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PRRD posts connecting bus and water taxi schedules for Old Fort landslide evacuees

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has posted a new schedule for the bus service that connects to the water taxi allowing residents of the Old Fort subdivision to bypass last weekend’s landslide. The PRRD says that in the morning, the water taxi will be leaving Old Fort every hour on the hour from 7:00 to...

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...

PRRD launches water taxi for Old Fort Residents

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has organized a water taxi for residents living in the Old Fort. The water taxi will run from the Taylor Boat Launch to the Old Fort. The taxi will leave from the Old Fort at the following times: 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m.  The taxi will leave from Taylor...

PRRD hosting community meeting at NPCC on Old Fort landslide this evening

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District is holding a community meeting in Fort St. John this evening for residents that have been affected by last weekend’s landslide near Old Fort. The landslide was first noticed by residents on Sunday morning, and has since covered the Old Fort Road with at least six metres of earth and...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

Landslide continues to move leaving over 20 feet of dirt on the Old Fort Road

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Old Fort landslide continued to move Sunday night.  Over 20 feet of dirt now covers the Old Fort Road. Ministry of Transportation Officials said Sunday night the slide could continue to move for several days.  New photos from residents in who live at the Old Fort, show the dirt has now overtaken the road...

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...

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 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...

PRRD opens emergency operations centre after landslide

UPDATE - A small number of residents living near the Peace River Lookout have been evacuated.  Read more by clicking here. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. - The Peace River Regional District has opened it's emergency operations centre after a landslide on the Old Fort Road. The landslide happened sometime overnight Saturday and has blocked the Old Fort Road and residents who live...

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...
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