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Easy pickings for thieves

Easy pickings for thieves

Nov 2, 2016 / 12:30 pm

The theft of two purses from parked cars were easy pickings for thieves as the stolen items were left in plain view. Salmon Arm RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West said...

Life for Shuswap murder

Life for Shuswap murder

Kamloops Nov 1, 2016 / 11:15 am

A man who pleaded guilty to the 2011 drive-by killing of 24-year-old Nicholas Larsen in the Shuswap has been given a life sentence. Jordan Larry Barnes, 30, was...

Shooting heads to Supreme

Shooting heads to Supreme

Salmon Arm Oct 26, 2016 / 2:13 pm

A man charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting on the outskirts of Enderby one year ago is facing a trial in B.C. Supreme Court. Norman...

No cause in fatal crash

No cause in fatal crash

Chase Oct 25, 2016 / 5:06 pm

A B.C. coroner's report did not reach a definitive conclusion as to the cause of a fatal accident in the Shuswap last year involving a small car and a bus...

Lock it or lose

Lock it or lose

Salmon Arm Oct 24, 2016 / 2:24 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP are reminding people not to leave valuables in vehicles. The Shuswap community has experienced a number of thefts from vehicles recently. Staff...

Cafe best on two wheels

Cafe best on two wheels

Sorrento Oct 21, 2016 / 5:00 am

A Shuswap cafe has been hailed as one of the 10 best motorcycle cafes in the world by For the Ride magazine. Sprokkets Cafe is part of the Dreamcycle...

Plea for Rapattack housing

Plea for Rapattack housing

Oct 19, 2016 / 9:27 am

Salmon Arm's mayor is pleading for Rapattack staff to be permitted use of barracks at the local base after January 2018 and has expressed her fear that,...

Driver walks away

Driver walks away

Salmon Arm Oct 18, 2016 / 6:13 pm

They found the accident easily enough, but it took Salmon Arm RCMP a while to find the driver. On Oct. 16 at approximately 7:15 p.m., police and ambulance were...

Rapattack not in danger

Rapattack not in danger

Oct 18, 2016 / 10:26 am

UPDATE: 10:25 a.m. It looks like the rapattack base in Salmon Arm isn't in danger of closing, after all. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource...

Heritage project robbed

Heritage project robbed

Oct 13, 2016 / 4:57 pm

A heritage restoration project on the Shuswap received a significant setback after someone stole thousands of dollars worth of specialty wood. Salmon Arm RCMP...

Student numbers increase

Student numbers increase

Oct 12, 2016 / 12:20 pm

For the first time in 15 years, attendance at School District 83 in the North Okanagan-Shuswap is growing. Superintendent of Schools Glenn Borthistle said...

Stop for children's sake

Stop for children's sake

Salmon Arm Oct 12, 2016 / 12:18 pm

Motorists are being reminded to hit the brakes when they see flashing red lights on a school bus. Operation Safe Stop takes place Friday, Oct. 21 and booths...

Few sockeye to see

Few sockeye to see

Oct 8, 2016 / 5:00 am

Only about 4,000 sockeye salmon are expected to reach the Adams River in the Shuswap region this autumn. It could even be much lower, according to an official...

Kyllo to run again

Kyllo to run again

Oct 7, 2016 / 7:33 am

Shuswap Liberal MLA Greg Kyllo has decided to run for his job once again in next year's provincial election. Kyllo has been acclaimed by the B.C. Liberal...

U-turn causes crash

U-turn causes crash

Oct 6, 2016 / 11:42 am

A driver attempting a u-turn on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm Thursday morning ended up causing a crash that sent a semi truck off the road. Salmon Arm RCMP...

Winning back trust

Winning back trust

Oct 4, 2016 / 4:27 pm

The North Okanagan Shuswap School District's lone trustee is trying to win back the trust of parents following a fraught school year. In June, the school...

Vehicles strike pedestrians

Vehicles strike pedestrians

Sep 30, 2016 / 10:00 am

Salmon Arm police are investigating a collision between two vehicles and a pedestrian. According to Cpl. Wasylenski a westbound Dodge Ram 1500 truck, was...

Students get history lesson

Students get history lesson

Sep 28, 2016 / 5:00 am

Salmon Arm students will get a lesson in First Nations history and culture this week. A truth and reconciliation acknowledgement ceremony will be held at the...

Stolen car full of stolen stuff

Stolen car full of stolen stuff

Sep 26, 2016 / 1:49 pm

Not only was the car stolen, but so was a lot of the stuff in it. Salmon Arm Staff Sgt. Scott West said on Sept. 2 a member of the general public reported a...

High-speed rider gets away

High-speed rider gets away

Sep 26, 2016 / 12:31 pm

A high-revving motorcycle thief got the attention of RCMP last week. A Salmon Arm RCMP officer saw a motorcycle pass his police car on Salmon River Road on...