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by Contributor on Friday Apr 20 2012

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued by the B.C. Teachers' Federation

A decisive 73 per cent of teachers have voted in favour of a resistance strategy to oppose Bill 22, the controversial Education Improvement Act.  In a province-wide vote conducted April 17–19, a total of 21,625 teachers voted yes and 7,846 voted no.

BCTF President Susan Lambert...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 19 2012

On April 26, a group of Nelson youth participating in the Gender Action Project will perform live at the Mir Centre for Peace.  Rumours and Just a Friend, interactive forum theatre pieces about gender issues, are the result of a 10-week-long workshop series facilitated by the Nelson Women's Centre, and supported by SelfDesign High and the Columbia Basin Trust.  The scenes are...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 18 2012

This year’s annual juvenile white sturgeon release, hosted by the Upper Columbia White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative (UCWSRI), promises to be extra-special. The free public event will be opened by long-time sturgeon advocate, celebrated athlete, and Canada’s “Man in Motion,” Rick Hansen. The event, at Hugh Keenleyside Dam (south-west side) near Castlegar on Monday April 23rd, starts...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Apr 17 2012

Post-secondary students in Nelson now officially have a place to hang their hats after Selkirk College officially opened its Tenth Street Residence Monday morning.

“For many years, students at Selkirk College, in particular those attending programs in Nelson were challenged to find affordable housing," said Angus Graeme, President of Selkirk College.

“More recently the situation...

by Kyra Hoggan on Friday Apr 13 2012

“Our airport is better.”

“No, OUR airport is better.”

“You’re not closing OUR school.”

“Well, you’re sure not closing OURS. So there.”

Every time I try to imagine how dialogue between Castlegar and Trail must sound to ministry officials at both the provincial and federal levels, I can almost hear the banjos playing in the background.

It’s embarrassing....

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