Striving for Local Change Amid Global Climate Crisis

Taking action at the local level that contributes to knowledge and results through climate-focused projects is at the heart of the fourth annual TEDxSelkirkCollege Countdown event that works to unite the planet in a proactive way. As part of a worldwide effort to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, this free event will […]

National Home Fire Safety Week

The holiday season is a time of joy, of family gatherings, and of celebrating. As we deck the halls light up our homes with decorations and fill it with the smells of the meals we’re sharing, it’s essential to be aware of the increased fire dangers that come with this time of year. National Home […]

Student Housing on Silver King Campus Nears Completion

The buzz of contractors working diligently on the finishing touches at the student housing project on the Silver King Campus is only matched by the buzz of anticipation for what the new units will be bring to Selkirk College learners. Scheduled to be complete and ready for move-in starting early 2024, the 35 units on […]

Kaslo FireSmart project creates impact among the younger crowd

What is the story you want to tell local youth about our community, wildfire resilience and climate change? That’s the question that Kenya Blouin was tasked with in her summer 2023 role as the Village of Kaslo’s Youth FireSmart Coordinator. “Youth will be the ones navigating our society through climate change,” she says. “The earlier […]

Career boost for local childcare staff

Shelley-Anne Jorgensen always dreamed of being a preschool teacher. Nurturing the development of young children with compassion and patience always appealed to her. But to achieve her goals, she’d need formal training, as educating children is more than just playtime and crafts. Jorgensen graduated from the College of New Caledonia’s Early Childhood Educator (ECE) program […]

ICBC, police say pedestrian safety a serious concern this fall as visibility worsens

The Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) and police are launching a pedestrian safety campaign in response to the sharp increase in pedestrian injuries and fatalities on the road at this time of year. ICBC said that nearly half (43%) of crashes involving pedestrians happen between October and January as visibility and weather worsen in B.C. […]

Celebrate bats during Halloween — BC Community Bat Program

As Halloween approaches, images of scary bats become commonplace. This is the perfect time of year to counter bat myths and do something to help bats, by taking part in International Bat Week (October 24-31). Bat Week is all about appreciating these amazing animals and their benefits, which in Canada centers around eating insects, and […]

Grant Thornton Boosts Support for Selkirk College Indigenous Students

Helping Indigenous learners achieve post-secondary ambitions at Selkirk College is the aim of a $5,000 donation by Castlegar’s Grant Thornton office. Presented at the beginning of the fall semester, the local office of the national professional services firm continued its ongoing support of the Selkirk College Foundation with fresh funds targeting support for Indigenous students […]

BCGEU faculty agreements ratified under Shared Recovery Mandate

Five BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) faculty agreements reached at the common table under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate have been ratified by the board of the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA). These agreements cover nearly 950 BCGEU faculty members, most of whom teach vocational programs. The PSEA and the BCGEU tentatively settled the common agreement […]

Orange Shirt Day Design Places Focus on the Guardians

A safe and supportive future for Indigenous children was the creative fuel used for second-year student Payton Maffioli’s Orange Shirt Day design that will be worn across the Selkirk College region on September 30. The chosen design for 2023 features two bear pawprints, a smaller cub’s mark inside the mother’s protective imprint is surrounded by […]

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