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Posted on: September 29, 2022

CSRD Office closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

 September 30 Day for truth and reconciliation graphic with orange t-shirt.

The CSRD Offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, September 30 to mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

We encourage you to join us in a journey of learning and reflection about what you can do to support the Truth and Reconciliation process. Com...

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Shuswap Tourism report reflects on 2021, seeks committee advisors

A graphic to illustrate Expression of Interest in joining the Tourism Advisory Committee

Shuswap Tourism looked back at the tumultuous 2021 season in an Annual Review, presented to the Board at the September meeting. 

But they are also looking towards the future, as they are seeking new volunteer tourism industry members for a revital...

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 26, 2022

North Shuswap Health Centre Financial Contribution Bylaw adopted

The exterior of the North Shuswap Health Centre

The Board of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) voted unanimously at the September 22 Regular Meeting to adopt a bylaw which will add a tax contribution from property owners in Electoral Area F to support the operation of the North Shuswap Heal...

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 22, 2022

UPDATE: Boil Water Notice rescinded for Cedar Heights Water System

A graphic with boiling water in a pot to illustrate Cedar Heights Boil Water Notice Rescinded

Update: September 22, 2022

Users of the Cedar Heights Water System are advised that a Boil Water Notice placed on the system on September 14, 2022 has now been rescinded

Water from the Cedar Heights system is safe to consume directly from the tap...

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

CSRD welcomes new Chief Administrative Officer

A new CAO announcement graphic with John MacLean's picture.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) has appointed a new Chief Administrative Officer, John MacLean, into the top leadership role for the organization. 

MacLean takes on his new role with the CSRD beginning November 7, 2022. He is current...

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 14, 2022

CSRD office closed Monday to honour Queen Elizabeth II

A graphic depicting Queen Elizabeth to announce the office closure.

To mark National Day of Mourning honouring Queen Elizabeth II, the CSRD office in Salmon Arm will be closed on Monday, September 19, 2022. This coincides with the late Queen’s state funeral in London, and will mark the end of the official period...

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 10, 2022

UPDATE: Gas leak repaired, Gardom Lake and Capri Road open

Fire crews on scene of a gas leak in Gardom Lake.

Update: September 10, 2022 - 15:20 Hours

A gas leak in the area of Gardom Lake Road and Capri Road in Electoral Area D (Ranchero-Deep Creek) has been repaired. All those evacuated may return and the roads have been re-opened to traffic.

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Declaration of Candidates - 2022 General Local Election

a graphic with a ballot box to illustrate the Declaration of candidates

The nomination period for the 2022 General Local Election closed at 4 PM local time on September 9, 2022.  This is a preliminary list of candidates who filed nomination papers by the deadline. 

Candidates will have until September 16, 202...

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Bristow Road, Harbour Road Boat Launches closed

Bristow Road Boat Launch

Effective immediately, the boat launch at Bristow Road will be closed due to low water, as well as a potential hazard located at the end of the launch.  

CSRD Parks staff have inspected the launch and have recommended immediate closure.  ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Scheduled water shut offs in Anglemont

A person holding a sponge under a tap that isn't running

Update: Friday, September 9

A project to replace some of the aging water service components in Anglemont means some residents will experience temporary water service outages to residences in the affected areas.

In general, the water shuts downs are in effec...

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

CSRD launches new citizen-focused website, seeks feedback

A graphic with a computer and iPhone with the new website featured on the screens

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) launched its refreshed and redesigned website to the public today, September 7, 2022. 

The new site has a clean, modern design, significantly improved functionality and has been specifically designed f...

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 7, 2022

North Shuswap Health Centre Funding Proposal receives public assent

The exterior of the North Shuswap Health Centre

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) has obtained preliminary public assent by Alternative Approval Process to proceed with the establishment of the North Shuswap Health Centre Financial Contribution Service Area.

The annual costs to support the o...

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CSRD News
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Water leak causes temporary shut down in Anglemont

A map of the water service outage on Gardiner Road in Anglemont.

Water service has been unexpectedly shut down to a small area in Anglemont due to a possible water leak.

Customers in the area of Gardiner Road and Airstrip Road (shaded red on the map) will be temporarily without water as contractors work to fix the probl...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Tappen Co-op Recycling Depot closes September 1

The Tappen Co-op recycling depot

The last day of operation for Tappen Co-op Recycling Depot, located at 4828 Trans-Canada Highway, will be Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

Due to the changes to the Trans-Canada Highway in that area and the owners' planned upgrades to the Tappen Co-op ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Update: Shuswap wildfire situation holding steady

An aerial view of Mt Grice-Hutchinson Fire

The Mt. Grice-Hutchinson wildfire has now been classified by the BC Wildfire Service as under control and an evacuation alert in place for five boat-in only cabins has been lifted as of 11:30 AM, Monday, August 22.

