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Chase village council directs staff to prepare tax rate bylaw with 9.8 per cent tax increase

Chase village council directs staff to prepare tax rate bylaw with 9.8 per cent tax increase

Chase Apr 4, 2024 / 4:33 pm

Village of Chase council approved a motion to have staff prepare the 2024 tax rate bylaw with a 9.8 per cent tax rate increase. In a special budget meeting on...

New Sicamous fire chief prepares to step into his role in mid-April

New Sicamous fire chief prepares to step into his role in mid-April

Apr 4, 2024 / 2:14 pm

Lorenzo De Arcangelis has been named the new chief of the Sicamous Fire Department. Previous Fire Chief Brett Ogino officially retired in March after 28 years...

Three suspects in custody after Sorrento break and enter led to a standoff in Salmon Arm

Three suspects in custody after Sorrento break and enter led to a standoff in Salmon Arm

Apr 4, 2024 / 11:30 am

Mounties have arrested three suspects after an early morning break and enter in Sorrento led to a short standoff and a hold and secure order placed on a middle...

Chase council agrees on 2024 budget, including funds for cemetery, hiking trails, arena parking lot

Chase council agrees on 2024 budget, including funds for cemetery, hiking trails, arena parking lot

Chase Apr 4, 2024 / 10:00 am

Chase council agreed on this year's proposed budget and decided how to allocate $1.5 million in provincial grant money at its April 2 special budget...

Salmon Arm's Kate Boutilier tests French pastry skills on Food Network's Spring Baking Championship

Salmon Arm's Kate Boutilier tests French pastry skills on Food Network's Spring Baking Championship

Apr 4, 2024 / 4:00 am

Salmon Arm’s own Katelyn Boutilier is baking up a storm on the Food Network’s Spring Baking Championships. Boutilier owns and operates Flake Pastry...

Gabriel Vizcaino and quartet to perform in Salmon Arm next week

Gabriel Vizcaino and quartet to perform in Salmon Arm next week

Apr 3, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The Salmon Arm Jazz Club will be hosting a performance from Ecuador-born guitarist Gabriel Vizcaino and his quartet on April 11 at the Nexus at First Community....

Sicamous water mains undergoing spring cleaning

Sicamous water mains undergoing spring cleaning

Sicamous Apr 3, 2024 / 10:35 am

The District of Sicamous is advising residents not to be alarmed by occasional low water pressure or slightly discoloured water over the coming weeks. Sicamous...

Sicamous RCMP seize thousands of contraband nicotine pouches, vape products over long weekend

Sicamous RCMP seize thousands of contraband nicotine pouches, vape products over long weekend

Apr 3, 2024 / 7:00 am

Sicamous RCMP seized more than 1,000 tins of contraband nicotine pouches and 1,400 more contraband nicotine vape products from a Mercedes SUV on Good Friday....

Shuswap Fire Department to host annual wildland fire practice Tuesday in Notch Hill area

Shuswap Fire Department to host annual wildland fire practice Tuesday in Notch Hill area

Notch Hill Apr 2, 2024 / 12:14 pm

The Shuswap Fire Department tells residents not to be alarmed by smoke Tuesday in the Notch Hill area. The department said crews will be conducting annual...

Mini Science Night hosted by BC Children's Hospital Research Institute coming to Salmon Arm

Mini Science Night hosted by BC Children's Hospital Research Institute coming to Salmon Arm

Apr 2, 2024 / 4:00 am

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute is hosting a pair of free science nights in Salmon Arm, where high school students and city residents can learn...

City of Salmon Arm to receive $411K grant for multi-use path connecting uptown, downtown

City of Salmon Arm to receive $411K grant for multi-use path connecting uptown, downtown

Apr 1, 2024 / 4:00 am

The City of Salmon Arm will be receiving $411,000 through the BC Active Transportation Infrastructure Grant Program to help pay for the downtown to uptown...

CSRD board decides to take a wait and see approach to new provincial short-term rental legislation

CSRD board decides to take a wait and see approach to new provincial short-term rental legislation

Mar 31, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has announced it will take a wait and see approach to short-term rentals in a statement posted on their website last...

Salmon Arm wildfire mitigation town hall touts effectiveness of FireSmart BC program

Salmon Arm wildfire mitigation town hall touts effectiveness of FireSmart BC program

Mar 30, 2024 / 4:00 am

Small changes made around the home can make all the difference in mitigating wildfire danger. That was the message delivered to residents who attended the City...

Construction of the Shuswap-North Okanagan Rail Trail has officially started

Construction of the Shuswap-North Okanagan Rail Trail has officially started

North Okanagan Shuswap Mar 29, 2024 / 5:00 pm

Work on the Shuswap-North Okanagan Rail Trail has begun. According to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, following the development of a “hugely...

Salmon Arm Mounties say man allegedly in breach of release conditions fled across Highway 1 before being apprehended

Salmon Arm Mounties say man allegedly in breach of release conditions fled across Highway 1 before being apprehended

Mar 29, 2024 / 10:55 am

Salmon Arm RCMP say charges have been laid against a man who allegedly fled across the Trans-Canada Highway after being spotted in breach of release conditions....

Castanet News launches new team dedicated to serving the Shuswap

Castanet News launches new team dedicated to serving the Shuswap

Mar 29, 2024 / 4:00 am

Castanet News has officially expanded to the Shuswap. Salmon Arm has become home to Castanet’s sixth newsroom, adding to our network spanning the Okanagan...

Utility work in Salmon Arm will require temporary closure of 30th Street starting Monday

Utility work in Salmon Arm will require temporary closure of 30th Street starting Monday

Mar 28, 2024 / 12:19 pm

The City of Salmon Arm said 30th Street will be closed for more than a week starting Monday, allowing crews to complete utility work. The street will be blocked...

District of Sicamous releases statement following claims council members were threatened over rail trail decision

District of Sicamous releases statement following claims council members were threatened over rail trail decision

Sicamous Mar 28, 2024 / 4:00 am

Sicamous Mayor Colleen Anderson read aloud a press release during a Wednesday meeting, expressing concern for members of council and the community who have been...

RCMP spot man attempting to hide in a vehicle, discover he has active warrants in two BC municipalities

RCMP spot man attempting to hide in a vehicle, discover he has active warrants in two BC municipalities

Mar 27, 2024 / 12:18 pm

Mounties spotted a man attempting to hide in his vehicle and soon discovered he is wanted on warrants in several locations. Const. Andrew Hodges of the Salmon...

Salmon Arm council votes to apply for $150K grant to augment 2024 climate action plan

Salmon Arm council votes to apply for $150K grant to augment 2024 climate action plan

Mar 27, 2024 / 4:00 am

The City of Salmon Arm is applying for a $150,000 grant to help cover the costs of a 2024 climate action plan. Council approved a motion to apply for the grant,...