Dene Tha’ First Nation Chief and Council has declared a State of Local Emergency and Evacuation for the Bushe River IR#207, in effect now.
Bushe River residents are to take highway 58 and then highway 88, then on to Edmonton, must preregister at the 4 Chiefs Complex in Bushe River and then you will be given instructions as to which hotel you will be registered at in Edmonton.
A bus has been arranged and is at the 4 Chiefs Complex now for people that require transportation, fuel is available at the Bushe Store, Loon Lake Gas Bar and the Sawridge Truck stop in Slave Lake, you will be expected to provide either a Dene Tha’ Natural Gas Bill or Direct Energy Power Bill to prove residency in order to receive the gas.
A State of Local Emergency was declared for the Bushe River IR#207 on Monday June 17, 2019, and until another order for the communities of either Chateh#IR209, or Meander River IR#212, have been declared by the Chief and Council of the Dene Tha’ First Nation, any member arriving from Chateh IR#209 and Meander River IR#212, are considered to be on their own for meals and accommodations, as at the moment, these communities are under No immediate threat from a wildfire. This would apply to any residents that live in the Town of High Level.
If you require further information on the One Time Payment that was issued by the Alberta Government last month to evacuees of the Chuckegg Creek Fire 2019, please feel free to contact them, as we do not have any information to provide on those funds.
Thank you for your patience, it is always with the utmost care and consideration of the safety of Dene Tha’ Members that decisions are made.
This information will be shared on the Dene Tha’ First Nation website and Facebook page for members information.