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by Contributor on Monday Sep 10 2012

Are you a commercial cook with 1,000 hours of industry experience but no credentials?

Training makes all the difference in terms of employability, job security and earnings power. Nowhere is this more true than in the burgeoning area of commercial cooking. Currently, in B.C., thousands of trained cook positions are open at resorts, hotels, restaurants, nursing care homes, hospitals, and...

by Bill Metcalfe on Thursday Sep 06 2012

The Kokanee Visitor Centre has thrived under the management of the West Kootenay Ecosociety after having been shut down by the provincial government two years ago.

“We did it in traditional Kootenay style, making this work even if the government can’t,” says the Ecosociety’s Suzy Hamilton, reflecting on the past two summers of successful operation.

In 2011, B.C. Parks put the...

by Contributor on Thursday Aug 23 2012

This back-to-school season and BCAA (British Columbia Automobile Association reminds drivers to pay close attention to their surroundings when driving through areas where kids are likely to be present.

BCAA has also produced “Slow Down, Kids Playing” signs to help make roads safer for children across the province.

According to the BC Coroners Service,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 22 2012

Join the Kootenay Association for Science & Technology (KAST) and Raptor's Ridge Birds of Prey at this year's Grand Forks Fall Fair.

Have you ever wondered exactly what a ‘raptor’ is? Or what the difference is between birds and ‘birds of prey’? For an up-close and personal educational experience with these fascinating animals, visit the KAST booth at this
year’s Grand Forks...

by Erin Perkins on Monday Aug 20 2012

North Vancouver primary teacher Ian Cunliffe spent the past weekend running through the Boundary as part of his 22 Marathons Against Bill 22 campaign across B.C.

He is running the width of the province over 22 days as a public protest against Bill 22, which was recently introduced in the provincial legislature in response to the year-long labour dispute between the government and the B....

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 08 2012

Selkirk College has brought together three program areas that reflect different aspects of the arts.  The new School of the Arts includes Digital Arts and New Media, Contemporary Music and Technology, and Craft programming that was previously under Kootenay School of the Arts. Leadership for the School of the Arts will come from School Chair Jason Taylor, and Kate Pelletier, Dean of...

by Erin Perkins on Thursday Aug 02 2012

The Fructova School isn't just part of the past to Anne and Cecil Plotnikoff of Grand Forks. It is also part of the future for the generations of Doukhobor children to come.

The school, which was opened from 1929 to 1949, was meant to teach Doukhobor children how to speak, read and write English. What it does now his house the history of the entire region and enlighten others about the...

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Jul 25 2012

The Christina Lake Stewardship Society (CLSS) hopes their new home in the Christina Lake Welcome Centre on Highway 3 will enable them to continue their work educating the public about our natural surroundings and, in turn, help keep our environment healthy.

On Friday, July 20 the society held an open house to show off their new office and display area. Local politicians, residents and...

by Boundary Sentinel on Monday Jul 16 2012

The interpretive displays and invaluable monitoring of local watersheds the Christina Lake Stewardship Society does is now being done from a new home in the Christina Living Arts Centre.

The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the new interpretive gallery and office space on Friday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check out the displays, learn how to help our watershed and...

by Kyra Hoggan on Thursday Jul 05 2012

Meet little How-Cute-Am-I, a baby alpaca who was born in a vicious thunderstorm and still doesn't have a name of her own.

This baby's soon to become the best-adored face of our local exhibition society, which puts on the Bule Grass Jamborie as well as the Pass Creek Fall fair, not to mention hosting a variety of events at the exhibition grounds ranging from Relay for Life to dog agility...

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