Real-Time Emergency Updates

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 11:15

Whyte Lake Wildfire

BC Wildfire Service, Metro Vancouver and District of West Vancouver fire crews are responding to a wildfire near Whyte Lake

West Vancouver Fire & Rescue, Metro Vancouver and Coastal Fire continue working together to fight a wildfire above Horseshoe Bay near Whyte Lake that has grown from one to three hectares overnight.   Helicopter crews are currently dumping water from Whyte Lake onto the fire, which is located in terrain that is difficult for ground crews to access. The North Shore Emergency Operations Centre is activated to support the incident.

All recreational trails in this area are closed due to their proximity to the wildfire. This includes Baden Powell trail and trails in and around Whyte Lake. Members of the public are being asked to avoid the area completely.

One northbound lane is closed on Highway 99 north of Horseshoe Bay for staging of emergency vehicles.  Please use caution when travelling in this area.

The smoke from the fire is currently moving south towards Horseshoe Bay and the BC Ferries Terminal.  People in the affected area should close their windows, and people with breathing difficulties should use extra caution leave the area until the smoke diminishes.

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 15:15

How to help victims of the Lions Manor Fire

Donate financially:    tax receipts are available

Housing: we are looking for short-term to long-term housing for displaced seniors who would like to stay in the community. If you can help, please email or post your offering at the Information Board at the community centre

Donations of goods are not being accepted at this time. If you have items to donate, please consider donating to one of the existing local agencies such as Salvation Army, Harvest Project or others that are already set up to receive donations.


Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 15:00

Donations information for the Lions Manor Fire

Parkgate Seniors Centre is accepting financial donations for the victims of the Lions Manor Fire and tax receipts are available

Physical/goods donations are not being accepted at this time. If you wish to donate goods, please donate to existing local organizations such as the Slvation Army, Harvest Project or others who are already set up to receive them.

Offers of accommodation or other supports can be posted on the information board at Parkgate, or can emailed to