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by Contributor on Monday Dec 10 2018

By Michael Jessen, The BC Lung Association

The JUUL has invaded the school.

A wildly popular vaping device, the JUUL has become the go-to e-cigarette for school-age young people.

This despite the claim on the JUUL manufacturer’s Canadian website that “JUUL products are intended for adult smokers who want to switch from combustible cigarettes.”...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Dec 02 2018

Two dozen students who embarked on their post-secondary journey at Selkirk College and are continuing towards completion of a degree have received $120,000 from the Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society.

A total of 24 Selkirk College alumni were awarded a $5,000 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship that is available to undergraduate students who have completed at least one...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Nov 28 2018

A new splash of colour and creativity at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus is places focus on what it means to have a healthy campus experience.

Over the summer, School of Health & Human Services instructor Matty Hillman pulled together five students for a mural and research project that explored both individual health and campus health. The final result is a new installation in...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace and the Nelson Police Department’s Restorative Justice Program will welcome author and advocate Shannon Moroney to the West Kootenay in late-November to discuss her personal story of violence, grief and ultimately forgiveness.

Moroney was a high school guidance counsellor in 2005 when violence tore her life apart. Her husband was arrested after...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Wednesday Nov 14 2018

It has never been easier to start at Selkirk College with an event called Admission on the Spot that aims to help soon-to-be students with the application process.

In three events hosted on November 20 in Castlegar, November 21 in Nelson and November 22 in Trail, those with their sights set on post-secondary will be able to have their application processed on the spot and be...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Nov 08 2018

Students in the Peace & Justice Studies Program at Selkirk College are inviting the public to an exploration into the importance of nonviolent resistance.

One of the regional college’s most unique programs, the two-year Peace & Justice Studies Program allows learners to delve into building cultures of peace through interdisciplinary study and conflict analysis. The program...

by Rossland Telegraph on Monday Oct 29 2018

Rossland’s Laura Jackman is one of the educators who took home awards from the 2018 Canadian Environmental Education Conference.

Jackman is described as “a fearless guide in environmental education in School District 20. She has created and implemented a now community-wide, weeklong Bio Blitz, a celebration of environmental education and action that brings together...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 29 2018

Beekeepers around the province have another opportunity to apply for BeeBC funding to help with projects in their communities to support the health of bees in British Columbia.

“The BeeBC program is making it possible for our beekeepers to develop new and innovative ways to help our honey bees,” said Lana Popham, Minister of Agriculture. “A healthy population of honey bees and native...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday Oct 24 2018

Bats – the kind that live in our area – are voracious insectivores.  As dusk settles in, the bats emerge and begin eating insects.  An ordinary brown bat, according to the website “Wildlife Education and Directory of Wildlife Experts,”  can eat up to 1,200 insects per hour – and up to 100% of its body weight in insects in one night...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Oct 17 2018

It’s time to revisit the topic of corporal punishment of children: spanking, swatting, or otherwise hitting a child as punishment or “correction.”  Is it ever acceptable?  There are so many different views, but now we have some new research evidence favouring the totally non-violent approach to child-rearing.  

On March 5 of 2015, I published an...


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