The Shuswap Emergency Program (SEP) is advising all residents near the Salmon River and other smaller Shuswap-area creeks that there is an increasing risk of severe flooding in the coming days due to the potential for extreme weather.
District of Sicamous
The Shuswap Emergency Program has sand and bags available for residents who may be at risk of flooding.
Sand and bags are being made available to the public at 20 locations in the Shuswap area. Please see the map below for specific locations, details or any restrictions on availability.
The Shuswap Emergency Program is advising all residents in low-lying areas of the Salmon River to take measures to protect their property from rising water.
Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, technical planning for the new rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong has moved ahead over the past two months.
Sunny days are seeing more people heading outside on local trails as a recreational option during the COVID-19 pandemic.
But the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail is not one of the trails that is currently open for use.
Shuswap Economic Development, Shuswap Tourism, Salmon Arm Economic Development Society, Community Futures Shuswap and the Tsuts'weye Women’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network have come together to develop a Phase I response to the economic impacts currently facing Shuswap businesses and organizations. The plan is designed to respond directly to the needs expressed by the local business community and stakeholder organizations.