While the fire is not completely extingui...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 22, 2022

Evacuation Alert lifted for Mt. Grice-Hutchinson Fire

A map of the All Clear area for the Mt.Grice-Hutchinson Fire

The Evacuation Alert issued August 17, 2022 by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District through the Shuswap Emergency Program due to the potential danger to life, health and property caused by the threat of a threat of a wildfire near the Mt. Grice-Hutchins...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 19, 2022

No new fires in Shuswap, smoke spreading through region

A view of the Mt. Grice-Hutchinson from across Shuswap Lake.

The Shuswap may be experiencing increasing smoke today, Friday, August 19, but there are no new fires in the Shuswap Emergency Program’s response area.

A change in weather patterns is creating some smoky and hazy conditions particularly in the No...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

CSRD changes vaccination policy for firefighters, elected officials

A graphic with a firefighter announcing the Vaccination Policy change.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will be suspending its COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Policy for its paid on-call firefighters for six months or pending further Provincial Public Health Orders.

An additional Board amendment was also made to al...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 18, 2022

Firefighting efforts continue for the Mt. Grice-Hutchinson fire

A BC Wildfire crew unloads from a helicopter at Nine Mile Pointe

Firefighting crews from the BC Wildfire Service are continuing to work on containing the Mt. Grice-Hutchinson fire in a remote area of the Anstey Peninsula, southwest of Seymour Arm. 

The fire is now pegged at 7.9 hectares and one cabin in the are...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Evacuation Alert: Five boat-in only cabins in Electoral Area F

A map of the Evacuation Alert area for the Mt. Grice-Hutchinson fire

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre. The threat of a wildfire near the Mt. Grice-Hutchinson Declivity, southwest of Seymour Arm in El...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 17, 2022

New wildfire start in Anstey Peninsula

An image of the fire the BC Wildfire Service is classifying as K41512 - Anstey Peninsula.

A new fire in the Anstey Peninsula, southwest of Seymour Arm, has affected a remote, boat-in only cabin in the area and is potentially threatening three others.

BC Wildfire has deployed nine crew members and four helicopters to the site.

The fire started on...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Cautionary Advisory - Algae Bloom Shuswap Lake

A map of the Cautionary Advisory for the Algae Bloom in the Salmon Arm area of Shuswap Lake.

The First Nations Health Authority, City of Salmon Arm, CSRD, BC Parks and Interior Health are monitoring an algae bloom for the Salmon Arm portion of Shuswap Lake (Southwest arm i.e. Steamboat Island to Tappen Bay and Salmon Arm Wharf, including Sunnybra...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 10, 2022

Sorrento-Blind Bay Sport Court upgrade in the works

The Sorrento-Blind Bay sport court painted with new lines

Users of the sport court at the Sorrento-Blind Bay Community Park can get back in the game, but things will be even better for players in 2023.

The sport court was resurfaced in 2021, however, there were flaws with leveling and drainage that needed to be a...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Access mat improves accessibility to Mara Lake

An access mat to help with accessibility to Mara Lake at Cambridge Road Park

It's not a red carpet, but for those with mobility challenges, the new blue access mat at Cambridge Road Community Park will allow for easier access to Mara Lake.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD)  has installed this access ma...

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CSRD News
Posted on: August 3, 2022

SEP not activated, CSRD firefighters assist with Keremeos Creek fire

Team Leader Kara Slous and Firefighter Matthew Denny work on fire suppression activities for

The Shuswap Emergency Program is receiving regular updates from BC Wildfire Service regarding fires stemming from recent lightning activity in the Shuswap. All fires in this area are small and located in remote areas where no structures are being threaten...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

CSRD pledges $250,000 to Indoor Aquatic Centre

An Artist's rendering of the interior of the proposed Indoor Aquatic Centre in Golden

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Board of Directors recently approved a contribution of $250,000 from the Electoral Area A Community Works Fund for construction and engineering costs of the proposed Indoor Aquatic Centre in Golden.

The funding...

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CSRD News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

BC Wildfire, CSRD fire crews working on spot fires

A map from the BC Wildfire Dashboard

An early-morning lightning storm sparked a number of new spot-sized fires in the Shuswap, with the BC Wildfire Service currently assessing the situation and actively fighting fires in a number of locations. 

There are approximately nine new fires ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Alternative Approval Process underway in Electoral Area F

The exterior of the North Shuswap Health Centre

The Alternative Approval Process to determine whether the citizens of Electoral Area F (North Shuswap) are willing to pay an additional tax to support the operation of the North Shuswap Health Centre begins today, Friday, July 29, 2022.

An Alternative Appr...

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CSRD News
Posted on: July 20, 2022

Boil Water Notice rescinded for MacArthur/Reedman Water System

A graphic with boiling water for rescinding of a Boil Water Notice

The Boil Water Notice for the MacArthur Heights/ Reedman Heights Water System issued on July 20, 2022 has been rescinded.

