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Jun 21, 2022

High water causes temporary park closures

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...

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Jun 21, 2022

Aquatic Centre referendum plans move forward

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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Jun 20, 2022

Predicted rainfall increases flood risk

The BC River Forecast Centre is maintaining its Flood Watch for the Shuswap region as the potential for severe flooding continues to climb.

A long-lasting rainfall in the Shuswap and the area of the South Thompson headwaters is predicted to begin...

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Jun 17, 2022

Flood watch - June 17

As lake and rivers levels continue a steady climb upward, the Shuswap Emergency Program is reminding people to monitor the situation and to be safe around the water.

The posted graph...

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Jun 17, 2022

Unsettled weather increases flood potential in the Shuswap

The potential for significant rainfall in the Shuswap over the next week is causing continued concern for flooding in the region.

The unstable weather patterns are making it more difficult for forecasters to predict when peak...

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Jun 16, 2022

Transport Canada to tag non-compliant buoys

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...

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Jun 14, 2022

Flooding risk rising in the Shuswap, prepare now

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 River, Eagle River, Adams River, Shuswap River and surrounding tributaries. The level of the Salmon River in the Salmon Valley area...

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Jun 13, 2022

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

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 Electoral Area A...

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Jun 13, 2022

Evacuation Alert: 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 rainfall. Due to the potential danger to life, health or property, an Evacuation Alert is in effect for the following areas:...

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Jun 10, 2022

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

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...

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