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October 27, 2017 4:09 pm

P.G. Evacuation Reception Centre Moving

Monday, August 7, 2017 @ 11:52 AM

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.

The City is maintaining a web page with updated information about the evacuation effort.




sure suck em downtown and ticket them for over parking…NICE!

    Most of the remaining evacuees have no personal transportation and still get free use of PGs public transport system they just need to show documentation and it makes sense to move to the civic centre as most the remaining evacuees are housed in the hotels down there

I hear that the Anahim Lake area is under evacuation warning and that people there have been told that if they have to evacuate, Prince George is the nearest place with the capacity to take care of them.

    Both 100 mile house and Willies puddle are designated as ESS but due to poor air quality in those towns and not all services are up and running yet anyone who is evacuated from surrounding communities are urged to come to PG

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