Water samples which were taken from the system on July 21 and July 25 have come back with satisfactory results and Interior Health has...

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CSRD News
Posted on: July 28, 2022

#YourCSRD - Highlights from the July 2022 Regular Board Meeting

A graphic of a woman and her daughter floating on a tube in Shuswap Lake.

Get a quick look at what took place at the July 21, 2022 CSRD Board of Directors meeting. 

View #YourCSRD Newsletter

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CSRD News
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Boil Water Notice issued for Sorrento Water System

A graphic with boiling water for the Sorrento Boil Water Notice

Users of the Sorrento Water System are advised that a Boil Water Notice has been placed on the system effective July 26, 2022. 

The notice has been issued in consultation with Interior Health. A disruption in power in the area caused an outage wit...

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CSRD News
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Repairs to Falkland Water System complete

a map of the Falkland Water main outage area

Update:

The water leak has now been fixed  and water service should be as normal for users of the Falkland Water System. We appreciate your patience during the repairs.

Original Post: July 25, 2022

A water leak in the 5800-block of Highway 97 in Fal...

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CSRD News
Posted on: July 25, 2022

SEP supports community needs during heat wave

A graphic with a yellow background and blazing sun with Heat wave information

In response to the heat wave, which is predicted to worsen as the week progresses, the Shuswap Emergency Program is working closely with agencies, including Interior Health, the City of Salmon Arm and the District of Sicamous to support those in need duri...

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

Creation of new Electoral Area G confirmed by Province

A map of the boundaries of Electoral Area G

The Province of BC has officially approved the creation of the newest Electoral Area in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) effective November 17, 2022.

Electoral Area G will include the communities of Sorrento, Blind Bay and Notch Hill. ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: July 19, 2022

Tire Stewardship Program funds arena flooring replacement

The worn out flooring in the lobby of the golden and District Arena

The Golden and District Arena is going green with new flooring thanks to a grant from Tire Stewardship BC. 

The arena will begin replacing its worn-out flooring with recycled rubber flooring tiles made from approximately 182 commercial vehicle tir...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

CSRD, Little Shuswap Lake Band discuss mosquito control options

A mosquito biting someone's arm

As mosquitos continue to create problems for people in Scotch Creek this summer, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD), the Little Shuswap Lake Band (LSLB) and BC Parks are working together to possibly restart the mosquito control program in 2023....

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Algal Bloom Cautionary Advisory lifted for Sunnybrae

Sunnybrae water quality caution sign

Update July 15, 2022

Interior Health has lifted the Cautionary Advisory that was in place at Salmon Arm Bay and Sunnybrae due to a potential algal bloom.

The cautionary advisory has been lifted because two consecutive water quality samples have tested negat...

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CSRD News
Posted on: July 13, 2022

Shuswap Lake has peaked, water levels now in decline

A view of Salmon Arm Bay from Sunnybrae.

The levels of Shuswap Lake continue to decline and are not predicted to rise any further this season. 

As such, the Shuswap Emergency Program is deactivating its Emergency Operations Centre which operated during the Flood Watch. The 23 self-serve ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: July 3, 2022

Evacuation Alert: Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

Evacuation Alert map 2022-07-03

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the District of Sicamous at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre. The threat of a landslide near Wiseman Creek in the District of Sicamous is increasing due to predicted thunderstorms...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

Sorrento-Blind Bay Spray Park open for the long weekend

Sorrento-Blind Bay Spray Park re-opens

June 30, 2022 Update:

The Sorrento-Blind Bay Spray Park is now back open for public use.

Parks staff are still working on some drainage issues, but the water is on and the park is operational. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciated you...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 30, 2022

High-water risks persist around Shuswap Lake

High water at Blind Bay with a marina in the background.

Shuswap Lake is remaining on Flood Watch this weekend and into early next week, as heavy rains are in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday. While the weather looks mainly warm and sunny for the Canada Day weekend, the BC River Forecast Centre has concerns ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 28, 2022

Unsettled weather making high-water predictions uncertain

Flooded area with Salmon Arm wharf in background

Levels of Shuswap Lake continue to remain relatively stable around the 348.9 metre mark, despite some rainfall activity in the Shuswap in the early to late morning.

The Shuswap Emergency Program continues to monitor the water levels and weather forecasts c...

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Posted on: June 26, 2022

Shuswap Lake close to 349-metre mark

High water in Blind Bay

Shuswap Lake hasn’t peaked yet.

The gradual but steady rise of the lake level continues, coming just shy of the 349-metre mark at noon on Sunday. High temperatures are predicted to increase snow melt feeding into the lake, pushing the lake&rs...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Weather patterns increasing flood risk in the Shuswap

High water next to Blind Bay Bayside Marina

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Shuswap as the first stretch of warmer than average temperatures moves into the area. Today, Saturday, June 25, temperatures will reach into the upper 20's. For the remainder of th...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 24, 2022

#YourCSRD - Highlights from the June 2022 Regular Board Meeting

A couple hiking in the forest

For a run-down on what took place at the June 16, 2022 CSRD Board of Directors meeting. 

