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Old Fort Landslide Updates

Regional District releases full geotechnical report of the Old Fort Landslide

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has released the full geotechnical report on the Old Fort Landslide. The report is included in the agenda for the December 14, PRRD Board meeting.  The report says the potential for the massive rockslide to move again is high, but there is no imminent danger to homes in the area that...

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure presented an update of completed work in B.C.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -  Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure presented an update at the Peace River Regional District Board meeting about completed work in the Peace region and B.C. Since the last report dated July, projects such as road resurfacing was completed on Jackfish Lake Road, West Fraser road Dawson Creek to Kiskatinaw Bridge Mill & Fill and H29 Bullmoose to...

ATCO Two Rivers and Home Hardware Building Centre giving discounts to residents of Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - ATCO Two Rivers and Home Hardware Building Centre have joined forces to assist Old Fort Residents in replacing fridges and freezers damaged during the recent slide. Doug Gallinger, co-owner of Home Hardware Fort St. John, says they will be offering discounts to Old Fort residents. "What we are doing is taking 25-percent off the manufacturer suggested retail price...

Old Fort residents relieved to be home

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - After a lengthy evaluation period, the orders were lifted Sunday, and some residents have returned home. Old Fort resident Gord Pardy expressed his experience in a recent interview, he, his wife, daughter, two dogs and bird were set up in a hotel since the evacuation by the PRRD.  Emergency Social Services provided evacuees with meal...

Road over the Old Fort Landslide open

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Old Fort Road is now open to traffic.  With the Peace River Regional District lifting the evacuation order for the majority of properties, the Ministry announced the semi-permanent road over the slide is complete. "I would like to thank the residents of Old Fort for their patience during this difficult time, and the crews...

The PRRD allows Old Fort Residents to return home

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District Board of Directors has given most Old Fort Residents approval to return to their homes starting today. In a special meeting on Sunday, the Board received a summary report from Westrek Geotechnical Services.  The report said the landslide will to continue to move “Based on present conditions, the potential for...

PRRD could approve re-entry plan for Old Fort at Sunday meeting

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District will hold a meeting Sunday morning to receive the geotechnical report on the Old Fort Landslide and to determine if residents can go home. The agenda for the meeting that will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the North Peace Cultural Centre was released on Saturday. The agenda includes...

PRRD halts temporary access permits to Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District won’t be issuing temporary entry permits for residents of the Old Fort for Friday and Saturday. The District says this change will allow the Ministry of Transportation to focus efforts on building the semi-permanent road into the community. Construction on the road started back on October 19, and the original...

Regional District lifts some evacuation alerts for Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has lifted the evacuation alert for twelve properties near the Old Fort and lifted the evacuation order for one property. The majority of the evacuation order remains in place, but as of 3 p.m. Monday, the PRRD has downgraded the evacuation order to an alert for the property at 9819...

Old Fort residents could return home once new road is complete

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Westrek Geotechnical says some residents of the Old Fort could return home once the road into the community is finished. In a posting to the Peace River Regional District website late Friday, the PRRD said Westrek says things are looking favourable to possibly allow some residents to return home when road standards are met. The message...

MLA and MP share stories of the Old Fort in Ottawa and Victoria

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - While residents of the Old Fort wait for a draft geotechnical report from Westrek Geotechnical Services, local politicians shared the story of the Old Fort Landslide in Victoria and Ottawa. Peace River North MLA Dan Davies stood in the Provincial Legislature Thursday. Prince George, Peace River Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer also did the same in...

PRRD says PNG asked for the gas to be turned off in the Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Frustration continues to build for residents of the Old Fort. A dozen residents occupied the offices of the Peace River Regional District in Fort St. John Wednesday, demanding answers after their natural gas we turned off. At first, the Peace River Regional District said PNG requested the gas be turned off to inspect their equipment...

Upset Old Fort residents occupy PRRD Office

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - A dozen upset residents of the Old Fort community occupied the Peace River Regional District office Wednesday afternoon. Many voiced their concerns as to why their natural gas was shut off this morning. Brad Sperling, Chair of the PRRD says he is also asking the same question as he only received word of the shut-off Wednesday...

PNG turns off natural gas service to Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Pacific Northern Gas has turned off natural gas service in the Old Fort. The Peace River Regional District posted a message Wednesday morning on their website saying Pacific Northern Gas has isolated gas service in the area of the evacuation order. The notice goes onto say that if the evacuation order is lifted PNG will help residents...

B.C. Hydro to restore power in Old Fort Monday evening

UPDATE - The lights are back on in the Old Fort.  Power was restored shortly after 7 p.m. Monday. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro will restore power to the Old Fort Monday night. B.C. Hydro expects power will be restored to residents in the Old Fort Monday evening after being out since October 6.  Late last week the Peace...

PRRD to allow residents to remove vehicles used for work from Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District will start to issue permits to residents of the Old Fort so they can remove work vehicles from the community. The PRRD says if you have a 4x4 vehicle that is still in the community of Old Fort that sustains a business, you can contact the PRRD at 250-784-3200 and they...

GoFundMe Campaign started for residents of the Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Over $5,000 has already been raised in a GoFundMe campaign for residents of the Old Fort. Fort St. John resident Kristi Pimm started the fundraiser on Friday. "I've seen first hand, I've been down to the Old Fort, I've helped some people move some of their personal belongings. I've talked to some people and know that...

Power could be restored to the Old Fort next week

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro will build two power lines into the Old Fort.   Work has already started on repairing the original line that was damaged during the slide. In an update provided by the Peace River Regional District on Saturday, rebuilding the current line into the community started Saturday and should be complete by Monday.  Once that...
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