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Salmon Arm News

We stop - You stop

Feb 16, 2019 / 5:00 am

Over the course of 19 school days in January, 32 motorists were seen passing school buses with their red lights flashing. And during the last 14 months, School...

Can run, but can't hide

Feb 12, 2019 / 11:37 am

He ran, but he couldn't hide from the long arm of the law. Salmon Arm RCMP have arrested a man wanted on several warrants after he fled from police twice....

Another armed robbery

Jan 30, 2019 / 9:21 am

There has been another armed robbery in Salmon Arm. RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West said police attended to a robbery at a liquor store in the 900 Block of Lakeshore...

Calling all firefighters

Jan 29, 2019 / 7:00 pm

She's not big, she's not burly, but Kara Slous is every bit a firefighter as anyone in the department. The 25 year old joined the Tappen-Sunnybrae Fire...

Fined for causing accident

Jan 29, 2019 / 9:56 am

A trucker has been fined for causing an accident almost two years ago near Salmon Arm. And the whole thing was caught on a dash cam. Staff Sgt. Scott West said...

Searching for armed robber

Jan 28, 2019 / 11:40 am

RCMP in Salmon Arm are on the look out for an armed robber. Staff Sgt. Scott West said on Jan. 25, at approximately 9:50 a.m. police were called to a robbery at...

Mmmmm, pie

Jan 20, 2019 / 5:00 am

Wanted: the best pies on the planet – or at least the BC Interior. The call is going out for pie makers to strut their stuff at the 23rd Annual Best of...

Double trouble for bad guy

Jan 16, 2019 / 12:27 pm

It was a double whammy for a suspect in Salmon Arm who was arrested for allegedly using stolen credit cards and was found to be driving a stolen vehicle. RCMP...

Suspects steal ATM

Jan 14, 2019 / 3:58 pm

At least two suspects made a withdrawal from a Salmon Arm area convenience store by taking the entire ATM machine. RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West said in the early...

Fire destroys home

Jan 14, 2019 / 3:05 pm

A Blind Bay home in the Shuswap area was heavily damaged by fire Monday. Sean Coubrough, with the Shuswap Fire Department, said the call came in at 10:30 a.m....

Beware the silent killer

Jan 14, 2019 / 11:26 am

It's a silent killer that is present in every building in the province. Radon gas is a tasteless, odourless radioactive gas produced by the decay of uranium...

Imminent danger on creek

Jan 10, 2019 / 8:57 pm

Urgent action has been approved to protect homes at risk of slope erosion in the Shuswap. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District has approved $25,000 for a...

Highway 1 reopens

Jan 9, 2019 / 9:26 pm

UPDATE 9:25 p.m. DriveBC reports the crash has now been cleared and traffic is flowing on Highway 1. ORIGINAL 4:45 p.m. DriveBC is reporting a multi-vehicle...

Hopping up trail support

Jan 4, 2019 / 5:00 pm

The Barley Station Brew Pub in Salmon Arm is raising a glass to trails with a new beer made exclusively for Shuswap Trails called Trail Head IPA. The adult bevy...

RCMP don't find their man

Jan 3, 2019 / 6:05 pm

Police are still looking for a 28-year-old man wanted on several warrants after he wasn't found during a raid of a Sicamous home Wednesday. The Sicamous...

A'twitter over rare bird

Dec 20, 2018 / 10:09 am

A little thrush that's a long way from home is enchanting bird watchers in the Shuswap. Experienced birders Roger Beardmore and Nan Prittie say the...

Salmon Arm gets passports

Dec 18, 2018 / 5:00 am

People living in Salmon Arm who like to travel will no longer have to travel outside Salmon Arm to get or renew their passport. The federal government...

Police catch fleeing thief

Dec 14, 2018 / 9:59 am

A purse snatching at Shuswap Lake General Hospital quickly escalated to an alleged assault of a female taxi driver Monday. Police say around 6 p.m. officers...

Students ready to ride

Dec 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Madison, Frankie and Nathan are “over the moon” with their new rides. The three School District 83 students recently received their adaptive bikes,...

A one-bridge option wins

Dec 13, 2018 / 5:00 am

The Province has decided that a one-bridge option is best to replace RW Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous. The new five-lane structure will include four-lane...