P.G. Evacuation Reception Centre Moving
Prince George, B.C. – Wildfires continue to rage in the Cariboo, and evacuation orders are still in effect for a number of areas, but the Prince George evacuation reception centre is moving to a new location.As both CNC and the Northern Sports Centre prepare to welcome students for the new academic year, those facilities which had been the focus for evacuees, will cease to be part of the evacuation centre plan as of Wednesday the 9th.
There are only about 20 evacuees still in need of lodging, and they have been placed in local hotels.
The new spot for those who may need to register or have vouchers renewed, will be the Prince George Civic Centre in downtown Prince George. The Salvation Army and Canadian Red Cross will also have a presence at the Civic Centre to provide assistance and support to evacuees.
The hours of operation have been reduced to reflect the dwindling number of evacuees who remain in Prince George. The new hours will be 8am till noon,.
Northern Health has also shut down the clinic it was running at the Northern Sport Centre during the height of the evacuation support situation. Instead, evacuees are being advised to visit one of two walk in clinics in Prince George, one at the Spruceland mall, the other is located in the Superstore.
The City remains active as an evacuation site related to the Cariboo wildfires and continues to host residents who are under an evacuation order.