Public Safety & Health

High Streamflow Advisory issued for Howe Sound (Squamish, Stawamus, Cheakamus, Lillooet Rivers)

Update, October 19, 2.40pm: The High Streamflow Advisory has ended

Note from the SLRD: The British Columbia River Forecast Centre has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for parts of B.C., including Howe Sound (impacting the Squamish River, Stawamus River, Cheakamus River and Lillooet River). 

A High Streamflow Advisory means that river levels are rising or expected to rise rapidly, but that no major flooding is expected. Minor flooding in low-lying areas is possible.

SLRD proposes new bylaws to help manage the threat of invasive species; Alternative Approval Process now underway

Invasive species pose a significant risk to the health and stability of native ecosystems and habitats. In recognition of this situation, the SLRD has proposed two bylaws designed to help manage and minimize the threat of invasive species within the regional district.

Brief outage at Pemberton substation scheduled for 6am, Oct. 11

The SLRD has been advised that BC Hydro requires a brief outage of the Pemberton substation on October 11, 2017.

The outage is anticipated to last fewer than five minutes and is scheduled to commence at 6am.

The reason for the outage is to allow BC Hydro staff to perform maintenance switching. The outage will impact Pemberton and surrounding areas.

Questions or Concerns?



Travel Advisory: North end of Pemberton Meadows Road to be re-gravelled Oct. 5-6

The SLRD has been advised by Mainroad Howe Sound Contracting that re-gravelling will be taking place on the north end of Pemberton Meadows Road on Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6.

The work will be carried out between 8:00am and 5:00pm. 

The re-gravelling will commence at the 22km mark and will cover a 9km stretch.

Single lane alternating traffic will be in effect.

Questions or Concerns?

Telephone: (604) 433-3002


Recreational off-road vehicles remain banned on Crown land in Areas A & B

The prohibition of all off-road vehicles (OVRs) on Crown Land throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre remains in place as of Friday, August 11, 2017.

This restriction applies to all Crown land in SLRD Electoral Areas A and B. Please note, this restriction only applies to off-road vehicles (ORV's) being used for recreational purposes.

Open burning restricted in Kamloops Fire Centre (Lillooet, Areas A and B) as of May 19. Campfires permitted.

Effective at noon on May 19, 2017, the size of open fires will be restricted in some parts of the Kamloops Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. Campfires are still permitted.

(Below, the map shows the Kamloops Fire Centre in green.)


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