District of Squamish

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Whistler and the Howe Sound

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for:

  •   Whistler, B.C. (082400)
  •   Howe Sound, B.C. (082500)

Current details: Potential for winter weather Tuesday through Wednesday morning.

Hazards: Outflow conditions with strong winds, sub-zero temperatures and cold windchill. Snow is expected, with significant accumulations transitioning to rain, leading to poor travel conditions—a slight risk of freezing rain for parts of the Fraser Valley.

Notification of Low Level Flying over the SLRD - Brackendale & District of Squamish

Talon Helicopters will be performing low level flying for LiDAR surveys from November 14, 2022 to December 14, 2022 during daylight hours, per Special Authorization issued by Transport Canada. 

There will be approximately 2 days of work with flights estimated to be approximately 4 hours per day, covering lines in the SCRD and SLRD.  Flight time over a single area will be minimal.  There will be no activity on the ground related to this flight.

Maps of the relevant work zone are attached for your reference.  Affected areas include:

Environment Canada has Issued Heavy Rainfall Warning for October 27

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for:

  • Howe Sound, B.C.

Heavy rainfall is predicted for Thursday, October 27, 2022. A vigorous frontal system will bring heavy rain to parts of the south coast on Thursday. Periods of rain will begin Wednesday night and intensify to heavy rain on Thursday as the cold front moves across the region. Total rainfall amounts near 40 to 60 mm are expected with higher rainfall amounts over higher terrain. Heavy rain will taper off Thursday night with the passage of the frontal system.

Heat Wave Warning for the SLRD

Environment Canada has issued a heat wave warning for most areas of the province, including communities in the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District

Heat warning issued for:

  • Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet, B.C.
  • Howe Sound, B.C.

Daytime highs 35 to 40 degrees and overnight lows in the high-teens expected for Wednesday through to Friday morning. Unsettled weather and cooler temperatures are forecast beginning Friday as a series of disturbances cross the region.

Notification of Low Level Flying: Whistler, Area D and Squamish

Talon Helicopters will be performing low level flying with LaSen Inc. for FortisBC between July 11, 2022 and August 31, 2022 during daylight hours, per Special Authorization issued by Transport Canada. 

The work is FortisBC’s annual inspection of its high-pressure natural gas lines. The aim is to detect small issues so they can prevent larger problems and make sure its system continues to operate safely.

Notice of Special Meeting - Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District Board

A special meeting of the Sea to Sky Regional Hospital District (SSRHD) Board will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11 a.m. in the SLRD Administration Building: 1350 Aster Street Pemberton, BC.

The purpose of the Special Meeting is to consider agenda items that would be otherwise considered at the May 25, 2022 Regular Meeting of hte SSRHD Board - which has been cancelled due to scheduling issues. Specifically, the Special Meeting agenda items are as follows:

Wildfire Risk Reduction Project Concluding East of Squamish

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has issued an information bulletin regarding wildfire risk reduction work east of Squamish.

Sea to Sky Natural Resource District staff, with the support of BC Wildfire Service crews, have almost completed a fuel management project to reduce wildfire risks near the community of Squamish.

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