Shuswap Lake

Alex Wenezenki stands by the Robinson R44 Raven II which he uses to offers aerial tours of the Shuswap on behalf of BC Helicopters. The tours began in the summer of 2020 at Hyde Mountain Golf Course. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Shuswap golf course applies for bylaw amendment to develop up to 151 RV lots

Hyde Mountain Golf Course application will also bring helicopter tour business into compliance

  • Jan 19, 2021

 

Alex Wenezenki stands by the Robinson R44 Raven II which he uses to offers aerial tours of the Shuswap on behalf of BC Helicopters. The tours began in the summer of 2020 at Hyde Mountain Golf Course. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Shuswap golf course applies for bylaw amendment to develop up to 151 RV lots

Hyde Mountain Golf Course application will also bring helicopter tour business into compliance

  • Jan 19, 2021

 

The RCMSAR rescue boat did double duty as an icebreaker to evacuate a man in Seymour Arm who was in need of medical attention on Jan. 10. (RCMSAR Station #106/Facebook)

RCMSAR boat breaks ice on Shuswap Lake to reach man in need of medical attention

The Jan. 10 call saw the rescue boat ramming through ice to reach shore in Seymour Arm

 

The Shuswap Hospital Foundation is raising funds to support a new CT scanner and a mammography unit at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. (File photo)

Fundraiser will help create new mammography unit at Shuswap Lake General Hospital

Shuswap Lake Hospital Foundation also fundraising for new CT scanner

The Shuswap Hospital Foundation is raising funds to support a new CT scanner and a mammography unit at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. (File photo)
Ken Brown, driver of the houseboat, was killed on July 3, 2010, when Leon Reinbrecht drove his speedboat into the vessel. (File photo)

Man responsible for fatal Shuswap Lake boat crash out on parole

Leon Reinbrecht piloted a boat on July 3, 2010 when it struck a houseboat killing the driver

Ken Brown, driver of the houseboat, was killed on July 3, 2010, when Leon Reinbrecht drove his speedboat into the vessel. (File photo)
Sicamous RCMP Sgt. Murray McNeil and Cpl. Wade Fisher present seven-year-old Cody Krabbendam of Ranchero with an award for bravery on Wednesday, July 22. (Contributed)

What’s the good news, 2020? Shuswap boy rescues older child from drowning

The Salmon Arm Observer looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

Sicamous RCMP Sgt. Murray McNeil and Cpl. Wade Fisher present seven-year-old Cody Krabbendam of Ranchero with an award for bravery on Wednesday, July 22. (Contributed)
Few of Bruce Nyeste’ empty bowl project offerings remain at DeMille’s Farm Market. When they are gone, the Shuswap potter expects he will have raised about $12,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank. (Contributed)

What’s the good news, 2020? Shuswap potter’s empty bowls help fill food bank

The Salmon Arm Observer looks back at some of the year’s positive stories

Few of Bruce Nyeste’ empty bowl project offerings remain at DeMille’s Farm Market. When they are gone, the Shuswap potter expects he will have raised about $12,000 for the Second Harvest Food Bank. (Contributed)
Seymour Arm First Responders include (standing) Pat Gibson, Angelica Gajewski, Bruce Salamandyk, Tanner Wiebe, (sitting) Susan Howie, Petra Ewan, (missing from photo) Lesley Milligan and John Castle. (Contributed)

New radios a game changer for North Shuswap first responders group

$10,000 grant awarded to Seymour Arm First Responders

Seymour Arm First Responders include (standing) Pat Gibson, Angelica Gajewski, Bruce Salamandyk, Tanner Wiebe, (sitting) Susan Howie, Petra Ewan, (missing from photo) Lesley Milligan and John Castle. (Contributed)
Globe artichokes are ready to begin eating in August. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: Realizing the dream of sustainable living in the Shuswap

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Nov 24, 2020
Globe artichokes are ready to begin eating in August. (Jim Cooperman photo)
The majority of the Adams River flow has moved north and has swept away some of the beach at the mouth. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: The Shuswap’s Adams River is moving north at the mouth

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Nov 10, 2020
The majority of the Adams River flow has moved north and has swept away some of the beach at the mouth. (Jim Cooperman photo)
English Creek, southeast of Three Valley Gap, has become a popular bouldering destination. (William Eaton photo)

Column: English Creek now a bouldering destination

Terrain offers 33 climbing routes in six bouldering areas

  • Oct 27, 2020
English Creek, southeast of Three Valley Gap, has become a popular bouldering destination. (William Eaton photo)
Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo has announced he'll seek the riding seat again after Premier John Horgan called a snap election for Saturday, Oct. 24. Kyllo labeled the election call as 'opportunistic.' (Black Press - file photo)

