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Safety tips as children prepare to head back to school

As children return to school soon, ICBC (Insurance Corporation of BC) is sharing important tips for drivers, parents and caregivers to help children get a safe start to the school year. Every month in B.C., 30 children are injured in crashes while walking or riding their bike — in the Southern Interior two children walking […]

BC announces expanded graduate scholarship funding to support students

Increased scholarship funding will support graduate students during their studies and prepare them for in-demand careers.  The Province is investing approximately $15 million in graduate scholarships over three years, adding $2,500 to each new graduate scholarship award. This funding will accelerate talent development and innovation, along with recruiting and retaining talent, and support graduate students’ […]

Growing as Leaders -- while having a great time

Laughter, lively activities and moments of individual thought. At the 2023 Basin Youth Network Leadership Summit, these happened in abundance. The goal: to help youth absorb valuable life skills, plus express how they see the future of this region. Ninety youth from around the Basin attended the event, which took place in...

RCMP officers out on patrols on Christina Lake

The RCMP summer boat patrol program at Christina Lake is different then previous years, but still proving to be effective and popular. Grant Forks RCMP said that in the past, the local detachment was able to secure a Reserve Constable for the summer and have them work about 4 shifts a week, cruising around the lake and in the...

Castlegar/Trail students among Muth Scholarship recipients

The Muth family and Columbia Basin Trust are pleased to award five students who have faced and overcome adversity with the Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship. Olivia Ady from Trail, Reid Ambrosio from Kimberley, Summer Bradford from Invermere, Grace Cline from Castlegar and Levi Sykut-McCulloch from Cranbrook will share the annual...

In-Demand Careers That Feed the Heart

Fulfilling and rewarding careers that await those with a desire to support others is the focus of an upcoming information session hosted by Selkirk College and School District 20. Providing specialized support for students with identified disabilities, education assistants are vital contributors to classroom success across ...

A Year of Exciting Outcomes and Building Stronger Futures at Selkirk College

With almost 3,000 students and staff active in the Selkirk College community, the life-and-times of the regional post-secondary is very much a reflection of broader society. Expanding horizons and building tangible futures is the focus, while overcoming challenges and vanquishing obstacles is what ultimately creates exciting...

New Library Computer Lab at Selkirk College Spurs Learners to Dive Deeper

In the age of multi-device information access at your fingertips, a freshly renovated computer lab at Selkirk College’s Castlegar Campus Library is urging students to explore the lifeblood of post-secondary learning. Made possible with funds provided by Columbia Basin Trust through its ongoing support of enhancing student...

Fourth-Year Selkirk College Nursing Students Take Steps in Leadership

Pointing their acquired skills and knowledge towards leadership work on a wide range of community projects, fourth-year students in Selkirk College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program completed the fall semester with tangible outcomes for the health care sector. An important step towards graduation in the spring,...

Selkirk College’s New Practical Nursing Program Begins in January

Addressing frontline health care needs and providing opportunities for learners to enter a rewarding career will coalesce at Selkirk College’s Trail Campus when the new Practical Nursing Diploma Program welcomes its first cohort in January 2023. Spurred by staff shortages across the health care sector, the Provincial Government...