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Students from Chemainus Secondary School were evacuated as a precaution Tuesday. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Secondary evacuated as a precaution from fire call

Basement smell checked out but nothing found by fire crews

 

Coast Mountains School District 82 Superintendent of Schools Aaron Callaghan confirmed the teacher is no longer employed with SD82. (File photo)

Anti-vax outburst lands ex-northwest B.C. teacher in hot water

Secondary teacher who stormed cafeteria vaccine clinic no longer employed by school district

 

Grade 10 student Maeci Parsonage, left, and Grade 12 student Anna Hill are frustrated with Nanaimo Christian School’s stance on what is an appropriate club name for LGBTQ students. (Mandy Moraes/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Christian School won’t allow ‘Queer-Straight Alliance’ as club name

Independent school superintendent says ‘Space for Belonging’ name is less polarizing

 

The campus at Camosun College. (File Photo)

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The campus at Camosun College. (File Photo)
Traffic back up on the corner of Garnet Road and Cedar Hill Road (Courtesy of Janet Black)

VIDEO: Saanich resident cites ‘extremely dangerous mix’ in demand for road changes

A lack of speed-slowing devices and crossings a concern as traffic near school increases

Traffic back up on the corner of Garnet Road and Cedar Hill Road (Courtesy of Janet Black)
An ex-principal of Britannia Community Elementary School in Vancouver is facing a lawsuit from the school district, which claims she stole more than $170,000 from the school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Former B.C. principal stole $170K from Vancouver elementary school, lawsuit claims

Tricia Low accused of stealing gift cards from families in need, using school funds for herself

An ex-principal of Britannia Community Elementary School in Vancouver is facing a lawsuit from the school district, which claims she stole more than $170,000 from the school. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Dover Bay Secondary School will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12-13, after at transformer failed, knocking out electricity. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: Dover Bay Secondary will re-open after electrical problem

On-site transformer failed, knocking out electricity at the school earlier this week

Dover Bay Secondary School will be closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12-13, after at transformer failed, knocking out electricity. (News Bulletin file photo)
Former B.C. private school counsellor Luke Lawson will never be allowed to teach in the province again, following a child pornography conviction and investigation by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. private school counsellor banned for life following child porn sentence

Nude images of young girls found inside Luke Lawson’s home during 2020 police search

Former B.C. private school counsellor Luke Lawson will never be allowed to teach in the province again, following a child pornography conviction and investigation by the B.C. Commissioner for Teacher Regulation. (Credit: Pixabay)
Kasari Govender, British Columbia’s Human Rights Commissioner, is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-B.C. Human Rights Commission. *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Human Rights Commissioner calls for an end to police officer program in B.C. schools

Marginalized students, as well as their parents and communities, have raised significant concerns

Kasari Govender, British Columbia’s Human Rights Commissioner, is seen in an undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-B.C. Human Rights Commission. *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Victoria High is British Columbia’s oldest high school. (Photo by Cole Descoteau)

Victoria High School seismic project extended four months

Students are now scheduled to go back to Victoria High School in January 2024

Victoria High is British Columbia’s oldest high school. (Photo by Cole Descoteau)
Pearson College has announced it has raised nearly $40 million for its Renew and Re-found Campaign. Pictured, Deborah Saucier, president of Vancouver Island University, Craig Davis, president and head of college for Pearson College, and Philip Steenkamp, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University, stand with Hatley Castle in the background following the April signing of a pair of MOUs to create a new climate action leadership diploma program, which is one of the programs funded through the campaign.
 (Photo courtesy of Royal Roads University)

Pearson College nears $40M goal for Renew and Re-found Campaign

The funds are to be used for reconciliation, climate leadership, and more initiatives

Pearson College has announced it has raised nearly $40 million for its Renew and Re-found Campaign. Pictured, Deborah Saucier, president of Vancouver Island University, Craig Davis, president and head of college for Pearson College, and Philip Steenkamp, president and vice-chancellor of Royal Roads University, stand with Hatley Castle in the background following the April signing of a pair of MOUs to create a new climate action leadership diploma program, which is one of the programs funded through the campaign.
 (Photo courtesy of Royal Roads University)
Two B.C. teachers disciplined for angry interactions with students. (Pixabay)

