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Old Fort Landslide Updates

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...

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 releases new photos and LiDAR data of the Old Fort Landslides

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has released photos and LiDAR data that shows the growth and size of the Old Fort landslides. The main slide that started on September 30, 2018, is now 25 ha. and is over 1.3 km in length as of October 10.  The slide is anywhere from 100 to 200 metres...

Landslide buckles Old Fort Road leaving residents trapped

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UPDATES - BELOW ARE LINKS TO THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE SLIDE For more on the evacuation order, click here. B.C. Hydro says the slide isn’t related to construction at the Site C Dam, click here for more. For more on the opening of the emergency operations centre, click here. To see more photos and video of the slide, click here. ORIGINAL STORY FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Residents...

Changes to evacuation orders for the Old Fort Landslide

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has made changes to the evacuation orders for the Old Fort landslide. The evacuation order for the following properties only, has been rescinded. These properties are all clear and residents may return home: 6867 Old Fort Road 6786 Old Fort Road The Islands in Peace River with the exception of...

Old Fort Landslide could continue to move for several days

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The landslide near the Old Fort could take days before it stops moving. Officials with the Ministry of Transportation said Sunday that a preliminary field and air assessment had been completed and landslide specialists are on route to the area.  A Ministry of Offical said "The slide continues to move and it could take several...

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...

Hydro says there is no evidence at this time landslide is connected to Site C

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro says there is no evidence, at this time, that links Sunday's landslide to the construction of the Site C Dam. In series of tweets Sunday afternoon, Hydro said there is no evidence the slide near the Old Fort is connected to work taking place at the Site C Dam.  The slide caused part...

PRRD expands Old Fort Landslide evacuation alert area

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District announced this afternoon that it has expanded the area under an evacuation alert due to the Old Fort landslide. At 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, the evacuation alert was expanded to include the properties located at 7605 Old Fort Road, 7583 Old Fort Road, and 7587 Old Fort Road. The three properties under...

Ministry says construction beginning on temporary road access to Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure says that work crews are starting to build a temporary road for residents of Old Fort to access the community, now that the area surrounding the landslide is stable enough to start work. The Ministry said that the temporary road will be built over the slide debris and is...

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...

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...

Hydro working to restore power to the Old Fort and PRRD planning community meetings

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District continues work to help residents of the Old Fort. Power was shut off to most of the homes in the area Monday morning and Hydro will start working on a solution to try and restore power on Tuesday.  If they are successful, Hydro hopes to have power restored by early...

Peace River Regional District issues evacuation order for all of the Old Fort

UPDATE as of 2 p.m. - The Peace River Regional District has posted the following statement about why the order was issued to evacuate the Old Fort "Based on the initial review by the engineering geologist retained by the PRRD, the continued movement of the main and re-activated slides pose a significant risk to public safety resulting in a recommendation...

PRRD expands landslide evacuation alert area south of Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has once again expanded the area under an evacuation alert south of Fort St. John because of last week's landslide above the community of Old Fort. As of 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, nine more properties north of the 240 Road and east of the 265 Road/100th Street are now on alert....

Three more properties north of Peace River Lookout now under evacuation alert

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has placed three more properties north of the Peace River Lookout at the south of 100th St. on evacuation alert this morning. The PRRD issued the alert for residents of 6933 265 Road, 6963 265 Road, and 9913 240 Road, which are located north and west of last Sunday’s initial...

PRRD says geotechnical report to determine long-term plan for Old Fort expected late next week

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District says it is waiting to receive a geotechnical report from its contractor, Westrek Geotechnical Services, to determine the long-term plan for the Old Fort subdivision – a report that is due to be released in just under a week’s time. PRRD Chair Brad Sperling and Peace River North MLA Dan...
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