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#181 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:39 AM

I'm not so sure about the automatic $600 payment to evacuees.  I'm OK with that coming from the government money ($100M seed money) and going to everyone.  

 

But I'm not sure my granny on a fixed income giving $50 to the Red Cross is expecting that to go to the guy that evacuated his $4 million ranch, and is staying at a $250/night hotel while he rides it out.  She might have preferred that to go to a nicer cot or pillow for the senior staying in the gym or arena.


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#182 Jackerbie

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:02 AM

^ It's my understanding the the Red Cross will manage the $100M government fund, while any other donations will be used at the discretion of the RC. So your granny's $50 donation would go towards RC priorities, not government promises.

 

EDIT: Also, the $600 is only for people who have lost property, not general evacuees. Otherwise the province would need to pony up a much, much bigger fund. We're at, what, 40,000 evacuees now?


Edited by Jackerbie, 17 July 2017 - 10:05 AM.


#183 nerka

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:40 PM

Record poor air quality over the weekend in Williams Lake. Fine particulate matter levels hit 945 micrograms per cubic meter early Sunday AM. 24 hour average PM rose to 380, compared to the BC objective of 25 micrograms per cubic metre.



#184 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:50 PM

EDIT: Also, the $600 is only for people who have lost property, not general evacuees. Otherwise the province would need to pony up a much, much bigger fund. We're at, what, 40,000 evacuees now?

$600 per household no strings attached is my read. That might be $7M then. So far.

Edited by VicHockeyFan, 17 July 2017 - 12:52 PM.


#185 Jackerbie

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:37 PM

^ I see you're right, it was reported differently when it was first announced I guess. From gov.bc.ca: "On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, the Canadian Red Cross began transfers of at least $600 per household to registered evacuees whose information has been validated with the provincial authorities."



#186 LJ

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:30 PM

Doesn't most folks fire insurance cover alternate accommodation and a per diem if your house burns down or is uninhabitable?


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#187 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:07 PM

Doesn't most folks fire insurance cover alternate accommodation and a per diem if your house burns down or is uninhabitable?


Well the vast majority of those evacuated will not lose their homes.

#188 Bingo

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:11 PM

Doesn't most folks fire insurance cover alternate accommodation and a per diem if your house burns down or is uninhabitable?

 

Perhaps, but fire insurance in BC is gonna get a bunch more expensive.


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#189 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:16 PM

Why? Not many homes have burned yet.

#190 Bingo

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:22 PM

Water damage insurance got more expensive after the Calgary floods. 

In BC we know we need to take a more preventative approach to clearing out the forest underbrush, so until everyone in a forest setting does that and installs a steel roof, insurance rates are bound to climb.


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#191 LJ

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:01 PM

Why? Not many homes have burned yet.

But a lot of them are uninhabitable right now.


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#192 Bingo

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:18 PM

About 225 more Canadian Forces personnel will be coming to B.C. to help with wildfire response.

At a media briefing Thursday morning, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said the troops will relieve RCMP officers guarding the roadblocks, which will allow them to take on other responsibilities.

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...tning-1.4213834

 


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#193 Bingo

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:24 PM

 
Updated daily: B.C. wildfire map shows shifting boundaries
Check regularly to see how fires throughout the province have moved and changed

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...aries-1.4212693


Edited by Bingo, 20 July 2017 - 09:53 PM.

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#194 LJ

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 07:13 PM

^That link doesn't take you to forest fire news.


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#195 Bingo

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 09:54 PM

^That link doesn't take you to forest fire news.

 

It was a forest fire map when I posted the link.


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#196 sdwright.vic

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:22 AM

It does for me!
Predictive text and a tiny keyboard are not my friends!

#197 LJ

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:59 PM

Now it does.


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