Many residents forced to evacuate the Shovel Lake and other wildfires in the Bulkley-Nechako region are ending up in Prince George.
City officials note that the number of evacuees registered in Prince George topped 500 as of Tuesday night. Those needing palace to stay were put up in local hotels and motels.
With the growing number of evacuees arriving in BC’s Northern Capital, the City is extending the hours of the Emergency Reception Centre inside CN Centre. The Centre will now be open from 8:00am to 11:00pm until the weekend at least.
The City is also providing evacuees with free public transit and free access to both the Four Seasons Leisure Pool and the Prince George Aquatic Centre. Evacuees simply need to show the wristband they received when they registered at the Emergency Reception Centre.
The City has also launched a web page to provide information for evacuees and residents at www.princegeorge.ca/wildfireevacuation.