Electoral Area B

(includes Pavilion, Texas Creek, Yalakom, Seton Portage)

UPDATE - Anderson Lake - Grouse Creek Fire K72289 - Evacuation ALERT in effect

August 14, 9:15 am

The Grouse Creek Fire is still estimated to be 368 hectares in size, and all information posted in the August 13 update below remains the same. 

All residents affected or concerned about the Grouse Creek Fire are encouraged to attend a Community Information Meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 6 pm at the N'Quatqua Community Hall.  

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for: Fraser Canyon - north inlcluding Lillooet

Note from SLRD: The following notice was issued by Environment Canada at 4:02 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018:

Current details:

Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms beginning early this afternoon. These storms may be capable of producing heavy downpours, large hail and strong wind gusts.

Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!

Special Air Quality Statement Issued for Fraser Canyon-North Including Lillooet

Note from the SLRD: The Special Air Quality Statement below was issued at 1:19PM PDT July 26, 2018 by Environment Canada and the B.C. Ministry of Environment:

Special air quality statement issued for: Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet, B.C. (083110)

Current details:

During a wildfire, smoke conditions can change quickly over short distances and can vary considerably hour-by-hour.

Wildfire smoke is a natural part of our environment but it is important to be mindful that exposure to smoke may affect your health.

Campfires banned in the Kamloops Fire Centre - Effective at noon on Thursday, July 26

Effective at noon on Thursday, July 26, 2018, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Kamloops Fire Centre’s jurisdiction.

The BC Wildfire Service is dealing with several large fires in the Kamloops Fire Centre as a result of lightning storms that moved through the Okanagan last week. Hot and dry conditions are expected to continue. The fire danger ratings in the Kamloops Fire Centre are now generally “moderate” or “high”, but these ratings will likely increase this week.


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