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Sicamous Earth Day community clean up rakes in 1,000 pounds of garbage

Sicamous Earth Day community clean up rakes in 1,000 pounds of garbage

Sicamous Apr 30, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The District of Sicamous says the annual Earth Day community cleanup, held in partnership with Sicamous Communities in Bloom, resulted in the collection of...

Salmon Arm council approves parcel tax rate increase to fuel sterile insect release program

Salmon Arm council approves parcel tax rate increase to fuel sterile insect release program

Apr 30, 2024 / 4:00 am

Salmon Arm council approved an increase for the Sterile Insect Release Program parcel tax in a special meeting Monday April 29. The rate was raised to $162.68...

Salmon Arm Silverbacks set for rematch with Penticton Vees in BCHL Interior Conference final

Salmon Arm Silverbacks set for rematch with Penticton Vees in BCHL Interior Conference final

BCHL Apr 29, 2024 / 4:00 pm

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are heading to the BCHL Interior Conference final for a rematch of last year's series against the Penticton Vees. With a 6-2 win...

CSRD Fire Services calling on residents to exercise extra caution while burning brush piles

CSRD Fire Services calling on residents to exercise extra caution while burning brush piles

Apr 27, 2024 / 10:00 am

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services is warning residents to exercise caution when burning brush piles. In a Facebook post this past week, the...

Singer songwriter Luke Wallace to perform at Canooligans for Salmon Arm Folk Music Society

Singer songwriter Luke Wallace to perform at Canooligans for Salmon Arm Folk Music Society

Apr 26, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society will be bringing singer songwriter Luke Wallace to perform live at Canooligans’ on Thursday, May 2. Wallace is a...

Skwlax issues warning after unauthorized mushroom pickers caught camping, having fires on band land

Skwlax issues warning after unauthorized mushroom pickers caught camping, having fires on band land

Chase Apr 26, 2024 / 12:28 pm

Skwlax te Secwepemcúlecw is warning outside mushroom pickers to steer clear of its territory. The band is located near Little Shuswap Lake, northeast of...

BC Hydro says power has been restored after earlier outage in North Shuswap, Sunnybrae areas

BC Hydro says power has been restored after earlier outage in North Shuswap, Sunnybrae areas

North Shuswap Apr 26, 2024 / 12:15 pm

UPDATE: 12:15 p.m. BC Hydro reports power has been restored to Shuswap customers impacted by an earlier outage. ORIGINAL: 8:57 a.m. Three separate power...

Councillors say rail trail zoning likely to be adjusted, but won't impact pathway plans

Councillors say rail trail zoning likely to be adjusted, but won't impact pathway plans

Apr 26, 2024 / 4:00 am

District of Sicamous Coun. Gord Bushell presented his draft of a new transportation corridor zoning classification at a Wednesday meeting — proposed for...

Salmon Arm RCMP recover three stolen dirt bikes from the same trail over five days

Salmon Arm RCMP recover three stolen dirt bikes from the same trail over five days

Apr 25, 2024 / 3:50 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP say its officers have recovered three stolen dirt bikes found in the same area over the last five days. Salmon Arm RCMP Const. Andrew Hodges...

Salmon Arm woman loses $4,500 in Facebook bitcoin scam

Salmon Arm woman loses $4,500 in Facebook bitcoin scam

Apr 25, 2024 / 9:55 am

A Facebook group post promising a job scammed a Salmon Arm woman out of $4,500 by having her send them bitcoin for the promise of employment. Const. Andrew...

Skwlax celebrates ribbon cutting for new subdivision to welcome home members forced out by wildfire

Skwlax celebrates ribbon cutting for new subdivision to welcome home members forced out by wildfire

Chase Apr 25, 2024 / 9:07 am

Just eight months after their homes were destroyed by the Bush Creek East Wildfire, members of Skwlax te Secwepemculecw are returning as new residences are...

Tappen Llama Sanctuary prepares to welcome feline residents, introduce new cat cafe

Tappen Llama Sanctuary prepares to welcome feline residents, introduce new cat cafe

Apr 24, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Llama Sanctuary is preparing to welcome some new residents with a cat hotel and a Kitty Kat Cafe which will allow visitors to sit and enjoy a warm drink...

Salmon Arm RCMP probe reports of teens rolling tires, rims toward Trans-Canada Highway

Salmon Arm RCMP probe reports of teens rolling tires, rims toward Trans-Canada Highway

Apr 23, 2024 / 1:10 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP said they are investigating after two separate incidents of teenagers rolling car tires with rims downhill toward Highway 1, one of which...

Councillor plans to propose more zoning changes for the Sicamous section of the rail trail

Councillor plans to propose more zoning changes for the Sicamous section of the rail trail

Sicamous Apr 23, 2024 / 4:00 am

Zoning issues for the Sicamous section of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail were resolved when the District of Sicamous council voted unanimously to pass...

Canadian jazz supergroup Triology to perform at The Nexus at First in Salmon Arm

Canadian jazz supergroup Triology to perform at The Nexus at First in Salmon Arm

Apr 22, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The Salmon Arm Jazz Club is hosting a performance from Canadian jazz supergroup Triology at The Nexus at First this Friday. Triology features Jodi Proznick on...

Chase and District Chamber of Commerce announces $40K grant for tourism initiatives

Chase and District Chamber of Commerce announces $40K grant for tourism initiatives

Chase Apr 22, 2024 / 11:05 am

The Chase and District Chamber of Commerce has been awarded $40,000 after successfully applying for Destination British Columbia’s Experience Enhancement...

Salmon Arm man's sentencing for child pornography, luring charges delayed until November

Salmon Arm man's sentencing for child pornography, luring charges delayed until November

Apr 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Salmon Arm man who pleaded guilty to child sex charges will have to wait until at least November to find out his sentence. Brecken Peters' sentencing...

Salmon Arm man claimed neighbour's motorcycle was his, but it wasn't

Salmon Arm man claimed neighbour's motorcycle was his, but it wasn't

Apr 20, 2024 / 3:00 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP have cautioned a man after he claimed his neighbour's motorcycle was his own. Const. Andrew Hodges said in a press release that a man...

Injured man refused to co-operate with Salmon Arm RCMP

Injured man refused to co-operate with Salmon Arm RCMP

Apr 20, 2024 / 11:00 am

A Shuswap man declined to co-operate with authorities after being thrown from a vehicle. Salmon Arm RCMP Const. Andrew Hodges said on April 14, police received...

Salmon Arm RCMP catch impaired driver driving without a license - again

Salmon Arm RCMP catch impaired driver driving without a license - again

Apr 20, 2024 / 10:08 am

Some people just don't learn. Salmon Arm RCMP caught a man driving without a license - again. The man was also found to be driving under the influence....