Columbia Shuswap Regional District

In January 2022, Paul White was hoping to refloat the Mandalay B, which took on water that winter and sank. (Melissa Bloxham/epicnorthshuwap photo)

VIDEO: Historic boat the Mandalay B raised once more from Shuswap Lake, facing disposal

Century old vessel first sank in January 2022, recently removed through collaborative effort

 

As of May 29, 2023, Shuswap Lake is levelling off, the high streamflow advisory for the Shuswap is discontinued and no precipitation is expected in the coming week, although some snowpack is left at the eastern end of the watershed. (City of Salmon Arm graph)

Factors combine to all but eliminate risk of rivers or lakes flooding in Shuswap

Some rivers continue to run high so extreme caution advised if in their vicinity

 

While Shuswap Lake continues to rise, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said Friday, May 26, that it isn’t anticipating any threat to structures around the lake due to widespread flooding. (City of Salmon Arm graphic )

Shuswap Lake expected to peak next week, widespread flooding not anticipated

‘This month is trending to be the warmest and driest May on record’

While Shuswap Lake continues to rise, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said Friday, May 26, that it isn’t anticipating any threat to structures around the lake due to widespread flooding. (City of Salmon Arm graphic )
The May 18 Columbia Shuswap Regional District board meeting was held at the Falkland Community Hall which Electoral Area D director Dean Trumbley said does not have air conditioning. (Thunder Boyz Productions photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District not cool with taking lead on cooling centres

Regional district argues health issue should be led by Interior Health

The May 18 Columbia Shuswap Regional District board meeting was held at the Falkland Community Hall which Electoral Area D director Dean Trumbley said does not have air conditioning. (Thunder Boyz Productions photo)
Canada Post is pursuing a postal code change project that will affect more than 1,000 addresses in the Blind Bay to Tappen delivery boundary. (File photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

Postal code changes being considered for more than 1,000 Shuswap residences

Canada Post project would impact addresses in Sorrento, Blind Bay and Tappen

Canada Post is pursuing a postal code change project that will affect more than 1,000 addresses in the Blind Bay to Tappen delivery boundary. (File photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board approved using $86,394 from the Community Works Fund to support upgrades at the Salmon Valley Senior Citizens Hall. (Maria Otting/Facebook photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap community groups to receive gas tax funding for needed upgrades

Silver Creek and Salmon Valley community halls, Falkland Curling Club among recipients

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board approved using $86,394 from the Community Works Fund to support upgrades at the Salmon Valley Senior Citizens Hall. (Maria Otting/Facebook photo)
The 103rd Falkland Stampede rodeo goes Saturday to Monday at the Stampede Grounds on Highway 97. Rodeos are at 1 p.m. Saturday and Monday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, which follows the always popular Stampede Parade at 12:30 p.m. (Highway 97 closes at 12:15 p.m. for the parade). (Morning Star - file photo)

Fan favourite Falkland Stampede ready to rodeo

Annual May long weekend Canadian Pro Rodeo event runs Saturday to Monday at Stampede Grounds

The 103rd Falkland Stampede rodeo goes Saturday to Monday at the Stampede Grounds on Highway 97. Rodeos are at 1 p.m. Saturday and Monday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, which follows the always popular Stampede Parade at 12:30 p.m. (Highway 97 closes at 12:15 p.m. for the parade). (Morning Star - file photo)
Ranchero-Deep Creek Fire Department and the BC Wildfire Service firefighters took quick action to subdue the Violet Creek fire north of Grindrod near the Larch Hills Forest Service Road on Aug. 9, 2021. (CSRD Fire Services)

Hot weather sparks wildfire concerns in Columbia-Shuswap

Columbia Shuswap Regional District prepares for wildfire season early

Ranchero-Deep Creek Fire Department and the BC Wildfire Service firefighters took quick action to subdue the Violet Creek fire north of Grindrod near the Larch Hills Forest Service Road on Aug. 9, 2021. (CSRD Fire Services)
Water from the Salmon River moves from a flooded adjacent field and onto the frontage road east of the old Salmon River Bridge in Salmon Arm on Monday, May 8, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Hot weather to bring further snow melt, increased wildfire risk in Columbia Shuswap

