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SD5 Board Notes

The following is a summary of motions carried September 9 by the School District No. 5 (SD5) board during its regular meeting in Cranbrook. Committee meetings are not typically held in June. Therefore, no motions coming out of committee were … > Read More

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Clark talks LNG, BCTF and Bennett in Cranbrook speech

While dozens of B.C. Teachers Federation (BCTF) union members and supporters lined the strip in front of Cranbrook’s Heritage Inn July 10, protesting the province’s treatment of teachers, Premier Christy Clark touted the importance of the fledgling liquefied natural gas industry … > Read More

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A modest proposal to end the teachers’ dispute

Perceptions by Gerry Warner As teachers and politicians once again disrupt the education of more than 500,000 students in B.C. it behooves all of us to ask how did we ever get into this destructive mess? As a former teacher … > Read More

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Fernie student wins award at provincial French competition

About 10,000 students from across British Columbia competed but only 285 made the provincial finals, and Jodi Stemberger from Fernie took home a top award in this year’s pan-provincial French public speaking competition, Concours d’art oratoire. “In addition to the … > Read More

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Funds light up environmental upgrades in schools

From new boilers to air source heat pumps and electric cars, school districts throughout B.C. have cut their carbon emissions and operation costs with the Ministry of Education’s Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP). Since 2012, districts have achieved more than … > Read More

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Early years research proves to be a benefit

At a Feb. 11 Board meeting, School District No. 5 (SD5) reaffirmed its support for the Early Development Indicator tool (EDI), requesting that the district be funded to continue using this tool on an annual rather than three-year basis. The … > Read More

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New school buses for SD5 and SD6

Circle the globe 825 times and you will have travelled 33 million kilometres, the distance B.C. school buses travel each year. Through its annual fleet renewal program, the B.C. Government is providing $11 million for 31 school districts around the … > Read More

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SD Board Notes

The Board and Administration enjoyed a lively musical performance by The Good ‘Ol Goats and a robotics demonstration from Mount Baker Secondary School students Landon Harvey, Derek Johnson, and Edmund Yoo, gold medal winners at this year’s Skills BC competition … > Read More

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New buses heading to SD5 and SD6

Some students in the region’s two school districts (School District No. 5 and School District No. 6) may soon find themselves riding to school on brand new buses. As part of its annual fleet renewal program, the B.C. government is … > Read More

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Staples steps up to help schools buy supplies

SD5 Board Notes At the Oct. 9 School District No. 5 school board of trustees’ meeting Connor Stewart from Staples Office Depot presented the board with $500 gift certificates for each of the Cranbrook elementary schools to support the purchase … > Read More

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