DANGER - The area of the Seawatch subdivision is unsafe for human occupation due to the danger of sinkholes
- Sinkholes can appear suddenly and without warning and can create a risk of serious physical injury or death.
- This area is not expected to be serviced by police, ambulance, or other emergency responders.
On February 15, 2019, at 1 pm a State of Local Emergency was declared, and an Evacuation Order was issued for Seawatch Neighbourhood, including 6629 to 6689 Gale Avenue North and 6644 to 6649 Seawatch Lane and 6453 and 6450 Crowston Road.
The engineering reports which formed the basis for the State of Local Emergency declaration were issued on January 2, 2019, and February 6, 2019. The area covered by the State of Local Emergency declaration is shown in the diagram set out below.
Effective February 18, 2022: The Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General decided not to approve further renewals of the State of Local Emergency declaration. As a result, the District has provided access to owners of property in the Seawatch subdivision but continues to caution that professional geotechnical engineers have recommended that the site is not safe for human occupation.
All reports, investigations, assessments, and information related to the evacuation are available through the Document Library.
In case of emergency call 9-1-1.
For non-emergency issues call the RCMP at 604-885-2266 or the District of Sechelt at 604-885-1996 (M-F, 8:30 - 4:30) or 1-866-951-7450.
To report a problem related to Sechelt services use our online Service Request Form located under Contact Us, or;
During regular office hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm on weekdays
call 604-885-1986 or