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The Province of BC's Wildfire Management Branch website[] provides the most up-to-date information on wildfires of note burning in British Columbia, including the wildfires that are contributing to smoky conditions and deteriorating air quality in Squamish. Read More »

July 6, 2015 – Sea-to-Sky Corridor - The Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority has issued a Wildfire Smoke Advisory for the Sea-to-Sky Corridor and surrounding areas because of forest fire smoke that is affecting areas from Howe Sound through Squamish and Whistler to Pemberton and surrounding areas. Smoke concentrations will vary widely as winds, fire behaviour and temperatures change. This situation is expected to persist until meteorological conditions change. Read More »

BC Air Quality readings and advisories can be viewed online. At 6 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, the Air Quality reading for Squamish is '5', suggesting there is a moderate health risk. Visit the link below to view the most updated reading (updated hourly) and the suggestions for both 'at risk' and 'general' populations.  Read More »

June 25th update - Crews are continuing to make steady progress on the Elaho wildfire. The fire is approximately 586 hectares and is 45% contained. Read More »

As part of Local Government Awareness Week, the District held a contest among elementary school students to learn what they would do if they were Mayor for a Day. With over 150 entries this year - more than double last year - the passion and support from our young people was overwhelming! We very much appreciate all of the schools support in enabling students to participate in this special event. Read More »

A wildfire began burning in the Elaho Valley Sunday, June 14, 2015. Reports from the Wildfire Management Branch[] indicate that the fire is approximately 15 to 20 hectares in size, and appears to have been human caused. Resources devoted to the fire include 22 crew, two fallers and two helicopters. Read More »

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