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B.C.'s 54•40 will be playing the inaugural Monashee Music Festival in July, 2022. (54•40/Facebook photo)

Editorial: Transitioning back to a summer of safe interactions and shared experiences

As we brace for a late February cold snap in the Shuswap…

  • Feb 22, 2022
B.C.'s 54•40 will be playing the inaugural Monashee Music Festival in July, 2022. (54•40/Facebook photo)
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The Ranchero Deep Creek firehall in October 2018. (File photo)

Ranchero Deep Creek Firehall to receive energy-efficient upgrades

Electoral Area D director Rene Talbot said supporting volunteer firefighters is important

The Ranchero Deep Creek firehall in October 2018. (File photo)
Megan Bruns shared this photograph of vehicles stuck on the sides of Ford Road Thursday morning, Feb. 17. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Shuswap residents upset with icy condition of road shared by neighbour, AIM Roads

Resident says Ford Road was ‘complete ice’ Thursday morning, with multiple vehicles in ditches

Megan Bruns shared this photograph of vehicles stuck on the sides of Ford Road Thursday morning, Feb. 17. (Contributed)
Rust Valley Restorers’ Connor and Mike Hall and Avery Shoaf are back for a fourth season premiering Feb. 24 on the HISTORY Channel. (Contributed)

Rust Valley Restorers: Shuswap’s Mike Hall and Avery Shoaf proud of what’s in store in season 4

Dynamic duo reflect on importance of keeping it real, address rumour of Shoaf’s departure

Rust Valley Restorers’ Connor and Mike Hall and Avery Shoaf are back for a fourth season premiering Feb. 24 on the HISTORY Channel. (Contributed)
A family visiting Tsútswecw Provincial Park in Columbia Shuswap Regional District Electoral Area F. (Viktoria Haack photo)

The Shuswap ranks high on list of most-loved Canadian destinations

Tourism Sentiment Index uses artificial intelligence to gather and analyze data

A family visiting Tsútswecw Provincial Park in Columbia Shuswap Regional District Electoral Area F. (Viktoria Haack photo)
On March 2, the Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Study Advisory Committee is expected to decide if there’s enough support to proceed to a referendum creating a new Sorrento-Blind Municipality within the South Shuswap. (CSRD map)

Letter: Mayors fail to alleviate concerns around incorporation in South Shuswap

Municipal hall, policing costs among ongoing concerns

  • Feb 15, 2022
On March 2, the Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Study Advisory Committee is expected to decide if there’s enough support to proceed to a referendum creating a new Sorrento-Blind Municipality within the South Shuswap. (CSRD map)
On March 2, the Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Study Advisory Committee is expected to decide if there’s enough support to proceed to a referendum creating a new Sorrento-Blind Municipality within the South Shuswap. (CSRD map)

Sorrento-Blind Bay incorporation: Decision on possible referendum expected March 2

If referendum doesn’t proceed, South Shuswap to become two electoral areas

On March 2, the Sorrento-Blind Bay Incorporation Study Advisory Committee is expected to decide if there’s enough support to proceed to a referendum creating a new Sorrento-Blind Municipality within the South Shuswap. (CSRD map)
Tim Nutt comes to Salmon Arm. (Train Wreck Comedy)

Laugh your way out of the pandemic with Tim Nutt in Salmon Arm

One of Canada’s top comedians comes to the Shuswap March 5

Tim Nutt comes to Salmon Arm. (Train Wreck Comedy)
Sunnyside Supermarket provided pizza quesadillas with honey crisp apple slices and a muffin as one of its free hot lunches for North Shuswap Elementary School students in 2022. (Sunnyside Supermarket image)

‘No kid gets left behind’: North Shuswap community supports school lunch program

Businesses, non-profits and volunteers work together to keep students’ bellies full

