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Vehicles strike pedestrians

Vehicles strike pedestrians

Sep 30, 2016 / 10:00 am

Salmon Arm police are investigating a collision between two vehicles and a pedestrian. According to Cpl. Wasylenski a westbound Dodge Ram 1500 truck, was...

Students get history lesson

Students get history lesson

Sep 28, 2016 / 5:00 am

Salmon Arm students will get a lesson in First Nations history and culture this week. A truth and reconciliation acknowledgement ceremony will be held at the...

Stolen car full of stolen stuff

Stolen car full of stolen stuff

Sep 26, 2016 / 1:49 pm

Not only was the car stolen, but so was a lot of the stuff in it. Salmon Arm Staff Sgt. Scott West said on Sept. 2 a member of the general public reported a...

High-speed rider gets away

High-speed rider gets away

Sep 26, 2016 / 12:31 pm

A high-revving motorcycle thief got the attention of RCMP last week. A Salmon Arm RCMP officer saw a motorcycle pass his police car on Salmon River Road on...

Hwy 1 to get facelift

Hwy 1 to get facelift

Sep 22, 2016 / 2:15 pm

UPDATED: 2:15 p.m. The B.C. government has announced plans to widen the Trans-Canada Highway west of the downtown core in Salmon Arm. The Transportation...

Storm hammers Shuswap

Storm hammers Shuswap

Sep 19, 2016 / 6:15 am

Residents are cleaning up the aftermath of damage from a huge storm that hit Magna Bay Resort and other Shuswap Lake communities on the weekend. The deluge was...

Fined for breaking the rules

Fined for breaking the rules

Sep 15, 2016 / 8:58 pm

A Salmon Arm mutual funds salesman was hit with a heavy fine and banned from conducting business for three years. The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada...

Hwy 97A reopened

Hwy 97A reopened

Sicamous Sep 13, 2016 / 9:51 pm

UPDATE: 9:50 p.m. Highway 97A is now open in both directions 10 kilometres south of Sicamous, Drive BC reports. "Expect delays due to congestion," it...

Highway 1 reopens

Highway 1 reopens

Sicamous Sep 8, 2016 / 6:05 pm

UPDATE: 6 p.m. Highway 1 has partially reopened between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. The highway is now reduced to single-lane-alternating traffic. ORIGINAL: 5:30...

Walk surpasses goal

Walk surpasses goal

Sep 7, 2016 / 11:50 am

When Tim Walters set out on a 160 kilometre trek, he hoped to raise around $4,000. But by the time the Okanagan College English professor was done, he had...

Closed to fishing

Closed to fishing

Sep 1, 2016 / 10:54 am

A low water level in the Shuwap region's Salmon River has prompted the B.C. government to stop all angling in Salmon Arm Bay. Officials are hoping the...

Several hurt in accident

Several hurt in accident

Sorrento Aug 30, 2016 / 3:55 pm

A helicopter had to be called in to rush several people with serious injuries to hospital following a multi-vehicle accident near Sorrento on the weekend. On...

2 injured in highway crash

2 injured in highway crash

Aug 23, 2016 / 12:36 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP report two people were injured in a dramatic crash that closed Highway 97B in both directions Monday afternoon although no one appeared to be...

Highway 97B reopens

Highway 97B reopens

Aug 22, 2016 / 6:50 pm

UPDATE: Highway 97B has now fully reopned to traffic. Highway 97B is closed in both directions in Salmon Arm due to a vehicle incident. The road is closed at...

Concert goers well behaved

Concert goers well behaved

Aug 22, 2016 / 2:46 pm

There were more calls than usual, but police in Salmon Arm were not singing the blues during one of the busiest weekends of the year. The annual Roots and Blues...

Crime spree ends in arrest

Crime spree ends in arrest

Aug 19, 2016 / 4:14 pm

A man alleged to have gone on a crime spree in the North Okanagan and Shuswap regions was nabbed by RCMP last week. Richard Robert Taylor, 28, had recently been...

Salmon Arm ready to party

Salmon Arm ready to party

Aug 18, 2016 / 5:00 am

More than 40 musical acts, including Colvin & Earle, Whitehorse and folk legend Tim Williams, are in Salmon Arm this weekend for the 24th annual Roots and...

Series of Shuswap crashes

Series of Shuswap crashes

Chase Aug 15, 2016 / 1:41 pm

Emergency crews in Chase have been kept busy over the past few days following a series of accidents, the most serious of which involved a lone motorcyclist. On...

Fleeing driver eludes cops

Fleeing driver eludes cops

Chase Aug 15, 2016 / 12:09 pm

While the majority of drivers have been behaving themselves in the Chase region this summer, there has been a notable exception. Between July 22 and Aug. 15,...

Shots fired near Chase

Shots fired near Chase

Adams Lake Aug 15, 2016 / 11:49 am

Chase RCMP were called to a report of semi-automatic rifle fire early Sunday morning. On August 14 at 4 a.m., police responded to a call from Adams Lake...