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Buses will take evacuees home tomorrow

Thousands of residents from the Williams Lake area who had been evacuated to Prince George are now able to go home. An evacuation order has been downgraded to an evacuation alert in the following areas:
• The City of Williams Lake
• Sugarcane
• 150 Mile House
• Fox Mountain
• Esler
• Pine Valley
• Springhouse

Residents of those areas…

  • who need transportation to get home are required to pre-register at the Emergency Reception Centre at the College of New Caledonia today. Buses will be leaving Prince George on Saturday, July 29, and delivering people, their belongings, and their pets to Williams Lake. The Emergency Reception Centre at CNC has more information; it opens at 9 a.m. today.
  • …who are in group lodging at the Northern Sport Centre. Pre-register at the Northern Sport Centre today. Buses will be leaving Prince George on Saturday, July 29, and delivering people, their belongings, and their pets to Williams Lake. More information is available at the Northern Sport Centre front desk.
  • …who are choosing to stay in Prince George for medical reasons need to visit the Emergency Reception Centre at the College of New Caledonia if they wish to continue receiving financial support for services such as lodging and groceries beyond the expiry of their current vouchers.

Hours for the Emergency Reception Centre at CNC:
Friday, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00am – 4:00pm
Questions? Call 1-800-585-9559

Popular Pools

It would appear that Prince George’s pools have been “must see attractions” for evacuees who are in Prince George. In fact, as of yesterday, the Aquatic Centre and the Four Seasons Leisure Pool have together attracted nearly 10,200 visits from evacuees since the emergency began earlier this month. The City has been waiving admission fees for evacuees.

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