the campus. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Selkirk College marked 50 years of post-secondary education in the West Kootenay and Boundary region at its Homecoming Weekend in Castlegar.

Events throughout this past weekend included a Board of Governors & President’s Reception on Friday night, a Community Pancake Breakfast and re-enactment of The Great Trek on Saturday morning, and the Through the Decades Gala on Saturday night.

Selkirk College Welcomes Lieutenant Governor to Homecoming Weekend

The Honourable Judith Guichon (second from right), Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, visited the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus in May, 2015 where she met with members of the senior management team, toured the buildings and spoke with students.

The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, will be one of the special guests at the Selkirk College 50th Anniversary Homecoming Weekend celebration.

The representative of Her Majesty The Queen in British Columbia, The Lieutenant Governor will take part in the Through The Decades Gala which goes Saturday night at the Castlegar Campus.

Nuggets of History: A Walking Tour

Left to right:  Museum Director Joelle Hodgins, Museum President Libby Martin, Tourism Rossland's Executive Director Deanne Steven, and Stewart Spooner of the Kootenay Columbia Trails  Society.

Take a stroll along the Centennial Trail and Moe's Loop, and watch for new plaques posted along the way -- there are 16 altogether, with interesting nuggets of information (and the odd bit of entertaining misinformation, but you'll be able to tell the differece)  about Rossland's history.   One  favorite refers to the Rossland Miners Union being responsible for limiting the workday to eight hours, and doing away with "the 8-day workweek."

Walkers can view all the plaques in a 3-kilometer hike.

Editorial Rant: Speed, Mountain Biking, and Being Nice

Editorial Rant: Speed, Mountain Biking, and Being Nice

We Canadians are such nice people.  We don't look very hard for opportunities to sue other people, unlike our more litigious neighbours south of the border.  Here's an example from right here in the Greater Rossland area.  True story:

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