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One day teacher strikes begin in our region

No school Tuesday in the Kootenay-Columbia or Arrow Lakes Districts as the one-day rotating strikes across BC continue.

With no sign of a settlement in contract talks, the BCTF and government are also at loggerheads over extra curricular and volunteer work.

The Union says there’ll be none of it this week because of WCB liability concerns given the partial government lock-out.

The Government says that’s not the case and teachers should have the choice to keep taking part in extra curriculars.

The Education Minister says he has no plans to legislate teachers back to work.

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