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by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Apr 03 2013

Foodtree Permaculture Education and the Castlegar Public Library are teaming up to help you get the garden of your dreams this season with Castlegar Seed Swap this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Find new plant varieties you can grow for the first time! Maybe you’ve been seeking perfect plants to fill those empty spots in your rich garden canvas?,” said a press release issued for the...

by Kyra Hoggan on Monday Mar 18 2013

How is a college student going to help you, personally, determine the course of your community's future?

Be at the Community Forum beside City Hall this Thursday (March 21) at 5 p.m. to see for yourself as 12 Selkirk students roll their sleeves up with community members to create action plans for implementing the city's Official Community Plan (OCP).

City planning technician...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 19 2013

The BC Jobs Start Here job fair will be in Castlegar at Selkirk College on Thursday to connect job seekers with employers and share information on job opportunities, career trends, skills training and more.

Exhibitors at the fair will include employers from a variety of sectors, post-secondary institutions, industry associations, training authorities, as well as the interactive BC Jobs...

by Contributor on Monday Feb 18 2013

It’s Winter Wonder time! Primary students all over the snowy Columbia Basin are learning about how plants and animals adapt to winter.

Kids take a magical journey to discover the natural world in winter through these walking field trips, which occur in and around their schoolyards and neighbourhoods. Exploring snow crystals and their formation, students become detectives, with...

by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Feb 13 2013

Superintendent of School Division 20 (SD 20) Greg Luterbach, has released a statement regarding the untimely death of a teacher yesterday morning at Twin Rivers Elementary.

"We suffered a tragedy at Twin Rivers Elementary School Tuesday.  Brian Rigby, a teacher in our district since the mid-'90s, died suddenly and unexpectedly.

"In addition to our grief over the loss of this...

by Contributor on Tuesday Feb 12 2013

In the public presentation given to the citizens of Rossland on January 15th by the board and staff of SD20, superintendent Greg Luterbach showed several slides with enrolment projections to 2029/30. These are numbers every parent in the south end of SD20 should be aware of, and yet most
haven’t seen them.

For years, the board has lamented the fact that our district is in a...

by Andrew Davidoff on Tuesday Feb 12 2013

In light of the current fiscal crisis and resultant school closures and reconfigurations being contemplated by our Board of Education to balance its budget we believe it is appropriate to revisit some of Murray Dobbin’s thoughts in his article about School Closures and the “Cult of Efficiency” written in 2008 when he was the acting editor of Teacher newsmagazine:

“The closure...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 07 2013

The Law Foundation Cup, the official High School Provincial Championship of The Debate and Speech Association of British Columbia (DSABC), will be hosted here in Trail at J.L. Crowe High School and St. Michael’s Catholic Elementary School March 1

-2. Debate teams from high schools all over the province will be deliberating prepared and impromptu topics. Novice, Junior and Senior teams...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Jan 18 2013

Local representatives are saying they’re surprised and gratified that as many as 200 people attended a meeting last night to discuss School District 20 (SD 20) budget cuts and the possible closure of Castlegar Primary School (serving Kindergarten to Grade 2 students).

Castlegar SD 20 trustee Jo-Ann Bursey said the meeting went late as well, until almost 10:30 p.m., as residents offered...

by Katrine Conroy on Friday Jan 18 2013

I have read, watched and listened with interest the continuing discussions about education in this area. I have seen passionate and articulate citizens working together to find solutions and generating new ideas to support education in their communities.

School board trustees have worked tirelessly under very difficult circumstances to try and find options and funding. School District...

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