News Flash Home
The original item was published from 2/17/2022 11:35:41 AM to 7/10/2022 12:00:01 AM.

News Flash


Posted on: July 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] SEP remembers dedicated Falkland volunteer

Person Standing Outside with ShovelThe Shuswap Emergency Program is remembering Brian Green, one of the Emergency Support Service (ESS) program's most reliable volunteers in Falkland. If there was something that needed to be done in his home community, Green was always ready to lend a hand.

"The community has lost a good member and a true friend," says Electoral Area D Director Rene Talbot. "He was a big help to the community in so many ways. He volunteered for just about everything from ESS to Sunday Mourners Club to First Responders, back when we had them. If he heard there was a need, he'd be the first to step up."

Green was dedicated and willing to step in on a moment's notice to fill any role, and always worked to make sure even the smallest detail was not overlooked. Green made sure there were sandbags available for people in times of flood risk, but he went a step further. Instead of just leaving the empty bags for pick-up, Green built a special wooden storage box, so none of the bags would get damaged by the elements.

As recently as a few weeks ago, Green could be found helping out with the mobile COVID-19 vaccination pop-up clinics in that community, putting up posters and making sure the facilities were cleaned for the clinic workers.

"The Shuswap ESS Team will truly miss Brian, his helpful hand, strong back and beautiful smile," says Cathy Semchuk, Emergency Program Facilitator.

The Shuswap Emergency Program wishes to extend our condolences to Green's friends and family, especially to his wife Judy, who is also an important ESS volunteer in Falkland.

Photo: Brian Green filling sandbags in Falkland. (Emergency Support Services photo)

View the 2021 July SEP Brian Green (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