Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Firefighters from the Malakwa Fire Department and others from the Shuswap participate in a live-burn training exercise. (File Photo)

‘The reality is hotter fires’: Building construction part of training for Shuswap firefighters

‘It really is a dangerous environment now. Stuff can be replaced but firefighters cannot.’

 

Dean Trumbley is the new Falkland area director for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (Contributed)

From TV to politics, Falkland director takes action for community

Dean Trumbley trumped long-time politician Rene Talbot in October election

 

The outdoor ice rink in Celista in Jan. 2021. (File photo)

Not cold enough: Regional district to reopen its Shuswap ice rinks when weather allows

Sustained period of cold needed before rinks will be operational

 

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)

Man dies in Falkland crash

Single-vehicle rollover off Highway 97 Tuesday night

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)
This 3D rendering shows a portion of the Eagle Bay Community Park including a playground, sport court and picnic shelter, currently under construction. (CSRD image)

Unexpected findings increase cost of building South Shuswap park

Construction has resumed on Eagle Bay Community Park

  • Nov 4, 2022
This 3D rendering shows a portion of the Eagle Bay Community Park including a playground, sport court and picnic shelter, currently under construction. (CSRD image)
Columbia Shuswap Regional District building. (File photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District expedites permit applications for minor development variances

Minor variances will no longer require approval of board of directors

Columbia Shuswap Regional District building. (File photo)
Longtime Columbia Shuswap Regional District director Rhona Martin received the majority of votes cast at the Malakwa Community Learning Centre on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. (File photo)

Official vote tally confirms win for Martin in Rural Sicamous-Malakwa

Voter turnout less than 10 per cent in CSRD, 30 per cent in Salmon Arm

Longtime Columbia Shuswap Regional District director Rhona Martin received the majority of votes cast at the Malakwa Community Learning Centre on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. (File photo)
Debbie Harrison and councillor-elect Sylvia Lindgren look on as Alan Harrison delivers his victory speech to a crowd of supporters gathered at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre after preliminary election results on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 showed he will once again serve as the City of Salmon Arm’s mayor. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Update: Alan Harrison wins Salmon Arm’s top spot by landslide, Sicamous incumbent ousted

Five Salmon Arm councillors re-elected, tight race in regional district’s Electoral Area E.

Debbie Harrison and councillor-elect Sylvia Lindgren look on as Alan Harrison delivers his victory speech to a crowd of supporters gathered at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre after preliminary election results on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 showed he will once again serve as the City of Salmon Arm’s mayor. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Horsey Ladies will be back raising funds for Okanagan charities with an in-person event in 2022. The date is Nov. 18 at the Spallumcheen Golf Course north of Vernon. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Sold-out fundraiser seeks North Okanagan beneficiary

Annual event closed up by COVID returns with in-person gathering, looking for a cause to support

  • Oct 11, 2022
The Horsey Ladies will be back raising funds for Okanagan charities with an in-person event in 2022. The date is Nov. 18 at the Spallumcheen Golf Course north of Vernon. (Contributed)
These are some of the buoys seized in 2022 from Shuswap Lake by Transport Canada due to non-compliance with regulations. (Photo courtesy Transport Canada)

Owners remove, fix buoys in Shuswap Lake to avoid Transport Canada removal

Regional district pleased 80 per cent of buoys not in compliance either gone or fixed

These are some of the buoys seized in 2022 from Shuswap Lake by Transport Canada due to non-compliance with regulations. (Photo courtesy Transport Canada)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board adopted a service area establishment bylaw that will have residents of Electoral Area F support operation of the North Shuswap Health Centre via taxation. (File photo)

CSRD adopts bylaw to fund operation of North Shuswap Health Centre via taxation

Resident questions validity of petitions, raises concern around doctor’s departure

  • Sep 29, 2022
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board adopted a service area establishment bylaw that will have residents of Electoral Area F support operation of the North Shuswap Health Centre via taxation. (File photo)
In March 2022, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District posted a stop work order and a do not occupy notice on two 10,000 square-foot buildings located on a 40-acre property in the North Shuswap. The buildings were under construction to house cannabis production facilities. (CSRD image)

