A young moose goes for a stroll through a residential neighbourhood near McGuire Lake. (File photo)

A young moose goes for a stroll through a residential neighbourhood near McGuire Lake. (File photo)

Shuswap Market News Year in Review – June

A look back at events that made headlines in June.

  • Dec. 26, 2019 6:00 a.m.

JUNE

• Transport Canada and Columbia Shuswap Regional District bylaw enforcement staff removed 28 buoys from Mara Lake that did not comply with their regulations.

• An escaped convict, at large since 2016, was nabbed by Salmon Arm RCMP in a shopping centre parking lot in Salmon Arm. The man escaping from a provincial institution and had 40 outstanding charges against him from Alberta, Ontario and other western provinces.

• The last thing a Salmon Arm’s Elizabeth Anderson’s expected to see early was a moose and her calf strolling into her backyard. Anderson’s roommate heard footsteps on the gravel outside a bedroom window at 4:15 a.m. and, expecting nefarious visitors, everyone in the house was shocked to see the long-legged pair looking back at them.

• Waterway Houseboats Ltd. and associated company Vinco Holdings Ltd. entered receivership and ceased operations after a June 11 Supreme Court of British Columbia hearing. Colleen Anderson, Waterway’s operations manager said 51 Waterway staff members were laid off.

• The Cedar Heights Community Centre in Blind Bay continued to be the target of a rash of thefts and vandalism.

• Volunteers from multiple search and rescue groups rushed to the aid of a woman who suffered a spinal injury after falling from her mountain bike in the North Shuswap. Search manager John Schut said a call was received June 14 to help the woman who fell approximately 3.5 kilometres up the Wade River Trail, near the Adams River Bridge.

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Buoys and chain were pulled out of Mara Lake as part of a Transport Canada enforcement action. (CSRD photo)

Buoys and chain were pulled out of Mara Lake as part of a Transport Canada enforcement action. (CSRD photo)

Waterway Houseboats went into receivership June 11, resulting in the layoff of 51 employees. (Martha Wickett - Eagle Valley News)

Waterway Houseboats went into receivership June 11, resulting in the layoff of 51 employees. (Martha Wickett - Eagle Valley News)

The Shuswap Dance Center’s senior show June 8 at the Nexus on First, included a group of dancers with Richelle Zurowski and Darby Mujcin performing ‘What’s Up, Duloc’ from Shrek. The show’s theme was Inventions. (Kayleigh Seibel - Salmon Arm Observer)                                At the Shuswap Dance Center’s Senior Show on June 8 at the Nexus on First, a group of dancers with Richelle Zurowski and Darby Mujcin in front perform ‘What’s Up, Duloc’ from Shrek. The show’s theme was Inventions. (Kayleigh Seibel/Salmon Arm Observer)

The Shuswap Dance Center’s senior show June 8 at the Nexus on First, included a group of dancers with Richelle Zurowski and Darby Mujcin performing ‘What’s Up, Duloc’ from Shrek. The show’s theme was Inventions. (Kayleigh Seibel - Salmon Arm Observer) At the Shuswap Dance Center’s Senior Show on June 8 at the Nexus on First, a group of dancers with Richelle Zurowski and Darby Mujcin in front perform ‘What’s Up, Duloc’ from Shrek. The show’s theme was Inventions. (Kayleigh Seibel/Salmon Arm Observer)