VE8NSD has been kind enough to share some dramatic images from his QTH of the fires in the Hay River area, taken 2023-05-14. He and his family and several cats were evacuated during this period from Hay River to the Yellowknife Multiplex facility. The fire broke out on the outskirts of the Town of Hay River and the town was evacuated around 2023-05-14. The fire was brought under control on 2023-05-26 and the evacuation alert cancelled on 2023-06-06. There was significant damage to Kátł'odeeche.
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[2023-09-14] While Yellowknife remains under an Evacuation Alert and a number of communities in the South Slave are just starting to be "repatriated", the Society is returning its website back to normal operations. Local amateur radio operators no longer are requested to maintain a radio watch on the VE8YK and VE8RAE repeater network. Many thanks to those who maintained HF contact with the south during the Evacuation Order. The Society will be re-examining its emergency planning along with that of the the GNWT's NWT Emergency Plan and the City of Yellowknife Emergency Plan. Comments may be email to the Society via the reflector -
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