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RCMP at Kelowna General Hospital on Dec. 20, 2021. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Kelowna Capital News)

Victims of West Kelowna shooting expected to survive, investigation continues

On Dec. 20, West Kelowna RCMP responded to shots fired near Barona Beach Lakeview Resort

RCMP at Kelowna General Hospital on Dec. 20, 2021. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Kelowna Capital News)
Terra Stephenson received Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s 2021 National Eva Markvoort Leadership Award. She’s pictured here with her daughter Sophia. (Contributed)

‘A beautiful example’: Salmon Arm woman wins Cystic Fibrosis Canada leadership honour

Terra Stephenson has volunteered with Cystic Fibrosis Canada for her entire life

Terra Stephenson received Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s 2021 National Eva Markvoort Leadership Award. She’s pictured here with her daughter Sophia. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Noah Serdachny scored 3 goals in a 4-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm on Dec. 17, 2021. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks defeat Prince George 4-3 thanks to Serdachny hat-trick

The Silverbacks and Spruce Kings were in Salmon Arm for BCHL action Friday night

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward Noah Serdachny scored 3 goals in a 4-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm on Dec. 17, 2021. (Contributed)
Highway 1 west of Revelstoke will be closed from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2021, for avalanche control. (File photo)

Highway 1 to be closed west of Revelstoke for planned avalanche control

The highway will be closed from 1 to 3 p.m. according to DriveBC

Highway 1 west of Revelstoke will be closed from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2021, for avalanche control. (File photo)
Paul Ross, left, founder of the “Canoe Fills the Canoe” food drive, and Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison at the 2021 Salmon Arm Winter Fun Fest Parade. The trailers used to collect food for the 2021 “Canoe Fills the Canoe” food drive will look similar to this one. (Contributed)

‘This is who we are’: Canoe residents proud to hold annual ‘Fill the Canoe’ food drive

Resident Karmen Krahn said generosity is a part of Canoe’s identity

Paul Ross, left, founder of the “Canoe Fills the Canoe” food drive, and Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison at the 2021 Salmon Arm Winter Fun Fest Parade. The trailers used to collect food for the 2021 “Canoe Fills the Canoe” food drive will look similar to this one. (Contributed)
On Dec. 17, 2021, Interior Health notified School District 83 that a cluster of COVID-19 cases had been identified at Ranchero Elementary School. (File photo)

School District 83: Cluster of COVID-19 cases found at Ranchero Elementary school

Interior Health notified the school district of the cases on Dec. 17

On Dec. 17, 2021, Interior Health notified School District 83 that a cluster of COVID-19 cases had been identified at Ranchero Elementary School. (File photo)
Donations are being collected at the Tappen Co-op for those affected by a Dec. 16 house fire that claimed the life of one man. (Tappen-Sunnybrae Fire Department image)

One man dead, five escape from Shuswap house fire

Fire occurred in the 1100 block of Tappen-Notch Hill road on Dec. 16

Donations are being collected at the Tappen Co-op for those affected by a Dec. 16 house fire that claimed the life of one man. (Tappen-Sunnybrae Fire Department image)
A development permit for a proposed Dairy Queen and accompanying businesses was approved by District of Sicamous council at its Dec. 8, 2021 meeting. (District of Sicamous image)

Sicamous council approves development permit for Dairy Queen

The building will be located at 907 Trans Canada Frontage Rd.

A development permit for a proposed Dairy Queen and accompanying businesses was approved by District of Sicamous council at its Dec. 8, 2021 meeting. (District of Sicamous image)
The province has increased the allowable annual cut for a tree farm license held by Canoe Forest Products Ltd. by about 10 per cent. (File photo)
The province has increased the allowable annual cut for a tree farm license held by Canoe Forest Products Ltd. by about 10 per cent. (File photo)
Emergency crews were called to McGuire Lake on Dec. 16 about 9:30 a.m. responding to reports of someone possibly falling through the thin ice. No sign of anyone breaking through the ice was found but crews issued a warning for people not to walk on the thin ice. (Zach Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)

Emergency crews respond to report of person falling through ice on McGuire Lake

No evidence found but fire chief warns people to stay off as ice is not thick enough yet

Emergency crews were called to McGuire Lake on Dec. 16 about 9:30 a.m. responding to reports of someone possibly falling through the thin ice. No sign of anyone breaking through the ice was found but crews issued a warning for people not to walk on the thin ice. (Zach Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)
Peggy Henrickson said each child at Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous is a little piece of her heart. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

