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Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process

The Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP) began in 2008 as a way to bring together communities, First Nations, and public agencies to ensure that the Shuswap watershed remains a great place to live, work, and play. It was launched in response to increased development, pollution entering the lakes, and conflicting demands on recreation resources.

SLIPP's Vision was Working together to sustain the health and prosperity of Shuswap and Mara Lakes. It had three goals that it worked toward:
1. Development that respects the environment as well as economic and social interests
2. Water quality that supports public and environmental health
3. Desirable recreation experiences that are safe and sustainable

In 2009, the planning process finalized the Strategic Plan for Shuswap and Mara Lakes. Then, in early 2011, local governments pledged $1 million to a SLIPP pilot project to implement the Plan. This included a three-year financial commitment from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the Thompson-Nicola Regional District and the City of Salmon Arm, and a one-year financial commitment from the District of Sicamous. This funding was in addition to in-kind support from SLIPP agency partners. 

Guide to Finding the Best Apartments for Rent Windsor

When looking for the best apartments for rent Windsor, it is important to make a decision. If you are living in a traditional home, and you are tired of paying for the same things over and over again just to maintain your home, like gardening, paying for renovations, and etc. then you should think about renting an apartment.

Apartments are fairly easier to maintain compared to a normal traditional house that requires more work maintain. Traditional homes are made for huge families, but if you are going to live alone, then an apartment is your best choice to take.

If you are finally deciding to make the decision to go for an apartment, here is a quick guide on how to look for the best apartments in Windsor:

  • Always make sure to do a lot of research – Before deciding to look for an apartment, make sure that you have done your homework, like researching on different apartments, places to rent, and the condition of the neighborhood the building is in. Researching will also help you gather all the information that you need ahead of time, before getting in touch with the apartment building of your choice. Deciding to live in an apartment means, that you have to be in a safe place, where there is not so much risk of danger, like robberies, rape, or car theft cases, which is why it is always important to do your share of research, to ensure that you are safe and the apartment building you are looking into is safe. Make sure as well that they have good security, so that you can feel safe at all times.
  • Make sure you have the details – when you are running against a tight budget, it is important that you choose an apartment building that you can trust so that if in any case you cannot afford the rent, you can talk about suitable payment terms with them that is within your budget range. You can also ask them for a cost estimate after you have told them that you do not have that much budget to pay for the rent, that way they can give you better options, and better alternatives that can accommodate you.
  • Make sure of what you want – when looking for an apartment, it is important to know what kind of apartment you want in terms of style, cleanliness, safety, accessibility, and convenience. Making a mental note of what you want will make it easier for you to decide which apartment you want to rent. You should also make sure that you check the place first before you move in, so that you are fully aware of the condition their apartments are in. doing so, will help give you a vivid idea of how they maintain their grounds.
  • Look for an apartment that is personally made for your style and layout – for any person who wants to rent an apartment, they always look for comfort first before anything, and it should also be number one on your list before deciding to rent an apartment. Knowing what you want your apartment to look like, and how it should feel when you enter should be the main reason for why you need to be particularly picky when choosing an apartment. Aside from that, you also have to make sure that it is safe, and you do not risk yourself. Always remember that you should also set a side the right budget for this so that you do not end up having to pay for anything additional aside from your rent.

The SLIPP Pilot Project has ended

The pilot project to implement the Strategic Plan ran for three years, beginning on April 1st 2011. As of March 31st 2014, the SLIPP pilot project has ended.

SLIPP was a partnership program that coordinated and improved communication between different provincial and federal government agencies and local governments that each have their own legislation, bylaws and mandates to enforce on the lake. By working together, SLIPP gave life to proects that were beyond the capacity of any one agency. Read more about SLIPP's activities and achievements in the final report.

What's next?

Going forward, many of the partners in SLIPP are developing a program that will continue coordinated collaborative monitoring, reporting, and communications on the water quality in the Shuswap. To learn more about this developing program, please visit

Featured Articles

  • 2011-2013 Water Quality Summary

    In the spring of 2014, SLIPP released the 2011-2013 Water Quality Summary Report. This report highlights the findings of water monitoring across the watershed for the entire three-year SLIPP pilot...

  • SLIPP Final Report

    The SLIPP Pilot Project ended on March 31, 2014. The activities and achievements of the program that ran from April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2014 are summarized in the final report.  Download the report ...

