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Dear Editor,

My name is Amy and I am a recent Selkirk College graduate.

The COVID-19 situation in British Columbia is continually evolving and the information below is current as of 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2020.


British Columbia Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) has issued a memorandum that will change, effective immediately, how first responders—including those with the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) Fire Services—are dispatched to emergency medical calls.

The Selkirk College Saints have started to build for the 2020-2021 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season with the addition of a proven competitor between the pipes and a power forward who can put the puck in the net.

Regional News

Nelson Police said several individuals were arrested during a blitz in the Railtown District Thursday.

In a media release, police said the arrests came after the department received several complaints in regards increased criminal activity in the Railtown area of Nelson.

Police are looking for public tips regarding a suspected arson fire last Saturday.
"On March 28, at 1:38 a.m. the Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP received a report of a suspicious fire that occurred in the 1600 block of McQuarrie Street, in East Trail," said Trail RCMP top cop Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) response in British Columbia:

“We are announcing 55 new cases, for a total of 1,121 cases in British Columbia.

“Every health region in British Columbia has patients with COVID-19: 525 are in the...

In support of the BC education sector’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-school classes, the BC Principals’ & Vice-Principals’ Association (BCPVPA) is now offering BC teachers free access to the online resource and collaboration platform BetterEducate.