Community Message from Mayor Ireland 

I’m extremely pleased that 300 properties have now been downgraded from an evacuation order to evacuation alert. Please be assured that under the impeccable leadership of Fire Chief Lee, the staff and I are working around the clock to have the remaining 700 properties back home, by Saturday night. 

There are so many dynamic factors to the phased approach, of allowing community members to go home. Factors include active fires; danger tree removal and area clean up. I want everyone to go home, but it can only be when it’s safe to do so. 

As you prepare to return home, please review answers to questions you likely have, to help assist you with a safe transition back home. Continue to monitor the cordemergency.ca status updates. As new information is released on properties permitted to go home, emails will be sent out directly to your inbox (make sure you are subscribed). 

Please know - all District of Lake Country staff are working hard to get everyone home as soon as possible. Please be kind, please be patient. 

With gratitude,

Mayor Ireland

We are Lake Country.

Photo – Mayor Ireland and Fire Chief Lee having a status meeting.