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Eagle Bay Fire Hall renovations could get an additional $40K in funding to pay for upgrades

Eagle Bay Fire Hall renovations could get an additional $40K in funding to pay for upgrades

Eagle Bay Mar 15, 2024 / 2:34 pm

The Eagle Bay Fire Hall could receive an additional $40,000 to add new bay doors while it undergoes previously scheduled renovations. There’s a motion on...

Sicamous committee vows to continue a fight for more funding to stop invasive mussels

Sicamous committee vows to continue a fight for more funding to stop invasive mussels

Sicamous Mar 15, 2024 / 4:00 am

Sicamous council members vowed to continue to fight for funding to stop the spread of invasive mussels after hearing a presentation on B.C.’s invasive...

Death of a 23-year-old driver a 'grim reminder' to wear your seatbelt says Salmon Arm RCMP

Death of a 23-year-old driver a 'grim reminder' to wear your seatbelt says Salmon Arm RCMP

Mar 14, 2024 / 9:54 pm

A 23-year-old has died following a two-vehicle collision and vehicle fire on Highway 97B in Salmon Arm, Wednesday. The young man was reportedly not wearing a...

Salmon Arm police seek public assistance locating SUV

Salmon Arm police seek public assistance locating SUV

Mar 14, 2024 / 8:21 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance locating a 2022 grey Ford Explorer. Mounties say the vehicle was seen being occupied by suspects...

McCune selected to represent the BC United in Salmon Arm-Shuswap riding for 2024 provincial election

McCune selected to represent the BC United in Salmon Arm-Shuswap riding for 2024 provincial election

Mar 14, 2024 / 4:35 pm

BC United members in the Salmon Arm-Shuswap riding have chosen a new Greg to carry their banner in the upcoming provincial election. Members of the party, which...

Farmer's market coupon program helps more than 105 low income Salmon Arm residents

Farmer's market coupon program helps more than 105 low income Salmon Arm residents

Mar 14, 2024 / 3:00 pm

More than 105 low income residents were able to access local goods from the Salmon Arm Farmers Market through a nutrition coupon program, according to the BC...

Sicamous committee sets April date for public hearing on rail trail zoning, but further hearings possible

Sicamous committee sets April date for public hearing on rail trail zoning, but further hearings possible

Sicamous Mar 14, 2024 / 4:00 am

Sicamous council members have set a date to hear from the public as they reconsider their decision to deny rail trail zoning, but this hearing won't be the...

Producers of true-crime show seek exhibits from Salmon Arm teens' love triangle murder trials

Producers of true-crime show seek exhibits from Salmon Arm teens' love triangle murder trials

Mar 14, 2024 / 4:00 am

A B.C. Supreme Court judge will consider whether to hand over evidence from a high-profile Salmon Arm murder — video, crime scene photos and other...

District of Sicamous to host public consultation meeting on 2024 financial plan

District of Sicamous to host public consultation meeting on 2024 financial plan

Sicamous Mar 13, 2024 / 4:00 pm

The District of Sicamous will be hosting a meeting at the end of March to receive input from the public about its 2024 financial plan. All residents are invited...

Salmon Arm council agrees to change garbage collection bylaw to reduce risk of bear conflicts

Salmon Arm council agrees to change garbage collection bylaw to reduce risk of bear conflicts

Mar 13, 2024 / 2:00 pm

Salmon Arm council voted Monday to amend its curbside collection bylaw in order to reduce the risk of conflicts with black bears in the community. Under the new...

Multi-vehicle incident closes Hwy 97B in Salmon Arm near 10 Ave SE

Multi-vehicle incident closes Hwy 97B in Salmon Arm near 10 Ave SE

Mar 13, 2024 / 9:37 am

UPDATE: 9:37 a.m. A detour is now in place with flaggers stationed at 10 Avenue SE and Auto Road. The detour will take drivers via Auto Road through the...

Chase residents voice concerns with water rates as 2024 budget presented to council

Chase residents voice concerns with water rates as 2024 budget presented to council

Chase Mar 13, 2024 / 4:00 am

Chase residents frustrated about recent utility increases interrupted the village's chief financial officer during a council meeting Tuesday, asking...

Salmon Arm water main upgrades could set the stage for future pedestrian walking paths

Salmon Arm water main upgrades could set the stage for future pedestrian walking paths

Mar 12, 2024 / 4:00 pm

Salmon Arm council has directed staff to look for ways to improve pedestrian safety and potentially prepare for a new multi-use path as it approved water main...

Sicamous council will consider free ferry to take passengers from downtown to start of rail trail

Sicamous council will consider free ferry to take passengers from downtown to start of rail trail

Sicamous Mar 12, 2024 / 12:00 pm

A free ferry service to get people from Sicamous to the start of the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail will soon be considered by Sicamous councillors. At the...

Salmon Arm's Shaw Centre will now be known as Rogers Rink

Salmon Arm's Shaw Centre will now be known as Rogers Rink

Mar 12, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Shaw Centre is no more, Salmon Arm’s primary hockey arena will now be known as Rogers Rink. The name change was discussed during Monday's council...

Marshall, McLachlan among headliners for July's Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

Marshall, McLachlan among headliners for July's Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

Mar 11, 2024 / 5:39 pm

Organizers of the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival have unveiled the event’s lineup for 2024, and it includes some big names. Amanda Marshall, Sarah...

Sicamous, Splatsin councils hold groundbreaking ceremony for $10 million healing centre

Sicamous, Splatsin councils hold groundbreaking ceremony for $10 million healing centre

Sicamous Mar 11, 2024 / 3:00 pm

Sicamous and Splatsin councils gathered Monday for a groundbreaking ceremony as construction on the $10-million Shuswap (Secwépemc) Healing Centre is set...

Wildfire mitigation specialist encourages Shuswap residents to take part in FireSmart program

Wildfire mitigation specialist encourages Shuswap residents to take part in FireSmart program

Mar 9, 2024 / 4:00 am

Eight neighbourhoods in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have completed the FireSmart wildfire mitigation program, and a wildfire mitigation specialist...

Man breaks into Salmon Arm Tim Hortons trying to extinguish fire, stops to steal cellphone

Man breaks into Salmon Arm Tim Hortons trying to extinguish fire, stops to steal cellphone

Mar 8, 2024 / 6:02 pm

Salmon Arm police say a man was arrested after breaking into a Tim Hortons restaurant looking for water to put out a fire, taking an employee's cell phone...

Salmon Arm man suffered rude awakening after 'pet rock' smashes through window

Salmon Arm man suffered rude awakening after 'pet rock' smashes through window

Mar 8, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Mounties say a Salmon Arm man woke up to an alarming and confusing scene after someone threw a hand painted "pet rock" through his front window early...