Shuswap Lake

Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky recently opened their new home-based business Ricochet Brewing on Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap couple ricochet from injury to launch new home-based brewery

Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky open Ricochet Brewing

 

Ryan Halcrow, owner of Captain’s Cove Marina, takes a break on Aug. 3 with his dock kitty beside what will soon become part of the Cove, a bar and grill to serve boaters and walk-in traffic. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

A food and drink option coming to Captain’s Cove Marina on Shuswap Lake

Marina near Canoe adding an open patio bar and grill

 

Mara Hills Resort. (Live Auction)

‘Go ahead and make a bid on that’: Live RV auction comes to Sicamous

The live auction takes place at MaraHills Golf Resort on Aug. 13

  • Aug 3, 2022

 

A large algal bloom occurred in Shuswap Lake in the summer of 2020. (B.C. Government photo)
A large algal bloom occurred in Shuswap Lake in the summer of 2020. (B.C. Government photo)
The Bastion Bay fire near the eastern arm of Shuswap Lake and the Whip Creek wildfire across from Mabel Lake and inland about 10 kilometres are no longer a threat. (Wildfire BC image)

UPDATE: Two small wildfires in North Okanagan-Shuswap no longer a threat

One fire near eastern arm of Shuswap Lake, the other east of Mabel Lake, taken off BC Wildfire map

The Bastion Bay fire near the eastern arm of Shuswap Lake and the Whip Creek wildfire across from Mabel Lake and inland about 10 kilometres are no longer a threat. (Wildfire BC image)
This American wigeon duckling stretches a leg while its siblings rest on a shoreline log in Salmon Arm Bay. Just out of view, their mother floats on guard. Salmon Arm Bay is a nursery for many species of birds in June and July. (John G Woods photo)

Snapshot: Time to rest

American wigeon ducklings in Salmon Arm Bay

  • Jul 27, 2022
This American wigeon duckling stretches a leg while its siblings rest on a shoreline log in Salmon Arm Bay. Just out of view, their mother floats on guard. Salmon Arm Bay is a nursery for many species of birds in June and July. (John G Woods photo)
A group of sprint swimmers hit the water in the White Lake Triathlon held Sept. 12, 2021. Around 70 people competed in the event which raised $1,400 for the community. (Gavin Ritson photo)

Swim, run, cycle: Registration open for returning White Lake Triathlon

September event open to people of all skill levels

  • Jul 27, 2022
A group of sprint swimmers hit the water in the White Lake Triathlon held Sept. 12, 2021. Around 70 people competed in the event which raised $1,400 for the community. (Gavin Ritson photo)
A small wildfire was spotted in the Shuswap on July 25 in the vicinity of the Tillis Landing FSR (Forest Service Road), just southwest of Shuswap Lake Marine Park’s Tillis Beach site. Suspected cause is lightning. (BC Wildfire map)

Lightning suspected in wildfire near Shuswap Lake Marine Park site

Rapattack crew working southwest of Tillis Beach marine park site, fire estimated at 0.01 hectares

A small wildfire was spotted in the Shuswap on July 25 in the vicinity of the Tillis Landing FSR (Forest Service Road), just southwest of Shuswap Lake Marine Park’s Tillis Beach site. Suspected cause is lightning. (BC Wildfire map)
A small wildfire was spotted in the Shuswap on July 25 near DeRoy Creek, just north of Shuswap Lake Marine Park’s Hermit Creek site. Cause is unknown at this time. (BC Wildfire photo)

Wildfire ignites near one of Shuswap Lake Marine Park sites

Located just north of Hermit Bay marine park site, the fire is estimated at 0.01 hectares

A small wildfire was spotted in the Shuswap on July 25 near DeRoy Creek, just north of Shuswap Lake Marine Park’s Hermit Creek site. Cause is unknown at this time. (BC Wildfire photo)
Paddleboarders were on their way to Copper Island on July 4, 2022 when a storm blew them off course. (Contributed)

Paddleboarders rescued by police boat during storm on Shuswap Lake

Chase RCMP issue reminder about wearing personal flotation devices on paddle-board trips

Paddleboarders were on their way to Copper Island on July 4, 2022 when a storm blew them off course. (Contributed)
One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)

Report says water quality in Shuswap generally good, nutrients going into lakes remain a concern

2021 results from testing at 16 locations throughout the watershed

One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)
Grebes feed a fish to their grebette in this photo captured from the Salmon Arm wharf by David Reimer on Thursday, July 14, 2022. (David Reimer photo)

