Shuswap

Solar panels are a source of energy used in the quest to reduce carbon emissions. (Calmatters)

Column: How will climate change impact the Shuswap?

Shuswap Passion by Jim Cooperman

  • Jan 7, 2022
Solar panels are a source of energy used in the quest to reduce carbon emissions. (Calmatters)
Eliza Amber Schwartz was the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2022. She arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m. to mom Renae Clarke and dad Jason Schwartz. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm’s first baby of 2022 born to Lee Creek couple

Eliza Amber Schwartz arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m.

Eliza Amber Schwartz was the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2022. She arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m. to mom Renae Clarke and dad Jason Schwartz. (Contributed)
New mask rules will apply at School District 83 schools in 2022. (File Photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap schools change mask rules in effort to get ahead of Omicron

School District 83 Superintendent Donna Kriger asked people to work together to keep schools open

New mask rules will apply at School District 83 schools in 2022. (File Photo)
The approximate location of a vehicle incident that closed Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm on Jan. 4, 2022. (Google image)

UPDATE: Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm open after closure due to crash

Highway was closed in both directions between Black Road and 34th Avenue SE

The approximate location of a vehicle incident that closed Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm on Jan. 4, 2022. (Google image)
A Great Blue Heron takes time out for some people-watching at the Salmon Arm Wharf in October 2021. (Photo by John G. Woods)

COLUMN: Appreciating the bird-watching bounty of Salmon Arm Bay

Bay particularly special because of the abundance of nature to be seen and heard

  • Jan 3, 2022
A Great Blue Heron takes time out for some people-watching at the Salmon Arm Wharf in October 2021. (Photo by John G. Woods)
Phaedra and Ivan Idzan pause for a photo in 
downtown Hope on Nov. 14, taking a walk just before they heard that Highway 7 would be opening to allow people stranded to be guided through the flooded area so they could get to other communities in the Lower Mainland. (Contributed)

Year in Review: The Shuswap Market looks back at headlines from November 2021

• Students, staff and visitors at South Broadview Elementary School have a…

  • Jan 2, 2022
Phaedra and Ivan Idzan pause for a photo in 
downtown Hope on Nov. 14, taking a walk just before they heard that Highway 7 would be opening to allow people stranded to be guided through the flooded area so they could get to other communities in the Lower Mainland. (Contributed)
John “Jack” Bryce and Brad Murphy of Revelstoke Paragliding soar over Revelstoke together on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The flight was how John chose to celebrate his 88th birthday. (Contributed)

Year in Review: The Shuswap Market looks back at headlines from October 2021

• Plans to decommission a dam and power station along the Shuswap…

  • Jan 2, 2022
John “Jack” Bryce and Brad Murphy of Revelstoke Paragliding soar over Revelstoke together on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The flight was how John chose to celebrate his 88th birthday. (Contributed)
Splatsin members and their supporters walk on Sept. 10, 2021, the last day of the five-day Walking Our Children’s Spirits Home Journey from the Kamloops residential school. Here they are walking the spirits of the children who died in Kamloops to meet the spirits of children at Splatsin’s Shihiya School, in order to join past, present and future. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Year in Review: The Shuswap Market looks back at headlines from September 2021

• The South Shus-wap Chamber of Commerce argued local businesses shouldn’t be…

  • Jan 2, 2022
Splatsin members and their supporters walk on Sept. 10, 2021, the last day of the five-day Walking Our Children’s Spirits Home Journey from the Kamloops residential school. Here they are walking the spirits of the children who died in Kamloops to meet the spirits of children at Splatsin’s Shihiya School, in order to join past, present and future. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Shuswap Clothing and Shoe Company owner Gerald Forman marked the store’s 100th anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.
 (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Year in Review: The Shuswap Market looks back at headlines from August 2021

• A group of Secwépemc people has voted to separate from the…

  • Jan 2, 2022
Shuswap Clothing and Shoe Company owner Gerald Forman marked the store’s 100th anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.
 (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Several emergency vehicles including fire trucks, police, an ambulance and a BC Wildfire crew responded to a barn fire, in this photo on the right hand side of 40th Street NE, in Salmon Arm on Tuesday afternoon, June 29. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Year in Review: The Shuswap Market looks back at headlines from July 2021

• With the temperature reaching about 40 C, firefighters had a challenging…

  • Jan 2, 2022
Several emergency vehicles including fire trucks, police, an ambulance and a BC Wildfire crew responded to a barn fire, in this photo on the right hand side of 40th Street NE, in Salmon Arm on Tuesday afternoon, June 29. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
City council came to the SASCU Recreation Centre in Salmon Arm June 7, 2021, to show off the work that elementary school students created to express their appreciation for nurses and volunteers. From left: Couns. Tim Lavery and Debbie Cannon; nurses Rhonda Wasylenki, Erin Taylor, Rosalyn Grady, Holly Overgaard, Kerrie Hollatz, Daniela Widmer and Nadine Kowaski; and city councillor Louise Wallace Richmond and Mayor Alan Harrison. (File photo)