 View #YourCSRD Newsletter

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Evacuation Alert rescinded for Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

A map of the All-Clear area at the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

The Evacuation Alert issued June 13, 2022 by the District of Sicamous through the Shuswap Emergency Program due to the potential danger to life, health and property caused by the threat of a landslide in the Wiseman Creek area is hereby rescinded effectiv...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Expect high-water conditions to continue into July

Sicamous beach park flooding 2022

The Shuswap Emergency Program continues to monitor Shuswap Lake levels very closely as the water level continues to rise. Projections are for the lake to approach, and possibly exceed, flood levels seen in 2018.

In addition, residents should also be prepar...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

High water causes temporary park closures

Scotch Creek Wharf Road closed sign

High water has forced the temporary closure of two CSRD parks:

  • Sandy Beach, located at 2475 Blind Bay Road, Blind Bay
  • Scotch Creek Wharf Road Community Park, located at 1014 Wharf Rd, Scotch Creek

The parks will re-open once the water level drops to safe lev...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Aquatic Centre referendum plans move forward

A drawing of the proposed exterior of the Golden indoor aquatic centre

We’ve recommended the referendum question. The answer will depend on the voters in Golden and Electoral Area A. 

At the June 16, 2022 Regular Meeting, the CSRD Board approved the question for the upcoming voter assent process as:

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Unsettled weather increases flood potential in the Shuswap

A BC Wildfire Service crew sandbags at Canoe Beach

Unstable weather patterns are making it more difficult for forecasters to predict when peak levels for lakes and rivers will be reached. While initial predictions indicated Shuswap Lake may peak this week or early next week, the BC Rivers Forecast Centre ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Transport Canada to tag non-compliant buoys

A buoy in the water by a dock

In an ongoing effort to clean up the spread of non-compliant buoys in the Shuswap, Transport Canada will be out on Shuswap Lake during the week of June 20 to tag those in violation of Transport Canada regulations.

These buoys may also be out of compliance ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Flooding risk rising in the Shuswap, prepare now

Sunnybrae Park sand and sandbags supply.

The Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) is advising residents of the increasing risk of flooding in Shuswap-area lakes and rivers in the coming days.

The BC River Forecast Centre has upgraded to Flood Watch status for the Shuswap Region, including the Seymour ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Evacuation Alert: Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

A map of the Evacuation Alert area for the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the District of Sicamous at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre. The threat of a landslide near Wiseman Creek in the District of Sicamous is increasing due to forecasted rai...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Whitetooth Legacy to live on through recreation projects for Golden and Electoral Area A

A scenic aerial photo sog Golden. BC

In unanimous votes, both Golden’s Town Council and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Board of Directors agreed to allocate the $1.7 million Whitetooth Ski Hill Legacy Fund towards two community recreation projects for Golden and Elec...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Flood risk rising, peak water levels to be later than usual

a pile of sand and sandbags for filling at Sunnybrae Park

Cooler spring weather this season has delayed snow melts, but flooding risks are now beginning to increase in the Shuswap.

Current predictions are noting a peak in lake and river levels that is roughly four weeks later than normal. Possible flood levels ar...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Evacuation Alert rescinded for Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

All Clear map for Sicamous creek Mobile Home Park

The Evacuation Alert issued June 3, 2022 by the District of Sicamous through the Shuswap Emergency Program due to the potential danger to life, health and property caused by the threat of a landslide in the Wiseman Creek area of the District of S...

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CSRD News
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Evacuation ALERT: Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

A map of the Evacuation Alert area for the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the District of Sicamous at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre. The threat of a landslide near Wiseman Creek in the District of Sicamous is increasing due to forecasted rai...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Board supports allocating funds to indoor pool, park in Golden

A graphic with the words On Deck... Jump in and Explore a Future Aquatic Centre

Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Directors voted to support the allocation of 50 per cent of the $1.7 million Whitetooth Ski Hill Legacy Fund towards the proposed indoor aquatic centre in Golden, with the remaining 50 per cent to be used towards ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2022

Splatsin seeks Federal funding to support Rail Trail project.

A section of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail  with a view of the Enderby Cliffs

A $12.5 million Infrastructure Canada Federal Active Transportation Grant application to develop 42.6 kilometres of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail has been championed by Splatsin leadership, in partnership with the Regional District of North Okanag...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Message of support following fire at Quaaout Lodge

a graphic featuring a view of a family eating outside with Quaaout Lodge in behind.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board of Directors and staff are deeply saddened by the losses from the devastating fire at Quaaout Lodge on May 22.

We are grateful all people and pets were able to escape the fire safely. We recognize and appreciate...

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CSRD News
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Boil Water Notice rescinded for Sorrento Water System

water boiling on a stove with wording Boil Water Notice rescinded

Update: 12:30 PM

The Boil Water Notice issued for the Sorrento Water System in response to elevated turbidity has been rescinded effective Friday, May 13.

