UBCO evacuation lifted as wildfire continues,


An evacuation order that was placed on the University of British Columbia Okanagan due to the wildfires in the Kelowna region has been lifted. As of Sunday, UBCO had not experienced structural damage, but an evacuation alert remains in effect for the campus. UBCO Principal Lesley Cormack noted that many students and community members have been displaced and indicated that the UBC Okanagan Student Emergency Assistance Fund will be helping provide displaced students with financial support. “This is undoubtedly going to leave a scar on our community,” said Cormack. “I have hope that our resilience, which has been tested all too recently, will prevail once more.” Okanagan College also had emergency plans in place and shared resources for community members looking for alerts or more information.

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