The Adams Complex Wildires have had and will continue to have dramatic and far reaching impacts on many of our indigenous and non-indigenous communities throughout the North and South Shuswap. Our hearts go out to all of the residents and businesses that have been impacted by this situation, and we are committed to providing as many supports as available and once announced to aid and work collaboratively in the Economic recovery of the Shuswap region.
MEDIA RELEASE – SEDS COMMITS $7500 TOWARDS SHUSWAP COMMUNITY FOUNDATION EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND.
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Wildfire Business Impact Survey . The BC Economic Development Association is conducting this survey, which is applicable to any wildfire-impacted business in BC’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Impacts can include road closures, evacuation alert s/orders, smoke, public perception of closure and more. It will help the government determine those supports that are most necessary and valuable to the greater community, and deliver them in a quicker and more efficient manner. Click here to complete the survey.
The Shuswap Emergency Program is the regional organization for the Shuswap that works to ensure residents are prepared, safe and informed in cases of floods, wildfire, extreme weather and more. It serves the citizens of the City of Salmon Arm, District of Sicamous and CSRD Electoral Areas C, D, E, F and G.
Please visit the SEP Emergency Dashboard for current information, alerts and order for Shuswap Region.
Register for emergency alerts at:
Additional Emergency Links to Monitor and contacts:
Emergency Operations Centre:
Evacuee Contact Centre: 5th Ave Senior Centre- 170 5th Ave SE Salmon Arm
Shuswap/CSRD – If you are evacuated and need help with livestock, please use the Agricultural
Line at the Emergency Operations Centre: 250-833-3399. If you are outside of the Evacuation Alert and Order areas and have space to host evacuated livestock please also call 250-833-3399.
Do you have accommodation to offer for Evacuees? Please complete this form from the Shuswap Emergency Program
For those looking to donate supplies, please call Shuswap Emergency Program to coordinate arrangements 250-833-3396
Additional Emergency Resources for Businesses:
Prepare your business
Prepared BC: Guide for Small Business
Prepared BC: Emergency Plan for Small Business
BCEDA’s Resources for Wildfire Impacted Individuals & Businesses 2023
Destination BC’s Emergency Resources for BC Tourism Businesses
Prepare Your Agriculture Operation for Wildfire
Food Safety and Reopening Your Business After a Wildfire
Visitors to the region:
Please stay informed of the current situation by monitoring the emergency links noted above. As well, please visit Shuswap Tourism Facebook page for current information regarding travel in our region.