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COVID-19 has made the 2020-21 school year at Chemainus Secondary School interesting and challenging for graduates. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Secondary School 2021 graduates

Here’s the young men and women who are embarking on life’s next journey

 

Students walk to school at the Durham College campus and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Ont., on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Despite economic reopening, students still worry about lack of summer work

Concerns raised about the ability of young people to earn enough to help cover tuition in the fall

 

Hayden Bradbury and Lauren Salmon John Paul II Catholic School with their tiny home project. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Vancouver Island youngsters take on Tiny Home Challenge

Port Alberni students build model homes out of recycled materials

 

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Nancy Bright presents an envelope to Grayson Magee containing $50 in appreciation for helping her after a fall in Askew Creek in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Student’s actions to assist senior after a nasty fall appreciated

Cash rewarded provided for assistance beyond the call of duty in a Chemainus park

Nancy Bright presents an envelope to Grayson Magee containing $50 in appreciation for helping her after a fall in Askew Creek in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Crofton Elementary School. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)

COVID-19 case reported at Crofton Elementary School

Member of the school community tests positive and currently isolating

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Crofton Elementary School. (FIle photo by Don Bodger)
The University of Ottawa campus is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Throngs of former students have been unable to reach Canada’s loans centre, which is working through a backlog of more than 30,000 applications for repayment assistance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

National Student Loan Service Centre plagued by delays as requests for help soar

Current and former students said their issues with the service centre go beyond long wait times

The University of Ottawa campus is shown in Ottawa, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Throngs of former students have been unable to reach Canada’s loans centre, which is working through a backlog of more than 30,000 applications for repayment assistance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Thetis Island’s Katia Bannister is always willing to answer the call of the wild for our environment. (Photo submitted)

Thetis Island youth devoted to important environmental causes

Cleaning up sensitive ecosystems brings issues to the forefront

Thetis Island’s Katia Bannister is always willing to answer the call of the wild for our environment. (Photo submitted)
Here is Brooklyn Stobbe’s black and white intermediate poster entry that placed first at the branch level in 2019. (Photo submitted)

Remarkable Remembrance Day posters done by students each year

Samples from Crofton’s Brooklyn Stobbe over the years

  • Nov 3, 2020
Here is Brooklyn Stobbe’s black and white intermediate poster entry that placed first at the branch level in 2019. (Photo submitted)
Katia Bannister and the global Earth Guardians organization has been focusing on two important social and environmental campaigns the last few months. The first campaign is an online Divestment Challenge where each chooses one thing to divest from and then writes the goal down on a sign and posts a picture of themselves holding the sign, as Bannister is doing here. This is a similar format to the weekly digital strikes the Cowichan Valley Earth Guardians have been participating in, but requires a deeper and more substantial commitment. Bannister, second from left, and members of the Cowichan Valley Earth Guardians crew. (Photos submitted)

Many things new with the crew from expanding its horizons

Youth Urban Farm shares opportunities for volunteerism and community

  • Aug 18, 2020
Katia Bannister and the global Earth Guardians organization has been focusing on two important social and environmental campaigns the last few months. The first campaign is an online Divestment Challenge where each chooses one thing to divest from and then writes the goal down on a sign and posts a picture of themselves holding the sign, as Bannister is doing here. This is a similar format to the weekly digital strikes the Cowichan Valley Earth Guardians have been participating in, but requires a deeper and more substantial commitment. Bannister, second from left, and members of the Cowichan Valley Earth Guardians crew. (Photos submitted)
The Roddick Gates are monumental gates that serve as the main entrance to the McGill University campus are seen on November 14, 2017 in Montreal. Canada’s universities are bracing for an influx of students next month from the United States, where the worsening COVID-19 pandemic is setting fresh records every day for new infections and deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Anxiety high as Canadian schools prepare for students from COVID-ravaged U.S.

Some U.S. parents are taking comfort in knowing their children are escaping the U.S.

The Roddick Gates are monumental gates that serve as the main entrance to the McGill University campus are seen on November 14, 2017 in Montreal. Canada’s universities are bracing for an influx of students next month from the United States, where the worsening COVID-19 pandemic is setting fresh records every day for new infections and deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
The University of Ottawa campus is shown on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. Canada’s auditor general is calling for the federal government to step up its recovery of outstanding student loans to keep taxpayers from being left on the hook. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Auditor finds $2.4B in unpaid student loans, calls for stronger recovery efforts

The Canada Revenue Agency was found to have its hands tied in recovering outstanding loans

The University of Ottawa campus is shown on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 in Ottawa. Canada’s auditor general is calling for the federal government to step up its recovery of outstanding student loans to keep taxpayers from being left on the hook. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
(Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP, File)

Foreign students must leave U.S. if college classes go online, ICE says

It creates an urgent dilemma for thousands of international students who became stranded in the U.S.

(Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP, File)
FILE – Federal Conservatives Leader Andrew Scheer. (The Canadian Press)

Tories ask auditor general to probe ‘outsourcing’ of $900M student aid program

Trudeau defended employing WE Charity to administer the program last week

FILE – Federal Conservatives Leader Andrew Scheer. (The Canadian Press)