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Great Big Buddy Read is back

The Province of British Columbia has proclaimed Family Literacy Week (January 24-31) in British Columbia. Family Literacy Week is an annual B.C. campaign that recognizes…

Alphabet Soup a successful program

By Marg Bibby During the past winter and spring, in the time before the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to stay apart, Columbia Basin Alliance for…

City awards 2020 discretionary grants

The City of Fernie is pleased to announce the award of the city’s 2020 Discretionary Grants. Each year council allocates $18,000 as grants-in-aid to community…

CFES offering fire prevention presentations

Bill Munro (third from right), Fire Prevention Coordinator with Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services recently completed a fire safety presentation with the Columbia Basin Alliance…

College literacy programs to get funds

The British Columbia government Sept. 9 announced more than 90 communities with Community Adult Literacy Programming (CALP) will be sharing $2.4 million program funding, including…

Literacy and your Foundation

“Get ‘em while they’re young!” This is a familiar saying that has many interpretations. A common one is learning, in children. Neuroscience tells us a…

National Child Day is Nov. 20

November 20 of every year is a significant day for children in many countries of the world. It is National Child Day. This is a…

Free English language classes in Sparwood

As of October 2, Sparwood residents can register for free English language classes at the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce and Information Centre. These classes are…