Students

A B.C. teacher who worked at two schools in Peace River was suspended for four weeks, after the commissioner for teacher regulation found he made racist comments to coworkers and yelled at students. (Pixabay)

B.C. teacher suspended over racist remarks to coworkers, yelling at students

Brent Daniel worked at two schools in the Peace River South school district

 

A B.C. elementary school teacher is suspended for one day after showing her Grade 2 students a horror movie and inappropriately using classroom time. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. teacher who showed R-rated film to Grade 2s suspended 1 day

Teacher also described to class how she bullied kids when she was in school

 

Michael Marshall, 25, UBCO physics student living at the Vinyards. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

UBCO students rent affordable units at senior’s residence in exchange for fun

Two students in their 20s are living at the Vinyards residence for seniors

 

Two B.C. teachers disciplined for angry interactions with students. (Pixabay)

2 B.C. teachers disciplined over angry, intimidating behaviour

One school teacher yelled at elementary school student, held their shoulders

Two B.C. teachers disciplined for angry interactions with students. (Pixabay)
Fraser Tuck (left) and Liam Pope-Lau (right) pose with a LifeHeat life jacket. (Courtesy of Kyle Slavin)

2 Greater Victoria students named finalists at Youth Innovation Showcase

Liam Pope-Lau and Fraser Tuck have invented a self-heating life jacket

Fraser Tuck (left) and Liam Pope-Lau (right) pose with a LifeHeat life jacket. (Courtesy of Kyle Slavin)
The Qualicum Beach Community Hall (644 Memorial Ave) (File photo).

District 69 backpack program fundraiser planned for Nov. 10

Charity fashion show and dance starts 6 p.m. at Qualicum Beach Community Hall

The Qualicum Beach Community Hall (644 Memorial Ave) (File photo).
Errington Elementary leadership students are gearing up for the district food drive. From left: Everett, Macey, Gracie, Ella, Brooklyn and Sunnie. (Submitted photo)

School District 69 launches food drive to assist families in need

Schools ask residents to help by bringing non-perishable food items in November

Errington Elementary leadership students are gearing up for the district food drive. From left: Everett, Macey, Gracie, Ella, Brooklyn and Sunnie. (Submitted photo)
Elena Sales was chosen as one of four students to win a national $20,000 4-H scholarship. (Submitted photo)

Kwalikum Secondary grad chosen as national $20K scholarship winner

Elena Sales one of four recipients of 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction

Elena Sales was chosen as one of four students to win a national $20,000 4-H scholarship. (Submitted photo)
A B.C. high school teacher is suspended for two months after an investigation found he had inappropriate relationships with numerous students. (Credit: Pixabay)

B.C. teacher who held inappropriate one-on-ones with students suspended for 2 months

Teacher touched students’ hands, knees, thighs on several occasions, commissioner found

A B.C. high school teacher is suspended for two months after an investigation found he had inappropriate relationships with numerous students. (Credit: Pixabay)
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser arrives for question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada to allow international students to work more hours due to labour shortage

CASA: ‘This is not only a win for international students, but also for Canada’

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser arrives for question period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Inflation hits international students hard, with some turning to food banks

One Vancouver food bank said three-quarters of the students it aids were from overseas

Kashish Hukku Jani is seen in Vancouver, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Jani, 22, a fourth-year communication design student at Emily Carr University, said skyrocketing living costs make it hard to focus on her studies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Demonstrators protesting the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students hold signs with a message that reads in Spanish: “It was the Army” in reference to the missing students, during a protest outside of a military base in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, days before the anniversary of the disappearance of the students in Iguala, Guerrero. One week prior, Mexican authorities said they arrested a retired general and three other members of the army for alleged connection to their disappearance. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Demonstrators protesting the 2014 disappearance of 43 college students hold signs with a message that reads in Spanish: “It was the Army” in reference to the missing students, during a protest outside of a military base in Mexico City, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, days before the anniversary of the disappearance of the students in Iguala, Guerrero. One week prior, Mexican authorities said they arrested a retired general and three other members of the army for alleged connection to their disappearance. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
A general view of the Ryerson University campus in Toronto, is seen on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Researchers with RBC are calling for an urgent reset of Canada’s immigration process to keep talented international students in country to fill key labour shortages.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Rules need change to keep international students in Canada and fill labour gaps: RBC

