Emergency Management

Special Air Quality Statements continued for Fraser Canyon, Howe Sound, and Whistler/Pemberton areas - all areas of the SLRD impacted

Note from the SLRD: The Special air quality statements issued by the BC Ministry of Environment and Environment and Climate Change Canada continue. Air quality throughout the SLRD is currently being impacted by wildfire smoke. 


Special air quality statement issued for:

  •    Fraser Canyon, B.C. (083100)
  •    Howe Sound, B.C. (082500)
  •    Whistler, B.C. (082400)

Current details:
Wildfire smoke continues to impact the province.

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

August 15, 10:00am

The Grouse Creek Fire was quiet overnight with no fire growth. A crew is working to establish a contingency line on the north flank. The Evacuation Alert remains in effect. Full update at BC Wildfire Service: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp?ID=752


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. 

Tyaughton Lake Water Quality Notice - do to consume order ENDED

UPDATE August 11, 2018

Interior Health has advised that after the latest water testing of samples from Tyaughton Lake, the results  meet both the aquatic life and drinking water guidelines outlined by the BC Water Quality Guidelines (BC WQG), as well as US EPA drinking water guidelines for parameters where BC WQG do not exist.

Therefore, the Do Not Consume water quality advisory has been lifted and normal water use can resume. 

Float Plane Crash on Tyaughton Lake

We have heard media reports of a float plane crash on Tyaughton Lake, approximately 100 kilometres west of Lillooet, near the community of Gold Bridge. 

Our thoughts are first and foremost with the people onboard the plane, their loved ones and the first-responders at the scene. At this time, we have not received any official reports and we have no additional confirmed details. 

All questions should be directed to Lillooet RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board.

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound and Whistler; Special Air Quality Statement continued for Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet

Special Air Quality Statement issued for Howe Sound and Whistler; Special Air Quality Statement continued for Fraser Canyon - north including Lillooet

Note from the SLRD: The Special Air Quality Statement below was issued today by Environment Canada and the BC Ministry of Environment:


Current details:

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

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