Shuswap

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board has recommended the proposed incorporation of a new Sorrento-Blind Bay municipality go to referendum. (Google Earth image)

Letter: Misinformation around Sorrento-Blind Bay incorporation a concern

Writer encourages voters to ‘get the facts’

  • Apr 3, 2022
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board has recommended the proposed incorporation of a new Sorrento-Blind Bay municipality go to referendum. (Google Earth image)
A North Shuswap bicycle safety program for children was created using a grant. (Pixabay)

Kickstart your imagination with a Shuswap Neighbourhood Small Grant

The program is being offered to create projects to connect people socially with skills and talent

A North Shuswap bicycle safety program for children was created using a grant. (Pixabay)
Ping at the Shuswap BC SPCA shelter. (Photo contributed)

Cat attacked by 2 dogs, fractures pelvis, needs help: Shuswap BC SPCA

A Good Samaritan found Ping being attacked by dogs near Enderby

Ping at the Shuswap BC SPCA shelter. (Photo contributed)
A GoFundMe page has been launched to assist the children of Michael Yuill from Salmon Arm who died recently. (Photo contributed)

GoFundMe page launched following sudden death of Salmon Arm man

Friend raising funds to help man’s children deal with expenses as they grieve their father

A GoFundMe page has been launched to assist the children of Michael Yuill from Salmon Arm who died recently. (Photo contributed)
The Sorrento Centre will be home to this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, April 29 to May 1. (Jim Cooperman photo)

Shuswap’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival welcomes stellar cast of presenters

Event will take place at Sorrento Centre April 29 to May 1

  • Mar 31, 2022
The Sorrento Centre will be home to this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival, April 29 to May 1. (Jim Cooperman photo)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)

Okanagan Basin Water Board pushes province for action on invasive mussels

‘If we are B.C.’s number one destination for mussel-infested watercraft, we need to be better prepared’

The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)
“Home on the Range,” Sheepherders Tony Gibson and Jack Husted on the Shuswap Sheep Range below Queest Mountain, photo by Erskine Burnett from The Shuswap Country. (Contributed)

Historic photos, ‘intriguing text’ prompts creation of new book about the Shuswap

Resident Jim Cooperman inspired by scrapbook created by Coldstream farmer Erskine Burnett

  • Mar 30, 2022
“Home on the Range,” Sheepherders Tony Gibson and Jack Husted on the Shuswap Sheep Range below Queest Mountain, photo by Erskine Burnett from The Shuswap Country. (Contributed)
This was the scene Saturday in the barnyard at the Art Barz poultry farm on Harbell Road as District crews, on road at right, work to release backed up water. Mr. and Mrs. Barz, who live opposite the proposed sewer plant site, say this is typical of the problems faced by farmers in the area and a reason they oppose the spray irrigation proposal. Photo from the April 9, 1975 Observer. Image courtesy the Salmon Arm Observer photograph collection in the Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

Shuswap history in pictures: Water problems

This was the scene Saturday in the barnyard at the Art Barz…

  • Mar 29, 2022
This was the scene Saturday in the barnyard at the Art Barz poultry farm on Harbell Road as District crews, on road at right, work to release backed up water. Mr. and Mrs. Barz, who live opposite the proposed sewer plant site, say this is typical of the problems faced by farmers in the area and a reason they oppose the spray irrigation proposal. Photo from the April 9, 1975 Observer. Image courtesy the Salmon Arm Observer photograph collection in the Archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.
Larch Hill’s Para Nordic sit skiers Lily Brook and Kaden Baum both earned medals at the 2022 Canadian Ski Championships held at Whistler Olympic Park, March 20 to 27. (Donna Flatman photo)

Larch Hills skiers supported by Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie, Maggie Beckner at Nationals

Sit skiers Lily Brook and Kaden Baum achieve personal bests and medal wins

  • Mar 28, 2022
Larch Hill’s Para Nordic sit skiers Lily Brook and Kaden Baum both earned medals at the 2022 Canadian Ski Championships held at Whistler Olympic Park, March 20 to 27. (Donna Flatman photo)
Shuswap Lake Golf Course General Manager Shawn Jordan makes the first hit of the season at the course driving range. (Photo contributed)

