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Squamish-Lillooet Regional District to Seek Elector Approval for Financing New Office Space

Update 

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District is currently undertaking its due diligence requirements regarding its proposed purchase of new office space. As such, the SLRD is not yet in a position to undertake the Alternative Approval Process (AAP). More information will be made available as the process continues.

Notice of Change to Front Counter Service

Notice of Temporary Change to Front Counter Services

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SLRD is currently providing limited front counter services at the SLRD Administrative Office in Pemberton.

Please be advised that due to temporary operational considerations, and in respect of the limited front desk services being offered, the SLRD administration office will be closed to the public Friday, August 6, 2021. Front counter service, including courier drop off, will not be available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Regional District Urges Province to Declare Provincial State of Emergency in Response to Current Wildfire Risk

SLRD Board pushes the Province for more backcountry access restrictions of unregulated activities and asks CN Rail for increased rail line maintenance

Pemberton, BC – The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Board of Directors held a special meeting, on an emergency basis, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in regard to advocating to the Province of British Columbia for increased measures to help address the significant wildfire risk in the province.

Emergency Special Meeting of the SLRD Board - 07 Jul 2021

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Board will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 9:00 AM. This will be a Virtual Meeting held via Zoom pursuant to Ministerial Orders M085 and M192.

Notice of this meeting is being given less than 5 days before the date of the meeting pursuant to section 220(4) of the Local Government Act and section 4.6 of the SLRD Procedure Bylaw – these provisions pertain to the calling of special board meetings in the case of an emergency.  Further details are available in the meeting agenda.

Message from SLRD Board Chair

My initial intent this week was to share a message of gratitude for all of the people and agencies involved in the recent coordinated Pemberton Valley flood response.

I am mindful of the work that went into that effort, and so appreciative of the ongoing work of those involved in keeping our communities safe, and informed, but any celebratory mood I may have momentarily held was quickly abated this week with news of tragedies hitting close to home, in neighbouring communities, and around the province.

Province-wide Campfire Ban in Place

Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, campfires, Category 2 and Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the province of British Columbia.

This prohibition will remain in effect until noon on Oct. 15, 2021, or until the order is rescinded.

The provincial weather forecast calls for record-breaking high temperatures throughout B.C. this week and follows a spring of lower-than-average precipitation in the southern half of the province. These conditions are expected to persist in the coming weeks.

Extreme Heat Warning

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for most areas of the province, including communities in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, with an exceptionally strong ridge of high pressure resulting in record-breaking temperatures.

The heat wave will affect B.C. beginning today and lasting until at least Wednesday, with daytime highs ranging from 29 to 38 degrees Celsius combined with overnight lows of 18 to 21 degrees Celsius. Humidex values during this period will reach the high 30's to possibly the low 40's.

Residents are urged to take safety precautions:

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