Post-Wildfire Landslide Risk Report

Post-Wildfire Landslide Risk Report

This information is direct from the CSRD webpage with a couple of my comments at the bottom. Unfortunately there is a lot of territory that shows as being in some kind of risk, far more than is not at risk. The upcoming meetings will provide more information on what we might expect and CSRD efforts to make us aware of potential dangerous situations. I recommend joining one or the other. Posted on: June 7, 2024 UPDATE: Post Wildfire Landslide Risk…

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Debris Flow Risk Report

Debris Flow Risk Report

We’re just getting some information on the results of this report and anticipate more information later today. This will be the first post in series to make you aware of these meetings, and to update you when more information is available. The CSRD Protective Services is taking this very seriously and wants to get the meetings message out to all people in areas affected by the Fire. Basically, any intense rainfall event may trigger a debris flow/landslide condition in areas…

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Scotch Creek Wharf Rd. Water

Scotch Creek Wharf Rd. Water

I’ve had some questions about the Wharf Road Park and how the water system will be impacting it’s use this summer. The response I’ve had from Tim Perepolkin, Manager of Utility Services at the CSRD is as follows: We just had a meeting this morning and they are just wrapping  up a few final tests on the intake pipes that were drilled into the lake before they can start the building construction. The current schedule will see the piping under…

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Scotch Creek Mosquitos

Scotch Creek Mosquitos

It’s that time of year again, Mosquito Time! My understanding is that the permit is at BC Parks awaiting their signoff. I’ve asked for this as soon as possible. Fingers crossed! Update June 6, 2024. I just heard from CSRD staff: “just a quick note to advise that the Province has issued the permit to allow for the monitoring and treatment of mosquitos in the Shuswap Lake Park for the 2024 season.  Our contractor has been informed and will be…

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Community Voices Heard

Community Voices Heard

The CSRD staff came out to the North and South Shuswap in early March to gather feedback from the community in terms of how their emergency services, and other events that the CSRD had control over, were handled. The report is now available. From the discussion that will come to the CSRD board on Thursday this week, a number of recommendations have been identified. I think that all these recommendations are valuable and I hope that many/most/all are implemented. What’s…

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Service Organizations Hire Locally

Service Organizations Hire Locally

I just had a meeting with Samaritans Purse. You may remember them as being one of the first service organizations that arrived after the fire. They came to help ‘sift the ashes’ of burned homes to try to retrieve any possible sentimental or valuable keepsakes. They were very helpful.They’ve just hired a new person to continue working in the area. Leila Lewis (of our local Lewis quarry family) is brand new (so give her a bit of time to come…

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Spring flooding

Spring flooding

I’ve been contacted by a few people this week telling me about water running in places where it hasn’t been before. We have to expect this unfortunately. I think it would be a good idea to document where these locations are so that we can inform Ministry of Transportation/AIM to be on the lookout for floods and culvert blockages below these locations. Please remember that culverts under your driveway are your responsibility, culverts across roads are theirs. To advise of…

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CSRD to Listen

CSRD to Listen

The CSRD wants to hear about our experience of the fire.What can the CSRD learn about their operations, from our shared trauma? What can be made better? Please plan to attend one of the sessions on March 7, 9, 10, 11, 13 or 14. Things we can talk about are:– pre-fire communication– how did we all get alerts – alertable app? other ways?– timing of alerts– how the evacuation went– once evacuated how was the process with ESS and other…

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Jay withdraws from MLA race

Jay withdraws from MLA race

Hi All, I’m writing today to let you know that upon a lot of reflection,  I’ve decided not to continue this path towards the BC United MLA position.  I originally considered this opportunity as I felt it would be interesting to be an MLA, work with a different group of co-workers, and push the North Shuswap and broader Shuswap agenda at the provincial level. My concern was that I knew I might be leaving a community just starting to heal from the fire…

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Firehall Feedback

Firehall Feedback

I’ve mentioned North Shuswap 2040 before. That’s my focus when considering bigger issues that take up space in my mental inbox, it’s like thinking ahead and what’s best for your children when they grow up. The Scotch Creek/Lee Creek Firehall is one of those issues. So, what does Scotch Creek/Lee Creek 2040 look like? Well, SC/LC 2021 looked like this: Full time population almost 1400, an increase of 27% from 2016. I don’t think it’s fair to extrapolate a population…

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