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Electoral Area D

Electoral Area D

Representatives

Tony Rainbow
Tony Rainbow
Vice-Chair / Director
Cell: (604) 317-7220
Celeste Bickford
Alternate
Phone: (604) 894-6371
Outside Agency/Other Appointments
  • Howe Sound Community Forum

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Population: 836 including First Nations (2011 Census)
Size: 3,041.63 square kilometers
Folio Count: 1,327
Taxable Property Assessment Total: $620,480,100
Average Taxable Property: $702,695

Electoral Area D contains some of the most stunning and diverse scenery in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District. It includes three oceanfront communities: Porteau Cove, Furry Creek and Britannia Beach, all of which host spectacular views of the Strait of Georgia and the forested islands that dot Howe Sound. The area is also home to the Britannia Mine Museum and a beautiful oceanside 18-hole golf course in Furry Creek.  Electoral Area D also includes smaller rural residential and agricultural communities in the Upper Squamish and Paradise Valleys and Pinecrest Estates and Black Tusk Village along the Sea to Sky Highway Corridor near Whistler.

There is no shortage of recreation opportunities in Area D, and the Callaghan Valley provides many of them in one location. In Callaghan Valley one has the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of old growth forest, ancient volcanoes, wetlands and wildlife around Callaghan Lake Provincial Park, then go for a cross-country ski at Whistler Olympic Park, site of the Nordic and ski jumping events of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Electoral Area D is the southern-most area of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, bounded by Electoral Area C to the north, Metro Vancouver to the south, the Sunshine Coast Regional District to the west, and the Fraser Valley Regional District to the east.

Bylaws

Communities

  • Furry Creek
  • Britannia Beach
  • Porteau Cove
  • Upper Squamish
  • Upper Cheakamus
  • Ring Creek
  • Pinecrest Estates / Black Tusk Village

First Nations Communities

  • Squamish 

Community Organizations

Category: Sports & Recreation
Category: Arts
Category: Special Interest
Category: Service Clubs
Category: Agriculture
Category: Neighbourhood Organization
Category: Youth

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events posted.

News

Notices

Other Notice
Jan 19, 2017 - B.C.'s Community Gaming Grants program is one of the largest grant programs in the province. Each year it distributes $135 million to approximately 5,000 not-for-... Read more
Travel/Road Notices, Weather Notices
Jan 17, 2017 -   Please be advised that Highway 99 is currently CLOSED in both directions approximately 50 km northeast of Pemberton (Duffey Lake Road) due to High... Read more
Status Updates:
  • January 18, 1:15 p.m. - The highway has re-opened.
  • January 18, 11:30 a.m. - The highway remains closed, but is expected to open at about 1:00 p.m. The next update will be at 12:00 p.m.
  • January 17, 8:00 p.m. - The highway remains closed. The next update will be at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18.
Emergency Notice, Weather Notices
Jan 16, 2017 - ISSUED: January 16, 2017 12:00 PM The River Forecast Centre is issuing a High Streamflow Advisory for the South Coast including... Read more
Travel/Road Notices
Jan 10, 2017 - Drive BC is reporting that Highway 99 is CLOSED in both directions in two locations, both due to accidents. South of Daisy Lake Road (between Squamish and... Read more
Status Updates:
  • Collision on Highway 99 south of Blueberry Dr is now clear. Updated on Tue Jan 10 12:50 pm PST
  • Both accidents have been cleared. Drive safe.
Weather Notices
Jan 10, 2017 - Issued at 2017-01-10 12:56 UTC by Environment Canada: Current details: Strong outflow winds and cold wind chill values are expected or occurring. Very cold... Read more

Past Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Jan 11, 2017 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download
Jan 2, 2017 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 27, 2016 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 26, 2016 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 15, 2016 Committee of the Whole

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Oct 13, 2016 Taicheng Development Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 3, 2016 Canadian Wilderness Adventures Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Jun 23, 2016 Whistler Olympic Park Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 15, 2014 Zhong Rezoning Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 14, 2014 Vega Enterprises Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 14, 2014 Vernacular Design Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Oct 7, 2014 Brew Creek Centre Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application
Jul 31, 2014 Squamish Valley Music Festival Temporary Use Permit Application Temporary Use Permit

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
Area D Official Community Plan Housekeeping Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area D
Area D Zoning Review Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area D
Fire Services Review Public Safety & Health
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D
Garibaldi Fire Hall Project Public Safety & Health
  • Electoral Area D

Reports

Year Title Area Report
2015 Draft Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan - Stage 2 Report for Consultation All Areas Download
2014 Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan - Strategic Communications Plan All Areas Download
2014 2013 Regional Growth Strategy Annual Monitoring Report District of Lillooet, District of Squamish, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton Download
2013 Fire Services Review Electoral Area A, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D Download
2013 2012 Regional Growth Strategy Annual Monitoring Report District of Lillooet, District of Squamish, Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C, Electoral Area D, Resort Municipality of Whistler, Village of Pemberton Download
2013 Regional Composting Feasibility Study_July 2013 All Areas Download
2013 SLRD Integrated Sustainability Plan All Areas Download
2012 SLRD Investment-Ready Community Profile - 2012 All Areas Download
2010 Phase 1 Final Report - Governance & Boundaries Project All Areas Download
2010 Phase 2 Reports - Governance & Boundaries Project All Areas Download

Pages

Local Services

  • Britannia Beach Parks & Trails
  • Britannia Beach Refuse
  • Britannia Beach Sewer System
  • Britannia Beach Street Lighting
  • Britannia Beach Water System
  • Furry Creek Dyking & Drainage
  • Furry Creek Open Spaces
  • Furry Creek Refuse
  • Furry Creek Sewer System
  • Furry Creek Street Lighting
  • Furry Creek Water System
  • Garibaldi Fire Protection
  • Howe Sound East Fire Protection
  • Squamish Emergency Services
  • Upper Cheakamus Road Improvement
  • Whistler Public Library

Sub-Regional Services

  • 9-1-1 Service (South)
  • Squamish District Swimming Pool
  • Sea to Sky Trail

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 Growth Strategy (all Electoral Areas and municipalities except Electoral Area A)
  • Regional Transit Planning
  • Treaty Advisory Committee
  • Waste Management Planning

Upcoming Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Dec 26, 2017 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 25, 2017 SLRD Office Closed
Dec 14, 2017 Committee of the Whole
Dec 13, 2017 SLRD Board
Nov 29, 2017 Electoral Area Directors Committee
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