Joffre Lake, by Marc Sole
Paradise Creek in the southern Chilcotins by Greg Smith
Seton Lake by Lara Wall
Joffre Lake, by Marc Sole

Electoral Area B

Electoral Area B

Representatives

Vivian Birch-Jones
Director
Cell: (778) 209-0066
Jacquie Rasmussen
Alternate Director
Outside Agency/Other Appointments
  • Fraser Basin Council - Thompson Regional Committee
  • Gold Trails Highway Safety Committee
  • Lillooet Community Partners Resource Committee
  • Northern Development Initiative Trust – Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lillooet Regional Advisory Committee
  • Pemberton – Lillooet Treaty Advisory Committee
  • Southern Interior Local Government Association
  • Thompson Regional Hospital District 

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Population: 1,550 including First Nations communities (2016 Census)
Size: 3,467.47 square kilometers
Folio Count: 695
Taxable Property Assessment Total: $114,484,862
Average Taxable Property: $190,491

The communities of Electoral Area B are varied and distinct, but all share in the natural beauty and rural character of the region. Found within the traditional territory of the St’át’imc Nation, large hunter-gatherer winter villages historically existed along the region’s many lakes and rivers. Rich salmon stocks supported the aboriginal economy. Settlers of European descent first came to the area in the early 1800s, and by the mid-1850s the fertile river bottoms and benches were being extensively farmed. 

Agriculture is still an important economic driver in Electoral Area B, along with resource based industries like forestry, as well as manufacturing, construction, health services, education, and tourism. Area B shares a close and mutually supportive relationship with the District of Lillooet, which is the commercial hub of the area.

Electoral Area B is the northeastern-most area in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.  It is bounded by Electoral Area A and Electoral Area C to the west, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD) to the east, the Cariboo Regional District and the TNRD to the north, and Area C and the TNRD to the south. 

Bylaws

Communities

  • Seton Portage / Shalalth
  • Yalakom Valley
  • Bridge River / West Pavilion
  • Texas Creek
  • Fountain Valley
  • Pavilion Lake
  • Duffey Lake Corridor

First Nations Communities

  • Sekw’el’was (Cayoose Creek)
  • T’it’q’et (Lillooet)
  • Tsalalh (Seton Lake)
  • Ts’kw’aylaxw (Pavilion)
  • Xaxli’p (Fountain)
  • Xwisten (Bridge River)

Community Organizations

Upcoming Events

There are currently no upcoming events posted.

Notices

Other Notice
Oct 23, 2020 - Following our March SLRD Board meeting, and in light of the pandemic, we had to move quickly to get our staff members out of the office and set up to work remotely... Read more
Other Notice
Oct 16, 2020 - Advanced polls opened this week for the BC Election. The election is for the provincial government and not for regional or local government, so I am not appealing... Read more
Other Notice
Oct 8, 2020 - On March 18, 2020, the Province of British Columbia declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we... Read more
Other Notice
Oct 2, 2020 - Thanksgiving is next weekend. My wife and I are looking forward to it and we will be joined by our son and his family in our little COVID bubble of six people... Read more
Other Notice
Sep 25, 2020 - Orange Shirt Day is September 30th and is a day to remember the suffering of indigenous children in government run residential schools. It is one of those things... Read more

Past Meetings

Date Committee Agenda Minutes
Oct 14, 2020 Electoral Area Directors Committee Download
Oct 12, 2020 SLRD Office Closed
Sep 30, 2020 Area B Agricultural Advisory Committee Download
Sep 17, 2020 Committee of the Whole Download
Sep 16, 2020 SLRD Board Download

Permits / Applications

Date Name Type Documents
Feb 28, 2018 RGS Amendment (Growth Management text amendments)
Nov 29, 2016 ALC Subdivision Application - 212 McNary Road (Texas Creek) Agricultural Land Commission Application
Oct 7, 2014 Seton Lake Hotel Rezoning Application Zoning/OCP Amendment Application

Projects/Initiatives

Name Type Communities
Administrative Building Expansion and Renovations Governance & Administration
  • All Areas
ALR Regulation changes - Agritourism & Non-Farm Use Commercial Events Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area A
  • Electoral Area B
  • Electoral Area C
  • Electoral Area D
Alternative Approval Process (AAP) - SLRD Administrative Building Renovation Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1519-2017 Governance & Administration
  • All Areas
Area B Noise Regulation Bylaw Planning & Building
  • District of Lillooet
  • Electoral Area B
Area B OCP Amendment Bylaw No. 1528 Planning & Building
  • Electoral Area B

Reports

Year Title Area Report
2020 SLRD Business Continuity Plan All Areas Download
2020 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Geohazard Risk Prioritization Report All Areas Download
2020 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Geohazard Risk Prioritization Report - Appendix H Results Tabulation All Areas Download
2020 SLRD All-Hazards Emergency Response Plan All Areas Download
2020 SLRD Pandemic Response Plan All Areas Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Seton Portage Electoral Area B Download
2018 Seton Portage Area Integrated Hydrogeomorphic Risk Assessment Electoral Area B Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Yalakom Valley Electoral Area B Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Texas Creek Area Electoral Area B Download
2018 Community Emergency Plan: Pavilion Lake Area Electoral Area B Download

Pages

Local Services

  • Bridge River Television Rebroadcasting
  • Lillooet / Camelsfoot Television Rebroadcasting
  • Lillooet District REC Centre
  • Lillooet Fire Protection
  • Seton Portage / Shalalth Fire Protection
  • Seton Street Lighting
  • Whitecap Bear Creek Dyking

Sub-Regional Services

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

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

Recycling, Composting & Solid Waste Facilities

  • Lillooet Solid Waste Management Facility

Upcoming Meetings

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