Lachlan Labere

Event highlights school bus safety

There are around 2,700 students in the school district who rely on school buses, and everyone else on the road

Rendering of proposed service station/Starbucks drive-thru at 1305 Rauma Avenue.

Starbucks, service station proposed for Sicamous

District of Sicamous confirms receipt of application to develop new service station/drive-thru on Highway 1, adjacent to Tim Hortons.

Rendering of proposed service station/Starbucks drive-thru at 1305 Rauma Avenue.
The District of Sicamous is one of the partner communities in Shuswap Economic Development

Shuswap communities to benefit from rural dividend grant

B.C. government awards Shuswap Economic Development with $32,000 from Rural Dividend program.

The District of Sicamous is one of the partner communities in Shuswap Economic Development
Yard Creek

Yard Creek salmon run has no fish

A salmon run without salmon at Yard Creek has some Shuswap residents wondering what’s going on

Yard Creek
Police report mail boxes were broken into in Sorrento.

Sorrento mailboxes broken into

Chase RCMP report 15 individual boxes pried open.

Police report mail boxes were broken into in Sorrento.
The Burner owner Dave Stickle is organizing a chainsaw carving exhibition for Oct. 6 to 9.

Malakwa’s The Burner to host chainsaw carving exhibition

Event to host a variety of talent from B.C. and Alberta.

The Burner owner Dave Stickle is organizing a chainsaw carving exhibition for Oct. 6 to 9.
B.C. government illustration of proposed North Fork Bridge replacement.

North Fork Bridge replacement to begin this fall

Fifty-eight-year-old structure east of Sicamous last remaining bridge with a metal truss on Trans-Canada Highway.

B.C. government illustration of proposed North Fork Bridge replacement.
Inventive: Matt Koivisto is now selling his own line of pomade products.

Barber creates his own products

Matt Koivisto, the man behind the manicured beard at the Salmon Arm Barber Shop, has branched out

Inventive: Matt Koivisto is now selling his own line of pomade products.
A pedestrian walks by two vacant commercial properties along Hudson Avenue on Tuesday

Downtown sees increase in vacancies

Salmon Arm: Business closures worry some, others call it a natural progression

A pedestrian walks by two vacant commercial properties along Hudson Avenue on Tuesday
The front section of a semi-truck went over the embankment on Highway 97A near Davidson Road after the driver crossed the centreline and hit the cement barrier on Sept. 13.

Truck smashes through barrier

A transport truck driver was taken to hospital after a medical issue contributed to a single-vehicle collision

The front section of a semi-truck went over the embankment on Highway 97A near Davidson Road after the driver crossed the centreline and hit the cement barrier on Sept. 13.

Decorum sorely lacking on social media

It has been argued that without empathy – an inherent aptitude to show love and compassion for one another

Council pushing to protect water

Chase council will be raising concerns about the potential impacts of logging operations on local water quality

A work crew inspects the underside of the Bruhn Bridge in late 2015.

Province considering options for Bruhn Bridge replacement

A B.C. government document lists a new Main Street bridge, along with new a four-lane structure crossing the narrows

A work crew inspects the underside of the Bruhn Bridge in late 2015.
Hikers are warned to take precaution on the Park Hill trail system after a woman and her dog were stalked by a cougar on the morning of Thursday

Cougar stalks woman and dog on Canoe’s Park Hill trail system

Hikers warned to take precautions following sighting.

Hikers are warned to take precaution on the Park Hill trail system after a woman and her dog were stalked by a cougar on the morning of Thursday

Property crime update planned

Chase residents once again have an opportunity to hear from local police about property crime in the community

The province has released a list of recommended options for the replacement of the Bruhn Bridge

Two bridges recommended to replace Sicamous Bruhn Bridge on Highway 1

Province and local governments favour replacement option that includes new bridge at west end of Main Street.

The province has released a list of recommended options for the replacement of the Bruhn Bridge
Bill Laird

Former school district offices sold

Shuswap Street: Developer Bill Laird purchases outdated building for $675,000

Bill Laird
A proposed pilot project allowing golf carts to be driven within the Village of Chase would be restricted to the area within the dark line on the adjacent map. Roads with in this area are proposed to be restricted to 30 km/h

Input wanted on golf cart project

The Chase & District Chamber of Commerce is seeking feedback on the pilot project allowing residents to play through the community

A proposed pilot project allowing golf carts to be driven within the Village of Chase would be restricted to the area within the dark line on the adjacent map. Roads with in this area are proposed to be restricted to 30 km/h
Hoodoos: Amateur photographer Bob Boxall’s image of the Alberta Badlands from his cross-Canada trip.

Chronicling Canada in photos

Bob Boxall wants to share his cross-Canada adventure with Salmon Arm and help a couple of community groups in the process

Hoodoos: Amateur photographer Bob Boxall’s image of the Alberta Badlands from his cross-Canada trip.

Fungi Festival returns to Sicamous

An effort is underway to bring back the Sicamous-based Fungi Festival – an event that offers participants a chance to learn