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Salmon Arm News

Boosting Shuswap business

Sep 24, 2020 / 7:00 pm

A new economic development group has been formed to stir up business in the Shuswap. The first-ever board of directors has been appointed to the new Shuswap...

$100,000 Keno winner

Sep 24, 2020 / 9:36 am

A Sorrento lottery player says he "lost it" when he realized he had won $100,000. Glenn Welschlau says he likes to keep busy around his Shuswap house...

Water council extended

Sep 22, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors have approved to extend the services of the Shuswap Watershed Council. The approval from the Inspector of...

New hub to help food & bev

Sep 19, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Food and beverage producers in the Okanagan will soon have more opportunities to grow their businesses. A new food hub will be coming to Salmon Arm to support...

Invasive Asian clams found

Sep 16, 2020 / 4:23 pm

Invasive Asian clam populations have been found in two locations of Shuswap Lake. A survey conducted by the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society says...

Slammed into pole in crash

Sep 14, 2020 / 2:37 pm

A driver was rushed to hospital in critical condition after slamming into a traffic standard on the Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm, Saturday evening. Staff...

Delays on landfill upgrade

Sep 13, 2020 / 4:00 am

Earlier this year, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District began an upgrade at the Salmon Arm Landfill to address longstanding issues with long lineups and wait...

Kyllo takes on critic role

Sep 10, 2020 / 2:07 pm

Several Interior MLAs have been shuffled to new roles in the BC Liberal shadow cabinet. Among those is Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo in his new role as Environment and...

Rail trail costs balloon

Sep 10, 2020 / 10:11 am

A clearer picture is coming into view of increased costs to build a rail trail between Armstrong and Sicamous. As reported last month by Castanet, erosion work...

3 charged in stabbing

Sep 9, 2020 / 2:54 pm

UPDATE: 2:50 p.m. Police are warning the public not to approach two men wanted for attempted murder in the Shuswap. Jordy Kyle Moyan, 33, of Kelowna was...

Slow down in school zones

Sep 6, 2020 / 4:00 am

School is back in session after the long weekend, and police are reminding drivers to slow down. Staff Sgt. Scott West of the Salmon Arm detachment says...

Cops may have your stuff

Sep 4, 2020 / 1:05 pm

Missing a scooter or maybe a bike? The Salmon Arm RCMP might have your stuff. The detachment has property in its custody that it would like to get back to its...

Shake the Lake cancelled

Sep 3, 2020 / 1:20 pm

A floating concert at the Sicamous Narrows has been cancelled. "With great disappointment, we have been forced to cancel Shake the Lake 2020," Reds...

Widening project on Hwy 1

Aug 31, 2020 / 12:52 pm

An almost $30-million contract has been awarded for the next phase of a major four-laning project on the Trans-Canada Highway through Salmon Arm. Work will...

Hwy 1 reopens after crash

Aug 31, 2020 / 6:22 am

The Trans-Canada Highway reopened just before 4 a.m. following a crash overnight. DriveBC reports the vehicle incident closed Highway 1 in both directions...

Pharmacist fined $25K

Aug 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

A Salmon Arm pharmacist has been banned from the profession for a year and fined $25,000 for purchasing pharmacy supplies and medication stolen from the Shuswap...

Theatre in the streets

Aug 25, 2020 / 7:00 pm

A theatre company in Salmon Arm has found a way to entertain their fans, without using their stage. They'll be holding two nights of Walk-About Theatre. On...

Drunk driver breaks leg

Aug 25, 2020 / 6:04 pm

A man driving on the Trans-Canada Highway in the early hours of Thursday morning has been charged with impaired driving after he crashed his vehicle. At about...

Shuswap fires in good shape

Aug 23, 2020 / 10:58 am

There are currently six fires burning in the Columbia-Shuswap region, and all are either being held or under control. The 36 hectare fire on Barriere Pass...

OCP for rural Shuswap

Aug 22, 2020 / 12:00 pm

An Official Community Plan is moving ahead for rural Shuswap communities near Sicamous and Malakwa. The process for adopting an OCP for Electoral Area E of the...