Zachary Roman

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)
The Shuswap Watershed Council is seeking new community representatives. (File photo)

Shuswap Watershed Council seeks community representatives

Those interested in protecting the quality of water in the Shuswap can apply by Feb. 18

The Shuswap Watershed Council is seeking new community representatives. (File photo)
A concept rendering of a seven-unit two-storey development at 1129 Riverside Avenue in Sicamous, for which a development permit was approved on Aug. 11, 2021. (District of Sicamous image)

Sicamous residential development increases, commercial declines in 2021

A 2021 year-end building report was submitted to district council on Jan. 12

A concept rendering of a seven-unit two-storey development at 1129 Riverside Avenue in Sicamous, for which a development permit was approved on Aug. 11, 2021. (District of Sicamous image)
The Sicamous United Church Thrift Store’s manager suspects someone slipped under this fence to steal items between Dec. 20 and 26, 2021. (Contributed)

Sicamous thrift store seeks help fortifying fences after recent thefts

Sicamous United Church Thrift Store had most of its winter sports gear stolen between Dec. 20 and 26

The Sicamous United Church Thrift Store’s manager suspects someone slipped under this fence to steal items between Dec. 20 and 26, 2021. (Contributed)
The area in blue on this map will be affected by a temporary water shutdown on Jan. 14 from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CSRD image)

Temporary water shutdown planned while leak in Shuswap community’s water main fixed

Water service will be unavailable in parts of Sorrento on Jan. 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The area in blue on this map will be affected by a temporary water shutdown on Jan. 14 from about 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CSRD image)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reported a leak in Sorrento’s water system on Jan. 12, 2022. (File photo).

Shuswap community’s downtown affected by leak in water main

Columbia Shuswap Regional District said crews are working to restore service

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District reported a leak in Sorrento’s water system on Jan. 12, 2022. (File photo).
Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)

BCHL Road Show event featuring Salmon Arm Silverbacks postponed due to COVID-19

Two regular season games scheduled in Burns Lake will now be played in Prince George

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)
Highway 1, 20 kilometres west of Revelstoke looking west on Jan. 12, 2022. (DriveBC image)

UPDATE: Highway 1 open between Sicamous and Revelstoke after closure for avalanche control

Avalanche control work was completed around 3:15 p.m.

Highway 1, 20 kilometres west of Revelstoke looking west on Jan. 12, 2022. (DriveBC image)
The Sicamous Eagles traded their captain in a move that will see them receive future considerations from the Nelson Leafs. (Sicamous Eagles image)

Sicamous Eagles trade captain to Nelson Leafs

Kingsley Brockett had three goals and five assists in 13 games with the Eagles this season

The Sicamous Eagles traded their captain in a move that will see them receive future considerations from the Nelson Leafs. (Sicamous Eagles image)
Jessie Schedlosky, left, and Natalie Sorkilmo, right, model some new Sled Sicamous hoodies made for the 2021-22 snowmobiling season in Sicamous. They’ll be available for purchase at the Owlhead booth, as will other Sled Sicamous merchandise. (Contributed)

Sled Sicamous kicks off 2022 by raffling off two snowmobiles

Sled Sicamous manager Natalie Sorkilmo said the snow’s looking good on Sicamous’ four sledding areas

Jessie Schedlosky, left, and Natalie Sorkilmo, right, model some new Sled Sicamous hoodies made for the 2021-22 snowmobiling season in Sicamous. They’ll be available for purchase at the Owlhead booth, as will other Sled Sicamous merchandise. (Contributed)
A fire that destroyed the home of Neskonlith member Bonnie Thomas on Jan. 8, 2022 has been deemed suspicious. (Contributed)

Woman and her son escape fire that destroyed their home west of Salmon Arm

Fire crews from three Salmon Arm fire halls responded to the blaze around 3 a.m. Jan. 8

A fire that destroyed the home of Neskonlith member Bonnie Thomas on Jan. 8, 2022 has been deemed suspicious. (Contributed)
The District of Sicamous Development Corporation and Salmon Arm Economic Development Society partnered to launch the “Renew in the Shu” campaign from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15, 2022. (File photo)

Salmon Arm, Sicamous partner on winter tourism campaign

From Jan. 15 to Feb. 15, stays at participating hotels are 20 per cent off

The District of Sicamous Development Corporation and Salmon Arm Economic Development Society partnered to launch the “Renew in the Shu” campaign from Jan. 15 to Feb. 15, 2022. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous is seeking volunteers for a housing committee. (File photo)

Deadline for applying to volunteer on Sicamous housing committee approaching

Sicamous residents, non-profit and for-profit housing providers encouraged to apply by Jan. 28

The District of Sicamous is seeking volunteers for a housing committee. (File photo)
Skip Tracy Fleury makes a shot during the wild card game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in February 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Kamloops to host 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts women’s curling championship

It will be the first time the city has hosted the tournament

Skip Tracy Fleury makes a shot during the wild card game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in February 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Eliza Amber Schwartz was the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2022. She arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m. to mom Renae Clarke and dad Jason Schwartz. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm’s first baby of 2022 born to Lee Creek couple

Eliza Amber Schwartz arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m.

Eliza Amber Schwartz was the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2022. She arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m. to mom Renae Clarke and dad Jason Schwartz. (Contributed)
The annual Larch Hills Lantern Ski planned for Dec. 29 was postponed to this Saturday, Jan. 8. (Brad Calkins photo)

Rescheduled Larch Hills Lantern Ski takes place this Saturday

Original Dec. 29 event was postponed due to extreme cold

The annual Larch Hills Lantern Ski planned for Dec. 29 was postponed to this Saturday, Jan. 8. (Brad Calkins photo)
Miki Hatton, left, and Oriah Rich are raising money for women’s self-help groups in the Oyda region of Ethiopia. (Contributed)

‘It builds a whole community up’: Salmon Arm students fundraise for women in Ethiopia

Miki Hatton and Oriah Rich say money raised goes towards teaching financial and literacy skills

Miki Hatton, left, and Oriah Rich are raising money for women’s self-help groups in the Oyda region of Ethiopia. (Contributed)
100 Mile House Wrangler Jace Myers slams into Sicamous Eagles goalie Jordan Lott after being tripped up near the net in a December 2021 game. (File photo)

Sicamous Eagles goalies start 2022 with impressive performances

Gage Reimer recorded a 5-0 shutout, Jordan Lott made 65 saves in a 4-0 loss

100 Mile House Wrangler Jace Myers slams into Sicamous Eagles goalie Jordan Lott after being tripped up near the net in a December 2021 game. (File photo)
Sicamous RCMP responded to eight collisions on Jan. 4, 2022. (File photo)

Sicamous RCMP see 10 vehicles slide off Highway 1 in last 2 days

Police say conditions remained icy despite consistent work from maintenance crews

Sicamous RCMP responded to eight collisions on Jan. 4, 2022. (File photo)
The approximate location of a vehicle incident that closed Highway 1 west of Sicamous on Jan. 5, 2022. (Google image)

UPDATE: Highway 1 west of Sicamous reopened after morning crash

Highway was closed in both directions for about an hour and a half

The approximate location of a vehicle incident that closed Highway 1 west of Sicamous on Jan. 5, 2022. (Google image)