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July 29, 2014 1:13 p.m.

MOUNT MCALLISTER WILDFIRE UPDATE
There is potential for extreme fire behaviour today as temperatures continue to rise and forest fuels dry.

Today is expected to bring sunny weather with a potential for severe thunderstorms, winds gusting up to 90km/h, and a possibility of hail. The high will be 30°C. Temperatures are expected to reach 25°C on Wednesday, and warm weather should continue through Thursday.

The Mt. McAllister fire incident management team would like to thank area residents for helping out and being patient in allowing convoys of fire fighter vehicles to safely commute to and from the Mt. McAllister fire. The convoys are typically in transit between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., and 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily.

An area restriction remains in place around the fire. Please remind people to respect this restriction, as it is in place to protect both your safety and ours. Our work will be delayed should anyone enter this area, so please keep out.

For more information please visit www.bcwildfire.ca

 

July 29, 2014 10:00 a.m.

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July 28, 2014 9:16 a.m.

MT. MCALLISTER WILDFIRE UPDATE

As of Sunday, July 27, 2014 the fire continues to smoulder and seek pockets of dry fuel. As fuels are drying out the potential for an increase in fire activity grows . The next three days are expected to bring drier weather and increased temperatures of 27-28 degrees. This weather provides ideal conditions for fire, and our firefighters remain vigilant.

The Mt. McAllister fire incident management team is requesting that area residents please be patient in allowing convoys of fire fighter vehicles to safely commute to and from the Mt. McAllister fire. We ask that local residents avoid trying to pass the convoys, which are typically in transit between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., and 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. daily.

The crews have completed 73 kilometers of dozer lines in order to protect life and property from the fire.

An area restriction remains in place around the fire. Please remind people to respect this restriction, as it is in place to protect both your safety and ours. Our work will be delayed should anyone enter this area, so please keep out.

As of Sunday, July 27, we have 219 firefighters based out of our camp in Chetwynd, as well as 69 support staff.

The fire is located 56km west of Chetwynd, and is 15,874 hectares in size

MEDIA RELEASE – Site C

Hudson’s Hope July 15 News Release

Open Letter to BC Premier Christy Clark

Site C Alternatives Report

Hudson’s Hope July 9 News Release

HUDSON’S HOPE CALLS ON PREMIER TO REFER $7.9 BILLION SITE C DAM PROJECT TO BC UTILITIES COMMISSION

Hudson’s Hope Site C Report Backgrounder

A Review of the Site C Project
Exploring the Alternatives

The District of Hudson’s Hope, a community of 1,100 people in the heart of the Peace River Valley, will be impacted more than any other municipality by the proposed Site C dam. Accordingly, the District has tried to be diligent in monitoring studies and assessments associated with the proposed project. The most exhaustive of those processes was conducted by the Site C Joint Review Panel (JRP) appointed by the provincial and federal governments. Their report was released on May 1, 2014. Given that 457-page report’s complexity, the District engaged Urban Systems to conduct a review of the JRP’s findings, available literature and other relevant information – to clarify.