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Salmon Arm News

Double trouble for bad guy

Jan 16, 2019 / 12:27 pm

It was a double whammy for a suspect in Salmon Arm who was arrested for allegedly using stolen credit cards and was found to be driving a stolen vehicle. RCMP...

Suspects steal ATM

Jan 14, 2019 / 3:58 pm

At least two suspects made a withdrawal from a Salmon Arm area convenience store by taking the entire ATM machine. RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West said in the early...

Fire destroys home

Jan 14, 2019 / 3:05 pm

A Blind Bay home in the Shuswap area was heavily damaged by fire Monday. Sean Coubrough, with the Shuswap Fire Department, said the call came in at 10:30 a.m....

Beware the silent killer

Jan 14, 2019 / 11:26 am

It's a silent killer that is present in every building in the province. Radon gas is a tasteless, odourless radioactive gas produced by the decay of uranium...

Imminent danger on creek

Jan 10, 2019 / 8:57 pm

Urgent action has been approved to protect homes at risk of slope erosion in the Shuswap. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has approved $25,000 for a...

Highway 1 reopens

Jan 9, 2019 / 9:26 pm

UPDATE 9:25 p.m. DriveBC reports the crash has now been cleared and traffic is flowing on Highway 1. ORIGINAL 4:45 p.m. DriveBC is reporting a multi-vehicle...

Hopping up trail support

Jan 4, 2019 / 5:00 pm

The Barley Station Brew Pub in Salmon Arm is raising a glass to trails with a new beer made exclusively for Shuswap Trails called Trail Head IPA. The adult bevy...

RCMP don't find their man

Jan 3, 2019 / 6:05 pm

Police are still looking for a 28-year-old man wanted on several warrants after he wasn't found during a raid of a Sicamous home Wednesday. The Sicamous...

A'twitter over rare bird

Dec 20, 2018 / 10:09 am

A little thrush that's a long way from home is enchanting bird watchers in the Shuswap. Experienced birders Roger Beardmore and Nan Prittie say the...

Salmon Arm gets passports

Dec 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

People living in Salmon Arm who like to travel will no longer have to travel outside Salmon Arm to get or renew their passport. The federal government...

Police catch fleeing thief

Dec 14, 2018 / 9:59 am

A purse snatching at Shuswap Lake General Hospital quickly escalated to an alleged assault of a female taxi driver Monday. Police say around 6 p.m. officers...

Students ready to ride

Dec 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Madison, Frankie and Nathan are “over the moon” with their new rides. The three School District 83 students recently received their adaptive bikes,...

A one-bridge option wins

Dec 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Province has decided that a one-bridge option is best to replace RW Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous. The new five-lane structure will include four-lane...

Disrupted dog services

Dec 12, 2018 / 12:29 pm

Electoral Areas C, D and F of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District could see some disruptions in dog service to start the new year. The current contract with...

Processing plant protest

Dec 11, 2018 / 5:00 am

A group of animal rights activists are claiming that two of its members were assaulted during a protest outside a Salmon Arm meat processing facility. The...

Man dies snowmobiling

Dec 10, 2018 / 1:06 pm

A Sunday snowmobiling trip north of Sicamous ended in tragedy. A 51-year old man is dead after his snowmobile rolled into a creek bed pinning him underneath....

Busy weekend for crashes

Dec 10, 2018 / 12:45 pm

It was a busy weekend for Salmon Arm RCMP responding to multiple vehicle crashes. The first call came in on Dec. 7 just after 7 a.m. when emergency crews were...

36-foot trailer stolen

Dec 10, 2018 / 9:16 am

A 36-foot trailer was stolen early Friday morning in Salmon Arm. Between 4 a.m. and 4:25 a.m. a trailer was stolen from 3101 10th Avenue SW. The new travel...

Generosity is contagious

Dec 7, 2018 / 5:16 pm

Generosity was contagious at the Shuswap Women Who Wine second quarterly Community Giving event. The structure of the event is simple: each of the attendees...

Not the average homebuyers

Dec 3, 2018 / 5:00 pm

Police have caught up with a couple posing as interested homebuyers but were actually stealing family jewelry. September 10 and October 11, RCMP received seven...