Update on evacuation orders and state of emergency status in a few areas of Parksville Qualicum Beach

State of local emergency cancelled, evac orders rescinded for Cedar Grove, Parry's RV Park and Little Qualicum River Estates

  • Dec. 11, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Here is an advisory sent by the Regional District of Nanaimo to The NEWS at 4:33 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 (unedited):

The  Regional District of Nanaimo has been advised that the imminent risk of danger to life and properties in the Little Qualicum River Estates area has diminished.  The local state of emergency has therefore been cancelled.

Residents may return to their homes within the evacuation area in their own discretion and at their own risk, considering the individual circumstances affecting their individual property and residences.

Given the nature of the risk created by the recent emergency, it is recommended that property owners obtain an independent geotechnical assessment of their property from a qualified professional engineer should they have any concerns.

The Evacuation Order dated December 10, 2014 under the Emergency Program Act is hereby rescinded.

The regional district will continue to monitor the situation and, if considered necessary or advisable, a new Evacuation Alert or Order may be issued.

Additionally, here is an advisory sent by the Regional District of Nanaimo to The NEWS at 1:48 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 (edited):

Regional District of Nanaimo Chairperson Joe Stanhope has cancelled the State of Local Emergency and rescinded the Evacuation Order at Cedar Grove RV Park & Campground, adjacent to the Little Qualicum River in Electoral Area G. Chairperson Stanhope has also cancelled the State of Local Emergency and rescinded the Evacuation Order for Parry’s RV Park adjacent to the Englishman River.

Weather conditions are improving and residents and pets evacuated from both areas may now safely return to their homes.

For more information on flooding, personal preparedness, evacuation procedures and Emergency Social Services, visit the RDN website at rdn.bc.ca/Services/Emergency Planning.

Just Posted

Courtenay-Alberni Liberal candidate discusses Trudeau’s ‘brownface’ controversy

Gowans: ‘I would say it’s disappointing for sure. It was racist, as the Prime Minister admitted to’

RCMP: No timeline for update on fatal hit-and-run in Parksville

Complexity of case a factor in length of the investigation

Parksville wants consultant to examine feasibility of rec centre

Strong demand from residents for a multi-sport facility

Developers withdraw rezoning application for huge Parksville waterfront plan

IAG to create new draft after processing public feedback

VIDEO: Trudeau asks Canada to look to current, not past, actions on race

Liberal leader says he never spoke about the racist photo because he was embarrassed

Horvat paces Canucks to 6-1 pre-season win over Oilers

Vancouver improves to 3-1 in NHL exhibition action

Legislature gifts, clothing, travel need better control, B.C. auditor says

Audit follows suspensions of managers by Speaker Darryl Plecas

‘Really disturbing:’ Trudeau’s racist photos worry B.C. First Nation chief

Wet’suwet’en Chief concerned the photos will sow fear in Indigenous communities

‘Unacceptable’: What politicians have to say about Trudeau in blackface

Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi: ‘When I saw that picture last night, certainly it was a sucker-punch’

‘He’s trying to kill me’: Victoria police commandeer boats to reach screaming woman

No charges laid and civilians to be awarded honours after incident on Gorge Waterway

Island contestant competes on Great Canadian Baking Show

Andrea Nauta auditioned for the show before but was lucky second time around

VIDEO: B.C. man accused of assaulting sex worker loses temper in interrogation

Defence lawyer says statements made by accused Curtis Sagmoen should be deemed inadmissible

John Horgan promises action after fatal mid-Island bus crash

Premier cites students, local Indigneous community as reason to repair the road

Most Read