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Hornby Island marine education camp available for female high school students

HORNBY ISLAND, B.C. – Female students have an exciting opportunity this summer. A partnership between School District 71 Comox Valley, the Tribune Bay Outdoor Education Centre and Ocean Wise is offering an all-female camp for...

New VIU Class Offers Insights Into Addiction

Vancouver Island University has graduated it's first batch of Addiction Studies Certificate students. The class was developed by Psychology Professor Doctor Elliott Marchant and the program is intended to be taken as part of a...

School District 72 Working to Raise Graduation Rate

The province says that 83% of students in British Columbia finish high school. Campbell River's School District 72 Superintendent Tom Longridge says it's about the same rate at the local level. However, the district is...

Trucking company donates to NIC trades course

Students in the heavy duty mechanical program at North Island College are benefiting from a donation from a local trucking company. Bailey Western Star Trucks provided $5,000 to the College Foundation at its annual...

Campbell River NIC campus set for upgrades

Work is set to get underway this weekend to prep for the multi-million dollar upgrade to North Island College's campus in Campbell River. A $13.5 million trades training centre was announced for the campus earlier...

Education Minister releases more details on BCTF deal

The Ministry of Education has released more details of the deal reached with teachers in relation to class size and composition. Education Minister Mike Bernier says the education system will receive a total of...

Funding for aquaculture diploma program at NIC

North Island College is looking forward to growing their aquaculture diploma course. The provincial government has announced that the Campbell River Campus would receive $600,000 to develop a diploma program. School President John Bowman...

NIC forms partnership with Chinese city for new program

North Island College has signed a partnership with the city of Tianjin in China to launch a new program that will help international students broaden their hospitality skills. NIC's Thevi Pather says the course will...

North Island MLA Seeing Problems With Provincial Budget

The MLA for the North Island says the provincial budget is lacking in several key areas for our region. The budget was delivered in the legislature Tuesday and, as expected, contained investments in health care,...

Open house held for high-schoolers at NIC

High school students from across the region gathered at North Island College Thursday morning to check out post-secondary opportunities. Grade 11 students from Parksville to Port Hardy were at the Comox Valley campus to meet...

Funding for Aboriginal Skills Training Fund

The BC Government is committing more funding to the Aboriginal Skills Training Fund. Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad says $11.8 million will be invested in 17 more skills-training projects this...

NDP education critic reacts to BCTF funding deal

The NDP Education Critic says the interim deal between the BCTF and the Province is too late for many BC students. The government has announced a $50 million investment, following the Supreme Court's ruling...

Province and BCTF reach funding deal

The BC Government has come to an agreement with the teachers' union after a lengthy court battle over contract language. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that legislation brought in by the government in...

Longridge named President of BCSSA

The Superintendent of the Campbell River School District has been named the new president of the BC School Superintendents Association. Tom Longridge will serve as a representative for education leadership staff throughout the province. He...

Canada Learning Bond helping low-income families

The Canada Learning Bond is a Federal grant that helps low-income families start saving for their children's post-secondary education. Vancouver Island University is working to raise awareness of the program so families in the region...

Education Ministry asking for feedback on report card appearance

Parents are being encouraged to provide feedback on what you'd like to see in student's report cards. Education Minister Mike Bernier says the new curriculum is bringing a lot of changes to the education system...

Survey being done on challenges students face

A phone survey is being done on Vancouver Island on some of the challenges when it comes to accessing post-secondary education. Port McNeill Mayor Shirley Ackland voiced the phone survey. She says it's part of...

New logo for NIC Aboriginal Education Advisory Council

North Island College's Aboriginal Education Advisory Council has unveiled a new logo to welcome aboriginal students to the college. Council Chair Fran Prince says they get a lot of feedback from students about how the...
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