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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...

Kamloops-Thompson schools to return to one-week spring break

Two-week spring break will be short-lived in the Kamloops-Thompson school district, with trustees voting Monday night to return to a one-week March break in...

Kamloops in need of more space for students

School District 73 may need about 25 more portables — at a cost of about $3.5 million — in the next five years. Art McDonald,...

SD73 gets cash for design work

The provincial government will give the Kamloops-Thompson school district money to conduct design-development work that might impact Westmount elementary and a future school in...

School district responding to death of student

School District 73 follows a structured process when — one that has a lot of leeway in how it proceeds — when a student...

In wake of court decision, $50-million influx, union head suggests 70 teachers needed locally

While David Komljenovic is happy to see $50 million added to providing education in the province, the head of the Kamloops-Thompson Teachers Association (KTTA)...

TRU home to Zipcar program

Seven new cars will be parked on Thompson Rivers University’s campus when students return to classes on Monday, courtesy of a car-sharing program. The small...

Victoria will spend $50 million to hire teachers, support workers

The provincial government is allocating $50 million to immediately hire teachers and improve student supports. The move is the first the government has officially made...

A natural connection

Niki Edgeworth wouldn’t let two visa rejections and a significant lack of funding keep Steven Kega from studying in Canada. The Rwandan has dreamt of...

Where Are They Now? Former trustee busy in the community

IN THE PHOTO: Annette Glover was a school board trustee for 18 years before stepping down in 2014 to run for Kamloops city council. Annette Glover...

More students mean more money for Kamloops-Thompson school district

With 162 more students than expected this school year, the Kamloops-Thompson school district will receive $1.17 million in additional funding. District secretary-treasurer Kelvin Stretch said...

TRU gets nod from BC Hydro for energy savings

A campaign to cut energy costs has led to about $500,000 in savings at Thompson Rivers University and recognition by BC Hydro for doing...

Feeling ripples of kindness at Kamloops School of the Arts

Random acts of kindness can show up anywhere. For Jennica Alpaugh’s Grade 6 class at Kamloops School of the Arts, it flowed from a conversation...

Kamloops-Thompson board of education elects new chairwoman

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include comments from Denise Harper. A Kamloops-Thompson school district trustee in her ninth year has ousted veteran...

Special-needs students’ grad rates rising in Kamloops-Thompson school district

While School District 73 has seen graduation-completion rates increase through the years, none of the categories has seen the growth experienced with special-needs students. In...

SD73 to make naloxone kits available to schools that need them

School District 73 will make naloxone kits available for schools that feel they have a student population at risk for overdoses. Naloxone is an antidote...