Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (File photo)

CSRD board looks at adding housing capacity in Shuswap electoral areas

Regional district aims to increase long-term rental options with secondary dwelling units

  • Mar 22, 2023

 

The South Shuswap Transportation Society currently use a Chevy Bolt to provide rides for seniors, people with disabilities, people who are unable to drive and those who do not have a vehicle. (File photo)

South Shuswap Transportation Society logged more than 20,000 kilometres in 2022

Volunteer drivers get a lot of satisfaction from helping others in the community

  • Mar 22, 2023

 

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)
The Seymour Arm wharf was closed to the public in October 2022 because of structural safety issues. (CSRD image)

Shuswap’s Seymour Arm Community Wharf receives funding to fix damage

CSRD funding adds to community group contribution, totalling $300k

The Seymour Arm wharf was closed to the public in October 2022 because of structural safety issues. (CSRD image)
Sicamous will receive part of $1 billion in one-time funding from the Growing Communities provincial grant, along with Salmon Arm, Chase and the CSRD in the Shuswap. (Black Press file photo)

Sicamous, Chase, CSRD to benefit from $1 billion provincial grant fund

One-time Growing Communities Fund dispersing across B.C.

Sicamous will receive part of $1 billion in one-time funding from the Growing Communities provincial grant, along with Salmon Arm, Chase and the CSRD in the Shuswap. (Black Press file photo)
Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail partners announced March 6, 2023, that they will be receiving a $500,000 B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure grant that will go towards construction of a section of the trail near Armstrong. (CSRD photo)

Grant supports section of Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail near Armstrong

Project partners receive $500,000 B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure grant

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail partners announced March 6, 2023, that they will be receiving a $500,000 B.C. Active Transportation Infrastructure grant that will go towards construction of a section of the trail near Armstrong. (CSRD photo)
Copper Island Cannabis Co. has submitted an application to the province for a non-medical cannabis retail store at 1245 Trans-Canada Hwy. in Sorrento. (CSRD/Google image)

Public input wanted on cannabis store proposed to go along Highway 1 in Sorrento

Business would be compliant with existing zoning and official community plan

Copper Island Cannabis Co. has submitted an application to the province for a non-medical cannabis retail store at 1245 Trans-Canada Hwy. in Sorrento. (CSRD/Google image)
Pacific Woodtech’s Scott King shared this image of a ‘healthy, happy, climatically adapted’ Douglas fir growing at a test site in Golden during presentation to the Columbia Shuswap Regional Board on Jan. 19, 2023. (Pacific Woodtech/Scott King photo)

Vernon research station one of numerous test sites for climate-based seed transfer

CSRD board receives presentation on forestry climate change adaptation strategy

Pacific Woodtech’s Scott King shared this image of a ‘healthy, happy, climatically adapted’ Douglas fir growing at a test site in Golden during presentation to the Columbia Shuswap Regional Board on Jan. 19, 2023. (Pacific Woodtech/Scott King photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board recently approved $2,000 in grant-in-aid funding for the Shuswap Theatre Society, to go towards Operation Facelift, a renovation project for the front of the theatre building at 41 Hudson Ave. in Salmon Arm. (Shuswap Theatre image)

Shuswap Theatre’s Operation Facelift benefits from electoral area grant-in-aid funding

CSRD board approves grants for North Okanagan-Shuswap groups

  • Feb 27, 2023
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board recently approved $2,000 in grant-in-aid funding for the Shuswap Theatre Society, to go towards Operation Facelift, a renovation project for the front of the theatre building at 41 Hudson Ave. in Salmon Arm. (Shuswap Theatre image)
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)
North Okanagan Shuswap School District trustees were given an update on a pair of pilot projects in B.C.’s Vancouver Island and Fraser Valley regions where seat belts have been installed on school buses. Transport Canada is a partner in the project along with the Association of School Transportation Services. (Black Press)

North Okanagan Shuswap district studies school bus seat belt project results

School buses in two provincial school districts have had seat belts installed as a pilot project

North Okanagan Shuswap School District trustees were given an update on a pair of pilot projects in B.C.’s Vancouver Island and Fraser Valley regions where seat belts have been installed on school buses. Transport Canada is a partner in the project along with the Association of School Transportation Services. (Black Press)
A section of the proposed Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail along Mara Lake. (Photo contributed)

CSRD optimistic work on North Okanagan Shuswap Rail Trail can proceed

Board supports revised framework for agreements with dock owners along trail

A section of the proposed Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail along Mara Lake. (Photo contributed)
After 10 years without, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District has agreed to enter a formal agreement for public transit service in Electoral Areas C,D and G. (File photo)

Directors support new transit agreement for Shuswap electoral areas

Services were provided on informal basis by CSRD, City of Salmon Arm since 2012

After 10 years without, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District has agreed to enter a formal agreement for public transit service in Electoral Areas C,D and G. (File photo)
Black Press File photo

Columbia Shuswap Regional District raises concerns about proposed changes to Recycle BC

If approved, nine existing recycle depots would no longer be eligible for funding

Black Press 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)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District agreed to provide a letter of support to the Shuswap Economic Development Society for a grant application for funding that will go towards improving internet speeds in underserved areas of the Shuswap. (File photo)

CSRD supports grant application for effort to improve internet speeds in the Shuswap

Regional district to clarify support comes without funding commitment

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District agreed to provide a letter of support to the Shuswap Economic Development Society for a grant application for funding that will go towards improving internet speeds in underserved areas of the Shuswap. (File photo)
The Scotch Creek Transfer Station includes one of nine rural recycling depots within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District that could be financially impacted by changes proposed by RecycleBC. (CSRD image)

Cost of operating 9 recycling depots may fall directly on Columbia-Shuswap taxpayers

Province reponds to concerns raised by regional district

  • Feb 20, 2023
The Scotch Creek Transfer Station includes one of nine rural recycling depots within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District that could be financially impacted by changes proposed by RecycleBC. (CSRD image)
The Eagle Valley Rescue Society is one of the groups currently providing road rescue services within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (Eagle Valley Rescue Society/Facebook photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District urges province to take lead on road rescue services

Service gaps in rural areas compromising safety and well-being of motorists

The Eagle Valley Rescue Society is one of the groups currently providing road rescue services within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (Eagle Valley Rescue Society/Facebook photo)
Longtime Falkland Stampede volunteer, businessman, baseball fanatic and community friend Ozzie Leaf died on Vancouver Island Saturday, Feb. 11. (Facebook photo)

Falkland pioneer Ozzie Leaf dies at 94

Longtime Stampede volunteer, businessman, moved to Vancouver Island after 89 years in Falkland

Longtime Falkland Stampede volunteer, businessman, baseball fanatic and community friend Ozzie Leaf died on Vancouver Island Saturday, Feb. 11. (Facebook photo)