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Salmon Arm News

Mental health and students

Jan 17, 2021 / 4:00 pm

A new program is designed to help students with their mental health. School District 83 North Okanagan-Shuswap is piloting the Open Parachute Program now...

Pedaling a new course

Jan 17, 2021 / 10:00 am

Students at Jackson Secondary School will be pedaling their way to a first when it comes to school courses. On Feb. 1 the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District...

Exposure at Shuswap pool

Jan 15, 2021 / 9:42 am

Shuswap residents are being advised of a COVID exposure at a public Salmon Arm facility. On Jan. 13, Salmon Arm Recreation became aware of an exposure at the...

ALR bid rejected again

Jan 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

A B.C. Supreme Court ruling has upheld an Agricultural Land Commission decision against a Shuswap land owner's bid to subdivide for a golf course and...

School bus lights ignored

Jan 15, 2021 / 4:00 am

Motorists are continuing to put students at risk in the North Okanagan-Shuswap. Officials with School District 83 are concerned about the number of drivers...

Death ruled homicide

Jan 11, 2021 / 11:34 am

Police in the Shuswap have ruled the death of a woman found dead in Sicamous on New Year’s Day a hit-and-run homicide. The 64-year-old woman was found...

78 and fighting fires

Jan 11, 2021 / 11:31 am

He's 78 years old, but there's no stopping firefighter Mike Thoms. Thoms is the 150th firefighter in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District to receive...

Hwy 1 project 'going well'

Jan 8, 2021 / 12:39 pm

The Ministry of Transportation says work is progressing well on a Trans-Canada Highway expansion project near Chase. The ongoing project expands the highway...

Spike belt, struggle in arrest

Jan 8, 2021 / 12:20 pm

A spike belt was used to stop a vehicle driving in the oncoming lanes of the Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Salmon Arm Thursday night. Staff Sgt....

Flood liability back to court

Jan 8, 2021 / 4:00 am

The province and the District of Sicamous were found partially liable in 2019 for the damage caused by the significant flooding in Sicamous in 2012, but the...

Fisherman falls through ice

Jan 7, 2021 / 9:57 am

Search and Rescue volunteers were called out Sunday after a man fell through the ice at Gardom Lake. The ice fisherman apparently fell through thin ice Saturday...

Making the best make up

Jan 6, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Missy MacKintosh is being honoured as one of the best in the world. The founder and CEO of MisMacK Clean Cosmetics has been named as one of the top 20 Best...

Thief strikes twice on Jan. 1

Jan 6, 2021 / 5:50 pm

The Salmon Arm RCMP dealt with anything from assaults and various disturbances to a notable break and enter where the residents were sleeping in the home to...

Car hauler crash cleared

Jan 4, 2021 / 1:30 pm

UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. DriveBC advises the crash scene in Sicamous has been cleared. UPDATE: 11:35 a.m. DriveBC advises that a vehicle incident involving a spilled...

Woman found dying

Jan 1, 2021 / 8:10 pm

Police are investigating what they're calling the suspicious death of a woman near Malakwa in the early hours of Friday morning. Just before 2:30 a.m.,...

2020 sent out 'with a blast'

Dec 31, 2020 / 2:20 pm

UPDATE 2:15 p.m. The B.C. Ministry of Transportation has released a video of avalanche control work conducted Thursday on Highway 1 at Three Valley Gap. The...

COVID exposure at school

Dec 28, 2020 / 4:42 pm

Interior Health is reporting a COVID-19 exposure at Ranchero Elementary School in Salmon Arm. The health authority says the potential dates for exposure were...

Rotary clubs feed many

Dec 28, 2020 / 2:02 pm

Members of the three Salmon Arm area rotary clubs served up more than 600 meals to those in need over the holidays. The clubs teamed up with the First United...

SASCU gives to fill need

Dec 25, 2020 / 12:00 pm

Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union has donated more than $12,000 to Shuswap food banks and shelters, just in time for Christmas. Driven by greater need this...

Big loads lose freebie

Dec 23, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Tipping fees coming to Columbia Shuswap Regional District landfills in the new year will target commercial loads of yard waste. Small loads will remain free,...

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