An important message from Mayor Jason Wiebe to Keremeos and area residents:
"Due to the ongoing challenges in our province, a provincial state of emergency has been declared by Premier Eby. Please keep aware of alerts and notices, and follow the recommendations regarding orders and travel restrictions to aid in emergency planning and crew safety."
The importance of residents restricting travel to only necessary trips is twofold. Firstly, many emergency vehicles and personnel are travelling to provide aid to areas in need and additional traffic slows their travel. Secondly, travel comes with risk of accidents. Accidents divert emergency responders from where they are urgently needed in fire zones.
Keremeos Mayor and Councillors thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time. For the full news release on the provincial state of emergency, click here.