SD 20 Board meeting briefs.

School board passes motion to work with Castlegar to hold City Council meeting at Stanley Humphries.

Betsy Kline

Castlegar News

 

Even as it grapples with finding several hundred thousand dollars in savings for next year, School District 20 is on track with its 2014/15 budget.

Secretary-treasurer Natalie Verigin told the board Monday that they will have sufficient funds for the year with the possibility of a small surplus.

In other financial matters, it appears that the new funding formula the province will be using next year will benefit SD20, albeit only slightly at just over $100,000.

 

Trustees donate to defibrillator campaign

In support of the district’s ongoing campaign to raise funds to install automated external defibrillators the board voted to donate their own personal funds towards the purchase of one of the $1,350 units.

The goal is to have enough donations to install the devices at all 14 work sites in the district.

Commitments to secure four defibrillators have already been made including corporate donations from Teck Metals, Columbia Power Corporation, the Kootenay Columbia Teachers Union, Regional District of Central Kootenay, Area I.

Several parent advisory committees are also on board. Teachers Union president and Area I director Andy Davidoff also supports the program.

During question time Monday, he volunteered to do some of the leg work to solicit donations. Private as well as corporate donations are welcome. Inquiries can be made through the secretary-treasurer.

 

French immersion enrollment rises

The kindergarten registration report for next year showed that the new early French immersion program at Twin Rivers Elementary is popular as the program is full.

However, it seems this may have impacted the Russian bilingual Kindergarten as enrolment is down to only nine students.

 

City council to meet at high school

 

As a follow up to an idea brought forward by Castlegar city council at a previous meeting, the board voted to allow council to meet at Stanley Humphries Secondary School in an effort to engage youth in the community.

 

 

Just Posted

Good fencing makes good neighbours— especially when your neighbours are bears

Workshop in Pass Creek this weekend to promote benefits of proper protection for livestock

Castlegar daycare selected for universal childcare pilot program

MLA Katrine Conroy presents letter of acceptance to the program to the Children’s Centre at Selkirk College

Trail police release image of liquor store robber

The video surveillance image shows the robber aiming a black gun at the store’s clerk

Columbia Avenue paving scheduled for weekend

Paving on Castlegar’s main thoroughfare will take place in a few days, weather permitting.

Kootenay region posts 10-per-cent return rate on electoral reform ballots

As of Nov. 13, only 5.3 per cent of ballots had been returned province-wide

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Protesters confront Environment Minister in B.C.

Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Catherine McKenna

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

B.C. dog owner sues after pet killed in beaver trap

A Kamloops man is suing the operator of a trapline north of the city after his dog died

Most Read