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Stephen Fearing of the finest songwriters in Canada and has built a national and international audience for his music and will bring his many talents to this year's Roots & Blues Festival

New six-pack announced for Roots & Blues

Artistic director Peter North is announcing more acts that will appeal to young fans and longtime Roots and Blues lovers.

Stephen Fearing of the finest songwriters in Canada and has built a national and international audience for his music and will bring his many talents to this year's Roots & Blues Festival
Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue managers Randy Lewis and John Schut in back and training officer Gord Bose demonstrate some of the sophisticated equipment in the group's new command centre.

New command centre improves search capabilities

Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue team gets a sophisticated office on wheels to better serve the community.

Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue managers Randy Lewis and John Schut in back and training officer Gord Bose demonstrate some of the sophisticated equipment in the group's new command centre.
Wait times at the Shuswap Outpatient Laboratory in Salmon Arm are a concern.

Blood boils over laboratory wait times

Resident hopping mad over wait times at Interior Health lab.

Wait times at the Shuswap Outpatient Laboratory in Salmon Arm are a concern.
A Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officer pulls over a semi truck on the Trans-Canada Highway.

Highway collisions prompt response

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure officials are on the road.

A Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement officer pulls over a semi truck on the Trans-Canada Highway.
Investigators mark places where shell cases landed at the Xcalibur car wash where police shot a fleeing suspect early this morning.

UPDATE: Investigators in shooting find only police weapon

Independent Investigations Office cautions investigation of car wash shooting in Salmon Arm in its early stages.

Investigators mark places where shell cases landed at the Xcalibur car wash where police shot a fleeing suspect early this morning.
Several Silver Creek School students ditched their computers and tablets and headed to White Lake to try their hands at fishing during Unplug and Play Week.

Shuswap wrap

Start your day by browsing through this eclectic selection of stories.

Several Silver Creek School students ditched their computers and tablets and headed to White Lake to try their hands at fishing during Unplug and Play Week.
Five-year-old Mohamad and his dad

Housing situation worries refugee families

Rentals hard to come by when vacancy rate is near zero.

Five-year-old Mohamad and his dad
Not quite pea soup but Salmon Arm and area roads are foggy this morning.

Slow down and keep your eyes peeled

Roads within City of Salmon Arm and the Trans-Canada Highway are foggy this morning.

Not quite pea soup but Salmon Arm and area roads are foggy this morning.
City of Salmon Arm workers attempt to fix a water main break near the Salmar Grand Theatre

UPDATE: Water restored downtown

Several buildings are without water due to a broken water main near Boston Pizza.

City of Salmon Arm workers attempt to fix a water main break near the Salmar Grand Theatre
A collision between a southbound SUV and a CP Rail snow removal vehicle took place at the  crossing at Third Street NW and Lakeshore Drive in Salmon Arm.

Collision on CP Rail crossing

An SUV and a CP Rail snow clearing vehicle collide at the Narcisse Street crossing.

A collision between a southbound SUV and a CP Rail snow removal vehicle took place at the  crossing at Third Street NW and Lakeshore Drive in Salmon Arm.
Many local roads are covered in a layer of ice this morning.

Pretty but deadly

Many Shuswap roads are covered in black ice this morning.

Many local roads are covered in a layer of ice this morning.
Tipping fees at all landfill and transfer stations will increase as of June 1 in order to address a shortfall in funding needed to close sites as required by law when the time comes.

Tipping fees to go up in June

It will cost more to send or take garbage to all Columbia Shuswap Regional District landfill or transfer sites.

Tipping fees at all landfill and transfer stations will increase as of June 1 in order to address a shortfall in funding needed to close sites as required by law when the time comes.
Ducks

Video: A morning dip

Ducks take a dip in the pond on the Salmon Arm Okanagan College campus.

Ducks
Emergency personnel watch as the driver of the pickup truck in foreground is taken by air ambulance to hospital about 10 a.m. Friday

UPDATE: Salmon Arm man injured in collision

Slippery road conditions a factor in two-vehicle collision west of Sicamous.

Emergency personnel watch as the driver of the pickup truck in foreground is taken by air ambulance to hospital about 10 a.m. Friday
Avid paddlers Steve Fabro and Phil McIntyre-Paul started the new year off with a swoosh into Shuswap Lake in a canoe.

Paddling into the new year

Two adventurers slide down a snowy slope into Shuswap Lake.

Avid paddlers Steve Fabro and Phil McIntyre-Paul started the new year off with a swoosh into Shuswap Lake in a canoe.
We are on track to have our entire operating debt written off in 2019

Shuswap MLA satisfied with 2016

Greg Kyllo: Public service with B.C. government continues to offer challenges and rewards

We are on track to have our entire operating debt written off in 2019
The Trans-Canada Highway near the Perry River bridge is one of two sites open to single-lane

Road maintenance slows traffic

Expect delays of up to 20 minutes at two Trans-Canada locations this morning.

The Trans-Canada Highway near the Perry River bridge is one of two sites open to single-lane
Highway 1

Update: Trans-Canada east of Salmon Arm now open to single-lane traffic

Highway 1 was closed to traffic due to a vehicle incident but is expected to open to regular traffic by 9 a.m.

Highway 1
Most colds and flus can be treated at home or by visiting your doctor or a walk-in clinic. But go to the emergency department if you have problems breathing

Keep your germs to yourself

Interior Health is reminding people to stay home if they have colds or the flu and avoid emergency rooms unless symptoms are severe.

Most colds and flus can be treated at home or by visiting your doctor or a walk-in clinic. But go to the emergency department if you have problems breathing
Drive BC says highway driving is a slippery affair in some areas of the Shuswap this morning.

Slipping and sliding

Several Shuswap roads are reported to be very slippery in sections of several North Okanagan-Shuswap roads.

Drive BC says highway driving is a slippery affair in some areas of the Shuswap this morning.