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Conservative incumbent Mel Arnold’s campaign spent $1,700 on Facebook ads from Aug. 22 to Sept. 20. (Facebook Image)

North Okanagan-Shuswap Conservatives spend most in riding on Facebook ads

Liberals spend more than any other party to sway the public via Facebook

 

Valid Manufacturing acquired West Coast Electric on June 30, 2021. (Valid Manufacturing image)

Salmon Arm’s Valid Manufacturing acquires West Coast Electric

Valid said merger will enhance presence in infrastructure, utility, industrial and municipal markets

 

A black bear next to a trash bin. (Mark Levisay photo)

Columbia-Shuswap residents warned September usually when human-bear conflicts highest

WildSafeBC says usual food sources for bears affected by summer drought conditions

 

The Adelante Healthcare Goodyear Project is a previous health centre that renowned architect Douglas Cardinal helped design. Cardinal will be working with Scott Builders Inc. on the pre-construction phase of the Shuswap Healing Centre. (Adelante Healthcare photo)

Pre-construction phase of Shuswap Healing Centre project green-lit

Sicamous council authorized Mayor Terry Rysz to sign letter of intent with builder Sept. 8

The Adelante Healthcare Goodyear Project is a previous health centre that renowned architect Douglas Cardinal helped design. Cardinal will be working with Scott Builders Inc. on the pre-construction phase of the Shuswap Healing Centre. (Adelante Healthcare photo)
A Twitter user shared this photo of the trailer that caught fire on Highway 1 near Malakwa on Sept. 9, 2021. (Twitter/@Carryme2Kin)

Highway 1 near Malakwa all clear after semi-truck’s trailer catches fire

DriveBC first reported the incident at 8 a.m. on Sept. 9

A Twitter user shared this photo of the trailer that caught fire on Highway 1 near Malakwa on Sept. 9, 2021. (Twitter/@Carryme2Kin)
Results from the District of Sicamous’ Main Street revitalization survey will be presented to district council at its Sept. 8 planning and development meeting. (District of Sicamous image)

Sicamous residents see room for improvement on Main Street, survey shows

78 per cent of those surveyed say more waste receptacles needed, 64 per cent say more seating needed

Results from the District of Sicamous’ Main Street revitalization survey will be presented to district council at its Sept. 8 planning and development meeting. (District of Sicamous image)
The packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Denis Farrell)

Salmon Arm pharmacist reports being asked about ivermectin for COVID-19

Mike Huitema said it’s not the first unproven treatment he’s had inquiries about during pandemic

The packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Denis Farrell)
The District of Sicamous has seen increased demand for its After School Club program. (File photo)

More families in need of after-school care in Sicamous

The district announced changes to its after-school program Aug. 27

The District of Sicamous has seen increased demand for its After School Club program. (File photo)
Doug Peng (left) and Ian Baillie, who also own Sicamous fixture G&G Kitchen and Tap, have been in business together for two years. The Narrows Smokehouse is their new restaurant on Main Street. It features meats cooked low and slow in a smoker they brought in from the southern U.S. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Doug Peng (left) and Ian Baillie, who also own Sicamous fixture G&G Kitchen and Tap, have been in business together for two years. The Narrows Smokehouse is their new restaurant on Main Street. It features meats cooked low and slow in a smoker they brought in from the southern U.S. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Princeton RCMP responded to a report of a motor-vehicle accident around 4 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2021. (File photo)

2 cars roll over, 1 person airlifted to hospital after 4 vehicle collision near Princeton

Princeton RCMP received report of motor-vehicle accident around 4 p.m. Aug. 27

Princeton RCMP responded to a report of a motor-vehicle accident around 4 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2021. (File photo)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

West Kelowna awarded $190k to combat homelessness

The money will pay to hire a bylaw officer through August 2022

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Terry Driver as he looked around the time of the killing of Tanya Smith and the attempted murder of Misty Cockerill in Abbotsford in October 1995. No current photos are available of Driver.

Abbotsford killer Terry Driver dies while serving life sentence in slaying of teen girl

Driver was serving life sentence for 1997 conviction of brutal killing of Tanya Smith, 16

Terry Driver as he looked around the time of the killing of Tanya Smith and the attempted murder of Misty Cockerill in Abbotsford in October 1995. No current photos are available of Driver.
Hospital Transfer crews move patients around while sorting out constantly changing logistics during wildfire season. (Submitted)

B.C. hospital transfer company battles ever-changing wildfire situation

Weather, fires, road closures and more didn’t deter crew from safely transporting patients

Hospital Transfer crews move patients around while sorting out constantly changing logistics during wildfire season. (Submitted)
Most reports of the cough have come from the Kamloops region (BC SPCA)

BC SPCA warns dog owners of contagious cough

There are 24 confirmed cases of this highly transmissible sickness

Most reports of the cough have come from the Kamloops region (BC SPCA)
The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 4. (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)

Pop-up vax clinic coming to downtown Kelowna

The clinic will be open for five days, starting this Friday

The Kelowna Yacht Club clinic is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 to Aug. 4. (Kelowna Yacht Club/Facebook)
Three Valley Lake Fire on July 20. (Photo by Nicole Rodriguez-Garcia)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District monitoring risk of rockfall near Three Valley Lake Chateau

The Three Valley Lake wildfire burning nearby is measured at 60 hectares in size

Three Valley Lake Fire on July 20. (Photo by Nicole Rodriguez-Garcia)
Police attended a Campbell River Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Probe of fatal RCMP shooting of Wet’suwet’en man needs Indigenous oversight: First Nation leaders

Wet’suwet’en man shot by police in Campbell River last week

Police attended a Campbell River Tim Hortons for a reported shooting incident. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
The wing of a small plane can be seen sticking up from a wooded area behind homes in the Haydon Place neighbourhood of Mill Bay. The plane crashed Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021. (Jack Wilke photo)

1 airlifted to hospital after small plane crashes in B.C. neighbourhood

Witness says plane was seen circling before going down in residential Vancouver Island subdivision

The wing of a small plane can be seen sticking up from a wooded area behind homes in the Haydon Place neighbourhood of Mill Bay. The plane crashed Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021. (Jack Wilke photo)
Cermaq Canada is taking DFO to court over the decision to deny licence extension applications (Cermaq Canada)

Cermaq takes legal action against DFO to challenge licence denials

Company ‘disappointed and perplexed’ about decision

Cermaq Canada is taking DFO to court over the decision to deny licence extension applications (Cermaq Canada)
The Sicamous municipal building. (File photo)

District of Sicamous reopens council doors for public attendance

Masks, social distancing and contact tracing rules will all be followed in council chambers

The Sicamous municipal building. (File photo)