Salmon Arm Staff

Tom Cochrane’s highway still rolling through this mad, mad world

Tom Cochrane’s highway still rolling through this mad, mad world

Zest for musical stories still powers Canadian songwriting icon as he launches 25th anniversary tour

Tom Cochrane’s highway still rolling through this mad, mad world
B.C.’s PharmaNet system records names, addresses, CareCard numbers and a history of medications prescribed. (Wikimedia Commons image)

B.C. government investigates PharmaNet breach

Premier ‘profoundly concerned’ after data of 7,500 people compromised

B.C.’s PharmaNet system records names, addresses, CareCard numbers and a history of medications prescribed. (Wikimedia Commons image)
Kamloops This Week

Murdered man remembered by friends

Man discoverd murdered in Kamloops last weekend

Kamloops This Week
File photo                                Brian Watson’s widow, Ila, spoke about losing her husband when he was rear-ended by the pickup truck travelling on Squilax-Anglemont Road last April.

Driver’s charges upgraded to murder after fatal North Shuswap crash

Raymond Swann was originally charged with criminal negligence, now he faces second-degree murder.

File photo                                Brian Watson’s widow, Ila, spoke about losing her husband when he was rear-ended by the pickup truck travelling on Squilax-Anglemont Road last April.
B.C. trade representative David Emerson and Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton speak to reporters at the B.C. legislature Thursday. (Photo: Tom Fletcher/Black Press)

U.S. ambassador ‘optimistic’ about softwood talks

Canada’s diplomat in Washington reports good cooperation on trade so far from Trump adminstration

  • Feb 16, 2017
B.C. trade representative David Emerson and Ambassador to the U.S. David MacNaughton speak to reporters at the B.C. legislature Thursday. (Photo: Tom Fletcher/Black Press)
File photo                                RCMP officers were called to the Salmon Arm Greyhound station to arrest a man, who was in possession of a gun.

Gun-toting man arrested at Salmon Arm bus station

The arrest went without incident and there was no danger posed to public safety.

File photo                                RCMP officers were called to the Salmon Arm Greyhound station to arrest a man, who was in possession of a gun.
Premier Christy Clark greets Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon outside the B.C. legislature Tuesday. (Photo: Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Pre-election throne speech hints at tax cut by B.C. government

Pledge of ‘financial relief’ foreshadows changes in Feb. 21 budget

Premier Christy Clark greets Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon outside the B.C. legislature Tuesday. (Photo: Arnold Lim/Black Press)
Rick Koch photo                                Chase Heat goalie Nic Bruyere takes the puck off the shoulder, deflecting it high over the net, helping give the Heat a 3-2 win on Feb. 10 over the 100 Mile House Wranglers, locking up first place in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference, Doug Birks Division. Bruyere would face a whopping 52 shots, saving 50 of them.

Heat first-time division champions

After six years of building, the Chase Heat are the Doug Birks Division regular season champs.

Rick Koch photo                                Chase Heat goalie Nic Bruyere takes the puck off the shoulder, deflecting it high over the net, helping give the Heat a 3-2 win on Feb. 10 over the 100 Mile House Wranglers, locking up first place in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference, Doug Birks Division. Bruyere would face a whopping 52 shots, saving 50 of them.
BC VIEWS: Election budget sets the stage

BC VIEWS: Election budget sets the stage

Battles over youth in care, mental health and addiction will dominate legislature

BC VIEWS: Election budget sets the stage
Wonderful adventures at Larch Hills

Wonderful adventures at Larch Hills

Additional snowfall has meant good news for users of local ski area.

Wonderful adventures at Larch Hills
’Backs split Island road games

’Backs split Island road games

A road trip to Vancouver Island yielded a win, a loss and a schedule shuffle due to road conditions.

’Backs split Island road games
B.C. Premier Christy Clark. (Black Press files)

Family Day rally at Clark’s office

Rally due to review which found that most senior facilities do not meet minimal government standards

B.C. Premier Christy Clark. (Black Press files)
Tax credit offered for volunteer searchers, firefighters

Tax credit offered for volunteer searchers, firefighters

Volunteers with 200 hours of service get a tax credit worth up to $150 a year

Tax credit offered for volunteer searchers, firefighters
Premier Christy Clark is photographed during her annual year end interview in her office at the provincial legislature in Victoria, B.C., Friday, December 16, 2016. It’s not the apology B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan has demanded, but Clark now admits she jumped to conclusions when she blamed the Opposition for hacking her party’s website. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)

Premier apologizes for accusing NDP of hacking

Christy Clark said NDP hacked BC Liberal Party website, but private information was left unprotected

Premier Christy Clark is photographed during her annual year end interview in her office at the provincial legislature in Victoria, B.C., Friday, December 16, 2016. It’s not the apology B.C. New Democrat Leader John Horgan has demanded, but Clark now admits she jumped to conclusions when she blamed the Opposition for hacking her party’s website. (The Canadian Press/Chad Hipolito)
Salish Orca, the first of three new natural gas-fuelled ferries, goes into service this spring. (BC Ferries image)

New BC Ferries CEO is veteran of service

Mark Collins takes over helm of Crown corporation from Mike Corrigan

Salish Orca, the first of three new natural gas-fuelled ferries, goes into service this spring. (BC Ferries image)
Chase Heat Grady Musgrave up ends Revelstoke Grizzlies Austin Thorne sending him to the ice. As Austin falls, his skate comes up catching Grady in the face just under his right eye who would also get 2 minutes for Interference. The Chase Heat would take down the Revelstoke Grizzlies by a final score of 4 to 1. Image Credit: Rick Koch Photo

Heat one win from dominating division

When Zachary Fournier picks it up a notch, the third-year power-forward makes a big difference

Chase Heat Grady Musgrave up ends Revelstoke Grizzlies Austin Thorne sending him to the ice. As Austin falls, his skate comes up catching Grady in the face just under his right eye who would also get 2 minutes for Interference. The Chase Heat would take down the Revelstoke Grizzlies by a final score of 4 to 1. Image Credit: Rick Koch Photo

Support for preserving Orchard House far from unanimous

Those opposed to the retention of the old Orchard House are now coming out of the woodwork.

Hack, leak set sour tone for legislature

Hack, leak set sour tone for legislature

Premier Christy Clark stops short of apologizing to NDP

Hack, leak set sour tone for legislature
Peter Beckett

Lawyers for accused wife killer want charges dropped due to delay

Peter Beckett is facing a first-degree murder charge, stemming from the 2010 death of Laura Letts.

Peter Beckett
Buck is missing. Credit: Facebook.

Public funds assist in search for missing pooch

Buck the black lab went missing on Jan. 19 from Evans Road in Oyama.

Buck is missing. Credit: Facebook.