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Salmon Arm News

Salmon Arm in the running

Oct 15, 2019 / 1:00 pm

Salmon Arm has made it into the top four of the Kraft Heinz Project Play contest. The winning community will receive $250,000 to be used to improve recreational...

Hwy 1 reopens near Tappen

Oct 11, 2019 / 9:02 am

UPDATE: 9 a.m. DriveBC reports the highway closure west of Tappen on the Trans-Canada has now been cleared. ORIGINAL: 6:20 a.m. The Trans-Canada Highway is...

Ebus adds Salmon Arm

Oct 8, 2019 / 5:00 am

Daily Ebus service to Salmon Arm began Monday, part of the company's recent expansion connecting the Shuswap region to the Okanagan and Lower Mainland....

Hwy 97A fully open

Oct 4, 2019 / 11:23 pm

UPDATE: 11:20 p.m. Highway 97A fully reopened after 9 p.m., according to DriveBC. 7:15 p.m. Highway 97A remains closed and did not open as scheduled, but is...

Plane crash remains ID'd

Sep 30, 2019 / 9:34 am

The mystery of a plane crash from 30 years ago has been solved thanks to DNA. Human remains discovered in September 2018 at the site of a historical aircraft...

Evacuation alert lifted

Sep 25, 2019 / 9:23 am

A CSRD evacuation alert which has been in place for two homes on Caen Road in Sorrento has now been rescinded. The alert was issued for the properties at 2807...

Arts funding tax dropped

Sep 24, 2019 / 4:26 pm

It's strike two for an arts tax in one area of the CSRD. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District will be taking no further action on a proposed bylaw to...

Blind Bay/Sorrento study set

Sep 22, 2019 / 2:36 pm

The study of an incorporation of Sorrento and Blind Bay into a separate municipality moved ahead with the awarding of a contract to a consultant. At the Sept....

Strange smell closes school

Sep 20, 2019 / 12:55 pm

A Sicamous elementary school has been temporarily closed on the advice of Interior Health. The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District says in a press release...

Evacuation input wanted

Sep 18, 2019 / 6:25 pm

Columbia Shuswap Regional District officials want your input on how to best evacuate the area The Shuswap Emergency Program is working on the development of an...

Mail boxes broken into

Sep 17, 2019 / 5:25 pm

Thieves are hard at work in the Salmon Arm area. RCMP have issued a warning about an increase in theft from vehicles, but it would seem the bad guys are also...

Thieves targeting vehicles

Sep 17, 2019 / 4:57 pm

Thieves are keeping police in the Shuswap area hopping with a noticeable increase in theft from vehicles and theft of vehicles. And people are once again being...

Cops warn against vigilantes

Sep 13, 2019 / 10:45 am

Residents in the usually quiet Shuswap community of Scotch Creek have organized a community meeting to discuss an escalating crime problem, while RCMP warn...

House fire was arson

Sep 11, 2019 / 10:55 am

Police are investigating a house fire in the Scotch Creek area that is believed to be arson. Sean Coubrough, Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Fire...

Ebus adds Okanagan routes

Sep 10, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Ebus is expanding its B.C. service to five locations in the North Okanagan. The Calgary-based company, which moved in to fill the void left by Greyhound’s...

Body of missing man found

Sep 10, 2019 / 4:07 pm

The body of a man who went missing on Shuswap Lake has been recovered. Salmon Arm RCMP Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said late Monday evening, police recovered the...

Kingfisher Creek fire held

Sep 3, 2019 / 11:58 am

The Kingfisher Creek wildfire southeast of Sicamous that was spotted Monday is now classified as "held." The estimated 0.8 Ha. fire was likely started...

Boat crash victim IDd

Sep 2, 2019 / 3:47 pm

UPDATE: 3:47 p.m. A 33-year-old Kelowna man is missing and presumed drowned after two boats crashed on Shuswap Lake Sunday night, Salmon Arm RCMP confirm. Staff...

Man hurt in propane blast

Aug 29, 2019 / 11:33 am

The community is coming together to help the family of a man injured in a propane explosion on Aug. 25. Rolf Manthey was trying to light a furnace on a travel...

Arts funding kiboshed

Aug 28, 2019 / 9:11 am

A plan to fund arts and cultural initiatives in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District will have to be reworked after residents voted in opposition to the...

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