The BC River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for the South Coast including Howe Sound, North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Metro Vancouver and surrounding areas.
According to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), an atmospheric river event is expected to impact the British Columbia coast over the weekend, bringing heavy rainfall and warming temperatures.
Environment Canada is warning of heavy rainfall expected this week (Tuesday evening through Saturday) with the heaviest rainfall amounts expected along the West Coast of Vancouver Island, the North Shore mountains, Southern reaches of the Central Coast and Howe Sound.
Heavy rainfall, in combination with fallen leaves, can lead to clogged storm drains and localized flooding. To reduce your risk of flooding, keep drains clear of leaves and any other build-up of material.
UPDATE: The Seton Fire Service Survey is now closed.
Seton residents encouraged to participate in Fire Service Survey
Survey extended to October 21, 2019
The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) understands that Seton residents and property owners have questions about changes to fire protection services in the Seton Valley, and the SLRD wants to ensure that residents have the information to determine the best approach for the community.
Please join us!
Residents of the Seton area are invited to join the SLRD for a public information meeting to discuss changes to regulations, cost implications and options for delivery of fire services in the community.
- The meeting will take place from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Crane Hall, Sk'il' Mountain Community School, 100 Sk'il' Mountain Road in Shalalth, BC.
This meeting is an opportunity for residents to learn about their existing fire service and discuss the options for moving forward.
At the meeting, SLRD staff will:
The Seton Valley Volunteer Firefighters' Society operates the Seton Valley Volunteer Fire Department under authority of the Seton Portage/ Shalath Fire Protection Financial Contribution Service Establishing Bylaw No. 480, 1992.
Community Emergency Preparedness Funding will support next phase of Lillooet River flood mitigation planning
Pemberton, BC – The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) and Village of Pemberton (VOP) have secured $300,000 through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF) for flood mitigation planning.
Effective at noon on Thursday, May 30, 2019, Category 2 open burns will be prohibited throughout the Coastal Fire Centre's jurisdiction to reduce wildfire risks and protect public safety.
Specifically, this prohibition applies to:
Wildfire Training Excercise in Whistler
The BC Wildfire Service will conduct a wildfire training exercise with Whistler Blackcomb staff and members of the Whistler Fire Rescue Service on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
This training will take place near the top of the Fitzsimmons Express Chairlift and will include small controlled burns that will start at about 10 a.m. and continue until early afternoon.
BC Wildfire Service firefighters will monitor these fires at all times and ensure they are fully extinguished.
UPDATE: April 10, 2019 - Fire V30041 (Mt. Currie) Now Mapped at 95 HA and fully contained.
Líl̓wat Nation has posted an update on this fire on their website.
Fire V30041 (Mt. Currie) Mapped at 50 Hectares
BC Wildfire Services (BCWFS) currently estimates the Mt. Currie fire V30041 at 50HA in size, with the fire being held.
April 9, 2019 UPDATE:
BC Wildfire Service (BCWFS) has advised that the rain over the past week has helped considerably to bring the fire under control, and it is now being held.