Selkirk College Presents Renowned Environmental Activist Tzeporah Berman

From behind the bullhorn at one of Canada’s largest acts of civil disobedience to working diligently behind the scenes with the leaders of the nation’s fossil fuel industry, environmental activist Tzeporah Berman has spent three decades as a crusader for urgent change. In 1993, Berman was one of the main voices of what became known […]

Selkirk College Nursing Program's RIce and Beans Dinner is back!

Who? Selkirk College’s International Community Health Nursing Program in Guatemala What?  Rice and Beans Fundraising Dinner When? Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. Where? St. Rita’s Parish 513–7 Ave in Castlegar This May, a group of three senior Selkirk College nursing students will be participating in a four-week international community health nursing practice experience in […]

RDCK Local Conservation Fund helping support local water, wildlife and habitat

Submitted by Kootenay Conservation Program Eight important conservation projects were approved last month by Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Directors to receive funding from the RDCK Local Conservation Fund (RDCK LCF) in 2024. A local government service, the Local Conservation Fund provides dedicated funding to valuable conservation projects in Electoral Areas A, D, E, […]

Selkirk College Students Tops in Business Simulation Competition

In an important test of what’s to come after graduation, four students in Selkirk College’s School of Business triumphed in a simulation competition that matched their talents against top-notch post-secondary peers. Held at New Westminster’s Douglas College in early-March, the annual Western Canadian Business Competition (WCBC) brought together schools from across British Columbia and Alberta […]

Two harm reduction programs not effectively implemented, audits find

B.C.’s auditor general has found that two provincial harm reduction programs that work to reduce toxic drug-related deaths and injuries weren’t effectively implemented by the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, and the Ministry of Health. The two ministries lead B.C.’s response to the toxic drug emergency, focusing on prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. […]

Some of the best passwords are ugly ones

Is your password difficult to crack? March 15 is the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Password Day, and BBB is encouraging the public to protect themselves from fraud by changing their passwords to be more ugly, thereby making it harder for hackers to solve. According to a 2023 Statista survey, 25% of Canadians changed their passwords less often than once […]

Wildsight welcomes Elk Valley water pollution inquiry

Wildsight celebrates the announcement of an International Joint Commission (IJC) investigation into water pollution from British Columbia’s Elk Valley coal mines as the first step towards addressing a complex problem with transparency, trust and respect for Indigenous peoples. “For the communities that call the Kootenay/Kootenai watershed home, and the environments within it, this investigation could […]

Connect to your local lake: Join the 4th Annual National Lake Blitz

Lakes are integral to communities, providing essential resources and serving as recreational and cultural hubs. We live along their shores, explore their fresh waters and admire the diverse wildlife. Yet, increasing climate and other impacts highlight the need to monitor and protect these vital ecosystems.  This summer, Living Lakes Canada invites you to dive into […]

JA Company Program Spring Break Camp 2024, hosted by KAST

KAST (Kootenay Association for Science and Technology) and JA British Columbia are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Spring Break Start-Up Camp. This free event is set to take place from March 18-22, offering an immersive experience designed to equip students with the knowledge and practical skills required to create their own start-up ventures and […]

Rossland Museum March Events

Royal BC Community Conversation: Rossland Location: Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre Date: Wednesday, March 6 Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m. Price: FREE The Royal BC Museum and the Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre officially invite the community to join us for a Community Conversation on Wednesday, March 6th at 5:30 pm up at the Museum. Community conversations […]

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