Jim Elliot

Regular opportunities for students to see a doctor during school hours is one of the initiatives the Eagle River Secondary Wellness Centre has offered since it opened Jan. 15. 
(File photo)

What’s the good news, 2020? Wellness centre provides comfortable space for Sicamous students

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

Regular opportunities for students to see a doctor during school hours is one of the initiatives the Eagle River Secondary Wellness Centre has offered since it opened Jan. 15. 
(File photo)
The “Siick Mooses” were one of the wildly-dressed teams who competed in the 2020 snow-pitch tournament in Sicamous’ Finlayson Park. The team finished second in the tournament. (Clancy Whiteside - Eagle Valley News)
The “Siick Mooses” were one of the wildly-dressed teams who competed in the 2020 snow-pitch tournament in Sicamous’ Finlayson Park. They finished second in the tournament. (Clancy Whiteside/ Eagle Valley News)

What’s the good news, 2020? Mario Karts best dressed in 2020 Sicamous Snowpitch

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

The “Siick Mooses” were one of the wildly-dressed teams who competed in the 2020 snow-pitch tournament in Sicamous’ Finlayson Park. The team finished second in the tournament. (Clancy Whiteside - Eagle Valley News)
The “Siick Mooses” were one of the wildly-dressed teams who competed in the 2020 snow-pitch tournament in Sicamous’ Finlayson Park. They finished second in the tournament. (Clancy Whiteside/ Eagle Valley News)
The Sicamous Winter Carnival held Saturday, Feb. 14, provided a chance for families to get out and enjoy the snowy weather. The sledding hill, kids-sized snowmobiles and meet and greet with pro snow-bike Reagan Sieg were all a big hit. (Clancy Whiteside - Eagle Valley News)

What’s the good news, 2020? In Photos: Sicamous Winter Carnival

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

The Sicamous Winter Carnival held Saturday, Feb. 14, provided a chance for families to get out and enjoy the snowy weather. The sledding hill, kids-sized snowmobiles and meet and greet with pro snow-bike Reagan Sieg were all a big hit. (Clancy Whiteside - Eagle Valley News)
Rob, Peggy, Irene and Alex Chmilar pose for a photo shortly after taking ownership of Caesars’ Neighbourhood pub, the predecessor of Brothers. (Contributed)

What’s the good news, 2020? Sicamous pub owners plan for retirement

The Eagle Valley News looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

Rob, Peggy, Irene and Alex Chmilar pose for a photo shortly after taking ownership of Caesars’ Neighbourhood pub, the predecessor of Brothers. (Contributed)
RCMSAR Station 106 leader Rob Sutherland, left and Shuswap Lifeboat Society president Bruce Weicker receive a donation cheque from Shuswap Women Who Wine president Kailee Amlin on Dec. 18. (Contributed)

Shuswap Women Who Wine on board with marine search and rescue initiative

Money will go towards Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue boathouse project

RCMSAR Station 106 leader Rob Sutherland, left and Shuswap Lifeboat Society president Bruce Weicker receive a donation cheque from Shuswap Women Who Wine president Kailee Amlin on Dec. 18. (Contributed)
The Sicamous RCMP is warning seniors about a sophisticated lottery scam which targeted at least three area residents. (File image)

Lottery scam targets Shuswap seniors

Complicated fraud failed to fool any of the local residents who reported it to police

The Sicamous RCMP is warning seniors about a sophisticated lottery scam which targeted at least three area residents. (File image)
Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue members helped a woman who suffered a head injury in a snowmobile accident on the owlhead trail on Dec. 19. (File Photo)

Woman knocked unconscious in snowmobile crash near Sicamous

Search and rescue volunteers were called to help the woman who had crashed a sled 11 km up owlhead.

Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue members helped a woman who suffered a head injury in a snowmobile accident on the owlhead trail on Dec. 19. (File Photo)
Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue members helped a woman who suffered a head injury in a snowmobile accident on the owlhead trail on Dec. 19. (File Photo)

Woman knocked unconscious in snowmobile crash near Sicamous

Search and rescue volunteers called to assist with incident on Owlhead

Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue members helped a woman who suffered a head injury in a snowmobile accident on the owlhead trail on Dec. 19. (File Photo)
The ATM in the Shell station on Sicamous’ Eagle Pass Way was the target of a break-in during the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 20. (Google Street View Image)

Sicamous gas station ATM targeted in overnight break in

Truck stolen from Kelowna used in the crime

The ATM in the Shell station on Sicamous’ Eagle Pass Way was the target of a break-in during the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 20. (Google Street View Image)
The ATM in the Shell station on Sicamous’ Eagle Pass Way was the target of a break-in during the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 20. (Google Street View Image)

Sicamous gas station ATM targeted in overnight break in

Truck stolen from Kelowna used in the crime

The ATM in the Shell station on Sicamous’ Eagle Pass Way was the target of a break-in during the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 20. (Google Street View Image)
Harold Noakes captured video of a wrestling match between two otters on Salmon Arm’s foreshore trail earlier this month. (Harold Noakes/Youtube)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm man captures video of wrestling otters

Harold Noakes got up close and personal with otters on a frozen beaver pond

Harold Noakes captured video of a wrestling match between two otters on Salmon Arm’s foreshore trail earlier this month. (Harold Noakes/Youtube)
Public skating rinks in the CSRD will open soon conditions allowing. (CSRD Image)

Outdoor skating rinks in Columbia Shuswap will open, conditions allowing

Public skating can start as soon as the weather provides a suitable cold snap.

Public skating rinks in the CSRD will open soon conditions allowing. (CSRD Image)
Katy Ackerman and her children Ela and Emory Beadle pose for a photo with their new car which was given to them free of charge thanks to a group of local businesses on Friday, Dec. 18. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm businesses surprise local family with vehicle

Annual giveaway to assist a family in need benefited Katy Ackerman

Katy Ackerman and her children Ela and Emory Beadle pose for a photo with their new car which was given to them free of charge thanks to a group of local businesses on Friday, Dec. 18. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)
Parkview Elementary students sang carols for residents at a nearby senior care facility on Dec. 16. (Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society/Facebook)

Carols from Sicamous students brighten spirits for seniors

Grade 5 students at Parkview Elementary also wrote “dear grand-pal” letters to care home residents

Parkview Elementary students sang carols for residents at a nearby senior care facility on Dec. 16. (Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society/Facebook)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Semi collision on Highway 1 in Shuswap launches concrete barriers into oncoming lanes

Highway was closed for about half an hour due to incident

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Semi collision on Highway 1 in Shuswap launches concrete barriers into oncoming lanes

Highway was closed for about half an hour due to incident

RCMP pictured at a motor vehicle incident during snowy conditions. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
A house for the Sabourin family is towed to its final destination near Sicamous using a barge and tugboat in 1934. (Sicamous and District Historical Society Photo)

Shuswap History in Pictures: A very different kind of houseboat

In 1934, Sicamous residents looked on as a whole house was moved by barge down the channel

A house for the Sabourin family is towed to its final destination near Sicamous using a barge and tugboat in 1934. (Sicamous and District Historical Society Photo)
Firefighter Ken Davidson hands off a suitably masked teddy bear the Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino during the department’s annual toy drive on Sunday Dec. 13. (Sicamous Fire Department/Facebook)

Community delivers during Sicamous Fire Department toy drive

Fire chief says despite delay, drive one of the most successful yet

Firefighter Ken Davidson hands off a suitably masked teddy bear the Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino during the department’s annual toy drive on Sunday Dec. 13. (Sicamous Fire Department/Facebook)
One of the artillery shells remaining in the Stevenson family collection. The one that is missing has distinctive German script stamped on the base and is believed to have been fired from a massive naval or siege gun. (Contributed)

Family seeks historical artillery shell casing missing from late father’s Shuswap home

The shell was once fired out of an uncommonly large German artillery gun during the First World War

One of the artillery shells remaining in the Stevenson family collection. The one that is missing has distinctive German script stamped on the base and is believed to have been fired from a massive naval or siege gun. (Contributed)
One of the artillery shells remaining in the Stevenson family collection. The one that is missing has distinctive German script stamped on the base and is believed to have been fired from a massive naval or siege gun. (Contributed)

Family seeks historical artillery shell casing missing from late father’s Shuswap home

The shell was once fired out of an uncommonly large German artillery gun during the First World War

One of the artillery shells remaining in the Stevenson family collection. The one that is missing has distinctive German script stamped on the base and is believed to have been fired from a massive naval or siege gun. (Contributed)