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by The Fraser Institute on Monday May 15 2017

A greater number of secondary schools in British Columbia have experienced declines in performance than have improved over the past four years, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual B.C. secondary schools rankings released today.

“Our annual report card reveals how schools perform year over year, so parents can quickly see if there are problems that must be corrected,” said Peter...

by Bob Hall on Sunday May 14 2017

A group of ten Selkirk College students in the Integrated Environmental Planning Program (IEP) spent a week off-grid on the west coast studying the impacts of climate change on a delicate ecosystem.

Just prior to completing their two-year IEP diploma,students and their instructors traveled from Castlegar to Calvert Island on the central coast of British Columbia. As part of the...

by Castlegar Source on Sunday May 07 2017

Each student must be registered for busing in order to ride on a School District No. 20 school bus. All riders from kindergarten to Grade 12 need to be registered annually, prior to the May 31 deadline, in order to have a guaranteed seat on the bus.

You will still be able to register after the deadline, however, there is no guarantee of a seat if you register your child after the...

by Charles Jeanes on Wednesday May 03 2017

Humans. Love us. Hate us. Wonderful. Horrid.

In this column, I am not trying to change anyone’s mind, in contrast to my two-part column of April wherein I was attacking capitalism and hoping to make converts to my opinion. Capitalism is still much on my mind, but I am not going to continue to analyse its effects, merely observe them.

Here I am only...

by Rossland Telegraph on Wednesday May 03 2017

Anyone hiking or biking on trails in our region may have noticed that many of those trails are being hemmed in by certain plants: burdock with its nasty burrs later in the year, spotted knapweed, common tansy, hoary alyssum, policeman's helmet (AKA Himalayan balsam) -- even, in some places, Japanese knotweed -- and other invasive species.  Yes, all those (and many more) are...

by Bob Hall on Monday Apr 24 2017

A pair of locally raised Selkirk College students will represent the 50th graduating class as valedictorians at this year’s Graduation 2017 ceremony on the Castlegar Campus.

Charged with delivering the final addresses to their peers, Brenna Mackay and Clara Graves are outstanding students who have made the...

by Castlegar Source on Thursday Apr 13 2017

A fabulous Thai dinner AND the knowledge you’re pitching in for a good cause – that’s what New Life Assembly has in store for Castlegar on April 29 as they fundraise to send 18 youth to Thailand for humanitarian work.

The dinner, to be overseen by Dairy Queen owner Tim Kenna, will be gluten-free, and will include hot sweet-and-sour Thai salad, Thai red chicken curry, and sweet black...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 13 2017

One of Canada’s ski industry leaders will be honoured as a Distinguished Alumnus at the upcoming Selkirk College Graduation 2017 ceremony.

Steve Paccagnan graduated top of the class from Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations & Management Program (SROAM) in 1988 and for the last three decades has made a significant impact in outdoor recreation across North America. To recognize his...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Apr 12 2017

High school students in the region are invited to experience Selkirk College for a day at an annual event that serves up educational pathways with a taste of campus life.

Grade 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to Selkirk College on May 17 for Experience Selkirk Day which will feature workshops that help them explore college programs and define potential careers.

“This event...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Apr 12 2017

Every day, my inbox is littered with vitriol from two of BC's political parties, about each other.  They're each titled "press release" but I haven't been publishing them. Perhaps that's wrong-headed of me, but I don't want to encourage the negativity.

Why am I opposed to the nastiness?  Because I want voters to vote, and to cast their votes based on rational agreement or disagreement,...

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