News Release No. 41                    

Date:   Wednesday, August 27, 2003  

Time:   11:00 a.m.


PUBLIC INFO LINE:                                          869-0386

PRC RECEPTION CENTRE:                            762-8646


PROVINCIAL INFO LINE:                                 1-800-311-7044



Residents who LOST homes in all areas except Crawford Estates, Lakeshore, Timberline, Rimrock and Swick Roads are invited to attend an escorted tour of their affected communities this evening at 6:30 p.m.  (This includes residents from the Uplands, Okaview, Viewcrest, Curlew, Lark, Chute Lake Road, Trumpeter, Stellar, Sandpiper, Southcrest, Killdeer, Frost and Kettle Valley areas.)


Transit buses, including handi-dart buses, will leave the Trinity Baptist Church back parking lot at 6:30 p.m. this evening (Wednesday) and will tour residents through their neighbourhoods. To gain access to the tour residents will be required to present picture ID and proof they live on one of the impacted streets. Media may not attend.


Conditions in the burned areas remain volatile. The utility companies are working to restore services such as gas and electricity and City staff is ensuring roadways, parks and private properties are safe as possible before residents return. All crews are working hard, and it is anticipated re-entry will be allowed soon.