SLIPP, the Shuswap Lakes Integrated Planning Process.
The early incarnation of the current Shuswap Watershed Council. In operation between 2011 and 2014 and most well known for it's misguided 'reclamation' of a couple of beaches where rocks had been moved to provide water access, removal of a couple of private boat ramps, and general harassment of waterfront owners. While spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.
The new Shuswap Watershed Council has a mandate of Water Quality. A very broad statement, with similar financial requirements, but hopefully a better result.
- Shuswap Watershed Council (10/7/2014) - A report from the Shuswap Watershed Council laying out their plans going forward and their source of funding has been delayed for a month and now proposed to be out at the end of October. The delay was because the Sorrento public meeting had to be rescheduled for September and the Council must have thought […]
- Shuswap Watershed Council (formerly SLIPP) (7/6/2014) - Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (Shuswap Watershed Council) By Dave Cunliffe Although the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process officially disappeared at the end of March, I plan on continuing to use it as a heading for my articles so that people won’t forget how a seemingly benign organization can be manipulated into carrying out a […]
- SLIPP Steering Committee (Shuswap Watershed Council) (5/8/2014) - A wide range of topics was discussed at the Shuswap Watershed Council meeting on April 23 including water quality remediation, reports on abandoned vessels and fish habitat, on-line survey and public engagement. Present were seven of the 17 committee members, Paul Demenok, Ron Anderson, Larry Morgan, Rene Talbot, Nancy Cooper (left early), Jackie Pearce and […]
- SLIPP Final Report (4/27/2014) - The final Quarterly report from SLIPP is in and tells us nothing significant. The wrap up includes a Progress Summary of administration, shoreline development, water quality, recreation, compliance & enforcement and stakeholder communication. There are links to water quality reports which are interesting and a mention of a report on Nearshore Habitat use by Rainbow […]
- SLIPP future as Shuswap Watershed Council (3/19/2014) - SLIPP will be no more after March 31 but will continue as the Shuswap Watershed Council and they plan to operate the Shuswap Watershed Water Quality Program as their primary mandate. They have a survey where they are asking for responses to their plans. We encourage you to view and respond to this survey to […]
- Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (3/18/2014) - By Dave Cunliffe Talk about good news bad news. The good news is that the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process will cease to exist at the end of March. The bad news is it has morphed into the Shuswap Watershed Water Quality Program directed by the Shuswap Watershed Council. SWWQP and SWC? Seriously folks, time […]
- Mayor Trouton reluctant to support SLIPP successor (2/20/2014) - by Lachlan Labere - Eagle Valley News posted Feb 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM The District of Sicamous will have to pony up funding if it wishes to have any say on the Shuswap Watershed Council. The watershed council is the successor to the organization behind the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP). In a […]
- SLIPP Considerations (comments on SLIPP vote from Director Morgan) (11/10/2013) - I would like to thank everyone for responding to my article in the October edition of the Kicker. I received many very constructive and valued comments, both for and against a continuation of SLIPP. Nonetheless, the Electoral Area Directors voted today to approve a motion to allocate $240,000 of the '10% All CSRD Gas Tax […]
- SLIPP vote reminds me of the last three years (11/10/2013) - Four members of the SWOA board went to Salmon Arm this morning to witness democracy in action. The vote to provide SLIPP with another quarter million dollars to do a little water quality testing, and mainly to decide on their own future. We arrive in the CSRD board room to find that the agenda has […]
- CSRD Vote for SLIPP funding (11/7/2013) - On Thursday October 31, 13 we found out from Area F Director Larry Morgan that a vote on the funding of SLIPP for the balance of 2014 would be happening in one weeks time. The agenda for the Electoral Area Directors (EAD) meeting had just been released and this funding was an item on it. […]
- SWOA meeting with Paul Demenok (11/2/2013) - by Jay Simpson (containing my personal thoughts...) On Tuesday October 29th, Paul Demenok, the CSRD Area C director and the chair of the SLIPP Steering Committee met with the board of SWOA. Director.Demenok made some points and statements regarding SLIPP in its first 3 year pilot. Here are my comments on the points that came […]
- Director Morgan appeals for feedback on SLIPP (11/2/2013) - Submitted (to the November 2013 Kicker.ca) by Larry Morgan, CSRD Director, Area F I would like to know what you think. It is with considerable consternation and duress that I have come to contemplate a withdrawal of Area 'F' from the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process. At the SLIPP Steering Committee meetings, I have attempted […]
- Director Morgan (Area F) asks for responses re: SLIPP continuation (11/2/2013) - CSRD Director Larry Morgan has put out a public request to generate responses from any interested individuals regarding the future of SLIPP. SLIPP is into it's final 5 months of funding and the sole focus for them is how to find more money to continue their 'good' work. We just found out yesterday (Thursday Oct […]
- SLIPP – Is this the last gasp from a desperate organization? (10/31/2013) - My articles must be pushing some buttons at the Fraser Basin Council who manage the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process. It is interesting that each of my articles seems to trigger press releases and more revisionist history. Unfortunately for them, the residents who have been intimidated and harassed will never forget how they were treated. […]
- SLIPP News October (10/23/2013) - There are starting to be some cracks in the support from the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process’s “enthusiastic partners.” Some Directors from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District are now speaking about their concerns as to whether the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process should continue. An interesting statement was also made about the 2012 Water Quality […]