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Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky recently opened their new home-based business Ricochet Brewing on Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap couple ricochet from injury to launch new home-based brewery

Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky open Ricochet Brewing

Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky recently opened their new home-based business Ricochet Brewing on Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
As of Aug. 3, the fire danger rating was “high” in much of the Kamloops Fire Centre. (BC Wildfire image)
As of Aug. 3, the fire danger rating was “high” in much of the Kamloops Fire Centre. (BC Wildfire image)
Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)

‘It’s a dangerous bridge’: Sicamous mayor raises concern over 60-year-old Highway 1 crossing

Two-lane R.W. Bruhn Bridge opened along Trans-Canada Highway in 1962.

Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)
Team Leader Kara Slous, left, and Firefighter Matthew Denny work on fire suppression activities for the Keremeos Creek Fire southwest of Penticton. (CSRD photo)

Shuswap firefighters assisting efforts to contain wildfire near Penticton

Several small wildfires burning in the Columbia-Shuswap

Team Leader Kara Slous, left, and Firefighter Matthew Denny work on fire suppression activities for the Keremeos Creek Fire southwest of Penticton. (CSRD photo)
Biologist Mandy Moore is the owner of Shuswap Bird of Prey, a falconry-based wildlife management and raptor education company. (Mars Romer Photography)

Regional district sticks with raptors for bird control at Salmon Arm landfill

Proximity to city’s airport necessitates bird management program at refuse disposal site

Biologist Mandy Moore is the owner of Shuswap Bird of Prey, a falconry-based wildlife management and raptor education company. (Mars Romer Photography)
Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)

‘Rehabilitated’ historic Shuswap fire lookout destroyed by fire

Hiker finds part of Eagle Pass Lookout still burning

Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP are reminding pet owners to not leave their four-legged companions in vehicles on hot days. (Contributed photo)

Leave them at home: Salmon Arm RCMP receiving calls about pets left in hot vehicles

People urged to avoid physical confrontations

Salmon Arm RCMP are reminding pet owners to not leave their four-legged companions in vehicles on hot days. (Contributed photo)
Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed during last summer’s Two Mile Road wildfire are where a debris flow is likely to begin according to a report by BGC Engineering. (BGC Engineering photo)

Regional district unwavering in opposition to proposed salvage logging near Sicamous

CSRD disappointed with BC Timber Sales’ plans for Wiseman Creek watershed

Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed during last summer’s Two Mile Road wildfire are where a debris flow is likely to begin according to a report by BGC Engineering. (BGC Engineering photo)
BC Wildfire Service reported a new fire at Jade Mountain near Chase was under control on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. (BC Wildfire Service map)

Jade Mountain wildfire near Chase under control

Several new wildfires reported in the Shuswap

BC Wildfire Service reported a new fire at Jade Mountain near Chase was under control on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. (BC Wildfire Service map)
As of noon on Aug. 4, 2022, all open burning, including campfires, will be prohibited in the Kamloops Fire Centre. (Artem_Apukhtin/Pixabay photo)

Campfire ban now in effect for Okanagan-Shuswap

Kamloops Fire Centre says prohibition to prevent human-caused fires, protect public safety

As of noon on Aug. 4, 2022, all open burning, including campfires, will be prohibited in the Kamloops Fire Centre. (Artem_Apukhtin/Pixabay photo)
Elise and August Shannon race back to the beach in their vessel Gramhalla, designed to reflect their Swedish heritage, to take first place in the first heat of the cardboard boat race during Sicamous Family Fun Day at Beach Park on Saturday, July 30, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)

In Photos: Family Fun Day returns to Sicamous

Cardboard boat race, sandcastle building and more

Elise and August Shannon race back to the beach in their vessel Gramhalla, designed to reflect their Swedish heritage, to take first place in the first heat of the cardboard boat race during Sicamous Family Fun Day at Beach Park on Saturday, July 30, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)
Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)

Eight people sent to hospital after multiple-vehicle crash on Highway 1 bridge near Sicamous

Speed limit reduced to 30 km/h until further notice

Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)
Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)

Highway 1 closed in Sicamous due to collision on Bruhn Bridge

Traffic being detoured on highways 97A and 97B

Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)
Watering restrictions in Sicamous went into effect on May 15 and continue until Sept. 15. (File photo)

Options for ramping up watering restrictions proposed for Sicamous

Bylaw amendment sparked by extreme heat and wildfires fires of the summer of 2021

Watering restrictions in Sicamous went into effect on May 15 and continue until Sept. 15. (File photo)
A Salmon Arm family seeks the return of a metal motorcycle sculpture, similar to the one pictured, which was stolen in a break-in at a seniors care facility on Saturday, July 22, 2022. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm family asks for return of stolen motorcycle sculpture

Artwork taken during recent break-in at seniors care facility

A Salmon Arm family seeks the return of a metal motorcycle sculpture, similar to the one pictured, which was stolen in a break-in at a seniors care facility on Saturday, July 22, 2022. (Contributed)
The District of Sicamous’ naming review panel has proposed naming a portion of beach area in Two Mile after the late Rob Flockhart. (District of Sicamous graphic)

Locations proposed to be named after former Sicamous NHL’er and longtime volunteer

District revamps naming policy to include parks, trails and other assets

The District of Sicamous’ naming review panel has proposed naming a portion of beach area in Two Mile after the late Rob Flockhart. (District of Sicamous graphic)
A medevac helicopter is cleared to land on Highway 1 in response to a collision on Monday afternoon, July 25, 2022. (Amanda Luttman photo)

One person killed, two seriously injured in collision on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm

Police seek dashcam footage leading up to crash

A medevac helicopter is cleared to land on Highway 1 in response to a collision on Monday afternoon, July 25, 2022. (Amanda Luttman photo)
Salmon Arm’s Spectrum Signworks is installing a new metal awning at Shuswap Park Mall on Lakeshore Drive. A portion of the awning installed Friday, July 22 behind the giant treble clef sculpture was designed to look like a piano keyboard. (Spectrum Signworks photo)

Salmon Arm’s giant treble clef receives piano accompaniment

Large awning behind sculpture made to look like piano keyboard

Salmon Arm’s Spectrum Signworks is installing a new metal awning at Shuswap Park Mall on Lakeshore Drive. A portion of the awning installed Friday, July 22 behind the giant treble clef sculpture was designed to look like a piano keyboard. (Spectrum Signworks photo)
Emergency personnel responded to a motor-vehicle incident on Highway 1 on Monday, July 25, 2022. (DriveBC image)

Motor-vehicle incident closes Highway 1 in Salmon Arm

Detour available, no estimate on when highway will reopen

Emergency personnel responded to a motor-vehicle incident on Highway 1 on Monday, July 25, 2022. (DriveBC image)
Bulldogs Boxing coach Peggy Maerz and Jordyn Konrad show off their new Team Canada attire outside the Institut du National du Sport du Quebec in Montreal on July 9, 2022. (Contributed)

‘It’s real’: Salmon Arm boxer and coach thrilled to represent Team Canada

Jordyn Konrad and Peggy Maerz share goal of being part of 2024 Olympic Games

Bulldogs Boxing coach Peggy Maerz and Jordyn Konrad show off their new Team Canada attire outside the Institut du National du Sport du Quebec in Montreal on July 9, 2022. (Contributed)