District of Sicamous

Emergency Economic Action Strategy

Shuswap Economic Development, Shuswap Tourism, Salmon Arm Economic Development Society, Community Futures Shuswap and the Tsuts'weye Women’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network have come together to develop a Phase I response to the economic impacts currently facing Shuswap businesses and organizations. The plan is designed to respond directly to the needs expressed by the local business community and stakeholder organizations.

UPDATE: Testing confirms algae growth not toxic

Update: Thursday, April 9, 7:45 PM

Laboratory tests on samples of algae taken from a bloom on Shuswap Lake show that the substance in the water is not toxic to people or pets. 

As a result, Interior Health has lifted the health warning put in place earlier in the day.

It was initially suspected that the bloom was Cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green algae)​ which can be poisonous if swallowed by people, pets or livestock.


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