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Old Fort Landslide Updates

PRRD Board requests data to back up Ministry’s claim on Old Fort Landslide

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District Board has reviewed the letter sent by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General in response to a previous letter sent by MLA Dan Davies regarding the Old Fort Landslide. In a statement, the Regional Boards says the Minister’s letter suggests that the area is unlikely to experience a...

Province has no long term plan to monitor Old Fort Landslide

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Peace River North MLA Dan Davies wrote a letter to the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, asking for an update on the Old Fort landslide that took place last fall. In the letter, Davies listed a number of concerns from residents since the landslide took place, such as what the next...

Deasan Holdings Limited issued permit to explore subsurface conditions under Old Fort slide area

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Deasan Holdings Limited has been issued a permit, by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, to explore subsurface conditions under the Old Fort slide area. According to the Peace River Regional District, this exploration will compare conditions under the slide area with subsurface conditions where the ground did not slide in 2018. The District...

Workers begin to remove stock piles of gravel from pit near Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Work has begun this week to remove stockpiles of gravel from the gravel pit located near Old Fort. In a release from the Peace River Regional District, The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources has authorized Deasan Holdings Ltd. to begin the removal of gravel stockpiles. The District says the removal of the stockpiles is...

Financial support for fridge replacement available to residents affected by Old Fort Landslide

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has announced that Old Fort residents, affected by the Landslide, may be able to apply for support for the cost of replacing fridges and freezers. The Canadian Red Cross and the B.C. Government will be offering financial assistance to help cover replacement costs. According to the PRRD, financial assistance for spoiled food...

Regional District hosts meeting on Old Fort landslide update

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District hosted a community meeting for the residents of Old Fort on Monday at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Many concerned and frustrated residents came out to listen to the updates on the landslide status. The meeting included a presentation of the completed geotechnical report, slope monitoring system, and discussions of the...

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...

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