2 B.C. teachers disciplined over angry, intimidating behaviour

One school teacher yelled at elementary school student, held their shoulders

Two B.C. teachers disciplined for angry interactions with students. (Pixabay)
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. The organization that represents the British Columbia government in negotiations with the province’s teachers says it has reached a tentative contract with educators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. teachers union says new contract puts teachers in ‘top tier’ in Canada

Annual salaries set to increase by $6,000 to $8,500 by 3rd year

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. The organization that represents the British Columbia government in negotiations with the province’s teachers says it has reached a tentative contract with educators. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Both Sicamous and Salmon Arm RCMP are requesting the public’s help locating the suspect in two separate incidents in Sicamous and Salmon Arm on Oct. 21 that they think may have been committed by the same person. The first image from left was taken in Sicamous, the second in Salmon Arm. (RCMP images)

Same man suspected in Sicamous sexual assault, Salmon Arm indecent exposure

RCMP would like public’s help in locating suspect, also seeking more witnesses

Both Sicamous and Salmon Arm RCMP are requesting the public’s help locating the suspect in two separate incidents in Sicamous and Salmon Arm on Oct. 21 that they think may have been committed by the same person. The first image from left was taken in Sicamous, the second in Salmon Arm. (RCMP images)
Oliver Blair Finlayson, an 11-year-old Grade 4 student at Lake Cowichan School who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, sits in his wheelchair in front of the playground equipment at Lake Cowichan School, which is not accessible to many students with physical challenges. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Mother wants accessible playground equipment installed at Lake Cowichan School

Her son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair

Oliver Blair Finlayson, an 11-year-old Grade 4 student at Lake Cowichan School who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, sits in his wheelchair in front of the playground equipment at Lake Cowichan School, which is not accessible to many students with physical challenges. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Sicamous RCMP are seeking a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred near Parkview Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (File photo)

Sicamous RCMP seek suspect after youth sexually assaulted near school

Incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21

Sicamous RCMP are seeking a suspect involved in a sexual assault that occurred near Parkview Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. (File photo)
A B.C. high school teacher is suspended for two months after an investigation found he had inappropriate relationships with numerous students. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. teacher who held inappropriate one-on-ones with students suspended for 2 months

Teacher touched students’ hands, knees, thighs on several occasions, commissioner found

A B.C. high school teacher is suspended for two months after an investigation found he had inappropriate relationships with numerous students. (Credit: Pixabay)
English Language Learners teacher, Harjit Chauhan (centre) has been actively involved with educating students and the community about cultural celebrations like Diwali and Ramadan. (The News)

B.C. teacher wins national We Love Teachers contest

Harjit Chauhan was one of eight finalists in the inaugural Staples Canada program

English Language Learners teacher, Harjit Chauhan (centre) has been actively involved with educating students and the community about cultural celebrations like Diwali and Ramadan. (The News)
This graphic was used to warn voters about upcoming school board elections in B.C. and other provinces this month. (Ben & Jerry’s Canada)

Ben & Jerry’s Canada urging B.C. to ‘vote for schools that are safe for all kids’

‘The far-right is trying to stack school boards,’ the ice cream moguls warned Oct. 12

This graphic was used to warn voters about upcoming school board elections in B.C. and other provinces this month. (Ben & Jerry’s Canada)
From left: Isabel Tipton, great-granddaughter of Hans Helgesen, the first chairman of the school board; Ann Stewart, great-great-granddaughter of John Witty who donated the land for the school to be built on; and Diane Cowden, great-granddaughter of Emily Fisher, the school’s first teacher. The trio received the honour of cutting the ribbon on the newly renovated and reopened Metchosin Schoolhouse Museum. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Metchosin Schoolhouse Museum reopens after renovations

Descendants of key people in the school’s history were on hand to cut the ribbon Saturday

From left: Isabel Tipton, great-granddaughter of Hans Helgesen, the first chairman of the school board; Ann Stewart, great-great-granddaughter of John Witty who donated the land for the school to be built on; and Diane Cowden, great-granddaughter of Emily Fisher, the school’s first teacher. The trio received the honour of cutting the ribbon on the newly renovated and reopened Metchosin Schoolhouse Museum. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)