Sicamous

Sicamous RCMP responded to eight collisions on Jan. 4, 2022. (File photo)

Sicamous RCMP see 10 vehicles slide off Highway 1 in last 2 days

Police say conditions remained icy despite consistent work from maintenance crews

Sicamous RCMP responded to eight collisions on Jan. 4, 2022. (File photo)
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Trans Canada Highway, the North Columbia, Shuswap, Arrow Lakes and Slocan Lake area. (DriveBC)

Environment Canada issues weather warning for Trans Canada Highway

20-40 cm of snow expected over the weekend

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Trans Canada Highway, the North Columbia, Shuswap, Arrow Lakes and Slocan Lake area. (DriveBC)
Peggy Henrickson said each child at Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous is a little piece of her heart. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

VIDEO: Young Sicamous students surprise volunteer ‘Grandma Peggy’ with gift, carols

Her name is Peggy Henrickson, but to the kids of Sicamous, she’s…

Peggy Henrickson said each child at Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous is a little piece of her heart. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Police responded to a report of a semi truck and trailer driving westbound on Highway 1 near Crazy Creek in a dangerous manner on Dec. 13, 2021. (File photo)

Semi truck driving erratically stopped by Sicamous RCMP, driver refuses breathalyzer

Police suspended 54-year-old man’s license and impounded his truck

Police responded to a report of a semi truck and trailer driving westbound on Highway 1 near Crazy Creek in a dangerous manner on Dec. 13, 2021. (File photo)
Areas where high intensity burns occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)

Sicamous trailer park at increased risk of debris flow following summer’s wildfire

Columbia Shuswap Regional District looking at mitigation options

Areas where high intensity burns occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC has sent a report to the BC Prosecution Service for consideration of charges in an October 2019 police incident near Malakwa. (File photo)

Police watchdog: Use of force in 2019 arrest may have contributed to Kelowna man’s death

38-year-old Clayton Donnelly died the day after he was arrested in Malakwa

The Independent Investigations Office of BC has sent a report to the BC Prosecution Service for consideration of charges in an October 2019 police incident near Malakwa. (File photo)
The Sicamous Eagles were sanctioned by the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League for violating the league’s COVID-19 vaccination policy on Dec. 10, 2021. (File Photo)

Sicamous Eagles sanctioned by KIJHL for violating league’s vaccination policy

Suspensions issued for head coach, general manager

The Sicamous Eagles were sanctioned by the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League for violating the league’s COVID-19 vaccination policy on Dec. 10, 2021. (File Photo)
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)
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)
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. (Contributed).

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail partners dismiss ‘smear tactics’ around project

Rail trail partners unwilling to give group ‘absolute permission to have a dock forever’

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. (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)
Sicamous RCMP received a report of two pickup trucks and a 27-foot trailer having been stolen on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Golden RCMP unable to stop pickup truck believed stolen in Sicamous

Two Ford trucks and 27-foot trailer reported stolen on Nov. 29

  • Dec 1, 2021
Sicamous RCMP received a report of two pickup trucks and a 27-foot trailer having been stolen on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. (Black Press 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)
Evacuees from the Lougheed Highway (Highway 7) mudslides are rushed to a bus to be taken to a nearby shelter on Monday afternoon. (File photo)

Like a disaster movie: Surprise birthday visit in the Shuswap concludes with harrowing drive home

Sicamous man says son and grandson airlifted to safety after spending night in vehicle on Highway 7

Evacuees from the Lougheed Highway (Highway 7) mudslides are rushed to a bus to be taken to a nearby shelter on Monday afternoon. (File photo)
A rock slide had Highway 1 closed between Sicamous and Revelstoke on Monday morning, Nov. 15, 2021. (DriveBC image)

Update: Traffic flowing again on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Revelstoke

Rock slide forced temporary closure of Trans-Canada Highway

  • Nov 15, 2021
A rock slide had Highway 1 closed between Sicamous and Revelstoke on Monday morning, Nov. 15, 2021. (DriveBC image)
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)
Shuswap property owners through a group called the BC Dock Owners Coalition, have asked to meet with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to discuss concerns around the North Okanagan Shuswap Rail Trail and access to adjacent docks and buoys. (File Photo)

Property owners along Shuswap rail trail retain legal counsel in effort to preserve dock access

Columbia Shuswap Regional District administrator challenges group’s motives

Shuswap property owners through a group called the BC Dock Owners Coalition, have asked to meet with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to discuss concerns around the North Okanagan Shuswap Rail Trail and access to adjacent docks and buoys. (File Photo)
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)