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Salmon Arm News

Officials are looking in to reports of dirt bikes on Shuswap hiking and mountain bike trails

Oct 24, 2021 / 3:00 pm

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is looking into reports of dirt bike riders on area trails. The CSRD is aware of damage in the White Lake and Balmoral...

Charges could be laid against officers over 2020 arrest near Sicamous

Oct 22, 2021 / 9:58 am

RCMP officers who allegedly injured a man during an arrest near Sicamous in April 2020 could face charges, following an investigation by the Independent...

Shuswap School District wants more information on mandatory vaccines for staff

Oct 22, 2021 / 4:00 am

The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District is waiting for more information before discussing mandatory vaccines for staff. The school board has directed staff...

Tip leads Salmon Arm to suspect in two area break ins

Oct 21, 2021 / 3:28 pm

An observant employee helped Salmon Arm RCMP nab a burglary suspect. Staff Sgt. Scott West said just before 8 a.m. Oct. 17, an employee of a business in a strip...

Salmon Arm RCMP investigate fatal horse shooting

Oct 21, 2021 / 3:01 pm

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a horse in Salmon Arm earlier this month. RCMP were called to the 800-block of Grandview Bench Road on Oct. 9...

Chase RCMP investigating report of assault on teen girl

Oct 21, 2021 / 9:46 am

RCMP in Chase are seeking information to corroborate a teen girl's report that she was assaulted and restrained on a local trail. Sgt. Barry Kennedy says...

Salmon Arm RCMP looking for man who entered a house while residents were home

Oct 16, 2021 / 10:22 am

Salmon Arm RCMP are on the look out for a brazen burglar. Staff Sgt. Scott West said on Oct. 10, a man broke into a residence in the North East area of Salmon...

Thunder Jet boat and trailer was stolen from Salmon Arm

Oct 14, 2021 / 11:35 am

RCMP are trying to find a Salmon Arm boat thief. Staff Sgt. Scott West says police responded to the theft of the boat and trailer on the 4000 block of 1st...

Salmon Arm RCMP investigating theft of five riding lawnmowers

Oct 14, 2021 / 10:16 am

Salmon Arm RCMP are looking into the theft of five ride-on lawnmowers worth tens of thousands of dollars. Staff Sgt. Scott West says police responded to the...

CSRD conducting flood hazard mapping at four watercourses

Oct 13, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Flood-hazard mapping of watercourses in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District will continue into November. The four watercourses in the CSRD include...

Sorrento Elementary closes for week due to staff restraints in wake of COVID cases

Oct 12, 2021 / 12:08 pm

Sorrento Elementary School is moving to remote learning for the remainder of this week following a number of COVID-19 cases in the school. North...

CP Holiday Train will be online again this year due to COVID

Oct 12, 2021 / 11:13 am

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be coming to a computer near you. For the second year, the festive train will be making it Christmas run in a virtual...

Diver captures unique underwater view of Adams River salmon run as it passes through Shuswap Lake

Oct 9, 2021 / 4:00 am

You're familiar with swimming with the dolphins ... but how about swimming with the salmon? Ajay Weintz of Lake Country's Mind Over Matter Diving and...

One person seriously injured after head-on collision on Hwy 1 near Salmon Arm, police say

Oct 5, 2021 / 6:29 pm

One person was taken to hospital with serious injuries on Monday evening after a head-on collision that closed Highway 1 near Tappen, according to police. The...

Mike Hall's field of classic cars from Rust Valley Restorers auctioned off

Oct 5, 2021 / 12:00 pm

The field of dreams has been sold. An unreserved auction was held Saturday to liquidate TV personality and gearhead Mike Hall's field of 500 classic cars in...

BC Highway Patrol confirms fatal collision near Tappen, Trans-Canada Highway now reopened

Oct 4, 2021 / 1:51 pm

UPDATE: 1:50 p.m. DriveBC advises the crash scene at a fatal collision near Tappen on the Trans-Canada Highway was cleared as of 1 p.m. UPDATE: 9:10 a.m. RCMP...

Salmon Arm resident wins $500,000 Extra prize on Lotto 6/49 draw

Oct 4, 2021 / 1:50 pm

Serena Bosley can't wait to get truckin' after winning a cool half million dollars in the Sept. 1 Lotto 6/49 draw. “I saw all the zeros, turned to...

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail receives $500,000 grant to open up Sicamous to Mara section

Sep 30, 2021 / 4:00 am

The Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail has received a $500,000 BC Active Transportation grant. The money will support preliminary work on the 19.8-kilometre...

Salmon Arm RCMP investigating after bullet hole found in house

Sep 29, 2021 / 3:50 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating after a house was shot early Wednesday morning. Staff Sgt. Scott West said on Sept. 29 at 1 a.m., a resident in the 3300 block...

Vehicle incident near Gardom Lake on Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm now clear

Sep 29, 2021 / 2:27 pm

UPDATE 3:47 p.m. The accident near Gardom Lake has been cleared. ORIGINAL 2:27 p.m. An accident is affecting northbound traffic on Highway 97B near Gardom...