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SD5 puts $80,000 in Carbon Offsets Fund

School District No. 5 (SD5) is expected to pay out nearly $80,000 in Carbon Offsets to the Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT) in order to comply with the government’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act. This is similar to the amount paid … > Read More

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Baker successes and deficiencies showcased to Education Minister

Another Minister of Education has toured Mount Baker Secondary School (MBSS) and the same message was delivered – ‘we need a new school – badly!’ Education Minister Don McRae toured Mount Baker April 11 with Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, … > Read More

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Moving B.C.’s education system forward

Letter to the Editor Now that Bill 22, the Education Improvement Act, has been passed by the legislature, teachers’ strike action will be suspended and a mediator will be appointed to work with the BC Teachers’ Federation and the BC … > Read More

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Education Minister’s statement on teachers’ strike

We are truly disappointed by the union’s decision to hold a three-day strike beginning today. A strike of this nature will significantly disrupt student learning and creates tremendous concern for parents and families. The union is in a legal strike … > Read More

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Leadership, not legislation, says SD5 board

Last Monday (Feb. 27) the School District No. 5 Board of Education convened a special meeting to discuss the current status of provincial bargaining. The result of the meeting was unanimous support for a letter to be sent to Education … > Read More

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Letter to the Editor

Since being appointed Education Minister last March, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting 95 schools and half of the province’s 60 school districts. I’ve met with hundreds of teachers, students, parents and administrators. Every visit and every meeting has only … > Read More

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Letter to the editor

B.C.’s plan for education transformation With the new school year well underway, contract talks between government and the teacher’s union have been at the heart of most discussions about education in this province. Like all British Columbians, I continue to … > Read More

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