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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,...

CSRD FireSmart program will continue for another two years due to $1.1 million grant

CSRD FireSmart program will continue for another two years due to $1.1 million grant

Mar 26, 2024 / 7:00 pm

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s FireSmart program has received a $1.1 million grant that will help keep the program running for two more years....

Salmon Arm Mounties take drunk driver off road after boozy lunch

Salmon Arm Mounties take drunk driver off road after boozy lunch

Mar 26, 2024 / 11:13 am

A drunk driver pulled over by Salmon Arm Mounties claimed he hadn't had anything to drink since lunchtime. Const. Andrew Hodges of the Salmon Arm RCMP said...

Salmon Arm council opts to stop funding Shuswap Watershed Council, says provincial support is necessary

Salmon Arm council opts to stop funding Shuswap Watershed Council, says provincial support is necessary

Mar 26, 2024 / 4:00 am

Salmon Arm council voted to stop funding the Shuswap Watershed Council in hopes the decision will send a message to the B.C. government that protecting local...

Thief hits Salmon Arm liquor store twice in one day

Thief hits Salmon Arm liquor store twice in one day

Mar 25, 2024 / 7:00 pm

A Salmon Arm liquor store was hit with two thefts in one day, but police say they have identified the perpetrator thanks to video surveillance. Const. Andrew...

BC Wildfire Service plans to burn 250 debris piles in the Anglemont area as part of wildfire risk reduction project

BC Wildfire Service plans to burn 250 debris piles in the Anglemont area as part of wildfire risk reduction project

Anglemont Mar 25, 2024 / 2:42 pm

The BC Wildfire Service, Okanagan Shuswap Resource District and Anglemont Fire Department will be burning about 250 piles of wood debris in the Anglemont area...