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Fires affecting some but not all tourism businesses

Posted on: August 3rd, 2017, News

On behalf of the tourism industry in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast and our board of directors, we thank the fire crews, staff, volunteers and people who have come together to support the safety of our people, businesses and communities. We are extremely proud of our staff and the tourism business owners in our region – Discover More…

Cache Creek’s “Wonder Women” feed & fuel firefighters

Posted on: July 27th, 2017, News

July 27, 2017 A group of Cache Creek women began feeding the Cache Creek Fire Department when the Elephant Hill fire broke out. Soon, though, the group of five women – dubbed the Wonder Women – were feeding ambulance and RCMP personnel, BC Wildfire staff and visiting fire departments, which were arriving in droves. Initially, Discover More…

Statement from Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association

Posted on: July 21st, 2017, News

Fire impacts felt but not measured yet July 21, 2017 As we complete the second week of significant impacts to the tourism industry as a result of fires, the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association board of directors acknowledges the wide-spread support of so many, both in our industry and as volunteers. While wildfires continue to Discover More…

Outpouring of support for evacuees

Posted on: July 21st, 2017, News

Events and fundraisers organized by daycares to corporations July 20, 2017 – For Immediate Release  While the fires still burn in some parts of our region, we are grateful to the many people, paid and unpaid, who are helping fight fires and assist evacuees with their needs and their animals. We encourage evacuees to take part Discover More…

Williams Lake business owners stay behind to help fire crews

Posted on: July 21st, 2017, News

Appreciation fuels restaurant and gas station owners Vic Sharman’s sense of appreciation and responsibility for firefighters made him stay behind when Williams Lake was evacuated on the evening of July 15. “These guys are saving our town,” Sharman said. “I thought we were responsible to make sure that they got good coffee and some food.” Discover More…

Transportation partners offering evacuee assistance in BC fires

Posted on: July 18th, 2017, News

Flight, ferry and mobile phone offers for evacuees Transportation providers have stepped up to help evacuees, both with allowing changes on reservations and providing travel discounts. We have put together a list of current offers, but please note that while some offers have an end date, they may be extended. Follow each offer’s specific link Discover More…

Media Release: Lone Butte Pub Owners Take In Evacuees

Posted on: July 15th, 2017, News

Sharing hospitality and community with strangers  July 15, 2017 On the evening of Friday, July 7, when evacuees and began stopping in Lone Butte, BC, the owners of Iron Horse Pub didn’t have a plan to help. Lone Butte is a tiny community on Highway 24, one of the evacuation routes out of central British Discover More…

Statement from CCCTA: Wildfire Impacts Businesses

Posted on: July 14th, 2017, News

Fires affecting some but not all tourism businesses July 14, 2017 On behalf of the tourism industry in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, I want to thank the fire crews, pilots, staff, volunteers, social agencies and all others who have come together to support the safety of our people and communities. Our office and communities have Discover More…