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School administration staff shifting roles

School District 51 announce the appointment of Doug Lacey as the new Director of Learning effective July 1, 2013.   Lacey has been with School District 51 since 1996 and is currently the Principal of J.A. Hutton Elementary School and prior to that was the Principal of Christina Lake Elementary School. This announcement follows...

Performance reaches out to teens

ReachOut Psychosis will be touring high schools and middle schools in the Boundary to raise awareness about psychosis and mental illness. By identifying psychosis as a serious, but treatable medical condition of the brain this program works to help youth and their friends and teachers recognize it early and get effective help....

Human conditions: Socialism’s dream or the machinery of matter?

“Being determines consciousness, not consciousness, being.” “Philosophers have until now merely interpreted the world; the point is to change it.”                                                        - Charles Henry Marx “The crisis is not material, physical, or scientific, the crisis is spiritual.” “No one is transformed...

LETTER: A modest proposal for the BC Liberals, the Ministry of Education, and SD20

Dear madames/sirs, Nobody can deny that our government needs to focus on the citizens that count. We cannot continue to spend money on education, health care and social services while the population using those services are barely  paying into the tax base. Less than 3% of children and teens attending school earn an income,...

Making resolutions for 2013? Resolve to be safe

As the new year begins, so do thoughts of resolutions. While most resolutions involve vows to exercise more and adopt healthy eating habits, BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) has three suggestions for resolutions that can make the world a safer place for you, your family and your community. Learn CPR. BCAS attends 2,400 to 2,800 ...

2012 Kootenay Contraption Contest sets record for entries, solves looming energy crisis

How will we use less energy in the year 2050? That answer just became a little clearer courtesy the hopes, dreams, imagination and creativity of 143 Kootenay Boundary students. The annual Kootenay Contraption Contest put on by the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST), GLOWS (Growing Learning Opportunities ...

The true meaning of the school Christmas concert

I've covered many school Christmas concerts in my time as a reporter, but this year was something very special -- it was the first Christmas concert I've had my own child in. My little guy is in Kindergarten at Christina Lake Elementary School and boy was it fun to see the excitement a school concert brought to his little...

Grand Forks teachers return from middle school tour with great optimism

The nine teachers who went on the second trip to Betty Gilbert Middle School in Aldergrove, BC at the end of November had a positive impression of the middle school system. Two of the teachers attended the monthly school board meeting in Grand Forks on Tuesday, Dec. 11 to tell the board about their trip. The trip was the...

Christina Lake Stewardship Society’s annual meeting discusses future of weevils, logging, new riparian projects and the Kettle Valley Watershed Management Plan

The Christina Lake Stewardship Society Watershed Management Annual Review gave lake residents an opportunity to celebrate a year of progressive accomplishments and great new projects to come. Now into its seventh year, the annual review gives residents a chance to speak with environmental and government professionals about ...

Festive Family Story Time never fails to be fun

More than 40 kids and their families had yet another enjoyable Christmas kick-off at the 12th annual Festive Family Story Time at the Grand Forks and District Public Library, Thursday Dec. 6. The much loved event, co-sponsored by both the library and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy, was another great success. The...

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