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Salmon Arm News

Empty life-jacket found

Jun 23, 2019 / 2:27 pm

Search and rescue workers discovered the life-jacket of a missing boater over the weekend on the Columbia River near Revelstoke, and the missing man is presumed...

Landfill to expand

Jun 23, 2019 / 2:10 pm

Now that the Ministry of Environment has approved the move, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District will be incorporating the purchased 20-acre parcel of land at...

Salmon Arm teen missing

Jun 23, 2019 / 7:50 am

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are requesting help to locate a missing 15-year-old boy from Salmon Arm. On June 22, the RCMP received a report of a missing person:...

Parkland up to voters

Jun 21, 2019 / 7:30 pm

Blind Bay residents may be getting a new park. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is looking to purchase 9.5 acres of land currently known as Centennial...

Truck brings brew to you

Jun 18, 2019 / 11:46 am

You've heard of food trucks, but how about a beer truck? And no, not the delivery kind. Jody and Robert Shakespeare of Blind Bay on Shuswap Lake have...

Help dad get the blues

Jun 15, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Feel the rhythm when you get the blues at the 2019 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. Tickets are on sale and promoters say they would make a great...

Another Co-op project

Jun 13, 2019 / 4:15 pm

After five years and more than 100 projects, the Co-op Community Spaces is going strong. The program is providing funding for the Salmon Arm West Outdoor...

Severe thunderstorm watch

Jun 13, 2019 / 2:50 pm

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Shuswap region. According to Environment Canada, conditions are favourable for the development of dangerous...

Waterway in receivership

Jun 12, 2019 / 9:51 am

As expected, the Supreme Court of British Columbia placed Waterway Houseboats in receivership on June 11. The embattled company that was besieged by floodwaters...

Flood sinks houseboat biz

Jun 11, 2019 / 10:57 am

Weeks after a Kelowna court ruled in favour of a Sicamous houseboat business flooded out in 2012, the embattled company is likely headed to receivership in a...

Fire near Revelstoke out

Jun 10, 2019 / 10:07 am

UPDATE: 11:16 a.m. The fire reported near Revelstoke earlier this morning is no longer showing as active on the BC Wildfire Service map. ORIGINAL: 10:07 a.m....

Husky robbed at knifepoint

Jun 10, 2019 / 9:20 am

A woman robbed the Husky station store in Salmon Arm Thursday night but was arrested soon after thanks in part to surveillance cameras. Salmon Arm RCMP received...

Bears roaming Salmon Arm

Jun 6, 2019 / 3:37 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP have been kept busy responding to bear calls. Staff Sgt. Scott West said police responded to seven animal calls in three days, four of which...

Wind gust levels building

Jun 6, 2019 / 11:11 am

A two-storey building under construction in Silver Creek was knocked off of a concrete pad during a sudden wind burst Tuesday afternoon. The homeowner described...

Fire likely sparked by train

Jun 4, 2019 / 3:27 pm

BC Wildfire Service is reporting a fire start on the CP Rail line on Shuswap Lake east of Chase. While the cause is listed as unknown, it's likely that...

Hurt motorcyclist airlifted

Jun 3, 2019 / 9:57 am

A 48-year-old Lac La Hache man was airlifted to hospital after crashing his motorcycle in Blind Bay north of Salmon Arm on Saturday. Emergency crews were...

Escapee caught after 3 years

Jun 3, 2019 / 8:53 am

A Salmon Arm RCMP officer with a solid memory was able to help recapture an escapee who was shopping in the area last week. RCMP members were made aware in 2018...

Fire sparked near Sicamous

May 30, 2019 / 12:45 pm

UPDATE: 12:45 p.m. A small fire that was sparked on Wednesday was burning close to structures, but BC Wildfire Service says no homes were damaged in the blaze. ...

Bad buoys lifted from lake

May 29, 2019 / 11:02 am

Bad buoys, bad buoys, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? As it turns out, Transport Canada will come for you on Mara Lake and take you...

Salmon Arm gets pot shop

May 28, 2019 / 8:51 am

The Greenery Cannabis Boutique is holding their grand opening on May 31 of its retail cannabis store located in Salmon Arm at 190 Trans-Canada Highway. The...