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by Contributor on Saturday Jun 30 2012

We would like to begin by expressing our most sincere thank you to everyone who participat-ed in the four district redesign public forums. The Board was seeking input on a middle school model concept for the Boundary that would see schools reconfigured to a K-5, 6-8 and a 9-12 model. We were fortunate to be able to be posing the question based on educational merit and not one of financial need...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Saturday Jun 30 2012

Teachers made it official Friday, although the results of the final vote were less than overwhelming.

The province's 40,000-plus members voted to ratify the agreement-in-committee reached on Tuesday, June 26 with the government’s bargaining agent, the BC Public School Employers’ Association.

In a province-wide vote conducted Wednesday to Friday (June 27–29), a total of 21,044...

by Erin Perkins on Thursday Jun 28 2012

After experiencing five years of positive results, School District 51, the provincial government and local aboriginal leaders signed a second aboriginal enhancement agreement during a special ceremony, Wednesday, June 27.

The first agreement, which was signed five years ago, was so successful that the school district saw an increase of 17.7 per cent (from 69 per cent in 2005-2006 to 86....

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 27 2012

“Sino-Canadian Selkirk College of Taiyuan Normal University”: this sign rests on the side of a building at Taiyuan Normal University (TNU) in Taiyuan, China.  The three-year English diploma program housed in this building represents a unique collaboration between TNU and Selkirk College in British Columbia.  

TNU develops and delivers the curriculum, which focuses on Applied English for...

by Erin Perkins on Thursday Jun 21 2012

More than 140 storm drains are just that much more important to Grand Forks now they have a symbolic yellow fish painted alongside them.

The yellow fish and the words “Rainwater Only” were painted by Grade 4 and 5 Hutton Elementary School students along with the help of their teacher, Amy Perry, on Wednesday, June 20.  The students spent the day stenciling the fish on to more than 30...

by Erin Perkins on Thursday Jun 21 2012

In a last hurrah before the end of the school year, 15 Grand Forks teachers took to Central Avenue in Grand Forks to continue their protest on Bill 22, Thursday, June 21.

After school, the group walked their homemade signs down Central Avenue from the union office across from the Aquatic Centre to the intersection in front of the Art Gallery protesting the government’s cuts to public...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Thursday Jun 21 2012

Shawn Morris of Nelson has accomplished a lot in his life.

Avid outdoorsman, soccer player and professional photographer are just a few of his accomplishments.

However, the Nelsonite saw his name in lights during the IABC/BC Bronze Quill Gala Tuesday in Vancouver.

The BA Professional Communication student was recognized as the Student Communicator of the Year, earning the...

by Boundary Sentinel on Wednesday Jun 20 2012

Science camps offering a fun, interactive learning environment with some basic electricity, chemistry, physics, and biology will be running this summer in Grand Forks and Christina Lake.

The three camps, running through Selkirk College, are for youth ages six - 12 years-of-age.  Camps are three days in duration with two taking place in Grand Forks and one at Christina Lake Welcome...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jun 20 2012

Interior Health is reminding residents to take extra precautions against mosquito bites this summer.  West Nile virus, a disease that is spread from infected birds to humans through mosquito bites, has been present in B.C. since 2009.

West Nile virus (WNv) was first detected in B.C. in the South Okanagan during the summer of 2009. To datethere have been three human cases of...

by Boundary Sentinel on Tuesday Jun 19 2012

Christina Lake parents made up a large part of the delegations before the School District 51 board of trustees meeting on Tuesday, June 12. They emphasized their displeasure at the proposed middle school plan that would drop enrollment at their elementary school by over 30 students. 

Along with some voices against the proposed changes, some of those present were not so convinced a...

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