Education

Rendering of what a new NRE facility could look like.
Rendering of what a new NRE facility could look like. Nanaimo Recycling Exchange

Money announced for Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, but request to build new facility denied

By Ian Holmes
February 16, 2018 - 3:59pm Updated: February 16, 2018 - 4:53pm

NANAIMO — Conditional financial support has been made to the Nanaimo Recycling Exchange, but it falls well short of what the non-profit organizations asked for.

24 students at Ladysmith Secondary School asked questions from 16 Elders, learning everything from where they were born to what they themselves learned from previous Elders.
24 students at Ladysmith Secondary School asked questions from 16 Elders, learning everything from where they were born to what they themselves learned from previous Elders. submitted/SD68

Indigenous culture and history a learning lesson for Ladysmith students

By Spencer Sterritt
February 16, 2018 - 3:06pm

NANAIMO — Students at Ladysmith Secondary School tried their hands at being historians when they sat down and talked with Indigenous Elders about their history.

The six selected for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, who will now travel the world for research.
The six selected for the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, who will now travel the world for research. Vancouver Island Unviersity

VIU students traveling abroad to help global climate change efforts

By Spencer Sterritt
February 9, 2018 - 7:29pm Updated: February 10, 2018 - 10:00pm

NANAIMO — To help in global efforts to fight climate change, six Vancouver Island University students are traveling abroad as part of a prestigious scholarship program.

A sign posted at a recent conversation open house about the overdose crisis in Oceanside.
A sign posted at a recent conversation open house about the overdose crisis in Oceanside. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Difficult conversations about overdose crisis urged for Oceanside area

By Spencer Sterritt
February 9, 2018 - 7:14pm

NANAIMO — With one of the highest per capita rates of fatal overdoses in B.C., health care workers are urging families and communities to have real, productive conversations about the ongoing crisis.

B.C. invests in teacher education programs in effort to ease teacher shortages

By The Canadian Press
February 9, 2018 - 3:10pm Updated: February 9, 2018 - 4:43pm

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government moved Friday to tackle widespread teacher shortage issues by funding more than 100 new training spaces, but the teachers' union says that does little to provide help immediately needed in classrooms.

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