Issues & Ideas

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The Fight Against Fees: A Look Back on a Year of Student Activism

Part Two: Building Campaigns and Solidarity | Chantelle Spicer |Following years of governmental neglect, mismanagement, and under-funding in post-secondary, students across the province are organising to fight back against ever-increasing…
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Understanding Community Through History

Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre | Chantelle Spicer | Summer vacations in the Kootenay region for me involve the normal activities of swimming (in the Slocan!), walking, reading at the waterside, and too much eating. As a newcomer…
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Funding Helps Increase Accessibility to Fresh Foods and Supports Farmers

The BC Government announced earlier this year that they would be expanding the Farmer's Market Coupon Program, which works to connect low-income families with fresh, local food. The province is investing almost $1.6 million this year for the…
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BC Ministry Forum on Sexualized Violence Policies

a student reflection | Rebekkah Ankenmann, Contributor | From June 4th to 5th the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training hosted a forum with administration and students from all across British Columbia to address the vast issue…
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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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Looking at Legislation

The past month has seen labour issues present in the news cycle in ways many haven't observed in decades as BC puts forward revisions to the Labour Code and Employment Standards Act. From raising the minimum working age to 16 to protection…
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HWW: Renee Jackson-Harper

Building communities, allies, and partnerships is an important part of post-secondary and life generally. We welcome you to get to know the members of our Selkirk College community! What drove you to become a professor? I guess the…
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Organising Together: Canroots 2019

| Chantelle Spicer | Organisers from labour, the environmental movement, tenants’ rights, and youth advocates gathered together in Vancouver on April 13 & 14 for a conference to reflect on challenges and victories over the previous year…
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A Timely Reflection

Book Review: White Fang | Chantelle Spicer | With the end of term comes the ability to read for pleasure again. There is nothing more pleasurable and comfortinf for me than returning to some of my favourite literature from childhood.…