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Old Fort Landslide Updates

PRRD hosting landslide meeting on Monday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District is going to be hosting a meeting for Old Fort residents impacted by Sunday’s landslide over the long weekend. The meeting taking place from 11:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, October 8th at the Stonebridge Hotel in Fort St. John. The meeting will be live streamed to prrd.bc.ca, to enable residents in...

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...

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...

PRRD opening Resiliency Centre for Old Fort evacuees tomorrow

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District is going to be opening a new resource for residents who have been evacuated from the community of Old Fort due to a two and a half week-old landslide. The PRRD said that the new Resiliency Centre will be open starting Thursday for members of the Old Fort community to...

PRRD hosting meeting for Old Fort residents at NPCC this Sunday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District will be holding a meeting this Sunday for residents who have been forced from their homes in the Old Fort subdivision due to a 2-week-old landslide. In an update on its website this afternoon, the PRRD said that it will be holding the meeting on Sunday, October 14th at the...

First residents allowed back into the Old Fort temporarily

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District says the first 26 residents were allowed back to the Old Fort to gather belongings and winterize their homes. The first people back were allowed to head back to the community temporarily to check on their homes and gather their belongings.  The company R&R Rentals was hired by the Peace...

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...

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...

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...

“People are still trying to figure out what to do,” says Old Fort resident about landslide situation

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A long-time resident of the Old Fort subdivision south of Fort St. John says that residents are coping as best they can with having the only road to the community being covered by a landslide that occurred over the weekend. Gord Pardy, who has lived in Old Fort since the mid-1990’s, said that though some...

PRRD says it has a contractor to facilitate Old Fort residents to gather vehicles and winterize homes

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District says that a plan has been implemented to allow evacuated residents of the Old Fort subdivision to gather their belongings and vehicles, and to also prepare their empty homes for the coming winter. The PRRD's Emergency Operations Centre says that the plan has been developed with a contractor who is experienced...

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...

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...

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 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...

Disaster Financial Assistance available for Old Fort residents

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Province has made the Disaster Financial Assistance program available for residents of the Old Fort. The DFA is available to homeowners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers charitable organizations and local government bodies unable to obtain insurance to cover disaster-related losses. If you would like to apply for DFA funding, residents of Area C and...

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...

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...
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