BCGEU faculty agreements ratified under Shared Recovery Mandate

Five BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) faculty agreements reached at the common table under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate have been ratified by the board of the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA). These agreements cover nearly 950 BCGEU faculty members, most of whom teach vocational programs. The PSEA and the BCGEU tentatively settled the common agreement […]

Orange Shirt Day Design Places Focus on the Guardians

A safe and supportive future for Indigenous children was the creative fuel used for second-year student Payton Maffioli’s Orange Shirt Day design that will be worn across the Selkirk College region on September 30. The chosen design for 2023 features two bear pawprints, a smaller cub’s mark inside the mother’s protective imprint is surrounded by […]

Selkirk College Appeals to Community for Housing

The buzz of learning will return to all Selkirk College campuses across the region in September, with students focused on career-ready programs and putting together the building blocks of their educational pathways. To help make the academic year a success, the regional post-secondary is reaching out to the community to help with housing. The annual […]

Students connect to region through Columbia River Field School

“This experience meant so much to me. I enjoyed so much learning from the land, guest speakers, and leaders and being able to make my own connections. I will remember how much I learned, all the new places I saw, the amazing people I met, and how much my understanding of the area developed.” CRFS […]

Safety tips as children prepare to head back to school

As children return to school soon, ICBC (Insurance Corporation of BC) is sharing important tips for drivers, parents and caregivers to help children get a safe start to the school year. Every month in B.C., 30 children are injured in crashes while walking or riding their bike — in the Southern Interior two children walking […]

BC announces expanded graduate scholarship funding to support students

image by Javier Trueba, via UnsplashIncreased scholarship funding will support graduate students during their studies and prepare them for in-demand careers.  The Province is investing approximately $15 million in graduate scholarships over three years, adding $2,500 to each new graduate scholarship award. This funding will accelerate talent development and innovation, along with recruiting and retaining […]

Growing as Leaders -- while having a great time

Laughter, lively activities and moments of individual thought. At the 2023 Basin Youth Network Leadership Summit, these happened in abundance. The goal: to help youth absorb valuable life skills, plus express how they see the future of this region. Ninety youth from around the Basin attended the event, which took place in...

RCMP officers out on patrols on Christina Lake

The RCMP summer boat patrol program at Christina Lake is different then previous years, but still proving to be effective and popular. Grant Forks RCMP said that in the past, the local detachment was able to secure a Reserve Constable for the summer and have them work about 4 shifts a week, cruising around the lake and in the...

Rossland kids learn what keeps the City going

Rossland’s Public Works department put on an entertaining and educational day for Grade Four classes in Rossland on Thursday, June 15, and the kids loved it.  They had an opportunity to suggest names for the snowplow pictured above; they got to play with a heavy-duty leaf (and whatever else gets in its way) blower,...

Column: Affordable ways to avoid climate catastrophe

Cutting greenhouse gas emissions to keep the world from heating to catastrophic levels is entirely possible and would save money. Although emissions continue to rise, there’s still time to reverse course. Ways to slash them by more than half over the next seven years are readily available and cost-effective — and...

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