  • What You Need to Know About Homeowner’s Policy on Watercraft

    Recreational boating is a favorite pastime of many Canadian citizens and their families. It is a leisure activity that will help you relax and have fun. However before you dive into all these activities, you need to assess and manage your property risk by consulting with a boat insurance broker Ontario company.

    Boat owners must consider a lot of things especially the coverage of their insurance. Your broker can help you evaluate, understand, and assess your needs and requirements. After all, they are the experts in this field.

    First time boat owners sometimes have the tendency to get excited and go overboard when choosing the size and type of boat they want to buy. Brokers can pull you back to reality and guide you through the shopping phase with an objective point of view. It is highly recommended for first time users to buy a small boat so that they can manage and maintain it easier compared to a bigger vessel.

    You need to understand how to operate the boat, how to navigate it, as well as understand the conditions and environment you are steering into. There are hazards and safety risks such as water tides, currents, rocks, sand and other factors that you need to consider. This also includes being aware of the rules, laws, and regulations of the ports and marinas you are sailing in.

    Consult with your Broker

    When scouting for and insurance company, make sure you choose a boat insurance broker Ontario provider that knows what he is dealing with. A specialist knows the ins and outs of the industry as well as the tricks of the trade. This person understands the risks and can advise you on the best course of action to safeguard you from these risks.

    Homeowner’s Policy

    Some homeowner’s policies do not cover theft if the circumstance happened away from your home. For example, your boat got stolen while it was parked in a marina you are visiting. Your insurance may not cover it because it is outside the premises covered by your policy.

    The liability coverage can also depend on several factors such as type of boat, the length, horsepower, ownership, and other aspects. There are many clause that are not included in the liability coverage. Your agent can help you understand this further by creating flowcharts for you.

    Your policy may not cover marine environmental damage. Each policy has its own rules when it comes to marine environmental damage. Some may or may not hold you liable in case of damaged coral reefs or accidental oil spills.

    Most of the homeowner’s policy provide limited coverage for watercraft which will not benefit you in the long run. It is best to purchase a separate policy that will provide maximum coverage and benefits. This is more valuable especially when you encounter problems in the future.

    These are important things you need to learn and understand before you start cruising around on your boat. Consult with a boat insurance broker Ontario provider for a more in-depth assessment and analysis. This will help you make the right decision.

SLIPP Announcements, Project Updates, and Media Releases

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SLIPP Final Report

The SLIPP Pilot Project ended on March 31, 2014. The activities and achievements of the program that ran from April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2014 are summarized in the final report.  Download the report here.

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Water Quality: Sources of Nutrients Report

In October 2013, following the completion of two and a half years of intensive water quality monitoring in the Shuswap, SLIPP undertook further work on water quality to better understand the sources of nutrients in Shuswap and Mara Lakes so...

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Recreation Management Plan

To ahieve its goal of safe and sustainable recreation, one of SLIPP's strategies has been to develop a Recreation Management Plan (RMP) for Shuswap, Little Shuswap, Mara and Adams Lakes. The process for developing an RMP began in early 2012,...

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CSRD approves up to $240,000 for development of new water quality program for the Shuswap

Re-posted from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District on December 11, 2013 An excerpt from the CSRD Board in Brief notes for December 6, 2013: Shuswap Watershed Water Quality Program Up to $240,000 was approved to fund the Shuswap Watershed Water Quality Program in...

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Media Release: SLIPP Steering Committee approves new Water Quality Program for Shuswap

posted on 6 December 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SLIPP Steering Committee approves new Water Quality Program for Shuswap At a meeting on December 4th, the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP) Steering Committee approved the terms of reference for a new water quality...

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Recreation Management Plan: Backgrounder

A pamphlet that explains why a Recreation Management Plan (RMP) is being drafted for the Shuswap, what steps have led to its creation, and what the concerns are among recreationists in the Shuswap. The pamphlet also provides a snapshot of...

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Planning a project or doing repairs
near Shuswap shorelines?

Property owners must speak with Front Counter
 and their local government before beginning
a new project or undertaking repairs. Certain
kinds of works require authorization before
proceeding. Staff at Front Counter BC will guide
property owners through the authorization
process. Click here for more information.

Check out the Shuswap maps!

Do you want to find out if your waterfront
property is adjacent to important fish habitat?
Consult the Shuswap Watershed Maps to find

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