Stop work order, do not occupy notice posted on proposed Shuswap cannabis facility

CSRD to issue notice of building regulation contravention on Garland Road property

In March 2022, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District posted a stop work order and a do not occupy notice on two 10,000 square-foot buildings located on a 40-acre property in the North Shuswap. The buildings were under construction to house cannabis production facilities. (CSRD image)
Candidates running for a seat on the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board include (top left to right) Marty Gibbons and Nicholas Najda in Electoral Area C, Rene Talbot and Dean Trumbley in Electoral Area D, (middle) Leslie Johnson, Dan Letendre, Rhona Martin and Natalie Sorkilmo in Electoral Area E, and Eugene Eklund and Jay Simpson in Electoral Area F.

Election 2022: Columbia Shuswap Regional District candidates introduce themselves

Four candidates running in race to represent Electoral Area E (Rural Sicamous-Malakwa)

  • Sep 26, 2022
Candidates running for a seat on the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board include (top left to right) Marty Gibbons and Nicholas Najda in Electoral Area C, Rene Talbot and Dean Trumbley in Electoral Area D, (middle) Leslie Johnson, Dan Letendre, Rhona Martin and Natalie Sorkilmo in Electoral Area E, and Eugene Eklund and Jay Simpson in Electoral Area F.
John MacLean (CSRD)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District welcomes new administrator

John MacLean to begin work with local regional district in November

John MacLean (CSRD)
A new wildfire ignited Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Shuswap at Mara Creek east of Mara Lake between Enderby and Sicamous As of Sunday, Sept. 11, B.C. Wildfire Service classifies the fire as .01 hectares in size and being held. (BCWS Wildfire Dashboard)

New Shuswap wildfire being held

Blaze off Highway 97a between Enderby and Sicamous at Mara Creek listed as 0.01 hectares in size

A new wildfire ignited Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Shuswap at Mara Creek east of Mara Lake between Enderby and Sicamous As of Sunday, Sept. 11, B.C. Wildfire Service classifies the fire as .01 hectares in size and being held. (BCWS Wildfire Dashboard)
Public assent was given via an alternative approval process for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to establish the North Shuswap Health Centre Financial Contribution Service Area, which will fund the health centre through taxation. (File photo)

North Shuswap residents support tax increase for health centre

Official results to be presented at Sept. 22 CSRD board meeting

Public assent was given via an alternative approval process for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to establish the North Shuswap Health Centre Financial Contribution Service Area, which will fund the health centre through taxation. (File photo)
The planned Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail (purple line) runs along the west side of Mara Lake. (CSRD image)

Regional district defers rezoning for private dock along planned Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

Applicant seeks to have existing dock made a permitted use

  • Sep 5, 2022
The planned Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail (purple line) runs along the west side of Mara Lake. (CSRD image)
The service agreements, which see the District of Sicamous provide fire service and mosquito control to certain areas of the CSRD, are renewed every five years. (File photo)

Sicamous to revisit fire suppression, mosquito control agreements

Mayor and council have questions about service agreements with regional district

The service agreements, which see the District of Sicamous provide fire service and mosquito control to certain areas of the CSRD, are renewed every five years. (File photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is proceeding with a train whistle cessation bylaw for the Taft Road rail crossing by Crazy Creek Resort. (Google image)

CSRD on track to stop sounding of train whistles by Shuswap resort

CP completed rail crossing safety upgrades required for whistle cessation

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is proceeding with a train whistle cessation bylaw for the Taft Road rail crossing by Crazy Creek Resort. (Google image)
An evacuation alert issued for properties in proximity to the Mount Grice-Hutchinson wildfire was rescinded on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022. (CSRD image)

Evacuation alert lifted for boat-in properties on Shuswap Lake

One cabin destroyed by wildfire burning south of Seymour Arm

An evacuation alert issued for properties in proximity to the Mount Grice-Hutchinson wildfire was rescinded on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022. (CSRD image)