The Board of Education has announced that Phil Munro will be joining School District No. 69 (Qualicum) in the role of director of operations, effective May 24.
Eight Parksville and Comox Valley retirees will tackle the 10 km Virtual Vancouver Sun Run this month to raise funds to put Kenyan students through high school, where tuition is not free.
A Talking Stick gifted by University of Victoria officials to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) chancellor, Cloy-e-iss, Dr. Judith Sayers, solidifies a longstanding relationship between the two institutions and reaffirms a commitment to reconciliation.
The first students are anticipated to move in in September 2024.
It is the first program of its kind to include both theory and supervised practice from an accredited university in Canada.
Students contemplating the next step in their post-secondary careers can drop in to Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) virtual Graduate Programs Expo on Jan. 19.
A full return to school for K-12 students will be delayed until Jan. 10 to give public health and schools time to adapt to the impacts of the Omicron variant.
“It gives you a better perspective on what is important,” said Dick Glassford, a volunteer KEEF board member who lives in Parksville.
The program came about after Indigenous Elder Linda Jack gathered friends and community groups to help her quest to learn how to read.
Students who complete the program will learn common forestry industry terms, weigh scaling procedures and identification of commercial log species, according to NIC.

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