VIDEO: Young Sicamous students surprise volunteer ‘Grandma Peggy’ with gift, carols

Her name is Peggy Henrickson, but to the kids of Sicamous, she’s…

Peggy Henrickson said each child at Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous is a little piece of her heart. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Two dog attacks were reported by Sicamous’ bylaw officer in the month of November, 2021. (File photo)

Sicamous council decides bylaw officer will also be animal control officer

Bylaw officer already dealt with animal control issues, new designation formalizes role

Two dog attacks were reported by Sicamous’ bylaw officer in the month of November, 2021. (File photo)
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue attended its 100th call of 2021 on Dec. 14. (File photo)

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue responds to 100th call of 2021

While the Dec. 14 response was ‘anticlimactic’, it’s been the station’s busiest year ever

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue attended its 100th call of 2021 on Dec. 14. (File photo)
Police responded to a report of a semi truck and trailer driving westbound on Highway 1 near Crazy Creek in a dangerous manner on Dec. 13, 2021. (File photo)

Semi truck driving erratically stopped by Sicamous RCMP, driver refuses breathalyzer

Police suspended 54-year-old man’s license and impounded his truck

Police responded to a report of a semi truck and trailer driving westbound on Highway 1 near Crazy Creek in a dangerous manner on Dec. 13, 2021. (File photo)
Students from Eagle River Secondary School’s leadership class, from left: Amy Vandenburg, Emerald Heppner, Zeth Oberle-Spyker, Katelyn Maw, Ella Suk, Gen Foster, Sarah Spence-Ellis, Emilee Birmingham, Kira Simpson, Marcus Funk, Levi Bentley and Joseph Jankowski. Teacher James Wagstaff is in the back of the photo and Elizabeth Shaw from the Eagle Valley Community Support Society is receiving a cheque donated by the class. (Contributed)

Community leaders: Sicamous secondary students raise money for support society

Students sought donations from Sicamous businesses as part of leadership class

Students from Eagle River Secondary School’s leadership class, from left: Amy Vandenburg, Emerald Heppner, Zeth Oberle-Spyker, Katelyn Maw, Ella Suk, Gen Foster, Sarah Spence-Ellis, Emilee Birmingham, Kira Simpson, Marcus Funk, Levi Bentley and Joseph Jankowski. Teacher James Wagstaff is in the back of the photo and Elizabeth Shaw from the Eagle Valley Community Support Society is receiving a cheque donated by the class. (Contributed)
The District of Sicamous and Shuswap Emergency Program will be using the Red Barn Arts Centre to host a community meeting on the topic of post-wildfire landslide risks in the Two Mile area on Dec. 13, 2021 at 6 p.m. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous and Shuswap Emergency Program will be using the Red Barn Arts Centre to host a community meeting on the topic of post-wildfire landslide risks in the Two Mile area on Dec. 13, 2021 at 6 p.m. (File photo)
The wind whips up the hair of a pedestrian on a chilly winter day. (File photo)

Windy weather warning: Gusts of up to 80 km/h predicted to hit Okanagan, Shuswap

Environment Canada issued a special weather statement on Dec. 10

The wind whips up the hair of a pedestrian on a chilly winter day. (File photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of BC has sent a report to the BC Prosecution Service for consideration of charges in an October 2019 police incident near Malakwa. (File photo)

Police watchdog: Use of force in 2019 arrest may have contributed to Kelowna man’s death

38-year-old Clayton Donnelly died the day after he was arrested in Malakwa

The Independent Investigations Office of BC has sent a report to the BC Prosecution Service for consideration of charges in an October 2019 police incident near Malakwa. (File photo)
The Sicamous Eagles were sanctioned by the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League for violating the league’s COVID-19 vaccination policy on Dec. 10, 2021. (File Photo)

UPDATE: Sicamous Eagles president responds after team sanctioned by KIJHL

Hockey league found an Eagles player to be in violation of its vaccination policy

The Sicamous Eagles were sanctioned by the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League for violating the league’s COVID-19 vaccination policy on Dec. 10, 2021. (File Photo)
Natalie Wilkie of Salmon Arm, pictured competing in the 1.5km cross country sprints during the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. (File photo)

Salmon Arm sharpshooter Natalie Wilkie wins biathlon silver at Para Nordic World Cup

Wilkie won two gold medals in races earlier this week

Natalie Wilkie of Salmon Arm, pictured competing in the 1.5km cross country sprints during the 2018 Paralympic Games in PyeongChang. (File photo)