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Salmon Arm News

Judge dismisses collection company's application for default on 45% loan

Judge dismisses collection company's application for default on 45% loan

Jan 27, 2023 / 12:30 pm

A judge slammed a debt collection company and dismissed its application for a default order on a payday loan that charged almost 45% interest. In a B.C....

BCGEU reaches tentative deal at Salmon Arm's Lakeside Manor following mediation

BCGEU reaches tentative deal at Salmon Arm's Lakeside Manor following mediation

Jan 26, 2023 / 2:26 pm

A tentative contract agreement has been reached with seniors home workers at Lakeside Manor in Salmon Arm. The BC General Employees' Union says it has...

Parent raises concern over homeless shelter in same building as Salmon Arm daycare

Parent raises concern over homeless shelter in same building as Salmon Arm daycare

Jan 25, 2023 / 4:00 am

A Salmon Arm father says he was shocked to learn a homeless shelter would be opening up in the same building as his three-year-old son's daycare. Seamus...

DriveBC says Highway 1 near Tappen reopened after Tuesday evening crash

DriveBC says Highway 1 near Tappen reopened after Tuesday evening crash

Jan 24, 2023 / 10:00 pm

UPDATE: 10:00 p.m. DriveBC says Highway 1 near Tappen has been reopened after a crash earlier Tuesday evening closed the highway in both directions. ORIGINAL:...

69-year-old woman falls through the ice at Swansea Point

69-year-old woman falls through the ice at Swansea Point

Sicamous Jan 24, 2023 / 12:09 pm

After falling through the ice near Swansea point on Mara Lake Monday night, a 69-year-old woman was able to call 911 while clinging to the ice. “The woman...

Co-workers try to offset family's costs as child undergoes chemo

Co-workers try to offset family's costs as child undergoes chemo

Jan 24, 2023 / 4:00 am

It’s going to be at least six months of intensive chemotherapy for young Gage. Chad Inglis is trying to help out friends whose son was recently diagnosed...

Salmon Arm liquor store sees 'overwhelming support' after roadwork blues

Salmon Arm liquor store sees 'overwhelming support' after roadwork blues

Jan 21, 2023 / 5:00 pm

After announcing it would close due to being cut off by a major Salmon Arm road project, the Downtown Liquor Store says it has received an outpouring of support...

Shuswap MLA blasts NDP community benefits agreements as discriminatory

Shuswap MLA blasts NDP community benefits agreements as discriminatory

BC Jan 20, 2023 / 1:22 pm

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo is blasting the governing NDP's community benefits agreements as discriminatory and favouring the party's union friends. Kyllo,...

Mosquito control returns to Scotch Creek after one-year hiatus

Mosquito control returns to Scotch Creek after one-year hiatus

Shuswap Jan 18, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Mosquito control will return to the Scotch Creek area of the Shuswap this year. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District, BC Parks and Little Shuswap Lake Band...

New winter shelter opening in downtown Salmon Arm

New winter shelter opening in downtown Salmon Arm

Jan 17, 2023 / 1:15 pm

A new emergency winter shelter is opening in Salmon Arm. “We recognize the urgent need to offer safe, indoor housing to those currently sheltering outside...

Mediation averts strike at Salmon Arm seniors home

Mediation averts strike at Salmon Arm seniors home

Jan 17, 2023 / 11:52 am

Job action has been postponed at a Salmon Arm seniors home. BC Government Employees Union workers at Lakeside Manor issued 72-hour strike notice on Friday and...

Trans Canada crash cleared between Sicamous and Revelstoke

Trans Canada crash cleared between Sicamous and Revelstoke

Trans-Canada Highway Jan 17, 2023 / 6:20 am

UPDATE: 6:20 a.m. A crash scene on the Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Revelstoke was cleared early this morning. DriveBC advises the scene was...

Lighthouse Community Food Forest at the Salmon Arm Salvation Army Food Bank has been recognized nationally

Lighthouse Community Food Forest at the Salmon Arm Salvation Army Food Bank has been recognized nationally

Jan 15, 2023 / 8:00 am

A Salmon Arm food forest has been recognized nationally as healthy urban green space. The Lighthouse Community Food Forest at the Salmon Arm Salvation Army Food...

Strike notice issued at Salmon Arm retirement home

Strike notice issued at Salmon Arm retirement home

Jan 13, 2023 / 2:12 pm

BC Government Employees Union workers at retirement home in Salmon Arm have issued 72-hour strike notice. The union announced Friday its members at Lakeside...

Shuswap residents can now recycle more items

Shuswap residents can now recycle more items

Jan 8, 2023 / 5:00 pm

Residents across the Columbia Shuswap Regional District can now recycle more items at local recycling depots or in their home-recycling programs. Effective Jan....

Two conservation officers will be stationed at new office in Salmon Arm

Two conservation officers will be stationed at new office in Salmon Arm

Jan 6, 2023 / 4:00 am

The BC Conservation Officer Service will open a field office in Salmon Arm this year. The office will have two officers and will be within the North Okanagan...

Salmon Arm RCMP seek man wanted on warrants for assault and more

Salmon Arm RCMP seek man wanted on warrants for assault and more

Jan 5, 2023 / 2:53 pm

Terell Scurvey is a wanted man. Salmon Arm RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating Scurvey, who has warrants for his arrest. The 24-year-old is...

Judge rules in curious case of the moving creek between Mara neighbours

Judge rules in curious case of the moving creek between Mara neighbours

Mara Jan 5, 2023 / 10:30 am

Did a creek separating two Shuswap properties move over the course of more than century? A BC Supreme Court judge says yes. Neighbouring landowners on either...

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest man suspected in several crimes over past few days

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest man suspected in several crimes over past few days

Jan 4, 2023 / 1:00 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP have arrested a man they suspect is connected to several offences over the last few days. Just before 7 a.m. today, police were called to an...

One dead in crash on Highway 1 near Chase, police say

One dead in crash on Highway 1 near Chase, police say

Chase Jan 3, 2023 / 9:56 pm

UPDATE: 9:56 p.m. Highway 1 east of Chase has reopened after an earlier crash, according to DriveBC. The two-vehicle crash involved a semi truck and an SUV, and...

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