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by Erin Perkins on Monday Apr 30 2012

Grant Lawrence, author of the award-winning book Adventures in Solitude: What Not to Wear to a Nude Potluck and other stories from Desolation Sound, read to an engaged audience of more than 50 CBC fans, avid readers and coastal travellers during his appearance at the Grand Forks and District Public Library, Tuesday, April 24.

Lawrence's work as a CBC host for Radio 3 and Radio 1...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 30 2012

A tradition has been established at Selkirk College. Each year, on the evening prior to the annual graduation ceremony, the Board of Governors gathers to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in various walks of life.

The recipients of these Board Awards are in very good company with past award winners including such distinguished individuals as ex-MLA Corky Evans,...

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Apr 25 2012

Graduation ceremonies in both Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) and Boundary Central Secondary School (BCSS) will go on as planned, despite the teachers's withdrawal of extracurricular activities, said School District 51 superintendent Michael Strukoff.

After the B.C. Teachers's Federation announced that as of Monday, April 23 teachers would not be volunteering their time for...

by Global Voices on Wednesday Apr 25 2012

Coco Solo was once a United States Navy submarine base on the Panama Canal Zone, near Colón, Panama. Today, Coco Solo is the home of some of the poorest, most marginalized Panamanians.

In 2008,...

by Alex Atamanenko on Tuesday Apr 24 2012

The Canada Learning Bond provides money from the Government to help you start saving early for your child’s education after high school.

Your child could get $500 NOW to help you start saving early for your child’s education after high school, and an extra $100 each year up to age 15. That’s up to $2,000 (plus interest) in bonds for your child’s post-secondary education.

All you...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 23 2012

Selkirk College held its graduation ceremonies last week and extends congratulations to all its new alumni.

by Erin Perkins on Monday Apr 23 2012

Teacher involvement in graduation plans, spring concerts and team sports will come to an end this week.

Teachers took a province-wide vote late last week about the new B.C. Teachers's Federation's (BCTF) nine point resistance strategy for Bill 22. The province's 41,000 teachers voted 73 per cent in favour of the yet-to-be revealed strategy and officially began their plan of action...

by Contributor on Friday Apr 20 2012

Ed Note: The following is a press release issued by the B.C. Teachers' Federation

A decisive 73 per cent of teachers have voted in favour of a resistance strategy to oppose Bill 22, the controversial Education Improvement Act.  In a province-wide vote conducted April 17–19, a total of 21,625 teachers voted yes and 7,846 voted no.

BCTF President Susan Lambert...

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Apr 18 2012

The School District 51 Board of Education managed to balance a budget, which began with a $600,732 shortfall.

On Thursday, April 12 the school board held a public finance meeting to discuss the budget's inner workings but only one member of the public showed up.

This year the district had to find a way to make up for a projected $600,732 shortfall to balance the budget. The...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 18 2012

This year’s annual juvenile white sturgeon release, hosted by the Upper Columbia White Sturgeon Recovery Initiative (UCWSRI), promises to be extra-special. The free public event will be opened by long-time sturgeon advocate, celebrated athlete, and Canada’s “Man in Motion,” Rick Hansen. The event, at Hugh Keenleyside Dam (south-west side) near Castlegar on Monday April 23rd, starts...

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