College of New Caledonia Emergency Services Information
CNC and The City of Prince George are welcoming residents of the Cariboo who are seeking refuge from the region’s wildfires.
An emergency reception centre has been set up in CNC’s Gathering Place off of the 22nd Avenue entrance at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, which is located along Highway 97 just north of the intersection with Highway 16. View map location.
Please ensure that you check in here first. This will enable you to access assistance with regards to accommodation and lodging, as well as emergency food and medical services. The College campus also has some room for RVs and trailers in the west parking lot.
CNC has set up different areas on site to service the needs of evacuees and volunteers.
Please click on the link to access where these areas are on campus:
The CNC gym and weight room are being used to service the emergency efforts and are closed for the duration; however, the YMCA of Northern BC is offering free use of facilities with the presentation of an ID card with proof of residence. http://www.nbcy.org/
How You Can Help
Those wishing to donate can support the BC Fires Appeal with the Canadian Red Cross.
Residents wishing to provide accommodation for a person or family can do so via social media, including by posting on the City’s Facebook page @cityofpg: www.facebook.com/cityofpg
Volunteer sign ups will be managed by Volunteer PG, a volunteer recruitment and referral agency serving the Prince George area. The volunteer reception/sign up area will be located in Room 205 of the Prince George Conference & Civic Centre. At 8:00am on Thursday, July 13 the City of Prince George will open a volunteer centre to recruit, train, schedule and deploy volunteers to help receive and support evacuees from the Cariboo wildfires.
For those of you who have family and friends in fire-affected areas, a number of sites are available for the most up-to-date information.
City of Prince George Province of B.C. Emergency information website: http://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca
BC Wildfire Services facebook page:
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre:
FB group for those who’d like to donate, provide space, lodgings for people and livestock:
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