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by Crickets on Friday Jan 04 2013

Dear madames/sirs,

Nobody can deny that our government needs to focus on the citizens that count. We cannot continue to spend money on education, health care and social services while the population using those services are barely  paying into the tax base. Less than 3% of children and teens attending school earn an income, while the injured, sick and elderly lying about in hospitals...

by Contributor on Friday Jan 04 2013

As the new year begins, so do thoughts of resolutions. While most resolutions involve vows to exercise more and adopt healthy eating habits, BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) has three suggestions for resolutions that can make the world a safer place for you, your family and your community.

  • Learn CPR. BCAS attends 2,400 to 2,800 cardiac arrest calls each year. Only 12...
by KAST on Tuesday Jan 01 2013

How will we use less energy in the year 2050? That answer just became a little clearer courtesy the hopes, dreams, imagination and creativity of 143 Kootenay Boundary students.

The annual Kootenay Contraption Contest put on by the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), GLOWS (Growing Learning Opportunities With Science) program received a record number of entries in...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 11 2012

Things are looking up in the education system after B.C.'s Grade 4 students were graded the world's top readers at their grade level and had the highest average score in Canada, according to a just-released international report.

In 2011, 45 countries and nine Canadian provinces took part in the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), one of the world's most influential...

by Erin Perkins on Tuesday Dec 11 2012

The removal of mould found underneath the activity room at Hume Elementary School in Nelson should be done by mid to late December, said Jeff Jones, SD8 superintendent.

Mould was found in the 100 year-old building last spring when air quality concerns came forward from staff and parents.

When the school district staff investigated they discovered several possible sources. One was...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 09 2012

As more and more hikers, skiers and snowmobilers venture into the backcountry of B.C., it's important to remember to play safe and be prepared.

So the movers and shakers in the province urge backcountry enthusiasts to learn more about the necessary outdoor safety tools and techniques that could spare a life.

Outdoor adventurers can help themselves and others by being informed and...

by Contributor on Wednesday Nov 14 2012

More than 130 students, anti-bullying experts, and key stakeholders came together at Premier Christy Clark's ERASE Bullying Summit to identify key priorities and actions that will help school, communities and individuals work together to combat bullying.

"The summit brought together a wide range of participants who were in agreement: stopping bullying requires a culture change in our...

by Contributor on Tuesday Nov 13 2012

Imagine living in a community where you can walk or ride your bike safely, where the air is fresh and clean, and where healthy food and opportunities for physical activity are easily accessible and affordable for all. Through the Healthy Communities Initiative, Interior Health aims to make this vision a reality.                    

Residents in the Interior are not as healthy as they...

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Nov 07 2012

During a normal school day at Christina Lake Elementary, the quiet chatter of children reciting their multiplication tables, working on group projects and reading out loud filters out of the classrooms and into the halls.

Then a secret signal sounds. Not the usual fierce fire alarm, but something new. And within seconds the school falls silent, the doors are locked and the lights are...

by Contributor on Friday Nov 02 2012

Four finalists from Selkirk College went up against some of the region’s most innovative businesses at the recent Kootenay Association of Science and Technology (KAST) Spirit of Innovation Awards and one took home the Innovative Organization award at the end of the evening.

Held only every four years, the KAST Spirit of Innovation Awards set out to recognize the best science and...

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