Zachary Roman

A concept rendering of the proposed seven-unit, two-storey development at 1129 Riverside Ave. in Sicamous. (District of Sicamous graphic)

Proposed luxury development in Sicamous sparks parking concerns

Seven-unit commercial-residential building planned for Riverside Avenue

A concept rendering of the proposed seven-unit, two-storey development at 1129 Riverside Ave. in Sicamous. (District of Sicamous graphic)
The price per litre of regular gasoline was at 145.9 cents at several gas stations in downtown Salmon Arm on June 11, 2021. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)

Gas prices pumped up in Salmon Arm and Sicamous

Price spikes from 131.9 to as high as 145.9 cents per litre

The price per litre of regular gasoline was at 145.9 cents at several gas stations in downtown Salmon Arm on June 11, 2021. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)
Geoffrey Kroeker of Lateral Builders provided built the garden boxes for Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous. His daughters, Lilian (left) and Ruby (right) helped. (Contributed)

Seeds of knowledge planted at Parkview Elementary in Sicamous

School’s new garden box program made possible by staff, students, volunteers and donations

Geoffrey Kroeker of Lateral Builders provided built the garden boxes for Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous. His daughters, Lilian (left) and Ruby (right) helped. (Contributed)
Cracks in the pavement on Pine Street in Sicamous are shown here on June 10, 2021. (Lachlan Labere - Eagle Valley News)

$100k reallocated for Pine Street repaving in Sicamous

Money was originally to be used for resurfacing of Husky Frontage Road

Cracks in the pavement on Pine Street in Sicamous are shown here on June 10, 2021. (Lachlan Labere - Eagle Valley News)
This 2019 map shows where 100 megabyte-per-second or higher internet speeds are available to 75 per cent of households in each purple four square-kilometre area. (CRTC image)

Lagging Shuswap communities may receive faster internet this fall

Connecting British Columbia program awards up to $3 million to Telus to build infrastructure

This 2019 map shows where 100 megabyte-per-second or higher internet speeds are available to 75 per cent of households in each purple four square-kilometre area. (CRTC image)
Salmon Arm Blue’s Brody Paton slides to home plate at Klahani Park on June 8, 2021. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)

Young Salmon Arm sluggers ready to play ball

Minor baseball association coach touches base on preparing for season, girls in baseball

Salmon Arm Blue’s Brody Paton slides to home plate at Klahani Park on June 8, 2021. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)
A juvenile chinook salmon swims in Campbell Creek in Alaska. (Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Project aims to make water colder for Shuswap River Watershed’s chinook salmon

The shoreline revegetation project will be led by the Okanagan Nation Alliance

A juvenile chinook salmon swims in Campbell Creek in Alaska. (Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Cassidy McEown, a Red Seal certified motor vehicle body repairer who apprenticed on Rust Valley Restorers. (Photo courtesy Okanagan College)

Rust Valley Restorers star wants to be a role model for women in trades

Cassidy McEown to appear on live stream hosted by Okanagan College on June 16 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Cassidy McEown, a Red Seal certified motor vehicle body repairer who apprenticed on Rust Valley Restorers. (Photo courtesy Okanagan College)
The Sicamous United Church Thrift Shop’s drop off area is frequently left in disarray, with items dropped off after hours that end up being taken to the landfill – at the church’s cost. (Contributed)

Volunteers frustrated with Sicamous thrift shop being used as a dump

United Church board chair said issue has been going on for more than a decade

The Sicamous United Church Thrift Shop’s drop off area is frequently left in disarray, with items dropped off after hours that end up being taken to the landfill – at the church’s cost. (Contributed)
Dan Leatherdale, soon after hitting his hole-in-one at the 17th hole of Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course on June 3, 2021. (Contributed)

‘No way!’ Alberta man in disbelief after acing 17th hole at Hyde Mountain near Sicamous

Dan Leatherdale, 34, has been playing golf since he was a kid and had never hit a hole-in-one

Dan Leatherdale, soon after hitting his hole-in-one at the 17th hole of Hyde Mountain on Mara Lake Golf Course on June 3, 2021. (Contributed)
Willow’s owner, April Levasseur, shortly after closing time on June 2 in Sicamous. (Zachary Roman - Eagle Valley News)

