Shuswap

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)
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)