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by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 26 2018

There are always two sides to every story.

Tuesday, at Selkirk College Campus in Castlegar, the students have planned a presentation for the Board of Governors to freeze tuition fee rates for the coming year.

“Tuition fees and student debt are at an all-time high in British Columbia,” said a Selkirk College Students’ Union press release Sunday.

“Students are signing a...

by Contributor on Sunday Feb 25 2018

Canada is home to 25 per cent of the world’s wetlands, which are important for the health of Canada and the health of our planet. In British Columbia, we see proof all around us. From valley-bottom lands in the Okanagan and Kootenays, to our coastal estuaries from the Lower Mainland to Haida Gwaii, these are crucial ecosystems for plants and animals, as well as for human health and community...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Feb 19 2018

A J.V. Humphries student from Kaslo is $100,000 richer after being selected as a recipient of a Loran Scholarship.

Grade 12 student, Jesalyn Tremblay is one of 34 winners of the award in Canada to be used for undergraduate studies.

“At the exact moment I found out, I was...

by Kirsten Hildebrand on Thursday Feb 08 2018

Local employers are teaming up with Selkirk College for the annual Career and Education Fair.

People eager to find employment, students wanting to chart a course for future education and employment counsellors seeking up-to-date career information find this free annual event beneficial.

“Selkirk College is committed to providing pathways to meaningful employment,” says Selkirk...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Feb 08 2018

Students in Selkirk College’s Nursing Program find inspiration and motivation in the chill of a West Kootenay winter.

Coldest Night of the Year is Canada’s national walk for homelessness that raises money and awareness for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth. Since 2011, Coldest Night events have raised more than $16.5 million across Canada.

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by Bob Hall on Tuesday Feb 06 2018

Ahead of the 2018 RoboGames, Selkirk College is providing training to adults in the region so they can support youth eager to participate in the growing phenomenon.

On Feb. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Midas Fab Lab in Trail, learn robotics basics from Brad Pommen, the Nelson Tech Club founder who enthusiastically brought RoboGames to the Kootenay Boundary starting in 2010....

by Bob Hall on Thursday Jan 25 2018

When Emmett Deuling received confirmation of acceptance into the Selkirk College Nursing Program, there was elation knowing he was moving closer to his dream of a career in health care. The next emotion Deuling felt was anxiety, knowing that four years of education was going to be a costly venture.

Throwing himself into student life on the Castlegar Campus during a challenging first...

by Contributor on Sunday Jan 21 2018

Youth will soon be travelling by dog sled, helping species like turtles and eels and having a whale of a time with the Canadian Conservation Corps, a new service program funded by the Government of Canada as part of the Canada Service Corps.

“Thanks to the federal government these youth aged 18-30 will be able to spend nine months learning from conservation and education specialists,...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 15 2018

The challenges post-secondary students face as they work toward a desired education are varied and relative. Some hurdles are greater than others, but those who embark on a journey at Selkirk College have the option of seeking financial relief through bursaries that help ease the strain.

When she enroled in the Education Assistant & Community Support Worker Program (EACSW) on the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

Want to win cash for post secondary tuition?

Community Future’s Junior Dragons Den is inviting submissions for its fourth annual business pitch competition.

Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den,” students in Grades 7 to University will pitch their business idea to a panel of local judges, in front of a live theatre audience, for a chance to win up to $1,500.

“To...

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