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The Sicamous Fire Department is proceeding with its annual toy and food drive benefitting the Eagle Valley Resource Centre. (File Photo)

Fire department toy drives proceeding in Sicamous and surrounding area

A plan is in place to maintain physical distancing while collecting donations.

The Sicamous Fire Department is proceeding with its annual toy and food drive benefitting the Eagle Valley Resource Centre. (File Photo)
The CSRD is following the new provincial health order but their COVID-19 precautions were already largely in line with the new guidelines. (CSRD Image)

Mask policy staying, meetings moving online at CSRD

“Stay at home, stay safe, and help keep those around you safe as well,” says regional district

The CSRD is following the new provincial health order but their COVID-19 precautions were already largely in line with the new guidelines. (CSRD Image)
Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Orchard Manor care home. (Google Maps Image)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kelowna care home

Visits to Orchard Manor care home have been temporarily halted.

Interior Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Orchard Manor care home. (Google Maps Image)
Dash-cam footage captured on Nov. 18 shows a near miss involving a semi truck on the Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)

Video: Semi truck running red light nearly collides with car in Salmon Arm

In response to dash-cam footage, Mayor Alan Harrison detailed planned downtown highway upgrades

Dash-cam footage captured on Nov. 18 shows a near miss involving a semi truck on the Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)
The KIJHL is proceeding with this weekend’s scheduled games despite new COVID-19 restrictions. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

KIJHL proceeds with weekend games despite new COVID-19 restrictions

The league falls entirely within Interior Health and is already playing within four-team cohorts

The KIJHL is proceeding with this weekend’s scheduled games despite new COVID-19 restrictions. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Kevin Flynn is continuing in his role as chair of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board. (CSRD Photo)

Flynn will remain chair of Columbia Shuswap Regional District board

This will be Salmon Arm municipal director Kevin Flynn’s second term as CSRD board chair

Kevin Flynn is continuing in his role as chair of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board. (CSRD Photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is applying for a grant to fund erosion mitigation along the fragile Newsome Creek banks. (File photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District applies for grant to fund Newsome Creek work

A 2019 study found erosion of the creek banks threatens at least four properties

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is applying for a grant to fund erosion mitigation along the fragile Newsome Creek banks. (File photo)
Traffic delays can be expected due to blasting as part of the highway project near Chase. (Drive BC image)

Blasting near Chase could lead to Trans-Canada Highway delays

Drive BC reports delays of up to 20 minutes.

Traffic delays can be expected due to blasting as part of the highway project near Chase. (Drive BC image)
The Salmon Arm Fire Department is putting on a toy drive this year. Donations can be dropped off at the fire halls on Dec. 5. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Fire Department organizing toy drive for less fortunate families

Firefighters will be collecting donations of gifts for SAFE Society, Shuswap Family Centre

The Salmon Arm Fire Department is putting on a toy drive this year. Donations can be dropped off at the fire halls on Dec. 5. (File photo)
The waterway beneath the Solsqua-Sicamous bridge will be obstructed for a period of three months as in-stream work is going on as part of the project to replace the bridge. (File photo)

Sicamous bridge project will obstruct travel on the Eagle River

Replacement work on the Solsqua-Sicamous Bridge is entering a new phase next week.

The waterway beneath the Solsqua-Sicamous bridge will be obstructed for a period of three months as in-stream work is going on as part of the project to replace the bridge. (File photo)
Firefighters from Malakwa and other departments participated in a live fire training exercise on a disused building in Malakwa in March 2017. (File photo)
Firefighters from Malakwa and other departments participated in a live fire training exercise on a disused building in Malakwa in March 2017. (File photo)
Landslides, such as this one on the Seymour Main FSR in 2019 can sever rural ares of the Shuswap’s road connections. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is seeking grant funding to make plans for emergency evacuations. (CSRD image).

Columbia Shuswap Regional District seeks grant to build evacuation “tool kits”

Funds will help refine plans and maps to get people out of rural communities in an emergency

Landslides, such as this one on the Seymour Main FSR in 2019 can sever rural ares of the Shuswap’s road connections. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is seeking grant funding to make plans for emergency evacuations. (CSRD image).
Clive Callaway and Cathryn Rankin who rent a secondary suite at their Gardom Lake home hope that a frustrating experience they had with tenants during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to changes to regulations around rental units. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Obsever)

COVID-19 eviction freeze leaves Shuswap landlords cold

Clive Callaway and Cathryn Rankin are out more than $4,000 after frustrating experience

Clive Callaway and Cathryn Rankin who rent a secondary suite at their Gardom Lake home hope that a frustrating experience they had with tenants during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to changes to regulations around rental units. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Obsever)
Sicamous Eagles games this season will streamed at www.hockeytv.com (Sicamous Eagles/Facebook)

Sicamous Eagles win regular season opener

The Eagles beat the Golden Rockets on the road on Nov. 13.

Sicamous Eagles games this season will streamed at www.hockeytv.com (Sicamous Eagles/Facebook)
The talent of young local artists will be on display in the Eagle Valley Arts Council’s online talent show. (Pixabay Image)

Eagle Valley Arts Council launches online youth talent show

Online submissions are being accepted in a variety of categories.

The talent of young local artists will be on display in the Eagle Valley Arts Council’s online talent show. (Pixabay Image)
The Trans-Canada Highway is closed at Three Valley Gap. (Emcon Services/Facebook)

Trans-Canada Highway reopens following closure west of Revelstoke

A vehicle incident at Three Valley Gap had closed the highway.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed at Three Valley Gap. (Emcon Services/Facebook)
Clive Callaway and Cathryn Rankin who rent a secondary suite at their Gardom Lake home hope that a frustrating experience they had with tenants during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to changes to regulations around rental units. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Obsever)

COVID-19 eviction freeze leaves Shuswap landlords cold

Clive Callaway and Cathryn Rankin are out more than $4,000 after frustrating experience

Clive Callaway and Cathryn Rankin who rent a secondary suite at their Gardom Lake home hope that a frustrating experience they had with tenants during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to changes to regulations around rental units. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Obsever)
Users of the Saratoga water system in Scotch Creek are asked to conserve water for the two days next week. (CSRD Image)

Scotch Creek water system users asked to conserve next week

Homes supplied by the Saratoga water system are asked to limit use on Nov. 16 and 17

Users of the Saratoga water system in Scotch Creek are asked to conserve water for the two days next week. (CSRD Image)
A mountain goat strolled up to the front bumper of Sean and Patrick Kavanagh's truck on Nov. 9. (Photo Submitted)

Video: Okanagan hunters get close look at curious mountain goat

The goat walked down a logging road to within a few feet of Sean and Patrick Kavanagh’s truck.

A mountain goat strolled up to the front bumper of Sean and Patrick Kavanagh's truck on Nov. 9. (Photo Submitted)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

Cryptic 911 call leads Chase RCMP to discovery of fire bombs

Police located Molotov cocktails after tracing a dropped 911 call.

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)