Staff at Shuswap Lake Golf Course say course wintered well as 46th season approaches

April 9 will be first day tee-time bookings accepted at South Shuswap course

Shuswap Lake Golf Course General Manager Shawn Jordan makes the first hit of the season at the course driving range. (Photo contributed)
Shelley Witzky, Adams Lake band councillor, and Sutra Brett, with the Shuswap Trail Alliance, examine in 2019 some of the preliminary models for the Secwépemc Landmarks project. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

Hometown Hero: ‘Empowering the underdog’ inspires Adams Lake band councillor

“Working together in the spirit of reconciliation, we can create a sustainable economy for us all”

Shelley Witzky, Adams Lake band councillor, and Sutra Brett, with the Shuswap Trail Alliance, examine in 2019 some of the preliminary models for the Secwépemc Landmarks project. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)
The Shuswap Band is looking to establish a memorandum of understanding with the CSRD. (File photo)

Shuswap Band submits request for partnership, collaboration with CSRD

Band says parts of regional district, including Revelstoke and Golden, are within its Caretaker area

  • Mar 21, 2022
The Shuswap Band is looking to establish a memorandum of understanding with the CSRD. (File photo)
Multiple crops are grown in a greenhouse at Mara’s Wild Flight Farm. (Wild Flight Farm photo)
Multiple crops are grown in a greenhouse at Mara’s Wild Flight Farm. (Wild Flight Farm photo)
Environment Canada has issued a freezing fog advisory for the Shuswap during the morning of Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Pixabay photo)

Warning issued of freezing fog and slippery roads in Shuswap Wednesday morning

Environment Canada warns drivers visibility may be suddenly reduced to near zero

Environment Canada has issued a freezing fog advisory for the Shuswap during the morning of Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Pixabay photo)
City staff are looking into a request to have an additional bus stop on 10th Street SW in Salmon Arm. (File photo)

More information needed on request for bus stop on Salmon Arm’s 10th Avenue

City staff will check into request regarding purchase of bus tickets at Mall at Piccadilly

City staff are looking into a request to have an additional bus stop on 10th Street SW in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
White Lake’s Alan Cook has served as a firefighter in the Shuswap for 16 years. (Contributed)

Hometown hero: White Lake Fire Hall captain happy to lend a hand

Alan Cook credits military career for equipping him with skills to keep things running

White Lake’s Alan Cook has served as a firefighter in the Shuswap for 16 years. (Contributed)
A resident would like Salmon Arm council to consider the addition of a bus stop on 10th Street SW. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Request for bus stop, place to purchase transit tickets goes to Salmon Arm council

Wish to buy transit tickets at Mall at Piccadilly is on agenda of council’s March 14 meeting

A resident would like Salmon Arm council to consider the addition of a bus stop on 10th Street SW. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society is hosting an auction fundraiser online March 11 to 25. (Google image)

Community steps up with prizes for Shuswap Family Centre auction

Online auction runs March 11 to 25

  • Mar 10, 2022
The Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society is hosting an auction fundraiser online March 11 to 25. (Google image)
Award-winning Shuswap author Gail Anderson-Dargatz will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival at Sorrento Centre from April 29 to May 1, 2022. (Contributed)

Author, mentor: Shuswap’s Gail Anderson-Dargatz to host pair of workshops at writers’ fest

One workshop will focus on overcoming fears, letting go of ‘what will mom think’ mentality

  • Mar 10, 2022
Award-winning Shuswap author Gail Anderson-Dargatz will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival at Sorrento Centre from April 29 to May 1, 2022. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm’s Marcia Beckner stands beside a poster of Olympians Natalie Wilkie and Brian McKeever on display at the Salmon Arm Petro-Can. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm’s Marcia Beckner stands beside a poster of Olympians Natalie Wilkie and Brian McKeever on display at the Salmon Arm Petro-Can. (Contributed)