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Salmon Arm News

Widening project on Hwy 1

Aug 31, 2020 / 12:52 pm

An almost $30-million contract has been awarded for the next phase of a major four-laning project on the Trans-Canada Highway through Salmon Arm. Work will...

Hwy 1 reopens after crash

Aug 31, 2020 / 6:22 am

The Trans-Canada Highway reopened just before 4 a.m. following a crash overnight. DriveBC reports the vehicle incident closed Highway 1 in both directions...

Pharmacist fined $25K

Aug 29, 2020 / 4:00 am

A Salmon Arm pharmacist has been banned from the profession for a year and fined $25,000 for purchasing pharmacy supplies and medication stolen from the Shuswap...

Theatre in the streets

Aug 25, 2020 / 7:00 pm

A theatre company in Salmon Arm has found a way to entertain their fans, without using their stage. They'll be holding two nights of Walk-About Theatre. On...

Drunk driver breaks leg

Aug 25, 2020 / 6:04 pm

A man driving on the Trans-Canada Highway in the early hours of Thursday morning has been charged with impaired driving after he crashed his vehicle. At about...

Shuswap fires in good shape

Aug 23, 2020 / 10:58 am

There are currently six fires burning in the Columbia-Shuswap region, and all are either being held or under control. The 36 hectare fire on Barriere Pass...

OCP for rural Shuswap

Aug 22, 2020 / 12:00 pm

An Official Community Plan is moving ahead for rural Shuswap communities near Sicamous and Malakwa. The process for adopting an OCP for Electoral Area E of the...

Revelstoke wildlife advisory

Aug 22, 2020 / 9:54 am

A wildlife advisory has been issued by DriveBC west of Revelstoke on Highway 1. Drivers are reminded to proceed with caution between Bowolin Road and Highway 23...

Cyclists crawl under train

Aug 21, 2020 / 4:00 am

People crossing train tracks are being reminded to make good choices after a recent incident in Revelstoke. Two cyclists were caught on camera climbing...

Lightning sparks new fires

Aug 18, 2020 / 11:15 am

A lightning storm rolled through British Columbia's Interior Monday night, sparking new fires across the region. Tuesday morning, the BC Wildfire Service...

Stabbing suspects sought

Aug 17, 2020 / 3:00 pm

After finding a man bleeding from apparent stab wounds, the Salmon Arm RCMP are seeking up to three suspects. Mounties and emergency medical crews responded to...

Storm watch for Shuswap

Aug 17, 2020 / 9:57 am

To go along with the heat warning that's been in effect for much of the southern part of the Interior, parts of central and southern B.C. now also have a...

Video shows spectacular fire

Aug 12, 2020 / 1:50 pm

A spectacular fire was captured on video yesterday after a Jeep went up in flames outside of Salmon Arm. The video, shared by MrHazardous on YouTube, starts off...

Funding for cultural signs

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

Shuswap first nations culture will be highlighted thanks to a government grant. The Shuswap Trail Alliance and the Secwépemc Landmarks Project, with...

Algae filling Shuswap Lake

Aug 11, 2020 / 1:56 pm

Authorities are monitoring an algae bloom that has filled most of the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake. Interior Health is working with the Ministry of the...

Support for berated owner

Aug 10, 2020 / 1:05 pm

Residents and fellow restaurant owners are speaking out in protest after video surfaced of a Shuswap customer yelling profanities at the owners of a Chinese...

Screaming at restaurant staff

Aug 8, 2020 / 9:39 am

A shocking video taken at the Chinese Garden Restaurant in Blind Bay on Friday shows a man screaming at restaurant employees because of how long he had to wait...

Escaped 'by grace of God'

Aug 7, 2020 / 7:18 am

A survivor of a houseboat fire on Mara Lake says his family got off the boat with only seconds to spare. Jon Wit was one of 21 people onboard when the boat went...

Busy weekend for police

Aug 5, 2020 / 1:09 pm

It was a busy long weekend for Salmon Arm RCMP. Police in the Shuswap city responded to 123 complaints including a number of minor assaults and disturbances, 16...

Crews attack Shuswap fire

Aug 4, 2020 / 8:14 pm

UPDATE: 8:14 p.m. The wildfire near Shuswap Lake is still burning, and fire crews are still on scene. BC Wildfire Service is listing the fire at 1.8 hectares,...