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    “I cheat and I lie, I do what I have to do, to get by But I know what is wrong and I know what is right — And I die for the truth, in my secret life.”

    -- Leonard Cohen, In my secret life

    Interiority and Spirituality

    The one place we all hold most private, most wholly belonging to our selves, is the inside of our minds, our hearts, our consciences.


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    Four outstanding Selkirk College educational leaders have been recognized by their peers for inspiring students through enthusiasm, knowledge and skills in the classroom.

    The annual Selkirk College Faculty Association Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) is honouring Leslie Comrie, Takaia Larsen, James Nicol and Tiffany Snauwaert as recipients of its 2016/2017 awards.


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    One of the nation’s most ardent climate change activists will visit the West Kootenay as part of the Selkirk College Mir Centre for Peace Lecture Series.

    Canadian documentary filmmaker and former journalist Avi Lewis appears at Nelson’s Capitol Theatre on Friday, October 13 where he will speak about climate justice and the critical need for immediate action.


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    The Selkirk College Students’ Union has launched a manual for students’ union organisers. The Fundamentals of Students’ Unionism provides student activists and organisers a framework to understand students’ unionism and the student movement.


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    Would Rossland be vulnerable to the wildfire losses experienced elsewhere in BC over the summer of 2017 in the event of a nearby wildfire? Or could FireSmart measures provide protection? Don Mortimer, Rossland resident and consultant with FireSmart Canada, thinks preventive measures can provide significant protection.


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    The forest air was crisp and intoxicatingly pure (except for the cloud of sausage-scented smoke rising from the barbeque) as outdoorsy people from local communities gathered around the new Booty's Cabin to  celebrate it, and the Rossland Range Recreation Site ― that made it (and the other day-use shelters) legally possible. Booty's is so new it isn't even quite finished yet, though it now has doors and windows and front steps, and the stove was giving off lovely warmth inside as people went in and out.


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    Selkirk College and Spokane’s Eastern Washington University (EWU) are uniting writers of the regions in an upcoming symposium taking place in Nelson.

    A Stone’s Throw Writing Symposium invites local writers to sign up for workshops lead by EWU Creative Writing Masters of Fine Arts students taking place on November 4. The afternoon of creative exploration will be followed by an evening social and reading by EWU’s faculty and graduate students.


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    The West Kootenay may be half a world away from Cambodia, but for Selkirk College Instructor Sarah Youngblutt the troubled Asian nation never escapes her thoughts.

    For most of the year, Youngblutt can be found at Selkirk College’s Trail Campus helping inspire learners seeking a second chance through the Academic Upgrading Program. Outside the Selkirk College classrooms, the trained anthropologist is focused on working towards her PhD in Southeast Asian Studies.


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    A dozen Selkirk College students focused on the future of health care in rural British Columbia have received financial support from the medical community they hope to join one day.

    Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Medicine (RPM) Program recently welcomed its fourth cohort of students who are starting their post-secondary journey in the intensive three-year program that aims to prepare learners for medical school and other health care pathways.


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    Tours of the school's new premises, cake, a slide-show of  "before and after" the renovations,  some information on the building's history, short speeches, a ribbon-cutting and an award presentation; Rossland's own community-generated school invites  everyone to join the celebrations at  7:00 pm on November 8, 2017.

    The landmark St. Andrews Church building still accommodates services for worshippers, but  now serves more of the community in an additional role by housing  the Seven Summits Centre for Learning.


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    CASTLEGAR – Celgar’s effort to make challenging rural roadways more safe for pedestrians and drivers has received an enthusiastic response from the Castlegar community.

    The local industry leader launched the BE SEEN campaign in October and Selkirk College was quick to jump onboard with several other community groups and businesses. The campaign involves the distribution of 5,000 reusable, high-visibility and reflective armbands that have been handed out to all Castlegar schools and are available throughout the community.


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    The Le Roi Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce the establishment of the St. Michael’s Catholic Public School Foundation Fund, with a cheque for $35,000.  The fund will support the programs and services of the St. Michael’s Catholic Public School Foundation (SMCPSF), which include promoting Catholic education at St. Michael's and providing scholarships to graduates of J.L. Crowe who had previously attended St. Michael's.


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    Students in Selkirk College’s Carpentry Foundation Program are earning an assist with an outdoor rink project that will bring a fittingly Canadian recreational outlet to residents in the Blewett region.


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    Ever since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to de-criminalize marijuana, there's been a buzz around the country - pardon the pun - about safety concerns surrounding the announcement. Enforcement is a key prong of safety, and roadside testing is one of the most critical challenges facing police services nationwide.


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    As Selkirk College strives for sustainability, members of the Selkirk College Sustainability Committee and the Environment Club recently sorted through garbage and recycling bins on campus to determine how students and employees could be doing a better job at waste reduction.

    “We wanted to determine whether recyclable or compostable materials were being put in the garbage,” says Sustainability Coordinator Laura Nessman.


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    Autism touches many people and families. With this comes an increasing need for awareness and understanding of practical resources and approaches for supporting situations in many contexts—schools, homes, community.