Sicamous

District of Sicamous council and staff addressed concerns and confusion surrounding the Shuswap Healing Centre on Oct. 13. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous residents riled by proposed healing centre location, loss of green space

District agrees town hall meeting needed to address concerns, confusion

 

The District of Sicamous has proposed a new animal control bylaw which includes limiting the number of dogs a person can have on a property to three. (File photo)

Proposed Sicamous animal control bylaw includes dog limit

People who leave animals in vehicle with windows up during summer could be fined

 

A photo of the Sicamous Beach Park washroom and concession facility on July 8, 2021. (File photo)

Sicamous reallocates $100k for unexpected costs in Beach Park upgrade

Finlayson Park turf upgrade funds to be used for archaeological expenses

 

Preliminary work for the R.W. Bruhn Bridge project is beginning the week of Oct. 12, 2021, according to the District of Sicamous. (B.C. government image)

Hwy. 1 delays expected as preliminary work on Bruhn Bridge project near Sicamous begins

Funding for the R.W. Bruhn Bridge four-laning project was approved in 2018

Preliminary work for the R.W. Bruhn Bridge project is beginning the week of Oct. 12, 2021, according to the District of Sicamous. (B.C. government image)
Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous. (File photo)

‘The little town that could’: Thanks given for support of Sicamous school’s breakfast club

PAC president says breakfast club can now run five days a week for the year

Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous. (File photo)
A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)

Sicamous Eagles drop weekend twinbill

Eagles fall 4-2 to Chase and 3-0 to Princeton at Sicamous Recreation Centre

A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)
A conceptual drawing of the positioning of the Shuswap (Secwépemc) Healing Centre at 200 Main Street in Sicamous. District council decided the centre’s location at an Oct. 6, 2021, in-camera meeting. (Steffi Sunny/District of Sicamous)

Location of healing centre, affordable housing project announced by Sicamous council

Shuswap (Secwépemc) Healing Centre to be built at 200 Main Street

A conceptual drawing of the positioning of the Shuswap (Secwépemc) Healing Centre at 200 Main Street in Sicamous. District council decided the centre’s location at an Oct. 6, 2021, in-camera meeting. (Steffi Sunny/District of Sicamous)
Heidi Aupers smiles as she browses a selection of teas at Tea Desire’s storefront at the Parkland Shopping Centre in Sicamous on Oct. 1. (Zachary Roman - Eagle Valley News)

A tea shop named desire: Sicamous entrepreneurs open new storefront

Heidi and Tony Aupers have been in the tea business since 2005

Heidi Aupers smiles as she browses a selection of teas at Tea Desire’s storefront at the Parkland Shopping Centre in Sicamous on Oct. 1. (Zachary Roman - Eagle Valley News)
Sicamous RCMP were called to the scene of an accident on Highway 1 near Sicamous on Oct. 7, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)

Passenger ejected in single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 1 near Sicamous

RCMP say vehicle flipped multiple times before coming to rest in a ditch

Sicamous RCMP were called to the scene of an accident on Highway 1 near Sicamous on Oct. 7, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News)
From left to right: Chalaem Junmusi, Samara Palmer, and Haley Palmer. The three restaurateurs run Aroy Maak Thai Cuisine, a new restaurant at the Parkland Shopping Centre in Sicamous. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

‘Aroy Maak means very tasty’: 3 Sicamous women combine talents and open Thai restaurant

Chalaem Junmusi, Samara and Haley Palmer humbled by support for their new restaurant

From left to right: Chalaem Junmusi, Samara Palmer, and Haley Palmer. The three restaurateurs run Aroy Maak Thai Cuisine, a new restaurant at the Parkland Shopping Centre in Sicamous. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)

Vanishing volunteers: Shuswap non-profits struggle to find help since pandemic hit

Local volunteer coordinator worried she will have to close essential programs

Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)
Diana Blake, pictured, leads the Eagle Valley Arts Council’s new Evening Art Group. Its first meeting on Sept. 28, 2021, saw attendees create the drawings shown here. (Contributed)

