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Shuswap wineries approaching 2024 season with 'cautious optimism'

Shuswap wineries approaching 2024 season with 'cautious optimism'

Feb 22, 2024 / 4:00 am

Amid reports of severe damage to grape crops in the Okanagan, some Shuswap wineries said their 2024 crops have a sunnier outlook than the previous year. Roman...

Rocks reported in westbound lanes on Highway 1 in Chase area

Rocks reported in westbound lanes on Highway 1 in Chase area

Chase Feb 21, 2024 / 11:02 am

Expect delays on Highway 1 near Chase as drivers have reported rocks on the roadway in the westbound lane. Drive BC reports there are rocks on the highway...

BC United to vote on new election candidate for Shuswap riding in early March

BC United to vote on new election candidate for Shuswap riding in early March

Feb 21, 2024 / 10:53 am

BC United will be holding its candidate selection meeting for the Shuswap riding in early March. Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo announced last year he would not be...

Birthday party for Salmon Arm six year old scores big donations for a good cause

Birthday party for Salmon Arm six year old scores big donations for a good cause

Feb 21, 2024 / 7:00 am

Lily Bradbury celebrated her sixth birthday at the Salmon Arm Silverbacks game on Monday, and she used the occasion to raise money for Shuswap Paws Rescue...

North Shuswap resident travels to Victoria delivering petition calling for wildfire investigation

North Shuswap resident travels to Victoria delivering petition calling for wildfire investigation

Feb 21, 2024 / 4:00 am

Lee Creek resident Jim Cooperman travelled to Victoria last week, carrying a signed petition from North Shuswap community members calling for an investigation...

Sicamous prepares to make wharf bylaw changes and will open an expression of interest for towing services

Sicamous prepares to make wharf bylaw changes and will open an expression of interest for towing services

Sicamous Feb 20, 2024 / 12:48 pm

A District of Sicamous committee has agreed to recommend wharf bylaw changes to council and ask staff to prepare an expression of interest for expanded wharf...

Highway maintenance contractor visits Sicamous council to discuss snow clearing

Highway maintenance contractor visits Sicamous council to discuss snow clearing

Sicamous Feb 17, 2024 / 12:00 pm

District of Sicamous council members had a chance to ask questions about highway snow clearing efforts when AIM Road Maintenance and the ministry of...

Hundreds attend BC United MLA town hall on proposed Land Act changes

Hundreds attend BC United MLA town hall on proposed Land Act changes

Feb 17, 2024 / 4:00 am

About 300 people attended a town hall meeting hosted by Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo to discuss proposed changes to the B.C. Land Act on Friday night. The event was...

Kootenays-based folk rock band Shred Kelly to play Song Sparrow Hall next month

Kootenays-based folk rock band Shred Kelly to play Song Sparrow Hall next month

Feb 16, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Folk-rock band Shred Kelly is returning to Salmon Arm for the first time in two years with a show at the Song Sparrow Hall next month. Kevin Tobin, artistic...

Pellsqepts Spring Winds festival will blow into the Splatsin Community Centre March 23

Pellsqepts Spring Winds festival will blow into the Splatsin Community Centre March 23

Enderby Feb 16, 2024 / 4:02 pm

The spring winds - Pellsqepts, in the ancestral language of the Secwepemc peoples - are returning to Enderby. Back after a successful launch last March, the...

WestJet agrees to rebook flights for family of murder victim Ashley Simpson

WestJet agrees to rebook flights for family of murder victim Ashley Simpson

Feb 16, 2024 / 10:05 am

The family of Ashley Simpson will be able to attend a sentencing hearing for the man responsible for her death after a change of heart by a major Canadian...

CSRD directors divided over Shuswap Watershed Council referendum results

CSRD directors divided over Shuswap Watershed Council referendum results

Feb 16, 2024 / 4:00 am

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board of directors discussed the outcome of the Shuswap Watershed Council referendum Thursday, disagreeing on whether...

Salmon Arm council says city won't offer free hour of parking at Marine Park during offseason

Salmon Arm council says city won't offer free hour of parking at Marine Park during offseason

Feb 15, 2024 / 4:00 pm

Salmon Arm council has decided against officially reinstating one hour of free parking at Marine Park during offseason. On Monday, Feb. 12, council received an...

Sicamous council officially authorizes deal for the construction of new 54 unit build

Sicamous council officially authorizes deal for the construction of new 54 unit build

Sicamous Feb 15, 2024 / 1:00 pm

The District of Sicamous has officially signed off on an agreement with Western Canadian Property Group Construction Ltd. to allow work to begin on a new 54...

Sicamous council votes down proposed zoning amendment for section of Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

Sicamous council votes down proposed zoning amendment for section of Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

Sicamous Feb 15, 2024 / 4:00 am

It was standing room only in District of Sicamous chambers as council narrowly voted down a zoning bylaw amendment needed for work to begin on the Sicamous...

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo to host Salmon Arm town hall about proposed Land Act changes

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo to host Salmon Arm town hall about proposed Land Act changes

Feb 14, 2024 / 6:30 pm

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo is partnering with Skeena MLA Ellis Ross to host a town hall discussing the NDP government's proposed changes to the Land Act. Both...

Ultra marathon location shifts from Salmon Arm to Sicamous Public Beach Park

Ultra marathon location shifts from Salmon Arm to Sicamous Public Beach Park

Feb 14, 2024 / 3:00 pm

Lewiston Ultra Events has announced it is moving the BC Backyard Ultra from Little Mountain Park in Salmon Arm to the Sicamous Public Beach Park. The organizers...

Salmon Arm council debates next steps for improperly closed road

Salmon Arm council debates next steps for improperly closed road

Feb 14, 2024 / 4:00 am

The development of a proposed Salmon Arm subdivision could result in the reopening of a road which was improperly closed nearly 25 years ago. Gary Buxton, the...

Salmon Arm council offered no objections to Ricochet Brewing Taphouse liquor licence application

Salmon Arm council offered no objections to Ricochet Brewing Taphouse liquor licence application

Feb 13, 2024 / 6:00 pm

Salmon Arm council offered no objections to the creation of a Ricochet Brewing Taphouse downtown, with most councillors voicing excitement about the...

Judge orders Enderby man to pay $1,500 fine for third conviction of driving while prohibited

Judge orders Enderby man to pay $1,500 fine for third conviction of driving while prohibited

Feb 13, 2024 / 2:25 pm

An Enderby man was lucky to avoid jail on Tuesday, ordered instead to pay a $1,500 fine for his third conviction for driving while prohibited. Steven Kyle...

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