FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Residents and volunteers, defied the evacuation order Wednesday morning to try and help residents of the Old Fort.
Despite warnings from the RCMP and Peace River Regional District, approximately eight jet boats met at the Peace Island Boat Launch to help residents get supplies from their homes in the Old Fort.
Organizer Bob Zimmer said it all started with a Facebook video on Tuesday, “We thought folks needed help to get things out of here. So we thought let’s call some friends, and a bunch of boat owners started saying look we can come out there and give a hand and we’ve seen the effort today, it’s been amazing.”