Barb Brouwer

Sol Flores added a pop of colour to a snowy day as she headed to work this morning.

It’s a wintry Thursday wrap

Not only are roads slippery in all the usual places from Sorrento to Sicamous and beyond, fog is limiting visibility on Highway 97A.

Sol Flores added a pop of colour to a snowy day as she headed to work this morning.
If a new plan is adopted

Intersection changes proposed

Council to seek public input on traffic lights and access through downtown.

If a new plan is adopted
Snow began falling overnight

Look what the lion brought in – March

Drive BC reports slippery sections on the Trans-Canada, so why not stay inside and read this selection of stories instead.

Snow began falling overnight
Shuswap Lake near Sicamous is open water

Wrapping up February

After today, there are no sun symbols on Environment Canada's Salmon Arm forecast page for the next several days.

Shuswap Lake near Sicamous is open water
Winter is back

Everyone up, it’s Monday again!

Weatherman says winter will remain for a few more days before warming up to rain later in the week.

Winter is back
Mercedes Admiraal Gassman observes a minute of silence during a candlelight vigil for United Against Violence Against Women on Tuesday

Party with a purpose

Shuswap Area Family Emergency Society celebrates International women's Day.

Mercedes Admiraal Gassman observes a minute of silence during a candlelight vigil for United Against Violence Against Women on Tuesday
These ducks seem to be waiting for spring to release their pond from winter's icy grip.

It’s a Thursday wrap

Read this selection of stories before venturing out.Drive BC reports slippery section on Highway 1 and other area roads.

These ducks seem to be waiting for spring to release their pond from winter's icy grip.
Salmon Arm is under a blanket of cloud this morning

It’s a Wednesday wrap

Here are a few stories to get your morning started.

Salmon Arm is under a blanket of cloud this morning
This young moose pays a visit to McGuire Lake on Monday where he appears to be weighing the merits of sample the shrubbery.

It’s a Tuesday wrap

There's a 40 per cent chance of showers today and a 60 per cent chance the sun will make an appearance.

This young moose pays a visit to McGuire Lake on Monday where he appears to be weighing the merits of sample the shrubbery.
Early morning fog shrouds the Salmon Arm Wharf but blue skies above hold promise for a sunny day.

It’s a Friday wrap

The Trans-Canada is closed and other roads are slick, so read these stories while you wait for the sun to melt the ice.

Early morning fog shrouds the Salmon Arm Wharf but blue skies above hold promise for a sunny day.
Agricultural Land Commission CEO Kim Grout addresses the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board on Feb. 16 regarding changes to the ALC.

Agricultural land commission fees jump

The wait to receive rulings from the commission has improved, but costs to property owners have more than doubled.

Agricultural Land Commission CEO Kim Grout addresses the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board on Feb. 16 regarding changes to the ALC.
A Supreme Court judge deemed the defendants who built this house and wall committed the 'tort of trespass and have violated the CSRD bylaw and the building sheme.' A lack of building inspection in several areas of the regional district can lead to costly court cases.

Inspection hits a wall

Area C director backs away from proposed building inspection service.

A Supreme Court judge deemed the defendants who built this house and wall committed the 'tort of trespass and have violated the CSRD bylaw and the building sheme.' A lack of building inspection in several areas of the regional district can lead to costly court cases.
Myguel Pullman watches Riley Biberich perform a skateboard manoeuvre at Blackburn Park on Sunday

It’s the Thursday wrap

Start your day with this eclectic mix of stories on news and sports in the community.

Myguel Pullman watches Riley Biberich perform a skateboard manoeuvre at Blackburn Park on Sunday
There's a slippery sheen on Salmon Arm streets this morning and several Drive BC warnings for those travelling on area highways this morning.

The Shuswap’s Wednesday wrap

Here's a selection of stories to read while you wait for the ice on the roads to melt.

There's a slippery sheen on Salmon Arm streets this morning and several Drive BC warnings for those travelling on area highways this morning.
Drive BC cautions that there are several areas with slippery sections of roadway in the North Okanagan- Shuswap.

Slippery, sliding kind of day

Watch out on local streets and area highways making walking and driving a bit of a challenge.

Drive BC cautions that there are several areas with slippery sections of roadway in the North Okanagan- Shuswap.
Get out and enjoy the day if you can

The Shuswap’s Tuesday wrap

An eclectic collection of stories to get your day started.

Get out and enjoy the day if you can
Salmon Arm Observer sales consultants Tammy Howkins and Laura Lavigne are hoping to organize a Santa Claus Parade and have sent a letter to council requesting support for their plans.

Getting a leg up on Christmas

Two Salmon Arm Observer sales consultants are asking city council for permission to organize a Santa Clause parade in December.

Salmon Arm Observer sales consultants Tammy Howkins and Laura Lavigne are hoping to organize a Santa Claus Parade and have sent a letter to council requesting support for their plans.
An extreme winter storm is in effect for the Shuswap and the Trans-Canada Highway

Update: Severe storm warning in effect

Up to 30 centimetres of snow is expected to fall in the Shuswap and along the Trans-Canada Highway in the next 24 hours.

An extreme winter storm is in effect for the Shuswap and the Trans-Canada Highway
Members of the Adams River Salmon Society are concerned about declining sockeye runs to their spawning grounds

Salmon society worries about future runs

MP votes against bill, pledges to focus on issue of declining stocks

Members of the Adams River Salmon Society are concerned about declining sockeye runs to their spawning grounds
The Trans-Canada Highway has re-opened following an early morning avalanche near Field that blocked both lanes.

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway reopens

Traffic is again open on the highway near the Alberta border.

The Trans-Canada Highway has re-opened following an early morning avalanche near Field that blocked both lanes.