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By Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Apr 20 2020

Nelson Police Department believe a man has died of a street drug overdose Sunday at the park near the corner of Hendryx and Baker Street.

Police said dispatch received to a call for medical assistance on Sunday, April 19th for an unresponsive male at the Hendryx Street Park.

Police said BC Ambulance, Nelson Fire Rescue Service and Dr. Nic Sparrow (KERPA) responded to the call as well.

By Province of British Columbia on Monday Apr 20 2020
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:

“Today, we are providing case updates for two 24-hour reporting periods: April 18 to 19, and April 19 through to midday today.

“In the first reporting period through April 19, we had 29 new cases, for a total of 1,676 cases in British Columbia.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Monday Apr 20 2020

Two adults were arrested following a traffic stop Saturday by an E-Division Roving Traffic member on Highway 3/6 outside of Salmo a RCMP media release said Monday.

Police said on April 18, 2020 at 3 p.m., a RCMP E-Division Roving Traffic member along with a Salmo General Duty member conducted a vehicle stop near Salmo.

“Two adults were arrested during this traffic stop and quantities of drugs believed to be Ecstasy (MDMA), Acid (LSD), Hashish, Marihuana and Cannabis Oil were seized,” the RCMP media release said.

By Kyra Hoggan on Monday Apr 20 2020

An ancient Chinese curse says, “May you live in interesting times.”

Trail RCMP certainly are, as they deal with not only the impacts of a global pandemic, but also at least two men who appear to be excessively comfortable with nudity, according to Trail RCMP top cop Mike Wicentowich.

In a press release Monday, Wicentowich said police received multiple reports of a naked man walking through Trail.

By Castlegar Source on Monday Apr 20 2020

On April 18, at 3 p.m., a RCMP E-Division Roving Traffic member along with a Salmo General Duty member conducted a vehicle stop on Hwy 3/6 outside of Salmo, according to RCMP Cpl. Darryl Orr.

“Two adults were arrested during this traffic stop and quantities of drugs believed to be Ecstasy (MDMA), Acid (LSD), Hashish, Marihuana and Cannabis Oil were seized,” Orr said.

“Both suspects were later released and will appear in Nelson Provincial Court at a future date. Charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act will be recommended against both suspects.

By Trail Champion on Monday Apr 20 2020

The Trail and Greater District Detachment RCMP continue their investigation into the below incident that occurred over the weekend with assistance from the Nelson Forensic Identification Section.  Nelson FIS will conduct forensic examinations of both stolen vehicles. The Trail RCMP will be speaking to witnesses and seeking video footage this week are part of their continued investigation. 

 

By Province of British Columbia on Sunday Apr 19 2020

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, has given police and other enforcement officers the ability to issue $2,000 violation tickets for price gouging and the reselling of medical supplies and other essential goods during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  

Effective immediately, these new measures are enacted under the provincial state of emergency, using the extraordinary powers of the Emergency Program Act (EPA) in ongoing support of the Province’s all-of-society approach to COVID-19 response and recovery.

By Michael Jessen on Sunday Apr 19 2020

“What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.” – Dr. Rieux, a character in the novel The Plague by Albert Camus

We are living in a time of radical uncertainty. Almost nothing is as it was before.

Humanity is trying desperately to dodge a dangerous pandemic while clinging to tiny fragments of normal life.

By Dan Kraus on Saturday Apr 18 2020

COVID-19 has brought us unprecedented health and economic challenges. It will test the resolve and resiliency of each Canadian and our nation. Crises have a way of unveiling truths, flaws and misconceptions in any society. Our immediate crisis is reinforcing the importance of family, community, health care and food security.

By Bob Hall on Friday Apr 17 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put the temporary brakes on normal post-secondary schedules, but the learning has not stopped and Selkirk College is inviting students to explore pathways in the upcoming Spring Semester.

New and returning students can now choose from an array of courses in the School of University Arts & Sciences and the School of Academic Upgrading as part of the college’s distance learning options starting on May 4.

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