Shuswap

Outdoor learning will become part of the curriculum with students spending as much time outside as they do inside. (Irene MacLennan illustration)

Opinion: Social life and education in the Shuswap in 2052

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Apr 16, 2022
Outdoor learning will become part of the curriculum with students spending as much time outside as they do inside. (Irene MacLennan illustration)
The Shuswap’s Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge will hold a Volunteer Day on April 23 followed by a reopening to visitors on April 30, 2022. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap’s Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge reopening after two-year break

Volunteer Day set for April 23 following by reopening for weekend visitors April 30

The Shuswap’s Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge will hold a Volunteer Day on April 23 followed by a reopening to visitors on April 30, 2022. (Photo contributed)
Son of Stomp organizers wish to host the event at Sicamous’ Dog Park on July 15-16. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Son of Stomp organizer encouraged after meeting with Sicamous council

Diane Gloux grateful for opportunity to give presentation regarding proposed July 15-16 event

Son of Stomp organizers wish to host the event at Sicamous’ Dog Park on July 15-16. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Paige Hilland, the SAFE Society’s executive coordinator of programming community development, and Rhonda Bennett, Sexual Assault Support Services coordinator, took part in the SAFE Society’s open house on April 12, 2022, part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The SAFE Society was recently awarded a three-year grant to support the operation of a 24-hour community-based response to sexual assault in the Shuswap. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

New program offers support to anyone in Shuswap who has been sexually assaulted

Support available 24 hours per day, information offered on reporting options and available resources

Paige Hilland, the SAFE Society’s executive coordinator of programming community development, and Rhonda Bennett, Sexual Assault Support Services coordinator, took part in the SAFE Society’s open house on April 12, 2022, part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The SAFE Society was recently awarded a three-year grant to support the operation of a 24-hour community-based response to sexual assault in the Shuswap. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation referendum asking the question whether to create a new Sorrento-Blind Bay Municipality in the South Shuswap will take place April 30, advance polls April 20 and mail ballot requests needed by April 19 at 4 p.m. (CSRD map)

Mail ballot requests for Sorrento-Blind Bay incorporation referendum due by April 19

Advance polls on April 20, incorporation vote set for April 30

The Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation referendum asking the question whether to create a new Sorrento-Blind Bay Municipality in the South Shuswap will take place April 30, advance polls April 20 and mail ballot requests needed by April 19 at 4 p.m. (CSRD map)
This blue 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 was stolen from VLA Road in Chase overnight April 12/13. The canopy was destroyed and found on Harper Road the morning of April 13. Anyone with information is asked to call the Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221. (Photo contributed)

Essential market truck stolen from organic farm in Chase

Truck stolen overnight April 12/13, canopy found smashed on Harper Road next morning

This blue 2010 Chevy Silverado 1500 was stolen from VLA Road in Chase overnight April 12/13. The canopy was destroyed and found on Harper Road the morning of April 13. Anyone with information is asked to call the Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221. (Photo contributed)
Kelowna’s Ben Klick will be playing CountryFest at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds on Canada Day. (Contributed)

Aaron Halliday, Ben Klick, Tanner Dawson to play Salmon Arm CountryFest

Concert planned for Canada Day at Fairgrounds

  • Apr 12, 2022
Kelowna’s Ben Klick will be playing CountryFest at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds on Canada Day. (Contributed)
Ebus’ B.C. Road Show is stopping in Golden, Revelstoke, Sicamous and Salmon Arm, seeking input on an expansion of services to the region. (Contributed)

Ebus seeks input from Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Revelstoke residents on service expansion

Transportation company reps will be in Sicamous on April 12, Salmon Arm April 13

Ebus’ B.C. Road Show is stopping in Golden, Revelstoke, Sicamous and Salmon Arm, seeking input on an expansion of services to the region. (Contributed)
The Phelps family announced the passing of Kyle Phelps and his partner Nikki Mueller who died in a fire Friday night, April 8 in an RV trailer on Adams Lake band land. (Facebook image)

Two dead in trailer fire on Adams Lake band land near Chase

The recreational vehicle was already engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived

The Phelps family announced the passing of Kyle Phelps and his partner Nikki Mueller who died in a fire Friday night, April 8 in an RV trailer on Adams Lake band land. (Facebook image)
Volunteers in the Shuswap Community Teaching Garden get to work in April despite some hail and cooler temperatures. The volunteers include: Wanda Slobodian, Elmarie Roberts, Rita McGreggor and other dedicated residents. (Shuswap Food Action Society photo)

