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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)
Small loads of residential yard waste will remain free at all CSRD landfills and transfer stations. (Pixabay photo)

Large trucks full of yard waste will be charged at CSRD landfills

Small loads of yard waste can still be dumped for free

Small loads of residential yard waste will remain free at all CSRD landfills and transfer stations. (Pixabay photo)
Karen Oliver, a local artist, is selling off several of her original paintings including “bad hair day” to benefit the Red Barn Arts Centre. (Submitted)

Sale of local artist’s paintings to benefit Sicamous’ Red Barn

A painting will be up for sale each day until Christmas Eve

Karen Oliver, a local artist, is selling off several of her original paintings including “bad hair day” to benefit the Red Barn Arts Centre. (Submitted)
Ember the fox is FireSmart Canada’s new mascot. (Submitted)

FireSmart mascot name chosen by Swansea Point woman

Ember the fox will be used as a teaching tool to help people protect properties from fire

Ember the fox is FireSmart Canada’s new mascot. (Submitted)
A fundraiser has been launched to support James Hopkins and Helane Northey, who lost their Sicamous home in a fire on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Gofundme photo)

Sicamous couple lose home in fire

House destroyed in blaze, fundraiser launched to help rebuild

A fundraiser has been launched to support James Hopkins and Helane Northey, who lost their Sicamous home in a fire on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (Gofundme photo)
Lily Seyes, two, speaks with Santa Claus during Breakfast with Santa at Bradbury’s Restaurant. (File Photo)

Santa Claus will miss photos at Salmon Arm mall

Kris Kringle offers tips to stay on the nice list, keep up Christmas spirit in abnormal year 2020.

Lily Seyes, two, speaks with Santa Claus during Breakfast with Santa at Bradbury’s Restaurant. (File Photo)
Mary Dillobough rows a boat down Sicamous’ Riverside Road during flooding in 1928. (Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society Photo)

Shuswap History in Pictures: Flooded rush hour

Mary Dillobough rows a boat down Sicamous’ Riverside Road during flooding in 1928.

Mary Dillobough rows a boat down Sicamous’ Riverside Road during flooding in 1928. (Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society Photo)