Sitemap Close
My SCRD Online

Alerts

Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) Activation

The SCRD has activated an Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to assist in coordinating resources as we deal with a number of water / flood related issues in the Region. Please stay tuned to the SCRD on Facebook and the SCRD Website at www.scrd.ca for updates.


Update #26 at 4pm on Thursday December 2

State of Local Emergency Lifted
Due to an improved weather outlook for the coming weeks, the Sunshine Coast Regional District has cancelled the State of Local Emergency that had been in place for the past 18 days. The SCRD’s EOC is still active and available to coordinate resources. Moving forward, updates from the EOC will be provided as and when necessary.

Evacuation Alerts and Orders
All evacuation alerts and orders have been lifted on the Sunshine Coast.

BC Transit
As Lower Road at Stephens Road is once again open to traffic, Transit Route #1 is back to full operation with service along Lower Road.

Sandbags
To better assist residents get prepared for rain events in the Region, the SCRD’s EOC has sand and bags available at the Fire Halls listed below.

  • Roberts Creek Fire Hall (1302 Roberts Creek Road)
  • Sechelt Fire Department (5525 Trail Avenue)
  • Halfmoon Bay Fire Department (8972 Redrooffs Road)

Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags. The SCRD wishes to thank Salish Soils for their assistance with the sand supply.


Update #25 at 11am on Thursday December 2

Evacuation Order Rescinded for 2016 and 2022 Ocean Beach Esplanade. Read more HERE.


Update #24 at 11am on Thursday December 2

Evacuation Alert Rescinded for Residences on Ocean Beach Esplanade and a Residence on Lower Road. Read more HERE.


Update #23 at 11am on Thursday December 2

Declaration of State of Local Emergency Cancelled for the Sunshine Coast. Read more HERE.


Update #22 at 4:30pm on Wednesday December 1

Sandbags
To better assist residents get prepared for rain events in the Region, the SCRD’s EOC has sand and bags available at Roberts Creek Fire Hall (1302 Roberts Creek Road) and the Sechelt Fire Department (5525 Trail Avenue). Residents are asked to bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags.

The SCRD wishes to thank Salish Soils for their assistance with the sand supply. Sand will be made available by the SCRD at other Fire Halls in the coming days, updates will be provided later in the week.

Watch your speed in work zones
The SCRD and other agencies such as Capilano Highways have crews working on roads around the Sunshine Coast from dawn to dusk, at times, seven days a week. Residents are asked to please watch your speed in zones where crews are working. Keep it to 30 km/h or under and help us keep all staff who are assisting with our emergency efforts safe.

Roads
The SCRD’s EOC shares updates when they are available from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI). The SCRD is not responsible for road repair and maintenance in the Region. At this time, the following is the most recent road information provided by MOTI.

  • Lower Road at Stephens Road – Repairs continue and an estimated re-opening is not yet available.

Update #21 at 3:45pm on Tuesday November 30

Upcoming Weather
The SCRD is monitoring the storm system currently affecting the Sunshine Coast. At this time, the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PREOC) has indicated that the Sunshine Coast is at low risk of being affected by the upcoming king tide.

The B.C. Government has extended the State of Emergency for the Province and are providing regular updates on topics including travel in the Province via their website at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/natural-disaster/support/home.

With rain continuing on the Sunshine Coast, please review information available on the importance of maintaining and clearing culverts on your property that is available at www.scrd.ca/alerts and also via this article on the Tran BC website: https://www.tranbc.ca/2015/08/04/culvert-maintenance-responsibilities-on-bc-highways-your-questions-answered/

Roads
The SCRD’s EOC shares updates when they are available from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI). The SCRD is not responsible for road repair and maintenance in the Region. At this time, the following is the most recent road information provided by MOTI.

  • Lower Road at Stephens Road – Repairs continue and an estimated re-opening is not yet available.
  • Beach Avenue at Margaret – Open
  • Redrooffs at Cove Bay – Open

BC Transit
Route #4 Halfmoon Bay is back to full operation with service on Highway 101 and on Redrooffs. Road flooding continues to affect this route so please check the SCRD website for updates before you plan to travel.

Supply of Good and Services
The SCRD receives daily updates from PREOC and at this time there are no concerns over the supply of goods and services in the Region. We are grateful for the assistance of the community who have ensured that they are abiding by the provincial order to only fuel up to 30 litres per gas station visit.


Update #20 at 4pm on Monday November 29

State of Local Emergency
The State of Local Emergency has been extended on the Sunshine Coast until December 6. The Sunshine Coast EOC is being briefed daily through the Provincial EOC and we are receiving regular updates on weather events and supply of goods and services for the Region.

Upcoming Weather
Rising freezing levels with associated snow melt, another atmospheric river, high winds and a high tide (king tide) are all anticipated as we head into December 1st and 2nd. It's very important to continue to ensure drainage is sufficient around your residence and to safely do what you can to prevent flooding in your area. Please take some time to review the information available on the importance of maintaining and clearing culverts on your property that is available at www.scrd.ca/alerts and also via this article on the Tran BC website.

Roads
The SCRD’s EOC shares updates when they are available from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI). The SCRD is not responsible for road repair and maintenance in the Region. At this time, the following is the most recent road closure information provided by MOTI.

  • Lower Road at Stephens Road – Repairs are underway and an estimated re-opening is not yet available.
  • Beach Avenue at Margaret – Local residents will see when this is complete and a detour through BC Parks is otherwise currently open.
  • Redrooffs at Cove Bay – Work is occurring today, November 29, 2021.

Also, residents in the Pratt Road / Chaster Road area have been made aware of planned work on the watermain in this area which is unrelated to the current State of Local Emergency.

Armed Forces on the Sunshine Coast
Residents are advised that there may be occasions when members of the Canadian Armed Forces are seen around the Sunshine Coast. The Canadian Armed Forces are involved in assessing and surveying the region rather than responding to any specific event.

BC Transit
Due to road flooding - Route #4 Halfmoon Bay is currently only operating to Mason Road. There is no service on Highway 101 and on Redrooffs until further notice.

Disposal of Mattresses and/or Recycling of Glass or Styrofoam
Please note that mattresses are currently not being accepted at the Sechelt Landfill and Pender Harbour Transfer Station. Due to recent flooding events - the transportation contractor is unable to take mattresses from the facilities to dispose of them. Residents are also being asked to stockpile their recyclable glass and Styrofoam until contractors are again able to accept such items.

Parks
Chaster House and Chaster Park remain closed at this time. Work continues to assess damage caused to bridges and trails in Cliff Gilker Park which will remain closed until it is once again safe for public access.


Update #19 at 2:15pm on Friday November 26

The EOC will remain active over the weekend, available to coordinate resources if necessary. With rain
in the forecast for Saturday, members of the community are asked to review previous information
provided by the SCRD on the importance of maintaining and clearing culverts on your property. This
information can be found at www.scrd.ca/alerts.

Parks
Chaster House and Chaster Park remain closed at this time. This area suffered significant damage
during the recent floods and are not safe to access.

Despite numerous appeals from the SCRD, the public is still accessing trails in Cliff Gilker Park. SCRD
staff have surveyed some parts of the park and there are a number of bridges that are structurally
unsafe and have been closed off. Images of one of these bridges is below. These closures are for the
safety of the public.

Additionally, members of the public continue to park their vehicles in front of the main access gate. This gate is required not only for access by SCRD staff and contractors, but also BC Emergency Health Services as Cliff Gilker Park is used as a landing zone for Air Ambulance. Vehicles parked here may be towed.

BC Parks
The SCRD has engaged with BC Parks who have provided the update below on the parks that they manage on the Sunshine Coast.

  • Smugglers Cove remains closed
  • Porpoise Bay Park is open with trails closed from the amphitheater to Angus Creek

Boil Water Advisories Lifted
All boil water advisories have been lifted for the Sunshine Coast. Further information is available via
this news release that was issued on Wednesday


Update #18 at 2pm on Thursday November 25

The Sunshine Coast remains in an active State of Local Emergency which is currently set to expire at midnight on November 29, 2021. We are continuing to monitor the weather situation closely, with additional rain occurring now and into next week. There is an Evacuation Alert still in place for homes in the Ocean Beach Esplanade area. Here again, although reports are that conditions are improving, we will continue to monitor this area closely.

Upcoming Weather
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Sunshine Coast. This statement can be read here. A reminder to please check culverts in front of your home as they can quickly flood and cause significant issues in our Region. The graphic below shows which culverts are your responsibility. The culverts marked “Road maintenance contractors’ responsibility” are the responsibility of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Capilano Highways on the Sunshine Coast. If you have concerns about a culvert that is not on a property as shown below then contact Capilano Highways at 604-740-0667. You can also contact your local municipality (District of Sechelt, Town of Gibsons) should you have concerns about blocked culverts near your residence.

* Image above courtesy of Regional District of Fraser-Fort George.

Boil Water Advisories Lifted
All boil water advisories have been lifted for the Sunshine Coast. Further information is available via this news release that was issued yesterday.

Fuel Supply
Indications from fuel providers is that our fuel supply on the Sunshine Coast is sufficient at this time. This is in part thanks to members of our community who are following a Provincial Order to only fuel up to 30 litres per visit to a gas station. We ask that you continue to follow this order as the limit is in place to ensure essential vehicles have the fuel that is needed for all of our safety.


Update #17 at 11:15am on Wednesday November 24

Vancouver Coastal Health has advised the SCRD that testing of the water in the Gibsons / Elphinstone Area as referenced in the map below has shown that the water is once again safe to directly consume.

As such the boil water advisory for this area is no longer in place. A larger map can be viewed here and formal notification of the lifting of the boil water advisory can be found here.


Update #16 at 4pm on Tuesday November 23

Boil Water Advisories
The boil water advisory for the Gibsons / Elphinstone area outlined in the map below remains in place.
The SCRD is engaged with Vancouver Coastal Health and regular testing of the water is underway. We
thank the public their ongoing patience as these tests continue and we truly hope that the boil water
advisory for this area will be lifted in the coming days.

The water can be made safe by boiling it for one minute at a rolling boil. Boiled water should be stored in a clean container in the refrigerator. Alternatively, bottled water can be used

As per a news release issued this weekend, the boil water advisory for the Welcome Woods / Halfmoon Bay area has been lifted and is no longer in place. Read more here.

A reminder that you can quickly find out if you are under a boil water advisory by typing your address into the search bar on this website.

Culverts
There are upcoming weather events anticipated on November 25, 27 and into November 30/December
1st so now is a very good time to take a good look around your property. During any break in rain and if
safe to do so, residents are asked to check culverts outside of their homes and to ensure they are
clear. With more rain expected later this week and into next week, blocked culverts can cause
substantial flooding. A reminder that if you have a culvert passing under your driveway it is your
responsibility to maintain it and to keep it clear of debris.

Roads
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has advised of the following updates for roads
in the Region:

  • Day Road - Open to single lane traffic.
  • Redrooffs at Sargent Bay - Open with gravel surfacing at this time.
  • Beach Avenue and Margaret Road – Open.
  • Beach Avenue and Flume Road - Currently open to single lane traffic. Capilano Highways have
  • been conducting repair work in this area today.
  • Lower Road and Stephens Road - Remains closed as utility crews work in the area. Further
  • updates are expected later this week.

Also, a reminder that the Province has issued an Order of 30l of fuel per visit. There have been
localized reports that some patrons have exceeded the 30l limit. The limit is in place to ensure
essential vehicles have the fuel that is needed for our safety. With the actions being taken around the
Province, please be assured that the supply situation is improving. Your cooperation is greatly
appreciated over this next week and everyone is asked to act with honour in this ‘honour system’.


Update #15 at 4:15pm on Monday November 22

State of Local Emergency
The State of Local Emergency has been extended for one week and will be active until midnight on Monday November 29. With additional rain in the forecast, the Evacuation Alert for properties in the Ocean Beach Esplanade area remains in effect at this time and will be re-assessed at the end of this week.

Boil Water Advisories
The boil water advisory for the Gibsons / Elphinstone area outlined in the map below remains in place. The SCRD is engaged with Vancouver Coastal Health and regular testing of the water is underway. It is anticipated that the boil water advisory for this area will be lifted in the coming days.

The water can be made safe by boiling it for one minute at a rolling boil. Boiled water should be stored in a clean container in the refrigerator. Alternatively, bottled water can be used

As per a news release issued this weekend, the boil water advisory for the Welcome Woods / Halfmoon Bay area has been lifted and is no longer in place. Read more here.

A reminder that you can quickly find out if you are under a boil water advisory by typing your address into the search bar on this website.

Parks
SCRD parks staff will continue assessing conditions and inspecting bridges in parks in the Region tomorrow. Further information on parks reopening is expected later this week. Cliff Gilker Park, Chaster Park and Chaster House all remain closed at this time. The SCRD is requesting that the public stay away from these parks which are closed for your safety. The public is also advised that any vehicles that are parked in front of the access gate of Cliff Gilker Park may be subject to being towed. You are asked to find somewhere else to park as this route must remain accessible for SCRD vehicles and equipment.

If you see something on a trail that you would consider to be a hazard such as a fallen tree on a trail, please email parks.department@scrd.ca.

Roads
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has advised of the following updates for roads in the Region:

  • Day Road - Open to single lane traffic as of today, November 22, 2021.
  • Redrooffs at Sargent Bay - Open with gravel surfacing at this time.
  • Beach Avenue and Margaret Road – Capilano Highways installed a new culvert today and the road is open.
  • Beach Avenue and Flume Road - Currently open to single lane traffic. Capilano Highways are expected to continue repair work tomorrow.
  • Lower Road and Stephens Road - Remains closed as utility crews work in the area. Further updates are expected later this week.

The public is reminded that there is a Provincial Order in place with a limit of 30l of fuel per gas station visit and we appreciate everyone’s understanding and compliance. We need to ensure that all essential services vehicles including police, fire and ambulance have sufficient fuel available.


Update #14 at 12pm on Saturday November 20

Vancouver Coastal Health has advised the SCRD that testing of the water in the Welcome Woods area has shown that the water is once again safe to directly consume. As such the boil water advisory for the Welcome Woods area only as shown in this map is no longer in place. Formal notice of the removal of the boil water advisory can be read here.

The boil water advisory for the Gibsons / Elphinstone area outlined in the map below remains in place. It is anticipated that the boil water advisory for this area will be lifted early next week.

Larger map can be viewed here and the boil water advisory can be found here.

A reminder that you can quickly find out if you are under a boil water advisory by typing your address
into the search bar on this website.


Update #13 at 3:30pm on Friday November 19

This Weekend
The SCRD’s EOC will remain active this weekend, available to respond to and coordinate any emergent issues and remains in daily contact with Emergency Management BC (EMBC). The SCRD is also in regular contact with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) and providing updates as and when they become available. At this time there are no further anticipated updates from MOTI this weekend.

Culverts
During any break in rain and if safe to do so, residents are asked to check culverts outside of their
homes and to ensure they are clear. With more rain expected next week, blocked culverts can cause
substantial flooding. A reminder that if you have a culvert passing under your driveway it is your
responsibility to maintain it and to keep it clear of debris. Further information on culvert maintenance
can be found at this website.

Boil Water Advisories
Boil water advisories remain in place for parts of the Sunshine Coast as outlined in the maps below. Please note that the SCRD is actively engaged with Vancouver Coastal Health conducting regular water testing until such a time that Vancouver Coastal Health is satisfied that the water is once again safe to use. As such, the boil water advisories will remain in place until lifted and we will widely advertise that information as swiftly as possible. The anticipated timeframe is early next week.

The water can be made safe by boiling it for one minute at a rolling boil. Boiled water should be stored in a clean container in the refrigerator. Alternatively, bottled water can be used

A reminder that you can quickly find out if you are under a boil water advisory by typing your
address into the search bar on this website.

1. Welcome Woods area of Halfmoon Bay. Larger map can be viewed here.

2. Zones 3 & 4 in Elphinstone / Gibsons / West Howe Sound. Larger map can be viewed here.

Boil water advisory notices are running on local radio and the signage below is posted in affected
areas.

Parks
As we move into the weekend, residents and visitors to the Sunshine Coast are asked to stay off trails
that are obviously closed by tape or barricade. SCRD parks staff are working through an extensive list
of issues including repairs to bridges and trails at this time. Cliff Gilker Park, Chaster Park and Chaster
House remain closed and will continue to be closed for the weekend. These closures are for your
safety.

If you see something that you would consider to be a hazard such as a fallen tree on a trail, please email parks.department@scrd.ca.

Recycling centres
Due to the unprecedented flooding and disruption to transportation, Recycle BC has informed the
SCRD and depot operators throughout BC that they will be temporarily suspending collection of glass
and Styrofoam. Thank you for your help by holding onto these materials until they can be accepted for
recycling again. The other depot recycling materials are unaffected at this time.

State of Local Emergency and Evacuation Orders
There were two unoccupied homes that remain under Evacuation Orders and building assessments are
underway. The public has been tremendous in offering support and even shelter and we are thankful
that it has not been necessary this time. Please note that our Emergency Support Services provides the
basic assistance that people need when they have been impacted by an emergency or disaster. This
may include arranging for food, shelter and accommodation for those who have been displaced. If this
program is a good fit for you, please contact Matt Treit, Sunshine Coast Regional District Manager of
Protective Services at matt.treit@scrd.ca or 604-885-6887.


Update #12 at 4pm on Thursday November 18

Boil Water Advisories
Boil water advisories remain in place for parts of the Sunshine Coast as outlined in the maps below. Please note that the SCRD is actively engaged with Vancouver Coastal Health conducting regular water testing until such a time that Vancouver Coastal Health is satisfied that the water is once again safe to use. As such, the boil water advisories will remain in place until lifted and we will widely advertise that information as swiftly as possible. The anticipated timeframe is early next week.

The water can be made safe by boiling it for one minute at a rolling boil. Boiled water should be stored in a clean container in the refrigerator. Alternatively, bottled water can be used

A reminder that you can quickly find out if you are under a boil water advisory by typing your
address into the search bar on this website.

1. Welcome Woods area of Halfmoon Bay. Larger map can be viewed here.

2. Zones 3 & 4 in Elphinstone / Gibsons / West Howe Sound. Larger map can be viewed here.

Roads
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has informed the SCRD of the following update for roads in the Region.

  • Day Road - currently single lane only
  • Redrooffs Road - open
  • Lower Road at Stephens Road - Continues to be closed. No update on reopening.
  • Beach Avenue - currently single lane only

The SCRD will provide updates when they are made available to us by MOTI.

Waste Collection
Waste Management drivers are working to collect from areas that are safe to access. However, due to road closures they cannot access everyone. The contractor is working this week to assess the impact to routes. The SCRD will provide updates when they are available. You can also sign up for alerts via the SCRD Collects App – further information here: https://www.scrd.ca/curbside-schedule

If it is safe for you to do so, garbage can also be taken to the Waste Management bin at 5920 Sechelt Inlet Road and green bins to Salish Soils at 5646 Schetxwen Road.

Parks
SCRD parks staff have been prioritizing site inspections and assessments at all SCRD park locations. Access has been closed off to trails and bridges at Cliff Gilker Park. Chaster House and Chaster Park also remain closed due to potential high-water damage to the property.

Please note the following information about our parks.

  • If there is tape or a barricade stopping you from accessing a trail it means that the trail is closed for your safety. Do not access the trail.
  • If you see something that you would consider to be a hazard such as a fallen tree on a trail, please email parks.department@scrd.ca. Our parks staff will add it to the list of issues they are currently working through on trails in the Region.
  • Please be aware that these closures are for your safety and may be in place in the coming days and weeks. Our staff are working hard to reopen trails once they are safe to do so.

Update #11 at 5:15pm on Wednesday November 17

Boil water advisories remain in place for parts of the Sunshine Coast. The advisory for the Gibsons / Elphinstone area has been expanded to include some residences along and south of Reed Road and also residences west of Stewart Road. Please see the map below for the latest information and a reminder that you can quickly find out if you are under a boil water advisory by typing your
address into the search bar on this website.

The water can be made safe by boiling it for one minute at a rolling boil. Boiled water should be stored in a clean container in the refrigerator. Alternatively, bottled water can be used. Updates on the lifting of boil water advisories and service resumption will be provided when available. The process involves regular water testing and liaising with Vancouver Coastal Health and it is common for such advisories to remain in place for a few days.

Water Service Update
After working in knee to waist deep water since Monday, SCRD crews have restored service to residents who have been without water on Reed Road.

Waste Collection
Waste Management drivers are working to collect from areas that are safe to access. However, due to road closures they cannot access everyone. The contractor is working this week to assess the impact to routes. The SCRD will provide updates when they are available. You can also sign up for alerts via the SCRD Collects App – further information here: www.scrd.ca/curbside-schedule

If it is safe for you to do so, garbage can also be taken to the Waste Management bin at 5920 Sechelt Inlet Road and green bins to Salish Soils at 5646 Schetxwen Road.

Parks
Cliff Gilker Park remains closed and SCRD staff have closed off all access to trails and bridges.
Chaster House and Chaster Park also remain closed due to potential high-water damage to the property. Some information to note at this time about our parks.

  • If there is tape or a barricade stopping you from accessing a trail it means that the trail is closed for your safety. Do not access the trail.
  • If you see something that you would consider to be a hazard such as a fallen tree on a trail, please email parks.department@scrd.ca. Our parks staff will add it to the list of issues they are currently working through on trails in the Region.
  • Please be aware that these closures are for your safety and may be in place in the coming days and weeks. Our staff are working hard to reopen trails once they are safe to do so.

Update #10 at 5:20pm on Tuesday November 16

Evacuation Order Issued for 2016 and 2022 Ocean Beach Esplanade

Due to immediate danger to life safety caused by: localized flooding, road wash-outs, debris flows, failure of water mains impeding access to clean drinking water and disposal of waste water an evacuation order has been issued for 2016 and 2022 Ocean Beach Esplanade. Read more HERE.


Update #9 at 4:30pm on Tuesday November 16

Water
The boil water advisory remains in place for areas of Halfmoon Bay, Gibsons, Elphinstone and West Howe Sound. We have added a new feature to help you determine if you are under a boil water advisory and you are welcome to visit this website and type in your address. This lookup function is new and we ask that, if you are having issues with the information being provided through this website, please let us know.

Updates on the lifting of boil water advisories and service resumption will be provided when available. The process involves regular water testing and liaising with Vancouver Coastal Health and it is common for such advisories to remain in place for a few days.

Parks
Cliff Gilker Park remains closed at this time and SCRD staff have closed off all access to trails, bridges and the main entrance.

