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Wildfire Update 3 – DBC/Prepared BC/CRD Public Info Team/Rec Sites/Campfire Ban

July 12th, 2017, News

EMERGENCY RESOURCES FOR BC’S TOURISM INDUSTRY

As you know, there are some areas of the province currently dealing with wildfires, impacting visitors and businesses, and potentially influencing those who may be planning a trip to our province.

Stay Safe, Stay Informed

During times of stress and uncertainty, it is important to share information from official sources only. There are a variety of resources available to help you prepare for emergencies, gather up-to-date information and help visitors plan their travel.

CLICK HERE to go to Destination BC’s webpage full of useful, emergency links and information for the tourism industry.

 

PREPARED BC: TOURISM RESOURCES

To help tourism businesses across the province plan a fast, effective response and recovery in the event of a major emergency, the provincial government and the Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia announced two new resources at the 2017 BC Tourism Industry Conference, PreparedBC: Guide for Tourism Operators and PreparedBC: Emergency Plan for Tourism Operators.

http://www.destinationbc.ca/BC-Tourism-Industry/PreparedBC.aspx

 

HEADS UP ON CRD PUBLIC INFORMATION HOURS

Our Public Information Team will be active on Facebook and the Public Phone Line from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. These are our standard hours; if the situation should change, we will re-open and stay open as long as necessary.

Also, a few changes today in terms of our Facebook page. Due to the large volume of Facebook messages and comments we are receiving, our Public Info Team is no longer able to respond to comments or private mes…sages. We will continue to post verified information as it is received. If you have a specific question, please contact our Public Information Line at 1-866-759-4977.

Thank you for your understanding. Our thoughts are with all of you who are impacted by these events in the Cariboo. This is a photo of some of our Public Info Team hard at work on the phone lines this morning.

New contact line is available here.

 

REC SITES INFORMATION

Recreation Sites and Trails in the Thompson, Cariboo and Chilcotin affected by wildfires are closed for public safety. Please visit the Rec Sites website for current information

 

BC CAMPFIRE BAN

It should now go without saying but, please note that campfires have now been banned throughout BC. We can not say with certainty how long this will last, and in which areas regulations may be changed through the duration of summer. Check here for current status of campfires.