Emergency Management

FireSmart Program for 65+ Residents Launched in Lillooet and Parts of the Regional District

SLRD and District of Lillooet hope to target up to 250 properties

Pemberton, B.C. – With support from a provincial FireSmartTM  funding program, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) and District of Lillooet have partnered on a project that will help residents aged 65 and over to reduce the risk of wildfire on their properties, and surrounding areas.

The SLRD has been awarded $358,000 in FireSmart funding through a one-time COVID-19 economic recovery funding stream of the UBCM Community Resiliency Investment program.

INFORMATION for Wildfire Evacuees Needing Assistance in Lillooet

Attention Wildfires Evacuees

Do you need help registering or other assistance?

Support in Lillooet is offered by appointment Monday to Friday at the Lillooet Registration Centre which is located in the Community Cares Building (Old Dorm’s Building) at 76 - 5th Avenue.

To book an appointment phone 250-256-8852 during the hours of 10 a.m. - Noon, 1 - 4 p.m.

EVACUATION ALERT - Selected Areas of Electoral Area A and Electoral Area B

Amended on August 15th, 2021 at 1500 hrs
 

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

The McKay Creek Fire (K71030), which was discovered on June 29th 2021 in the vicinity of the 32km mark of the West Pavilion Road, has expanded significantly and has necessitated a number of Evacuation Orders affecting properties in SLRD Electoral Areas A & B.

State of Local Emergency Declared - Electoral Area B

Pursuant to Section 12(1) of the Emergency Program Act (RS, 1996, Chap 111), the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) has issued a State of Local Emergency (SOLE) for Electoral Area B, due to threat from wildfire known as K71030 Mckay Creek Fire.

The SOLE for Electoral Area B is effective from August 4, 2021 and will remain in place until August 11, 2021, unless cancelled.

Regional District Urges Province to Declare Provincial State of Emergency in Response to Current Wildfire Risk

SLRD Board pushes the Province for more backcountry access restrictions of unregulated activities and asks CN Rail for increased rail line maintenance

Pemberton, BC – The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Board of Directors held a special meeting, on an emergency basis, on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in regard to advocating to the Province of British Columbia for increased measures to help address the significant wildfire risk in the province.

State of Local Emergency Declared

SLRD Declares State of Local Emergency

July 6, 2021

A State of Local Emergency (SoLE) has been declared for Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) Electoral Areas A, B, C and D in response to the wildfire emergency in the SLRD.

Currently there are wildfires burning in three of the four SLRD Electoral Areas, with two areas in Electoral Area B on Evacuation Order and one on Evacuation Alert. There is ongoing high to extreme risk anticipated for the rest of the 2021 wildfire season.

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