Joan Sorley – July 11 – 4:30

Joan Sorley – Area ‘F’ Rep

3:10 PM (1 hour ago)Good afternoon. I don’t have enough time to post a complete update, but I will try and summarize some recent developments in Area F:

1. Evacuation orders remain in effect for part of Miocene, 150 Mile, Lexington, and Skulow Lake, Pioneer Place and Deep Creek.
Please check the map on our website for boundaries.
2. Evacuation alerts remain in effect for other areas of the Williams Lake fringe along Highway 97 (in Area F). Please c heck the map.
3. Big Lake, Likely, Horsefly, and the rest of Miocene are not on alert, but citizens should be ready should the need arise. I am packed and ready, and I urge people to prepare.
4. Passes will be issued today on the same basis as yesterday for people who can present themselves to the CRD before 4:30 in Williams Lake with proof of residence. For the same reasons and with the same conditions. (See yesterday’s post). For today only.
5. We have established a process in each of the communities for essential supplies to be picked up and delivered to residents. (Prescriptions, essential items such as diapers, formula, firefighting equipment and supplies). Requests must be coordinated through the following people who have been designated the authority in each community. The designated authority will collect lists and provide a letter of authority to a designated volunteer to pick up the supplies and deliver them in the community. The designated authorities are:
A. Likely: Lisa Kraus. 250-790-2449
B. Horsefly: Linda Bartsch. 250-620-3333
C. Big Lake: Leanne Schiemann Please stop in at the Big Lake Fire Hall or message her on Facebook.
D. Miocene: Ross McCoubrey 250-296-4285
6. Highway 97 is closed for southbound traffic at Kersley, except for first responders. No passes will be issued for other purposes.
7. Beaver Valley Road between Likely and Horsefly is in good condition. Interior Roads is keeping it wet so dust is down, too! If you see those guys, give them a big thumbs up!
8. The Beaver Lake Road is dusty and a bit rough but open and well used. Please watch for cattle as this is open range.
People are reporting no barriers, but if you leave by this route, you should be prepared that you may not be allowed back in as this situation in unchanged from yesterday.

Please share this widely. I will try and attend the community meeting in Miocene this afternoon at 3.


Joan Sorley

Director, Cariboo Regional District Area “F”

PO Box 147

Big Lake Ranch, BC  V0L 1G0



Big Thank you

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Last night we had a delivery of supplies for the Fire Department and the Likely Community from the citizens of Fort Mcmurray.   Thanks to Jeremy Gillespie, Bubba’s Tire Service and his two friends for delivering the supplies to Likely as well as the people of Fort Mcmurray for their generous donations.  Thank you is from the Likely & District Chamber of Commerce as well as the Likely & District Fire Rescue.  I have attached three picture.

Thanks Lisa

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We are working to make arrangements for bringing these items into to Likely if required.

Teala (our summer student) will be at the Valley General Store between 11:00am – 5:00pm and will take your information.  Please do not bother the store staff.

Pick up for prescriptions will be at the Likely Community Hall.

Your grocery order will be filled through the Valley General store.

Questions call: Lisa Kraus 250-790-2449

If you require a prescription today, July 10th, it must be called into your pharmacy and paid for by 2:30pm today. Then you must go to Valley General Store and tell Teala immediately as she is coordinating this effort. Again do not call store and disturb staff they are busy with their own jobs.

Campfire Bans and Closures

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Until Further Notice

Until further notice Provincial Parks are closed. BC Forest Service is currently fully engaged in fighting numerous active wildfires in the Cariboo Region.  Alert and Evacuations for areas from 100 Mile to Quesnel are in effect. RCMP would like the roads to remain clear for evacuees. Below I compiled a list of information websites with up to date information. Emergency centers are operating at full capacity. Please be patient. Emergency workers, firefighters, police and everyone else are all doing the best job they can under trying and exhausting circumstances.

BC Parks

Drive BC

Highway 97 Road Conditions

Cariboo Regional District Alerts

Emergency Info BC

Air Quality

City of Williams Lake Emergency Operation Center

BC Wildfire Services