Shuswap

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)
Fair Vote Okanagan Shuswap advocates for electoral reform in the form of proportional representation. (File photo)

Letter: Increasing division in Canada emphasizes need for electoral reform

“I do not want future generations to inherit a legacy of division and hate.”

  • Mar 9, 2022
Fair Vote Okanagan Shuswap advocates for electoral reform in the form of proportional representation. (File photo)
Kaela Brouwer caught a 21.75 inch rainbow trout in Shuswap Lake during Team Brewed in Canada’s 1st Annual Fishing Derby in April 2021. (Photo contributed)

Fishing, fundraising and fun coming up on Shuswap and Okanagan lakes this spring

Deadline for fishing derby’s early bird registration March 15, funds go to BC Children’s Hospital

Kaela Brouwer caught a 21.75 inch rainbow trout in Shuswap Lake during Team Brewed in Canada’s 1st Annual Fishing Derby in April 2021. (Photo contributed)
Raelyn Lachapelle and Cassie Walters of The Nom Shuswap, a holistic meal prep business in Salmon Arm, pledge to @BreakTheBias in keeping with the theme of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022. (Photo contributed)

International Women’s Day prompts Shuswap business women to pledge to break bias

SAFE Society holds social media campaign to raise awareness of and eliminate gender bias

Raelyn Lachapelle and Cassie Walters of The Nom Shuswap, a holistic meal prep business in Salmon Arm, pledge to @BreakTheBias in keeping with the theme of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022. (Photo contributed)
The Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Study Advisory Committee made the decision on March 2 to recommend the Columbia Shuswap Regional District hold a referendum asking the question whether to create a new Sorrento-Blind Bay Municipality within the South Shuswap. (CSRD map)

Regional district to vote on holding referendum on Sorrento-Blind Bay incorporation

Incorporation advisory committee supports referendum and having voters decide incorporation

The Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Study Advisory Committee made the decision on March 2 to recommend the Columbia Shuswap Regional District hold a referendum asking the question whether to create a new Sorrento-Blind Bay Municipality within the South Shuswap. (CSRD map)
Wildwood Productions and Gleneden Hall are hosting evenings of “homegrown entertainment” with the return of the Shuswap Coffee House on March 19, April 16 and May 21. The events will be open mic, with music, stories and more. (File photo)

Coffee houses return to Shuswap’s Gleneden Community Hall

Organizers say March 19 coffee house to be the first in 40 years at Gleneden Hall

  • Mar 3, 2022
Wildwood Productions and Gleneden Hall are hosting evenings of “homegrown entertainment” with the return of the Shuswap Coffee House on March 19, April 16 and May 21. The events will be open mic, with music, stories and more. (File photo)
The Hillcrest Heights greenway was completed by the Shuswap Trail Alliance in May 2021. (File photo)

Shuswap Trail Alliance grateful following successful auction fundraiser

Funds raised help grow trails throughout the region

The Hillcrest Heights greenway was completed by the Shuswap Trail Alliance in May 2021. (File photo)
The massive bill and long, roughly diamond-shaped tail mark this as a raven as it lifts from the carcass of a dead White-tailed Deer on the ice at Rosemond Lake. ( John G Woods photo)

Column: Ravens signal spring in the Shuswap

Nature Watch by John G. Woods

  • Mar 2, 2022
The massive bill and long, roughly diamond-shaped tail mark this as a raven as it lifts from the carcass of a dead White-tailed Deer on the ice at Rosemond Lake. ( John G Woods photo)
Drivers in Salmon Arm and throughout the North Okanagan-Shuswap saw the cost per litre of regular gasoline begin to spike on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Anticipated surge in gas prices rolls through North Okanagan-Shuswap

International Energy Agency releases 60 million barrels from emergency reserve

Drivers in Salmon Arm and throughout the North Okanagan-Shuswap saw the cost per litre of regular gasoline begin to spike on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
A barn caught fire at a property on Notch Hill Road on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (Dan Riopel photo)

Video: Firefighters responding to Shuswap barn blaze

Firefighters are responding to a blaze near Sorrento. Salmon Arm resident Dan…

A barn caught fire at a property on Notch Hill Road on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (Dan Riopel photo)
Coaches and players with the U13 Tier 1 Silverbacks, photographed in Chase, bring home the 2022 OMAHA U13 Tier 1 league banner to Salmon Arm after winning the league title. They have been competing with teams from Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and West Kelowna. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm U13 hockey team claims top spot, wins tier 1 league title

Administrator thinks it may be first time a former tier 2 team has claimed a tier 1 banner

Coaches and players with the U13 Tier 1 Silverbacks, photographed in Chase, bring home the 2022 OMAHA U13 Tier 1 league banner to Salmon Arm after winning the league title. They have been competing with teams from Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and West Kelowna. (Contributed)
Curtis Slingerland and June Stewart were recently acclaimed to the SASCU Credit Union board along with incumbent Constance Ladell. (Photos contributed)

SASCU: Two new directors, one incumbent acclaimed to credit union board

Board chair appreciates experience offered by directors

Curtis Slingerland and June Stewart were recently acclaimed to the SASCU Credit Union board along with incumbent Constance Ladell. (Photos contributed)
The Bulk Pangaea, a 225-metre bulk carrier, picked up Shuswap resident Don Cavers (at back with white hair) in a life raft in the Caribbean Sea in mid-December 2021 and took him to Jamaica after his disabled sailboat crashed on a reef. (Photo contributed)

VIDEO: Shuswap man defies odds when his tiny life raft found in Caribbean Sea

Blind Bay resident floats for six days, consuming only nacho chips, crackers and tiny fish

The Bulk Pangaea, a 225-metre bulk carrier, picked up Shuswap resident Don Cavers (at back with white hair) in a life raft in the Caribbean Sea in mid-December 2021 and took him to Jamaica after his disabled sailboat crashed on a reef. (Photo contributed)
On Feb. 10 Chase RCMP responded to a report of a pistol falling from a man’s waistband. The man was located by police and now faces multiple charges. (File photo)
On Feb. 10 Chase RCMP responded to a report of a pistol falling from a man’s waistband. The man was located by police and now faces multiple charges. (File photo)
One of two giant salmon lanterns in Runaway Moon Theatre’s Out of the Darkness Lantern Procession in Enderby on Feb. 20 were built at Kingfisher Centre and papered at local schools. (Meghan Budd image)

VIDEO: Out of the Darkness Lantern Procession shines light on salmon

Runaway Moon Theatre holds month of lantern workshops to help Shuswap through winter doldrums

One of two giant salmon lanterns in Runaway Moon Theatre’s Out of the Darkness Lantern Procession in Enderby on Feb. 20 were built at Kingfisher Centre and papered at local schools. (Meghan Budd image)
The donor said this image was taken in the 1940s. The truck, decorated for a May Day parade, encourages the community to get behind building a new park. Is this project eventually to become Fletcher Park? Who is the fellow taking the bull by the horns? Is he a member of the Kinsmen Club? Photograph courtesy the Florence Farmer collection, R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.

Shuswap history in pictures: ‘Build that park’

How much information is embedded in this photograph? Originally, the donor said…

  • Feb 22, 2022
The donor said this image was taken in the 1940s. The truck, decorated for a May Day parade, encourages the community to get behind building a new park. Is this project eventually to become Fletcher Park? Who is the fellow taking the bull by the horns? Is he a member of the Kinsmen Club? Photograph courtesy the Florence Farmer collection, R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum.