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Evacuation order issued for South Canim Lake Area

Sep 1, 2017
For Immediate Release


Evacuation order issued for South Canim Lake Area


Williams Lake, B.C. – Effective immediately, the Cariboo Regional District has issued an evacuation order for the South Canim Lake Area. This order is the result of the previous tactical evacuation that took place early Friday morning.

Due to immediate danger, members of the RCMP or other groups will be expediting this action.

The evacuation route is: Canim Lake Road to 100 Mile House

View a map of the South Canim Area Evacuation Order: http://bit.ly/2ewF1Gl


  • You must leave the area immediately.
  • Close all windows and doors.
  • Shut off all gas and electrical appliances, other than refrigerators and freezers.
  • Close gates (latch) but do not lock.
  • Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help.
  • Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and Keys) only if they are immediately available. Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.
  • Do not use more vehicles then you have to.
  • Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.
  • Register with Emergency Support Services (ESS) in 100 Mile House at the South Cariboo Recreation Centre (175 Wrangler Way)
  • If you require group lodging, please continue on to Williams Lake. Group lodging will be available at the Gibraltar Room in the Cariboo Memorial Complex. (525 Proctor Street)
  • RVs and Camper units are welcome at 100 Mile House


Further information will be issued as it becomes available. Please visit the CRD Emergency Operations Facebook page at facebook.com/CRDEmergencyOperations as well as the CRD website at cariboord.ca.  For more information contact the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977 (8:30am – 4:30pm daily) Please note that our phones lines will be 10:00am-2:00pm for the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Labour Day Long weekend.




Media Contact: 
EOC Communications 
Cariboo Regional District Emergency Operations Centre 



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