B.C. partners with Kamloops First Nation to offer temporary homes for up to 300 wildfire evacuees

The province is partnering with the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc First Nation to provide temporary homes near Kamloops for up to 300 evacuees in case they’re needed.

The camp containing modular container-type housing is in the Rayleigh district north of the city — on First Nations land that used to be a hay field next to the Tournament Capital Ranch.

The site will be managed by the province with cultural and traditional support provided by Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc.

Emergency Management and Climate Readiness Minister Bowinn Ma says what makes these accommodations unique is the effort made to ensure everyone spending time there is “culturally” safe.

“They’re providing a cultural activity space that supports smudging and

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