Shuswap Lake

The leaning trees near the entrance of the trail leading to Margaret Falls have long been a temptation for people to climb. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Column: Still sights to discover in Shuswap, even in places you’ve been

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Sep 27, 2021

 

BC Hydro plans to remove the Wilsey Dam and Shuswap Falls Powerhouse along the Shuswap River as part of a restoration project to help salmon access to historical spawning habitat. (BC Hydro photo)

Splatsin: BC Hydro decision to remove Shuswap River dam disregards title and rights

Utility to provider to decommission 92-year-old Wilsey Dam, improve access for salmon

 

Six RCMSAR Shuswap Station 106 volunteers were awarded the National Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Operational Merit Medal for their help in rescuing a 68-year-old hiker who fell off of a cliff on Sept. 9, 2020. (Facebook)

Shuswap search and rescue volunteers receive medal for life-saving mission

Rescue effort focused on 68-year-old hiker who fell 10 metres off a cliff

 

Brock Gravelle and Adam New, employees of Kim Karampelas, owner of Sea-Dog Rentals, stand in the channel leading from Shuswap Lake into the marina in Salmon Arm Bay on Sept. 1, 2021 holding a sign stating: “Save Salmon Arm Bay. It’s time to dredge now!!” (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Boaters want Shuswap Lake channel dredged but obstacles deter city

Salmon Arm mayor, staff say cost, government requirements, short life of remedy prohibitive

Brock Gravelle and Adam New, employees of Kim Karampelas, owner of Sea-Dog Rentals, stand in the channel leading from Shuswap Lake into the marina in Salmon Arm Bay on Sept. 1, 2021 holding a sign stating: “Save Salmon Arm Bay. It’s time to dredge now!!” (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has chosen to remove unauthorized work done on the historic Eagle Pass fire lookout. (Contributed)

‘Beyond belief’: Decision made to remove unauthorized work at historic Shuswap fire lookout

Salvageable material at Eagle Pass lookout to be saved for possible future restoration project

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has chosen to remove unauthorized work done on the historic Eagle Pass fire lookout. (Contributed)
The North Shuswap Lions Club has launched a 50/50 raffle to support the development of trail systems connecting local communities. (File photo)

North Shuswap Lions launch lottery for development of local trails

50/50 draw to help build trail system connecting communities

The North Shuswap Lions Club has launched a 50/50 raffle to support the development of trail systems connecting local communities. (File photo)
“Dugout mariners Jim, Allen, and Helen Booth had happy childhood memories of Shuswap Lake pleasures,” Denis Marshall writes.Image from Helen Booth White and the Denis Marshall collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

Shuswap history in pictures: dugout mariners

“Dugout mariners Jim, Allen, and Helen Booth had happy childhood memories of…

  • Aug 17, 2021
“Dugout mariners Jim, Allen, and Helen Booth had happy childhood memories of Shuswap Lake pleasures,” Denis Marshall writes.Image from Helen Booth White and the Denis Marshall collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
This photo of a scene from Caravan’s Hands Up! includes Nans Kelder, Maggie Nagle and Corrine Koslo up front, with Sue Kyle playing banjo, Alan Bates on guitar and David Balser on bass. (Jim Cooperman photo)
This photo of a scene from Caravan’s Hands Up! includes Nans Kelder, Maggie Nagle and Corrine Koslo up front, with Sue Kyle playing banjo, Alan Bates on guitar and David Balser on bass. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Strange visitors from Runaway Moon Theatre in a mysterious experiment called SPLASH were offered a ride on the Sweet Ida and accepted. They were seen in Salmon Arm Bay during the afternoon of July 24. (Dalynn Kearney photo)

Strange blue visitors make a Splash in Salmon Arm Bay

Grindrod’s Runaway Moon Theatre explains the unusual beings are part of an experiment

Strange visitors from Runaway Moon Theatre in a mysterious experiment called SPLASH were offered a ride on the Sweet Ida and accepted. They were seen in Salmon Arm Bay during the afternoon of July 24. (Dalynn Kearney photo)
South Shuswap. (Google Maps)