Evening Art Group among new offerings at Red Barn Arts Centre in Sicamous

Group meets every second Tuesday and is open to anyone, no experience required

Diana Blake, pictured, leads the Eagle Valley Arts Council’s new Evening Art Group. Its first meeting on Sept. 28, 2021, saw attendees create the drawings shown here. (Contributed)
Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino received a donation to the Sicamous Fire Department from (left to right) Harlowe Bird, 2, Aleeah Bird, 7, Avery Sanche, 5, Kennedy Sanche, 7, and Jase Sanche, 2, in October of 2021. (District of Sicamous image)

Kids’ donation to Sicamous Fire Department matched by local business, doctor

Lemonade stand fundraiser inspired by firefighters’ hard work on Two Mile Road wildfire

Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino received a donation to the Sicamous Fire Department from (left to right) Harlowe Bird, 2, Aleeah Bird, 7, Avery Sanche, 5, Kennedy Sanche, 7, and Jase Sanche, 2, in October of 2021. (District of Sicamous image)
The Sicamous Eagles salute the crowd at the recreation centre after their 3-1 win over the North Okanagan Knights in the Eagles’ KIJHL regular-season home opener. (Facebook video)

Sicamous Eagles topple North Okanagan Knights

Eagles score 3-1 win in KIJHL home opener

The Sicamous Eagles salute the crowd at the recreation centre after their 3-1 win over the North Okanagan Knights in the Eagles’ KIJHL regular-season home opener. (Facebook video)
Six sets of twins are attending Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous for the 2021-22 school year. From left to right, their names are: Levi and Cody Clark, Kate and Reese Osmundson, Maxx and Maycie-Jean Lane, Dustin and Dillon Hilder, Emily and Nathan Presley, and Aurora and Logan Dawson. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

2 x 6: Sicamous students share what they love most about being twins

About one in every 17 kids attenting Parkview Elementary is a twin

Six sets of twins are attending Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous for the 2021-22 school year. From left to right, their names are: Levi and Cody Clark, Kate and Reese Osmundson, Maxx and Maycie-Jean Lane, Dustin and Dillon Hilder, Emily and Nathan Presley, and Aurora and Logan Dawson. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
The streets in the 711 Parksville Street Strata are set to be named after the shrubs of the Shuswap. (District of Sicamous image)

Names of Shuswap shrubbery to be used for new streets in Sicamous

Bylaw favours names with historical or environmental reference, or of longtime residents

The streets in the 711 Parksville Street Strata are set to be named after the shrubs of the Shuswap. (District of Sicamous image)
The Sicamous Return-It Depot can stay at 322 Finlayson St. for two more years, as district council renewed its temporary use permit on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous Return-It recycling depot given another two years on Finlayson

District council renews temporary use permit for depot with condition attached

The Sicamous Return-It Depot can stay at 322 Finlayson St. for two more years, as district council renewed its temporary use permit on Sept. 22, 2021. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
The Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail received a $500,000 grant from BC Active Transportation on Sept. 29. (Jacob Brett/Contributed)

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail receives half a million dollars in grant funding

The money will support preliminary work on a 19.8 kilometre section from Sicamous to Mara

The Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail received a $500,000 grant from BC Active Transportation on Sept. 29. (Jacob Brett/Contributed)
The Owlhead snowmobile trailhead. (Lachlan Labere/Eagle Valley News)

Smoke at Owlhead near Sicamous from controlled burns, district and fire chief say

Burns will be continue over the next two weeks for wildfire fuel mitigation

The Owlhead snowmobile trailhead. (Lachlan Labere/Eagle Valley News)
From left to right: Parker Creek-Pawliw, Lilian Kroeker, Malakai Perry, and Kaleb Lund participate in Parkview Elementary School’s Terry Fox Run on Sept. 24, 2021. (Contributed)

PHOTOS: Sicamous students honour memory of Terry Fox

Parkview Elementary and Eagle River Secondary schools hold runs

From left to right: Parker Creek-Pawliw, Lilian Kroeker, Malakai Perry, and Kaleb Lund participate in Parkview Elementary School’s Terry Fox Run on Sept. 24, 2021. (Contributed)