Study finds complicated system may be turning qualified and much-needed workers away

A general view of the Ryerson University campus in Toronto, is seen on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Researchers with RBC are calling for an urgent reset of Canada’s immigration process to keep talented international students in country to fill key labour shortages.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
The B.C. government announced a one-time $60-million back-to-school fund Aug. 29. It will be divided between 60 school districts. (Unsplash)

$60M between 60 school districts: B.C. announces one-time back-to-school fund

Each district will receive at least $250,000 to be used at its discretion

The B.C. government announced a one-time $60-million back-to-school fund Aug. 29. It will be divided between 60 school districts. (Unsplash)
Two Northwest Territories youth joined NASA researchers aboard a Gulfstream III jet earlier this month as they soared above Great Slave Lake and parts of of Nunavut and Alberta. Jacki Moore-Tsetta stands with NASA’s Greg Nelson (left) and Shawn Kern (right) in front of the NASA aircraft in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jacki Moore-Tsetta

‘From leaf to space’: N.W.T. youth join NASA flight surveying climate change effects

Jet flight part of project ABoVE, examining the Arctic and boreal forests

Two Northwest Territories youth joined NASA researchers aboard a Gulfstream III jet earlier this month as they soared above Great Slave Lake and parts of of Nunavut and Alberta. Jacki Moore-Tsetta stands with NASA’s Greg Nelson (left) and Shawn Kern (right) in front of the NASA aircraft in this handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Jacki Moore-Tsetta
A B.C. teacher has been banned for 15 years for engaging in inappropriate relationships with former students. (Pixabay)

15-year ban for B.C. teacher who travelled overnight, shared room with recent graduates

Teacher entered into intimate relationship with 1 former student during trip

A B.C. teacher has been banned for 15 years for engaging in inappropriate relationships with former students. (Pixabay)
Hannah Sullivan Facknitz poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 7, 2022. Students are finding their dollar doesn’t go as far when covering rising tuition, housing and food costs, while buying books and basics is more expensive than before. Many of the current prices are the most expensive they’ve ever encountered. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Surviving just by the skin of my teeth’: Students face high inflation for first time

39-year high inflation is something most in university have never had to deal with

Hannah Sullivan Facknitz poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Thursday, July 7, 2022. Students are finding their dollar doesn’t go as far when covering rising tuition, housing and food costs, while buying books and basics is more expensive than before. Many of the current prices are the most expensive they’ve ever encountered. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Students from all over the world come to the Parksville Qualicum Beach area to study, improve their English skills and experience Canadian culture. (Angela Cole photo)

Distict 69 international student program looking for 25 more hosts

Hosts receive $900 tax-free stipend to reimburse expenses

Students from all over the world come to the Parksville Qualicum Beach area to study, improve their English skills and experience Canadian culture. (Angela Cole photo)
Noah Peppin, who has been seizure-free for nearly five years, with his mom and dad, Stephanie Vazquez and Mark Peppin. (Contributed photo)

B.C. boy at risk of life-threatening seizures ‘discharged’ from rescue-medication program

Noah Peppin hasn’t had a seizure in nearly five years, but will never be out of the woods: mom

Noah Peppin, who has been seizure-free for nearly five years, with his mom and dad, Stephanie Vazquez and Mark Peppin. (Contributed photo)
A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. teacher dealt 10-year ban for inappropriate communication with 4 students

Joseph James Hizon Arnesto taught Grades 7 to 12 at an independent B.C. school

A B.C. teacher is banned for 10 years after inappropriately communicating with at least four students in Grades 8 to 12. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward