Electoral Area D

(includes Pinecrest/Black Tusk Village, Upper Squamish, Ring Creek, Furry Creek, Britannia, Porteau Cove)

Alternative Approval Process (AAP) - Howe Sound East Fire Protection Service

Howe Sound East Fire Protection Service Alternative Approval Process

Summary

Via Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Howe Sound East Fire Protection Service Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1716-2021 (the “Borrowing Bylaw”), the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is proposing to borrow funds of up to $1,200,000 over a term of 25 years for the purpose of acquiring a replacement fire truck for the use and benefit of electors in the service area as noted below in the map.

Evacuation ALERT for Tunnel Station/ Upper Paradise Valley - Electoral Area D

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.

The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a Flood Watch for the Howe Sound and Sea to Sky regions
due to heavy precipitation from the ongoing atmospheric river event. BC Hydro has also issued a
spill notice for the Cheakamus Dam.

There is potential for the current high water levels observed in the Cheakamus River and its
tributaries to elevate further before this weather system passes.

Wind Warning for Howe Sound

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Howe Sound, with southerly winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 km developing early this afternoon in Howe Sound with the passage of a cold front. The winds will ease this evening.

Caution is urged.

Please avoid trail systems until this weather system has passed, due to pooling water, risks from swollen creeks and streams and potential for trees falling and flying debris.

Loose objects may be tossed by the wind and cause injury or damage. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.

Flood Watch for Sea to Sky and Howe Sound

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has issued a Flood Watch for several parts of the province, including the Sea to Sky and Howe Sound.

A significant atmospheric river has made land fall across southern coastal regions of British Columbia.

Observed rainfall amounts since yesterday have been in the 100-140mm range through Howe Sound, North Shore Mountains, and Sunshine Coast; 90-160mm in the Fraser Valley – East, Fraser Canyon and areas around Hope and Harrison Lake.

Rainfall Warning Issued

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for parts of the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD), including Howe Sound, Squamish, Whislter and Pemberton, with total rainfall near 140 - 180 mm expected by this afternoon.

A significant atmospheric river event continues to bring copious amounts of rain to the B.C. south coast today. Heavy rain will continue this morning and ease this afternoon as the system moves inland. Strong westerly winds near Hope are also expected this afternoon with the passage of the system.

Special Weather Statement Issued for Howe Sound

Environment Canada has issued a Special Weather Statement for Howe Sound.

Heavy rain (75-150 mm) is expected, beginning Saturday night through to Monday morning.

Environment Canada notes that a series of moisture-laden systems associated with an atmospheric river from the Pacific will begin arriving Saturday evening and bring heavy rain to the South Coast. Meanwhile the freezing level will lift to over the mountain tops.

Heavy rain in combination with the melting snow can result in high stream levels and local flooding.

The public is urged to use caution.

Notice of Filming - Britannia Beach

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District has been notified of commercial filming at Britannia Beach. GEP Resident Inc. will film scenes at Britannia Beach Marina and at the Britannia Mine Museum.

Details:

Marina filming: November 17 from 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Circus trailers with crew vehicles will be parked at the Minaty Bay parking lot. Work trucks will be parted at Marina parking space.

Upper Paradise Valley Flood Hazard Mapping and Risk Assessment Public Presentation

Members of the public are invited to attend an upcoming presentation regarding the findings from recent flood hazard mapping and risk assessment work along the Cheakamus River.

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District contracted Ebbwater Consulting Inc. to conduct flood hazard mapping and risk assessment along the Cheakamus River between the District of Squamish municipal boundary at Culliton Creek and the Daisy Lake Dam, near Highway 99, from February to November, 2021.

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