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Salmon Arm mayor discusses homelessness, housing in state of the city address

Salmon Arm mayor discusses homelessness, housing in state of the city address

May 17, 2024 / 4:00 am

Mayor Alan Harrison identified homelessness as one of the top challenges facing Salmon Arm while giving his state of the city address Thursday. “You have...

Salmon Arm council OKs study to try and avoid adding $2.5 M cost to Auto Road connector project

Salmon Arm council OKs study to try and avoid adding $2.5 M cost to Auto Road connector project

May 16, 2024 / 3:18 pm

Salmon Arm council approved a new $125,000 study to try and avoid adding a further $2.5 million cost to the Auto Road connector project. The new road is being...

Geotechnical work to cause lengthy delays on Hwy 97A south of Sicamous

Geotechnical work to cause lengthy delays on Hwy 97A south of Sicamous

Sicamous May 16, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Travellers should expect delays on Highway 97A south of Sicamous next week, with single lane alternating traffic in effect starting Tuesday as crews begin...

Water rate relief on the horizon as Chase staff prepare bylaw with lower minimum consumption rate

Water rate relief on the horizon as Chase staff prepare bylaw with lower minimum consumption rate

Chase May 16, 2024 / 10:18 am

Relief could be coming sooner than expected for Chase residents who have been struggling with the minimum consumption water rate. At the village council meeting...

Shuswap firefighters heading to Fort Nelson to help fight Parker Lake wildfire

Shuswap firefighters heading to Fort Nelson to help fight Parker Lake wildfire

May 15, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Shuswap firefighters are heading north to help with the Parker Lake wildfire threatening Fort Nelson. In a Facebook post on Tuesday, May 14, the Columbia...

Salmon Arm council votes yes to adding paved shoulder on 10 Avenue SE during ongoing construction

Salmon Arm council votes yes to adding paved shoulder on 10 Avenue SE during ongoing construction

May 15, 2024 / 3:46 pm

The City of Salmon Arm will be widening the road along 10th Avenue SE from 30th Street to 33rd Street as part of future plans for a multi-use pathway....

CSRD to vote on motion to give dock owners until June 30 to apply for permits or risk losing docks

CSRD to vote on motion to give dock owners until June 30 to apply for permits or risk losing docks

Sicamous May 15, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District could be getting ready to issue an ultimatum to Mara Lake dock owners who have so far refused to apply for dock permits....

Village of Chase council to hear plans for water meter repair, replacement which could lead to rate review

Village of Chase council to hear plans for water meter repair, replacement which could lead to rate review

Chase May 14, 2024 / 4:00 am

Chase council members will hear how its administration plans to tackle nearly 300 malfunctioning water meters throughout the village at their next meeting...

Salmon Arm Mounties searching for owner of 'high value' precious metal item turned in to police

Salmon Arm Mounties searching for owner of 'high value' precious metal item turned in to police

May 13, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP are trying to reunite an object only described as a “high value precious metal” item to its rightful owner after it was turned into...

Mounties investigating suspicious blaze which started behind Salmon Arm hotel

Mounties investigating suspicious blaze which started behind Salmon Arm hotel

May 13, 2024 / 2:16 pm

UPDATE: 2:16 p.m. A fire behind the Comfort Inn hotel in Salmon Arm has been deemed suspicious and is under investigation by the RCMP. The Salmon Arm Fire...

New Sicamous fire chief talks about taking on road rescue services

New Sicamous fire chief talks about taking on road rescue services

May 11, 2024 / 12:00 pm

New Sicamous fire chief Lorenzo De Arcangelis says the fire department is “ready and willing” to take on road rescue duties, now that Eagle Valley...

Grand opening of Enderby rail trail section marked by fanfare and protest

Grand opening of Enderby rail trail section marked by fanfare and protest

Enderby May 11, 2024 / 4:00 am

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail partners celebrated the grand opening of the first trail section under clear blue skies in Enderby Friday — but...

Salmon Arm RCMP respond to three different shoplifting incidents over two-day period

Salmon Arm RCMP respond to three different shoplifting incidents over two-day period

May 10, 2024 / 9:00 am

Salmon Arm RCMP dealt with three separate shoplifting incidents over a two-day period at the end of April. Const. Andrew Hodges reported the incidents in a...

Sicamous council commits $10K to study that could mark the first step towards dredging channel

Sicamous council commits $10K to study that could mark the first step towards dredging channel

Sicamous May 10, 2024 / 4:00 am

The District of Sicamous council has agreed to use $10,671 to fund a study that could mark the first step towards a future Sicamous channel dredging project....

Salmon Arm resident recalls 'beautiful moment' when he found out he won $500K lotto prize

Salmon Arm resident recalls 'beautiful moment' when he found out he won $500K lotto prize

May 9, 2024 / 4:12 pm

A Salmon Arm man described it as a “beautiful moment” when he found out he had won a $500,000 lottery prize. Michael Strauch won the $500,000 Extra...

Skydiving festival set to take over the skies and airport of Salmon Arm over Victoria Day weekend

Skydiving festival set to take over the skies and airport of Salmon Arm over Victoria Day weekend

May 9, 2024 / 4:00 am

Keep an eye on the skies over the May long weekend, as a skydiving festival is set to take place in Salmon Arm. Skydive Salmon Arm is hosting its second annual...

Neskonlith Indian Band holds farewell ceremony to thank outgoing Chase police officer

Neskonlith Indian Band holds farewell ceremony to thank outgoing Chase police officer

May 8, 2024 / 7:00 pm

A Chase RCMP Indigenous liaison was honoured by the Neskonlith Indian Band with a ceremony to recognize his commitment to the community as he prepares to leave...

Drunk driver taken off road after erratic driving complaint in Salmon Arm

Drunk driver taken off road after erratic driving complaint in Salmon Arm

May 8, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP say an impaired driver was taken off the road thanks to a resident reporting a vehicle driving erratically. According to police, the incident...

Tensions rising near Chase as Skwlax te Secwepemcuelcw says unruly mushroom pickers trespassed, disrespected land

Tensions rising near Chase as Skwlax te Secwepemcuelcw says unruly mushroom pickers trespassed, disrespected land

Chase May 8, 2024 / 4:00 am

In the wake of a wildfire, morel mushrooms sprout in abundance — but that abundance has led to conflict, as mushroom pickers and buyers descend on North...

Scammer poses as Telus worker, tries to steal Salmon Arm woman's identity

Scammer poses as Telus worker, tries to steal Salmon Arm woman's identity

May 7, 2024 / 3:05 pm

UPDATE: 3:05 p.m. As Salmon Arm police issue a warning about scammers posing as Telus workers, a company spokesperson says legitimate employees will never ask...