Columbia Shuswap Regional District

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, supporters ask CSRD to reconsider vaccine mandate for Shuswap firehalls

Group gathers at regional district building Tuesday to submit request

 

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

 

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’

 

38 black bears were reported in Columbia Shuswap Regional District electoral areas C and E as of Nov. 26, 2021, according to Julia Helland, the region’s WildSafeBC community coordinator. (Kat Kellner image)

WildSafeBC coordinator recounts ‘active year’ in Columbia Shuswap region

Julia Helland said 38 black bears, 5 grizzly bears and 18 cougars reported in electoral areas C, E

38 black bears were reported in Columbia Shuswap Regional District electoral areas C and E as of Nov. 26, 2021, according to Julia Helland, the region’s WildSafeBC community coordinator. (Kat Kellner image)
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)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District issued a boil water notice for users of the Sorrento water system on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (File photo)

Boil water notice issued for Sorrento

Testing reveals unacceptable bacteria levels in Sorrento water system

  • Nov 25, 2021
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District issued a boil water notice for users of the Sorrento water system on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. (File photo)
A view of Falkland, a community that’s soon going to have a new park. (CSRD image)

Surveys launched for Scotch Creek and Falkland parks

Lynes Road Community Park proposed for Falkland

A view of Falkland, a community that’s soon going to have a new park. (CSRD image)
Kevin Flynn was elected as the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s 2022 board chair on Nov. 18, 2021. (CSRD image)

Kevin Flynn to serve third year as Columbia Shuswap Regional District board chair

North Shuswap director Jay Simpson elected as vice-chair

Kevin Flynn was elected as the Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s 2022 board chair on Nov. 18, 2021. (CSRD image)
CSRD board directors unanimously approved a motion to enter into an agreement with Destination Think for assistance in developing and implementing Shuswap Tourism’s 2022 Salmon Run Marketing Campaign on Nov. 18, 2021. (File photo)

Shuswap Tourism to focus on promoting salmon run next year

Marketing campaign will cost $52,500 plus applicable taxes

CSRD board directors unanimously approved a motion to enter into an agreement with Destination Think for assistance in developing and implementing Shuswap Tourism’s 2022 Salmon Run Marketing Campaign on Nov. 18, 2021. (File photo)
As of Nov. 18, 2021, more than 500 families had been assisted at the Shuswap Emergency Program reception centre set up for Merritt evacuees at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. (CSRD photo)

More than 500 families receive support at Salmon Arm reception centre for Merritt evacuees

Columbia Shuswap Regional District asks shoppers to refrain from overbuying

As of Nov. 18, 2021, more than 500 families had been assisted at the Shuswap Emergency Program reception centre set up for Merritt evacuees at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort. (CSRD photo)
Jeremiah Vergera and Darah Thurston, Shuswap Middle School students, do the ceremonial unveiling of the first trailhead post on June 1, 2021 near the Little Mountain fieldhouse in Salmon Arm, as part of the Secwépemc Landmarks Project. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap sculptures: New grant means Secwépemc Landmarks Project to continue

Project creates awareness of Secwépemc traditional territory through series of sculptures, signposts

Jeremiah Vergera and Darah Thurston, Shuswap Middle School students, do the ceremonial unveiling of the first trailhead post on June 1, 2021 near the Little Mountain fieldhouse in Salmon Arm, as part of the Secwépemc Landmarks Project. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
Recycling of glass and foam packaging will be suspended in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District starting Nov. 22, 2021. (File photo)

Glass, foam recycling suspended in Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Flooding cited as reason for Recycle BC suspending collection starting Nov. 22

Recycling of glass and foam packaging will be suspended in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District starting Nov. 22, 2021. (File photo)
A mandatory vaccination policy was passed unanimously at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board meeting on Nov. 18, 2021. (File photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District implementing mandatory vaccination policy

Concern raised around potential loss of volunteer firefighters

A mandatory vaccination policy was passed unanimously at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board meeting on Nov. 18, 2021. (File photo)
A mandatory vaccination policy is on the agenda for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board meeting on Nov. 18, 2021. (File photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District board to consider mandatory vaccination policy

Policy includes staff, elected officials, paid on-call firefighters, emergency management volunteers

A mandatory vaccination policy is on the agenda for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board meeting on Nov. 18, 2021. (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s Prestige Harbourfront Resort is being used as a reception centre for Merritt residents evacuated due to flooding on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (File photo)

Reception centre opened in Salmon Arm for Merritt evacuees

Regional district encourages evacuees to register online with Emergency Support Services

Salmon Arm’s Prestige Harbourfront Resort is being used as a reception centre for Merritt residents evacuated due to flooding on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (File photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District announced a new dock had been installed at the Joyce Lake Recreation Site at 1450 Chase-Falkland Rd. on Nov. 3. (CSRD image)

Freshwater Fisheries Society funds new fishing dock at Shuswap recreation site

New dock installed at Joyce Lake Recreation Site, 1450 Chase-Falkland Rd.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District announced a new dock had been installed at the Joyce Lake Recreation Site at 1450 Chase-Falkland Rd. on Nov. 3. (CSRD image)
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)
Recent changes to provincial public health regulations require proof of vaccination to access public skate times at the Shaw Centre. (File photo)

Public skate times require proof of vaccination at Sicamous, Salmon Arm arenas

Youth participating in sports or events exempt

  • Nov 1, 2021
Recent changes to provincial public health regulations require proof of vaccination to access public skate times at the Shaw Centre. (File photo)
From left to right: Alex de Chantal, Rail Trail Fundraising Strategy Coordinator, Regional District of North Okanagan Area F Director Denis Delisle, Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board Chair Kevin Flynn and Shuswap Community Foundation Manager Roger Parenteau celebrate signing of the memorandum of understanding to support raising funds for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Contributed)

Regional district to assess resources going to Shuswap North Okangan Rail Trail project

North Shuswap director raises concerns around staff time being spent on project

From left to right: Alex de Chantal, Rail Trail Fundraising Strategy Coordinator, Regional District of North Okanagan Area F Director Denis Delisle, Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board Chair Kevin Flynn and Shuswap Community Foundation Manager Roger Parenteau celebrate signing of the memorandum of understanding to support raising funds for the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail between Sicamous and Armstrong. (Contributed)
Puck Shooters pickup hockey is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre. (File Photo)

Free skating, new pickup hockey program at Sicamous Rec Centre

Schedule posted with ice times from now until Nov. 30

Puck Shooters pickup hockey is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre. (File Photo)