Update on August 10 meeting with Old Fort residents

Most residents of the Old Fort community are aware that the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) published the Tetra Tech geohazard report last week, and announced plans for a Zoom information session with Old Fort residents scheduled for August 10 at 7 p.m.

The PRRD has received questions from residents asking why the information session won’t be held in person. The Provincial Health Officer order on indoor organized gatherings currently limits capacity to 50 people or 50% capacity. We made the decision to host the meeting virtually to ensure that as many residents as possible can safely attend the meeting, in addition to the necessary outside agencies included in the panel.

The PRRD has also received questions about why the information session has been made available to the public. Due to the virtual nature of the meeting and in an effort to make the meeting easily accessible for Old Fort residents, we made the decision to post the join link to our website. The PRRD will be putting measures in place during the meeting to ensure that priority is given to comments and questions from Old Fort Residents.

If Old Fort residents have questions about the report in advance, we encourage you to send them to us at ask@prrd.bc.ca and we will endeavour to have the answers ready for you at the August 10 meeting.