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Jul 15, 2022

Algal Bloom Cautionary Advisory lifted for Sunnybrae

Update:

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 negative for microcystin (i.e., microcystin NOT present), the toxin that can be associated with cyanobacteria blooms (also...

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Jul 15, 2022

Sandy Beach, Scotch Creek Wharf Road Park open

As high water conditions have dropped, both Sandy Beach and Scotch Creek Wharf Road Community Park are now open for use. 

Both facilities were closed to public use on June 21, 2022 as a result of flooding.

We thank the public for their patience during the temporary closure. 

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Jul 14, 2022

CSRD, Little Shuswap Lake Band discuss mosquito control options

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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Jul 13, 2022

Shuswap Lake has peaked, water levels now in decline

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...

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Jul 13, 2022

Notice of Permit: Temporary Use Permit Renewal No. 830-05

What is Temporary Use Permit No. 830-05 (TUP830-05 Renewal)? 
The applicant is the Road/Highways Maintenance contractor for the Provincial Government's Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (MoT). The applicant is applying for a Temporary Use Permit to use the property at 3797 Kenwood Gate for a Road/Highways Maintenance yard. The property is shown outlined in bold...

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Jul 12, 2022

Shuswap Lake Level Update 2022

Update: As the levels of Shuswap Lake are now considered to have peaked and are in decline, the lake levels webpage will not longer be updated.


A Flood Watch remains in place for the Shuswap at this time. The Shuswap Emergency Program's Emergency Operations Centre remains activated to monitor the situation and react as needed.

As part of this, we will be...

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Jul 6, 2022

Evacuation Alert Rescinded: Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

The Evacuation Alert issued July 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 is hereby rescinded effective Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 10:00 Hours.

All properties in the Evacuation Alert area are now...

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Jul 3, 2022

Evacuation Alert: Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

15:00 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 due to predicted thunderstorms in the area. Due to the potential danger to life, health or property, an Evacuation Alert is in...

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Jun 30, 2022

Sorrento-Blind Bay Spray Park open for the long weekend

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 your understanding while repairs were made. 

 

Original Post: June 28, 2022

The Spray...

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Jun 30, 2022

High-water risks persist around Shuswap Lake

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...

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