There is improved access to the Shuswap River in Enderby.

There is improved access to the Shuswap River in Enderby.

Shuswap River access completed in Enderby

A new hand launch by the Enderby Chamber of Commerce office has been completed.

It will now be easier for tubers to enter the Shuswap River.

A new hand launch by the Enderby Chamber of Commerce office has been completed.

“It’s absolutely exciting,” said Coun. Tundra Baird.

The Enderby and District Services Commission spent between $51,000 and $55,000 on the facility, which feature a concrete pad to better launch tubers.

It also includes improved accessibility for the disabled.

About 5,000 people launch into the river from that site annually.

Emergency team formed

Enderby is in the emergency business.

On Monday, council adopted the city’s new emergency program bylaw.

“We can position ourselves to react,” said Mayor Greg McCune.

Emergency services in the North Okanagan used to be provided through the City of Vernon but that model is no longer proceeding. As a result, Enderby decided to go it alone.

An emergency management executive committee has been formed to oversee operations. It includes McCune, Councillors Tundra Baird and Brian Schreiner and Tate Bengtson, chief administrative officer.

Spooktacular supported

Ghouls and goblins will have a great time in Enderby.

The Enderby Lions Club is preparing for the Halloween party and haunted house Oct. 31 and $500 in support is coming from the city.

“I think it is wonderful the Lions club takes on the organizing of the Halloween event,” said Coun. Raquel Knust.

“I am very happy to see the haunted house being created again this year. The community young and old gets a good scare out of it.

Along with a haunted house, the event includes hot dogs and hot chocolate at the Lions Gazebo and the fire department supervising a bonfire.

“Last year, the haunted house was very well received by the community,” said Peter Gilowski, with the Lions club.