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The Science Fair Foundation BC has just announced semi-finalists for the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase competing for $5,000 in two age categories: 12 to 15 and 16 to 19. Now in its third year, the showcase had 71 projects submitted.

Youth Innovation Showcase announces 2021 semi-finalists

The Science Fair Foundation BC has just announced the semi-finalists for the…

  • May 10, 2021

 

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ board has voted against instituting trustee pay raises in July, instead increasing wages of the next school board. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustees vote to hold off on pay raise until next board is elected

Ad hoc committee recommended giving current trustees a boost in pay, starting July

 

Departure Bay Elementary Eco-School. (News Bulletin File)

COVID-19 case reported at Departure Bay Eco-School in Nanaimo

Potential exposure date is April 21, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

 

A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on Sept. 2, 2020. Uniformed police officers will no longer be assigned to Vancouver public schools after trustees voted to end its school liaison officer program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Trustees vote to end program assigning uniformed police officers to Vancouver schools

Trustees voted eight to one Monday in favour of a motion to halt the program at the end of June.

A physical distancing sign is seen during a media tour of Hastings Elementary school in Vancouver on Sept. 2, 2020. Uniformed police officers will no longer be assigned to Vancouver public schools after trustees voted to end its school liaison officer program. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
École Quarterway Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)

École Quarterway Elementary in Nanaimo sees COVID-19 case

Potential exposure dates April 20, 21 and 22, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

École Quarterway Elementary School. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school trustees look at approving a raise for themselves this summer

Remuneration committee recommends pay increases based on comparable school districts

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file photo)
A teacher-librarian in Nanaimo was fired in 2019 for checking out an age-inappropriate graphic novel to a student. The discipline agreement was published Wednesday, April 21. (News Bulletin file photo)
A teacher-librarian in Nanaimo was fired in 2019 for checking out an age-inappropriate graphic novel to a student. The discipline agreement was published Wednesday, April 21. (News Bulletin file photo)
Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh school. (Submitted photo)

Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh school sees COVID-19 case

Potential exposure dates April 13-15, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

Qwam Qwum Stuwixwulh school. (Submitted photo)
Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district teachers’ union, and its counterparts from Mount Arrowsmith district, seek stricter COVID-19 rules. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith teachers’ union asks health authority for stricter COVID-19 measures

Teachers ask for vaccine, more online learning, mask mandate for primary students

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district teachers’ union, and its counterparts from Mount Arrowsmith district, seek stricter COVID-19 rules. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)

Pleasant Valley school in Nanaimo sees case of COVID-19

Potential exposure date April 13, says Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. (News Bulletin file)
Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ district administration centre. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district gets started on new budget amid unknowns

Ministry’s per-student funding increase doesn’t fully cover pay raises for teachers and support staff

Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ district administration centre. (News Bulletin file)
The old career resource centre, formerly Quennell School, was demolished last week. (Photo courtesy Erik Warners)

Old career centre and school demolished in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter

School district says building was decaying and was unsuitable for use

The old career resource centre, formerly Quennell School, was demolished last week. (Photo courtesy Erik Warners)
Teachers from SD42 and other districts in the Lower Mainland flocked to Surrey on Tuesday in the hopes of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. (Sheelagh Brothers/Twitter)

Don’t line up for vaccines unless asked to come, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

Social media post shows teachers lining up outside of Surrey clinic for leftover doses

Teachers from SD42 and other districts in the Lower Mainland flocked to Surrey on Tuesday in the hopes of getting a COVID-19 vaccine. (Sheelagh Brothers/Twitter)
(Black Press Media files)

B.C. teacher banned from teaching younger students after showing age-inappropriate movies

Teacher showed multiple inappropriate movies and failed to supervise students

(Black Press Media files)
FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

B.C. teachers’ union asks officials for COVID data to prove schools are still safe

BCTF president wants province to share criteria for when schools switch between in-person and remote learning

FILE – A student arrives at school as teachers dressed in red participate in a solidarity march to raise awareness about cases of COVID-19 at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. A number of schools in the Fraser Health region, including Woodward Hill, have reported cases of the B.1.7.7 COVID-19 variant first detected in the U.K. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – A crossing guard stops traffic as a student wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 arrives at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Parents struggle to navigate in-person school, child care amid B.C.’s surging 3rd wave

Both Toronto and Peel have shut down schools for in-person learning

FILE – A crossing guard stops traffic as a student wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 arrives at Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary School, in Surrey, B.C., on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE – A family walk past the sign at Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

All Toronto schools to close for in-person learning as of Wednesday

Toronto joins Peel in being second Ontario region to make the jump

FILE – A family walk past the sign at Thorncliffe Park Public School in Toronto on Friday December 4, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
A sign at Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ administration office. (News Bulletin file)

New mask rules should have been implemented earlier, says Nanaimo teachers’ union

Grade 4-12 students now mandated to wear masks indoors, even when at their desks

A sign at Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ administration office. (News Bulletin file)
The school district has reported a COVID-19 case at Wellington Secondary School. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: Wellington Secondary in Nanaimo sees another COVID-19 case

Potential exposure dates March 29 and 30, says Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district

The school district has reported a COVID-19 case at Wellington Secondary School. (News Bulletin file photo)
(News Bulletin file)

Stricter mask rules coming into effect for Nanaimo-Ladysmith students

Grade 4-12 students now see mandatory mask requirements

(News Bulletin file)