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Declaration of State of Local Emergency 

An Extension Request for State of Local Emergency was granted by the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General to September 13, 2018

An Extension Request for State of Local Emergency was granted by the Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General to September 6, 2018

WHEREAS Wildfires are in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

AND WHEREAS this Wildfire emergency requires prompt coordination of action or special regulation of persons or property to protect the health, safety or welfare of people or to limit damage to property;

NOW THEREFORE:

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED pursuant to Section 12 ( 1) of the Emergency Program Act (RS, 1996, Chap 111) that a state of local emergency exists in The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako due to Wildfire and risk to persons and property.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, its employees, servants and agents are empowered pursuant to Section 13 ( 1) of
the Emergency Program Act to do all acts and implement all procedures that are considered necessary to prevent or to alleviate the effects of the emergency,
including:

  • Acquire or use any land or personal property considered necessary to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency or disaster.
  • Authorize or require any person to render assistance of a type that the person is qualified to provide or that otherwise is or may be required to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency or disaster.
  • Control or prohibit travel to or from any area of British Columbia.
  • Provide for the restoration of essential facilities and the distribution of essential supplies and provide, maintain and coordinate emergency medical, welfare and other essential services in any part of British Columbia.
  • Cause the evacuation of persons and the removal of livestock, animals and personal property from any area of British Columbia that is or may be affected by an emergency or a disaster and make arrangements for the adequate care and protection of those persons, livestock, animals and personal property.
  • Authorize the entry into any building or on any land, without warrant, by any person in the course of implementing an emergency plan or program or if otherwise considered by the minister to be necessary to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency or disaster. 
  • Cause the demolition or removal of any trees, structures or crops if the demolition or removal is considered by the minister to be necessary or appropriate in order to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency or disaster.
  • Construct works considered by the minister to be necessary or appropriate to prevent, respond to or alleviate the effects of an emergency or disaster.
  • Procure, fix prices for or ration food, clothing, fuel, equipment, medical supplies or other essential supplies and the use of any property, services, resources or equipment within any part of British Columbia for the duration of the state of local emergency.

ORDERED by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako this August 23, 2018 at 1230 hrs to remain in force for seven days until August 30, 2018 at midnight unless cancelled by order of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako or the Solicitor General.

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