Shuswap Lake

In a notice of claim filed with the BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on June 19, Interior Health claims former Shuswap Lake General Hospital pharmacist colluded with a local pharmacy owner in the sale of misappropriated medications. (File photo)

Interior Health suing former Shuswap hospital employee, pharmacist for alleged drug sales scheme

Health authority claims Salmon Arm hospital pharmacist conspired with pharmacy owner

In a notice of claim filed with the BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on June 19, Interior Health claims former Shuswap Lake General Hospital pharmacist colluded with a local pharmacy owner in the sale of misappropriated medications. (File photo)
In a notice of claim filed with the BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on June 19, Interior Health claims former Shuswap Lake General Hospital pharmacist colluded with a local pharmacy owner in the sale of misappropriated medications. (File photo)

Interior Health suing former Shuswap hospital employee, pharmacist for alleged drug sales scheme

Health authority claims Salmon Arm hospital pharmacist conspired with pharmacy owner

In a notice of claim filed with the BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on June 19, Interior Health claims former Shuswap Lake General Hospital pharmacist colluded with a local pharmacy owner in the sale of misappropriated medications. (File photo)
Shuswap Lake could be seen spilling out of the boat launch near the Beach Park in Sicamous on June 24. (Shuswaplakewatch/Facebook)

Shuswap Lake reaches new peak, could surpass 2018 level

After peaking then falling in May, rainy weather has driven the lake level back up

Shuswap Lake could be seen spilling out of the boat launch near the Beach Park in Sicamous on June 24. (Shuswaplakewatch/Facebook)
The province has agreed to allow the Shuswap Watershed Council to continue for up to another three years without going through a voter assent process. (File photo)

Shuswap Watershed Council to continue without voter approval

Province supports extension of Columbia Shuswap Regional District service beyond 2020

The province has agreed to allow the Shuswap Watershed Council to continue for up to another three years without going through a voter assent process. (File photo)
Three BC Emergency Health Services ground crews and an air ambulance crew responded to a report of an overturned raft on the Adams River on Monday afternoon, June 22, 2020. (File photo)

Whitewater adventurers rescued after raft capsizes on Adams River

Shuswap whitewater rafting company owner says now is not a safe time to be on the Adams

Three BC Emergency Health Services ground crews and an air ambulance crew responded to a report of an overturned raft on the Adams River on Monday afternoon, June 22, 2020. (File photo)
Three BC Emergency Health Services ground crews and an air ambulance crew responded to a report of an overturned raft on the Adams River on Monday afternoon, June 22, 2020. (File photo)

Whitewater adventurers rescued after raft capsizes on Adams River near Shuswap Lake

Shuswap whitewater rafting company owner says now is not a safe time to be on the Adams

Three BC Emergency Health Services ground crews and an air ambulance crew responded to a report of an overturned raft on the Adams River on Monday afternoon, June 22, 2020. (File photo)
Sicamous business reopening at highway houseboat

Sicamous business reopening at highway houseboat

Hooked Decor & What Knots is located off of Highway 1

  • Jun 18, 2020
Sicamous business reopening at highway houseboat
Shuswap Lake level dips slightly, may increase with weekend rain

Shuswap Lake level dips slightly, may increase with weekend rain

Water levels stabilized, cooler temperatures help prevent further flooding activity

Shuswap Lake level dips slightly, may increase with weekend rain
The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 is reminding the public about some safety tips to mark Boating Safety Week. (File photo)                                The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 is reminding the public about some safety tips to mark Boating Safety Week. (File photo)

Boating Safety Week a chance to take stock of hazards on Shuswap Lake

Submerged logs, cold water and intoxicated captains are all safety concerns

The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 is reminding the public about some safety tips to mark Boating Safety Week. (File photo)                                The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 is reminding the public about some safety tips to mark Boating Safety Week. (File photo)
On the trail to Joss Mountain with members of the Shuswap Trail Alliance. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Column: The Shuswap is a staycation paradise with plenty to discover

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Jun 3, 2020
On the trail to Joss Mountain with members of the Shuswap Trail Alliance. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Shuswap Emergency Program and city crews protect Canoe Beach from high lake levels by placing gabion baskets and sandbags around structures on June 1, 2020. (City of Salmon Arm image)

