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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.

Request for Proposals: Sea to Sky Trail Rock Garden

The SLRD is requesting Proposals from qualified individuals or companies to construct approximately 6 kilometres of the Sea to Sky Trail known as the Rock Garden Trail Section.

Please see the posting for the complete details on this Request For Proposals. 

  • Closing Date: June 17, 2020

For more information, contact:

Allison Macdonald
SLRD Parks and Trails Coordinator
604-894-6371 x243
amacdonald@slrd.bc.ca

COVID-19: Message from SLRD Board Chair May 28, 2020

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that at the beginning of WWII, many countries including Britain and Canada embarked on schemes called “Victory Gardens”. The idea was to encourage town dwellers to dig up their flower beds and lawns and grow potatoes, tomatoes and other vegetables and fruits. This was a matter of necessity as imported food supplies were considerably reduced because of the hostilities. After the war, food was still in short supply and was in fact rationed.

Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program Survey – 2019 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Results

Local governments are required to submit the 2019 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Climate Action / Carbon Neutral Progress Survey on or before June 1, 2020.

The CARIP survey, an annual requirement, summarizes actions taken in 2019 to reduce corporate and community-wide energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as well as summarize other general sustainability related initiatives.

COVID-19: Message from SLRD Board Chair May 22, 2020

This week, we entered Phase 2 of BC’s pandemic response, which will see some things opening up and our personal bubbles able to expand to up to 60% of our pre-pandemic social interactions. The Provincial State of Emergency remains in place, the border with the US remains closed to non-essential travel, COVID-19 is still with us.  Anticipation and apprehension in equal measures.

Resources Available to Support Mental Health in Time of Crisis

The community of Britannia Beach suffered a significant traumatic event with the structure fire and fatalities reported earlier this week.

This was a tragic event in a small community. Feeling distressed as a result of such a tragedy is a normal response and the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District encourages residents to seek help if they need it, and to check in with those in the community who may need help.

If you are in crisis, or if you know of a person in crisis, please call a crisis line:

COVID-19: Message from SLRD Board Chair, May 14, 2020

We humans are creatures of habit, and this weekend, even though so many of our habits have been disrupted by eight weeks of social distancing and staying home and complying with the province’s guidelines, we’re wired, it seems, to want to get out the tent or open up the cabin, seek out the great outdoors, or at the very least, make the prospect of summer feel real by gathering around a campfire.

Perhaps the best thing we can do is to approach any campfires this weekend with a sense of ritual and care-tending.

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