The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board of directors approved a five-year agreement for provision of services to the Little Shuswap Indian Band at the May 21 board meeting. Services will include recycling and refuse disposal, milfoil and weed control, emergency preparedness, economic development, tourism, film commission, 911 emergency dispatch and the North Okanagan Columbia Shuswap Regional Hospital District on both taxable and non-taxable lands.
Salmon Arm Mayor Nancy Cooper stressed the importance of being good neighbours to area bands and said the city will join in celebrating National Aboriginal Day Sunday, June 21 at Marine Peace Park. The event opens with a welcome address by elders at 10 a.m. Guest speakers, Secwepemc flag raising and canoe launches follow. Vendors and crafts will be on site. To register for a cultural interpretive paddle with a local knowledge keeper, email firstname.lastname@example.org.