Over the past number of days, several communities in British Columbia been beset by wildfires that have threatened their homes and communities. It is reported that as many as 183 fires are burning, many out of control, forcing thousands from their homes.
All of us at the City of Selkirk would like to take a moment to offer our thoughts and best wishes to those affected by this terrible and dangerous situation. And we pray for the safety of the brave emergency responders who are working hard and risking their lives to keep people safe and protect their community. For those who wish, the Canadian Red Cross is now accepting donations to the British Columbia Fires Appeal at their website: www.redcross.ca
– Mayor Larry Johannson