Catastrophic flooding in Southern BC already causing supply chain issues in Peace Region
Published Wednesday, November 17, 2021 3:53PM PST Last Updated Wednesday, November 17, 2021 7:20PM PST
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. -- The Peace Region is beginning to see a disruption in the supply chain.
Some grocery stores in Fort St. John receiving notice of major delays coming from southern British Columbia. Stores in the Lower Mainland and Interior are already seeing empty shelves. With a close proximity to Alberta, there maybe some relief for consumers in northeast B.C..
Major warehouses in Calgary and Edmonton currently have stock on hand from eastern Canada.
According to Kent Fellow, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary, it won’t be an ideal solution but things could start to increase in price for local shoppers. "We had a pretty well functioning supply chain system. This is a major disruption to it. Any adjustments we make are going to be costly. They are definitely going to be imperfect substitutes for what's already there."
Experts are saying many products are being stored in warehouses across the county until old shipping routes can repaired or new one can be opened up.