Monthly Archives: August 2015

Celista – North Shuswap’s cultural centre


Since Scotch Creek is deemed the commercial centre of the North Shuswap, then it would be best to describe Celista as the cultural centre. Home to the North Shuswap Elementary School, the North Shuswap Community Hall and St. David’s Church, Celista is where local residents often come for educational and cultural activities. It was once called Fowler’s Landing, as North Shuswap’s first settler, Harry Fowler had a floating workshop and home there.
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The Shuswap River needs protection


Environmentally conscious Shuswap River residents have been advocating for improved boating regulations since 1994, when the first application was made to the federal government for a 10 horsepower motor restriction. The regional district initially supported the restriction, but they capitulated soon after the powerboat community began lobbying for no changes. Since then, the problems have swelled with an estimated 2 metres or more of riverbank in some areas lost to erosion, as the number and size of speed boats continues to increase.
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