Tag Archives: College of the Rockies

COTR gets funds to expand industrial training programs

College of the Rockies March 3 received a welcome gift of federal government funds from Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks to help it expand its industrial training programs. On behalf of the Hon. Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic … > Read More

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Message from the Mayor – February

By Mayor Ute Juras, Village of Canal Flats Wow, it sure looks like spring has sprung! The one thing on everyone’s mind right now is, of course, the layoffs happening at the mill. Representatives from Canfor were on hand at … > Read More

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What’s the buzz in bee biology?

Eminent bee researcher explains the role of genomics in bee health Since 2006, North America has lost nearly one third of its honeybee population due to infectious diseases and climate change. As honeybees are one of the most important pollinators … > Read More

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COTR hosting Skills BC competitions

College of the Rockies’ main campus will play host to three skills contests for the Kootenay Region in the Skills Canada British Columbia (Skills BC) competition on Friday, March 6. The competition is open to individuals under the age of … > Read More

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Toastmasters celebrate worldwide

In 2014 Toastmasters turned 90 years. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 313,000 strong. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,650 clubs in 126 countries that make … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About‎ Balanced Budget 2015-16 By Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett 1. College of the Rockies is receiving $1.2 million‎ for replacement of an old roof plus new emergency lighting, fire and security systems. 2. $12 million for new East Kootenay … > Read More

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Let’s talk about suicide


Suicide is a critical public health issue in Canada: one of the top 10 leading causes of death, with higher risk for middle aged men, youth, seniors and First Nations-Inuit-Metis populations. More women attempt suicide, but more men die by … > Read More

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Last chance to register for Stars & Constellations

By Rick Nowell The deadline for registering for the Stars & Constellations course at College of the Rockies (COTR) is upon us. The Astronomy course begins tonight, Tuesday night, Feb 24; and again Tuesday, March 3 from 7-10 p.m. This … > Read More

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Tentative agreement reached between PSEA and FPSE

The Post-Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA) has reached a tentative template agreement on compensation and other common agreement issues with faculty represented by the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE) under the Economic Stability Mandate. The tentative template agreement covers … > Read More

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College’s first Degree Program seeing success

Since College of the Rockies introduced the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA): Sustainable Business Practices program, it has seen many successes. Nine students have graduated in the last three years and all of them have found employment in related occupations. … > Read More

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