wildflowers in South Chilcotin Mountains Park, SLRD Area A
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Bridge River Valley Scenic
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Bridge River Valley Scenic
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wildflowers in South Chilcotin Mountains Park, SLRD Area A
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TELUS Communications has advised that upgrades to telecom equipment in the Gold Bridge, Bralorne, Tyaughton Lake, Gun Lake area, on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, between 12:00 and 6:00 p.m., will take phone service completely...

Status Updates:
  • September 26 - REMINDER: Phone service interruption planned for tomorrow.

Electoral Area A

Electoral Area D

Representatives

Debbie Demare
Debbie Demare
Director
Phone: (250) 238-2248
Cell: (250) 398-0815
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Norm Verner
Alternate
Phone: (604) 898-3464
Cell: (250) 238-2510
Outside Agency/Other Appointments
  • Gold Trails Highway Safety Committee
  • Lillooet Community Partners Resource Committee
  • Lytton to Clinton to Lillooet Regional Economic Collaborative Steering Committee
  • Municipal Insurance Assocation
    Northern Development Initiative Trust – Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet Regional Advisory Committee
  • Southern Interior Local Government Association
  • Thompson Regional Hospital District 

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Upper Bridge River Valley

Population: 224 (2011 Canada Census)
Size: 3,715.03 square kilometers
Folio Count: 1,971
Taxable Property Assessment Total: $189,422,519
Average Taxable Property: $243,161

The Upper Bridge River Valley is a friendly “community of communities” with a small town feel and a distinct identity anchored in its mountain surroundings and its mining past. It is the home to long-time residents with mining roots, young families new to the area, and both new and established part-time residents.

Nestled on the eastern edge of the Coast Mountains, its landscape is characterized by broad valleys and ridges, numerous lakes and rivers, sub alpine and alpine meadows and mountain peaks, making it the perfect place for wilderness recreation. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the area year-round to enjoy a wide range of activities. Summer adventures include mountain biking, hiking, camping, horseback riding, boating, fishing and hunting. In the winter, the area offers unparalleled opportunities for snowmobiling, ski and snowboarding touring, heli-skiing and boarding, snowshoeing and ice fishing.

The Upper Bridge River Valley is found within the traditional territory of the St’at’imc Nation; several St'at'imc communities frequently use the Upper Bridge River Valley, which has supported the hunting, gathering and cultural traditions of these communities for thousands of years. In the 1850s settlers arrived in the region in search of gold. The trend continued until the 1930s when the Bralorne Mine was the largest gold-producing mine in Canada. It is estimated that in the 1930s and 40s there were as many as 5,000 people living in the area.

The economy is supported mainly by tourism, mining, forestry, and some agriculture. The area is also the site of the Bridge River Hydroelectric system; the third largest of BC Hydro’s generating facilities.

Electoral Area A is the northwestern-most area in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.  It is bounded by Cariboo Regional District to the north and west, Electoral Area B to the east, and Electoral Area C to the south. 

For more information about Electoral Area A, download the Community Asset Inventory or contact the Bridge River Valley Community Association.

Bylaws

Communities

  • Bralorne
  • Gold Bridge
  • Gun Lake
  • Tyaughton Lake
  • Gun Creek Road
  • Marshall Lake

First Nations Communities

  • Tsalalh
  • Xwisten

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events posted.

