Jim Elliot

With bridge construction well underway on the project to replace the Solsqua-Sicamous bridge. Motorists should expect delays of up to half an hour. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Solsqua-Sicamous bridge closing temporarily for geotechnical assesment

Drivers trying to go north of the Eagle River will have to use Cambie Solsqua Road

With bridge construction well underway on the project to replace the Solsqua-Sicamous bridge. Motorists should expect delays of up to half an hour. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
Invasive quagga and zebra mussels have been kept out of B.C. waterways for another year. (CSISS/Facebook)

2020 tests show B.C. remains invasive mussel free

Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society says efforts to keep the mussels away worked

Invasive quagga and zebra mussels have been kept out of B.C. waterways for another year. (CSISS/Facebook)
Tanner and Janel Currie were sledding in the Hunters Ridge area near Enderby when Tanner was in an accident that resulted in one of his legs being amputated. A GoFundMe campaign is underway to support the family. (GoFundMe/Tara Stroup photo)

Man’s life-changing injury from snowmobile crash near Enderby spurs fundraiser

More than $30,000 raised in just one day after GoFundMe page went live

Tanner and Janel Currie were sledding in the Hunters Ridge area near Enderby when Tanner was in an accident that resulted in one of his legs being amputated. A GoFundMe campaign is underway to support the family. (GoFundMe/Tara Stroup photo)
Tanner and Janel Currie were sledding in the Hunters Ridge area near Enderby when Tanner was in an accident that resulted in one of his legs being amputated. A GoFundMe campaign is underway to support the family. (GoFundMe/Tara Stroup photo)

Man’s life-changing injury from snowmobile crash near Enderby spurs fundraiser

More than $30,000 raised in just one day after GoFundMe page went live

Tanner and Janel Currie were sledding in the Hunters Ridge area near Enderby when Tanner was in an accident that resulted in one of his legs being amputated. A GoFundMe campaign is underway to support the family. (GoFundMe/Tara Stroup photo)
Adam Blair, who is the general manager and executive professional at Talking Rock Golf Resort near Chase has added president of the PGA of BC to his list of titles. (Submitted)

Talking Rock golf pro Adam Blair named PGA of BC president

Blair already serves as the executive pro and general manager of the renowned course near Chase

Adam Blair, who is the general manager and executive professional at Talking Rock Golf Resort near Chase has added president of the PGA of BC to his list of titles. (Submitted)
Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (Black Press Media)

Caribou leave area temporarily closed to snowmobiles near Sicamous

Sleds can ride in the Lake Play area on Queest Mountain once more

Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (Black Press Media)
Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (Black Press Media)

Caribou leave area temporarily closed to snowmobiles near Sicamous

Sleds can ride in the Lake Play area on Queest Mountain once more

Caribou herds in B.C. are divided into four groups, southern mountain (shown), central mountain, northern mountain and boreal. (Black Press Media)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Bear spray used in North Shuswap home invasion

Police are investigating the incident but say the public is not at risk.

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
Highway 97 is closed as crews work to remove a crashed vehicle. (Google Maps Image)

Update: Highway 97A reopens after vehicle recovery

A crashed vehicle was being removed on the highway south of Sicamous.

Highway 97 is closed as crews work to remove a crashed vehicle. (Google Maps Image)
Most of the Okanagan and Shuswap is receiving fresh snow on Feb. 6. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Fresh snow falls on much of Okanagan and Shuswap

Travel advisories are in place for two Southern Interior highways.

Most of the Okanagan and Shuswap is receiving fresh snow on Feb. 6. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Sliding down a hill is one of the fun activities that Shuswap recreation groups want to see people doing over the Family Day Weekend. (Black Press File Photo)

North-Okangan and Shuswap recreation groups host Family Day photo contest

A list of activities has been provided for Enderby, Salmon Arm and Sicamous families to complete.

Sliding down a hill is one of the fun activities that Shuswap recreation groups want to see people doing over the Family Day Weekend. (Black Press File Photo)
Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber, flanked by his family and assistant captains, receives a drawing in commemoration of his 1000th NHL game on Tuesday, Feb. 2. (Submitted)

Salmon Arm artist picked to draw Shea Weber to recognize 1,000th game

Canadiens staff had no idea Justin Maas lives near Weber’s hometown when they commissioned him

Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber, flanked by his family and assistant captains, receives a drawing in commemoration of his 1000th NHL game on Tuesday, Feb. 2. (Submitted)
BC Coroners Service logo, no date, stock photo

Man’s death in 2019 Shuswap Lake speed boat crash ruled accidental

Report notes Lake Country man was intoxicated by drugs and alcohol when two racing boats collided

BC Coroners Service logo, no date, stock photo
BC Coroners Service logo, no date, stock photo

Man’s death in 2019 Shuswap Lake speed boat crash ruled accidental

Report notes Lake Country man was intoxicated by drugs and alcohol when two racing boats collided

BC Coroners Service logo, no date, stock photo
Eagle Valley Community Support Society executive director Janet McClean Senft and childcare centre manager Penny Deeter show off the inside of the new Little Bears Child Care Centre in Sicamous on Wednesday, Feb. 3. (Jim Elliot-Eagle Valley News)

New childcare centre opening soon in Sicamous

The centre is operated by a non-profit society and will pay a $1 per-year lease for the building

Eagle Valley Community Support Society executive director Janet McClean Senft and childcare centre manager Penny Deeter show off the inside of the new Little Bears Child Care Centre in Sicamous on Wednesday, Feb. 3. (Jim Elliot-Eagle Valley News)
Highway 97A is closed south of Sicamous due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC Image)

Driver injured in truck crash which closed Highway 97A near Sicamous

The highway has been closed since the collision before 4 a.m. on Feb. 3.

Highway 97A is closed south of Sicamous due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC Image)
Highway 97A is closed south of Sicamous due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC Image)

Update: driver injured in truck crash which closed Highway 97A near Sicamous

The highway has been closed since the collision before 4 a.m. on Feb. 3.

Highway 97A is closed south of Sicamous due to a vehicle incident. (DriveBC Image)
The Chase community is filling up the Kraft Hockeyville rally page in support of the Art Holding Memorial Arena. (Google Maps Image)

Chase and Sicamous in the running for Kraft Hockeyville

Community support, stories needed to win national competition.

The Chase community is filling up the Kraft Hockeyville rally page in support of the Art Holding Memorial Arena. (Google Maps Image)
Mountain caribou winter in sub-alpine habitat. (File Photo)

Area closed to snowmobiles near Sicamous expands after caribou located

The temporary closure will be in place until the caribou move on

Mountain caribou winter in sub-alpine habitat. (File Photo)
Mountain caribou winter in sub-alpine habitat. (File Photo)

Area closed to snowmobiles near Sicamous expands after caribou located

The temporary closure will be in place until the caribou move on

Mountain caribou winter in sub-alpine habitat. (File Photo)