Online wildfire survey for Cariboo residents

By Greg Fry
December 15, 2017 - 9:17am

KAMLOOPS — The Cariboo Regional District is looking for feedack from Cariboo residents affected by last summer's wildfires.

"The survey is to look how emergency response was with the CRD and the agencies that were assisting," says Consultation Coordinator Tim Conrad. "As well, understanding what the mental, social and financial health of the population is and what needs people have in recovery."

Conrad says it's "an extra layer of consultation" following this fall's community consulation meetings which took place across the region.

"So, it gives us more information to help us understand more what people experienced and what they need going forward."

Conrad says the survey wraps up December 23 and a consultation report will follow.

"It will be put together over this next month and be presented to the CRD in January. And from that they will decide what outcomes will come out of that."

Last summer's wildfires scorched over 1 million hectares of forest in B.C. and destroyed over 60 homes and over 200 buildings in the Cariboo.

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