To access the support, British Columbians must register with the Red Cross by calling 1 (800) 863-6582, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Pacific time, the province said.
“This declaration will address the potential of a mass evacuation scenario,” said Mike Farnworth, minister of public safety and solicitor general.
The BC Emergency Health Services board of directors will now focus solely on ambulance services, at the direction of Health Minster Adrian Dix.
A logging truck struck a power line while exiting the Bayline Enterprises Inc. yard at the intersection of Herring Gull Way and Franklin Gull Road.
“Recent extreme wildfire events demonstrate just how vital emergency operations centres are,” said Mike Farnworth, minister of public safety and solicitor general. 
The health region said it continues to see increased patient volumes due to the record-breaking heat wave as Canada Day approaches — typically one of the busiest days for emergency room visits.
There were no injuries caused by the fire, according to Cpl. Stewart Egers of the Oceanside RCMP.
Nanoose Volunteer Fire Department responded to Sleepy Hollow Storage near Parksville late Friday (May 21) night after reports of a storage locker on fire.
“With this grant, the RDN and Lantzville have the opportunity to provide volunteers with training in their own community,” said Tyler Brown, RDN chair.
Oceanside RCMP, Parksville Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance services responded to a “human tragedy” at French Creek bridge Friday morning.

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