Active Alerts

  • From August 17 to September 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 >>

  • Expect reduced parking at Tower Point and small area closures. Main trails remain open. Please do not enter fenced off areas.
    These areas are being treated for Black Knapweed. For more information on this invasive species, see our Invasive Species Page. See map >>

  • A failure of the outfall pipe from the Maliview Wastewater Treatment Plant has resulted in treated effluent being discharged onto the beach intertidal zone.

    The area impacted is in the vicinity of the Maliview Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall pipe at the intersection of Maliview Drive and Walkers Hook Road on the northeast part of Salt Spring Island (click here for map).

    As a result of this discharge, residents are advised to avoid entering the waters along the affected shorelines as the wastewater may pose a health risk. Read more >>

     


  • 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 a few days per week. Weekly schedules with dates of upcoming closures will be updated on this alert and on Twitter. 

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

  • Blue-Green Algae Bloom at Prior Lake in Thetis Lake Regional Park

    Jul 03, 2020 (updated Aug 06, 2020, 1:15pm)

    As of Aug 6, this advisory for Prior Lake 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 Prior 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 these sites:

    • Healthlink BC

    • Health Canada

    Thetis Lake Regional Park map (PDF)


  • Blue-Green Algae Bloom in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

    Jul 22, 2020 (updated Aug 05, 2020, 2:23pm)

    As of Aug 5, this advisory for Beaver Lake 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 Beaver Lake located in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. At this time, this advisory does not include Elk Lake. However blooms are unpredictable and may occur at any time.

    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.

    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 these sites:

    • Healthlink BC

    • Health Canada

     Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park map (PDF)


  • The groundwater production wells have not been able to keep up with demand in the past few days.

    The Skana water system source water resources are reaching critical levels due to low aquifer levels. To avoid trucking in water, please continue to use water sparingly until water resource levels recover.
    Residents are required to conserve water as follows:
    • No watering of lawns.
    •  Limited watering of trees, shrubs and vegetables with container or hose with shut-off valve.
    • No washing of outdoor surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks and decks.
    • No washing of vehicles and boats.


  • 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.

  • Mill Hill Regional Park will re-open as of July 29 with some trail closures. Equipment and Crews onsite.
    Mill Hill Regional Park is open as of July 29. The park was closed due to a wildfire. Equipment and crews are on site. Expect trail closures while crews work. Yield to all closure signage and use caution around equipment and crews.

  • The tower at the summit of Mount Manuel Quimper will be closed for repairs August 4 to September 15
    The area surrounding the tower will still be open. Park visitors should expect noise disturbances from crews working on site throughout the duration of repairs. Please use caution around equipment and crews. See map >>

  • Todd Creek Trestle and Bypass Trail Closed

    Sep 05, 2019 (updated Jul 14, 2020, 7:57pm)

    Closed for trestle repairs until late August 2020.

    The CRD is undertaking a comprehensive restoration of the Todd Creek Trestle along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. The trestle and the Bypass Trail are closed while construction activities are underway. The trestle is anticipated to reopen in late August 2020.

    • Access the Galloping Goose north of the trestle via Sooke Potholes Regional Park parking lot.
    • Access the Galloping Goose south of the trestle via Sooke River Road parking lot.

    There will be increased activity and active construction at the trestle during this time. We ask the public to not enter the area until the trestle is officially reopened, once construction and safety assessments are completed.

    For more details and to receive updates on this capital project, click here


  • SEAPARC Facility Closures

    Mar 30, 2020 (updated Jul 10, 2020, 3:08pm)

    The SEAPARC Facility is closed to the general public and Stan Jones Ball Field remains closed until further notice.
    For more information about the CRD's response to COVID-19, please visit www.crd.bc.ca/covid


  • Water Guidelines for Safely Re-opening Buildings

    May 06, 2020 (updated May 11, 2020, 10:19am)

    Prior to re-opening a building, steps must be taken to ensure the water in the building is safe to consume.

    Response to the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the prolonged closure or reduced occupancy of many buildings. When buildings are closed or on low occupancy for any prolonged period, water in the building becomes stagnant and can pose a number of potential health risks to consumers.

    It is the responsibility of each property owner to ensure it maintains the safety of the water within their building. Prior to re-opening or fully re-occupying a building, building managers need to take steps including flushing stagnant water, and disinfecting taps and plumbing fixtures.

    Depending on the size of the plumbing system, this procedure may take several minutes and up to several hours. Run the water until the water maintains a constant cold temperature and any discolouration has been flushed clear. Cooler and stabilized water temperature indicates fresh water entering the building from the water main.

    For more information, visit https://cwwa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Re-Opening-Buildings-FACT-SHEET_FINAL-amend1.pdf

  • On Thurs, March 19, between 8am and 4pm, the CRD will be carrying out annual maintenance and flushing of the water distribution system.
    During this maintenance, you may experience low water pressure and/or
    periods of discoloured water at your tap. Please refer to the Water Interruption
    Influenced Area Map attached. Read more >>

  • 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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