Laurie Buis is the Livestock Evacuation Reception Manager at the fairgrounds in Barriere. Buis looks after the livestock arrival and departure paperwork, assigns stalls and paddocks, provides a wealth of information for folks who have been evacuated from their homes, and in general troubleshoots wherever needed. Buis is a member of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association and this is the second time she has stepped up to volunteer when the organization have been caring for evacuated livestock. During the 2017 wildfires and resultant livestock evacuations, Buis was a full-time volunteer to assist in overseeing the well-being of some 700 animals that utilized the fairground facility over a period of 70 days. She is pictured here earlier this week giving a scratch to one of two miniature donkeys evacuated from Pritchard to the fairgrounds. (Jill Hayward photo)

Laurie Buis is the Livestock Evacuation Reception Manager at the fairgrounds in Barriere. Buis looks after the livestock arrival and departure paperwork, assigns stalls and paddocks, provides a wealth of information for folks who have been evacuated from their homes, and in general troubleshoots wherever needed. Buis is a member of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association and this is the second time she has stepped up to volunteer when the organization have been caring for evacuated livestock. During the 2017 wildfires and resultant livestock evacuations, Buis was a full-time volunteer to assist in overseeing the well-being of some 700 animals that utilized the fairground facility over a period of 70 days. She is pictured here earlier this week giving a scratch to one of two miniature donkeys evacuated from Pritchard to the fairgrounds. (Jill Hayward photo)

Volunteer at North Thompson Agriplex cares for four-legged friends

Many livestock have been brought to the North Thompson Agriplex Livestock Evacuation Centre over the last few weeks

By Jill Hayward

Laurie Buis is the Livestock Evacuation Reception Manager at the fairgrounds in Barriere.

Buis looks after the livestock arrival and departure paperwork, assigns stalls and paddocks, provides a wealth of information for folks who have been evacuated from their homes, and in general troubleshoots wherever needed. Buis is a member of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association and this is the second time she has stepped up to volunteer when the organization have been caring for evacuated livestock.

During the 2017 wildfires and resultant livestock evacuations, Buis was a full-time volunteer who assisted in overseeing the arrival/departure and well-being of some 700 animals that utilized the fairground facility over a period of 70 days.

Laurie Buis is the Livestock Evacuation Reception Manager at the fairgrounds in Barriere. Buis looks after the livestock arrival and departure paperwork, assigns stalls and paddocks, provides a wealth of information for folks who have been evacuated from their homes, and in general troubleshoots wherever needed. Buis is a member of the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association and this is the second time she has stepped up to volunteer when the organization have been caring for evacuated livestock. During the 2017 wildfires and resultant livestock evacuations, Buis was a full-time volunteer to assist in overseeing the well-being of some 700 animals that utilized the fairground facility over a period of 70 days. She is pictured here earlier this week giving a scratch to one of two miniature donkeys evacuated from Pritchard to the fairgrounds. (Jill Hayward photo)

By Jill Hayward

Many livestock have been brought to the North Thompson Agriplex Livestock Evacuation Centre over the last few weeks