The Bear Creek Folk Fest is scheduled to take place in Grande Prairie this weekend which has led to a significant surge in the demand for hotel accommodations in the area.

GPREP is recommending that NWT Wildfire evacuees consider registering at the St. Albert Servus Credit Union Place.

This location has been designated as a registration center for evacuees seeking temporary shelter.

The address for the St. Albert Servus Credit Union Place is:

400 Campbell Road, St. Albert

Phone: 780-418-6088

More information available HERE.


An Evacuation Order is being issued for all of Hay River, NT due to the risk of a wildfire from the Kakisa-Enterprise area. 

Evacuees are being advised to travel to Grande Prairie, Alberta.

215 people were flown last night from Hay River to Grande Prairie. In addition healthcare patients were transported via other flight services.

Evacuees heading to the reception centre in Grande Prairie should be directed to the Grande Prairie Alliance Church, 15502 102 St, Grande Prairie, AB, T8X 0J6.

For those individuals requiring assistance evacuating please contact 833-699-0188 or go to the Hay River Community Centre.  

Emergency crews remain on site. All long term care residents have been transported to Yellowknife and patients medi-vac’d to Yellowknife. Crews attended to one motor vehicle accident with no serious injuries. There are no known missing persons.

An RJ100 aircraft will be at the Hay River airport for 11:20am with 100 seats available to take evacuees to Fort McMurray. The road exiting Hay River is currently not passable and there are no support services for the highway. It is critical that evacuees get on the plane as the road exit is not available and uncertain for the foreseeable future.

Go to https://hayriver.com/2023-wildfire-updates
or the Town of Hay River Facebook page for more updates.

Information provided by hayriver.com

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