Water samples from the system confirm the turbidity (cloudiness) level in the water is within acceptab...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

CSRD names new Corporate Officer

A headshot of Jennnifer Sham, new Corporate Officer

The Board of Directors recently appointed Jennifer Sham as the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s (CSRD) Corporate Officer and Manager, Corporate Services.

As required by the Local Government Act, the Corporate Officer is accountable for the di...

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CSRD News
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Fire Training Officers heading to Salmon Arm to enhance their skills

Firefighters spray down a CP Rail car with water

Salmon Arm will be the hottest place in the province when it comes to fire training as of Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Fire Services and the Salmon Arm Fire Department are co-hosting the British Columbia Fire Training O...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Evacuation Alert lifted for Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

A map showing the All Clear area of Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

The Evacuation Alert issued by the District of Sicamous through the Shuswap Emergency Program due to the potential danger to life, health and property caused by the threat of a landslide in the Wiseman Creek area of the District of Sicamous is hereby lift...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

#YourCSRD - Highlights from the April 2022 Regular Board Meeting

A teenage girl biking at John Evdokimoff Community Park

Check out a review of the April 21, 2022 CSRD Board of Directors meeting in our #YourCSRD newsletter.

You can subscribe to receive our #YourCSRD news on a monthly basis to your email?

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Evacuation Alert still in place at Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

Wiseman Creek flowing into a culvert at the mobile home park during the night

May 6, 2022 - 10:00 Hours

An Evacuation Alert remains in effect for all residences of the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park, which includes Units #1 to #27 – 5 Highway 97A, until further notice.

An Evacuation Alert is a warning about the potential t...

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CSRD News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Evacuation ALERT: Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

a map of the Evacuation Alert area for the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

10:00 Hours

An Evacuation Alert has been issued by the District of Sicamous at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Operations Centre. The threat of a landslide near Wiseman Creek in the District of Sicamous is increasing and may pose a risk...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Official results confirm voters opposed to Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation

Subdivision in Blind Bay as seen from Shuswap Lake

As required by the Local Government Act, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s Chief Election Officer has released the Declaration of Official Results for the Incorporation Assent Voting in Sorrento and Blind Bay.

The results indicate that res...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

UPDATE: Horseshoe Bay fire no longer out of control

Firefighters at the scene of a wildfire in Horseshoe Bay

As of May 5, BC Wildfire has deemed the fire under control.  

Update May 3, 2022 - 14:00 Hours

There has been no substantial growth of the Horseshoe Bay fire boundaries, which remain at 18.5 hectares.

BC Wildfire is no longer classifying th...

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CSRD News
Posted on: April 30, 2022

Majority of voters oppose Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation

Blind Bay aerial view

Eligible voters within the boundary of the proposed Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Area had the opportunity to vote by mail, advance voting or general voting on the question:

"Are you in favor of the incorporation of the municipality of the District...

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CSRD News
Posted on: April 29, 2022

CSRD Fire Departments on scene of fire near St. Ives

People watch a wildfire which ignited above Horseshoe Bay near St. Ives.

Update: 09:00 Hours

A wildfire near St. Ives continues to burn this morning, but grew very little in size overnight. 

A BC Wildfire crew was on scene through the night and saw little to no growth on the east and west sides of the fire, wit...

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CSRD News
Posted on: April 28, 2022

Board pledges funds towards indoor aquatic centre in Golden

Golden On Deck logo

Fundraising for the proposed new Indoor Aquatics Centre in Golden will be getting a boost of nearly a half-million dollars, providing the area’s voters approve of the project.

At the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Board Meeting on April 21, 2022...

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CSRD News
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Annual Report reflects on achievements

the cover page of the Annual Report 2021 with a family on a bridge looking at salmon

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to make its mark on the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) in 2021, but the past year was also affected by the intense summer wildfire season in the Shuswap. 

These are two of the topics covered in the CSRD’s...

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CSRD News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Federal, Provincial Grants support new park, trail

A 3D rendering of children playing on an accessible play structure

A partnership of Federal, Provincial and Local Governments will support the development of a new community park and a universal trail system in Electoral Area C.

The announcement of grant funding came Monday, April 11, with the Columbia Shuswap Regional Di...

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CSRD News
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Falkland Named Fire Department of the Year

Members of the Falkland Fire Dept of the Year 2022 with trophy

When the White Rock Lake Wildfire threatened their community last summer, the members of the Falkland Fire Department were a driving force in helping to patrol and protect their community.Their actions not only ensured the safety of the community during t...

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CSRD News
Posted on: April 20, 2022

What’s the wildfire forecast for this summer?

The White Rock Lake Fire burning behind a home near Falkland.

The question in the headline is one we always hear this time of year.

