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Shuswap buses see increased ridership as residents, elected officials join Transit Challenge Week

Shuswap buses see increased ridership as residents, elected officials join Transit Challenge Week

Jan 31, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Transit Challenge Week has kicked off in the Shuswap and across the Okanagan. The Okanagan Transit Association and the Shuswap Climate Action Society have...

Construction on the Shuswap (Secwépemc) Healing Centre in Sicamous expected to begin in March

Construction on the Shuswap (Secwépemc) Healing Centre in Sicamous expected to begin in March

Sicamous Jan 31, 2024 / 4:00 am

Construction on the Shuswap (Secwépemc) Healing Centre could begin as early as March, according to a report from the District of Sicamous' CAO. CAO...

City of Salmon Arm eyes bringing in e-scooters

City of Salmon Arm eyes bringing in e-scooters

Jan 30, 2024 / 5:00 pm

Salmon Arm city council has asked a city committee to look into bringing rentable e-scooters to the community. At the Jan. 22 city council meeting, Coun. Debbie...

Salmon Arm's new tree-protection bylaw set for public consultation

Salmon Arm's new tree-protection bylaw set for public consultation

Jan 30, 2024 / 11:59 am

Salmon Arm council has sent its tree-protection bylaw to public consultation. At the Jan. 22 City of Salmon Arm council meeting, Gary Buxton, the city's...

Preliminary budget report eyes 3.33% tax increase for Sicamous

Preliminary budget report eyes 3.33% tax increase for Sicamous

Sicamous Jan 30, 2024 / 4:00 am

Preliminary budget report has Sicamous set for a 3.33% tax increase. At the Jan. 24 District of Sicamous Select Finance Committee meeting, Bianca Colonna, chief...

Sicamous Community Health Centre to welcome new doctor in fall

Sicamous Community Health Centre to welcome new doctor in fall

Sicamous Jan 29, 2024 / 6:00 pm

The Sicamous Community Health Centre will welcome a new full-time physician later this year. Dr. Ebikabowei "Lucky" Kotingo will join the primary...

Sicamous Mounties arrest suspect in December assault, carjacking

Sicamous Mounties arrest suspect in December assault, carjacking

Sicamous Jan 29, 2024 / 12:54 pm

Sicamous Mounties say they've made an arrest in connection with a case in which a senior was assaulted last month and had his vehicle stolen. In a news...

Salmon Arm Tennis Club says unplug and play free lessons a smashing success

Salmon Arm Tennis Club says unplug and play free lessons a smashing success

Jan 29, 2024 / 12:00 pm

The Salmon Arm Tennis Club says its Unplug and Play lessons were a smashing success. On Saturday, club hosted free lessons for children and adults as part of...

Salmon Arm residents scammed by fraudsters posing as telecom reps, police say

Salmon Arm residents scammed by fraudsters posing as telecom reps, police say

Jan 28, 2024 / 4:00 am

A pair of Salmon Arm residents have fallen victim to fraudsters posing as telecommunications company representatives, police say. In a news release, RCMP Const....

North Okanagan-Shuswap school district learns more students are dealing with food insecurity issues

North Okanagan-Shuswap school district learns more students are dealing with food insecurity issues

North Okanagan-Shuswap Jan 27, 2024 / 3:00 pm

School District 83 trustees learned students are working more and are struggling with food security. At their last board meeting, Director of Instruction...

Eagle Valley Rescue Society asks District of Sicamous to integrate road rescues into the fire department

Eagle Valley Rescue Society asks District of Sicamous to integrate road rescues into the fire department

Sicamous Jan 27, 2024 / 9:00 am

Eagle Valley Rescue Society has asked District of Sicamous to absorb the service into the fire department. Kelly Hesleton attended the Jan. 24 District of...

South Shuswap Rides announces expanded service with purchase of new electric vehicle

South Shuswap Rides announces expanded service with purchase of new electric vehicle

South Shuswap Jan 27, 2024 / 4:00 am

A Shuswap rideshare is expanding its operations with the purchase of a second electric vehicle. The new South Shuswap Rides vehicle cost $95,327 and was...

School district asked to support efforts to build trail connecting Haney Heritage Village, Little Mountain Park

School district asked to support efforts to build trail connecting Haney Heritage Village, Little Mountain Park

Jan 26, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Support from School District 83 is being sought for an Agricultural Land Commission application to create a walking trail from Haney Heritage park to Little...

RCMP say assault at Salmon Arm car wash result of payment machine frustration

RCMP say assault at Salmon Arm car wash result of payment machine frustration

Jan 26, 2024 / 3:43 pm

Mounties say car wash payment frustration lead to an assault. “On Jan. 11 a complainant reported a man had broken a payment screen, and pushed an employee...

Salmon Arm man out $50K after sending cash to fraudster posing as American girlfriend

Salmon Arm man out $50K after sending cash to fraudster posing as American girlfriend

Jan 26, 2024 / 12:00 pm

A Salmon Arm man is out $50,000 after sending cash to a person posing as his American girlfriend, according to police. RCMP Const. Andrew Hodges said the man...

Sicamous council approves permits for new housing projects, laud upcoming developments

Sicamous council approves permits for new housing projects, laud upcoming developments

Sicamous Jan 26, 2024 / 4:00 am

Sicamous councillors say they are excited about plans for new building projects in the community this year, approving a pair of permits for proposed residential...

Sicamous council earmarks $1,500 for upcoming women's fastball tournament

Sicamous council earmarks $1,500 for upcoming women's fastball tournament

Sicamous Jan 25, 2024 / 5:00 pm

The District of Sicamous council will pitch in $1,500 to support an upcoming women's fastball tournament. Jake Dewitt, Sicamous Minor Softball president,...

Salmon Arm RCMP report catching two prohibited drivers behind the wheel

Salmon Arm RCMP report catching two prohibited drivers behind the wheel

Jan 25, 2024 / 2:27 pm

Two prohibited drivers were caught behind the wheel by Salmon Arm RCMP. Const. Andrew Hodges, of the Salmon Arm RCMP, said in a press release two separate...

Salmon Arm RCMP investigating after two tool thefts reported

Salmon Arm RCMP investigating after two tool thefts reported

Jan 25, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Police are investigating after receiving two separate reports of expensive tools stolen from Salmon Arm properties. In a Thursday news release, Salmon Arm RCMP...

Dock owner coalition asks Sicamous council to forgo rail trail to preserve docks

Dock owner coalition asks Sicamous council to forgo rail trail to preserve docks

Sicamous Jan 25, 2024 / 4:00 am

A coalition of Shuswap property owners and residents asked the District of Sicamous Wednesday to forgo plans for a rail trail, voicing concerns about losing...