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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 Erin Perkins on Thursday Dec 06 2012

The Christina Lake Stewardship Society Watershed Management Annual Review gave lake residents an opportunity to celebrate a year of progressive accomplishments and great new projects to come.

Now into its seventh year, the annual review gives residents a chance to speak with environmental and government professionals about their concerns while keeping up to date on the projects to come...

by Erin Perkins on Thursday Dec 06 2012

More than 40 kids and their families had yet another enjoyable Christmas kick-off at the 12th annual Festive Family Story Time at the Grand Forks and District Public Library, Thursday Dec. 6.

The much loved event, co-sponsored by both the library and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, was another great success. The kids enjoyed the great story telling, live music, Christmas...

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Nov 28 2012

Boundary School District 51 is one of three districts the provincial government has recently awarded money to replace aging school buses.

Last week the government announced that SD 51 would get $540,523 to purchase four new Blue Bird buses.

Every year the school district submits a capital budget to the province which includes a proposed schedule to replace things like aging buses...

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Nov 21 2012

Kevin Argue, the present principal for Dr.D.A. Perley Elementary School, will be the new superintendent of schools for School District 51.

The Board of Education made the announcement today, Wednesday, November 21, after weeks of interviews and deliberation.

Even local Parent Advisory Council members, teachers and union...

by Erin Perkins on Thursday Nov 15 2012

The search for a new School District 51 superintendent is coming to an end.

This month the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by not only the Board of Education, but other community stakeholders as well, including Parent Advisory Council members, teachers and support staff. The community interviews are scheduled to take place November 19 followed by interviews with the Board of...

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 Thursday Nov 08 2012

Young and old from across the Boundary got jiggy with BC Metis Federation Cultural Ambassador Beverly Lambert during her visit here in late October. Lambert visited many of our local schools as part of the Aboriginal Education program where she demonstarted traditional jigging, Metis music and culture.

She was also a guest at the Aboriginal Family Support Friday Group held at the...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Nov 07 2012

Rossland’s Brenna Mackay was awarded the 2012 Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF) $6000 Doug Lock Scholarship at a fire station in Calgary on Oct. 30. The nationwide competition is open to children of firefighters, with special consideration given to children of firefighters who died in the line of duty...

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