Zachary Roman

Sicamous council wants an update from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs on municipalities’ authority to add a vacant land tax. (File photo)

Sicamous pursuing option for municipalities to add vacant land tax

Coun. Colleen Anderson said focus is downtown commercial property not being developed

Sicamous council wants an update from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs on municipalities’ authority to add a vacant land tax. (File photo)
Jessica Lewis holds her daughter June as they sled down the hill at South Broadview Elementary in Salmon Arm on Feb. 5, 2022. June was celebrating her upcoming seventh birthday by hosting a sledding party for her friends. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

Snapshot: Sledding party celebrates Salmon Arm resident’s seventh birthday

June Lewis and her friends had fun sledding in the sun at South Broadview

Jessica Lewis holds her daughter June as they sled down the hill at South Broadview Elementary in Salmon Arm on Feb. 5, 2022. June was celebrating her upcoming seventh birthday by hosting a sledding party for her friends. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Sicamous council passed a resolution regarding “organizations paying individuals to protest on their behalf” at its Feb. 9, 2022 meeting. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Shuswap municipality wants B.C. to prohibit ‘organizations paying individuals to protest’

Sicamous Coun. Colleen Anderson suspects there’s U.S. influence in B.C.

Sicamous council passed a resolution regarding “organizations paying individuals to protest on their behalf” at its Feb. 9, 2022 meeting. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Salmon Arm engineering and public works director Rob Niewenhuizen and Mayor Alan Harrison discuss the work currently underway on the Ross Street underpass project. (File photo)

‘Grow and prosper’: Salmon Arm mayor gives state of the city address

Mayor Alan Harrison gave a speech to the city’s chamber of commerce on Wednesday

Salmon Arm engineering and public works director Rob Niewenhuizen and Mayor Alan Harrison discuss the work currently underway on the Ross Street underpass project. (File photo)
From left: Donna Helgeson, Janet McLean Senft and Pam Beech, members of the Malakwa Sicamous Interagency since its inception in 2006. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous and Malakwa non-profits working together to serve their communities

‘From the moment a problem is mentioned, somebody is looking for a solution’

From left: Donna Helgeson, Janet McLean Senft and Pam Beech, members of the Malakwa Sicamous Interagency since its inception in 2006. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Sunnyside Supermarket provided pizza quesadillas with honey crisp apple slices and a muffin as one of its free hot lunches for North Shuswap Elementary School students in 2022. (Sunnyside Supermarket image)

‘No kid gets left behind’: North Shuswap community supports school lunch program

Businesses, non-profits and volunteers work together to keep students’ bellies full

Sunnyside Supermarket provided pizza quesadillas with honey crisp apple slices and a muffin as one of its free hot lunches for North Shuswap Elementary School students in 2022. (Sunnyside Supermarket image)
The Saratoga water system’s new reservoir before soil was backfilled around it. (CSRD image)

Upgrades to North Shuswap community’s water system complete

41 residences added to Saratoga water system in Scotch Creek

The Saratoga water system’s new reservoir before soil was backfilled around it. (CSRD image)
Mapping work on a steep creek in the CSRD was conducted by BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC Engineering image)

Online geological hazard data map launches on Columbia Shuswap Regional District site

Residents can view data from a variety of studies

Mapping work on a steep creek in the CSRD was conducted by BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC Engineering image)
The District of Sicamous is surveying residents about its new animal control bylaw. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sicamous launches survey about new animal control bylaw

District encourages residents to respond online or in-person

The District of Sicamous is surveying residents about its new animal control bylaw. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
The Salmon Arm Economic Development Society opened the Zest Commercial Food Hub in 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Economic Development Society receives $300k government grant

Money set to be used for community signage, interactive visitor kiosk and community outreach

The Salmon Arm Economic Development Society opened the Zest Commercial Food Hub in 2021. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Liam Vanderkooi stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced in a 2-1 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Feb. 4, 2022. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)

‘Unreal backhand saucer pass’ part of 2-1 Salmon Arm Silverbacks victory

The Silverbacks defeated the Trail Smoke Eaters 2-1 at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Liam Vanderkooi stopped 32 of the 33 shots he faced in a 2-1 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Feb. 4, 2022. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)
Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)

90-year-old North Shuswap firefighter has always been one to keep busy

Benny Hanson said his philosophy was ‘change jobs every four years’

Benny Hanson, who turned 90 on Feb. 1, 2022, is a pump operator with the Celista Fire Department. (Celista Fire Department image)
Sicamous Eagles forward Ethan Matiece scored three goals and added a shootout marker in a 4-3 loss to the 100 Mile House Wranglers on Feb. 2, 2022. (Sicamous Eagles image)

Sicamous Eagles forward’s hat-trick not enough to best 100 Mile House Wranglers

Ethan Matiece scored all 3 of the Eagles’ goals in a 4-3 loss Wednesday

Sicamous Eagles forward Ethan Matiece scored three goals and added a shootout marker in a 4-3 loss to the 100 Mile House Wranglers on Feb. 2, 2022. (Sicamous Eagles image)
A 48-year-old man from Kamloops died in a collision on the Bruhn Bridge on Highway 1 in Sicamous on Nov. 6, 2021. (File photo)

Impaired driving charges pursued in fatal November 2021 crash in Sicamous

In a report to Sicamous council, Sgt. Murray McNeil said BC Highway Patrol is pursuing charges

A 48-year-old man from Kamloops died in a collision on the Bruhn Bridge on Highway 1 in Sicamous on Nov. 6, 2021. (File photo)
Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer of 2021 are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)

Planned salvage logging near Sicamous prompts look at debris flow risk

Columbia Shuswap Regional District to wait for investigation results before commenting

Areas of high intensity burns that occurred in the Wiseman Creek watershed over the summer of 2021 are where a debris flow is likely to begin. (BGC Engineering photo)
Jackie Paul, a Sicamous resident, is doing aquatic physiotherapy as she heals from a November 2021 leg amputation. (Contributed)

‘A really amazing world’: Sicamous amputee grateful for support amid healing journey

Supporters of Jackie Paul continuing efforts to get her the most ‘badass advanced prosthetic’

Jackie Paul, a Sicamous resident, is doing aquatic physiotherapy as she heals from a November 2021 leg amputation. (Contributed)
Sicamous Eagles rookie Alex Smith. (Tami Quan photo)

Sicamous Eagles forward Alex Smith is finding the back of the net this season

Smith’s scoring prowess was recently recognized by the KIJHL

Sicamous Eagles rookie Alex Smith. (Tami Quan photo)
A drawing of the proposed commercial-residential development for 806 Trans-Canada Highway in Sicamous. (District of Sicamous image)

Proposed six-storey, 40-unit residential building receives initial support from Sicamous council

First and second readings of a zoning amendment took place at council’s Jan. 26 meeting

A drawing of the proposed commercial-residential development for 806 Trans-Canada Highway in Sicamous. (District of Sicamous image)
Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie will be competing in the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Winter Games and is looking to expand her already-impressive medal collection. (Canadian Paralympic Committee image)

Salmon Arm Paralympic champion heading to second Winter Games

Cross-country skier Natalie Wilkie has three Paralympic medals and is looking for more in Beijing

Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie will be competing in the 2022 Beijing Paralympic Winter Games and is looking to expand her already-impressive medal collection. (Canadian Paralympic Committee image)
Moose Mulligans was broken into in the early morning hours Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (Moose Mulligans image)

Thief disables security system, breaks into safe at Sicamous pub

Police believe suspect had knowledge of pub’s security measures

Moose Mulligans was broken into in the early morning hours Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. (Moose Mulligans image)