Presently, due to air quality issues in the Manning area and in the interests of resident health and safety, the North Peace Housing Foundation has made the decision to voluntarily evacuate residents of the Del-Air Lodge and transport our clients to other facilities. Several of our resident’s families have chosen to accommodate them during the evacuation period and we greatly appreciate the support.
AHS and Home care are currently involved to ensure that all the residents that remain in our care will have their medication and health protocols continued.
As for the duration, our expectation is that the evacuation could be about 5 days, but conditions may unfold that impact this.
The Foundation sincerely appreciates the assistance and cooperation we have received from our staff and support services, the Province of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, the Town of Manning and the County of Northern Lights and their staff, as well as regional emergency services.
We will be issuing further reports as the situation warrants.