Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, technical planning for the new rail trail between Sicamous and Armstrong has moved ahead over the past two months.
Electoral Area D
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.
What is Development Variance Permit No. 2500-20 (DVP2500-20)?
The subject property is located at 5636 Highway 97 in Falkland of Electoral Area D and is more particularly shown on the location map below:
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.
Update: Thursday, April 9, 7:45 PM
Laboratory tests on samples of algae taken from a bloom on Shuswap Lake show that the substance in the water is not toxic to people or pets.
As a result, Interior Health has lifted the health warning put in place earlier in the day.
It was initially suspected that the bloom was Cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green algae) which can be poisonous if swallowed by people, pets or livestock.