Columbia Shuswap Regional District

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s chief administrative officer Charles Hamilton is retiring on April 30, 2022. (CSRD photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District board pays tribute to outgoing administrator

Charles Hamilton has served as CSRD’s chief administrative officer for 13-plus years

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s chief administrative officer Charles Hamilton is retiring on April 30, 2022. (CSRD photo)
The CSRD has set aside $50,000 in COVID-19 funding for grants of to $2,500 available to registered non-profit organizations. (File photo)

Grant funding available for non-profits in Columbia Shuswap Regional District

CSRD sets aside $50,000 in COVID-19 funding for grants up to $2,500 each

The CSRD has set aside $50,000 in COVID-19 funding for grants of to $2,500 available to registered non-profit organizations. (File photo)
The Shuswap Band is looking to establish a memorandum of understanding with the CSRD. (File photo)

Shuswap Band submits request for partnership, collaboration with CSRD

Band says parts of regional district, including Revelstoke and Golden, are within its Caretaker area

  • Mar 21, 2022
The Shuswap Band is looking to establish a memorandum of understanding with the CSRD. (File photo)
An example of a trunk sale. Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society hosted a Trunk Treasures Sale & Family Event on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Janet Soucy photo)

CSRD Trunk Sale set for Revelstoke

The unique garage sale will take place at Centennial Park on Apr. 10

An example of a trunk sale. Peace Arch Hospital Auxiliary Society hosted a Trunk Treasures Sale & Family Event on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Janet Soucy photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board announced chief administrative officer Charles Hamilton will be retiring on April 30, 2022. (CSRD photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District announces retirement of administrator Charles Hamilton

Hamilton credited with being instrumental in construction of new regional district offices

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board announced chief administrative officer Charles Hamilton will be retiring on April 30, 2022. (CSRD 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)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board voted unanimously for a new policy to accept applications to the Agricultural Land Commission for property exclusions from the Agricultural Land Reserve. (File photo)

Downloading frustration: Columbia Shuswap Regional District to handle land reserve applications

Applications for exclusions in electoral areas to go through regional district

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board voted unanimously for a new policy to accept applications to the Agricultural Land Commission for property exclusions from the Agricultural Land Reserve. (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)
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, want reconsideration to vaccine mandate for Shuswap fire halls

Group gathers at regional district building Tuesday to submit request

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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’

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).
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)
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)
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Composting coming to Revelstoke landfill

The CSRD is hoping to implement curbside pickup

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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)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is developing a mandatory vaccine policy for staff and elected officials. (File photo)

Vaccination policy coming for Columbia Shuswap Regional District staff, elected officials

Policy to accommodate employees unable to vaccinate for legitimate medical reasons

  • Oct 25, 2021
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is developing a mandatory vaccine policy for staff and elected officials. (File photo)