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Posted On Wednesday, September 30, 2020

School BusThe Kamloops-Thompson Board of Education has approved $65,000 in funding to proceed with a carbon neutral capital plan project. 
Work on the design, tender and construction of an electric bus charging infrastructure will begin soon with an expected completion of March 31, 2021. 
The District will take delivery of its first electric bus in early 2021. SD73 is one of 13 districts in the province that are part of the Clean BC Go Electric Bus Program to see how the...

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Posted On Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Skylah Joe-GeorgeFor Skylah Joe-George, adding a blue heart to Orange Shirt Day represents a third generation affected by residential schools. The Grade 11 student from Valleyview Secondary said most people realize the day is for survivors of residential schools and their families, but may not know that young people are still affected, even two generations later.  
“It’s about my generation, she said. “We wanted something for youth, because we are still affected by intergenerational...

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Posted On Friday, September 25, 2020

Tracy Ned with blue heart pictureA Kamloops teacher and her students are adding blue hearts to Orange Shirt Day to shine light on young Indigenous youth impacted by the residential school system.
Tracy Ned is a Secwepemc Language teacher at Valleyview Secondary, and she says that while orange shirts focus on the survivors of Canada’s residential school system and their families, the blue hearts focus on the younger generations who continue to be affected by family trauma. She believes blue hearts on...

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Posted On Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Orange Shirt Day 2020 Orange Shirt Day   2020 is coming – on Wednesday, Sept. 30 – and schools are being invited to register for this free, online event from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Schools can also register to receive free resources from Monique Gray Smith , a Canadian writer of children's and young adult literature. She is an international speaker and consultant of Cree, Lakota and Scottish descent, based in Victoria, British Columbia.
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Posted On Friday, September 18, 2020

How Health Checks WorkFor parents or caregivers with questions about the Acknowledgement to Complete Daily Health Check , it’s worth taking a closer look at what they need to know about assessing the health of their child(ren) every morning. This is what they acknowledge actions they will take regarding key symptoms of illness, if there is a confirmed contact with COVID-19, or if there is international travel.
Key Symptoms of Illness
What does that look like, and what happens if a...

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