Year in Review: The Shuswap Market looks back at headlines from June 2021

• A $32 million contract was awarded for the next phase of…

  • Jan 1, 2022
City council came to the SASCU Recreation Centre in Salmon Arm June 7, 2021, to show off the work that elementary school students created to express their appreciation for nurses and volunteers. From left: Couns. Tim Lavery and Debbie Cannon; nurses Rhonda Wasylenki, Erin Taylor, Rosalyn Grady, Holly Overgaard, Kerrie Hollatz, Daniela Widmer and Nadine Kowaski; and city councillor Louise Wallace Richmond and Mayor Alan Harrison. (File photo)
Brandi Hansen said she was disheartened to find dozens of severed, declawed bear paws dumped in a culvert alongside a North Shuswap road on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Contributed)

Year in Review: The Shuswap Market looks back at headlines from May 2021

• “Raising the Secwepemculecw flag symbolizes School District 83’s recognition that our…

  • Jan 1, 2022
Brandi Hansen said she was disheartened to find dozens of severed, declawed bear paws dumped in a culvert alongside a North Shuswap road on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Contributed)
Karen Holmes sit at a bench recently placed by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District in St. Ives Community Park in honour of her son, Logan Pierce, who died in an accident in 2008. (Contributed)

Year in Review: The Shuswap Market looks back at headlines from April 2021

• Karen Holmes said she and her family are overwhelmed by the…

  • Jan 1, 2022
Karen Holmes sit at a bench recently placed by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District in St. Ives Community Park in honour of her son, Logan Pierce, who died in an accident in 2008. (Contributed)
Shuswap Youth Launch Team members Claire Waite, Abbigail Paetsch, Mikayla Wilkinson, Brynn Gowen and Caillie Hay-Vicars pause for a picture on the day of ther interactive event, Thursday, Feb. 25. (Contributed)

Year in Review: The Shuswap Market looks back at headlines from March 2021

• A team of Shuswap youth were over the moon following the…

  • Jan 1, 2022
Shuswap Youth Launch Team members Claire Waite, Abbigail Paetsch, Mikayla Wilkinson, Brynn Gowen and Caillie Hay-Vicars pause for a picture on the day of ther interactive event, Thursday, Feb. 25. (Contributed)
Chrissy Deye, Heather Janzen and Monica Kriese serve a person who stopped by for the outdoor free lunch on Friday, Oct. 30. (File photo)

Year in Review: The Shuswap Market looks back at headlines from February 2021

• A month or so ago, Lance Ewan picked up a lost…

  • Dec 31, 2021
Chrissy Deye, Heather Janzen and Monica Kriese serve a person who stopped by for the outdoor free lunch on Friday, Oct. 30. (File photo)
A Coquitlam man would like Salmon Arm veterans to apply for medals if applicable. (File photo)

Letter: Veterans encouraged to apply for medals

War is death, destruction and suffering. It is also a time when…

  • Dec 31, 2021
A Coquitlam man would like Salmon Arm veterans to apply for medals if applicable. (File photo)
The Canadian Barley Tea Company founders Janice Ishizaka and Cilla Watkins competed in this season of CBC's Dragon's Den. (Contributed)

Year in Review: The Shuswap Market looks back at headlines from January 2021

The Shuswap Market looks back at what made headlines in 2021. •…

  • Dec 31, 2021
The Canadian Barley Tea Company founders Janice Ishizaka and Cilla Watkins competed in this season of CBC's Dragon's Den. (Contributed)
Chase RCMP responded to reports of a man with a gun on Dec. 26, 2021. (File photo)

Police respond to reports of man with gun in North Shuswap

Witnesses reported the man, who had a rifle, was yelling and falling over

Chase RCMP responded to reports of a man with a gun on Dec. 26, 2021. (File photo)
Chase RCMP dispatcher receives abusive calls on Boxing Day. (Pixabay photo)

Chase RCMP say dispatcher received numerous abusive phone calls Dec.26

Person said they had been shot, called non-emergency number several times, swore at dispatcher

Chase RCMP dispatcher receives abusive calls on Boxing Day. (Pixabay photo)
Christmas Day festivities for Chase RCMP and some residents of Anglemont were interrupted Dec. 25 when police report receiving death threats they thought might be acted on. (File photo)

Police report receiving death threats on Christmas Day in North Shuswap

Chase RCMP evacuate neighbours from homes, lengthy standoff ends in peaceful resolution

Christmas Day festivities for Chase RCMP and some residents of Anglemont were interrupted Dec. 25 when police report receiving death threats they thought might be acted on. (File photo)