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Shuswap intersection safer

Shuswap intersection safer

Jul 19, 2016 / 2:32 pm

Construction is complete on a project that will improve safety at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road. The project,...

Local company gets job

Local company gets job

Jul 12, 2016 / 4:17 pm

A contract has been awarded to Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. for a resurfacing project near Shuswap Lake Provincial Park. “A local Okanagan company will...

Fighting, but not talking

Fighting, but not talking

Jul 11, 2016 / 3:57 pm

Members of the public stepped in and stopped a brawl in downtown Salmon Arm over the weekend. Staff Sgt. Scott West said on July 8 at around noon, there was an...

Lucky to have minor injuries

Lucky to have minor injuries

Jul 11, 2016 / 12:14 pm

A head-on crash on the Trans-Canada Highway near Salmon Arm could have been a lot worse. Shortly after 4 p.m. on July 8, police and ambulance crews responded to...

Fishing for thieves

Fishing for thieves

Blind Bay Jul 11, 2016 / 11:42 am

Someone made off with a lot of fishing gear over the weekend in the Shuswap region. Staff Sgt. Scott West said during the day on July 7, an unknown culprit or...

A father's love

A father's love

Blind Bay Jul 6, 2016 / 3:51 pm

Each grain of sand is testimony of a father's love. Sand sculptor Mark Dansereau used to build sandcastles like many fathers do: on a beach with his child...

No new Shuswap campus

No new Shuswap campus

Okanagan College Jul 6, 2016 / 2:55 pm

Plans for a new Okanagan College campus in Salmon Arm have been scuttled. According to Okanagan College, the enrolment numbers were not enough to justify the...

Thanks and goodbye

Thanks and goodbye

Jul 6, 2016 / 11:20 am

Nine former trustees with the North Okanagan Shuswap School District, who were fired by the education minister last month, have been thanked for their service....

Shuswap trail mix

Shuswap trail mix

Jul 5, 2016 / 10:23 am

Two Shuswap groups have banded together to mix art and nature. The results can be found in art galleries, cafes and trails in the region. "This could...

Board of one holds meeting

Board of one holds meeting

Salmon Arm Jul 5, 2016 / 5:00 am

The North Okanagan Shuswap School District's board of one holds his first regular board meeting Tuesday afternoon at the district office in Salmon Arm....

Busy, but under control

Busy, but under control

Salmon Arm Jul 4, 2016 / 3:28 pm

RCMP in Salmon Arm were kept busy over the long weekend, but there were no major incidents to report. “Our officers were busy on the highways and rural...

A Narrow assessment

A Narrow assessment

Sicamous Jul 4, 2016 / 10:10 am

As part of the public safety funding announced in February, the province is committing $33,000 toward an assessment of the flood risk around Mara Lake shores....

CRA scam still active

CRA scam still active

Salmon Arm Jun 27, 2016 / 6:00 pm

Scammers are still trying to pass themselves off as Canada Revenue Agency officials to try and con people out of their money. “We continue to receive a...

Teen girl missing

Teen girl missing

Jun 27, 2016 / 4:30 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP is looking for a missing teen. On June 25, Salmon Arm police received a report from a family member that 15-year-old Hailey Olsen was missing....

Upgrades ahead of tourists

Upgrades ahead of tourists

Malakwa Jun 24, 2016 / 11:43 am

Work has been completed on a heavily-used section of the Trans-Canada Highway through Malakwa, just ahead of the big tourist rush into B.C.'s Southern...

Winning back trust

Winning back trust

Jun 21, 2016 / 8:55 pm

The North Okanagan Shuswap School District's official trustee has sent a message to parents promising to engage with communities in the coming weeks....

Schools stay open for now

Schools stay open for now

Jun 20, 2016 / 3:04 pm

Calling this a “go forward moment,” School District 83's new, official trustee Mike McKay met with the media Monday to outline his plans for the...

Pedestrian hit by CP train

Pedestrian hit by CP train

Salmon Arm Jun 20, 2016 / 12:33 pm

A pedestrian was struck by a train in Salmon Arm on the weekend, but officials are releasing few details. Salem Woodrow, a spokesman for CP Rail, said at about...

Bail for houseboat crasher

Bail for houseboat crasher

Jun 17, 2016 / 5:02 pm

British Columbia's highest court has granted bail to a man who recklessly drove his speedboat into a houseboat on Shuswap Lake, leaving one person dead and...

Parachuted in and working

Parachuted in and working

Jun 16, 2016 / 3:17 pm

After being parachuted in as the one and only official trustee for the North Okanagan Shuswap school district, Mike McKay went straight to work. The former...