What the wildfire forecast will be is a reasonable question to ask, but the reality is, no one knows. Bad wildfire seasons generally come in two-to-three-year cycles, so given last year&...

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CSRD News
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Reports review housing needs in Electoral Areas B, D & F

A paper house with a green background

A growing and aging population and a shortage of affordable rental and home ownership options are issues that a recent series of Housing Needs Assessments have identified as affecting the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s (CSRD) Electoral Are...

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CSRD News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

CSRD provides another round of community COVID-19 Relief Grants

A graphic featuring rocks with one painted heart.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is once again offering registered non-profit organizations, located in the Electoral Areas of the CSRD, the opportunity to obtain some financial assistance in coping with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 p...

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CSRD News
Posted on: April 12, 2022

Meeting to discuss Wiseman Creek Early Warning System

Burned trees above Wiseman Creek

A community meeting has been planned for Thursday, March 31 to keep residents informed of the soon-to-be-implemented Early Warning System to reduce the risk to residents from post-wildfire landslides in the Wiseman Creek area. 

The meeting will be...

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CSRD News
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Mosquito Control suspended in Scotch Creek

A mosquito biting skin

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will not be conducting mosquito control in the Scotch Creek area for the 2022 season. 

The newly elected Chief and Council of the Little Shuswap Lake Band (LSLB) recently decided to withdraw the mosqui...

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CSRD News
Posted on: March 15, 2022

New bylaw helps make subdivision process easier

Subdivision in Blind Bay as seen from Shuswap Lake

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s (CSRD) new Subdivision Servicing Bylaw came into effect March 1, 2022, following the adoption of the bylaw by the Board of Directors. 

Subdivision Servicing Bylaw No. 680 will provide greater clarity and in...

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CSRD News
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Geohazard Mapping Available to the Public

Mapping work on a steep creek in the CSRD was conducted by BGC Engineering Inc.

Monday, February 7, 2022

Members of the public can now use the Columbia Shuswap Regional District's online mapping portal to examine updated geohazard risk mapping in watersheds throughout the region.

It can be found on the CSRD Maps webpage under ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: February 2, 2022

New Collection Site for Recycling Lights Opens in Salmon Arm

Light Bulbs

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Product Care Recycling has partnered with Bill's Bottle Depot to provide a permanent collection site for Salmon Arm and area residents to recycle their used lights and lighting fixtures, effective February 1, 2022.

Bill&...

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CSRD News
Posted on: January 25, 2022

#YourCSRD - Highlights from the January 2022 Regular Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Get a quick look at what took place at the January 20, 2022 CSRD Board of Directors meeting.

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CSRD News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Your Property Assessment vs. Your Property Taxes

This is a frequent question to the CSRD when people receive their property assessments in the mail. Here's the answer!

It is a common misconception that a significant change in your assessed value will result in proportionately the same change in your prop...

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CSRD News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Study Meetings Moved Online

Friday, January 14, 2022

Due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the area, all Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation meetings scheduled for January have been changed to online attendance only.

In making the decision to cancel the in-person components o...

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CSRD News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Update: Repairs completed to Sorrento Water System

Friday, January 14, 2022Update: 3:05 pm, Friday, January 14

Water service has been restored to the affected area of the Sorrento Water System.

Water users are reminded that they may notice discoloration from sediment in the water system. Discolored water co...

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CSRD News
Posted on: January 13, 2022

CSRD Not Responsible for Road Maintenance

Winter Driving

Thursday, January 13, 2022

With winter storms or weather changes, often concerns with winter driving conditions start to crop up and the CSRD office begins to receive calls asking for service. This is a reminder to citizens that the CSRD does not have juri...

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CSRD News
Posted on: January 10, 2022

New Procedure for ALR Exclusion Applications

Monday, January 10, 2022

A change in Provincial policy means private landowners looking to have property excluded from the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) will now have to make their application through their local government.

This means the Columbia Shuswa...

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CSRD News
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Gift a Metre of Rail Trail

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

If you are looking for a last-minute gift, make it a December to remember with the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail.

Put a few metres of rail trail right in someone's stocking this season. Every donation to the rail trail allows ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: December 21, 2021

Scotch Creek Water System Gets Boost from Federal, Provincial Funds

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Today, Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities and Josie Osborne, British Columbia's Minister of Municipal Affairs, announced more than $19.2 million in joint funding for fo...

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CSRD News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Tappen Man Dies in Residential Fire, Five Others Escape

Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services Patch

Friday, December 17, 2021

A house fire that took place Thursday, December 16, 2021 in the 1100 Block of Tappen-Notch Hill Road claimed the life of one man.

Crews from the Tappen-Sunnybrae Fire Department were called to the blaze at approximately 6:45 am and...

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CSRD News
Posted on: December 17, 2021

#YourCSRD - Highlights from the December 2021 Regular Board Meeting

Friday, December 17, 2021

Get a quick look at what took place at the December 9, 2021 CSRD Board of Directors meeting.

