Active Alerts

  • Fall Water Main Flushing Program 2020

    Sep 15, 2020 (updated Sep 28, 2020, 10:05am)

    As of September 28, updated information on which streets are affected by the fall water main flushing program.

    September 28, 2020

    The following streets will be affected by the Water Main Flushing Program:


    • East Sooke Road
    • Silver Spray Drive
    • Tideview Road

    For more information on the water main flushing program, please visit our website.

  • Sooke Potholes Regional Park Closed to Vehicle Traffic

    Sep 24, 2020 (updated Sep 24, 2020, 8:57am)

    The park will remain open, but the gate for vehicle access will be closed October 7, sunrise to 3pm
    The park will be closed to vehicle access due to road work.

  • Heavy rain caused combined stormwater and wastewater overflows along some shorelines in Oak Bay and Saanich during the night of Sept 23-24

    The areas affected are:

    • Between Rutland Road (Oak Bay) and Seaview Road (Saanich) including Cadboro Bay.
    • Between Currie Road and Cattle Point Lookout Road, including Willows Beach in Oak Bay.

    As a result of these discharges, residents are advised to avoid entering the waters along the affected shorelines, as the wastewater may pose a health risk.

    As a precaution and in consultation with Island Health and the local municipalities, beaches within the affected areas will be posted with public health advisory signs until sample results indicate enterococci levels are below the 70CFU/100mL recreational limit.

    For updates, please visit and follow us on Twitter @crd_bc

  • Ongoing temporary trail closures at Mount Work, some weekdays 3-7pm

    Aug 10, 2020 (updated Sep 22, 2020, 1:14pm)

    Due to blasting work at Hartland Landfill, some trails will be temporarily closed Monday to Friday from 3-7pm
    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 weekday.

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

  • Blue Green Algae Bloom at Thetis Lake

    Aug 16, 2020 (updated Sep 15, 2020, 2:06pm)

    As of Sep 15, 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 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)

  • Fire Lookout Tower in Sea to Sea Regional Park temporarily closed

    Jul 20, 2020 (updated Sep 14, 2020, 2:16pm)

    The tower at the summit of Mount Manuel Quimper will be closed for repairs August 4 to October 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 >>

  • Area closed September 14-25 due to trail construction and bridge installation

    The area is located adjacent to the Sooke Highway around the 3700 block at the end of the four lane section. See map >>

    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.

  • Todd Creek Trestle and Bypass Trail Closed

    Sep 05, 2019 (updated Sep 01, 2020, 11:20am)

    Closed for trestle repairs until late September 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 September 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

  • 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 >>

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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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