News Release No. 64    

Date:   Sunday August 31, 2003  

Time:   10 a.m.


PUBLIC INFO LINE:                                          869-0386

PRC RECEPTION CENTRE:                            762-8646


PROVINCIAL INFO LINE:                                 1-800-311-7044




The residents who remain on Evacuation Order, those who live outside the City’s eastern boundary at the south end of June Springs Road, will be permitted to return to their homes today between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The approximate 70 people will be required to provide proof of residency at the RCMP road checks.

The public is asked to stay away from this area southwest of Gallagher’s Canyon, as well as the other fire-impacted areas, to permit easy access for fire fighting vehicles and crews.


Garbage will be picked up on Monday September 1st and Friday September 5th in all fire-affected areas. Monday pick-up begins at 10:00 a.m., Friday pick-up begins at 7:00 a.m. and will include large items such as carpets and furniture. No bag limit will be in place on these days.

A special yard waste pick-up in these areas will take place on Friday September 12th. Residents are reminded yard waste needs to be bagged or bundled, and branches should be no longer than one metre (one yard) and no more than 20 centimetre in diameter (8 inches).

A special fridge and freezer pick-up will be announced shortly.


Residents are reminded to be cautious when returning home. Firefighters are still extinguishing hotspots and utility companies are working to restore service to all areas as quickly as possible. Many hazards exist in fire-affected areas such as dangerous trees, ash pits and compromised structures. Parents are asked to explain these hazards to their children and to keep a careful watch at all times.

Warning: If residents do not have electricity and wish to set up independent generators, permission must be granted by Aquila beforehand. Call 1-877-717-5334 or 310-9473 for more information.