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Release of the 11th Annual Report Card on Homelessness for Nelson, BC

The Nelson Committee on Homelessness’s (NCOH’s) Annual Report Card tracks community indicators and trends impacting homelessness and poverty and the work being done in the community to address these issues.  These will be reported,…
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Six Months Later: No Access Without Consent

Six months Later: Wet'sewet'en and Unist'ot'en Check-in Six months ago, allies and Indigenous communities around the world raised up the voices and actions of the Wet'sewet'en National as they defended their sovereignty and traditional…
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Columbia River Treaty Negotiations: Communities, Observer Status, & Meaningful Consultation?

The contemporary history of the Kootenay region has been defined and transformed by development - both on the rivers and along side them. Though the dams are highly visible infrastructures on our landscapes, the stories of the people are less…
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Studio Arts Students Win Right to Carry on Their Education

Acknowledging the vitality of the arts community in the Kootenays, Selkirk College offers various educational pathways in a variety of arts. This includes Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) Certificate and Diploma programs that features pathways in…

A More "Open" Post-Secondary Experience

| Chantelle Spicer | Advocates of open education gathered together at the Cascadia Open Education Summit in Vancouver April 17-18. Open education resources are freely available, downloadable, and shareable. In many cases, they are also…
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Student Advocates Seek Action on Sexualized Violence Policies

| Chantelle Spicer | On March 18, student advocates from across the country met in Ottawa to discuss an impending national framework to guide post-secondary institutions in their implementation of anti-violence policies. The framework will act…

2019 Federal Budget Provides More Funding for Indigenous Students

Following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls for action, post-secondary institutions across the country sought to increase the number of Indigenous students on campus, as well as support events focused on reconciliation. Many institutions,…
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Kootenay Residents Fight for Threatened Forest Lands

| Save Cottonwood Society |The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) announced March 21 that they have purchased some of the private land surrounding Cottonwood Lake. The 21.6 hectare section of land will be added to Cottonwood Lake Regional…

Federal Budget Promises Some Relief for Students

The 2019 Federal Budget announcement on March 19 holds some relief for student loan holders. Budget 2019 limits interest charged on student loans to the prime rate of interest; the existing interest rate ranges from prime plus 2.5% to prime…
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Educational Equity Through Free Menstrual Products

| Chantelle Spicer | Across the country, public institutions from libraries to high schools are beginning to offer free menstrual products, with many colleges and universities across the country beginning to contribute to the movement. Currently,…

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