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To ensure repairs are done to properties, roads and water resources in the Sorrento area of British Columbia by advocating for quality watershed management.

Next Meeting – July 3, 6:30 pm, Sorrento Centre

On Wednesday, July 3rd, Director Demenok will share outcomes of his meeting with Deputy Minister Mike Farnworth.

Area Director Paul Demenok and other CSRD representatives met with Deputy Minister Mike Farnworth in Vancouver on June 13th to discuss mitigation work for Newsome Creek. Rhona Martin (Electoral Area E Director and Board Chair) and Charles Hamilton (Chief Administrative Officer) were also present at the meeting.

Earlier that week Director Demenok also met with Minister Farnworth’s assistant Lori Halls in Sorrento in preparation for the June 13th meeting. Assistant Deputy Minister Halls viewed the site from a number of vantage points to gain a sense of what’s happening on the ground and in the stream bed.

The Kerr Wood Leidal Report is on the CSRD website

Download the report here: Newsome Creek Erosion Mitigation Options

Newsletter To Be Sent After July Meeting

For those of you who have been awaiting some e-news we have been waiting both on the KWL Report and on the meeting with the Deputy Minister. After the July 3 meeting a recap of recent news will be sent to all subscribers. Thanks for your patience.


Next Meeting -July 3, 6:30 pm, Sorrento Centre

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What's Been Happening Along Newsome Creek

London Lane
London Lane
Dilworth Road
Dilworth Road
Caen Road
Caen Road
Dieppe Road
Dieppe Road
Dieppe Road
Dieppe Road
Shuswap Lake Silt Build Up

Since the forest fires of 2009 the Newsome Creek Watershed has been under stresses that are resulting in damage to valuable community assets. The provincial Government has jurisdiction over the waterways, but they’re slow to take responsibility for the events that are unfolding in Sorrento and Notch Hill.

Background Articles

Dieppe-Road-Washout

Newsome Creek In A Nutshell

Newsome Creek is a complex situation with a lot of moving parts. You can find detailed information in our Background Articles, but … Read more


watershed

About The Watershed

Watershed Overview Newsome Creek Watershed covers the area south of Sorrento coming down from Black Mountain where the 2009 wildfire occurred. The … Read more


BC Legislature

Government Response To Newsome Creek Watershed

Government response to the problems in Newsome Creek have been both encouraging and difficult. At least three governmental bodies have a say … Read more


Newsome Creek Entering Shuswap Lake

Water Contamination

Sorrento’s water has frequently been turbid in the Spring run off, notably in the 2017 and 2018 freshets which deposited large amounts … Read more


Background Articles

watershed

About The Watershed

Watershed Overview Newsome Creek Watershed covers the area south of Sorrento coming down from Black Mountain where the 2009 wildfire occurred. The … Read more


Dieppe Road Washout

Washed Out Roads

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has said they plan to replace all the culverts along Newsome Creek, perhaps as early as … Read more


Newsome Creek Entering Shuswap Lake

Water Contamination

Sorrento’s water has frequently been turbid in the Spring run off, notably in the 2017 and 2018 freshets which deposited large amounts … Read more


Dieppe-Road-Washout

Newsome Creek In A Nutshell

Newsome Creek is a complex situation with a lot of moving parts. You can find detailed information in our Background Articles, but … Read more


Updates

Next Meeting – July 3, 6:30 pm, Sorrento Centre

On Wednesday, July 3rd, Director Demenok will share outcomes of his meeting with Deputy Minister Mike Farnworth. Area Director Paul Demenok and other CSRD representatives met with Deputy Minister Mike … Read more


Engineer’s Assessment Of Newsome Creek Due April 11

Kerr, Wood, Leidal Consulting Engineers have been retained to do an engineers report on the creek below Highway 1. An estimated completion date of the report is mid-April, according the … Read more


What We Learned At The Community Meeting

On January 22 a group of government and community representatives met at Sorrento Memorial Hall to share information about issues in Newsome Creek. Ten speakers and 81 community members explored … Read more


Funds Approved for Work Plan in Newsome Creek

2019 has started on a positive note. At our meeting on January 8 we received word that we’ve secured funding for engineers to do an assessment of Newsome Creek below … Read more


Community Meeting – Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019, 6:30pm – Sorrento Memorial Hall

CSRD in partnership with NCWAG are hosting a community meeting on January 22, 2019 at 6:30 pm, held upstairs at Sorrento Memorial Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to … Read more


In The News

South Shuswap Scoop – April 5, 2019 by Barb Fairclough

Salmon Arm Observer – May 10, 2019 by Jim Elliot

Global News – January 12, 2019 by Doyle Potenteau

South Shuswap Scoop – January 11, 2019 by Paul Demenok

Salmon Arm Observer – January 10, 2019 by Jim Elliot

CSRD Website – January 10, 2019 by CSRD Staff Writer

Salmon Arm Observer – November 18, 2018 by Jim Elliot

Salmon Arm Observer – November 12, 2018 by Jim Elliot

Salmon Arm Observer – November 3, 2018 by Paul Demenok

Global News – October 24, 2018 by Megan Turcato

Global News Report
October 22, 2018

Watch this report about property damage to residents on Caen Road

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About The Watershed

watershed

Google EarthTM imagery showing the estimated Newsome Creek watershed (red line) looking southeast.

Newsome Creek Watershed covers the area south of Sorrento coming down from Black Mountain where the 2009 wildfire occurred. The creek has a number of tributaries that merge in the Notch Hill area. Eventually it forms a single creek running along Notch Hill Road crossing under Dilworth Road, the Trans-Canada Highway and Dieppe Road. Newsome Creek Erosion Report describes it this way … Continue reading about wildfire and logging activity in the watershed…