LANDSLIDE AT 738 ISLAND HWY S - NEWS RELEASE - JANUARY 2023
Residents evacuated from 738 and 758 Island Hwy S.
At approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, a landslide occurred at 738 and 758 Island Hwy S. Both buildings have been evacuated as a precautionary measure and the City is advising residents of either building to stay away. A temporary reception centre is available at Campbell River Baptist Church, 260 S Dogwood Street.
No injuries have been reported at this time and the surrounding area is secure. The City fire department and Campbell River RCMP responded to the incident. The City will continue to monitor the site overnight.
“City crews have assessed and continue to monitor the landslide that took place tonight, January 17, on Island Hwy S,” says Drew Hadfield, Acting City Manager. “I’d like to reassure residents that the situation is stable and thank the public for their patience as we respond to this incident.”
What you can do:
- Avoid the buildings and properties affected.
- Follow the directions of local authorities.
- Do not call 911 for information or updates.
An alert was issued via Alertable, the emergency notification system used by the City, and it will remain in effect until conditions stabilize. Another update will be provided by the City on the morning of January 18, 2023. For the latest updates, the City asks the public to visit the City website www.campbellriver.ca.
The City thanks the Province for its support in responding to this incident.
Contact: Drew Hadfield, Acting City Manager, City of Campbell River | 250-286-5783 | Drew.Hadfield@campbellriver.ca