Military Personnel Stay the Night in P.G.
Prince George, B.C. – The Ritchie Brothers site on Highway 16 west of Prince George hosted some very special guests last night.
About 225 Canadian soldiers (with over 60 vehicles) spent the night here on route to helping with the wildfire effort in Williams Lake.
The soldiers are based in Edmonton and are mostly from the 3rd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force West.
They will be assisting the RCMP with very specific duties in Williams Lake such as the ground evacuation of persons in distress, delivery of essential aid such as food and supplies by land and by air and will be maintaining road checkpoints.