GCS suspends collection activity due to wildfires in affected BC and Ontario communities

In response to the current wildfire situation across Canada, GCS has temporarily suspended all outbound collection efforts in affected areas. Suspensions will come into force immediately when evacuation orders are issued by local authorities, or when a state of emergency is in effect, and will end when evacuation orders are lifted or rescinded and/or when states of emergency are officially ended.

GCS Recognizes affected areas to include:

British Columbia

  • Lytton and surrounding areas
  • Caribou Regional District
  • Parts of Cranbrook (V1C)
  • Parts of Kamloops (V2H, V2C)
  • Burns Lake
  • Fernie (V0B)
  • Oliver (V0H)
  • Princeton (V0X)
  • Penticton (V2A)
  • 100 Mile House (V0K)
  • Quesnel (V2J)
  • Kleena Kleene (V0L)
  • Williams Lake (V2G)
  • Sun Peaks (V0E)
  • Vanderhoof (V0J)
  • Lone Butte
  • Salmon Arm
  • 108 Mile House
  • Osoyoos Indian Band
  • Broman Lake
  • Ruby Rock Lake
  • Ashcroft Indian Band (Facebook page)
  • Bulkley-Nechako Regional District 
  • Columbia Shuswap Regional District
  • Cook’s Ferry Indian Band (Facebook page) (Evacuation Alert)
  • District of 100 Mile House
  • Regional District of Central Kootenay
  • Regional District of East Kootenay
  • Regional District of Fraser-Fort George
  • Regional District of North Okanagan
  • Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen
  • Skeetchestn Indian Band (Facebook page) (Evacuation Order)
  • Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
  • Takla Nation (Evacuation Alert)
  • Thompson-Nicola Regional District
  • Tsay Keh Dene First Nation (Evacuation Order)
  • Village of Ashcroft
  • Village of Cache Creek (Facebook)
  • Yekooche First Nation


  • Nishnawbe Aski Nation
  • Deer Lake (K0L)
  • Poplar Hill (P0V)
  • Kenora
  • Dryden

If you are aware of additional regions that have been impacted that do not appear on this list, please contact us at inquiries@generalcsi.com and let us know.

If you have been affected or displaced by wildfires, you may qualify for additional relief under various GCS programs – contact your account manager for details at 1-877-588-4274, chat with a Live Agent now on this page, or use the Contact Us form on this site.

To donate to relief efforts, please visit redcross.ca