Lemon Creek response team rebranded

Recovery Centre in Winlaw will remain open until Friday, August 30.

The coordination and clean-up effort for the fuel spill at Lemon Creek in the Slocan Valley has been rebranded the Slocan Valley Multi-Agency Recovery Team.

This committee, comprised of Regional District of Central Kootenay, Interior Health Authority, Emergency Management BC, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and others is working to ensure all aspects of community and environmental recovery are conducted effectively and efficiently, according to a release from information officer Jonathan Lok.

The Recovery Centre in Winlaw will remain open until Friday, August 30. Any residents still using the potable water, showers and wash cars should speak with Nelle Maxey, the Recovery Manager, to discuss any continuing needs.

Maxey can be reached at 250-226-7323.

IHA and MoE staff were on site at the Recovery Centre between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Friday, August 23 to answer residents’ questions about health and environmental issues, including data explanation.

Staff will be on site again on Tuesday, August 27 and Thursday, August 29 to answer further questions.

The website at www.lemoncreekresponse.ca is also a source for information, more contact numbers and the place to leave comments and questions for Executive Flight Centre.

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