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Spectacular vehicle fire near Salmon Arm caught on video

Spectacular vehicle fire near Salmon Arm caught on video

Aug 12, 2020 / 1:50 pm

A spectacular fire was captured on video yesterday after a Jeep went up in flames outside of Salmon Arm. The video, shared by MrHazardous on YouTube, starts off...

Trail signs will create awareness for traditional territory

Trail signs will create awareness for traditional territory

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

Shuswap first nations culture will be highlighted thanks to a government grant. The Shuswap Trail Alliance and the Secwépemc Landmarks Project, with...

Algae bloom grows to fill most of Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake

Algae bloom grows to fill most of Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake

Shuswap Lake Aug 11, 2020 / 1:56 pm

Authorities are monitoring an algae bloom that has filled most of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake. Interior Health is working with the Ministry of the...

Residents rally around berated Shuswap restaurant owner

Residents rally around berated Shuswap restaurant owner

Blind Bay Aug 10, 2020 / 1:05 pm

Residents and fellow restaurant owners are speaking out in protest after video surfaced of a Shuswap customer yelling profanities at the owners of a Chinese...

Shocking video shows man screaming at restaurant employees

Shocking video shows man screaming at restaurant employees

Aug 8, 2020 / 9:39 am

A shocking video taken at the Chinese Garden Restaurant in Blind Bay on Friday shows a man screaming at restaurant employees because of how long he had to wait...

Survivor tells story of escaping houseboat blaze on Mara Lake

Survivor tells story of escaping houseboat blaze on Mara Lake

Mara Lake Aug 7, 2020 / 7:18 am

A survivor of a houseboat fire on Mara Lake says his family got off the boat with only seconds to spare. Jon Wit was one of 21 people onboard when the boat went...

Busy long weekend for Salmon Arm RCMP

Busy long weekend for Salmon Arm RCMP

Aug 5, 2020 / 1:09 pm

It was a busy long weekend for Salmon Arm RCMP. Police in the Shuswap city responded to 123 complaints including a number of minor assaults and disturbances, 16...

Crews attacking small wildfire burning next to Shuswap Lake

Crews attacking small wildfire burning next to Shuswap Lake

Sicamous Aug 4, 2020 / 8:14 pm

UPDATE: 8:14 p.m. The wildfire near Shuswap Lake is still burning, and fire crews are still on scene. BC Wildfire Service is listing the fire at 1.8 hectares,...

Salmon Arm mayor urges locals and visitors to 'take responsibility' and wear a mask

Salmon Arm mayor urges locals and visitors to 'take responsibility' and wear a mask

Jul 29, 2020 / 10:26 am

Salmon Arm wants you to mask up. In a statement issued Tuesday, Mayor Alan Harrison says: "Right now, perhaps more than ever, it is critically important...

Lotto Max ticket sold in Salmon Arm worth half a million dollars

Lotto Max ticket sold in Salmon Arm worth half a million dollars

Jul 29, 2020 / 9:37 am

Someone in the Shuswap is half a million dollars richer. A ticket sold in Salmon Arm matched all four Extra numbers in Tuesday's Lotto Max draw, making it...

Purchase a Patty Mae lipstick in support of Habitat for Humanity

Purchase a Patty Mae lipstick in support of Habitat for Humanity

Jul 28, 2020 / 9:00 pm

Habitat for Humanity Okanagan has partnered with local award-winning cosmetic company MisMacK to create a unique lipstick shade "Patty Mae." Founder...

Waterfront explosion, fire at marina on Shuswap Lake

Waterfront explosion, fire at marina on Shuswap Lake

Jul 27, 2020 / 4:31 pm

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Salmon Arm Fire Chief Brad Shirley says more than 20 members from three firehalls worked to douse Monday's marina blaze in Canoe. The fire...

Downtown Salmon Arm association wants council to allow alcohol consumption on city owned land

Downtown Salmon Arm association wants council to allow alcohol consumption on city owned land

Jul 27, 2020 / 4:00 am

The Salmon Arm Downtown Improvement Association is endorsing the idea of public alcohol consumption on city land (as long as it's responsible). Spurred by...

Football player drowns in Shuswap Lake

Football player drowns in Shuswap Lake

Shuswap Lake Jul 26, 2020 / 2:56 pm

The Langford, B.C. Westshore Rebels have been shaken by the death of two-season standout receiver Nathan Falito. Falito is presumed to have drowned while...

Trio of suspected thieves on the loose near Sicamous

Trio of suspected thieves on the loose near Sicamous

Sicamous Jul 24, 2020 / 10:14 am

A trio of suspected truck thieves managed to evade police after colliding with a big rig on Highway 1 near Revelstoke. Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said on Thursday,...

Church shooter found not responsible due to mental disorder

Church shooter found not responsible due to mental disorder

Jul 22, 2020 / 4:31 pm

A Shuswap man who admitted to first-degree murder will be going to a forensic psychiatric hospital, not prison. In April 2019, Matrix Gathergood walked into a...

Matrix Gathergood in psychotic state when man shot

Matrix Gathergood in psychotic state when man shot

Jul 21, 2020 / 12:56 pm

UPDATE 4:20 p.m. BC Supreme court justice Sheri Ann Donegan is expected to rule Wednesday afternoon in the trial of Matrix Savage Gathergood. Gathergood is...

CSRD directors support BC's mask-wearing recommendation

CSRD directors support BC's mask-wearing recommendation

Jul 21, 2020 / 4:00 am

Directors of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District are voicing their support of the province's recommendation of wearing masks in certain social...

CSRD votes to extend Shuswap Watershed Council for three more years

CSRD votes to extend Shuswap Watershed Council for three more years

Jul 20, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Directors of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have voted in favour of extending Shuswap Watershed Council services for another three years. The council...

Driver shares video of crash which smashes his truck and trailer

Driver shares video of crash which smashes his truck and trailer

Sicamous Jul 20, 2020 / 9:39 am

The driver of a truck and trailer smashed in a 6-vehicle crash last week in the Shuswap area has shared a video of the incident, including the moment of impact....