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Recovery Managers established in the Cariboo

Oct 31, 2017

Williams Lake – The Cariboo Regional District (CRD) and the municipalities of 100 Mile, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Wells have hired Recovery Managers to support the region through the final community recovery phase of this summer’s emergency response.

Individually and collaboratively, the Recovery Managers will work to collect and coordinate information on recovery resources, connect residents to those resources and learn more about the economic and social impacts facing the region and its residents going forward.

  • The CRD has hired Stephanie Masun on contract to the end of March 2018. Stephanie Masun began Friday, Oct. 27. Recovery information will be posted on the CRD website at cariboord.ca and on the CRD’s Facebook page facebook.com/CaribooRegion.
  • The City of Quesnel announced the establishment of their Wildfire Economic Recovery Team last week.
  • The District of 100 Mile House has hired MJ Cousins as the Recovery Manager for 100 Mile House and surrounding areas in the South Cariboo. She started on Monday, Oct. 30.
  • The City of Williams Lake has engaged a contractor, Trevor Kier, to assess the City’s needs with respect to recovery efforts. Plans to hire a longer-term Recovery Manager are still underway for the City, pending the initial assessment.
  • The District of Wells is happy to announce that Wylie Bystedt has taken on the Recovery Manager role, effective Oct. 1, 2017 to the end of March 2018.

The CRD Recovery Manager, as well as some of the other Recovery Managers, will be attending many of the CRD’s Wildfire Community Consultations to gain a sense of the current situation and to begin the necessary actions of assessing resources and opportunities and addressing gaps and challenges. These consultations began Sunday, Oct. 29 in Forest Grove and are scheduled for 18 locations in the Cariboo.

Residents needing assistance are urged to call or email the Recovery Manager in their area for information on available resources, supports and services.

Contact information for each Recovery Manager is listed below: 

Cariboo Regional District

Stephanie Masun



City of Quesnel

Erin Robinson


City of Williams Lake

Trevor Kier


250-392-2311 or 604-219-9646

District of 100 Mile House

MJ Cousins



District of Wells

Wylie Bystedt





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