Columbia Shuswap Regional District

The ‘Alertable’ app transmites emergency notifications affecting a specified area. (File photo)

CSRD launches new emergency alert system

It is important residents have access to trusted, timely and accurate information, says CSRD

 

Elevated E.Coli levels found in waters off Sandy Beach in Blind Bay have prompted a swimming advisory, with the CSRD and Interior Health currently recommending people do not swim at that location. (CSRD image)

E.Coli levels prompt swim advisory at South Shuswap beach

Interior Health, CSRD recommends against swimming at Sandy Beach in Blind Bay

 

At its July 15 meeting, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board will consider a resolution to UBCM to seek the province’s support to allow unincorporated areas to add outstanding fines to property tax files. (File photo)

North Shuswap director raises concerns around ‘flagrant’ disregard of bylaws, fines

Issues around unpaid bylaw fines in CSRD prompts look at property taxes

 

On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)
On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)

Silver Creek firefighters quick to contain fire in Spa Hills

Firefighters arrived on scene to find slash pile had rekindled

On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)
On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board voted to replace the ice chilling system at the Sicamous arena after trace amounts of ammonia were detected in the brine during spring maintenance. (File Photo)

Small ammonia leak in Sicamous arena ice chiller prompts emergency purchase, replacement

At no time was there a health risk to workers or public says Columbia Shuswap Regional District

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board voted to replace the ice chilling system at the Sicamous arena after trace amounts of ammonia were detected in the brine during spring maintenance. (File Photo)
Yellow outlines show previously proposed cut blocks above seasonal homes in the Bastion Bay area. Residents are concerned the removal of trees could lead to slope stability or debris flow issues in the steep creek above them. (Submitted)

Province denies request for moratorium on logging above Shuswap homes

Ministry says further work being done to assure risk of landslides is low

Yellow outlines show previously proposed cut blocks above seasonal homes in the Bastion Bay area. Residents are concerned the removal of trees could lead to slope stability or debris flow issues in the steep creek above them. (Submitted)
A recently released survey invites Shuswap residents to comment on road maintenance within Electoral Area C. (File photo)

Public invited to comment on road maintenance in the South Shuswap

Survey responses so far indicate general dissatisfaction with road quality

A recently released survey invites Shuswap residents to comment on road maintenance within Electoral Area C. (File photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District advises residents to check on regulations before installing or changing docks, buoys or swimming platforms. (CSRD image)

Stop before you install that dock, buoy or swim platform in a Shuswap lake

Columbia Shuswap Regional District advises residents to check first as regulations may apply

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District advises residents to check on regulations before installing or changing docks, buoys or swimming platforms. (CSRD image)
The CSRD has expressed concerns to the B.C. government regarding gaps in the provision of road rescue services in rural areas in the region and throughout the province. (File photo)

Road rescue service concerns raised by Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Study suggests volunteer rescue societies struggling with financial constraints, recruitment

The CSRD has expressed concerns to the B.C. government regarding gaps in the provision of road rescue services in rural areas in the region and throughout the province. (File photo)
Ron Essex receives the Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Award for lifetime achievement from Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo on Friday, March 17, 2017. (File photo)

Shuswap man remembered for his tireless volunteerism

Shuswap Emergency Program, CSRD honours memory of Ron Essex

Ron Essex receives the Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Award for lifetime achievement from Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo on Friday, March 17, 2017. (File photo)
Staff at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have noted a spike development this year. (File photo)

Development on an upswing within Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Regional district development services experiencing increased activity

Staff at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have noted a spike development this year. (File photo)
Darren Landy stands next to his six-by-10-foot trailer that he uses to haul yard waste to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District landfill in Salmon Arm. Because the trailer is tandem axle, he is charged for disposal. There is no fee for yard waste dropped off by car or single-axle trailers. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Resident caught in tandem-axle dilemma at Salmon Arm landfill

Darren Landy argues larger single-axle trailers loaded with yard waste are being dumped for free

Darren Landy stands next to his six-by-10-foot trailer that he uses to haul yard waste to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District landfill in Salmon Arm. Because the trailer is tandem axle, he is charged for disposal. There is no fee for yard waste dropped off by car or single-axle trailers. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Black Point and Turtle Bay on Mara Lake. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Rural Sicamous, Swansea Point, Malakwa residents to have say on official community plan

CSRD planning for two months of public engagement on OCP and zoning bylaws

Black Point and Turtle Bay on Mara Lake. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Scotch Creek residents on the Saratoga water system will be without water for most of April 14 as the Columbia Shuswap Regional works on water system upgrades. (File photo)

Water system shutdown planned for Scotch Creek

Residents on Saratoga system encouraged to store water in case shutdown is longer than expected

  • Apr 12, 2021
Scotch Creek residents on the Saratoga water system will be without water for most of April 14 as the Columbia Shuswap Regional works on water system upgrades. (File photo)
Karen Holmes sit at a bench recently placed by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District in St. Ives Community Park in honour of her son, Logan Pierce, who died in an accident in 2008. (Contributed)

Mother overwhelmed by kindness of Shuswap park memorial honouring her son

Columbia Shuswap Regional District placed bench in honour of Logan Pierce

Karen Holmes sit at a bench recently placed by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District in St. Ives Community Park in honour of her son, Logan Pierce, who died in an accident in 2008. (Contributed)
Karen Holmes sit at a bench recently placed by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District in St. Ives Community Park in honour of her son, Logan Pierce, who died in an accident in 2008. (Contributed)

Mother overwhelmed by kindness of Shuswap park memorial honouring her son

Columbia Shuswap Regional District placed bench in honour of Logan Pierce

Karen Holmes sit at a bench recently placed by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District in St. Ives Community Park in honour of her son, Logan Pierce, who died in an accident in 2008. (Contributed)
Columbia Shuswap Regional District is entering into long term agreements with three companies that provide mattress and car seat recycling. (File photo)

Regional district approves agreement to keep mattresses out of Shuswap landfills

Mattresses and children’s car seats from the area will be recycled in Lumby

Columbia Shuswap Regional District is entering into long term agreements with three companies that provide mattress and car seat recycling. (File photo)
The White Lake Fire Department was named the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s Fire Department of the Year. (Contributed)

White Lake firefighters earn Fire Department of the Year honours

CSRD board acknowledges fire department at March 18 meeting

  • Mar 19, 2021
The White Lake Fire Department was named the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s Fire Department of the Year. (Contributed)
Columbia Shuswap Regional District staff are calling for kindness in response to increasing incidents of abuse received by employees. (File photo)
Columbia Shuswap Regional District staff are calling for kindness in response to increasing incidents of abuse received by employees. (File photo)
Columbia Shuswap Regional District staff are calling for kindness in response to increasing incidents of abuse received by employees. (File photo)
Columbia Shuswap Regional District staff are calling for kindness in response to increasing incidents of abuse received by employees. (File photo)