Two Mile Community Meeting | Post-Wildfire Landslide Risks

Posted On: Dec 14, 2021

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Update: February, 11, 2022.

A report regarding the risk of a Debris Flow in the Wiseman Creek watershed in Sicamous is now available on the District of Sicamous and the Shuswap Emergency Program webpages.

The Wiseman Creek Mitigation Options Analysis was prepared by BGC Engineering after a hazard assessment determined the area is subject to a high risk of a debris flow due to the conditions created by the past summer’s Two Mile wildfire.

This is of particular concern for the residents of the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park, which is located on the Wiseman Creek fan and would likely be in the path of any debris flow. Risks of the debris flow increase with snowmelt and spring rain.

Staff from the District of Sicamous and the Shuswap Emergency Program met with residents of the mobile home park on Thursday, February 10, 2022, to review the report and provide emergency preparedness information.

The Shuswap Emergency Program, which is contracted to provide emergency service to the District of Sicamous, is in communications with Emergency Management BC regarding the feasibility of the options outlined in the report and the next course of action.

December 14, 2022:

On December 13, 2021, the District of Sicamous and Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) hosted a Community Meeting at the Red Barn Arts Centre to discuss post-wildfire landslide risks in the Two Mile area.

Matthias Jakob, Principal Geoscientist with BGC Engineering, provided a presentation to attendees who participated both in person and online. Along with Jakob, the meeting panelists included Engineering Geologist Hazel Wong, District of Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino and Derek Sutherland with the Shuswap Emergency Program. 

The meeting was hosted online via ZOOM and was recorded for those who were unable to attend.

ZOOM Meeting Recording:

Resources for Residents:

Hard copies of resources are available at Municipal Hall (446 Main Street) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please note the office closes for the holidays on December 24, 2021 and will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022.  

Shuswap Emergency Program Contact:

Tom Hansen, Emergency Program Coordinator 
Shuswap Emergency Program/Columbia Shuswap Regional District
P: 250-833-5910

Neighbourhood Emergency Program Contact: 

Cathy Semchuk, Emergency Program Facilitator and Operations Management
Shuswap Emergency Program/Columbia Shuswap Regional District
P: 250-833-5927

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