With it being Day 16 since the College of New Caledonia opened its doors to evacuees fleeing from the BC Wildfires in the Cariboo, some are growing frustrated and concerned about new changes implemented at the evacuation reception centre.
Kristen Reynolds, an evacuee from just outside of Horsefly, has been camping in the CNC parking lot since she arrived nearly 10 days ago.
When she first arrived she said she could enter the building freely at any time of day or night and grab a bite to eat when she wanted, but she adds that it has changed.
“They are rationing food now.” said Reynolds.
“You’re only allowed so many drinks and so much juice, and at breakfast its limited with seconds and that kind of thing.”
As for Rick Mathews, who is from Williams Lake he says the atmosphere has changed around the centre, with increased security and the building locked up by 11:00 p.m.
“There’s a new element of security guards that are prison guards.” said Mathews.
“Their mindset isn’t appropriate, maybe for this setting.”
The city of Prince George’s Michael Kellett says the curfew is in place to allow evacuees in group lodging to have a good night sleep.
“We just found that in the interest of the greater good, it’s best to have this curfew in place to prevent folks from coming through there.” said Kellett.
Photo: Rick Mathews an evacuee from Williams Lake