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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...

by Andrew Bennett on Wednesday Nov 07 2012

Its ancestors were decision-making tools for management consultants, but now ThoughtStream has evolved into a broadly applicable, collaborative software that groups of any size can use to merge many people's ideas to answer difficult questions, identify priorities, and more—all using technology that's as simple as email...

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Nov 07 2012

The Boundary School District 51 Board of Education voted unanimously to postponing their decision and the possible implementation of the middle school at Perley Elementary School during their regular board meeting, Tuesday, November 6.

They will be making the decision to start a middle school in Grand Forks at their regular February 2013 board meeting but won’t implement the changes any...

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Nov 07 2012

During a normal school day at Christina Lake Elementary, the quiet chatter of children reciting their multiplication tables, working on group projects and reading out loud filters out of the classrooms and into the halls.

Then a secret signal sounds. Not the usual fierce fire alarm, but something new. And within seconds the school falls silent, the doors are locked and the lights are...

by Contributor on Friday Nov 02 2012

Four finalists from Selkirk College went up against some of the region’s most innovative businesses at the recent Kootenay Association of Science and Technology (KAST) Spirit of Innovation Awards and one took home the Innovative Organization award at the end of the evening.

Held only every four years, the KAST Spirit of Innovation Awards set out to recognize the best science and...

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