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by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Jan 05 2017

Surprisingly, two sides that have battled tooth and nail for more than a decade have reached an agreement to inject some life, and much needed funding, into the public school system.

The BC Teachers Federation has reached agreement with the BC Public School Employers' Association and government on an interim measure to immediately create more than 1,000 new teaching positions — 1,100...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Jan 04 2017

The longer we delay addressing environmental problems, the more difficult it will be to resolve them. Although we’ve known about climate change and its potential impacts for a long time, and we’re seeing those impacts worsen daily, our political representatives are still approving and promoting fossil fuel infrastructure as if we had all the time in the world to slow global warming.

by Contributor on Thursday Dec 22 2016

Yelena Churchill, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) Family Literacy Coordinator in the Boundary, mixes some pumpkin gnocchi dough during the CBAL Alphabet Soup pre-schooler and parent/caregiver literacy and cooking class this fall at Hutton Strong Start.

If you missed it in the fall, the popular Alphabet Soup program is returning this winter with an evening...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Tuesday Dec 13 2016

Delve into the world of graphic fiction as Selkirk College turns the spotlight on the genre in a course being offered this winter.

Once condemned as a dangerous force of moral degradation, comics and graphic novels have come to be recognized as important cultural texts.

“I’ve always been interested in popular culture as an expression of our deepest desires,” says Renée Jackson-...

by Dick Cannings MP on Thursday Dec 08 2016

NOW OPEN – EMPLOYER 2017 CANADA SUMMER JOBS APPLICATIONS

Ottawa, ON – Richard Cannings, MP – South Okanagan-West Kootenay - is pleased to announce that it is time for all not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with up to 50 employees to apply for funding from the Government of Canada.  The...

by Sara Golling on Wednesday Dec 07 2016

Thanks to the Seven Summits Centre for Learning (Seven Summits), Rossland still has Kindergarten to Grade 12  (K -12) education within its city limits.  When School District 20 decided to close Maclean Elementary School, sell that building and move its former students into the former Rossland Secondary School building, and bus Grade 10, 11 and 12 students down the hill to the...

by Sara Golling on Saturday Nov 26 2016

A reader has notified me of a disturbing incident.  It was just paper -- three pages of it -- tacked to a fence in downtown Rossland, but the reader reported that it was an attempt to spread hate in our Mountain Kingdom.  The targets were the usual ones that bigots love to hate:  "liberal,"  feminist, Jewish,  LGBTQ;  and the tone, said the reader, was "hateful, aggressive and belligerent."...

by Kyra Hoggan on Saturday Nov 26 2016

I would like to preface this by saying I have long been a vehement – almost rabid – supporter of the Blueberry Creek Community School Hub (BCCS). I lobbied hard, both personally and professionally, for SD 20 to sell the BCCS property to its non-profit society to keep the school in operation.

It is, thus, truly with a heavy heart that I guarantee that, until or unless the sitting board...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Wednesday Nov 23 2016

Building a healthy community takes initiative and Selkirk College is placing a high priority on the well-being of its student.

With the formalization of Healthy Campus Initiatives, Selkirk College is leading the way in supporting students outside the classroom recognizing that the learner brings with them their entire life circumstances, not simply a pen and paper.

With a solid...

by David Suzuki on Wednesday Nov 23 2016

The U.S. election was a chilling illustration of the atrocious state of public discourse. It doesn’t bode well for a country once admired for leadership in education and science.

As public relations expert and former David Suzuki Foundation board chair James Hoggan writes in I’m Right and You’re an Idiot,  “polluted public discourse is an enormous obstacle to change...

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