Sunnyside Supermarket provided pizza quesadillas with honey crisp apple slices and a muffin as one of its free hot lunches for North Shuswap Elementary School students in 2022. (Sunnyside Supermarket image)
Jabin Zuidof, Frankie Ayotte, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn attempted to traverse the 200-kilometres of groomed and ungroomed cross-country ski trails at Larch Hills in a 24-hour period. (Contributed)
Jabin Zuidof, Frankie Ayotte, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn attempted to traverse the 200-kilometres of groomed and ungroomed cross-country ski trails at Larch Hills in a 24-hour period. (Contributed)
Electoral Area C director Paul Demenok responds to public claims around incorporation. (Google Maps)

Opinion: CSRD director refutes claims about South Shuswap incorporation

Director’s Notes by CSRD Area C director Paul Demenok

  • Feb 9, 2022
Electoral Area C director Paul Demenok responds to public claims around incorporation. (Google Maps)
Sicamous and Salmon Arm RCMP worked together to locate and arrest a pair of prohibited drivers on Feb. 2 and 4, 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Pair of prohibited drivers arrested after fleeing Sicamous and Salmon Arm RCMP

Drivers, from Canoe and Salmon Arm, charged with flight from police, driving while prohibited

Sicamous and Salmon Arm RCMP worked together to locate and arrest a pair of prohibited drivers on Feb. 2 and 4, 2022. (Black Press file photo)
Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)

90-year-old North Shuswap firefighter has always been one to keep busy

Benny Hanson said his philosophy was ‘change jobs every four years’

Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)
Staff Sgt. Scott West of Salmon Arm RCMP says the Police Based Victim Services section plays a crucial role in the detachment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Workload of police victim services staff concerns Salmon Arm’s top cop

Staff Sgt. says growing demand for support has shut down victim services in larger detachments

Staff Sgt. Scott West of Salmon Arm RCMP says the Police Based Victim Services section plays a crucial role in the detachment. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
Brits Chris Middleton of Newcastle and Colin Woods of Leicester await the result of their adaptive boxing exhibition bout, the first fight of the 2019 Hit 2 Fit event. (File photo)

Boxers wanted for return of Salmon Arm Hit2Fit fundraiser

After two-year hiatus, event set to take place on May 7

Brits Chris Middleton of Newcastle and Colin Woods of Leicester await the result of their adaptive boxing exhibition bout, the first fight of the 2019 Hit 2 Fit event. (File photo)
This adult bald eagle recently visited the wharf area at Salmon Arm despite the bay being ice-bound. It takes four to five years before young eagles attain their full adult plumage and start to breed. Bald eagles are the largest raptor breeding in Canada with weights up to five kilograms (11 lbs) and wingspans of up to two metres (seven ft). (John G. Woods photo)
This adult bald eagle recently visited the wharf area at Salmon Arm despite the bay being ice-bound. It takes four to five years before young eagles attain their full adult plumage and start to breed. Bald eagles are the largest raptor breeding in Canada with weights up to five kilograms (11 lbs) and wingspans of up to two metres (seven ft). (John G. Woods photo)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Okanagan-Shuswap active house listings remain at record low

Low market inventory frustrates both sellers, buyers

  • Feb 2, 2022
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold responded Erin O’Toole being voted out as Conservative Party of Canada leader on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (File photo)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold responded Erin O’Toole being voted out as Conservative Party of Canada leader on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP looks forward to rebuilding of unity within Conservative party

Mel Arnold said criticism of party leadership was creating a distraction for MPs

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold responded Erin O’Toole being voted out as Conservative Party of Canada leader on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (File photo)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold responded Erin O’Toole being voted out as Conservative Party of Canada leader on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (File photo)
Reports of sexual assaults to Salmon Arm RCMP jump substantially during last three months of 2021, SAFE Society says such assaults tend to be ‘vastly under-reported’ across Canada. (File photo)

Reports to police of sexual assaults in Salmon Arm rise substantially near end of 2021

SAFE Society says sexual assaults ‘vastly under-reported,’ offers supports to survivors

Reports of sexual assaults to Salmon Arm RCMP jump substantially during last three months of 2021, SAFE Society says such assaults tend to be ‘vastly under-reported’ across Canada. (File photo)