Delta Police violence suppression team to use body worn cameras

Since January 2021 the Delta Police had been conducting a limited-use pilot project with body-worn cameras, and was primarily using the cameras during officer training. The pilot was scheduled to conclude at the end of May. However, increased violence during the ongoing gang conflict caused the Delta Police Board to approve an additional use for the cameras during its meeting this week, and to extend the pilot until September, 2021.

Supporting post-secondary students affected by India, Pakistan travel restrictions

Mental health supports are available to B.C. post-secondary international students who are affected by the new federal flight restrictions between India, Pakistan and Canada.

Students who are feeling stressed or anxious about these new restrictions, or who are unable to return to their families, have access to free 24-7 supports, including Here2Talk. Students can access chat sessions with a trained counsellor online by downloading the free Here2Talk app through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store or at:

Joint statement on B.C.’s COVID-19 response, latest updates

“Today, we are reporting 862 new cases, for a total of 121,751 cases in British Columbia.

“There are 8,906 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, with 13,135 people under public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases. A further 111,039 people who tested positive have recovered.

“Of the active cases, 483 individuals are currently hospitalized with COVID-19, 163 of whom are in intensive care. The remaining people with COVID-19 are recovering at home in self-isolation.