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by CBT on Tuesday Jan 16 2018

Youth aged 14 to 18 from around the Columbia Basin are invited to apply to attend the Leadership Summit in Kimberley on May 4 to 6, 2018 where they will strengthen their abilities, learn about themselves and their communities, and have fun!

“An event like this is an exciting way to connect...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 15 2018

The challenges post-secondary students face as they work toward a desired education are varied and relative. Some hurdles are greater than others, but those who embark on a journey at Selkirk College have the option of seeking financial relief through bursaries that help ease the strain.

When she enroled in the Education Assistant & Community Support Worker Program (EACSW) on the...

by Sara Golling on Monday Jan 15 2018

Anyone who is paying any attention at all knows that plastic pollution is a huge problem for life on earth.  Plastic litter floods into rivers, washes into the sea, chokes beaches and wildlife, breaks down into micro-particles that pollute our waterways and our drinking water; it migrates into the ocean, where it either ensnares marine life or starves them or poisons them. And far too...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

Want to win cash for post secondary tuition?

Community Future’s Junior Dragons Den is inviting submissions for its fourth annual business pitch competition.

Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den,” students in Grades 7 to University will pitch their business idea to a panel of local judges, in front of a live theatre audience, for a chance to win up to $1,500.

“To...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Jan 07 2018

Selkirk College’s leadership team has welcomed two new vice presidents who are both relishing the opportunity to help guide the region’s post-secondary into the future.

Vice President of College Services Kerry Clarke and Vice President of Students & Advancement John Kincaid arrived to Selkirk College in November. The new additions help lead two-thirds of all departments at the...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Jan 04 2018

Reminiscing and reflecting on 50 inspiring years of post-secondary education at Selkirk College has resulted in a gift for future generations of learners.

Selkirk College officially wrapped up its golden anniversary celebrations in November at Gala 2017 where the 50th Anniversary Legacy Award reached the target of creating a $50,000 endowment for future scholarships and...

by Wayne Holmes on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since receiving his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Two of the region’s most well known voices have come together to bring to life the beauty of choral music in an otherworldly album titled breaTH.

In the works for five years, Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program instructor Don Macdonald and his wife Allison Girvan provide all the vocals on the 10-track album that transports the listener to a full choir...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Though MLAs have gone home for the holidays, the Legislature will soon ring once again with passionate voices as the British Columbia Youth Parliament (BCYP) prepares to hold its 89th session. From December 27 to 31, a group of 97 young people ages 16-21 from every corner of the province will gather in Victoria to debate legislation, address social issues, and learn parliamentary procedure,...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 19 2017

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the Kootenay Region. Hazardous winter conditions with snow accumulation of up to 40 cm in Trail and 30 cm in Castlegar are to be expected. The roads conditions this morning are fair, however if hazardous road conditions are expected before the end of the day, there is...

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