Shuswap Lake

The Shuswap Watershed Council has released its 2019 water quality report. (Mike Simpson photo)

Algae bloom highlights nutrient concerns in Shuswap water quality report

Shuswap Watershed Council releases 2019 water quality report

The Shuswap Watershed Council has released its 2019 water quality report. (Mike Simpson photo)
Interior Health has issued an update on a ‘mostly non-harmful green algae’ in the Salmon Arm Bay area of Shuswap Lake. The bloom was not readily visible from shore on a cloudy Aug. 11, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Algae bloom in Shuswap Lake deemed large but low risk

Agencies will continue to monitor bloom that stretches from Tappen to Salmon Arm to Canoe

Interior Health has issued an update on a ‘mostly non-harmful green algae’ in the Salmon Arm Bay area of Shuswap Lake. The bloom was not readily visible from shore on a cloudy Aug. 11, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The Shake the Lake concert will take place on Shuswap Lake on Sept. 5. (File photo)

Floating concert to shake Shuswap Lake

Pair of bands booked to play floating concert at the Sea Store on Sept. 5

The Shake the Lake concert will take place on Shuswap Lake on Sept. 5. (File photo)
The Marble Point fire North of Sicamous is being held at 1.8 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)

UPDATE: Wildfire north of Sicamous above Shuswap Lake being held

No further spread of fire in Marble Point area expected

The Marble Point fire North of Sicamous is being held at 1.8 hectares. (BC Wildfire Service/Twitter)
Jerome Howard Smith’s painting, possibly titled Before the Crash, was located hidden in the attic of a Whidbey Island, Washington residence. At one time Smith lived in Chase and was known for his Western-themed art. (Contributed)

Column: Hidden painting by former Shuswap artist reveals how history repeats

Artwork by Jerome Howard Smith paints critical picture of society during late 1920s

  • Aug 5, 2020
Jerome Howard Smith’s painting, possibly titled Before the Crash, was located hidden in the attic of a Whidbey Island, Washington residence. At one time Smith lived in Chase and was known for his Western-themed art. (Contributed)
This photo of the Marble Point fire north of Sicamous was taken about 9 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020, when it appeared to still be growing. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)

UPDATE: Water bombers attack wildfire north of Sicamous above Shuswap Lake

Wildfire BC reports fire still classified as out of control, 25 personnel on ground

This photo of the Marble Point fire north of Sicamous was taken about 9 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020, when it appeared to still be growing. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)
This photo of the Marble Point fire north of Sicamous was taken about 9 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020, when it appeared to still be growing. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)

UPDATE: Water bombers attack wildfire north of Sicamous above Shuswap Lake

Wildfire BC reports fire is still classified out of control, 25 personnel on ground

This photo of the Marble Point fire north of Sicamous was taken about 9 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020, when it appeared to still be growing. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)
Catalogued in 1979, this image is identified as the Mara bridge. Doe you recognize the landscape and where this bridge was located? Image courtesy the archives room at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

Shuswap history in picture: Mara bridge

Do you recognize the landscape?

  • Jul 31, 2020
Catalogued in 1979, this image is identified as the Mara bridge. Doe you recognize the landscape and where this bridge was located? Image courtesy the archives room at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
A close-up image of an algae bloom in Shuswap Lake near Ashby Point taken on April 9. A bloom monitored in late July showed no evidence of harmful toxins (Interior Health photo)

Shuswap Lake algae bloom not considered harmful

Bloom is visible from popular campgrounds and beaches at the southern end of lake

A close-up image of an algae bloom in Shuswap Lake near Ashby Point taken on April 9. A bloom monitored in late July showed no evidence of harmful toxins (Interior Health photo)
Concerned its increasing use may lead to the spread of COVID-19, the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band has closed the Skwlax Day Beach on Little Shuswap Lake Road. (Google Maps image)

High use, COVID-19 risk prompt closure of Little Shuswap Lake beach area

Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band announces closure of Skwlax Day Beach

  • Jul 28, 2020
Concerned its increasing use may lead to the spread of COVID-19, the Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band has closed the Skwlax Day Beach on Little Shuswap Lake Road. (Google Maps image)
Todd Kyllo from Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations turns over a $10,000 donation to Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue volunteers Al Poole, Dave Harvey, Marie Gray, Allen Langworth and Patrick Gau. (Contributed)

Twin Anchors donation buoys Shuswap Lake marine rescue group

Houseboat company cuts cheque for $10,000 to assist Shuswap RCMSAR station

Todd Kyllo from Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations turns over a $10,000 donation to Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue volunteers Al Poole, Dave Harvey, Marie Gray, Allen Langworth and Patrick Gau. (Contributed)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Shuswap Search and Rescue crews were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

Edmonton man, 22, presumed drowned near popular Shuswap beach

RCMP dive team to continue search of water by Canoe Beach

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Shuswap Search and Rescue crews were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Shuswap Search and Rescue crews were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

Edmonton man, 22, presumed drowned near popular Shuswap beach

RCMP dive team to continue search of water by Canoe Beach

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Shuswap Search and Rescue crews were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)
Seven-year-old Cody Krabbendam is a hero after jumping into Shuswap Lake to save an older boy from drowning near Sicamous Beach Park on Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Contributed)

Brave 7-year-old Shuswap boy rescues older child from drowning near Sicamous beach

RCMP to look into Red Cross award for Ranchero resident Cody Krabbendam

Seven-year-old Cody Krabbendam is a hero after jumping into Shuswap Lake to save an older boy from drowning near Sicamous Beach Park on Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Contributed)
A Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Shuswap Station #106 crew responded to a report of a safety flare going up on Shuswap Lake near Copper Island. (File photo)

RCMP make request after safety flares prompt search on Shuswap Lake

Marine search and rescue crew finds boat unoccupied, no one in distress

A Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Shuswap Station #106 crew responded to a report of a safety flare going up on Shuswap Lake near Copper Island. (File photo)
Boil water notice issued for North Shuswap community hall

Boil water notice issued for North Shuswap community hall

Notice applies only to water system used by Scotch Creek facility

  • Jul 13, 2020
Boil water notice issued for North Shuswap community hall
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)

Shuswap potter’s empty bowls help fill food bank

Mud, Sweat and Tears’ Bruce Nyeste expects project to raise $12,000 for Salmon Arm’s Second Harvest

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)
Lisa Figueroa working on the painting, Edith Cavell is dying. (Bonnie Jackson photo)

Column: Shuswap reimagined by its own Group of Seven

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Jul 8, 2020
Lisa Figueroa working on the painting, Edith Cavell is dying. (Bonnie Jackson photo)
Ken Brown, the driver of this houseboat, was killed on July 3, 2010, when Leon Reinbrecht drove his speedboat into the vessel. (File photo)

Speedboat driver sentenced in fatal Shuswap houseboat collision granted day parole

Leon Reinbrecht began serving a three-year sentence in a federal prison in January 2019

  • Jul 7, 2020
Ken Brown, the driver of this houseboat, was killed on July 3, 2010, when Leon Reinbrecht drove his speedboat into the vessel. (File photo)
Ken Brown, the driver of this houseboat, was killed on July 3, 2010, when Leon Reinbrecht drove his speedboat into the vessel. (File photo)

Speedboat driver sentenced in fatal Shuswap houseboat collision granted day parole

Leon Reinbrecht began serving a three-year sentence in a federal prison in January 2019

  • Jul 7, 2020
Ken Brown, the driver of this houseboat, was killed on July 3, 2010, when Leon Reinbrecht drove his speedboat into the vessel. (File photo)