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Marshall, McLachlan among headliners for July's Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

Marshall, McLachlan among headliners for July's Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

Mar 11, 2024 / 5:39 pm

Organizers of the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival have unveiled the event’s lineup for 2024, and it includes some big names. Amanda Marshall, Sarah...

Sicamous, Splatsin councils hold groundbreaking ceremony for $10 million healing centre

Sicamous, Splatsin councils hold groundbreaking ceremony for $10 million healing centre

Sicamous Mar 11, 2024 / 3:00 pm

Sicamous and Splatsin councils gathered Monday for a groundbreaking ceremony as construction on the $10-million Shuswap (Secwépemc) Healing Centre is set...

Wildfire mitigation specialist encourages Shuswap residents to take part in FireSmart program

Wildfire mitigation specialist encourages Shuswap residents to take part in FireSmart program

Mar 9, 2024 / 4:00 am

Eight neighbourhoods in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have completed the FireSmart wildfire mitigation program, and a wildfire mitigation specialist...

Man breaks into Salmon Arm Tim Hortons trying to extinguish fire, stops to steal cellphone

Man breaks into Salmon Arm Tim Hortons trying to extinguish fire, stops to steal cellphone

Mar 8, 2024 / 6:02 pm

Salmon Arm police say a man was arrested after breaking into a Tim Hortons restaurant looking for water to put out a fire, taking an employee's cell phone...

Salmon Arm man suffered rude awakening after 'pet rock' smashes through window

Salmon Arm man suffered rude awakening after 'pet rock' smashes through window

Mar 8, 2024 / 12:00 pm

Mounties say a Salmon Arm man woke up to an alarming and confusing scene after someone threw a hand painted "pet rock" through his front window early...

Repairs to RW Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous will start Monday

Repairs to RW Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous will start Monday

Sicamous Mar 8, 2024 / 10:39 am

AIM Roads has announced repair work for the RW Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous will start on Monday. In a Facebook post, AIM said construction will begin with a four...

CSRD kicks off wildfire meeting series in Sorrento, hearing resident feedback, experiences

CSRD kicks off wildfire meeting series in Sorrento, hearing resident feedback, experiences

Sorrento Mar 8, 2024 / 4:00 am

Sorrento was the first stop for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District's Community Conversations event series, part of the CSRD's efforts to hear from...

Salmon Arm resident reports attempted theft to police after finding his vehicle running

Salmon Arm resident reports attempted theft to police after finding his vehicle running

Mar 7, 2024 / 7:00 pm

Mounties say a Salmon Arm resident found his pickup truck running in the morning after someone had attempted to steal it overnight. Salmon Arm RCMP Const....

Salmon Arm resident sends scammer $10K from bitcoin ATM, Mounties say

Salmon Arm resident sends scammer $10K from bitcoin ATM, Mounties say

Mar 7, 2024 / 3:31 pm

Salmon Arm police are reminding residents to be cautious after a local woman reportedly sent $10,000 in bitcoin to a scammer who was claiming to be a fraud...

The Sicamous SASCU branch plans to remain open during lengthy renovations

The Sicamous SASCU branch plans to remain open during lengthy renovations

Sicamous Mar 7, 2024 / 12:00 pm

The Sicamous branch of Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union will remain open during lengthy renovations, according to a press release. The credit union's...

Dinoflex says $10 million expansion to Salmon Arm manufacturing facility could mean more jobs

Dinoflex says $10 million expansion to Salmon Arm manufacturing facility could mean more jobs

Mar 7, 2024 / 10:00 am

A $10 million dollar expansion to the Dinoflex manufacturing facility could lead to new jobs in Salmon Arm, according to the company. In a March 6 press...

Water rate increases top of mind for Chase residents at village budget open house

Water rate increases top of mind for Chase residents at village budget open house

Chase Mar 7, 2024 / 4:00 am

Several dozen residents attended the Village of Chase budget discussion open house on Wednesday evening, and many left still frustrated by recent water and...

Second annual Sicamous Seed Swap seeks to celebrate local growers, share the joy of gardening

Second annual Sicamous Seed Swap seeks to celebrate local growers, share the joy of gardening

Sicamous Mar 6, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The Sicamous Garden Society is encouraging local green thumbs to share the fruits of their labour at the second annual Sicamous Seed Swap. Nicole Albisser, one...

Droughts and wildfire allowed City of Salmon Arm to test new water restrictions

Droughts and wildfire allowed City of Salmon Arm to test new water restrictions

Mar 6, 2024 / 4:00 am

City of Salmon Arm staff say last year’s droughts and wildfires gave them the opportunity to test and gather feedback on new water restrictions. Salmon...

Salmon Arm residents rank parks, environment, growth management as top priorities

Salmon Arm residents rank parks, environment, growth management as top priorities

Mar 5, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Salmon Arm residents rate parks, the environment and growth management as their highest priorities, according to the results of an Official Community Plan...

Interior Health announces Shuswap Outpatient Lab will be closed for rest of week

Interior Health announces Shuswap Outpatient Lab will be closed for rest of week

Mar 5, 2024 / 4:58 pm

Interior Health is advising Salmon Arm residents that the emergency closure of the Shuswap Outpatient Lab will continue for the rest of the week as crews work...

Last summer's wildfires could mean surge in feral pigs, Shuswap group warns

Last summer's wildfires could mean surge in feral pigs, Shuswap group warns

Shuswap Mar 5, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society is sounding the alarm about the threat of invasive feral pigs in the Shuswap after last summer's wildfires. In...

Sicamous council hears Silver Sands rail crossing repairs to cost more than $160,000

Sicamous council hears Silver Sands rail crossing repairs to cost more than $160,000

Sicamous Mar 5, 2024 / 4:00 am

Sicamous council members heard repairs to the Silver Sands railway crossing will cost the district more than $160,000. The repair work is expected to take 2...

Vancouver jazz legend Tom Keenlyside and his quartet coming to Salmon Arm

Vancouver jazz legend Tom Keenlyside and his quartet coming to Salmon Arm

Mar 4, 2024 / 2:23 pm

Tom Keenlyside, a Vancouver flautist and saxophonist, will perform with his jazz quartet in Salmon Arm next week. Keenlyside is one of Canada’s top jazz...

Lab hours temporarily changing at Shuswap Outpatient Lab

Lab hours temporarily changing at Shuswap Outpatient Lab

Mar 3, 2024 / 8:14 pm

Interior Health is advising Salmon Arm and area residents of a temporary closure at the Shuswap Outpatient Lab. Lab services will be unavailable March 4 and 5...