‘It’s a good year to share’: Shuswap Food Action suggests growing a row of food for others

More demand in the Shuswap for food from people who are stretched by high housing prices

Volunteers in the Shuswap Community Teaching Garden get to work in April despite some hail and cooler temperatures. The volunteers include: Wanda Slobodian, Elmarie Roberts, Rita McGreggor and other dedicated residents. (Shuswap Food Action Society photo)
The Armstrong Regional Cooperative is requesting the use of Marine Peace Park for one night in August to run a free family outdoor movie, similar to the one on this outdoor movie screen that was held at night at SilverStar Mountain. (Photo contributed)

Cooperative plans to celebrate 100th anniversary with free family movie night

Armstrong Regional Cooperative asking Salmon Arm council for use of Marine Peace Park

The Armstrong Regional Cooperative is requesting the use of Marine Peace Park for one night in August to run a free family outdoor movie, similar to the one on this outdoor movie screen that was held at night at SilverStar Mountain. (Photo contributed)
Neskonlith knowleldge keeper Louis Thomas speaks about the significance of the Good Spirit Box before it leaves Salmon Arm on March 25 for a visit in Revelstoke. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Good Spirit Box shares digital recordings of Secwépemc creation stories

Stories from Neskonlith, Splatsin provide guidance regarding relationship to the land

Neskonlith knowleldge keeper Louis Thomas speaks about the significance of the Good Spirit Box before it leaves Salmon Arm on March 25 for a visit in Revelstoke. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Urban Systems Ltd is currently studying active transportation in Salmon Arm to determine what works well and what barriers exist. (File photo)

Your input wanted on making active transportation in Salmon Arm better

Safety can be key to preventing residents from embracing cycling, walking, other active pursuits

Urban Systems Ltd is currently studying active transportation in Salmon Arm to determine what works well and what barriers exist. (File photo)
Pamela Wiegand and her children, from left, Riley, Cameron and Olive are now without a permanent home after their house in the 3100 block of Cedar Drive in Blind Bay burned to the ground on Tuesday, April 5. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap home burns to ground, mom and three children lose all belongings, family cat

Friends, community rally to help, family will need permanent rental home

Pamela Wiegand and her children, from left, Riley, Cameron and Olive are now without a permanent home after their house in the 3100 block of Cedar Drive in Blind Bay burned to the ground on Tuesday, April 5. (Photo contributed)
The Reinecker Creek Trail System above Margaret Falls has been closed temporarily for logging. (CSRD photo)

Shuswap trail system closed for logging, removal of trees infested with bark beetle

Closure of Reinecker Creek Trail System expected to last two weeks

  • Apr 6, 2022
The Reinecker Creek Trail System above Margaret Falls has been closed temporarily for logging. (CSRD photo)
Brucie is available for adoption she is a female approximately seven-years-old. (OHS)

Okanagan Humane Society launches biggest fundraiser of the year

Raffle to Rescue Animals will go to help neglected and abadonded pets in need

Brucie is available for adoption she is a female approximately seven-years-old. (OHS)
Comedian Herb Dixon, aka "The Harley Guy," performs at the Salmar Classic on April 8. (Contributed)

Laugh without a ‘pass’ with Herb Dixon in Salmon Arm

Train Wreck Comedy brings a show to the Salmar Classic on April 8

Comedian Herb Dixon, aka "The Harley Guy," performs at the Salmar Classic on April 8. (Contributed)
Vida Yakong from northern Ghana and Joyce Henderson from Salmon Arm teamed up in 2004 to start supporting girls in Ghana to continue their education. (Photo contributed)

First United in Salmon Arm successfully supports Ghana girls for close to 20 years

Fundraising gala with meal, entertainment, silent auction set for May 7

Vida Yakong from northern Ghana and Joyce Henderson from Salmon Arm teamed up in 2004 to start supporting girls in Ghana to continue their education. (Photo contributed)
”In order to accommodate the population increase, people adjusted to smaller living spaces, while enjoying more time spent outside and in community spaces.” (Irene MacLennan graphic)
”In order to accommodate the population increase, people adjusted to smaller living spaces, while enjoying more time spent outside and in community spaces.” (Irene MacLennan graphic)
A mountain bluebird stands on one of the nesting boxes set up to support the local songbird population. (Contributed)

Mountain bluebirds back in Shuswap for arrival of spring

Bird nest boxes set up as part of Save Shuswap Songbirds campaign

  • Apr 3, 2022
A mountain bluebird stands on one of the nesting boxes set up to support the local songbird population. (Contributed)