What is the CVRD doing about the hazard?

The level of risk identified in the 2019 study meant that the CVRD was obligated to notify property owners and the community as a whole about the risks from landslides in the Youbou area. The CVRD hosted a public meeting in Youbou in May, 2019, and had several follow-up meetings with local residents. In response to various hazards identified across the region, the CVRD adopted a Board approved Natural Hazard Risk Tolerance Policy to ensure development in hazardous areas is done in ways to mitigate the risks to acceptable levels.

We are informing property owners in areas where there is risk as well as informing property managers in adjacent areas so that the risks to the communities can be kept as low as possible. This means addressing either the hazard or the likelihood that an event will affect people. The CVRD continues to build out its regional mapping program and assessments of the multiple hazards our communities face.

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1. What are the landslide hazards in the Youbou area?
2. Why did you do this study?
3. What studies have been done?
4. Why did you do the follow-up studies?
5. Do the studies contradict each other?
6. What does this mean for my property?
7. What is Annual Encounter Probability (AEP)?
8. What if I live in an area identified as hazardous?
9. What was the point of the study if I need to do more work?
10. What is the CVRD doing about the hazard?
11. Will future climate change or human activities such as new developments, roads or forestry activities affect the landslide hazard identified?
12. Will my proposed activities increase the landslide risk below me?