The district says the evacuation order has been issued to ensure the protection of human life while firefighters, police and emergency officials work to control the nearby wildfire.For up-to-date information and public safety notices, visit the District of Hudson’s Hope website at www.hudsonshope.ca or their Facebook page. The order covers the entire District of Hudson’s HopeResidents under an evacuation order must immediately leave the area and proceed to an Emergency Social Services (ESS) Reception Centre to register.Further instructions on temporary lodgings and food services will be provided at the reception centre.- Advertisement -Police and emergency officials are currently going to each dwelling and business in the evacuation zone to deliver this evacuation order. They will provide details about safe routes to the nearest reception centre.An ESS Centre has been set up at the North Peace Arena located at 9805, 96th Avenue, Fort St. John.If you have relocated elsewhere, call 1-250-794-5178 to register your whereabouts.Advertisement
Another search warrant was executed in late February and three other suspects were arrested.This time police seized 4.6 kg of marijuana, 1.7 kg of crystal meth, 709 g of crystal MDA, 324 g of crack cocaine, 2.5 kg of powder cocaine, 2.1 kg of fentanyl powder, 12.8 kg of fentanyl pills, 56 kg of cocaine cutting agent, three semi-automatic rifles, one prohibited magazine, two 9 mm sub-machine guns equipped with sound suppressors and with magazines, one 9 mm semi-automatic handgun with two magazines and ammunition, one .357 cal revolver, .62 mm semi-automatic handgun, and 6 boxes of various calibres of ammunition.Sgt. Houghton says more arrests are likely going to be made in the coming months.“The terminus of these drug operations, or where these drug cells get to, we believe is Dawson Creek and Fort St. John,” Sgt. Houghton goes on to say. “And we’ve been working very closely with the RCMP in those two communities.”Advertisement “Some of the vehicles associated to this group have been found in several northern communities and central communities – especially at the time of some known violence that’s occurred in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John recently,” says CFSEU-BC media relations officer Sgt. Lindsey Houghton.“Many of the players down here are seen quite frequently up there.”Sgt. Houghton says the result of this investigation led to the execution of several search warrants, the arrest of several people and the seizure of millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs.- Advertisement -The investigation into a group of people based in Chilliwack began in late August 2014, and a search warrant executed in November resulted in the arrest of a 28-year-old and a 32-year-old.The search turned up 10 kg of cocaine, 28 kg of a cocaine cutting agent, a large cocaine press and a large amount of drug-related packaging material.Sgt. Houghton says the investigation continued to progress November 2014 – February 2015.Advertisement The total street value of all these drugs combined is estimated to be a little over $5.5 million.