News Flash


Posted on: May 24, 2022

Message of support following fire at Quaaout Lodge

a graphic featuring a view of a family eating outside with Quaaout Lodge in behind.

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board of Directors and staff are deeply saddened by the losses from the devastating fire at Quaaout Lodge on May 22.

We are grateful all people and pets were able to escape the fire safely. We recognize and appreciate the dedicated efforts of staff, first responders and firefighters who worked to keep everyone safe. Tremendous efforts were also made to protect the conference centre and the many important cultural artifacts located inside.

Our thoughts are with Kukpi7 James Tomma and all the members of the Little Shuswap Lake Band during this time of shock and sadness. We wish to pass on a message of support and caring to those affected by the destruction of the guest wing of the facility.

As good neighbours do in times of need, the CSRD’s Shuswap Emergency Program was happy to assist the Little Shuswap Lake Band Emergency Program with their requests to help some of the evacuated families find temporary accommodations in Salmon Arm.

This loss is felt by the entire region, both from an economic and cultural perspective. We are pleased to hear from Kukpi7 Tomma that plans to rebuild are already top of mind. It is our hope to offer our continued support during the restoration effort.

View Statement of Support (PDF)

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in CSRD News

flames climb the slope during the night at Highway 97 and Salmon River Road.

Salmon River wildfire being held

Posted on: May 31, 2023
A presentation of MarCom awards to Shuswap Tourism

Shuswap Tourism videos earn accolades

Posted on: January 20, 2023
The CSRD Board chair Kevin Flynn presents award to Tracy Hughes and Kari Wilkinson

CSRD's Annual Report earns honour

Posted on: December 12, 2022
Wildsafe BC's Columbia Shuswap Coordinator Olivia Lemke with a Wildsafet Bc booth.

Wildsafe BC wraps up season

Posted on: November 14, 2022
A hand putting ballots into an election box

Official Election Results posted

Posted on: October 19, 2022
A ballot box graphic with preliminary results

Preliminary Election Results posted

Posted on: October 15, 2022
A person holding a sponge under a tap that isn't running

Scheduled water shut offs in Anglemont

Posted on: September 9, 2022
An image of the fire the BC Wildfire Service is classifying as K41512 - Anstey Peninsula.

New wildfire start in Anstey Peninsula

Posted on: August 17, 2022
High water in Blind Bay

Shuswap Lake close to 349-metre mark

Posted on: June 26, 2022
A headshot of Jennnifer Sham, new Corporate Officer

CSRD names new Corporate Officer

Posted on: May 12, 2022