Salmon Arm expected to reach temperature high of 32 C next weekend

Water from the Salmon River moves from a flooded adjacent field and onto the frontage road east of the old Salmon River Bridge in Salmon Arm on Monday, May 8, 2023. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Fradkll Hall, accompanied by his dog Katie, sits with Donna Kohut and Fred Groensek on hay bales to watch a hot air balloon during the DeMille’s Farm Market Air Balloon Festival on Sunday, May 27, 2018. (File photo)

$100K grant to kick start Farmgate Tour project in the Shuswap

Initiative intended to help support local farmers, expand shoulder season travel

Fradkll Hall, accompanied by his dog Katie, sits with Donna Kohut and Fred Groensek on hay bales to watch a hot air balloon during the DeMille’s Farm Market Air Balloon Festival on Sunday, May 27, 2018. (File photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District asks that the public watch for baby turtles making their way through the regional district office building’s parking lot at 555 Harbourfront Drive NE on May 2, 2023. (CSRD photo)

Turtle crossing: Babies pass through CSRD parking lot on their way to Shuswap Lake

Columbia Shuswap Regional District urges drivers to watch for baby turtles

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District asks that the public watch for baby turtles making their way through the regional district office building’s parking lot at 555 Harbourfront Drive NE on May 2, 2023. (CSRD photo)
Smaller bodies of water are at risk of rapidly rising due to high temperatures in the Shuswap increasing the rate of snow melt and runoff. (Lorn McCausland photo)

High temperatures in the Shuswap prompt warnings about rising water levels

CSRD warns snow melt and runoff could increase with mid- to high-20 degree heat

Smaller bodies of water are at risk of rapidly rising due to high temperatures in the Shuswap increasing the rate of snow melt and runoff. (Lorn McCausland photo)
CSRD chief administrative officer John MacLean

Columbia-Shuswap area population increases 11% since 2016

Columbia-Shuswap Regional District releases quarterly report

CSRD chief administrative officer John MacLean
As of April 1, 2023, Shuswap Lake was at record low of 344.772 metres. On April 4, when this photo was taken, the lake was at 344.793 metres. As of April 15, the lake measured at 344.883 metres. (File photo)

Shuswap Lake begins rise from record low, drought level a concern for wildfire risk

Shuswap Marina video series captures recent lake levels

As of April 1, 2023, Shuswap Lake was at record low of 344.772 metres. On April 4, when this photo was taken, the lake was at 344.793 metres. As of April 15, the lake measured at 344.883 metres. (File photo)
As of April 1, 2023, Shuswap Lake was at 344.772 metres. The low lake level recently prompted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to issues a warning to the public regarding use of several boat launches. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Low lake level prompts public warnings for Shuswap boat launches

April data shows lower-than-usual measurements for Shuswap Lake since 2007 to present

As of April 1, 2023, Shuswap Lake was at 344.772 metres. The low lake level recently prompted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to issues a warning to the public regarding use of several boat launches. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Fire fighters training. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District)

Now hiring: Assistant fire chief needed for Columbia Shuswap Regional District

The board approved the hiring of the position

Fire fighters training. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District)
Fire broke out late Sunday, March 19, at the Whispering Pines Motel on Highway 97 between Vernon and Falkland. (Facebook photo)

Former North Okanagan motel movie set goes up in flames

Fire broke out Sunday at the Whispering Pines motel site on Highway 97 between Vernon and Falkland

Fire broke out late Sunday, March 19, at the Whispering Pines Motel on Highway 97 between Vernon and Falkland. (Facebook photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP relied on a public tip to help locate a stolen vehicle in the North Okanagan. (File photo)

Public tip helps North Okanagan RCMP locate stolen truck

Suspicious activity on a property in Falkland results in tip; police arrest 4 people with truck in Vernon

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP relied on a public tip to help locate a stolen vehicle in the North Okanagan. (File photo)
911 services in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District are provided by E-COMM. (Facebook/E-Comm911)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District extends agreement for 911 service, awaiting system upgrade

Cost of Next Generation 911 system expected to be significant

911 services in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District are provided by E-COMM. (Facebook/E-Comm911)