Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Northwest First Nations contribute cash and assistance to the Telegraph Creek wildfire efforts

Communities in the Nass and
Skeena Valley are coming together
to lend assistance to residents of
Telegraph Creek

As fire fighters continue to battle the Alkili Lake fire that threatens Telegraph Creek, area First Nations are stepping up to lend support to the Tahltan Nation and the evacuees of Telegraph Creek.

Earlier today, Eva Clayton, the President of the Nisga'a Lisims Government announced that the Nisga'a would be contributing 10,000 dollars towards assistance for the Tahltan Government and its fire fighting efforts.

As well, community members around the Nass Valley are mobilizing to collect donations for delivery to Terrace to be used by those who have been evacuated to the Terrace/Kitsumkalum area.

The Haisla Nation has also made a contribution to the Tahltan Central Government,  donating 10,000 dollars towards their efforts during the wildfire emergency.

The Haisla also have directed their residents to the Tahltan Central Government website to find out other ways that residents can offer assistance.

The Kitsumkalum Community Hall is being used as an emergency
evacuation centre for those evacuated from Telegraph Creek

Yesterday as evacuees began to move out of the Telegraph Creek area, the Kitsumkalum Band Council opened the Community Hall for the use of those that were being taken out of the wildfire danger.

The first update for those evacuees took place last night a dinner hosted at the hall.

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine has also been providing updates on the situation through their website, while the BC WildFire Service outlined the latest details on the situation today.

For background all of the wildfires currently burning in Northwest BC see our archive page here.

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