Emergency News

BC Hydro and MOTI are working in the Old Fort area

BC Hydro

BC Hydro & Arctic Arrow Group will be working in the Old Fort area between September 25, 2019, and September 30, 2019, between the hours of 8:00, am and 8:00 pm, to remove abandoned BC Hydro/Telus poles and wire. For questions please contact Bob Gammer, with BC Hydro, at 250 561-4858.

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure 

Between September 16 and October 16, 2019, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) will be finishing some of the activities that did not get completed last fall due to weather. This includes installation of some cross culverts to prevent ponding and saturation of the road base, cleaning out some of the ditching along the road, as well as recontouring the existing drainage channel that was scoured out this past spring. Minor traffic interruption for the culvert installs can be expected. For any questions or concerns about this project, please contact Stacey Weightman, with MOTI, at  250 261-4705.

Road Construction on Old Fort Road

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has announced that road construction is planned to commence approximately August 23 and will run into early October for construction of Chain Up Areas/Pull Outs. The road will be Single Lane, Alternating Traffic intermittently between the hours of 7am – 6pm, Monday through Saturday.

For general questions about the project, contact Tracker Contracting by calling 250-785-8953.

PRRD Requests Data Gathered by Ministry Regarding Old Fort Area

The Peace River Regional District Board reviewed the letter sent by Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General on July 26, 2019 in response to a previous letter sent by MLA Dan Davies, on June 25, 2019, expressing his concerns regarding the Old Fort Landslide area.

The Minister’s letter suggests the area is unlikely to experience “a dramatic slippage of the remaining hillside that might further impact homes to occur. The data suggests that if movement was to recommence, it would be a slow-moving slide as had been experienced in the previous slide that initiated on September 30, 2018.”  The Regional Board is requesting from the Ministry the data that substantiates this statement.

Once the data is received, the Peace River Regional District plans to have the data verified by applicable experts to consider whether evacuation alerts and orders may be removed from the Old Fort area.

Press Release

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Public Notification

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Public Notification

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources authorized Deasan Holdings Ltd. to begin removing gravel stockpiles at the gravel pit located near Old Fort and Fort St. John, B.C. on March 4, 2019.

See public notification here. 

Old Fort Landslide – Westrek Final Report

Westrek’s final report on the Old Fort Landslide is available here.

Following the community meeting held December 17, 2018 Westrek has issued an update to this report regarding City of Fort St. John’s stormwater system.