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Lower student loan interest rates in B.C. budget

Students still in school and those already graduated will pay less in loan repayments with a change announced in Tuesday’s provincial budget. Finance Minister Mike...

SD73 to receive provincial funding for supplies

School District 73 will receive about $705,000 of the new $27.4-million Student Learning Grant announced by the provincial government. SD73 secretary-treasurer Kelvin Stretch said an...

Teachers’ union says two-week spring break issue not dead

Teachers are pleased the Kamloops-Thompson board of education is asking for more input on its proposed school calendars, said David Komljenovic. The president of the...

Lottery underway for Kamloops schools of choice

The first phase of a lottery for kindergarten admission to schools of choice is underway. Kamloops-Thompson school district assistant superintendent Rob Schoen said the first...

SD73 soliciting more feedback on spring break debate

Teachers have pushed back at the Kamloops-Thompson board of education's desire to return to a one-week spring break as the issue returns to the...

Summit elementary water sample yields higher lead level, but there is little cause for...

Test results are expected next week on a water sample at Summit elementary that showed an elevated amount of lead. Michelle Marginet, manager of health...

School of Arts earns accolades

Two distinct moments speak to the talent that saw a group of Kamloops School of the Arts students win an international award — and...

TRU president pens letter on Quebec City killings; Trump’s executive order

Thompson Rivers University president and vice-chancellor Alan Shaver released this letter in response to the killings on Sunday of six men in a Quebec...

Sports, entertainment and media law part of TRU conference

Thompson Rivers University law students are expecting higher public interest in their annual conference this week based on the topics being explored — entertainment,...

From the beaches of Bahamas to where the rivers meet

Students from the Bahamas are showing a rapidly growing interest in studying at Thompson Rivers University. Within a year, the number of TRU students hailing...

Rose honoured for excellence in education

IN THE PHOTO: Chris Rose, known for his work with special needs children, recently received the Owl Award for Excellence in Public Education from SD73....

Hello? Allow me to transfer your call

A decision by Thompson Rivers University to automate its switchboard system is not sitting well with some of the institution’s employees. In particular, the union...

Mehta points to dirty air as biggest health risk

Michael Mehta believes air pollution is the largest human health risk, backing his assertion with statistics from the World Health Organization that peg it...

Financial smarts top SD73’s strategic plan feedback

Financial literacy and critical thinking and problem-solving are the top themes to emerge from School District 73’s engagement with its employees and the public...

South Kam’s Hanks aiming for $100,000 scholarship

In the nothing ventured, nothing gained school of thought, Geoffrey Hanks decided he would apply for a Loran Scholars Foundation scholarship. The South Kamloops secondary...

More teachers being hired in Kamloops-Thompson schools

Postings are expected this week for additional teaching staff in the Kamloops-Thompson school district, hirings that will flow from the $50 million the provincial...

Welcome to Kamloops — the course

Newcomers to Kamloops have a fresh option to consider as they set out to learn more about their new home. Sasha Kondrashov, an assistant professor...

Kamloops teachers’ union wants two-week spring break retained

David Komljenovic doesn’t want to see the Kamloops-Thompson board of education do away with a two-week spring break. The president of the Kamloops-Thompson Teachers’ Association...

Jan. 30 open house in Kamloops on student reporting

Parents of children in schools in the Kamloops-Thompson district are invited to an open house to discuss how they want to be informed of...

Kamloops-Thompson kids on par with provincial peers

Students in Grade 4 and 7 are now writing the annual provincial foundation skills assessment exams, which continue through Feb. 17. According to statistics from...