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Old Fort Landslide Updates

Geologists say no recent movement has occurred above most homes in Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Geologists that have been contracted by the Peace River Regional District in its response to the landslide above the community of Old Fort say that the landslide appears to be slowing down. In an update today the PRRD said that over the past few days the geotechnical team has found signs of movement on the...

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...

Boats being used to help evacuees from the Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Boats have arrived and will help to move residents who wish to evacuate from the Old Fort. The PRRD has co-ordinated the transportation for people who want to leave the area affected by the evacuation alert.   Boats will leave from the beach behind the house at 8711 Old Fort Loop. The Boats will continue to come...

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 issues Evacuation Alert for Old Fort Subdivision

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for residents living in the Old Fort Subdivision due to Sunday’s landslide. The Evacuation Alert went into effect at 10:00 a.m. Monday and covers all properties east of 7605 Old Fort Road in the Old Fort Subdivision. 7605 Old Fort Road itself is not under...

The slide continues to move and this is a very complex situation; Minister Farnworth

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth visited Fort St. John and Old Fort Landslide Wednesday and continued to stress this is a very complex situation. The Minister flew over the slide Wednesday afternoon and since Tuesday, the slide has moved another 20 metres into the Peace River and the cracks on...

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...

UPDATE: Re-activation of another old landslide causes evacuation order along Old Fort Road

UPDATE: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure spokesperson Danielle Pope said that an old landslide in the area to the west of Sunday's landslide has reactivated and is now moving. That slide is located immediately below the Viewpoint at the south end of 100th St. Pope said that visible cracks have been observed and at least one property has reported some...

Regional District to begin cracking down on landslide evacuation order violations

FORT ST, JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District says that it will begin cracking down on anyone that violates the evacuation orders that have been issued for areas around the community of Old Fort. In an update late this afternoon, the PRRD said that additional cracking and movement on the slide has resulted in the Peace River Regional...

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...

Another property added to the Old Fort Evacuation Alert

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Another property to the west of the slide has been added to the Old Fort Evacuation Alert. The new alert issued Saturday afternoon is for residents at 7711 Old Fort Road.  This property is west of the original slide that happened last weekend.  The landslide has continued to move and shift, and stress cracks have been observed to...

BC Hydro and Ministry of Transportation given temporary access to the Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has issued permits for B.C. Hydro and the Ministry of Transportation to enter the Old Fort. Wednesday afternoon, the PRRD issued temporary access permits to B.C. Hydro and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to start investigating how to restore service to the community. Power has been out in the Old Fort...

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 evacuates residents near the Peace River Lookout

CLARIFICATION:  This evacuation order is only affecting two properties and the lookout.  Residents in the Old Fort are not under an evacuation order or alert at this time. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order for some residents near the Peace River Lookout. The Peace River Lookout and the lands directly south and...

Old Fort Residents still without power; no estimate on when it will be restored

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Residents of the Old Fort are still without power, and there is no estimate on when power will be restored. The power went out at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday night, and B.C. Hydro crews were trying to restore power but were evacuated due to the landslide.  In a post to Facebook on Sunday, the Peace...

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...

B.C. Hydro unable to restore power in the Old Fort

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - B.C. Hydro crews are unable to restore power to the Old Fort. The power went out to approximately 57 properties at around 6 p.m. Saturday.  A crew was on scene working to restore power to the community but the crew had to be removed to due to the landslide. In a post late Saturday night on...

PRRD issues update on Old Fort landslide

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has issued an update on the ongoing landslide situation at Old Fort, south of Fort St. John. At 8:50 am today (October 9, 2018) all temporary entry permits were suspended to the Old Fort Evacuation Order area. The Old Fort landslide, while it is relatively slow-moving, is changing on a daily...

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