The wildfire situation in British Columbia has caused a great deal of concern in communities around the Selkirk College region. With some academic programs already underway and more set to begin over the next few weeks, it is important that both staff and students are aware of relevant resources available to them. Our regional districts—the Regional District of Central Kootenay and Regional District of Kootenay Boundary—provide online resources explaining evacuation alerts/orders, how to prepare for evacuation and other valuable information. They can be found at the links below.
If you live in the RDCK region, it is recommended you sign up for the free Emergency Alert system to receive an instant message to your cell phone if a disaster such as a forest fire strikes in our area.
Tenants of Selkirk College residences or other rentals should obtain tenants insurance through a third party, this coverage is not provided by the college.
The BC Wildfire Service and the RDCK can be found on Facebook and are helpful sources of ongoing information: