Due to high water in Shuswap and Mara Lakes, the CSRD has temporarily closed lakefront parks that have been inundated by high water. Flooded beaches contain unknown hazards that may cause injury to users. Current closures include:
The Evacuation Order issued on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for thirteen properties in the 5900 block of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road has been partially rescinded. Eleven properties have been removed from the Evacuation Order area. The Evacuation Order will remain in place for two properties, located at 5921 and 5932 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road.
The Evacuation Order issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM has been partially rescinded for eleven properties located in the Robinson Creek area of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road.
The occupants of 5866, 5874, 5882, 5890, 5900, 5922, 5933, 5940, 5941, 5947 and 5948 are now permitted to return to their property.
For clarity, the rescind of the Evacuation Order applies to eleven properties. Two properties, 5921 and 5932 Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road remain under an Evacuation Order.
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure crews advise that a temporary detour re-route along the 6000 block of Eagle Bay Road should be completed by 5:00 PM this evening dependent on current progress.
The detour will only allow for single lane alternating traffic. Only passenger vehicles and light duty trucks are permitted to cross the detour area. Vehicles towing trailers are not permitted to cross the detour.
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure are currently working to create a temporary single lane detour re-route along Eagle Bay Road in the area affected by a washout yesterday afternoon.
There is currently no definitive time for the detour re-route to be completed and further information will be provided from Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure once it becomes available.
Members of the public are reminded to avoid the area.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has advised that Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road will now be open 24 hours per day, but will continue to be reduced to single lane alternating traffic through the landslide area.
The CSRD will provide additional updates as information becomes available.
For information on road conditions are events please contact the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure toll free at 1.800.550.4997
For further information please contact:
The 4400 block of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road has reopened but is reduced to single lane alternating traffic. The road will be closed daily from 8 PM - 6 AM until further notice. Motorists are advised to plan accordingly if travelling in the area.
For information on road conditions and events please contact the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure toll free at 1.800.550.4997.
For further information please contact:
Ryan Nitchie, EOC Director, Shuswap Emergency Program
An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District because of an aggressive wildfire burning between the community of Falkland and Bolean Lake, and may pose a danger to life safety. Please see map for evacuation alert area.
Get Involved in Community Planning and Make a Difference!
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is looking for volunteers in Electoral Area E (Cambie-Solsqua, Swansea Point, Malakwa areas) interested in joining their local Advisory Planning Commission (APC).
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is conducting a review of its Regional Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP), last updated in 2009. The review will identify new initiatives for reduce, reuse, recycle and disposal programs for the next five years, as many of the 2009 recommendations have now been completed. A review of new opportunities and directions will be conducted to update the SWMP and to establish implementation priorities for the next five years.