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The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) was incorporated on November 30, 1965. The CSRD derives authority from Letters Patent and from provincial legislation.
Spanning both municipal and rural boundaries, regional districts deliver services to varying areas with common needs. Typically, regional districts may provide municipal-type services to unincorporated communities - such as Cedar Heights, Falkland and Eagle Bay Water Systems - and wide ranging services, like 9-1-1 and solid waste management, to expansive areas covering thousands of square kilometres.
The board responds to local needs for services by consulting with the area residents. Where these services are undertaken, this cost is shared among those areas benefiting from the service, for example the Sicamous or Golden & District Recreation Centres. When a project proceeds, construction and operating costs may be covered through many avenues - taxation, user fees, public admission revenues and government grants.
Overall services undertaken by a regional district, such as recycling, are paid for in part by taxation, based on the assessment of your property.
Regional districts also function as regional hospital districts to provide capital financing for the building of new hospitals, improvements, major renovations, and machinery and equipment. This cost is usually shared on a 60% provincial - 40% regional hospital district basis.