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CSRD News
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Support Saturday's Holiday Train at Home

Thursday, December 16, 2021

One of the things that links residents of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) together is the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway, which runs through the region from Field to the North Shuswap.

In December, there's usually a ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Preparations Underway for Outdoor Ice Rinks

Ice Skates on Ice

Monday, December 13, 2021

Work is underway to get the CSRD's four outdoor skating rinks ready for outdoor recreation this season.

Outdoor rinks are constructed for public skating at:

  • Parson Community Park at 3612 Highway 95, Parson
  • Farrell's...
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CSRD News
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Power Restored to Golden, Electoral Area A

Friday, December 10, 2021Update: 9:30 pm

BC Hydro has provided an update that crews have been able to make repairs at the Golden Substation and they will begin restoring power to customers in Golden starting right away and expect to have all customers rest...

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CSRD News
Posted on: December 9, 2021

Upgrades Continue at Golden Landfill, More Projects Planned for 2022

Golden Landfill Rock Work

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Work to improve the Golden Landfill continues to move ahead following the Ministry of Environment's approval of the updated Operational Certificate for the site earlier this year.

The Ministry's approval now requ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Rail Trail Partners Undeterred by Misinformation Campaign

Rail Trail in the Fall

Friday, December 3, 2021

The Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail partners remain united in their vision for a recreational trail that will be a world-class attraction, serving more than 136,000 residents and potentially attracting millions of visitors.

The th...

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CSRD News
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Fire Protection Not Disrupted by Vaccination Policy

Friday, December 3, 2021

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is maintaining its usual high standard of fire protection services throughout the region following the implementation of a COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Policy that includes all elected...

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CSRD News
Posted on: December 1, 2021

Maintenance Work Underway on Seymour Arm Main Forest Service Road

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Update - 1300 Hours

Maintenance work is taking place today, Wednesday, December 1, on the Seymour Arm Main Forest Service Road between 8 KM and 12 KM. Please avoid driving in the area until further notice. If travel is necessary,...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 29, 2021

Boil Water Notice Lifted for Sorrento Water System

Monday, November 29, 2021Update:

The Boil Water Notice issued for the Sorrento Water System has been rescinded effective today, Monday, November 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Water samples from the system confirm bacteria levels are within acceptable levels and water...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 26, 2021

Lights Collection Event in Salmon Arm Yields Record Volumes

Lightbulbs

Friday, November 26, 2021

The following is a news release issued by Product Care regarding the recent lights recycling event and an additional collection event to be held December 11:

Salmon Arm residents demonstrated their commitment to recycling by bringi...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 26, 2021

First Nations Supports Offered to Evacuees

Edna and Laureen Felix Have Set up an Outdoor Space Where They Can Conduct Traditional First Nations

Friday, November 26, 2021

Evacuees from Merritt have another resource to lean on to help them deal with the emotional stress of the flooding situation.

Many evacuees are First Nations members who may be looking for familiar supports rooted in their culture....

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 25, 2021

Aquatics Centre Referendum Added to General Election Ballot

Line of Feet Kicking in Pool

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Citizens in Electoral Area A and the Town of Golden will have the opportunity to vote in a referendum regarding the development of the proposed indoor aquatics centre in conjunction with the next Local Government General Electio...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 25, 2021

#YourCSRD - Highlights from the November 2021 Regular Board Meeting

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Get a quick look at what took place at the November 18, 2021 CSRD Board of Directors meeting.

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Director Kevin Flynn remains Board Chair

Kevin Flynn

Friday, November 19, 2021

Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Director and City of Salmon Arm Councillor Kevin Flynn will mark a third year as Chair of the Board following a vote at the November 18 Regular Board Meeting.

Flynn is a long-serving member...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Board Endorses Proof of Vaccination Policy

CSRD Administrative Offices Building Exterior

Friday, November 19, 2021

The Board of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) voted unanimously to implement a mandatory vaccination policy for the organization at the Thursday, November 18 Board Meeting.

The new policy applies to all elected officia...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Surveys Seek Input on Park Plans in Falkland, Scotch Creek

Aerial View of Farkland and Mountains

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is launching two surveys looking for input on the parks planning and development for Rose Clifford Community Park in Scotch Creek and the undeveloped community park at Lynes Road in ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Shuswap Emergency Program Offers Help in the Wake of BC Flooding

Sign Outside of the Shuwap Emergency Program Reception

Thursday, November 18, 2021The Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) continues to support efforts to cope with the aftermath of the storm and associated flooding affecting many areas of the Province − most notably by assisting evacuees from Merritt.

Lo...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Update: Emergency Reception Centre Opened for Merritt Evacuees

Tuesday, November 16, 202111:35 am

Emergency Support Services volunteers in Salmon Arm were busy helping evacuees from Merritt until midnight last night.

