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October 27, 2017 4:37 pm

Number of Evacuees Continues to Climb

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 1:48 PM

Prince George, B.C. – There are now over 6,000 evacuees in Prince George.

They’ve arrived in the northern capital fleeing wildfires in the Cariboo.

The City of Prince George says of the 6,029 evacuees – over 1,200 of them are children.

Included in this number:

  • 506 are in group lodging
  • 635 are in RV parking
  • 3,075 have found alternative accommodation
  • 565 have found commercial lodging

Thus far, the City has distributed about $458,000 in grocery vouchers.


Its a real big black eye for the city I think for not having a proper municipal RV site and sanitation station. It sends the message loud and clear that PG is not a tourist oriented city. I often use municipal or nearby Provincial campsites to travel and PG has neither. Its the only way a family can travel on a budget. Places like Powell River I will stay an extra day or two because they have a fantastic municipal campground.

In the event of a regional disaster having a municipal campground in the city close to amenities is almost a must have.

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