High water levels on Shuswap Lake may close popular Canoe Beach

Rain forecast could flood entrance tunnel, city staff to evaluate

Shuswap Emergency Program and city crews protect Canoe Beach from high lake levels by placing gabion baskets and sandbags around structures on June 1, 2020. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Letter: Alberta guests must adapt to B.C.’s expectations, not other way around

Letter: Alberta guests must adapt to B.C.’s expectations, not other way around

Former Albertan responds to criticism of CSRD request to stay home

  • May 26, 2020
Letter: Alberta guests must adapt to B.C.’s expectations, not other way around
The Margaret Falls trail in Herald Provincial Park is once again open for public use, though visitors are advised to respect physical distancing requirements. (File photo)

Trail to Shuswap attraction Margaret Falls open once more

BC Parks confirms trail included in May 14 reopening of Herald Provincial Park

The Margaret Falls trail in Herald Provincial Park is once again open for public use, though visitors are advised to respect physical distancing requirements. (File photo)
The Shuswap has an abundant supply of quality arable land with the potential to feed us all and still provide product for export. (File photo)

Column: New strategies needed for recovery from pandemic

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • May 20, 2020
The Shuswap has an abundant supply of quality arable land with the potential to feed us all and still provide product for export. (File photo)
The hummingbirds Rona Wylie Golding captured on video on May 9 represent only a small number those that have been visiting the feeder at her Sorrento home as of late. (Rona Wylie Golding image)

Video: Large number of hummingbirds surprise Shuswap resident

Sorrento resident Rona Wylie Golding says she’s never seen so many use her feeder

The hummingbirds Rona Wylie Golding captured on video on May 9 represent only a small number those that have been visiting the feeder at her Sorrento home as of late. (Rona Wylie Golding image)
The hummingbirds Rona Wylie Golding captured on video on May 9 represent only a small number those that have been visiting the feeder at her Sorrento home as of late. (Rona Wylie Golding image)

Video: Large number of hummingbirds surprise Shuswap resident

Sorrento resident Rona Wylie Golding says she’s never seen so many use her feeder

The hummingbirds Rona Wylie Golding captured on video on May 9 represent only a small number those that have been visiting the feeder at her Sorrento home as of late. (Rona Wylie Golding image)
Cruz the pet tortoise is missing from a home in the Tappen area near Salmon Arm. Cruz’s owner is seeking information that will aid in the search. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)                                Cruz the pet tortoise is missing from a home in the Tappen area near Salmon Arm. Cruz’s owner is seeking information that will aid in the search. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Owner seeks return of missing Shuswap tortoise

Cruz the tortoise weighs more than 60 lbs and may have sought shelter in a barn or shed

Cruz the pet tortoise is missing from a home in the Tappen area near Salmon Arm. Cruz’s owner is seeking information that will aid in the search. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)                                Cruz the pet tortoise is missing from a home in the Tappen area near Salmon Arm. Cruz’s owner is seeking information that will aid in the search. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Cruz the pet tortoise is missing from a home in the Tappen area near Salmon Arm. Cruz’s owner is seeking information that will aid in the search. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)                                Cruz the pet tortoise is missing from a home in the Tappen area near Salmon Arm. Cruz’s owner is seeking information that will aid in the search. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Owner seeks return of missing Shuswap tortoise

Cruz the tortoise weighs more than 60 lbs and may have sought shelter in a barn or shed

Cruz the pet tortoise is missing from a home in the Tappen area near Salmon Arm. Cruz’s owner is seeking information that will aid in the search. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)                                Cruz the pet tortoise is missing from a home in the Tappen area near Salmon Arm. Cruz’s owner is seeking information that will aid in the search. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Shuswap tourism business owners are left wondering if clients will be able to visit due to COVID-19 restrictions.(Darren Robinson Photography/Observer files)

Shuswap tourism businesses brace for COVID-19’s effects on summer season

Hotels and recreation operations are seeing cancellations and decreased bookings

Shuswap tourism business owners are left wondering if clients will be able to visit due to COVID-19 restrictions.(Darren Robinson Photography/Observer files)
Discover Salmon Arm, BC

Discover Salmon Arm, BC

The Shuswap is a beautiful four-season region and traditional territory of the…

  • Apr 30, 2020
Discover Salmon Arm, BC