The Emergency Reception Centre is open at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort, located at 251 Harbourfront...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Power Outage Impacts Parts of Electoral Area A

Be Storm Ready

Monday, November 15, 2021

An extreme weather event has hit much of the Province of British Columbia.

The Golden and Area Emergency Management program is aware that residents of specific areas of the CSRD's Electoral Area A have been without power f...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Storm Update: Residents Encouraged to Be Cautious

Monday, November 15, 2021Update 1:30 pm: The Trans-Canada Highway has opened between Sicamous and Revelstoke. It remains closed near Golden.

Drive BC is reporting traffic on Highway 97A in both directions near Sicamous is being affected by flooding between...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort's Upgraded Recycling Depot Opens

Kicking Horse Recycling Depot Bins

Friday, November 12, 2021

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is pleased to announce a partnership with RecycleBC to revamp the existing recycling depot at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Electoral Area A (Rural Golden).

The drop-off location...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Development Services Department - Digital Application and Software Review

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to provide a review of the Development Services Department's current digital technology and procedures and to provide a recommendation...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 9, 2021

New Team Leader Joins Shuswap Tourism

Morgen Matheson

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) and Shuswap Tourism are pleased to welcome Morgen Matheson to the role of Team Leader, Tourism and Film beginning in December.

Matheson is currently the Marketing Coordinator for the Sa...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 3, 2021

Fishing Dock Added to Joyce Lake Recreation Site

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

A new fishing dock has been installed at the Joyce Lake Recreation Site thanks to a partnership with the CSRD, the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) and Recreation Sites and Trails BC (RSTBC).

FFSBC provided funding for ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Fundraising Strategy in the Works for Proposed Aquatic Centre

Aquatic Centre Design Drawing

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Plans for the proposed indoor aquatic centre in Golden continue to move towards a referendum.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Board has approved the hiring of a consultant to deliver a fundraising strategy and campaig...

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CSRD News
Posted on: October 28, 2021

#YourCSRD - Highlights from the October 2021 Regular Board Meeting

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Get a quick look at what took place at the October 21, 2021 CSRD Board of Directors meeting.

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CSRD News
Posted on: October 26, 2021

Board Advances Proposal for North Shuswap Health Centre Funding

North Shuswap Health Centre

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Board voted to take the first step to support the North Shuswap Health Centre's request for a financial contribution from Electoral Area F taxpayers.

The centre is looking for ...

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CSRD News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Survey Seeks Input on Changes to Subdivision Servicing Bylaw

Sorrento Subdivision on Lake

Monday, October 25, 2021

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is currently reviewing and updating its Subdivision Servicing Bylaw and is looking for input on the proposed changes from professionals working in the subdivision industry and intereste...

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CSRD News
Posted on: October 25, 2021

Board Initiates Process for Mandatory Vaccine Policy

CSRD Building Exterior and Sign

Monday, October 25, 2021

To support and enhance BC's pandemic response, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) will be developing a policy to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all its employees and elected officials.

The Board has directed s...

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CSRD News
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Product Care Working to Restore Light Bulb Recycling in Salmon Arm

Light Bulb Recycling Change 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021Update:

Product Care is actively seeking to restore recycling services for lights in Salmon Arm as soon as possible.

Under the BC Ministry of Environment's Recycling Regulation, Product Care is the non-profit organization re...

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CSRD News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Donation of $100,000 Supports Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

Group Holding Rail Trail Fundraising Cheque

Thursday, October 14, 2021

With a passion for healthy living, Askew's Foods is supporting the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail with a $100,000 donation.

The Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail is pleased to announce the $100,000 contribution, was ma...

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CSRD News
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Flood Hazard Mapping Study Underway in the Shuswap

Fieldworker Using Survey Tools to Assess Creek

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

A flood-hazard mapping study, which includes four watercourses in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District ­- Hummingbird Creek, Sicamous Creek, Eagle River and the Salmon River - will be continuing this week and into Novemb...

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CSRD News
Posted on: October 5, 2021

Septic Waste Collection Resumes at Revelstoke Landfill

Revelstoke Landfill

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Effective immediately, the disposal of septic waste has resumed at the Revelstoke Landfill, following approval from the Ministry of Environment.

There had been a temporary moratorium on the disposal while the Revelstoke Landfill&...

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CSRD News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

FireSmart Fieldwork Set for Electoral Area A

Man in Nature Area

Friday, October 1, 2021

As part of the CSRD's FireSmart program, consultants will be in Electoral Area A (Rural Golden) from Tuesday, October 5 to Thursday, October 7 between 8 am and 6 pm conducting wildfire threat assessments on Crown land.

Two w...

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CSRD News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Additional Upgrade Enhances Sorrento-Blind Bay Community Park

Sorrento Blind Bay Community Park Paving

Friday, October 1, 2021

Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Directors were happy to support a bargain price for an upgrade at the Sorrento Blind Bay Community Park.

The Board recently supported resurfacing of a sport court at the park, which was tende...

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CSRD News