Shuswap Lake

Column: Firefly lanterns and farmer’s buried treasure

Column: Firefly lanterns and farmer’s buried treasure

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Apr 29, 2020
Column: Firefly lanterns and farmer’s buried treasure
Column: In search of the Shuswap’s most significant trees

Column: In search of the Shuswap’s most significant trees

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Apr 29, 2020
Column: In search of the Shuswap’s most significant trees
Salmon Arm’s wooden wharf is the largest of its kind in North America. There are 20 provincial parks on Shuswap Lake, offering unlimited opportunities for water-related recreation. (Contributed photo/ Black Press Media files)

Salmon Arm: This is the biggest wooden wharf in North America

Vital transportation infrastructure has a colourful history

Salmon Arm’s wooden wharf is the largest of its kind in North America. There are 20 provincial parks on Shuswap Lake, offering unlimited opportunities for water-related recreation. (Contributed photo/ Black Press Media files)
Salmon Arm Secondary graduate Bechara Saab and his company Mobio Interactive made their app, Am Mindfulness, created to assist in addressing stress and mental health issues, free to residents in China to help them while isolating in response to COVID-19. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm Secondary graduate Bechara Saab and his company Mobio Interactive made their app, Am Mindfulness, created to assist in addressing stress and mental health issues, free to residents in China to help them while isolating in response to COVID-19. (Contributed)
A photo of the area in Shuswap Lake in Electoral Area C, which has been affected by an algae bloom. The dark shadow in the water is the algae. People are warned to keep themselves and their pets away from the substance. (Interior Health photo)

UPDATE: Algae bloom in Shuswap Lake determined to be non-toxic

Interior Health maintains people should not drink untreated water

A photo of the area in Shuswap Lake in Electoral Area C, which has been affected by an algae bloom. The dark shadow in the water is the algae. People are warned to keep themselves and their pets away from the substance. (Interior Health photo)
A close up image of the algae bloom in Shuswap Lake near Ashby Point taken on April 9. People and pets are warned to stay away from it and not drink the water. (Interior Health photo)

UPDATE: Algae bloom in Shuswap Lake determined to be non-toxic

Interior Health maintains people should not drink untreated water

A close up image of the algae bloom in Shuswap Lake near Ashby Point taken on April 9. People and pets are warned to stay away from it and not drink the water. (Interior Health photo)
A lake boat under a full head of steam on Shuswap Lake. (Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society)

Shuswap History in Pictures: Lake boat journey

A look back to when steam power was used to get around Shuswap Lake

A lake boat under a full head of steam on Shuswap Lake. (Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society)

Column: Signs of springtime bring memories of youth

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Mar 10, 2020
Shuswap history in pictures: Sicamous Regatta

Shuswap history in pictures: Sicamous Regatta

American Frank Duncan was photographing events at the Sicamous Regatta in 1913.…

  • Mar 6, 2020
Shuswap history in pictures: Sicamous Regatta
Okanagan Shuswap snowfall well above normal this winter

Okanagan Shuswap snowfall well above normal this winter

Environment Canada recorded snowfall between 25 and 44 per cent higher than average

Okanagan Shuswap snowfall well above normal this winter
A story shared in the Oct. 4, 1923 issue of the Summerland Review details the finding of a mammoth underground cave hidden somewhere near Shuswap Lake. (Freephotos-Pixabay)

History mystery: Mammoth-sized cave discovered at Shuswap Lake

Explorer says hidden underground find contains miles of passages

A story shared in the Oct. 4, 1923 issue of the Summerland Review details the finding of a mammoth underground cave hidden somewhere near Shuswap Lake. (Freephotos-Pixabay)
A story shared in the Oct. 4, 1923 issue of the Summerland Review details the finding of a mammoth underground cave hidden somewhere near Shuswap Lake. (Freephotos-Pixabay)

History mystery: Mammoth-sized cave discovered at Shuswap Lake

Explorer says hidden underground find contains miles of passages

A story shared in the Oct. 4, 1923 issue of the Summerland Review details the finding of a mammoth underground cave hidden somewhere near Shuswap Lake. (Freephotos-Pixabay)
Planning is underway for this year’s iteration of Shuswap Theatre’s Theatre on the Edge Festival. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Riskier fare sought for Shuswap Theatre festival

Preparations underway for 2020 Theatre on the Edge

  • Feb 29, 2020
Planning is underway for this year’s iteration of Shuswap Theatre’s Theatre on the Edge Festival. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Column: Bear encounter on road a reminder to take precautions

Column: Bear encounter on road a reminder to take precautions

Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Feb 26, 2020
Column: Bear encounter on road a reminder to take precautions
Married men versus singles face off for a game of shinny on the Salmon Arm lakefront. Photographed by Frank Duncan, circa 1913-1915. Image Courtesy the Salmon Arm Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village.

Shuswap history in pictures: Married versus single

Unusual game of shinny unfolds in Frank Duncan photograph

  • Feb 25, 2020
Married men versus singles face off for a game of shinny on the Salmon Arm lakefront. Photographed by Frank Duncan, circa 1913-1915. Image Courtesy the Salmon Arm Museum at R.J. Haney Heritage Village.
Deaths on popular Shuswap trail ruled accidental

Deaths on popular Shuswap trail ruled accidental

Trail to remain closed until recommended works completed

Deaths on popular Shuswap trail ruled accidental
The switchback trail up to the lizard mountain bike route was closed after a man fell to his death into the gorge below on July 29, 2019. (CSRD photo)

Deaths on popular Shuswap trail ruled accidental

B.C. Coroners Service reports on fatal falls in May and July 2019

The switchback trail up to the lizard mountain bike route was closed after a man fell to his death into the gorge below on July 29, 2019. (CSRD photo)
The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)

Shuswap homebuilders capture gold for customer service

Copper Island Fine Homes receive top awards for best home, unique design

The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)
The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)

Shuswap homebuilders capture gold for customer service

Copper Island Fine Homes receive top awards for best home, unique design

The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)
Column: Town hall to tackle economic growth and development in South Shuswap

Column: Town hall to tackle economic growth and development in South Shuswap

Director’s Notes by CSRD Electoral Area C Director Paul Demenok

  • Feb 4, 2020
Column: Town hall to tackle economic growth and development in South Shuswap