Shuswap Lake

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)
In this photo taken in the 1940s, Mike and Norah Pottie relax on the Moira J. near Mowitch Tunnel. The boat belonged to John Tapson Jones so no wonder Mike was smiling. He was out for the day and being treated royally. Image courtesy John Pottie and the Denis Marshall collection/archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum

Shuswap history in pictures: Leisurely cruise

Mike and Norah Pottie relax on the Moira J.

  • Sep 21, 2020
In this photo taken in the 1940s, Mike and Norah Pottie relax on the Moira J. near Mowitch Tunnel. The boat belonged to John Tapson Jones so no wonder Mike was smiling. He was out for the day and being treated royally. Image courtesy John Pottie and the Denis Marshall collection/archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum
This year’s Western hemlock “looper” moth outbreak has been seen in the Lower Mainland and the Interior, including communities throughout the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (Liam Harrap-Revelstoke Review)

Moth outbreak prompts concerns for forest health

Shuswap entomologist argues looper moth resurgence beneficial to biodiversity

This year’s Western hemlock “looper” moth outbreak has been seen in the Lower Mainland and the Interior, including communities throughout the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. (Liam Harrap-Revelstoke Review)
These Asian clams were found in Shuswap Lake, both at Sunnybrae and Canoe beaches. (Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society)

Invasive clams discovered in Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake

Asian clams not to be confused with zebra or quagga mussels, states invasive species society

These Asian clams were found in Shuswap Lake, both at Sunnybrae and Canoe beaches. (Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society)
These Asian clams were found in Shuswap Lake, both at Sunnybrae and Canoe beaches. (Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society)

Invasive clams discovered in Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake

Asian clams not to be confused with zebra or quagga mussels, states invasive species society

These Asian clams were found in Shuswap Lake, both at Sunnybrae and Canoe beaches. (Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society)
A model Short Empire Flying Boat soars over Shuswap Lake during the Shuswap Lake Aero Modelers Fall Classic event held Sept. 8 to 13. (Shuswap Lake Aero Modelers image)

VIDEO: Air traffic over Shuswap Lake surges as model aircraft take to the sky

Shuswap Lake Aero Modelers host annual Fall Classic event

A model Short Empire Flying Boat soars over Shuswap Lake during the Shuswap Lake Aero Modelers Fall Classic event held Sept. 8 to 13. (Shuswap Lake Aero Modelers image)
Third from the left, Wray Garbutt is the only person identified in this photograph. Why did the donor, Mary-Lou Tapson Jones have this photo in the her collection? Who is Wray? A farmer from the Mt. Ida District who also worked in road construction, likely for Rolf Bruhn. Are you able to identify any others? Email archives@salmonarmmuseum.org. Photo courtesy of the archives room at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.                                Third from the left, Wray Garbutt is the only person identified in this photograph. Why did the donor, Mary-Lou Tapson Jones have this photo in the her collection? Who is Wray? A farmer from the Mt. Ida District who also worked in road construction, likely for Rolf Bruhn. Are you able to identify any others? Email archives@salmonarmmuseum.org. Photo courtesy of the archives room at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

Shuswap history in pictures

Who was Wray Garbutt?

  • Sep 14, 2020
Third from the left, Wray Garbutt is the only person identified in this photograph. Why did the donor, Mary-Lou Tapson Jones have this photo in the her collection? Who is Wray? A farmer from the Mt. Ida District who also worked in road construction, likely for Rolf Bruhn. Are you able to identify any others? Email archives@salmonarmmuseum.org. Photo courtesy of the archives room at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.                                Third from the left, Wray Garbutt is the only person identified in this photograph. Why did the donor, Mary-Lou Tapson Jones have this photo in the her collection? Who is Wray? A farmer from the Mt. Ida District who also worked in road construction, likely for Rolf Bruhn. Are you able to identify any others? Email archives@salmonarmmuseum.org. Photo courtesy of the archives room at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
The Shuswap Environmental Action Society will host a rally at Salmon Arm’s Ross Street Plaza on Friday, Sept. 18. Participants will be calling on the province to improve forest policy with a focus on a healthy ecosystem and community involvement in forest management. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Forestry policy, old growth focus of upcoming Salmon Arm rally

Shuswap residents to join other communities in day of protest

The Shuswap Environmental Action Society will host a rally at Salmon Arm’s Ross Street Plaza on Friday, Sept. 18. Participants will be calling on the province to improve forest policy with a focus on a healthy ecosystem and community involvement in forest management. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Technical experts from Waters Edge Limited assess rising waters and erosion on the rail trail along the Shuswap River this spring for the Sicamous-to-Armstrong rail trail development plan. (Waters Edge Ltd. Photo)

Erosion, flooding push Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail estimate to $22.9 million

Portion of trail flooded this summer during extended period of high water

Technical experts from Waters Edge Limited assess rising waters and erosion on the rail trail along the Shuswap River this spring for the Sicamous-to-Armstrong rail trail development plan. (Waters Edge Ltd. Photo)
Boaters maintain their distance during the September 2019 Shake the Lake concert in Cinnemousun Narrows. (Contributed)

Shuswap Shake the Lake concert cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Interior Health stands by province’s Gathering and Events Order

Boaters maintain their distance during the September 2019 Shake the Lake concert in Cinnemousun Narrows. (Contributed)
Boaters maintain their distance during the September 2019 Shake the Lake concert in Cinnemousun Narrows. (Contributed)

Shuswap Shake the Lake concert cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Interior Health stands by province’s Gathering and Events Order

Boaters maintain their distance during the September 2019 Shake the Lake concert in Cinnemousun Narrows. (Contributed)
Sewllkwe Book creator Trever Andrew at work as a water system operator with the Adams Lake Band. (Contributed)

Water quality concerns drive Shuswap entrepreneur to create Sewllkwe Book

Adams Lake resident creates app to give public access to water system data

Sewllkwe Book creator Trever Andrew at work as a water system operator with the Adams Lake Band. (Contributed)
A boat is cleaned off at one of B.C.’s watercraft inspection stations. So far this season, 10 watercraft carrying invasive mussels have been intercepted at provincial inspection stations run by the Conservation Officer Service. (Contributed)

Mussel risk reminder issued in Shuswap after invasive species intercepted at inspection sites

10 mussel-fouled watercraft stopped so far this season in B.C.

A boat is cleaned off at one of B.C.’s watercraft inspection stations. So far this season, 10 watercraft carrying invasive mussels have been intercepted at provincial inspection stations run by the Conservation Officer Service. (Contributed)
This photo from April 2020 in Shuswap Lake shows algae, the dark stretch, in the lake water. (Interior Health photo)

Letter: Human activity around Shuswap Lake cause of increasing algae blooms

Reader would like to see action taken before blooms toxic to residents

  • Aug 18, 2020
This photo from April 2020 in Shuswap Lake shows algae, the dark stretch, in the lake water. (Interior Health photo)
A day’s fishing at Shuswap Falls. Originally catalogued in 1979, this image could be much older. Do you know the subjects? Contact the archives@salmonarmmuseum.org with your information and the date of this paper’s publication if you do. Image courtesy R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

Shuswap history in pictures: Day’s catch

A day’s fishing at Shuswap Falls.

  • Aug 17, 2020
A day’s fishing at Shuswap Falls. Originally catalogued in 1979, this image could be much older. Do you know the subjects? Contact the archives@salmonarmmuseum.org with your information and the date of this paper’s publication if you do. Image courtesy R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.