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Salmon Arm News

Algae bloom on lake

Apr 9, 2020 / 3:49 pm

As if a global pandemic wasn't enough, Shuswap residents are now being warned about an algae bloom. Interior Health has issued notice of a suspected...

Mapping virus spread in BC

Mar 31, 2020 / 4:00 am

An Okanagan GIS mapping student is making the global coronavirus pandemic the focus of his studies. Sean Heddle of Oyama first launched a global map of...

Shuswap declare emergency

Mar 23, 2020 / 3:00 pm

The Secwepemc Nation has declared an official state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure was taken to "address to all government,...

Wrecked boat will still float

Mar 23, 2020 / 4:00 am

A wrecked pontoon boat that has been floating on Shuswap Lake since January will be sticking around for the foreseeable future. A property owner in the Eagle...

What will I feed her?

Mar 20, 2020 / 11:20 am

Food hoarding that has bared grocery store shelves is leaving vulnerable citizens at risk. Shayla Coates of Chase has a 21-month-old daughter with a severe corn...

Tour bus virus concern

Mar 20, 2020 / 11:03 am

A Salmon Arm hotel guest awaiting test results for COVID-19 is concerned that tour buses continue to roll through the community, dropping off tourists coming...

Sasquatch pokes some fun

Mar 18, 2020 / 5:00 am

As the COVID-19 pandemic sends the world into a tizzy, some are still holding on to their sense of humour. A nearly three-metre tall wooden cutout of a...

Trans-Canada reopens

Mar 16, 2020 / 10:42 am

UPDATE 10:40 a.m. DriveBC reports the Trans-Canada Highway is now clear west of Chase. UPDATE 7:21 a.m. Highway 1 six kilometres west of Chase is now open to...

Virus stops European trip

Mar 11, 2020 / 5:00 pm

The coronavirus crisis has claimed another school trip. Officials with North Okanagan-Shuswap District 83 say a spring break trip by Eagle River Secondary...

Snow leads to many crashes

Mar 11, 2020 / 9:47 am

Due to yesterday's snow, there were a number of collisions in the North Okanagan in the past 24 hours. A pickup truck in Tappen lost control on the snowy...

Hometown Hockey's back

Mar 9, 2020 / 5:00 am

Rogers Hometown Hockey brings the love of the game to communities across the country, and this weekend's stop was in Salmon Arm. There was live music, food...

Hometown Hockey is back

Mar 6, 2020 / 5:00 am

The North Okanagan is once again a stop on the Hometown Hockey circuit. Salmon Arm will be playing host to Ron MacLean and Tara Slone this weekend, and...

Man dies in fire

Mar 5, 2020 / 3:14 pm

Officials are investigating after a man died in a fire in Salmon Arm Thursday. RCMP and the BC Coroners Service is investigating the sudden death of a man...

Patrol ends in multiple busts

Mar 5, 2020 / 10:53 am

If you live in Salmon Arm and noticed extra police presence in the downtown area on Tuesday, here's the reason why. On March 3, RCMP were on patrol in...

RCMP calls spike in 2020

Mar 4, 2020 / 5:00 am

In the first two months of 2020, Salmon Arm RCMP have received over 1,100 calls for service – which is around a 10 per cent increase compared to last...

OD after dispensary theft

Mar 3, 2020 / 2:31 pm

A theft from a Salmon Arm dispensary on Friday resulted in an overdose a short time later. Salmon Arm RCMP Staff Sgt. Scott West says officers responded to a...

Fireworks battle on camera

Mar 3, 2020 / 12:50 pm

A fireworks battle was caught by security cameras at a Salmon Arm car wash. "Well, that is something new," Xcalibur Car Wash owner Terry Robinson...

Arrest for parole violation

Mar 3, 2020 / 12:21 pm

Salmon Arm RCMP arrested a man, Sunday, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. The man was arrested about 5 a.m. in downtown Salmon Arm for parole violations,...

Burglar arrested at car wash

Feb 26, 2020 / 10:04 am

At about 4:20 a.m. Tuesday morning, Salmon Arm RCMP were called to a business on 10th Ave SW when an alarm was set off. As police were arriving on the scene,...

Pipeline protesters arrested

Feb 25, 2020 / 2:15 pm

Three people are in police custody after protesters set up a blockade on the Canadian Pacific rail line near Chase. RCMP spokesman Jesse O'Donaghey says...

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