VICTORIA - Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Minister Steve Thomson released this chronology of events related to the Johnsons Landing landslide that occurred July 12.
"Tonight we can confirm that an email was received by the ministry on the morning of the slide. It is our understanding that the email was not opened until after the landslide occurred.
"The slide was reported to government at 10:56 a.m. We dispatched staff within 30 minutes.
"Right now our number one concern is for those families, and that's what we're concentrating on."
Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations