Active Alerts

  • Blue Green Algae Bloom at Thetis Lake

    Aug 16, 2020 (updated Oct 27, 2020, 3:56pm)

    As of Oct 27, this advisory remains in effect. We continue to monitor water quality in the lake.

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) advises, in consultation with Island Health, that there is a blue-green algae bloom at Thetis Lake, located in Thetis Lake Regional Park. Blue-green algae can produce cyanotoxins. Visitors are advised to avoid swimming in the lake and to keep animals on a leash to prevent them from drinking or swimming in the lake until the advisory has been lifted.

    The algae usually produce a visible blue-green sheen, which appears as surface scum on the water. Not all blooms are easy to see and toxins can still be present in the water even if you cannot see a bloom. Blooms are unpredictable and may occur at any time.

    These algae are known toxin producers. Ingesting water containing these cyanotoxins may cause a range of symptoms, including headaches and abdominal pain in humans, and can lead to lethal liver damage in dogs.

    Please visit www.crd.bc.ca/alerts and Twitter @crd_bc for updates on the status of this algae bloom. To learn more about blue-green algae visit our website

    Thetis Lake Regional Park map (PDF)


  • Ongoing temporary trail closures at Mount Work

    Oct 20, 2020 (updated Oct 26, 2020, 9:04am)

    Due to blasting work at Hartland Landfill, some trails will be temporarily closed Monday to Friday from 1-5pm
    Trails will be temporarily closed to ensure public’s safety while blasting is underway at Hartland Landfill from August 2020 to June 2021. Blasting is anticipated to occur every Monday to Friday from 1-5pm.

    Please use caution around equipment and crews. See map >>

  • Elk/Beaver Lake Filter Bed and Beaver Beach Washrooms Closed

    Oct 23, 2020 (updated Oct 23, 2020, 10:45am)

    The Filter Bed and Beaver Beach washrooms will be closed November 5 due to BC Hydro work, portable toilets will be on site for the day

  • Due to tree work in the parking lot, there will be temporary disruptions and limited parking October 29 Noon to 4pm
    Please use caution around equipment and crews. Follow the directions of crews on site. See map >>

  • Temporary trail delays on Galloping Goose due to construction

    Aug 11, 2020 (updated Oct 16, 2020, 10:30am)

    From August 17 to November 30 there will be temporary trail delays from Gorge Rd E to Burnside Rd E.
    Please follow the direction of work crews on site. Use caution around crews and equipment.Construction is for trunk sewer lining. See map >>

  • The Ludlow Parking Area will be closed 8:00am to Noon on October 29 due to tree work

  • Anticipated closures are from November 2-30, 2020 from 9am-3pm. A detour will be in place. Please plan alternate routes during these times.
    This trail closure is to facilitate removal of vegetation and completion of rock scaling work to improve overall trail safety. See map >> 

  • During October, between 9am and 3pm, the CRD will be performing air valve replacements within the Magic Lake Estates Water Service Area on Pender Island

    In order to complete the work, it may be necessary to interrupt water service to a portion of the community. Property owners affected by a water service interruption will receive at least 24 hours advanced warning by way of a hand delivered notification that will be placed at your door informing you of the date and anticipated time of the outage. Read more >>

     


  • Area in south section of Sooke Hills Wilderness Regional Park Closed

    Feb 28, 2020 (updated Jul 30, 2020, 2:23pm)

    The area remains closed and is located adjacent to the Sooke Highway around the 3700 block at the end of the four lane section

    This area is temporarily closed for construction of a parking lot. A bypass trail is open in the area. The Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail and its facilities will remain open.

    This activity is part of the opening of the southern section of Sooke Hills Wildnerness Regional Park. For more information on the park opening and to receive updates on related activities, visit the capital project page.

  • The trail is closed between Waugh Creek Viewpoint and Suspension Bridge
    Temporary trail closure due to landslide near the Waugh Creek viewing platform. For details download the park map here.

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