Columbia Shuswap Regional District

A federal grant worth $12.5 million will help Splatsin develop almost all of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail. (Jacob Brett file photo)

Major federal funds for Splatsin to develop rail trail

First Nations band near Enderby receives more than $12 million to develop almost all of old rail corridor

 

A ruptured gas line at a construction site in Enderby Wednesday, July 27, has resulted in traffic being detoured off Highway 97A through the city as of 3 p.m. (Google maps)

Traffic through Enderby re-routed due to gas leak

Gas cap knocked off natural gas line on Mill Avenue near Highway 97A Wednesday, July 27

 

A water quality advisory for Enderby residents has been rescinded. (Stock photo)

Water taps run dry for some Falkland residents

Conservation urged after leak discovered

 

Historic levels

Shuswap Lake to peak in coming days

Shuswap Lake predicted to approach 2018 high-water levels

Historic levels
White Lake firefighters found two pieces of firefighting equipment had been stolen from sheds broken into at the White Lake fire hall on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (White Lake Fire Department photo)

‘A pretty low thing to do’: Equipment stolen from Shuswap fire hall

White Lake firefighters discover sheds broken into

White Lake firefighters found two pieces of firefighting equipment had been stolen from sheds broken into at the White Lake fire hall on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (White Lake Fire Department photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is making sand and bags available for filling. (CSRD file photo)

Snowmelt, rain prompts flood watch for several Shuswap rivers

Columbia Shuswap Regional District making sand and bags available

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is making sand and bags available for filling. (CSRD file photo)
An evacuation alert was issued for residents of the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park on Thursday morning, May 5, 2022. (CSRD map)
An evacuation alert was issued for residents of the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park on Thursday morning, May 5, 2022. (CSRD map)
BC Wildfire Service personnel continue to work on the Horseshoe Bay wildfire near Anglemont, which grew Sunday, May 1, from 15.7 to 18.5 hectares. (Allen Douglas/Twitter)

UPDATE: Crews get a hold on blaze burning for 5 days in North Shuswap

BC Wildfire Service plans to add personnel to firefighting effort

BC Wildfire Service personnel continue to work on the Horseshoe Bay wildfire near Anglemont, which grew Sunday, May 1, from 15.7 to 18.5 hectares. (Allen Douglas/Twitter)
North Shuswap firefighters respond to a blaze near St. Ives on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Sean Coubrough/Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

UPDATE: BC Wildfire Service updates size of North Shuswap wildfire to 15 hectares

Anglemont firefighters assisting BC Wildfire Service crew in attacking blaze

North Shuswap firefighters respond to a blaze near St. Ives on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Sean Coubrough/Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)
A photo of the dump, where Weissenborn says you can see the leachate in the rust coloured streak just to the right of the pole. Inset, an adult diaper and an example of the pervasive litter that Weissenborn sees on her property. (Claire Palmer photo, Andrew Weissenborn photo)

Resident, Wildsight take issue with Golden Landfill over environmental concerns

The Ministry of Environment will be doing another inspection this year

A photo of the dump, where Weissenborn says you can see the leachate in the rust coloured streak just to the right of the pole. Inset, an adult diaper and an example of the pervasive litter that Weissenborn sees on her property. (Claire Palmer photo, Andrew Weissenborn photo)
Statistics Canada released the general census information Feb. 9, with population increases for Salmon Arm and Sicamous ranging between seven and 10 per cent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Population of Salmon Arm jumps nearly 10 per cent since 2016 census

North Shuswap not the largest electoral area but tops local increases with 30.4 per cent jump

Statistics Canada released the general census information Feb. 9, with population increases for Salmon Arm and Sicamous ranging between seven and 10 per cent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Ranchero Deep Creek firefighters respond to a blaze involving two adjacent structures at a property off Deep Creek Road in February 2021. (File photo)

More than 30 firefighters leave Columbia Shuswap fire departments due to vaccine mandate

Regional district says all fire departments remain operationally ready to handle all calls

Ranchero Deep Creek firefighters respond to a blaze involving two adjacent structures at a property off Deep Creek Road in February 2021. (File photo)
A map created by D.S. Cunliffe Consulting Services which shows plans for the property at 4439 Trans-Canada Highway in Tappen. (CSRD image)

Construction of auto restoration building on well-known Shuswap property prompts ALC application

Columbia Shuswap Regional District supporting application

A map created by D.S. Cunliffe Consulting Services which shows plans for the property at 4439 Trans-Canada Highway in Tappen. (CSRD image)
Areas where high intensity burns occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)

Sicamous trailer park at increased risk of debris flow following summer’s wildfire

Columbia Shuswap Regional District looking at mitigation options

Areas where high intensity burns occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)
Lena Reynolds and Bonnie Stockbruegger enter the Columbia Shuswap Regional District building on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 to ask that the board reconsider its vaccine mandate’s inclusion of CSRD firehall. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Firefighter, parent, want reconsideration to vaccine mandate for Shuswap fire halls

Group gathers at regional district building Tuesday to submit request

Lena Reynolds and Bonnie Stockbruegger enter the Columbia Shuswap Regional District building on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 to ask that the board reconsider its vaccine mandate’s inclusion of CSRD firehall. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A firefighter sprays water on the flames of a derelict building which was lit ablaze as part of a training exercise involving the Malakwa, Sicamous and Swansea Point fire departments on March 26, 2017. (File photo)

Two Shuswap fire chiefs take unpaid leave of absence in response to CSRD vaccine mandate

Swansea Point, Silver Creek fire chiefs say losing members puts communities in danger

A firefighter sprays water on the flames of a derelict building which was lit ablaze as part of a training exercise involving the Malakwa, Sicamous and Swansea Point fire departments on March 26, 2017. (File photo)
Purchase of the Sicamous to Armstrong rail corridor by the Regional District of North Okanagan and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (excluding portions owned by the Splatsin), was completed in early 2018. (Contributed).

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail partners dismiss ‘smear tactics’ around project

Rail trail partners unwilling to give group ‘absolute permission to have a dock forever’

Purchase of the Sicamous to Armstrong rail corridor by the Regional District of North Okanagan and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (excluding portions owned by the Splatsin), was completed in early 2018. (Contributed).
Traditional healers Edna and Laureen Felix from Splatsin were invited by the Shuswap Emergency Program to the reception centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort to provide support and healing for evacuees. They will be there this weekend, Nov. 27 and 28. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Traditional healing available to evacuees in Salmon Arm this weekend

Splatsin mother, daughter to offer a safe space so people can talk or take part in a Healing Circle

Traditional healers Edna and Laureen Felix from Splatsin were invited by the Shuswap Emergency Program to the reception centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort to provide support and healing for evacuees. They will be there this weekend, Nov. 27 and 28. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Shuswap property owners through a group called the BC Dock Owners Coalition, have asked to meet with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to discuss concerns around the North Okanagan Shuswap Rail Trail and access to adjacent docks and buoys. (File Photo)

Property owners along Shuswap rail trail retain legal counsel in effort to preserve dock access

Columbia Shuswap Regional District administrator challenges group’s motives

Shuswap property owners through a group called the BC Dock Owners Coalition, have asked to meet with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to discuss concerns around the North Okanagan Shuswap Rail Trail and access to adjacent docks and buoys. (File Photo)
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

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