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October 27, 2017 3:27 pm

CRD Gives the “All Clear”

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 10:38 AM

Williams Lake, B.C.   It”s over.  The Cariboo Regional District has announced  all areas  within the  CRD are “all clear”  and the last  evacuation alert , covering  the Highway 24 corridor area,  has been lifted.

The CRD Emergency Operations centre will close down its operations and public phone lines effective 12 noon today, September 20th.

This is the first time since  early July, that there have been no evacuation  orders or alerts in the  entire  Cariboo Regional District.

Although the  wildfires continue to  burn,   crews  are confident containment lines and guards will hold within the existing perimeters.

But there is still danger.

Rural property owners  should be  aware there may be danger  trees in wildfire affected areas.  Fires have  weakened the roots of  trees and they could  topple at any time.  Home owners and private land owners are recommended to work with an insurance agency to have an assessment done by a qualified arborist on their private property.

Residents are strongly encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding evacuation alerts and orders

Livestock producers and farmers returning to their agri-business operations after the  who have been eligible for Relocation Assistance through the EOC, have 96 hours to return their livestock to the farm under the current policy.
The Federal and Provincial governments recently made an announcement regarding the Agri-Recovery program.  Program details can be found here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2017PREM0079-001535 .
Any concerns regarding the removal and transport of livestock, supply of feed and recovery in the agri-business sector can be directed to the Ministry of Agriculture at 250-398-4504.


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