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School District 83 is appealing a $200,000 penalty from March 2022 regarding handling of possible hazardous materials like asbestos after a contractor reportedly did not follow a work plan. (School District 83 photo)

3 small holes at Salmon Arm school lead to $200,000 WorkSafe BC fine

Fine review requested after contractor at Bastion school reportedly deviates from asbestos plan

School District 83 is appealing a $200,000 penalty from March 2022 regarding handling of possible hazardous materials like asbestos after a contractor reportedly did not follow a work plan. (School District 83 photo)
Roberta Kubik. (SD19)

Revelstoke Board of Education appoints new superintendent

Roberta Kubik has over 25 years teaching and administrative experience

Roberta Kubik. (SD19)
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B.C. teacher reprimanded for angrily telling her class a student was failing

Teacher regulatory body document states Jasmine Kaur also ‘pulled on’ the student’s arm

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Mike Hooker riding the first propelled floor cleaner in the district. “I broke a piece of it trying to drive it into a socials class, that was my last ride,” laughed Hooker. (Photo contributed by Mike Hooker)

Mike Hooker retiring after a decade as superintendent of the Revelstoke School District

Revelstoke School District to appoint new superintendent for the 2022/23 school year

Mike Hooker riding the first propelled floor cleaner in the district. “I broke a piece of it trying to drive it into a socials class, that was my last ride,” laughed Hooker. (Photo contributed by Mike Hooker)
A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teacher dealt 10-year ban for inappropriate communication with 4 students

Joseph James Hizon Arnesto taught Grades 7 to 12 at an independent B.C. school

A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A juvenile cougar was captured in Vernon's East Hill sometime April 11-12. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Cougar that killed Vernon housecat euthanized

Conservation officer warns owners to keep pets indoors

A juvenile cougar was captured in Vernon's East Hill sometime April 11-12. (Contributed)
Kalamalka Secondary students walked out of class Monday, April 4 in support of the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Coldstream students take a stand for sexual consent in walkout

Kal youth support the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement

Kalamalka Secondary students walked out of class Monday, April 4 in support of the nationwide Making Waves Walkout for Consent movement. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent a Thursday morning last June remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Photo by Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Vanderhoof moves to install surveillance cameras at rainbow crosswalk

The crosswalk has been repeatedly vandalized by drivers performing burnouts on it

W.L. McLeod Elementary students in Vanderhoof spent a Thursday morning last June remediating the community’s new rainbow crosswalk that was recently damaged by a large burnout. (Photo by Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
The Board of Education of School District No. 19 has deferred a COVID-19 proof of vaccination procedure. (File photo)

Revelstoke board of education defers vaccination mandate for staff

The board announced the deferral at a school board meeting on Mar. 16

The Board of Education of School District No. 19 has deferred a COVID-19 proof of vaccination procedure. (File photo)
Students wearing masks. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke schools prepare for loosened COVID-19 guidelines following provincial announcement

School staff will work through spring break to prepare for students return on Mar. 28

Students wearing masks. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
École des Glaciers is a French-language public education school and welcomes students from kindergarten to grade 7.

École des Glaciers: Providing innovation in francophone education

Whether climbing a rock wall, building a business plan, participating in sports,…

  • Mar 7, 2022
École des Glaciers is a French-language public education school and welcomes students from kindergarten to grade 7.
Rapid antigen tests are being sent home with students in the Vernon School District next week. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Rapid COVID-19 tests available for Vernon students

Antigen tests coming home with kids next week

Rapid antigen tests are being sent home with students in the Vernon School District next week. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney removes his mask as he gives a COVID-19 update in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Court denies challenge of government decision to lift mask mandate in Alberta schools

Judge rejects Alberta Federation of Labour appeal, citing ‘no evidence of irreparable harm’

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney removes his mask as he gives a COVID-19 update in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Students on the steps of Mt. Boucherie Secondary School (Photo/Dave Ogilvie)

‘No means no’ protest at West Kelowna high school

Students were on school steps chanting and holding up signs

Students on the steps of Mt. Boucherie Secondary School (Photo/Dave Ogilvie)
Armstrong's Len Wood Middle School was on lockdown Friday, March 5 after a student allegedly threatened a staff member with a weapon. (Morning Star file photo)

Public health investigating as Armstrong school meets COVID-19 potential activity signal

Len Wood Middle School has reached an attendance threshold

Armstrong's Len Wood Middle School was on lockdown Friday, March 5 after a student allegedly threatened a staff member with a weapon. (Morning Star file photo)
FILE Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Staffing shortages, COVID-19 lead to postponement of B.C. provincial exams

Education ministry assures students that postponement will not affect university admissions

FILE Students walk through a corridor at the relocated New Westminster Secondary School, in New Westminster, B.C., on Thursday, October 14, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Vernon School District invites the public to a budget meeting on Jan. 26, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Input sought on Vernon school district budget, which may include $1.7 million downfall

The public can virtually attend a presentation on School District 22 finances on Jan. 26

The Vernon School District invites the public to a budget meeting on Jan. 26, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The School District 83 board of trustees is urging employees not yet fully vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

North Okanagan-Shuswap school board supports collection of employee vaccination status

School district would collect vaccination status if requested by Interior Health

The School District 83 board of trustees is urging employees not yet fully vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Revelstoke Credit Union booth at Revelstoke Secondary School. (Contributed by Jamie Hobgood)

Revelstoke Credit Union announces post-secondary education awards

Two bursary opportunities are currently open for application with another to open on Feb. 14

The Revelstoke Credit Union booth at Revelstoke Secondary School. (Contributed by Jamie Hobgood)
Kidston Elementary School

No functional closure yet as Vernon school reaches absentee threshold

Elementary school in Coldstream has 101 kids missing school

Kidston Elementary School