Wildsight Education program recognized with national award

Wildsight’s EcoStewards program is the inaugural recipient of Wildlife Habitat Canada’s Diane Griffin Award. EcoStewards encourages students to learn about local ecosystems and undertake projects in their wild backyards. Wildsight educators guide students on an immersive learning journey through multiple in-class sessions, culminating in a community action project. We were humbled and grateful that this […]

Kootenay Entrepreneurship and Simulation Showdown Event

Kootenay Entrepreneurship and Simulation Showdown Event The Kootenay Entrepreneurship Program (KEP), a collaborative program offered by College of the Rockies, Selkirk College, and Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), is thrilled to announce the upcoming Startup Showdown, a dynamic business simulation competition set to take place on February 3rd and 4th, 2024. The two-day […]

Kootenay Lake Teacher Wins Prime Minister’s Award

School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Teacher Sean Marechal has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. Marechal teaches Grade 9 and 10 students in the Valhalla Wilderness Program at W.E. Graham School in the Village of Slocan. “I can’t think of a teacher more deserving of this recognition than Sean. His dedication and passion for building […]

Column: Entropy -- a city and a civilization

‘ “To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich. To study hard, to think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars, birds, babes, and sages with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, to do all […]

Trust for LIBERALS or NDP

One of your readers stated that the Liberals couldn't be trusted and gave several examples. On balance can we trust the NDP? Lets look at them over their last tenure in office and forward. Eight consecutive deficit budgets with 3 credit rating downgrades. 8 leaders including an interim leader and a palace revolt. Shades of ...

Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez IV Will Not End: Just Here To Get Show

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez have talked a big game over the past few months. Each one has insisted that, because of a mutual distrust for judges and how bouts are scored, they will aim to knock the other out this Saturday. It’s not going to happen. We’ve seen Pacquiao and Marquez do battle for 36 rounds. We’ve seen...

Being First Nations and living here in the Boundry area

When I first seen this place my heart was drawn by the wonderment of the natural world that seems abundent in these parts.To my amazment I found that there is no real cultural base for first nation people here that have any ties to the original peoples who have lived in this area since time and memorial..The only "natives" ...