City of Salmon Arm
The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) has confirmed that the algal bloom that affected Shuswap Lake at Salmon Arm Bay, Tappen Bay, Canoe, and Herald this summer has ended.
“Monitoring the algal bloom was ongoing up until the end of September,” said Erin Vieira, the SWC’s program manager.
“There were a few different organizations involved in monitoring the bloom, all of whom are partners in the SWC,” Vieira explained.
Due to the installation of the new outbound scale at the Salmon Arm Landfill, users may experience some delays in service.
Construction work started on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 and will continue through the month of October.
Once operational, the addition of the new outbound scale will improve traffic flows and reduce wait times for the public.
Updated Friday, September 25
A new location has been found to host the Product Care depot for recycling light bulbs in Salmon Arm.
As of September 30, 2020, light bulbs can be deposited at Prisa Lighting, located at 170 McLeod Street in downtown Salmon Arm.
Prisa Lighting's hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM. They are closed on Sunday.
The light bulb recycling collection will include:
Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Directors adopted a bylaw extending the services of the Shuswap Watershed Council for a three-year term until the end of 2023 following approval from the Inspector of Municipalities.
After a year of research, a draft development plan for the greenway rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong has identified some challenges that will require additional work and increase the total cost of the project.
The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) is providing an updated explanation on the large algal bloom occurring in Salmon Arm Bay.
Just last week, the SWC released the 2019 Shuswap Water Quality Report.
“The large bloom this year is a result of several factors, all working together in a ‘perfect storm’ scenario,” says Erin Vieira, program manager for the SWC.
Interior Health news release - Salmon Arm
Interior Health, the Ministry of the Environment and the First Nations Health Authority are working with the City of Salmon Arm, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, and Fraser Basin Council to monitor a large, algal bloom that has filled most of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake.
The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) has just released a summary report about recent water quality
monitoring throughout the watershed.