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If you are not in the area, please avoid visiting Sayward at this time.  Currently there are no critical infrastructure or residential homes impacted or at risk. Fire is believed to be human-caused.

Updates will be sent out as our regional Emergency Operation Centre receives them from the BC Wildfire Service via the SRD Alertable notification system.

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Strategic Priorities

In 2020 – 2024, The Strathcona Regional District will focus on building better connections; in our communities, with our environment, through service delivery and in our internal and external relationships with the following strategic priorities:

Community Well-Being

  • Improve broadband and cellular infrastructure as well as digital initiatives that enable our communities to access the benefits of being more connected to each other and the world.
  • Identify and support transportation initiatives that safely move people, goods and services between our communities and beyond.
  • Support initiatives that develop robust and diverse economic conditions for our communities with income-generating opportunities for our residents.
  • Identify and support initiatives that improve health and well-being in our communities.
  • Support housing diversity so that our residents, young and old, can grow and stay in our communities.

Service Delivery

  • Value and respect the region’s diverse service needs and have regard for our impact on each other’s fiscal capacity.
  • Build sound and efficient systems to protect the region’s assets and records and sustain service levels in a fiscally responsible way.


  • Support and advocate for waste management initiatives that are both fiscally and environmentally responsible.
  • Support adaptation and mitigation of climate change through local and sub-regional initiatives.
  • Improve our understanding and ability to respond to flooding (sea level rise and storm surge) and wildfire.


  • Prioritize good governance that recognizes the diversity of our region and focuses on areas of common interests.
  • Continue to build relationships with First Nations communities within the region and explore areas of shared focus and opportunity.
  • Utilize our collective voice to advocate for issues of importance to our region.
  • Find ways to better lend our support to individual community needs.
  • Develop a proactive approach to engaging with our communities and communicating our decisions to the public.