Shuswap

Fifteen Shuswap organizations received City of Salmon Arm grants-in-aid for 2022 that are selected by a committee of the Shuswap Community Foundation. (File photo)

15 groups share more than $40,000 from Salmon Arm grant program

Fund allocations for Shuswap organizations decided by Shuswap Community Foundation committee

 

Adrenaline Auto Recyclers in Chase caught fire around 5:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Firefighters were on scene for more than nine hours. (Megan Enoch Schulkowsky/Facebook photo)

Fire that consumed 20 vehicles at Chase autowreckers deemed ‘suspicious’ by police

Jan. 21 blaze created toxic smoke that hung over Chase for several hours

 

Shelley Desautels was recognized as one of the Shuswap’s outstanding community leaders in the 2021 Salmon Arm Top 20 Under 40 program. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm’s Top 20 Under 40: Shelley Desautels

Program recognizes young community leaders in the Shuswap

  • Jan 26, 2022

 

(Photo contributed)

Use creativity and colour in North Okanagan, Shuswap to make lantern tribute to salmon

Lantern workshops in Salmon Arm, Enderby and Kingfisher start Jan. 30 at Salmon Arm Art Galley

(Photo contributed)
Leaving a spare set of car keys in your vehicle’s console is an invitation to thieves. (File photo)

Chase police say two men reportedly beat up another man attempting to steal truck

The two men wouldn’t cooperate as witnesses to theft, police say, but they may be charged in assault

Leaving a spare set of car keys in your vehicle’s console is an invitation to thieves. (File photo)
Adrenaline Auto Recyclers in Chase caught fire around 5:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Firefighters were on scene for more than nine hours. (Megan Enoch Schulkowsky/Facebook photo)

UPDATE: 20 vehicles, 2 shipping containers burned in fire at auto-wreckers in Chase

Fire chief said investigation of blaze not complete, point of origin yet unknown

Adrenaline Auto Recyclers in Chase caught fire around 5:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21. Firefighters were on scene for more than nine hours. (Megan Enoch Schulkowsky/Facebook photo)
The School District 83 board of trustees is urging employees not yet fully vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

North Okanagan-Shuswap school board supports collection of employee vaccination status

School district would collect vaccination status if requested by Interior Health

The School District 83 board of trustees is urging employees not yet fully vaccinated to do so as soon as possible. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Silver Creek resident Pat Peebles has launched a petition in response to the spike in assessed property values seen throughout North Okanagan-Shuswap communities. (Facebook image)

‘Fight it’: Spike in assessed property values prompts Shuswap woman to start petition

Resident criticizes timing of increase amid pandemic and after catastrophic events

Silver Creek resident Pat Peebles has launched a petition in response to the spike in assessed property values seen throughout North Okanagan-Shuswap communities. (Facebook image)
The stability of the Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica is being undermined by warmer ocean water circulating beneath, according to scientists with the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. (NASA photo)
The stability of the Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica is being undermined by warmer ocean water circulating beneath, according to scientists with the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration. (NASA photo)
Derek Favell, 39, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson, is scheduled to appear in Salmon Arm court on Feb. 15, 2022. (File photo)

Man charged with murdering Ashley Simpson to return to Salmon Arm court

Derek Lee Favell expected to choose type of trial during February appearance

Derek Favell, 39, charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson, is scheduled to appear in Salmon Arm court on Feb. 15, 2022. (File photo)
Chase Secondary School was closed on Jan. 18, 2022. (File photo)

UPDATE: Chase Secondary School to open Wednesday after functional closure

Principal Greg Gartrell said enough staff available to offer programming in school

Chase Secondary School was closed on Jan. 18, 2022. (File photo)
School District 83 announced, due to a staffing shortage, a two-day functional closure of Armstrong Elementary on Jan. 14 and 17 was being extended to Jan. 21. (File photo )

Closure of North Okanagan-Shuswap school extended after three staff test positive for COVID-19

Initial ‘functional closure’ announced after teachers refuse work

School District 83 announced, due to a staffing shortage, a two-day functional closure of Armstrong Elementary on Jan. 14 and 17 was being extended to Jan. 21. (File photo )
Tim Coghlin (front row, second from left) was among the first Shuswap Totems’ players to join their ranks for their inaugural 1982-83 season. Coghlin went on to make hockey a central part of his life, coaching university hockey with the St. Norbert College varsity team since 1994. Recently, Coghlin was added to the list of the top 100 coaches in university ice hockey, with the second highest win percentage of all time at .757, and was presented by B.C. Hockey with the Pat Quinn Coaching Award in 2018 for his success. (Image contributed)

Former Shuswap Totems hockey player earns honour of having rink named after him

Tim Coghlin played with the Totems in their 1982-83 season, has coached in Wisconsin for 28 years

Tim Coghlin (front row, second from left) was among the first Shuswap Totems’ players to join their ranks for their inaugural 1982-83 season. Coghlin went on to make hockey a central part of his life, coaching university hockey with the St. Norbert College varsity team since 1994. Recently, Coghlin was added to the list of the top 100 coaches in university ice hockey, with the second highest win percentage of all time at .757, and was presented by B.C. Hockey with the Pat Quinn Coaching Award in 2018 for his success. (Image contributed)
School District 83 announced on Jan 13 that, due to a staffing shortage, a two-day functional closure of Armstrong Elementary would take place Jan. 14 and 17. (File photo )

Two-day ‘functional closure’ announced for North Okanagan school after teachers refuse work

Closure planned for Armstrong Elementary School on Jan. 14 and 17

School District 83 announced on Jan 13 that, due to a staffing shortage, a two-day functional closure of Armstrong Elementary would take place Jan. 14 and 17. (File photo )
Cyber Seniors tutors and learners meet weekly to help increase people’s comfort and confidence with technology. (Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society photo)

Cyber Seniors tutors helping Shuswap residents stay connected

Isolation adds to demand for Literacy of the Alliance of the Shuswap Society program

  • Jan 12, 2022
Cyber Seniors tutors and learners meet weekly to help increase people’s comfort and confidence with technology. (Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society photo)
One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)

Column: Thinking 2022 could be the Year of the Child

There’s nothing quite like the power of children to bring joy to…

One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous Development Corporation and Salmon Arm Economic Development Society partnered to launch the “Renew in the Shu” campaign from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15, 2022. (File photo)

Salmon Arm, Sicamous partner on winter tourism campaign

From Jan. 15 to Feb. 15, stays at participating hotels are 20 per cent off

The District of Sicamous Development Corporation and Salmon Arm Economic Development Society partnered to launch the “Renew in the Shu” campaign from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15, 2022. (File photo)
As snow falls, pondering benefits of exercise versus sitting by cosy fire with a good book. (File photo)

Column: Choosing hibernation over snow removal

The Great Outdoors by James Murray

  • Jan 7, 2022
As snow falls, pondering benefits of exercise versus sitting by cosy fire with a good book. (File photo)
This small igloo could be seen at Larch Hills back in February of 2021. (Marcia Beckner photo)

Column: ‘There’s no bad weather, just bad gear’

Trail Tales by Marcia Beckner

  • Jan 7, 2022
This small igloo could be seen at Larch Hills back in February of 2021. (Marcia Beckner photo)
Solar panels are a source of energy used in the quest to reduce carbon emissions. (Calmatters)

Column: How will climate change impact the Shuswap?

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Jan 7, 2022
Solar panels are a source of energy used in the quest to reduce carbon emissions. (Calmatters)