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A section of burned forest in the midst of the Two Mile Road wildfire on July 21, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Regional district against Sicamous salvage logging that would up debris flow risk

Engineering firm finds leaving burnt trees in place has considerable ecological value

A section of burned forest in the midst of the Two Mile Road wildfire on July 21, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Salmon Arm at the intersection of Highway 1 and Shuswap Street NE on Feb. 16, 2022. (File photo)

Salmon Arm pedestrian struck by vehicle, taken to hospital with serious injuries

Pedestrian was hit at the intersection of Highway 1 and Shuswap Street NE

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Salmon Arm at the intersection of Highway 1 and Shuswap Street NE on Feb. 16, 2022. (File photo)
A woman and her child were killed in a collision on Highway 1 near Sicamous on Feb. 17, 2022. (File photo)

Collision on Highway 1 near Sicamous kills Okanagan Falls woman and her child

Collision occurred near Kerr Road around 9 a.m. yesterday

A woman and her child were killed in a collision on Highway 1 near Sicamous on Feb. 17, 2022. (File photo)
Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)

Support denied for debris flow mitigation options proposed for Sicamous mobile park

Columbia Shuswap Regional District hopes to implement early warning system by April 1

Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)
Harold Fitzpatrick of Sicamous won $50,000 from a scratch and win ticket. (BCLC photo)

Sicamous man wins $50K on scratch and win ticket

Harold Fitzpatrick bought his ticket at Eagle Valley Pharmacy

Harold Fitzpatrick of Sicamous won $50,000 from a scratch and win ticket. (BCLC photo)
A B.C. Air Ambulance was dispatched to Salmon Arm Sunday, Feb. 13, shortly before 12 p.m., to pick up a man who was struck by a train. (File photo)

Man hit by train in Salmon Arm suffered extensive injuries, still in hospital

Canadian Pacific Police Service continuing investigation into the incident

A B.C. Air Ambulance was dispatched to Salmon Arm Sunday, Feb. 13, shortly before 12 p.m., to pick up a man who was struck by a train. (File photo)
A Sicamous resident wants the speed limit for Highway 1 to be reduced in district limits. (File photo)

Sicamous resident wants Highway 1 speed limit reduced in district limits

Council to submit request for speed limit reduction to Ministry of Transportation

A Sicamous resident wants the speed limit for Highway 1 to be reduced in district limits. (File photo)
A black and white example of a B.C. Dangerous Goods Prohibition Sign. (B.C. Government image)

Sicamous council wants commercial traffic hauling dangerous goods off of Hwy. 97A

Councillor calls highway ‘inadequately designed for commercial transport’

A black and white example of a B.C. Dangerous Goods Prohibition Sign. (B.C. Government image)
Sicamous council wants an update from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs on municipalities’ authority to add a vacant land tax. (File photo)

Sicamous pursuing option for municipalities to add vacant land tax

Coun. Colleen Anderson said focus is downtown commercial property not being developed

Sicamous council wants an update from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs on municipalities’ authority to add a vacant land tax. (File photo)
Sicamous council passed a resolution regarding “organizations paying individuals to protest on their behalf” at its Feb. 9, 2022 meeting. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Shuswap municipality wants B.C. to prohibit ‘organizations paying individuals to protest’

Sicamous Coun. Colleen Anderson suspects there’s U.S. influence in B.C.

Sicamous council passed a resolution regarding “organizations paying individuals to protest on their behalf” at its Feb. 9, 2022 meeting. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Salmon Arm engineering and public works director Rob Niewenhuizen and Mayor Alan Harrison discuss the work currently underway on the Ross Street underpass project. (File photo)

‘Grow and prosper’: Salmon Arm mayor gives state of the city address

Mayor Alan Harrison gave a speech to the city’s chamber of commerce on Wednesday

Salmon Arm engineering and public works director Rob Niewenhuizen and Mayor Alan Harrison discuss the work currently underway on the Ross Street underpass project. (File photo)
Sunnyside Supermarket provided pizza quesadillas with honey crisp apple slices and a muffin as one of its free hot lunches for North Shuswap Elementary School students in 2022. (Sunnyside Supermarket image)

‘No kid gets left behind’: North Shuswap community supports school lunch program

Businesses, non-profits and volunteers work together to keep students’ bellies full

Sunnyside Supermarket provided pizza quesadillas with honey crisp apple slices and a muffin as one of its free hot lunches for North Shuswap Elementary School students in 2022. (Sunnyside Supermarket image)
Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)

90-year-old North Shuswap firefighter has always been one to keep busy

Benny Hanson said his philosophy was ‘change jobs every four years’

Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)
Jackie Paul, a Sicamous resident, is doing aquatic physiotherapy as she heals from a November 2021 leg amputation. (Contributed)

Supporters of Shuswap amputee fundraising for the most ‘badass advanced prosthetic’

Sicamous resident Jackie Paul grateful for support amid healing journey

Jackie Paul, a Sicamous resident, is doing aquatic physiotherapy as she heals from a November 2021 leg amputation. (Contributed)
Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer of 2021 are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)

Planned salvage logging near Sicamous prompts look at debris flow risk

Columbia Shuswap Regional District to wait for investigation results before commenting

Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer of 2021 are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)
A report on housing needs in Sicamous, completed by CitySpaces Consulting, is being presented to district council at its Jan. 26 meeting. (File photo)

Sicamous housing report shows lack of rentals forcing residents into ‘unsafe’ housing

Consulting firm finds short-term rentals contributing to housing challenges

A report on housing needs in Sicamous, completed by CitySpaces Consulting, is being presented to district council at its Jan. 26 meeting. (File photo)
Jessica Klikach, far right, is a coach for the Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club’s women’s division. She helped host a well-attended women’s division kickstart event that was open to newcomers on Jan. 22, 2022. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

Markswomen gather to officially launch Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club women’s division

Kickstart event held, open to first-time shooters and experienced markswomen alike

Jessica Klikach, far right, is a coach for the Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club’s women’s division. She helped host a well-attended women’s division kickstart event that was open to newcomers on Jan. 22, 2022. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Nick Deschenes is the new coach of the Sicamous Eagles Junior B hockey team. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

‘Working together’: Sicamous Eagles’ new coach brings structure, consistency

Nick Deschenes believes junior hockey is a special thing in small communities

Nick Deschenes is the new coach of the Sicamous Eagles Junior B hockey team. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Ranchero Deep Creek firefighters respond to a blaze involving two adjacent structures at a property off Deep Creek Road in February 2021. (File photo)

More than 30 firefighters leave Columbia Shuswap fire departments due to vaccine mandate

Regional district says all fire departments remain operationally ready to handle all calls

Ranchero Deep Creek firefighters respond to a blaze involving two adjacent structures at a property off Deep Creek Road in February 2021. (File photo)
Pokémon GO is an augmented-reality smartphone game. (File photo)

Group of ‘aggressive’ men corner young woman, friend playing Pokémon GO in Chase

Chase RCMP said the men accused the friends of criminal activity

Pokémon GO is an augmented-reality smartphone game. (File photo)
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