City of Salmon Arm

Shuswap Lake algal bloom declared over

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.

Delays at Salmon Arm Landfill

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.

UPDATE: Changes to light bulb, paint recycling in Salmon Arm

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:

Algal bloom update from the Shuswap Watershed Council

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. 

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