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Public Meeting in Vanderhoof Tonight

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 @ 3:57 AM

Vanderhoof, B.C. – Another public meeting is set for the residents of Vanderhoof as the District of Vanderhoof provides an update on the Nechako River flows.

According to information provided by the River Forecast Centre, Ministry of Environment and Rio Tinto Alcan, the Nechako River will continue to rise over the short term, depending on the temperature and the amount of precipitation. The meeting is set for this evening from 7-8 pm at the Seniors Friendship Centre in Vanderhoof.

“The District of Vanderhoof feels that it is important to keep our residents apprised the situation and the efforts being put into responding to this high water event” said Mayor Gerry Thiessen in an open letter posted on the District’s facebook page.

Chief Administrative Officer for the District, Evan Parliament, issued praise for all who have pitched in, “I am very proud of how this community came together at a time of need. The District of Vanderhoof is also better prepared this time as a result of the 2007 experience.”

The District is also asking that all boaters refrain from boating on the Nechako at this time. The wake from boat activity can damage flood protection efforts and could cause flooding to some homes.


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