Guest shot: Grebette feeding in Salmon Arm bay

Grebes feed a fish to their grebette in this photo captured from…

  • Jul 15, 2022
Grebes feed a fish to their grebette in this photo captured from the Salmon Arm wharf by David Reimer on Thursday, July 14, 2022. (David Reimer photo)
Signs cautioned users of Canoe Beach on Saturday, July 3 to take care in the beach area because of high water. The lower sign noted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the City of Salmon Arm and Interior Health was monitoring an algae bloom in the Salmon Arm Wharf and Sunnybrae/Canoe Point areas of Shuswap Lake. (File photo)

Cautionary advisory lifted for Shuswap Lake, no blue-green algae found in test results

Interior Health issued advisory on June 28 for emerging algal bloom

Signs cautioned users of Canoe Beach on Saturday, July 3 to take care in the beach area because of high water. The lower sign noted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the City of Salmon Arm and Interior Health was monitoring an algae bloom in the Salmon Arm Wharf and Sunnybrae/Canoe Point areas of Shuswap Lake. (File photo)
In a July 14, 2022 media release, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said it is working with the Little Shuswap Lake Band and BC Parks to possibly restart its mosquito control program in the Scotch Creek area, including Shuswap Lake Provincial Park, in 2023. (File photo)

‘Swarms of mosquitoes’ have campers reconsidering stay at Shuswap provincial park

CSRD working with Little Shuswap Lake Band to possibly restart mosquito control program in 2023

In a July 14, 2022 media release, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said it is working with the Little Shuswap Lake Band and BC Parks to possibly restart its mosquito control program in the Scotch Creek area, including Shuswap Lake Provincial Park, in 2023. (File photo)
Pulling Together Canoe Journey participants raise their oars at Sicamous’ Beach Park where they are welcomed by Splatsin and Sicamous councils and invited to come ashore, concluding day 2 of their eight-day journey on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)

Pulling Together Canoe Journey paddlers come ashore in Sicamous

VIDEO: Splatsin and Sicamous councils welcome travellers on Day 2 of eight-day adventure

Pulling Together Canoe Journey participants raise their oars at Sicamous’ Beach Park where they are welcomed by Splatsin and Sicamous councils and invited to come ashore, concluding day 2 of their eight-day journey on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)
Martin LaBuda and fellow Rapattack members helped set up sandbag barriers around infrastructure at Canoe Beach on June 16, 2022. (File photo)

Shuswap Lake receding, expected to remain higher than usual for July

CSRD asks that used sandbags be disposed of at landfills/transfer stations

Martin LaBuda and fellow Rapattack members helped set up sandbag barriers around infrastructure at Canoe Beach on June 16, 2022. (File photo)
After the 2020 alagal bloom on Shuswap Lake, the Shuswap Watershed Council facilitated the development of a regional algae bloom response plan for the Shuswap watershed. (File photo)

Algal bloom or pollen?: Salmon Arm city councillor wants more timely water testing

Councillor concerned recent algal bloom advisory was prompted by reported sighting, not data.

  • Jul 12, 2022
After the 2020 alagal bloom on Shuswap Lake, the Shuswap Watershed Council facilitated the development of a regional algae bloom response plan for the Shuswap watershed. (File photo)
Signs cautioned users of Canoe Beach on Saturday, July 3, to take care in the beach area because of high water. The lower sign noted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the City of Salmon Arm and Interior Health are monitoring an algae bloom in the Salmon Arm Wharf and Sunnybrae/Canoe Point areas of Shuswap Lake. (File photo)

Testing shows no harmful bacteria in Shuswap Lake algal bloom

Advisory to remain in effect as testing continues

Signs cautioned users of Canoe Beach on Saturday, July 3, to take care in the beach area because of high water. The lower sign noted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the City of Salmon Arm and Interior Health are monitoring an algae bloom in the Salmon Arm Wharf and Sunnybrae/Canoe Point areas of Shuswap Lake. (File photo)
Shuswap Lake continues beyond the concrete barrier that lines the beach at Beach Park in Sicamous on Thursday, July 7. (Lachlan Labere - Eagle Valley News)

Rivers receding but flood watch remains in effect for Shuswap Lake

Lake level rose slightly over the weekend

Shuswap Lake continues beyond the concrete barrier that lines the beach at Beach Park in Sicamous on Thursday, July 7. (Lachlan Labere - Eagle Valley News)
Tyler Joe Miller headlines a series of country concerts on day 2 of the Monashee Music Festival, taking place in Sicamous on July 22 and 23. (File photo)

New Shuswap music festival tuning up for a day of rock and a day of country

Monashee Music Festival proud of 100 per cent Canadian lineup

Tyler Joe Miller headlines a series of country concerts on day 2 of the Monashee Music Festival, taking place in Sicamous on July 22 and 23. (File photo)