Jim Elliot

The RCMP seized coins in a Tappen traffic stop which they believe are stolen. (RCMP Image)

RCMP seek owner of vintage coins seized near Salmon Arm

The coins, found during a traffic stop, are believed to be stolen.

The RCMP seized coins in a Tappen traffic stop which they believe are stolen. (RCMP Image)
Motorists called the police after a Pontiac sedan was spotted going the wrong way on Highway 1. (Submitted)

Video: Car drives in wrong lane towards oncoming traffic on Highway 1 in Shuswap

Police were notified about the dangerous driving

Motorists called the police after a Pontiac sedan was spotted going the wrong way on Highway 1. (Submitted)
Motorists called the police after a Pontiac sedan was spotted going the wrong way on Highway 1. (Submitted)

Video: Car drives in wrong lane towards oncoming traffic on Highway 1 in Shuswap

Police were notified about the dangerous driving

Motorists called the police after a Pontiac sedan was spotted going the wrong way on Highway 1. (Submitted)
School District 83 has placed a rush order for 6,000 face masks in response to a health order that mandates their wearing at school for students in Grades 4 to 12. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap school district orders 6,000 masks, now mandatory in class

New provincial health order mandates mask wearing for students in Grades 4 to 12

School District 83 has placed a rush order for 6,000 face masks in response to a health order that mandates their wearing at school for students in Grades 4 to 12. (File photo)
The Adams River Salmon Society members are excited with progress on their new trailer which will allow the society to take salmon conservation education on the road. (File photo)

Adams River Salmon Society plans to take education on the road

A CSRD grant is helping construct a trailer which the salmon society will use for touring schools

The Adams River Salmon Society members are excited with progress on their new trailer which will allow the society to take salmon conservation education on the road. (File photo)
Shoppers Drug Mart’s parent company issued a March 25 statement explaining one of the local store’s employees tested positive for COVID-19. The employee’s last day at work was March 16. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shoppers Drug Mart notifies public of COVID case at Salmon Arm store

The employee’s last day worked was March 16.

Shoppers Drug Mart’s parent company issued a March 25 statement explaining one of the local store’s employees tested positive for COVID-19. The employee’s last day at work was March 16. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm’s TechBrew Robotics is in the process of building a robotic system for mushroom picking. (Contributed)

Mushroom-picking robot developed in Salmon Arm receives government backing

TechBrew Robotics was given a $500,000 grant as a prototype of the machine is developed.

Salmon Arm’s TechBrew Robotics is in the process of building a robotic system for mushroom picking. (Contributed)
A fire off 40 Street Northeast, Saturday March 27. (Jim Elliot, Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm firefighters battle grass fire off 40 Street Northeast

So far, the fire has consumed an area the size of a soccer field

A fire off 40 Street Northeast, Saturday March 27. (Jim Elliot, Salmon Arm Observer)
A winter storm is expected on mountain pass highways in southern B.C. beginning on March 27. (File Photo)

Snow storm warning issued for three B.C. highways

Up to 15 cm of snow on mountain passes are expected in the wake of a March 27 cold front.

A winter storm is expected on mountain pass highways in southern B.C. beginning on March 27. (File Photo)
A winter storm is expected on mountain pass highways in southern B.C. beginning on March 27. (File Photo)

Snow storm warning issued for three B.C. highways

Up to 15 cm of snow on mountain passes are expected in the wake of a March 27 cold front.

A winter storm is expected on mountain pass highways in southern B.C. beginning on March 27. (File Photo)
Ice time bookings for the summer are being accepted for the Sicamous and District Rec Centre. (File Photo)

Sicamous rec centre opens summer ice time bookings

Summertime skating will not be affected by the management change the facility will undergo in June.

Ice time bookings for the summer are being accepted for the Sicamous and District Rec Centre. (File Photo)
Alfred and Inge Maier of Sorrento were celebrating a special day at Hanoi 36 in Salmon Arm on Saturday, March 20 when an anonymous stranger paid for their lunch. (Jim Elliot/ Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap couple thrilled by random kindness at local restaurant

Alfred and Inge Maier say the stranger who bought their lunch didn’t know they were celebrating.

Alfred and Inge Maier of Sorrento were celebrating a special day at Hanoi 36 in Salmon Arm on Saturday, March 20 when an anonymous stranger paid for their lunch. (Jim Elliot/ Salmon Arm Observer)
A national cycling organization will match donations benefitting the construction of the Sicamous to Armstrong rail trail. (Pixabay Image)

Matched donations intended to get bikes rolling down Sicamous to Armstrong rail trail

A national cycling organization is putting up money to double the fundraising efforts of local clubs

A national cycling organization will match donations benefitting the construction of the Sicamous to Armstrong rail trail. (Pixabay Image)
Larry LaFond was the first to get his COVID-19 vaccine at the Sicamous community clinic on Wednesday, March 24. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous residents pleased with local clinic offering COVID vaccines

The clinic offers vaccines to residents 60 and older. Some have had difficulty booking.

Larry LaFond was the first to get his COVID-19 vaccine at the Sicamous community clinic on Wednesday, March 24. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Interior Health is setting up opportunities for all adults in several rural Shuswap communities to get vaccinated in April. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Small Shuswap communities to get vaccine clinics in April

All adults living in Chase and the North Shuswap will be able to get their first dose next month.

Interior Health is setting up opportunities for all adults in several rural Shuswap communities to get vaccinated in April. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
The Salmon Arm RCMP are seeking the person responsible for stringing twine across 24th Street NE in the early hours of March 23. (Brian Fletcher/Facebook)

Salmon Arm RCMP want help finding person who strung twine across road in dangerous way

The string, which could have harmed a cyclist, was found and removed before 6 a.m. March 23.

The Salmon Arm RCMP are seeking the person responsible for stringing twine across 24th Street NE in the early hours of March 23. (Brian Fletcher/Facebook)
The Salmon Arm RCMP seize hundreds of grams of drugs in a raid in Sorrento on March 20, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Guns, drugs and cash seized in Shuswap police raid

Police seize hundreds of grams of Fentanyl, methamphetamine and other drugs.

The Salmon Arm RCMP seize hundreds of grams of drugs in a raid in Sorrento on March 20, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) (File Photo)

Police watchdog clears RCMP officer in young Chase woman’s fall from bridge

The report on the investigation into the officer’s actions was released March 24.

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) (File Photo)
Wood waste could soon be utilized to heat buildings in Sicamous as a project to construct a biomass heater in the district has received government funding. (Black Press File Photo)

Project to heat Sicamous buildings with wood waste gets government funding

The federal and provincial governments will contribute to the construction of a biomass heater.

Wood waste could soon be utilized to heat buildings in Sicamous as a project to construct a biomass heater in the district has received government funding. (Black Press File Photo)
Engine 8, the newest addition to the Sicamous Fire Department’s fleet. (Vivian Ogino photo)

House near Sicamous a total loss following fire

Location on a narrow dirt road hampered firefighting efforts but the blaze didn’t spread

Engine 8, the newest addition to the Sicamous Fire Department’s fleet. (Vivian Ogino photo)