Emergency Management

Planned Power Outage for Furry Creek in Electoral Area D - January 27 & 28

BC Hydro has notified the SLRD of a planned outage for Furry Creek on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both dates, with power restored for the evenings.

This work is required for an emergent investigation on the local transformer and addressing potential repairs depending on what is found. Actions taken now are to avoid unplanned and potentially longer outages in the future.

For more information about this outage, visit: t www.bchydro.com/outages

Evacuation Order and Alert Rescind - Reid Road - Electoral Area C

December 2nd, 2022 – 1300hrs

The Evacuation Order, pursuant to Section 12 (1) of the BC Emergency Program Act issued on December 14th, 2021 – 1400hrs to the following area has been RESCINDED:

  • 1782 Reid Rd
  • 1788 Reid Rd
  • 1791 Reid Rd
  • 1793 Reid Rd
  • 1794 Reid Rd
  • 1802 Reid Rd
  • 1815 Reid Rd

The Evacuation Alert, issued on December 14th, 2021 – 1400hrs to the following areas has been RESCINDED:

Evacuation Order Amendment - Reid Road Area - Electoral Area C

Updated: December 2nd, 2022- 1300hrs

*Note: This is an amendment to a previous Evacuation Order

Pursuant to Section 12 (1) of the BC Emergency Program Act, an Evacuation Order has been issued by the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District due to immediate danger to life safety caused by a landslide hazard at Jason Creek, near Reid Road- Electoral Area C.

The Evacuation Order is in effect for the following areas:

New Addition For Garibaldi Volunteer Fire Department

Rapid response wildland vehicle to increase capacity of department, improving ability to fight wildfires quickly and safely

Pemberton, BC – The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) has upgraded the Garibaldi Volunteer Fire Department’s (GVFD) firefighting fleet, increasing the department’s ability to fight wildfires.

On September 28, 2022, the SLRD Board of Directors approved the purchase of a new rapid response wildland truck for the GVFD to enhance the department’s capacity to respond to the increasing threat of wildfire in the region.

Britannia Beach Fire Department is Recruiting Volunteer Firefighters for Winter 2023 Start

Do you live in the Britannia Beach, Furry Creek, or South Squamish area? Do you want to have a meaningful impact on your community while gaining valuable skills and training?

Join Britannia Beach’s dedicated group of volunteer firefighters! We are looking for committed people to grow our diverse team of 30+ members.

No previous experience or special skills are required, and a diversity of experience and background is valued.

EVACUATION ALERT RESCIND for the Electoral Area B Downton Creek Area

Based on consultation with the British Columbia Wildfire Service, the Squamish-Lillooet
Regional District has assessed that the potential danger to life and health due to wildfire has
subsided to the degree that the current Evacuation Alert is no longer required.
Effective September 20th, 2022, at 15:30 HRS, the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
has RESCINDED the Evacuation Alert applying to the following area:

New Wildfire Starts Being Monitored

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) is monitoring multiple new wildfire starts and are currently engaging with the various agencies involved.

No areas within the SLRD are currently under Evacuation Alert or Order in relation to these wildfires.

The SLRD will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as information becomes available, or if the situation changes.

SLRD continues to monitor conditions in Electoral Area C

SLRD Emergency Operations Centre and BC River Centre continues to monitor snowpack and stream flow with no advisories currently in place.

As the warmer weather finally arrives, SLRD Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) staff are monitoring for any impacts from the delayed melt of the snowpack at higher levels.

At this time, the BC River Forecast Centre has not issued any high streamflow advisories for rivers in the SLRD, and river levels are not forecast to be higher than 1 to 2-year return period flows in the next five days.


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