BC Public Lands Process

BC Public Lands Process

“VICTORIA — The New Democrats have quietly launched public consultation on their plan to begin co-management of government-owned land with B.C.’s 204 First Nations.” So starts one of the articles below. These changes have the power to affect crown land use throughout the Province for any segment of users. “These include things like grazing leases, mining leases, licenses of occupation, dock permits, rights of way, etc. These types of decisions are a major part of governing the land base and…

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NS Issues Open House Tomorrow

NS Issues Open House Tomorrow

I believe it is very important for all property owners in the North Shuswap to respond to this survey, or join us at one of the meetings. We need to provide the CSRD with our thoughts and ideas please. The Electoral Area F Issues Identification Study is hosting open houses this Saturday, January 20, to understand the questions and concerns that North Shuswap residents may have with local services and the current local governance system. We want to hear from…

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NS ISSUES IDENTIFICATION STUDY

NS ISSUES IDENTIFICATION STUDY

We need your input!We’re currently in the middle of this study to gather feedback from the residents, and property owners, of the North Shuswap about the services and support received from the CSRD. All residents, both full time and seasonal, are encouraged to participate. TWO OPEN HOUSES, SATURDAY JANUARY 20THCommunity Open Houses have been set up learn about the services and governance in place, and share your viewsLakeview Centre (Anglemont) at 10 AMNorth Shuswap Community Hall (Celista) at 2 PM…

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NS Disaster Relief Society update

NS Disaster Relief Society update

I’m sure most of you are aware that this society was just recently set up to funnel funds from the Shuswap Community Foundation through to those most in need due to the fire. The board has been very busy, and spending a lot more time than was initially thought it would take, to get the money flowing. And that’s ok, it’s super important, and very gratifying when we are able to provide some comfort or supplies to people who have…

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Shuswap Tourism

Shuswap Tourism

Shuswap Tourism seeks advisory committee members Expressions of interest are currently being sought for the Shuswap Tourism Advisory Committee. This committee includes 10 members representing the tourism industry in the Shuswap region.  “We need to hear directly from those people working in the tourism sector, to ensure we can meet their needs and work to overcome challenges facing tourism operators,” says Morgen Matheson, Manager, Tourism and Film. “We are looking for industry members who can share their expertise as we…

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Parks & trails fire update

Parks & trails fire update

I’ve had a couple of questions lately about what’s going on with the parks that were burned. So I posed the question to my BC Parks contact and he responded with some info that they had ready to go. I’ve summarized the main information here and will provide a link to the full document just below. Tsutswecew Provincial Park – December 19th, 2023 BC Parks Tsutswecw Park information page With regards to the Scotch Creek-Hlina Trail above Scotch Creek, the…

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Funding for Water Quality Protection

Funding for Water Quality Protection

More funding available for water quality protection The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) has allocated more funding to its Water Quality Grant Program to help farms and landowners protect and improve water quality.  At their meeting on December 13, SWC members voted unanimously to increase the grant program budget from $55,000 to $65,000. The increase will help farms, landowners, stewards and other eligible grant applicants cope with rising project costs.  “Last year, our grant program was over-subscribed,” says Erin Vieira, Program…

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I’d like to wish all my friends, neighbours, and everyone on the North Shuswap a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I truly appreciate you all, and the support you’ve provided. You make it all worth while. May your holidays be safe and joyous! And may 2024 be much less exciting! I made this graphic from the Bing AI image generator. Give it a try to get your hands wet with an AI program. Image Creator from Microsoft Designer…

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Post-fire Hazard Letters

Post-fire Hazard Letters

I now know that a lot of people have received these Hazard Assessment letters and there’s some confusion as to what they mean. Here’s my take on it…. It would have been nice if each letter were personalized to let you know the intensity of hazard in each persons case, but that would have taken significant time to enter that data into each propertys’ database, and I’m not sure it can be done. So this blanket letter went out. To…

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A New Challenge

A New Challenge

You may have heard that I’ve put my name in the hat to be your next MLA. That is, the guy who represents you, and the Shuswap area in general, at the provincial level in Victoria. But I need your help. I have two elections to win in order to be ‘that guy’. The first is within the BC United Party itself, right now, and the second is the Provincial election to be held in October 2024. You may not…

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