School District No. 20 Kootenay-Columbia

Kootenay Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the show following the opening is free for members and by donation for non-members. Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia student art showcase opens April 21

‘Young Visions’ runs at the Kootenay Gallery of Art from April 21 to May 28

 

Melodie Rae Storey encourages young writers, photographers, graphic designers, and would-be journalists to contribute to Kootenay Teen News. Photo: Submitted

Wanted: student journalists for Kootenay Teen News

The Kootenay Teen News is a newspaper written by teens for teens in southeastern BC

 

Electrical apprentice Jesse Ihas, a top-of-his-class trades student, is a two-year apprentice at local company A Plus Electric (Kootenay A Plus Systems Ltd.). Photo: Submitted

Kootenay Columbia trades students earn prestigious scholarships

Students who have met the Youth Work in Trades Award criteria receive $1,000.

 

Student protesters brought an emotional message against sexual violence to the SD 20 school board office at Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay Columbia students rally against sexual violence

Students carried a powerful and emotional message to SD20 school board office at KCLC

Student protesters brought an emotional message against sexual violence to the SD 20 school board office at Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey
The After School Band Program is readying to start up Nov. 23. Photo: Mathias P.R. Reding/Unsplash

Greater Trail After School Band program warming up to start teaching again

Band practise and lessons have been on hold since the pandemic began

The After School Band Program is readying to start up Nov. 23. Photo: Mathias P.R. Reding/Unsplash
Citing potential labour implications, the board says all its meetings regarding the guidelines for vaccination policies will be held in-camera. Photo: Unsplash

Kootenay-Columbia board reviewing vaccine policies for K-12 staff

Superintendent to move forward with gathering data and evidence in alignment with privacy rules

Citing potential labour implications, the board says all its meetings regarding the guidelines for vaccination policies will be held in-camera. Photo: Unsplash
School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times

District confirms positive COVID case at Trail high school

The person is at home self-isolating, administration advised on Wednesday

School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times
This painting is a piece from Young Visions 2021, opening April 22 at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: S. Painter

Showcase of artwork by Kootenay Columbia students opens April 22

Young Visions 2021 runs April 22 to May 29 in the Kootenay Gallery of Art, Castlegar

This painting is a piece from Young Visions 2021, opening April 22 at the Kootenay Gallery. Photo: S. Painter
Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted

Creating West Kootenay connections through art

A weaving-themed art box was delivered in the winter, a watercolour theme this month

Student Ellie Knox, sorting out ArtBoxes before delivery. Once all the components were packed and at-the-ready, each art box was left to sit in ‘quarantine’ for five days before it was delivered to the senior’s home. Photo: Submitted
Some of the Stanley Humphries Secondary School 2020 grads. Photo: Jennifer Small

Kootenay Columbia School District grad rates above provincial average for 2020

The district’s Indigenous student graduation rate matched its non-Indigenous rate

Some of the Stanley Humphries Secondary School 2020 grads. Photo: Jennifer Small
Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley

Kootenay grad encourages locals to live ‘Life on the Veg’

Log on to veganuary.com, to join or support the 31-day vegan challenge in January.

Crowe grad Agnes Hamill is encouraging locals to make a New Year’s food resolution to go vegetarian, maybe even vegan, in 2021. There’s plenty of recipes and helpful tips online to start a new plant-based diet for ‘Veganuary.’ Photo: Vivienne Hurley
Melissa Gresley-Jones hiking with one of her sons. (Submitted photo)

Kootenay mom turns COVID lockdown into positive action

Take a Hike runs from the Kootenay Columbia Learning Centre in East Trail

Melissa Gresley-Jones hiking with one of her sons. (Submitted photo)