Regional District Continues Fight Against Newsome Creek Erosion

The CSRD is taking action on Newsome Creek in Sorrento.

Erosion from the spring months of 2017 and 2018 left the stream bank in bad shape, and last year saw 11 homes on Caen Road placed under evacuation alerts due to slope failure.

The Board has approved $25,000 in funding for a remediation assessment, and work plan to address safety issues.

Those funds are to be matched by Emergency Management BC.

That funding does not cover any remediation work, which is why the CSRD is also asking the provincial and federal governments for financial support.

A community meeting for area residents has now been set up, and is planned for the 22nd at Sorrento Memorial Hall.

Anyone seeking more details can check out this link.