Chaster House and Chaster Park also remain closed due to potential high-water damage to the property. The entrance area and bridge to Chaster House have been taped off with caution tape and the grounds are covered with considerable debris and are not to be accessed.

The SCRD Parks department is continuing to assess other trails at this time. Unfortunately, members of the public have not been respecting some of the closures that have been communicated for SCRD Parks. We are reminding everyone that these closures are for the safety of the public. You are asked to access only those trails that remain open at this time and to stay off all trails that are closed.

BC Parks have advised the SCRD of the following:

• Smugglers Cove Park: all trails are closed to the public
• Porpoise Bay Park: some trails are closed to the public

Roads
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) has informed the SCRD that they are currently focused on road washouts at:

• Day Road
• Redrooffs Road
• Lower Road at Stephens Road
• Beach Road

BC Parks have advised that the Roberts Creek campground access route open will remain open for residents of Beach Avenue, Park Avenue and Henderson Road until such time that Beach Avenue is partially reopened.

There are still a number of roads that remain single traffic only. We encourage everyone to leave themselves a little bit more time when traveling, and to pay close attention to the signage, traffic cones and road conditions up and down the Coast.

Further updates on road closures will be communicated once the information is provided to the SCRD.


Update #8 at 11:15am on Tuesday November 16

Water
A boil water advisory is still in effect for a number of residents in Halfmoon Bay, Gibsons, Elphinstone and West Howe Sound. Maps for both of these areas can be found at the links below.

Halfmoon Bay – Welcome Woods Area - MAP
Gibsons, Elphinstone, West Howe Sound - MAP

In direct response to inquiries from the public seeking clarification on boil water advisories, we are pleased to provide this new feature. Residents can now search for your address at this link and you will be advised if you are under a boil water advisory.

Crews continue to work to restore service to a number of these residences and also residences located on Reed Road between Henry Road and Payne Road.

Updates on the lifting of boil water advisories and service resumption will be provided when available. The process involves regular water testing and liaising with Vancouver Coastal Health and it is common for such advisories to remain in place for a few days. SCRD crews have been working long hours in very difficult conditions to restore service and your patience is appreciated at this time.

Roads
The SCRD is working to obtain information from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure on
road closures and the potential length of time these roads will be closed in the Region. Once this
information has been made available the SCRD will provide an update.


Update #7 at 9pm on Monday November 15

SCRD crews have been onsite in the Redrooffs area of Halfmoon Bay for most of the day working to secure a water main. Water service will resume tonight for residents in the the Welcome Woods area outlined in the map that can be viewed here. Please note that these residences are still under a boil water advisory.

Read more HERE.


Update #6 at 8:30pm on Monday November 15

Evacuation Alert for Ocean Beach Esplanade, Lower Road

Due to the risk caused by localized flooding, road wash-outs and debris flows, failure of water mains impeding access to clean drinking water and disposal of waste water, and the potential life / safety threat to infrastructure, people, and property; and, because of the potential danger to life and health, the Sunshine Coast Regional District has issued an Evacuation Alert for the residences highlighted on the map below. Read more HERE.


Update #5 at 6:30 pm on Monday November 15

Since the EOC was activated this morning, the SCRD has responded to 36 separate areas that have
been affected through flooding. SCRD staff will continue working into the night to restore water to
affected residents and the understanding of the community is appreciated at this time. The SCRD’s
EOC currently has participation from the shíshálh Nation, Fortis BC, Ministry of Transportation and
Infrastructure Services, Capilano Highways, Sunshine Coast RCMP, TELUS, Vancouver Coastal
Health, BC Hydro, BC Ambulance Service and BC Parks. Other agencies remain available and ready to
assist if and when required.

State of Local Emergency
A state of local emergency has been declared by SCRD Chair Darnelda Siegers in response to the
flood related issues currently being experienced in the Region. Read the State of Local Emergency
here.

