PM, Premier to Visit Williams Lake Today
Williams Lake, B.C. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, B.C. Premier John Horgan and a group of federal ministers will get an up-close view of the wildfire situation when they visit Williams Lake today.
Trudeau and Horgan will be joined by Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan, Minister of Sport and chair of the Ad Hoc Cabinet Committee on Federal Recovery Efforts for the 2017 BC Wildfires Carla Qualtrough, and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould.
While there they will meet with Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP members from the Williams Lake Wildfire Command Centre at the Cariboo Memorial Complex. Later they will tour the Cariboo Fire Centre.
At 1 p.m. they will participate in an aerial tour of the fire zones in the region.
Williams Lake was evacuated due to the wildfire situation July 15. That evacuation order was downgraded to an evacuation alert last week.
The Elephant Hill wildfire forced the evacuation of Clinton Saturday night.