(includes Pavilion, Texas Creek, Yalakom, Seton Portage)
SLRD convenes community meetings in Birken, Seton Portage/Shalath, Bralorne and Gun Lake to present fire protection options
The SLRD is holding a series of community meetings to engage with property owners in the communities of Birken, Seton Portage/Shalath, Bralorne and Gun Lake about their fire services.
On September 20, 2015 a significant rain event occurred causing several debris flow and flooding events throughout Electoral Areas B, C and D of the SLRD. Below is an update as to the status of the various events:
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.
The BC Wildfire Service is assessing a new fire (fire #K72316) on Santa Mountain in the Seton Lake area. This is not an interface fire.
The SLRD will update further as required.
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:
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!
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)
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.
Note from the SLRD: The heat warnings below were issued on July 24 and impacts SLRD Areas A, B and the District of Lillooet.
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.
There are housekeeping and structural changes proposed for the Electoral Area B Official Community Plan (OCP). These changes are intended to align the bylaw in a similar fashion and allow easier updates and changes that do not result in renumbering large subsequent sections of an entire bylaw due to localized changes.