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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...

by Erin Perkins on Monday Jun 18 2012

The 81 graduates of the Grand Forks Secondary School bid a fond farewell to their childhood and gazed excitedly into a promising future during the commencement ceremonies, Saturday, June 16.

The Grand Forks Arena was packed with family, friends and well wishers as the excited and dazzlingly dressed students paraded on to risers to receive their hard-earned diplomas.

The "mobile...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Sunday Jun 17 2012

The B.C. Labour Relations Board has ruled Friday that public teachers in the province do not need to participate in extracurricular activities as part of labour dispute with the government.

However, the B.C. Teachers Federation must instruct its members to participate in parent-teacher meetings and other school meetings.

In a release on the Labour Relations website the board said...

by ProPublica on Thursday Jun 14 2012

By Marian Wang in ProPublica.

A few months after he buried his son, Francisco Reynoso began getting notices in the mail. Then the debt collectors came calling.

"They would say, 'We don't care what happened with your son, you have to pay us,'" recalled Reynoso, a gardener from...

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