Columbia Shuswap Regional District

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
BC Timber Sales is proceeding with salvage logging operations in the Wiseman Creek and Sicamous Creek watershed despite concerns raised by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (CSRD photo)
BC Timber Sales is proceeding with salvage logging operations in the Wiseman Creek and Sicamous Creek watershed despite concerns raised by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (CSRD photo)
At its Aug. 18 meeting, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board suspended the regional district’s COVID-19 vaccine policy for CSRSD firefighters. (File photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District suspends COVID-19 vaccine policy for firefighters

Regional district lost 45 firefighters after policy went into effect

At its Aug. 18 meeting, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board suspended the regional district’s COVID-19 vaccine policy for CSRSD firefighters. (File photo)
In November 2021 the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board approved a COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Policy requiring staff, contractors, paid on-call firefighters and emergency management volunteers to be vaccinated. (CSRD photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District to discuss suspending vaccine policy for firefighters

Staff proposing removal of vaccine requirement for contractors, elected officials

In November 2021 the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board approved a COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination Policy requiring staff, contractors, paid on-call firefighters and emergency management volunteers to be vaccinated. (CSRD photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District said 16 dock panels have been broken this year at the Windsor Road boat launch in Swansea Point. (CSRD/Justin Burkatsky photo)

Public asked to be on the lookout for motorized vehicles on Swansea Point dock

CSRD says 16 dock panels have been damaged this year

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District said 16 dock panels have been broken this year at the Windsor Road boat launch in Swansea Point. (CSRD/Justin Burkatsky photo)
The District of Sicamous will be accepting mail-in ballots for the 2022 local government election. (File photo)

Sicamous and CSRD accepting mail-in ballots in upcoming local government election

Nomination packages now available, including for School District 83

  • Aug 10, 2022
The District of Sicamous will be accepting mail-in ballots for the 2022 local government election. (File photo)
A blue access mat has been installed at Cambridge Road Community Park in Swansea Point. (CSRD photo)

New addition to Shuswap community park improves access to Mara Lake

Mat offers easier access for people with mobility challenges

  • Aug 9, 2022
A blue access mat has been installed at Cambridge Road Community Park in Swansea Point. (CSRD photo)
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 federal grant worth $12.5 million will help Splatsin develop almost all of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail. (Jacob Brett file photo)
The Splatsin Development Corporation has received $600,000 in grant funding to relocate and renovate historic St. Mary’s Church, located currently on Splatsin territory on Canyon Road near Enderby. (Contributed)

Funding awarded to renovate, relocate historic Splatsin church near Enderby

Splatsin Development Corporation receives $600,000 for work on 104-year-old St. Mary’s Church

The Splatsin Development Corporation has received $600,000 in grant funding to relocate and renovate historic St. Mary’s Church, located currently on Splatsin territory on Canyon Road near Enderby. (Contributed)
Biologist Mandy Moore is the owner of Shuswap Bird of Prey, a falconry-based wildlife management and raptor education company. (Mars Romer Photography)

Regional district sticks with raptors for bird control at Salmon Arm landfill

Proximity to city’s airport necessitates bird management program at refuse disposal site

Biologist Mandy Moore is the owner of Shuswap Bird of Prey, a falconry-based wildlife management and raptor education company. (Mars Romer Photography)
Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed during last summer’s Two Mile Road wildfire are where a debris flow is likely to begin according to a report by BGC Engineering. (BGC Engineering photo)

Regional district unwavering in opposition to proposed salvage logging near Sicamous

CSRD disappointed with BC Timber Sales’ plans for Wiseman Creek watershed

Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed during last summer’s Two Mile Road wildfire are where a debris flow is likely to begin according to a report by BGC Engineering. (BGC Engineering photo)