Letter: Regional district’s neutrality questioned on South Shuswap incorporation

Writer argues CSRD hasn’t been objective during process

  • Jul 20, 2021
South Shuswap. (Google Maps)
A scene from the early 1970s in front of our cabin at Lee Creek, when we hosted a few like-minded, back-to-the-landers on our property. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: The Shuswap’s back-to-the-landers were an amorphous bunch

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Jul 20, 2021
A scene from the early 1970s in front of our cabin at Lee Creek, when we hosted a few like-minded, back-to-the-landers on our property. (Jim Cooperman photo)
This photo, taken in June 2021, shows some of the work being done below Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road northeast of Herald Park. The road is to be moved farther away from the lake in concert with the highways ministry and a 14-lot waterfront strata housing development is to be constructed on the lake side of the new road. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Housing development on Shuswap Lake by former NHLer moves ahead

Kevin Lowe and partners clean up logging area near Salmon Arm, 5,000-year-old food site uncovered

This photo, taken in June 2021, shows some of the work being done below Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road northeast of Herald Park. The road is to be moved farther away from the lake in concert with the highways ministry and a 14-lot waterfront strata housing development is to be constructed on the lake side of the new road. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Elevated E.Coli levels found in waters off Sandy Beach in Blind Bay have prompted a swimming advisory, with the CSRD and Interior Health currently recommending people do not swim at that location. (CSRD image)

E.Coli levels prompt swim advisory at South Shuswap beach

Interior Health, CSRD recommends against swimming at Sandy Beach in Blind Bay

Elevated E.Coli levels found in waters off Sandy Beach in Blind Bay have prompted a swimming advisory, with the CSRD and Interior Health currently recommending people do not swim at that location. (CSRD image)
Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)

Evacuation alert for Seymour Arm still in place as wildfire nearly triples in size

Regional district firefighting crews deployed to North Shuswap community

Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)
Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES veterans Sherman “Tank” Doucette and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne are scheduled to take the Music in the Bay stage, with Doucette performing on July 15 and Wayne on Aug. 12. (File photo)

Musicians eager to play Music in the Bay stage by Shuswap Lake

Market and concert series take place Thursdays at Blind Bay’s Centennial Field

Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES veterans Sherman “Tank” Doucette and Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne are scheduled to take the Music in the Bay stage, with Doucette performing on July 15 and Wayne on Aug. 12. (File photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District deployed three firefighting crews to Seymour Arm on Wednesday, July 14, after an evacuation alert was issued for the community. (CSRD photo)

CSRD sends fire crews to help protect Seymour Arm during evacuation alert

BC Wildfire Service personnel, local industry responding to 500-hectare Momich Lake blaze

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District deployed three firefighting crews to Seymour Arm on Wednesday, July 14, after an evacuation alert was issued for the community. (CSRD photo)
Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)

Wildfire prompts evacuation alert for Seymour Arm

Hunakwa Lake fire growing and may pose a danger to residents

Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)
A swim advisory for Sunnybrae Beach was rescinded on July 12, 2021, after water testing showed acceptable levels of E.Coli bacteria near the beach in Shuswap Lake. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)

Regional district lifts swim advisory for Sunnybrae Beach

Recent water testing by Interior Health shows E.Coli bacteria at acceptable levels

  • Jul 12, 2021
A swim advisory for Sunnybrae Beach was rescinded on July 12, 2021, after water testing showed acceptable levels of E.Coli bacteria near the beach in Shuswap Lake. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)
Sicamous RCMP and the BC SPCA are investigating a case of animal cruelty involving a July 1 report of a dog found dead in Shuswap Lake, west of the Bruhn Bridge. (File photo)

Salmon Arm woman disturbed by discovery of dead dog in Shuswap Lake

Woman was out fishing with boyfriend when they found the animal anchored in the water

Sicamous RCMP and the BC SPCA are investigating a case of animal cruelty involving a July 1 report of a dog found dead in Shuswap Lake, west of the Bruhn Bridge. (File photo)
A provincial watercraft inspector inspects a boat at the Golden Watercraft Inspection Station. (Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society image)

Public in Columbia Shuswap warned of dangers of invasive mussels

People urged to clean, drain and dry their watercraft, including paddleboards and canoes

A provincial watercraft inspector inspects a boat at the Golden Watercraft Inspection Station. (Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society image)