News

Notices

Emergency Notice, Travel/Road Notices
Sep 27, 2016 - Drive BC is reporting that Highway 99 is CLOSED in both directions 15 km north of Lillooet from Fountain Valley Road to Pavilion-Clinton Road. The closure is... Read more
Other Notice
Sep 22, 2016 - The BC Wildfire Service is planning to conduct three prescribed burns in the Lillooet Fire Zone between Thursday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 28. Smoke and... Read more
Other Notice
Sep 2, 2016 - On July 29, 2016, the province updated the definition of "agritourism" and clarified the situation around non-farm use commercial events (weddings and music... Read more
Service Interruption Notice, Other Notice
Sep 26, 2016 -   TELUS Communications has advised that upgrades to telecom equipment in the Gold Bridge, Bralorne, Tyaughton Lake, Gun Lake area, on Tuesday... Read more
Status Updates:
  • September 26 - REMINDER: Phone service interruption planned for tomorrow.
Travel/Road Notices
Sep 6, 2016 -   Drive BC has advised that Highway 99 will see lane closures, traffic stoppages, detours and delays in both directions, for the RBC GranFondo Whistler... Read more
Status Updates:
  • Sept. 6 - REMINDER: The annual GranFondo Whistler takes place on Saturday, September 10.

Past Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Sep 22, 2016 Committee of the Whole Download
Sep 21, 2016 SLRD Board Download
Sep 7, 2016 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download
Sep 5, 2016 SLRD Office Closed
Aug 24, 2016 SLRD Board Download

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
May 3, 2016 Tyax Real Estate Ltd. Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Mar 3, 2016 Tyax Real Estate Rezoning Application (Chalet 5) Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Dec 11, 2014 Keir - Gun Lake Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application

Projects/Initiatives

Name Type Communities
ALR Regulation changes - Agritourism & Non-Farm Use Commercial Events Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D
Bralorne Sewer Upgrade Water & Sewer
  • Electoral Area A
Community and Regional Economic Development - Northern SLRD Economic Development
  • District of Lillooet
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
Fire Services Review Public Safety & Health
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D
Gold Bridge Solar PV Renewable Energy Initiative
  • Electoral Area A

Reports

Year Title Area Report
2016 Northern SLRD - Proposed Touring Routes: Market Assessment District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download
2015 Draft Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan - Stage 2 Report for Consultation All Areas Download
2015 Bralorne Community Sewer System Assessment Study Update - April 2015 Electoral Area A Download
2014 Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan - Strategic Communications Plan All Areas Download
2014 Community Economic Development Projects Report District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download
2014 Northern SLRD Economic Development Governance Model Feasibility Study District of Lillooet, Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B Download
2014 Bralorne Community Church - Inventory and Conservation of Photographs, Documents and Historic Items (Phase I and II) Electoral Area A Download
2014 Halymore Heritage Property - Statement of Significance Report Electoral Area A Download
2013 Regional Composting Feasibility Study_July 2013 All Areas Download
2013 SLRD Integrated Sustainability Plan All Areas Download

Pages

Local Services

  • Bralorne Fire Protection
  • Bralorne Museum
  • Bralorne Sewer
  • Bralorne Street Lighting
  • Bralorne Television
  • Bralorne Water
  • Bridge River Valley Cemetery
  • Bridge River Valley Economic Development
  • Bridge River Television
  • Gold Bridge Community Complex
  • Gold Bridge Library
  • Gold Bridge Street Lighting
  • Gold Bridge Waste Transfer Station
  • Gold Bridge Water
  • Gun Lake Fire Protection
  • Heritage – Haylmore Property

Sub-Regional Services

  • Lillooet Area Rescue Service
  • 9-1-1 Services (Interior)
  • Lillooet Area Refuse (Landfill)

Regional Services

  • Building Inspection (Electoral Areas only)
  • Civic Addressing (Electoral Areas only)
  • Elections (Electoral Areas only)
  • Electoral Areas Community Parks (Electoral Areas only)
  • Emergency Planning (Electoral Areas only)
  • General Government Services
  • Land Planning & Zoning
  • Regional Transit Planning
  • Treaty Advisory Committee
  • Waste Management Planning

Recycling, Composting & Solid Waste Facilities

  • Gold Bridge Transfer Station
  • Lillooet Solid Waste Management Facility

Upcoming Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Dec 27, 2016 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 26, 2016 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 15, 2016 Committee of the Whole
Dec 14, 2016 SLRD Board
Nov 30, 2016 Electoral Area Directors Committee
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