Entrepreneur takes root on Sicamous’ Main Street with women’s clothing boutique

April Levasseur owned her own architectural design business before opening Willow

Willow’s owner, April Levasseur, shortly after closing time on June 2 in Sicamous. (Zachary Roman - Eagle Valley News)
Visual representations of the new play equipment that’s set to come to two parks in Salmon Arm in 2021. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Upgrades planned for two Salmon Arm playgrounds

Equipment at Canoe Beach and Raven Community Park to be replaced this year

Visual representations of the new play equipment that’s set to come to two parks in Salmon Arm in 2021. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 21-year-old Joseline Metzger, who’s shown in the photo above. (Kamloops RCMP image)

21-year-old woman missing, last seen in Kamloops June 3

Kamloops RCMP are asking for the public’s help finding 21-year-old Joseline Metzger

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 21-year-old Joseline Metzger, who’s shown in the photo above. (Kamloops RCMP image)
Travis Heward, left, and Dylan Allen, right, winners of most improved awards on June 5, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm minor hockey players recognized for achievements over past hockey season

Medals were given out to the most sportsmanlike, most improved and most dedicated players

Travis Heward, left, and Dylan Allen, right, winners of most improved awards on June 5, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)
Daniel Burgess of The Red Wolves tees up a dinger on June 3, 2021. (Kristal Burgess Photography)

In photos: Young Salmon Arm baseballers play first games of season

Purple Dragons, Red Wolves and Burgundy Bull Sharks all came ready to play

Daniel Burgess of The Red Wolves tees up a dinger on June 3, 2021. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
A new street sign at the intersection of 4 Street NE and the Trans-Canada Highway incorrectly states the highway runs north-south. On June 4, the ministry of transportation said they will be replacing the sign as soon as possible. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)

Attempt to mark Highway 1 directions in Salmon Arm goes south

Sign placed by transportation ministry provides wrong directions on Trans-Canada

A new street sign at the intersection of 4 Street NE and the Trans-Canada Highway incorrectly states the highway runs north-south. On June 4, the ministry of transportation said they will be replacing the sign as soon as possible. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)
The District of Sicamous’ water treatment facility, pictured on June 2, 2021. (Zachary Roman - Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous consuming more water than Enderby and Armstrong, less than Salmon Arm

21 per cent of district’s water usage unaccounted for

The District of Sicamous’ water treatment facility, pictured on June 2, 2021. (Zachary Roman - Eagle Valley News)
Chase RCMP have identified the suspect officers attempted to arrest while tracking down a black SUV. (File photo)
Chase RCMP have identified the suspect officers attempted to arrest while tracking down a black SUV. (File photo)

Man allegedly bites officer, drives over spike belts during arrest attempts by Chase RCMP

Sergeant said officers found suspect asleep at wheel of parked vehicle on three separate occasions

Chase RCMP have identified the suspect officers attempted to arrest while tracking down a black SUV. (File photo)
Chase RCMP have identified the suspect officers attempted to arrest while tracking down a black SUV. (File photo)
Chase RCMP have identified the suspect officers attempted to arrest while tracking down a black SUV. (File photo)
Chase RCMP have identified the suspect officers attempted to arrest while tracking down a black SUV. (File photo)

Man allegedly bites officer, drives over spike belts during arrest attempts by Chase RCMP

Sergeant said officers found suspect asleep at wheel of parked vehicle on three separate occasions

Chase RCMP have identified the suspect officers attempted to arrest while tracking down a black SUV. (File photo)
Chase RCMP have identified the suspect officers attempted to arrest while tracking down a black SUV. (File photo)
Carter Metz, number 10 on Team Purple, runs for home plate where catcher Caleb Gawley of The Orange Tigers awaits. The teams tied 9-9 on June 1, 2021. (Rebecca Scott-Contributed)

Photos: Salmon Arm minor baseball swings back into action

Spectators are not currently allowed at games, including parents, but kids are excited to be back

Carter Metz, number 10 on Team Purple, runs for home plate where catcher Caleb Gawley of The Orange Tigers awaits. The teams tied 9-9 on June 1, 2021. (Rebecca Scott-Contributed)