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By Letters to the editor on Thursday Apr 02 2020

Dear Editor,

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

When I say recent, I mean recent. I graduated February 28, 2020 and, within days of said graduation, COVID-19 started its climb to the pandemic that it is currently.

I am writing to you because recently-graduated students have been forgotten in the emergency funding being provided to Canadian citizens.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 02 2020

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.


  • Total confirmed cases in B.C.: 1,121
  • New cases since April 1, 2020: 55
  • Hospitalized cases: 149
  • Intensive care: 68
  • COVID-19 related deaths: 31
  • Recovered: 641

Confirmed cases by region:

By Trail Champion on Thursday Apr 02 2020
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. "The fire was extinguished by the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue.
By Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 02 2020

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.

Goaltender Jake Anthony and forward Carson Erhardt have committed to the Saints program and will start their post-secondary careers in the West Kootenay this September. Both players arrive with solid Junior A résumés and from programs with strong traditions of success.

By Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Apr 02 2020

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to welcome forward David Sacco, a University of New Hampshire commit, to the Smoke Eaters organization for the upcoming season.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 02 2020

Family Journal Project, Trail Museum & Archives

These are unprecedented times. Here at the Trail Museum & Archives, we find considerable value in the journals, letters and personal papers of Trail's past residents. These records document the social history of our city. As part of your days and weeks at home, consider keeping a personal or family journal of thoughts documenting how current measures are impacting your life.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 02 2020

To ensure B.C.’s most vulnerable – including people on income or disability assistance and low-income seniors – do not encounter additional barriers during the COVID-19 crisis, the Province is implementing a series of temporary supports and supplements.

By Contributor on Thursday Apr 02 2020

A new Economic Recovery Task Force will bring together leaders from business, labour, First Nations and not-for-profits to help ensure the Province’s economic response to COVID-19 is effective and responsive to the needs of British Columbians.

By City of Trail on Thursday Apr 02 2020

‘South Kootenay Seniors’ is the new regional age-friendly initiative between the City of Trail, Village of Warfield and City of Rossland. The three communities are working together to support local seniors and business and organizations that provide services for seniors.

By CBT on Thursday Apr 02 2020

People in the Columbia Basin are experiencing the broad and serious impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Columbia Basin Trust is announcing $11.7 million in new funding to provide immediate support.