• NVIT students and siblings recognized with scholarships

    A pair of community-minded siblings, both of whom attended the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, recently received significant scholarships recognizing their contributions to the city of Merritt and the surrounding region. Jake and Stephanie Tourand each received...

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  • SD 58 closing in on new education agreement with Nooaitch, Coldwater bands

    School District 58 is working towards a local education agreement (LEA) with the Nooaitch and Coldwater bands. “We are through to some final discussions with the communities of Nooaitch and Coldwater and we’ll be looking at finalizing...

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  • Curriculum implementation pushed back in B.C.

      Fully implementing the new curriculum at the high school level in B.C. has been pushed back yet again. The 2017-18 school year is the second year grade 10 to 12 teachers are able to teach with...

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  • Teacher could return to MSS after serving suspension

      A Merritt teacher who violated professional conduct standards by sending inappropriate text messages to recently-graduated students will be returning to Merritt Secondary School after he serves a one-month suspension. School District 58 superintendent Stephen McNiven confirmed...

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  • Principals swapping places in School District 58

      There are a few familiar faces taking on principal roles around the school district this year. Merritt Secondary School vice principal Karen Goetz is moving from the brick and mortar of Merritt Secondary School (MSS) to...

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  • New teachers still being sought

      There are still eight positions to fill in School District 58 as the new school year approaches after a court ruling brought about a hiring surge in public schools across the province. To date, about 20...

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  • SD 58 hires new assistant superintendent

      For the first time in two years School District 58 has a new assistant superintendent. Jameel Aziz has been appointed to the position, taking over from Christine Perkins who left the district to become the superintendent...

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  • New curriculum on trial for one more year

      The new public school curriculum expected to roll out province-wide this September will have one more trial year at the high school level before being fully implemented. “This year will be year two of grade 10...

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  • SD 58 aims to continue reducing deficit as 2017-18 budget officially passed

    School District 58 has passed its 2017-18 budget, which projects a lower deficit than last year. The board of education officially adopted the budget with a deficit of $1,281,021 at its final regular meeting at the end...

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  • Million-dollar health research grant largest ever at TRU

    By: Kamloops This Week Thompson Rivers University has received its largest health research grant ever thanks to the Canadian Institute of Health Research — $1 million that will fund studies into First Nations and Indigenous health issues. TRU...

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