CMSD82 Board of Education Open Letter – March 12, 2019


In light of the recent renewal signing of the BC Tripartite Education Agreement: Supporting First Nation Student Success, the Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District 82 wishes to publicly declare its commitment to ongoing collaboration with communities in the school district to close the education outcome gaps between First Nations and non-First Nations students.

The renewed BC Tripartite Education Agreement is the result of an extensive engagement process between BC’s First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), Canada’s Ministry of Indigenous Services and BC’s Ministry of Education. The agreement benefits First Nations students across the province, recognizing that First Nations people have the right to make educational decisions that affect their students, within their education institutions, consistent with their unique needs, experiences, beliefs and values.

The Board of Education further recognizes the importance of breaking down… Continue reading


CMSD82 Internal News Release – Lionel Brideson, BVS Principal Retirement – March 31, 2019


Coast Mountains School District wishes to announce the retirement of Lionel Brideson, Principal of Bear Valley School effective March 31, 2019. Lionel has chosen to retire following a natural break within the school year.

Lionel joined the school district in August 2016 in the position of Principal of Bear Valley School. Over his thirty-five year career within the education field, Lionel has held the role of Principal in seven different communities within the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Yukon Territory.

The school district is currently working on a decision to have a Temporary Administrator on site at Bear Valley School until the end of June 2019. This information will be communicated to parents/guardians and school district staff next week.

In the interim, Coast Mountains School District is actively seeking a new Principal for… Continue reading


We have been advised that further repairs are required to the water main line at the school district’s Majagaleehl Gali Aks Elementary School located in Hazelton.  As a result, the school will be closing at 12:00 noon today, February 27, in order to complete further repairs to the water main line to the school.


The additional repairs will be completed this afternoon/evening and the school will be open tomorrow, February 28.


 School staff are contacting parents/guardians regarding today’s school closure at 12:00 noon and informing them of the availability of early bus runs.  The regular bus runs will remain in place in the event parents/guardians cannot be contacted.


Parents/Guardians are asked to contact the School Principal should they have questions or require further information.


Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools




CMSD82 Internal News Release – Acknowledging the Loss of an Amazing Colleague, Dave Cater  (PDF Format)


It is with heartfelt sadness that we inform employees of the passing of school district retiree, Dave Cater on January 30, 2019. Dave passed away peacefully surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Dave joined the school district in September 1981 in a teaching assignment at Kitwanga Elementary Secondary School followed by teaching assignments at South Hazelton Elementary School. In 1988, Dave assumed a position at Uplands Elementary in Terrace, a position he held until his retirement in 2014. Upon his retirement, Dave became a Teacher on Call and enjoyed his time going from school to school in Terrace filling in leaves for colleagues.

During his tenure with the school district, Dave was very active in the extracurricular activities, in particular coaching of athletic teams. He was highly… Continue reading


For the information of CMSD82 parents and guardians in the Hazelton and Kitwanga areas.

Please note that all bus routes in the Hazeltons and Kitwanga are cancelled today, February 1 due to freezing rain and compact snow on the highways.

Schools will remain open for students to attend.

Parents/guardians should contact their School Principal should they have any further questions.



Coming Events

  • April 1: First day back to school following Spring Break
  • April 10 - Business Ctte. Mtg.
  • April 10 - Education Ctte. Mtg.
  • April 12 - Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)
  • April 19 - Good Friday (schools are not in session)
  • April 22 - Easter Monday (schools are not in session)
  • April 24 - Board of Education Meeting (Terrace)