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Gangwon Film Tour Program Boosts Access to Cinema

Gangwon Film Tour Program Boosts Access to Cinema

CHUNCHEON, Mar. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — On Sunday, the Gangwon Film Commission (GFC) announced that it will recruit participants for an upcoming film tour. The so-called ‘Visiting Film Tour’ is an event that offers various cultural experiences, including watching classic films and a movie talk program in areas where movie viewing facilities are unavailable. In [...]

Elementary Schools in Gangwon Province Hold Unique Entrance Ceremonies as Student Numbers Dwindle

Elementary Schools in Gangwon Province Hold Unique Entrance Ceremonies as Student Numbers Dwindle

CHUNCHEON, Feb. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — With the start to the school year just around the corner, elementary schools in Gangwon Province plan to hold unique entrance ceremonies. At Sodal Elementary School in Samcheok, an entrance ceremony will be held for a single student. Teachers, seniors and local residents will decorate a tree with various [...]

Expansion of Hospital Ward Without Guardians in Gangwon Province

Expansion of Hospital Ward Without Guardians in Gangwon Province

CHUNCHEON, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Gangwon Province’s ‘Hospital Ward without Guardian’ initiative is gaining a positive response from residents. The system was aimed at reducing the economic burden on the underprivileged. The province has been providing the service as a pilot project from August 2013, and had offered 6,422 patients 24-hour care for an [...]

22 People Saved by Gangwon Search and Rescue Dogs Over 4 Years

22 People Saved by Gangwon Search and Rescue Dogs Over 4 Years

CHUNCHEON, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — In July, a man in his 70s was reported missing on a small mountain in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. Rescue workers were mobilized to help find the missing man, but the rugged terrain made the operation difficult. Gangwon Province’s fire department then deployed John, a 7-year-old search and rescue dog, [...]

2 Dead, One Missing in Mine Blast

2 Dead, One Missing in Mine Blast

JEONGSEON, South Korea, April 26 (Korea Bizwire) – Two people were killed and another went missing Thursday after an explosion at a mine in a northeastern county in Gangwon Province, authorities said. The accident happened at around 3:55 p.m. when blasting work was under way in an iron mine in Jeongseon, about 150 kilometers east of Seoul. Initial reports said 14 workers were buried under the [...]

School Slammed for Taking Down Student Poster Criticizing Administration

School Slammed for Taking Down Student Poster Criticizing Administration

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A school in Gangwon Province has come under fire after taking down a student’s poster criticizing the administration without following regular procedures. The poster put up by a middle school student criticized the school administration for revising its code of conduct without going through the regular procedures, raising an issue [...]