Zachary Roman

New mask rules will apply at School District 83 schools in 2022. (File Photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap schools change mask rules in effort to get ahead of Omicron

School District 83 Superintendent Donna Kriger asked people to work together to keep schools open

New mask rules will apply at School District 83 schools in 2022. (File Photo)
The approximate location of a vehicle incident that brought Highway 97A north of Enderby down to single-lane alternating traffic. (Google image)

Crash north of Enderby reduces traffic on Highway 97A to single-lane alternating

DriveBC announced traffic disruption around 1:30 p.m.

The approximate location of a vehicle incident that brought Highway 97A north of Enderby down to single-lane alternating traffic. (Google image)
The approximate location of a vehicle incident that closed Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm on Jan. 4, 2022. (Google image)

UPDATE: Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm open after closure due to crash

Highway was closed in both directions between Black Road and 34th Avenue SE

The approximate location of a vehicle incident that closed Highway 97B south of Salmon Arm on Jan. 4, 2022. (Google image)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say started 2022 with a 3-0 shutout against the Vernon Vipers on Jan. 1. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks pick up pair of wins over Vernon Vipers on weekend

The Silverbacks now have 22 wins in 27 games this season

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say started 2022 with a 3-0 shutout against the Vernon Vipers on Jan. 1. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)
Naomi Seal and Richelle Zarowski take the Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, in Canoe. (Photo contributed)

Welcoming the New Year by taking a Polar Plunge into Shuswap Lake

A small group of individuals endures a fast dip in the frigid waters of Shuswap Lake on Jan. 1

Naomi Seal and Richelle Zarowski take the Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, in Canoe. (Photo contributed)
Master Sailor Christopher Henrion of Salmon Arm is seen here on the HMCS Winnipeg. (HMCS Winnipeg image)

Salmon Arm Master Sailor returns to B.C. after deployment to Indo-Pacific

Christopher Henrion took part in Royal Canadian Navy Operations NEON and PROJECTION

Master Sailor Christopher Henrion of Salmon Arm is seen here on the HMCS Winnipeg. (HMCS Winnipeg image)
Motorists are asked to watch for wild horses on Highway 97 between Summerland and Penticton. (Pixabay image)

Watch out for wild horses on Highway 97 between Summerland and Penticton

Wildlife advisory put into effect between Riverside Drive and Wharf Street around 4 p.m. on Dec. 31

Motorists are asked to watch for wild horses on Highway 97 between Summerland and Penticton. (Pixabay image)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board unanimously supported two bylaws extending dog control service from just Ranchero to the entirety of Electoral Area D on Aug. 19, 2021. (File photo)

Dog control bylaws for Ranchero, Falkland, Deep Creek, Silver Creek in effect Jan. 1

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District voted on the bylaws on Aug. 19, 2021

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board unanimously supported two bylaws extending dog control service from just Ranchero to the entirety of Electoral Area D on Aug. 19, 2021. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP are on the hunt for the driver of this vehicle, which is suspected to be involved in a Dec. 30, 2021 hit and run. (Salmon Arm RCMP image)

Man taken to hospital after hit-and-run in Salmon Arm, police seeking witnesses

Police believe the vehicle involved is an early 2000’s Chevrolet Tahoe

Salmon Arm RCMP are on the hunt for the driver of this vehicle, which is suspected to be involved in a Dec. 30, 2021 hit and run. (Salmon Arm RCMP image)
Chase RCMP responded to reports of a man with a gun on Dec. 26, 2021. (File photo)

Police respond to reports of man with gun in North Shuswap

Witnesses reported the man, who had a rifle, was yelling and falling over

Chase RCMP responded to reports of a man with a gun on Dec. 26, 2021. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Liam Vanderkooi stopped 28 of 30 shots in a 4-2 victory over the Merritt Centennials on Dec. 29, 2021. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks defeat Merritt Centennials 4-2, move into 1st place in BCHL

Silverbacks the first team in the B.C. Hockey League to reach 20 wins

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Liam Vanderkooi stopped 28 of 30 shots in a 4-2 victory over the Merritt Centennials on Dec. 29, 2021. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks photo)
Chase RCMP report that two pickup trucks stolen in Sorrento on Dec. 25 were located during the following two days. (File photo)

Two pickup trucks stolen on Christmas Day in the Shuswap recovered

Police credit the sharp eyes of citizens with locating the stolen vehicles

Chase RCMP report that two pickup trucks stolen in Sorrento on Dec. 25 were located during the following two days. (File photo)
The view from about halfway down Silver Star Mountain Resort’s “Far Out” green run. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Column: New year, same old me

The Roman Report by Zachary Roman

The view from about halfway down Silver Star Mountain Resort’s “Far Out” green run. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Hand-painted banners draped from its rafters and large barn quilts mounted on easels made the Red Barn Arts Centre explode with colour in March 2019. (File photo)

Bylaw giving heritage designation to Sicamous’ Red Barn approved

Sicamous resident Deb Heap described the building as a testament to the history of the community

Hand-painted banners draped from its rafters and large barn quilts mounted on easels made the Red Barn Arts Centre explode with colour in March 2019. (File photo)
Extreme cold has led to increased demand for plumbing and heating professionals in the Shuswap. (File photo)

Shuswap plumbers busy fixing frozen water lines caused by extreme cold

Environment Canada has declared B.C.’s Interior under an extreme cold warning

Extreme cold has led to increased demand for plumbing and heating professionals in the Shuswap. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say. (File photo)

Out-of-conference Salmon Arm Silverbacks games cancelled, in-conference games added

The Silverbacks currently sit in second place overall in the British Columbia Hockey League

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say. (File photo)
The Shuswap Trail Alliance is putting on an online fundraiser to support its work around the region. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

Auction items wanted in support of Shuswap trail initiatives

Shuswap Trail Alliance preparing for online event in February

The Shuswap Trail Alliance is putting on an online fundraiser to support its work around the region. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
A map created by D.S. Cunliffe Consulting Services which shows plans for the property at 4439 Trans-Canada Highway in Tappen. (CSRD image)

Construction of auto restoration building on well-known Shuswap property prompts ALC application

Columbia Shuswap Regional District supporting application

A map created by D.S. Cunliffe Consulting Services which shows plans for the property at 4439 Trans-Canada Highway in Tappen. (CSRD image)
Interior Health notified School District 83 of exposures to COVID-19 at schools in Enderby, Salmon Arm and Armstrong on Dec. 21, 2021. (Google Maps image)

COVID-19 exposures reported at 5 North Okanagan-Shuswap schools

Interior Health reported exposures at schools in Enderby, Armstrong and Salmon Arm

Interior Health notified School District 83 of exposures to COVID-19 at schools in Enderby, Salmon Arm and Armstrong on Dec. 21, 2021. (Google Maps image)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District allocated COVID-19 Safe Restart grant money at its Dec. 9, 2021 meeting. (File photo)

$50,000 in COVID-19 grant money earmarked for Sicamous arena for lost revenue

Columbia Shuswap Regional District allocates remaining Safe Restart grant funds

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District allocated COVID-19 Safe Restart grant money at its Dec. 9, 2021 meeting. (File photo)