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October 27, 2017 4:05 pm

City Reduces Hours and Days of Operation for Emergency Reception Centre

Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 5:56 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The City of Prince George  is making another  change in  hours of operation  at its Emergency Reception Centre now located at the Civic Centre.

As of tomorrow, hours of operation will be reduced  from 8am to noon,  to 9am to noon.

As of Monday, the  Reception Centre  will be  open  five days a week (Monday to Friday)  instead of the  current 7.

“We will continue to provide services to those evacuees who request them”  says the City’s Senior Communications Officer Michael Kellet.

He says  the most recent wildfire evacuation orders in the Cariboo, saw   between 20  and 30 evacuees register in Prince George.

At the peak of the evacuations,  10,400  people had registered for evacuee service in Prince George.   The lifting of  evacuation orders   means the City  no longer needs to provide group lodging  for those who  have either just arrived,  or who  remain ,  the numbers are small enough to find accommodation in local hotels.

The reduction in  days and hours of  operation  at the reception Centre  doesn’t mean  the  City is closing up shop  in its role as an emergency  centres, “Should the need arise,  we will be  able to  ramp up operations to meet the  demand” says Kellet.   Reducing  hours and days of operations at the Reception Centre will help in  reducing volunteer burn out.



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