Brown Bag History looks back at Growing Up in Revelstoke

March 23rd, 2017

By David F. Rooney The upstairs board room at the Museum & Archives was filled by 40 people, all appreciative of Curator Cathy English’s take about Growing Up in Revelstoke at noon on Wednesday, March 22. Starting about 1885, Cathy introduced the audience to local children and their families. The Brown Bagger described their organized […]

What’s Hot & What’s Not: Your thoughts on books at the library

March 19th, 2017

Welcome to What’s Hot & What’s Not, a collaboration between the Revelstoke Branch of the Okanagan Regional Library and The Revelstoke Current intended to foment both readership and opinion sharing about books. If you have something to say about a book you are reading please feel free to share it with Community Librarian Kendra Runnalls and her assistants […]

BCTF launches its first provincial election ad

March 19th, 2017

The next provincial election is May 9 and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation’s contribution to the election advertising campaign gets underway on Monday, March 20. BCTF President Glen Hansman previewed the BCTF’s latest television ad that will hit the airwaves on Monday. The ad is the first part of the BCTF’s campaign leading up to […]

Rural Education Open House now scheduled for April 3 — UPDATED!

March 16th, 2017

Families are being encouraged to attend an open house on Monday, April 3, to share their ideas on how to transform rural education in British Columbia. Ministry of Education staff will host the event at Revelstoke Secondary School from 5 pm to 7 pm (the time was changed on Thursday, March 16, from 6 pm […]

UBC Okanagan to host a Digital Media in Education conference

March 15th, 2017

Digital media experts from across North America will gather at UBC Okanagan from May 17 to 19 for the first-ever Digital Media in Education conference. As digital media continue to be among the most important and powerful forms of communication in the 21st century, institutions, businesses and governments are building teams of qualified professionals, conference chair […]

Bat Project asks us to be on the lookout for bats

March 15th, 2017

The Kootenay Community Bat Project (KCBP), in collaboration with the provincial government, is on the lookout for signs of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS). WNS is a fungal disease harmless to humans but responsible for the deaths of millions of insect-eating bats in eastern North America. WNS was first detected in Washington State in March 2016. To […]

  • BC’s teachers ratify their tentative agreement with the province

    March 10th, 2017

    With 21,156 BC Teachers’ Federation members participating, 98.4% voted in favour of ratifying the agreement to implement their restored collective agreement language. The agreement, which was tentatively agreed to last weekend, will see all the substantive working conditions that were unconstitutionally stripped from teachers’ collective agreements restored. “With this vote, BC schools are finally on […]

    Open house on rural education postponed

    March 10th, 2017

    The open house on rural education that was to be held at RSS tonight — Friday, March 10 — has been postponed. A brief statement from the Ministry of Education said a temporary closure of the TransCanada Highway has forced the postponement. Avalanche control is slated to begin at 4 pm and end at 6 […]

    Campaign to focus on importance of public education

    March 6th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney The British Columbia School Trustees Association wants to focus public attention on the important of public education during the upcoming general election through a campaign driving home the message that Public Education is Key. Revelstoke school trustees agreed during their meeting last Wednesday, March 1, to support the BCSTA’s campaign, unveiled […]

    School District, RTA welcome BCTF – Province tentative agreement

    March 5th, 2017

    By David F. Rooney School District 19 and the Revelstoke Teachers’ Association are pleased that the BCTF and the province have reached a tentative agreement regarding the union’s collective rights. “I am very pleased that this tentative agreement has been reached,” said SD 19 Chairman Bill MacFarlane. “It brings resolution to a dispute that has […]

    Government, BCTF announce tentative agreement on restored collective rights

    March 4th, 2017

    Less than four months after the BC Teachers’ Federation won a landmark victory at the Supreme Court of Canada, a tentative agreement with the employer and government has been reached. The agreement, announced Saturday, March 4, fully restores all of the substantive collective agreement language that was unconstitutionally stripped in 2002 by then-Education Minister Christy […]

    New scholarship honours Neil Muth

    March 2nd, 2017

    The family of Neil Muth and Columbia Basin Trust have established a new scholarship for people who have triumphed over adversity and want to pursue post-secondary education. The Neil Muth Memorial Scholarship honours Neil Muth, the Trust’s president and chief executive officer from 2005 through 2016, who passed away last November. Neil valued and supported […]