Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Firefighters from the Malakwa Fire Department and others from the Shuswap participate in a live-burn training exercise. (File Photo)

New builds made of combustible materials make for hotter blazes: Shuswap firefighters

‘It really is a dangerous environment now. Stuff can be replaced but firefighters cannot’

 

Nanaimo RCMP were on scene of a two-vehicle accident on Old Island Highway and Oliver Road the night of Sept. 6. (News Bulletin file)

Man dies in Falkland crash

Single-vehicle rollover off Highway 97 Tuesday night

 

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

 

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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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

  • Jul 25, 2022
A water quality advisory for Enderby residents has been rescinded. (Stock photo)
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)