Roads
The SCRD continues to work with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and Capilano
Highways as a number of road washouts have been reported. Residents in the Redrooffs Area and
Lower Road in Roberts Creek should expect road closures overnight.

  • If you are in the Beach Avenue area of Roberts Creek, an emergency exit has been set up through the Roberts Creek Provincial Campground. To access the gate, contact the contracted park operator at 778-683-5747.
  • If you are in the Carey Road area, you can reach Flume Road through the Eikelon trailer park.

Water
Boil water advisories are still in effect for the Welcome Woods Area of Halfmoon Bay and parts of
Elphinstone, Gibsons and West Howe Sound. Maps of affected areas are below.

  • Welcome Woods Area – MAP
  • Elphinstone, Gibsons and West Howe Sound – Updated MAP

Updates on when full service will be restored and boil water advisory lifted will be provided when
available.

Next 24 hours
Residents are asked to only travel for essential purposes at this time. If you must travel, please
exercise extreme caution. While the rain has now stopped, water flow may still peak in some areas and
roads remain flooded in the Region. Vancouver Coastal Health has shared this resource for those who
may have experienced flooding and are looking for further guidance on cleaning up a flood safely.


Update #4 at 5:50 pm on Monday November 15

Due to localized flooding being experienced in the Region, the SCRD has declared a State of Local Emergency - Read more HERE.


Update #3 at 1:30pm on Monday November 15

The SCRD is advising all water users in the areas outlined in maps linked below to boil their water before using it for drinking, cooking, washing food, or brushing teeth, due to a potential problem with washouts of water mains and loss of protective pressure in the water system.

The boil water notice is in place for water users in the areas outlined in maps.

1. Welcome Woods area of Halfmoon Bay. Map can be viewed here.

2. . Zones 3 & 4 in Elphinstone / Gibsons / West Howe Sound. Map can be viewed here.

The water can be made safe by boiling it for one minute at a rolling boil. Boiled water should be stored
in a clean container in the refrigerator. Alternatively, bottled water can be used.

You will be notified when service is returned to normal and the water is again safe to drink. Thank you
for your co-operation in this matter.


Update #2 at 12pm on Monday November 15

Roads
The SCRD is aware of a number of road washouts that have occurred in the Region and all available
services are on scene at a number of these sites. The SCRD’s EOC is working with the Ministry of
Transportation and Infrastructure Services and Capilano Highways as these are the agencies directly
responsible for roads and highways to identify and survey these and other areas of concern.
Residents in affected areas should be prepared for continued flooding and potential road washouts
and/or closures and continue to pay attention to the SCRD website and local media for updates

Water
Water remains shut off in the Redrooff’s Area of Halfmoon Bay. Please see map here for the affected
areas. Crews are onsite at this time.

Transit
Road flooding and closures have resulted in disruption to a number of Transit routes. These are
outlined below:
Route 1 – No service on Lower Road between Roberts Creek Road and the Roberts Creek cemetery
Route 4 – Halfmoon Bay - No service North of Mason Road

Parks
Cliff Gilker Park, Chaster House and Chaster Park are all closed due to high water flow. These closures
are for the safety of the public. Please respect these closures and do not enter any of these areas until
advised they have been reopened by the SCRD

Wastewater Treatment Facilities
Any potential disruptions to wastewater service will be communicated directly to affected residents.

Stay tuned to www.scrd.ca/alerts and the SCRD on Facebook for updates.


Update #1 at 09:30am on Monday November 15

Roads
Currently the SCRD is liaising with agencies including the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Services and Capilano Highways to assess damage on the Sunshine Coast Highway. The EOC is working with local Fire Department’s to survey other areas of concern at this time.

Water
Due to a water main that has been compromised by road erosion, SCRD crews are currently shutting water off in the Redrooff’s Area of Halfmoon Bay. An update will be provided as soon as it is available from crews on scene.