Zachary Roman

A community park complete with over $100,000 of playground equipment is proposed for Eagle Bay. (File photo)

$100k playground equipment purchase approved for future South Shuswap park

Playground purchase for proposed Eagle Bay Community Park

A community park complete with over $100,000 of playground equipment is proposed for Eagle Bay. (File photo)
A report on housing needs in Sicamous, completed by CitySpaces Consulting, is being presented to district council at its Jan. 26 meeting. (File photo)

Sicamous housing report shows lack of rentals forcing residents into ‘unsafe’ housing

Consulting firm finds short-term rentals contributing to housing challenges

A report on housing needs in Sicamous, completed by CitySpaces Consulting, is being presented to district council at its Jan. 26 meeting. (File photo)
Jessica Klikach, far right, is a coach for the Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club’s women’s division. She helped host a well-attended women’s division kickstart event that was open to newcomers on Jan. 22, 2022. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

Markswomen gather to officially launch Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club women’s division

Kickstart event held, open to first-time shooters and experienced markswomen alike

Jessica Klikach, far right, is a coach for the Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club’s women’s division. She helped host a well-attended women’s division kickstart event that was open to newcomers on Jan. 22, 2022. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Nick Deschenes is the new coach of the Sicamous Eagles Junior B hockey team. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

‘Working together’: Sicamous Eagles’ new coach brings structure, consistency

Nick Deschenes believes junior hockey is a special thing in small communities

Nick Deschenes is the new coach of the Sicamous Eagles Junior B hockey team. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Funding of $14,741 plus applicable taxes was approved by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for phase two of Cambie Hall water system upgrades on Jan. 20, 2022. (File photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District approves funding for Cambie Hall water system

Over $14,000 approved for phase two of three-phase project

Funding of $14,741 plus applicable taxes was approved by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District for phase two of Cambie Hall water system upgrades on Jan. 20, 2022. (File photo)
District of Sicamous council wants ATVs to be exempt from a motor vehicle prohibition area on Owlhead Forest Service Road. (File photo)

Sicamous council wants ATVs exempt from prohibition in areas closed for wildfire recovery

Council successfully got an exemption for snowmobiles this winter

District of Sicamous council wants ATVs to be exempt from a motor vehicle prohibition area on Owlhead Forest Service Road. (File photo)
Ranchero Deep Creek firefighters respond to a blaze involving two adjacent structures at a property off Deep Creek Road in February 2021. (File photo)

More than 30 firefighters leave Columbia Shuswap fire departments due to vaccine mandate

Regional district says all fire departments remain operationally ready to handle all calls

Ranchero Deep Creek firefighters respond to a blaze involving two adjacent structures at a property off Deep Creek Road in February 2021. (File photo)
Pokémon GO is an augmented-reality smartphone game. (File photo)

Group of ‘aggressive’ men corner young woman, friend playing Pokémon GO in Chase

Chase RCMP said the men accused the friends of criminal activity

Pokémon GO is an augmented-reality smartphone game. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous Development Corporation’s Carly Procyshyn wants to see Sicamous become more of a year-round place to do business. (File photo)

Sicamous development corporation asks residents what businesses the community needs

Carly Procyshyn wants to see Sicamous become more of a year-round place to do business

The District of Sicamous Development Corporation’s Carly Procyshyn wants to see Sicamous become more of a year-round place to do business. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Ethan Ullrick scored his first career BCHL goal on Oct. 20, 2021. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)

‘Dream come true’: Salmon Arm Silverbacks player to play Division 1 college hockey

Silverbacks now have 12 players committed to playing NCAA Division 1 hockey in the U.S.

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Ethan Ullrick scored his first career BCHL goal on Oct. 20, 2021. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)
Brent Cox is fundraising to get his daughter Madison a new emotional support dog. (Brent Cox photo)

Salmon Arm father fundraising to get daughter a dog for emotional support

Brent Cox’s daughter has a rare genetic condition and was best friends with her previous dog

Brent Cox is fundraising to get his daughter Madison a new emotional support dog. (Brent Cox photo)
Interior Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
Interior Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
A concept drawing of what the future RCMSAR Shuswap Station 106 boathouse facility/rescue base could look like. (Contributed)

Shuswap Lifeboat Society receives grant that’s final step towards building rescue base

$250,000 received from B.C.’s Community Gaming Grants program

A concept drawing of what the future RCMSAR Shuswap Station 106 boathouse facility/rescue base could look like. (Contributed)
Nash Hodgetts was one of two Sicamous Eagles players to score their first KIJHL goal in a 6-3 win over the Kamloops Storm on Jan. 18, 2022. (Sicamous Eagles image)

Sicamous Eagles defeat Kamloops Storm 6-3, extend winning streak to 3 games

Two Eagles players scored their first Kootenay International Junior Hockey League goals

Nash Hodgetts was one of two Sicamous Eagles players to score their first KIJHL goal in a 6-3 win over the Kamloops Storm on Jan. 18, 2022. (Sicamous Eagles image)
Money is being raised to buy hearing aids for Mikayla May, who lost her hearing in November 2021. (Gofundme image)

‘Beautiful musician’: Money being raised for Salmon Arm woman who lost hearing

Mikayla May suffered severe hearing loss just days after being declared cancer free

Money is being raised to buy hearing aids for Mikayla May, who lost her hearing in November 2021. (Gofundme image)
Chase Secondary School was closed on Jan. 18, 2022. (File photo)

UPDATE: Chase Secondary School to open Wednesday after functional closure

Principal Greg Gartrell said enough staff available to offer programming in school

Chase Secondary School was closed on Jan. 18, 2022. (File photo)
Several commercial tractor trailer units can be seen in this RCMP drone image of the Saturday, Jan. 8, collision on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. Police are seeking more information about the incident that resulted in the death of one person and sent six others to hospital. (RCMP photo)

‘Really disturbed’: Fatal crash near Sicamous drives mayor’s road maintenance concerns

Council voted unanimously to send a letter with concerns to AIM Roads, Ministry of Transportation

Several commercial tractor trailer units can be seen in this RCMP drone image of the Saturday, Jan. 8, collision on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. Police are seeking more information about the incident that resulted in the death of one person and sent six others to hospital. (RCMP photo)
Missy Morrison Charko is the owner of Say Yes to the Rest Pediatric Sleep Consulting and loves her job helping parents and their children form healthy sleep habits. (Contributed)

Shuswap pediatric sleep consultant wants parents to say ‘yes’ to rest

Missy Morrison Charko has been running her own sleep consulting business for almost a year

Missy Morrison Charko is the owner of Say Yes to the Rest Pediatric Sleep Consulting and loves her job helping parents and their children form healthy sleep habits. (Contributed)
The Sicamous Eagles defeated the Chase Heat 4-1 on Jan. 14, 2022. (File photo)

Strong play in third period leads Sicamous Eagles to win over Chase Heat

The win came in the Eagles’ first game under their new head coach

The Sicamous Eagles defeated the Chase Heat 4-1 on Jan. 14, 2022. (File photo)
The Sicamous Eagles have hired former American Hockey League player Nick Deschenes as their head coach. (Sicamous Eagles image)

Sicamous Eagles hire new head coach, general manager

The Eagles have 7 wins, 18 losses and 2 overtime losses so far this season

The Sicamous Eagles have hired former American Hockey League player Nick Deschenes as their head coach. (Sicamous Eagles image)