News Briefs for for September 22

Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District may soon be broadcast live, via the internet.

  • Sep. 21, 2015 4:00 p.m.

School Board meetings to be aired live

Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District may soon be broadcast live, via the internet.

Trustees at the district’s Business Committee meeting Sept. 16 recommended board meetings be live streamed online.

And for those who miss the Board’s deliberations in real time, there will always be a recorded version of meetings that can be accessed online.

“Streaming Board meetings will provide 24-7 access to past Board meetings, which will prove beneficial for those in the community that cannot attend,” says a report from Dale Burgos, director of communications.

The recommendation is for purchase and installation of hardware and software for live streaming ‘at a cost of not more than $5,000.’

Good Citizen nominations wanted

The Honours Award Secretariat of BC has extended the nomination period for the Good Citizens Awards to Oct. 2

“The nomination deadline has been extended to ensure British Columbians have more time to consider the people in their community, workplace, family or circle of friends who dedicate their time and energy to the greater good,” says a media release.

This is the first year government will formally honour B.C.’s most community-minded citizens.

The Medal of Good Citizenship reflects their generosity, service, acts of selflessness and outstanding contribution to community life.

People of any age can be nominated.  All nominations must be submitted to the Honours and Awards Secretariat office in Victoria by Friday, Oct. 2. An independent selection committee will consider nominations and make recommendations.

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