VIDEO: Meet your Shuswap candidates – Greg Kyllo, BC Liberal Party

Shuswap candidates introduce themselves

  • Oct 16, 2020
Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo has announced he'll seek the riding seat again after Premier John Horgan called a snap election for Saturday, Oct. 24. Kyllo labeled the election call as 'opportunistic.' (Black Press - file photo)
Running to represent the Shuswap in the Oct. 24 B.C. election are Greg Kyllo for BC Liberal Party, Sylvia Lindgren for the BC NDP and Owen Madden for the BC Green Party. (Salmon Arm Observer image)Running to represent the Shuswap in the Oct. 24 B.C. election are Greg Kyllo for BC Liberal Party, Sylvia Lindgren for the BC NDP and Owen Madden for the BC Green Party. (Salmon Arm Observer image)

Shuswap candidates share plans for economic recovery

The Observer asks: How will you assist the local economy in rebounding from the pandemic?

  • Oct 16, 2020
Running to represent the Shuswap in the Oct. 24 B.C. election are Greg Kyllo for BC Liberal Party, Sylvia Lindgren for the BC NDP and Owen Madden for the BC Green Party. (Salmon Arm Observer image)Running to represent the Shuswap in the Oct. 24 B.C. election are Greg Kyllo for BC Liberal Party, Sylvia Lindgren for the BC NDP and Owen Madden for the BC Green Party. (Salmon Arm Observer image)
The RCMSAR station on Shuswap Lake is seeking additional funding from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for the construction of a boathouse to shelter their vessels. (Contributed)

Shuswap marine rescue station seeks more funding from CSRD

Money would go towards the building of a boathouse to shelter their vessels on Shuswap Lake

The RCMSAR station on Shuswap Lake is seeking additional funding from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for the construction of a boathouse to shelter their vessels. (Contributed)
An algal bloom gave Shuswap Lake near Salmon Arm a greenish hue over the summer of 2020. (Shuswap Watershed Council photo)

Shuswap Lake algal bloom near Salmon Arm subsides

Watershed council offering virtual information meetings this fall

An algal bloom gave Shuswap Lake near Salmon Arm a greenish hue over the summer of 2020. (Shuswap Watershed Council photo)
Kathi Cooperman explores the mystical magic of the English Creek valley in 1995. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: The magical English Creek landscape and bouldering destination

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Oct 13, 2020
Kathi Cooperman explores the mystical magic of the English Creek valley in 1995. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Kristen Josey found helped deliver Nelson, a five-month-old border collie, to a veterinarian in Salmon Arm after the dog had fallen from the back of a truck and injured itself. The BC SPCA said it is investigating the incident and charges may be recommended. (Kristen Josey photo)

Puppy loses leg after fall from moving vehicle in North Shuswap, BC SPCA investigating

Shuswap branch of BC SPCA appeals to the public for help with medical costs

Kristen Josey found helped deliver Nelson, a five-month-old border collie, to a veterinarian in Salmon Arm after the dog had fallen from the back of a truck and injured itself. The BC SPCA said it is investigating the incident and charges may be recommended. (Kristen Josey photo)
Kristen Josey found helped deliver Nelson, a five-month-old border collie, to a veterinarian in Salmon Arm after the dog had fallen from the back of a truck and injured itself. The BC SPCA said it is investigating the incident and charges may be recommended. (Kristen Josey photo)

Puppy loses leg after fall from moving vehicle in North Shuswap, BC SPCA investigating

Shuswap branch of BC SPCA appeals to the public for help with medical costs

Kristen Josey found helped deliver Nelson, a five-month-old border collie, to a veterinarian in Salmon Arm after the dog had fallen from the back of a truck and injured itself. The BC SPCA said it is investigating the incident and charges may be recommended. (Kristen Josey photo)
Sorrento resident Glenn Welschlau recently won $100,000 playing Keno. His winning ticket was purchased at the Copper Island Pub. (BC Lotto photo)

Shuswap man ‘started to lose it’ after learning of lottery win

Sorrento resident wins $100,000, ticket purchased at Copper Island Pub

Sorrento resident Glenn Welschlau recently won $100,000 playing Keno. His winning ticket was purchased at the Copper Island Pub. (BC Lotto photo)
Sorrento resident Glenn Welschlau recently won $100,000 playing Keno. His winning ticket was purchased at the Copper Island Pub. (BC Lotto photo)

Shuswap man ‘started to lose it’ after learning of lottery win

Sorrento resident wins $100,000, ticket purchased at Copper Island Pub

Sorrento resident Glenn Welschlau recently won $100,000 playing Keno. His winning ticket was purchased at the Copper Island Pub. (BC Lotto photo)