P.G. Now Hosting More than 8,000 Evacuees
Prince George, B.C. – The number of evacuees from the Cariboo wildfires, has topped 8,000.
The growth in registrations is also being reflected in the number of people registered for lodging at the College of New Caledonia and at the Northern Sport Centre: the total is now just over 700 and evacuees have started to make use of the cots in the NSC field house for the first time.
The value of grocery vouchers distributed to evacuees has risen to just shy of $800,000.
There will be another town Hall meeting for evacuees, It is set for this evening at 5 p.m. at the Canfor Theatre at UNBC and simulcast to room 1-306 at CNC and to the Northern Sport Centre. It can also be viewed online at www.unbc.ca/livestream
The event will include an update from the BC Wildfire Service and information about services for evacuees currently in Prince George.