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by Erin Perkins on Monday Oct 08 2012

A middle school at Perley Elementary School of Grade 6 to 8 students is still being considered for Grand Forks students, but not for Christina Lake or West Boundary students at this time, School District 51 School Board trustees, told parents at two forums this week.

This decision comes after a series of community forums held in the spring where parents from Christina Lake and the West...

by Miranda Holmes on Tuesday Oct 02 2012

It is estimated that over 22,000 women in Canada will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and nearly ten times as many in the United States. Almost a quarter of these people will die. Nobody knows why.

Yes, there are established risk factors, such as early commencement of menstruation, never breastfeeding a child, late onset of menopause, all of which increase a woman’s...

by Erin Perkins on Monday Oct 01 2012

The Boundary Museum Society has pulled two 40-foot long storage containers full of artifacts off The Land Conservancy of BC's (TLC) Hardy Mountain Doukhobor Village site due to the TLC’s financial woes.

The storage containers were removed last week and placed on concrete pads located on the Fructova site because the local museum board fears the financial scrutiny the TLC has been...

by Erin Perkins on Monday Oct 01 2012

The second annual Harvest Festival was a big hit with local families this weekend.

The event, which is hosted by Spencer Hill Orchard in Grand Forks, is a fundraiser and membership drive for the Kettle Valley Food Coop.

Families were treated to locally grown produce, fresh baked apple pies, a by-donation pick-your-own pumpkin patch, great music and fresh apple cider during the...

by Erin Perkins on Thursday Sep 27 2012

The School District 51 Board of Education will be presenting a report of their plans for re-designing the school district to include a middle school in the face of declining enrollement and reduced funding during two community forums next week.

The first District Re-Design Community Forum is set for the West Boundary region on Monday, Oct. 1 at Boundary Central School at 6:30 p....

by Erin Perkins on Wednesday Sep 26 2012

Tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 26 School District 51 is hosting a community forum about the future of graduation requirements in our province.

All community members are invited to join in the conversation, which starts at 7 p.m. in the Perley Elementary School gymnasium.

The BC Ministry of Education is seeking input from around the province about what our future graduates need to be...

by Erin Perkins on Monday Sep 24 2012

Beaverdell Elementary School's one teacher, Jennifer Eaton, will be getting some extra help.

Earlier this month, Eaton along with Parent Advisory Council president Michelle Kreitz told the School District 51 Board of Education that it was unacceptable to have Eaton working alone now the teaching assistant has been removed from the school due to budget cutbacks.

Last week the...

by Erin Perkins on Thursday Sep 13 2012

Several concerned parents and a teacher told the Boundary School District 51 trustees their staffing issues have got to change at Christina Lake Elementary and Beaverdell Elementary schools during a regular board of education meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Less than two weeks into the 2012-2013 school year and SD51 is facing unforeseen challenges with enrollment numbers.

While the...

by Contributor on Monday Sep 10 2012

Are you a commercial cook with 1,000 hours of industry experience but no credentials?

Training makes all the difference in terms of employability, job security and earnings power. Nowhere is this more true than in the burgeoning area of commercial cooking. Currently, in B.C., thousands of trained cook positions are open at resorts, hotels, restaurants, nursing care homes, hospitals, and...

by Bill Metcalfe on Thursday Sep 06 2012

The Kokanee Visitor Centre has thrived under the management of the West Kootenay Ecosociety after having been shut down by the provincial government two years ago.

“We did it in traditional Kootenay style, making this work even if the government can’t,” says the Ecosociety’s Suzy Hamilton, reflecting on the past two summers of successful operation.

In 2011, B.C. Parks put the...


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