News Release No. 60            

Date:   Saturday, August 30, 2003       

Time:   9:30 a.m.

 

PUBLIC INFO LINE:                                          869-0386 (8 a.m. Ė 4 p.m.)

PRC RECEPTION CENTRE:                            762-8646

RED CROSS INFO LINE RE EVACUEES:     1-888-350-6070

PROVINCIAL INFO LINE:                                 1-800-311-7044

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Temporary re-entry is being allowed for the approximate 70 residents on Evacuation Order who live outside of the City boundary at the south end of June Springs Road. Re-entry permission will be allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Residents will be required to show a driverís licence or other identification that clearly shows where they live in this area before access will be allowed at the RCMP roadblocks.

The Fire Commissionerís Office and utility companies are presently working to determine whether residents of South Lakeshore, Rimrock, Timberline and Swick Roads will be allowed to return home today. An announcement will be made later today.

The reception centre at the Parkinson Recreation Centre will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. Lodging and food voucher extensions expire on Tuesday, September 2. If residents require further extensions, they must report to the Reception Centre by Tuesday.