Lethbridge man volunteers at wildfire evacuee camps

The wildfires raging in central and northern Alberta have not only contributed to poor air quality but have wreaked havoc on many communities. Thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes leaving them displaced. But on the flip side, hundreds of volunteers have stepped up to the plate to help those in need, one of them is the Salvation Army’s Stephen Roach, who spent three weeks using his skills as a chef to feed hundreds of evacuees from inside a kitchen truck. 

Watch his inspiring interview with BCN’s Jeannette Rocher

Aired: June 9, 2023


Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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