Electoral Area D

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.

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:

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