Zachary Roman

Highway 97A south of Sicamous has reopened. (Google image)

Rocks blocking Highway 97A south of Sicamous have been cleared

DriveBC announced the highway was open around 11 a.m. on Dec. 5

Highway 97A south of Sicamous has reopened. (Google image)
The approximate location of a motor vehicle incident that closed the eastbound lane of Highway 1 west of Sicamous. (Google image)

UPDATE: Transport truck incident on Highway 1 west of Sicamous cleared

AIM Roads gave the all clear at 2 p.m.

The approximate location of a motor vehicle incident that closed the eastbound lane of Highway 1 west of Sicamous. (Google image)
The approximate location of the rocks that’ve closed Highway 97A south of Sicamous. (Google image)

Highway 97A closed in both directions south of Sicamous due to rocks on the road

DriveBC reported the rocks Friday night, Dec. 3

The approximate location of the rocks that’ve closed Highway 97A south of Sicamous. (Google image)
A firefighter sprays water on the flames of a derelict building which was lit ablaze as part of a training exercise involving the Malakwa, Sicamous and Swansea Point fire departments on March 26, 2017. (File photo)

Two Shuswap fire chiefs take unpaid leave of absence in response to CSRD vaccine mandate

Swansea Point, Silver Creek fire chiefs say losing members puts communities in danger

A firefighter sprays water on the flames of a derelict building which was lit ablaze as part of a training exercise involving the Malakwa, Sicamous and Swansea Point fire departments on March 26, 2017. (File photo)
The Monashee Music Festival will be held at the Sicamous Dog Park on July 22 and 23, 2022. (Contributed)

Rockers 54-40 to headline in new Shuswap music festival coming next summer

Monashee Music Festival will feature a day of rock and a day of country tunes

The Monashee Music Festival will be held at the Sicamous Dog Park on July 22 and 23, 2022. (Contributed)
An autographed Shea Weber jersey is being raffled off at Hideaway Liquor Store in Salmon Arm and tickets are available until Dec. 20, 2021. (Contributed)

Signed Shea Weber jersey being raffled off in support of Shuswap charity

The two-time Olympic gold medalists’ threads will benefit Shuswap Paws Rescue Society

An autographed Shea Weber jersey is being raffled off at Hideaway Liquor Store in Salmon Arm and tickets are available until Dec. 20, 2021. (Contributed)
Purchase of the Sicamous to Armstrong rail corridor by the Regional District of North Okanagan and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (excluding portions owned by the Splatsin), was completed in early 2018. (Photo contributed)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District dismisses claim it plans to bring rails back to rail trail

CSRD administrator says updated agreement with Shuswap property owners ‘functionally the same’

Purchase of the Sicamous to Armstrong rail corridor by the Regional District of North Okanagan and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (excluding portions owned by the Splatsin), was completed in early 2018. (Photo contributed)
Rocks were blocking part of Highway 1 east of Chase around 3 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2021. (Sarah Sigurdson photo)

Rocks blocking lane of Highway 1 east of Chase

According to DriveBC, a rockslide occurred 10 kilometres east of Chase around 2:45 p.m.

Rocks were blocking part of Highway 1 east of Chase around 3 p.m. on Nov. 25, 2021. (Sarah Sigurdson photo)
Psilocybin producing mushrooms. (File photo)

UBCO study shows link between microdosing psychedelics, reduced anxiety and depression

University of British Columbia Okanagan researchers published study on Nov. 18

Psilocybin producing mushrooms. (File photo)
An infographic posted to D Dutchmen Dairy’s Facebook page, showing how to return their milk bottles. (Facebook/D Dutchmen Dairy)

Shuswap dairy needs milk bottles returned after increasing production to meet demand

D Dutchmen Dairy stepped up when floods and landslides caused a dairy shortage

An infographic posted to D Dutchmen Dairy’s Facebook page, showing how to return their milk bottles. (Facebook/D Dutchmen Dairy)
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is not recommending charges in an attempted traffic stop by RCMP on May 20, 2021, after which a woman died in a single-vehicle car crash. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police watchdog not recommending charges in attempted Sicamous traffic stop

Female passenger died in May 2021 incident after vehicle police tried to stop went off road

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is not recommending charges in an attempted traffic stop by RCMP on May 20, 2021, after which a woman died in a single-vehicle car crash. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Shuswap Fire Department responded to a slash pile burn that got out of control in Blind Bay on Nov. 9, 2021. (File photo)

‘Probably 30 feet high’: Shuswap Fire Department douses out-of-control slash pile burn

About 20 firefighters responded to the fire near Blind Bay Road on Nov. 9

The Shuswap Fire Department responded to a slash pile burn that got out of control in Blind Bay on Nov. 9, 2021. (File photo)
Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian said a new facility being built by August 2022 will provide relief for 11 elders in need of housing. (File photo)

‘Supporting one another’: Splatsin to build new housing facility for elders

Kukpi7 Wayne Christian said facility will provide 11 elders with housing

Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian said a new facility being built by August 2022 will provide relief for 11 elders in need of housing. (File photo)
A man was uninjured after his vehicle collided with the Tappen Overhead Bridge on Nov. 2, 2021 according to the Salmon Arm RCMP. (Google image)

RCMP: ‘Icy conditions’ factor in single vehicle crash on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm

Crews assessing damage to the Tappen Overhead Bridge caused by the crash

A man was uninjured after his vehicle collided with the Tappen Overhead Bridge on Nov. 2, 2021 according to the Salmon Arm RCMP. (Google image)
The approximate location of a vehicle incident that closed Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm on Nov. 2, 2021. (DriveBC image)

UPDATE: Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm reduced to single lane alternating traffic

DriveBC reported a vehicle incident around 9 a.m.

The approximate location of a vehicle incident that closed Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm on Nov. 2, 2021. (DriveBC image)
Jasmine Stiles operates the fire hose with ease on Oct. 29, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm students find out what it’s like to be fire chief for a day

Annual Fire Chief for a Day program caps off fire prevention week

Jasmine Stiles operates the fire hose with ease on Oct. 29, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
A map which shows proposed motor vehicle closure areas near Sicamous, highlighted in yellow. (B.C. government image)

Sicamous council concerned proposed motor-vehicle closures will hinder sledding season

Province seeks to minimize access to areas affected by wildfires

A map which shows proposed motor vehicle closure areas near Sicamous, highlighted in yellow. (B.C. government image)
The second development phase of a proposed Hemkund Developments project would see the existing building at 534 Main St., Sicamous, be transformed to host food and beverage businesses. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous chamber, residents fear fast food franchise development would hurt district

Chamber doesn’t want to see district become ‘merely a highway traffic stop’

The second development phase of a proposed Hemkund Developments project would see the existing building at 534 Main St., Sicamous, be transformed to host food and beverage businesses. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)
The approximate location of a vehicle incident on Highway 97 near Penticton that’s causing delays, according to DriveBC. (Google image)

Highway 97 near Penticton closed in both directions due to vehicle incident

Vehicle incident occurred just south of Sandhill Road

The approximate location of a vehicle incident on Highway 97 near Penticton that’s causing delays, according to DriveBC. (Google image)
RCMP investigated a rural Grandview Bench Road property on March 7, 2019. (File photo)

Shuswap man gets 9.5 years in jail for explosive bank robberies in Edmonton

Police investigators searched a property on Grandview Bench Road near Salmon Arm in 2019

RCMP investigated a rural Grandview Bench Road property on March 7, 2019. (File photo)