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BC Wildfire Service plans to burn 250 debris piles in the Anglemont area as part of wildfire risk reduction project

BC Wildfire Service plans to burn 250 debris piles in the Anglemont area as part of wildfire risk reduction project

Anglemont Mar 25, 2024 / 2:42 pm

The BC Wildfire Service, Okanagan Shuswap Resource District and Anglemont Fire Department will be burning about 250 piles of wood debris in the Anglemont area...

Salmon Arm police warn residents of new text message scam alleging speed camera infractions

Salmon Arm police warn residents of new text message scam alleging speed camera infractions

Mar 25, 2024 / 12:54 pm

Mounties are warning Salmon Arm residents about a new scam involving text messages which claim the recipient has received a speed camera infraction, demanding...

Two men got into a fight in the Centenoka Park Mall bathroom, Mounties say

Two men got into a fight in the Centenoka Park Mall bathroom, Mounties say

Mar 25, 2024 / 10:45 am

Mounties say a 44-year-old man and a 25-year-old man exchanged blows in the bathroom of Salmon Arm's Centenoka Park Mall earlier this month. Const. Andrew...

The Point at Adams Lake Resort has announced a permanent closure following a devastating fire in February

The Point at Adams Lake Resort has announced a permanent closure following a devastating fire in February

Chase Mar 24, 2024 / 4:00 am

The owner of the Point on Adams Lake Resort has announced the permanent closure of the resort following a devastating fire in February. Richard (Rick)...

AIM Roads announces plans for bridge maintenance on Highway 1 near Chase starting Tuesday

AIM Roads announces plans for bridge maintenance on Highway 1 near Chase starting Tuesday

Chase Mar 23, 2024 / 10:00 am

Expect delays on Highway 1 near Chase on Tuesday with bridge maintenance planned to begin at 8 a.m. AIM Roads announced in a Facebook post that crews will be...

CSRD board votes against 'monster subdivision' proposed for Tappen

CSRD board votes against 'monster subdivision' proposed for Tappen

Mar 23, 2024 / 4:00 am

Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors have voted against an 86-lot subdivision proposed for Tappen. At the March 21 CSRD board of directors meeting, a...

Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm clear after crews finish vehicle recovery work

Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm clear after crews finish vehicle recovery work

Mar 22, 2024 / 6:12 pm

DriveBC is reporting that Highway 1 through Salmon Arm is now clear after crews spent the day conducting recovery work on Friday. Vehicle recovery efforts...

CSRD directors ask Interior Health for better collaboration on algae blooms, hazardous spills

CSRD directors ask Interior Health for better collaboration on algae blooms, hazardous spills

Mar 22, 2024 / 4:05 pm

Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors have asked Interior Health and the provincial ministry of environment for improved collaboration when responding to...

Vehicle recovery planned Friday along Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm

Vehicle recovery planned Friday along Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm

Mar 21, 2024 / 5:03 pm

Vehicle recovery efforts are expected to cause minor delays on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm Friday morning. A report from DriveBC said vehicle recovery work will...

Stolen bird returned safely to Salmon Arm pet store, promptly purchased by relieved customer

Stolen bird returned safely to Salmon Arm pet store, promptly purchased by relieved customer

Mar 21, 2024 / 2:49 pm

UPDATE: 2:49 p.m. A parrot stolen on Tuesday morning has been returned to a Salmon Arm pet store, and was promptly purchased by a relieved customer. Jenny...

Proposal for fast food restaurant, gas bar in Sicamous heading to committee of the whole

Proposal for fast food restaurant, gas bar in Sicamous heading to committee of the whole

Sicamous Mar 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

A development including a triple fast food restaurant with a drive thru, gas bar and electric vehicle chargers has been proposed for a controversial site on...

Shuswap Community Foundation giving away more than $120K as part of 2024 grant program

Shuswap Community Foundation giving away more than $120K as part of 2024 grant program

Mar 20, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Shuswap Community Foundation is set to give away more than $120,000 as part of its 2024 grant program. In a press release, Shuswap Community Foundation said it...

Council agrees to support 2024 Sicamous graduates with additional bursary

Council agrees to support 2024 Sicamous graduates with additional bursary

Sicamous Mar 20, 2024 / 12:23 pm

Sicamous council has agreed to make another $500 bursary available for this year's group of graduates from Eagle Valley secondary school. Council received a...

Councillors like free ferry plan floated by Sicamous Development Corporation

Councillors like free ferry plan floated by Sicamous Development Corporation

Sicamous Mar 20, 2024 / 4:00 am

District councillors are mostly positive about a proposed free ferry service that would connect Sicamous to the start of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail,...

New McDonald's proposed for west side of Salmon Arm

New McDonald's proposed for west side of Salmon Arm

Mar 19, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Plans for a new McDonald’s restaurant on the west side of Salmon Arm were revealed as part of a development permit application which came forward during a...

Planned BC Hydro outage will leave thousands in Chase, surrounding area without power overnight

Planned BC Hydro outage will leave thousands in Chase, surrounding area without power overnight

Shuswap Mar 19, 2024 / 3:59 pm

BC Hydro has an overnight outage scheduled Tuesday that will impact thousands of people in Chase and some surrounding areas. Power is expected to be out from 8...

Salmon Arm pet store offering cash reward after theft of $1,800 parrot

Salmon Arm pet store offering cash reward after theft of $1,800 parrot

Mar 19, 2024 / 11:17 am

A Salmon Arm pet store is offering a cash reward after the theft of an expensive parrot on Monday. A sun conure was taken from Ed’s World of Critters and...

Canucks legend McLean in Chase to present $100K donation for arena renovations

Canucks legend McLean in Chase to present $100K donation for arena renovations

Chase Mar 19, 2024 / 4:00 am

Legendary Vancouver Canucks goaltender Kirk McLean and beloved mascot Finn were in Chase on Monday presenting a $100,000 donation for much-needed renovations at...

Smoke is in the air as Salmon Arm begins issuing permits to allow burning of yard waste

Smoke is in the air as Salmon Arm begins issuing permits to allow burning of yard waste

Mar 18, 2024 / 4:03 pm

The City of Salmon Arm is ready to let residents burn their yard waste — as long as they apply for the proper permit. Salmon Arm has officially opened...

Sicamous council denies temporary permit for short-term rental operator

Sicamous council denies temporary permit for short-term rental operator

Sicamous Mar 16, 2024 / 2:01 pm

Sicamous council has said no to a resident looking for a temporary use permit allowing his short term rental to operate in a residential area. At its regular...