Emergency Information

Week of June 19 - 24, 2017

No major emergencies or disasters here!

Category 2 (backyard burning) is prohibited!

CVRD supports Coastal Fire Centre burning prohibitions. Please be cautious - summer weather is here and with it come greater fire risks.

We are enjoying a typical rainy June - good for drought and wildfire risks! Remember that the wildfire risk can move up quickly with just a few sunny, hot days!

Drought level is still Normal but as of May 1st, Stage 1 Watering Restrictions are in place. To find out more, check out: http://cvrdnewnormalcowichan.ca/water-use-restrictions/.

Details on all alerts can be found at:


Here are some great information resources to keep yourself informed:

Drive BC: www.drivebc.ca

BC Current Wildfire Situation: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/wildfire-status/wildfire-situation

Environment Canada Weather Alerts: http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=bc

Icon showing Emergency White status, which means no immediate concerns.
This white logo rotating on the homepage indicates there is no major emergency or disaster in the region at this time. If there is no major emergency, this logo may be replaced by other more pressing issues.
Icon showing Emergency Yellow status, click for more information.
This yellow logo rotating on the homepage indicates that there is an emergency occurring such as a wildfire, flood or other situation and this is where you can get up-to-date information on the situation and its potential impacts.
Icon showing Emergency Red status, click for more information.This red logo on the homepage indicates that there is a major emergency or disaster occurring that requires prompt action from people within the outlined area. Up-to-date information will be provided here and at radio outlets such as JUICE FM 89.7 and Radio Cowichan CICV 97.5 FM.