Issued Monday, May 15, 2023.

An evacuation order has been enacted for the community of Blueberry River First Nations. Due to the upcoming road closures and for your continued safety, The Emergency Operations Centre has issued an Evacuation Order. We are asking that people leave their homes immediately and proceed to the designated evacuation point in Dawson Creek.

Please refer to the Emergency Response Plan for key contact personnel. As we evacuate safely, we are committed to your well-being. Stay calm; the community is not in Imminent danger. This is a safety precaution. Please assist each other during the evacuation process.
EVACUATION POINT: Mercer Hall, #1-300 Highway 2, Dawson Creek, BC
EVACUATION ROUTE: Use Rose Prairie Road to Evacuate
WHAT TO TAKE: Essential Items for each Family member, including:

  • Medications: Bring an adequate supply of prescription medication
  • Clothes and personal items: Pack a few changes of clothes, including comfortable shoes.
    Don’t forget personal hygiene items.
  • Important documents: Carry copies of identification cards, passports, and insurance policies. Include other vital records if possible.
  • Pets and their necessities.

UPDATES: We will update members via FACEBOOK and all other social media platforms owned by the Nation. All posts will be made by Trinity Desjarlais, and Carolyn Moore-Robin.
TRANSPORTATION: If you have a vehicle, help others without transportation. If you require assistance with transportation, please contact Tracey Paquette (t.paquette@blueberryfn.ca). OFFICE CLOSURE: Office will be closed until further notice. All employees of Blueberry can be working from the town office.

If you have any questions please contact our Safety Director Matthew Dodwell, 250-224-9248, he is working closely with the Emergency Team or myself Chief Judy Desjarlais 250-224-7441

Blueberry River First Nations Evacuation Order: https://blueberryfn.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/BRFN-2023-Evacuation-Order.pdf

Declaration of State of Local Emergency Order: https://blueberryfn.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/BRFN-State-of-Local-Emergency-BCR-2023-011.pdf

BRFN Emergency Response Plan & Directory: https://blueberryfn.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/BRFN-2023-Emergency-Preparedness-Directory.pdf

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