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British Columbia Training & Education Savings Grant Information

Families in British Columbia are encouraged to start planning and saving early for their children’s post-secondary education or training programs. To help, the B.C. Government will contribute $1,200 to eligible children through the B.C. Training and Education Savings Grant (BCTESG). There was an extension given to students born in 2006 to 2008, since that group of children turned six to nine years old during the...
posted: Jun 14, 2019  |  views: 31  |  comments: 0
Healthy Father\'s Day

Healthy Father's Day

So you are a dad. These days there is a new definition of father surfacing. Words are starting to take on different meaning. For proof, just ask Siri. What is the definition of respect? “A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements and to regard the feelings, wishes or rights of others.” Go ahead and check. For years parents confused respec...
posted: May 28, 2019  |  views: 142  |  comments: 0
Summer Struggles

Summer Struggles

Welcome to June, that in-between month. Outside it feels like summer much of the time, which makes the agony of desk-work even worse. The kids are restless; the countdown to summer holidays is on. With camps open for registration in early April, and some filled within minutes, many families have had at least part of July and August programmed for months. Summer planning is another reminder for most of us with atyp...
posted: May 28, 2019  |  views: 196  |  comments: 0
Critter-catching Consequences

Critter-catching Consequences

I know that catching critters is fun, educational and helps us to connect to the natural world. Kids do it, parents do it, even educators do it! I used to be the first one off the trail, pointing out the tadpoles/snakes/lizards, wanting a closer look, but while working here at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, I have learned about the consequences of our meddling. It turns out that collecting native speci...
posted: May 28, 2019  |  views: 19  |  comments: 0
Tales of War & Hope

Tales of War & Hope

On June 6, 1944, the Allied troops landed on the coast of France and began to push across the country. By the end of August all of France was free, and the following year World War II ended. This month’s selections honour those who fought in the war and those who suffer from the effects of war. The first story is The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank by David Lee Miller and Steven Jay Rubin and illustrated by Elizab...
posted: May 28, 2019  |  views: 20  |  comments: 0

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