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The White Lake Fire Department tallied an impressive total from their annual food drive. (Contributed)

White Lake firefighters haul in impressive food bank donations

One-night food drive brought in more than 2,000 lbs for Sorrento food bank

The White Lake Fire Department tallied an impressive total from their annual food drive. (Contributed)
The results of Legion poppy campaigns in the Shuswap ranged from status quo to exciting increases compared to last year. (File photo)

Shuswap poppy campaigns see range of support

Sicamous volunteers note extreme generosity, Salmon Arm boxes bring less cash than 2019

The results of Legion poppy campaigns in the Shuswap ranged from status quo to exciting increases compared to last year. (File photo)
The Salmon Arm museum has put together a map and walking tour guide allowing residents to get some exercise while learning about local history. (Submitted)

Take a walk through Salmon Arm’s history

Museum staff have put together a map and accompanying guide to local landmarks.

The Salmon Arm museum has put together a map and walking tour guide allowing residents to get some exercise while learning about local history. (Submitted)
The District of Sicamous is holding a contest to find the best-decorated homes and businesses in town.

Sicamous launches contest to find best-decorated home or business

Entry is open on Sicamous’ website until Dec. 11.

The District of Sicamous is holding a contest to find the best-decorated homes and businesses in town.
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Update: 84-year-old man missing in Sicamous returns home

The missing man is being assesed by first responders.

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Members of the Swansea Point Fire Department will be out with their trucks collecting food items on December 13. (CSRD photo)

Rural Shuswap fire departments gearing up for food banks

Food drives are planned in Silver Creek, White Lake and other communities

Members of the Swansea Point Fire Department will be out with their trucks collecting food items on December 13. (CSRD photo)
A new public space build on a sediment deposit in the Sicamous Narrows is a possible part of a flood mitigation barrier outlined in a recent report given to Sicamous’ council. (Kerr Wood Leidal Image)

Sicamous flood protection plan, public walkway come with hefty price tag

New barrier against higher seasonal lake levels called a proactive approach by mayor

A new public space build on a sediment deposit in the Sicamous Narrows is a possible part of a flood mitigation barrier outlined in a recent report given to Sicamous’ council. (Kerr Wood Leidal Image)
Danika Rennie and Myles Lowe sport some realistic fake facial hair for Parkview Elementary’s moustache day on Nov. 27. (Contributed)

Snapshot: Moustache Day at Parkview

Parkview Elementary students showed up with their best false facial hair on Nov. 27

Danika Rennie and Myles Lowe sport some realistic fake facial hair for Parkview Elementary’s moustache day on Nov. 27. (Contributed)
A line of cars was left waiting for a train at the Marine Park Drive railway crossing as a train halted by a mechanical issue blocked both crossings in the area for close to an hour. (Photo Submitted)

Mechanical issues stall traffic at Salmon Arm rail crossings

Train was stopped on tracks blocking crossings at Narcisse Street and Marine Park Drive

A line of cars was left waiting for a train at the Marine Park Drive railway crossing as a train halted by a mechanical issue blocked both crossings in the area for close to an hour. (Photo Submitted)
The Sicamous Fire Department has postponed their annual toy drive to Dec. 13. (File photo)

Sicamous and other Shuswap fire departments postponing toy drives

Due to a provincial health order, toy drive is being pushed back to Dec. 13

The Sicamous Fire Department has postponed their annual toy drive to Dec. 13. (File photo)
The Pioneer Lodge Care home is hoping the community can cross some things off their residents’ Christmas lists. (Kari Shea/Unsplash)

Salmon Arm care home seeks gifts to ease Christmas isolation for seniors

Trees going up with gift tags listing item suggestions for residents of Pioneer Lodge

The Pioneer Lodge Care home is hoping the community can cross some things off their residents’ Christmas lists. (Kari Shea/Unsplash)
A billboard located on an agricultural property along Highway 97B is in violation of a CSRD zoning bylaw. (CSRD photo)

Property owner must remove sign on Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm

Variance to allow oversized sign denied by Columbia Shuswap Regional District

A billboard located on an agricultural property along Highway 97B is in violation of a CSRD zoning bylaw. (CSRD photo)
A billboard located on an agricultural property along Highway 97B is in violation of a CSRD zoning bylaw. (CSRD photo)

Variance denied for private billboard on Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm

Property owner has until Dec. 19 to remove sign

A billboard located on an agricultural property along Highway 97B is in violation of a CSRD zoning bylaw. (CSRD photo)
Dani Barker, originally from Salmon Arm, is working with others in the New York City film industry to bring a script she wrote to life as a feature film called Follow Her. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm woman’s movie thriller nearing completion, in need of backing

Dani Barker wrote and stars in Follow Her which wrapped filming in New York in February

Dani Barker, originally from Salmon Arm, is working with others in the New York City film industry to bring a script she wrote to life as a feature film called Follow Her. (Contributed)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

RCMP investigate suspected arson at Shuswap hunting camp

Suspicious fire took place by Scotch Creek forest service road on Oct. 24

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
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Alberta woman facing assault charge after allegedly hitting boy with watermelon at Shuswap campsite

Police say a disagreement among friends at an Adams Lake campsite turned ugly

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An assault charge has been filed after a 10-year-old boy was allegedly struck with a watermelon at a Shuswap campsite in August . (File photo)

Alberta woman facing assault charge after allegedly hitting boy with watermelon at Shuswap campsite

Police say a disagreement among friends at an Adams Lake campsite turned ugly

An assault charge has been filed after a 10-year-old boy was allegedly struck with a watermelon at a Shuswap campsite in August . (File photo)
Coordinator of the Secwepemc Landmark and Trail Sign Project, Libby Jay Chisholm, holds the draft designs of Eric Kutschker, Rod Tomma and Tilkotmes Tomma. (Jacob Sutra Brett photo)

Grant sought for Secwepemc Landmark Project

Project involves creation of landmarks pointing out locations of historical importance

Coordinator of the Secwepemc Landmark and Trail Sign Project, Libby Jay Chisholm, holds the draft designs of Eric Kutschker, Rod Tomma and Tilkotmes Tomma. (Jacob Sutra Brett photo)
Onlookers watch the CP Rail Holiday Train pull into Sicamous in 2019. (File Photo)

Shuswap food banks will benefit from online Holiday Train show

Concert will play live on CP Rail’s Facebook page on Dec. 12

Onlookers watch the CP Rail Holiday Train pull into Sicamous in 2019. (File Photo)
The Sicamous Fire Department is proceeding with its annual toy and food drive benefitting the Eagle Valley Resource Centre. (File Photo)

Fire department toy drives proceeding in Sicamous and surrounding area

A plan is in place to maintain physical distancing while collecting donations.

The Sicamous Fire Department is proceeding with its annual toy and food drive benefitting the Eagle Valley Resource Centre. (File Photo)