Sicamous

Man sentenced to six months in Vision Quest program after pleading guilty to charges of fleeing police and driving while prohibited. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Rehabilitation recommended for man who flees police in Shuswap several times

Man pleads guilty, judge agrees to crown and defence submission on Vision Quest program

Man sentenced to six months in Vision Quest program after pleading guilty to charges of fleeing police and driving while prohibited. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
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)
The next appearance in Salmon Arm court for Dorian Bell, 32, charged with dangerous driving causing death in a May 2021 crash in Sicamous, will be Feb. 1, 2022. (File photo)

Man charged in crash that caused death of Shuswap woman changes plea to not guilty

Dorian Bell, 32, was not sentenced in Salmon Arm court but instead will undergo preliminary inquiry

The next appearance in Salmon Arm court for Dorian Bell, 32, charged with dangerous driving causing death in a May 2021 crash in Sicamous, will be Feb. 1, 2022. (File 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)
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)
Several commercial tractor trailer units can be seen in this RCMP drone image of the Saturday, Jan. 8, collision on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. Police are seeking more information about the incident that resulted in the death of one person and sent six others to hospital. (RCMP photo)

‘Really disturbed’: Fatal crash near Sicamous drives mayor’s road maintenance concerns

Council to send a letter with concerns to AIM Roads, Ministry of Transportation

Several commercial tractor trailer units can be seen in this RCMP drone image of the Saturday, Jan. 8, collision on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. Police are seeking more information about the incident that resulted in the death of one person and sent six others to hospital. (RCMP photo)
Missy Morrison Charko is the owner of Say Yes to the Rest Pediatric Sleep Consulting and loves her job helping parents and their children form healthy sleep habits. (Contributed)

Shuswap pediatric sleep consultant wants parents to say ‘yes’ to rest

Missy Morrison Charko has been running her own sleep consulting business for almost a year

Missy Morrison Charko is the owner of Say Yes to the Rest Pediatric Sleep Consulting and loves her job helping parents and their children form healthy sleep habits. (Contributed)
Several commercial tractor trailer units can be seen in this RCMP drone image of the Saturday, Jan. 8 collision on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. Police are seeking more information about the incident that resulted in the death of one person and sent six others to hospital. (RCMP photo)

Sicamous RCMP seek information relating to fatal multi-vehicle collision on Highway 1

One person found dead at scene, six transported to hospital

  • Jan 10, 2022
Several commercial tractor trailer units can be seen in this RCMP drone image of the Saturday, Jan. 8 collision on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. Police are seeking more information about the incident that resulted in the death of one person and sent six others to hospital. (RCMP photo)
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).