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Unique international opportunity for Selkirk College

“Sino-Canadian Selkirk College of Taiyuan Normal University”: this sign rests on the side of a building at Taiyuan Normal University (TNU) in Taiyuan, China.  The three-year English diploma program housed in this building represents a unique collaboration between TNU and Selkirk College in British Columbia.   TNU develops and...

Fight the bite! Take precautions to avoid West Nile virus

Interior Health is reminding residents to take extra precautions against mosquito bites this summer.  West Nile virus, a disease that is spread from infected birds to humans through mosquito bites, has been present in B.C. since 2009. West Nile virus (WNv) was first detected in B.C. in the South Okanagan during the summer of...

US: Grieving father struggles to pay dead son’s student loans

By Marian Wang in ProPublica. A few months after he buried his son, Francisco Reynoso began getting notices in the mail. Then the debt collectors came calling. "They would say, 'We don't care what happened with your son, you have to pay us,'" recalled Reynoso, a gardener from Palmdale, Calif. Reynoso's son, Freddy, had been...

Clean, Drain, Dry will help prevent the spread of zebra mussels into the Kootenays

Clean. Drain. Dry. These simple steps will prevent zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species from spreading into the waterways of the Kootenays. Aquatic invasive species, such as zebra mussels, Eurasian water-milfoil and New Zealand mudsnails have devastating impacts where they are introduced. They can ruin fishing and...

Selkirk College successfully opens the Aboriginal Gathering Place in Castlegar

In June of 2010 Selkirk College marked the beginning of construction on their Castlegar campus Aboriginal Gathering Place with a ceremonial blessing and ground breaking. On May 24, 2012 they celebrated the official opening of the facility with over 100 invited guests in attendance. “The Gathering Place project was initiated...

Selkirk College supports local KAST winner

On April 14, 2012,  82 young scientists participated in the West Kootenay and Boundary Regional Science Fair. The 2012 event involved the largest number of senior students than in previous years. Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning Technology Instructor, Rob Macrae, did not expect to be involved but when he was...

BCPSEA declares teachers's recent withdrawal an unlawful strike

The B.C. Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) applied to the B.C. Labour Relations Board (BCLRB) Wednesday, May 9 for relief from the recent B.C. Teachers's Federation (BCTF) withdrawal of extracurricular activities. The labour relations board is expected to meet with BCPSEA at or around 9:30 a.m. on Friday, May 11...

Selkirk College honours its extended family

A tradition has been established at Selkirk College. Each year, on the evening prior to the annual graduation ceremony, the Board of Governors gathers to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in various walks of life. The recipients of these Board Awards are in very good company with past award winners...

PANAMA: Poor but not forgotten thanks to online videos

Coco Solo was once a United States Navy submarine base on the Panama Canal Zone, near Colón, Panama. Today, Coco Solo is the home of some of the poorest, most marginalized Panamanians. In 2008, Reuters published a story about the “poverty and decay” in Coco Solo, where John McCain (then Republican presidential...

TAX TIP: Canada Learning Bond

The Canada Learning Bond provides money from the Government to help you start saving early for your child’s education after high school. Your child could get $500 NOW to help you start saving early for your child’s education after high school, and an extra $100 each year up to age 15. That’s up to $2,000 (plus interest) in ...

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