Shuswap Lake

Captain’s Cove Marina near Canoe will be offering a movie night on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022 on Shuswap Lake outside their marina. (File photo)

Pirates sailing into Shuswap Lake courtesy of marina

Captain’s Cove Marina near Canoe offering a movie on the lake for boaters

 

Interior Health has issued what’s called a ‘cautionary advisory’ for the areas in light green around the perimeter of the Salmon Arm area of Shuswap Lake. Residents and visitors are asked to watch for an algae bloom and avoid contact with it. If you do contact it, rinse your body with clean water. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District map)

Swimming discouraged in Shuswap Lake where algae bloom can be seen

Interior Health issues ‘cautionary advisory’ to avoid contact with bloom

 

Chase RCMP reported on Aug. 9 that thefts have increased recently, which include the theft of two boats, one in the North Shuswap and one near Salmon Arm. (File photo)

‘People prowling’: Chase RCMP warn public after recent thefts

Property crimes include theft of 2 boats, most incidents take place in early morning hours

Chase RCMP reported on Aug. 9 that thefts have increased recently, which include the theft of two boats, one in the North Shuswap and one near Salmon Arm. (File photo)
Interior Health reports an algal bloom was observed at the Salmon Arm wharf on Aug. 8, 2022. (File photo)

Parts of Shuswap Lake under ‘cautionary advisory’ due to algal bloom

Interior Health reports bloom observed at Salmon Arm wharf and Tappen on Aug. 8

Interior Health reports an algal bloom was observed at the Salmon Arm wharf on Aug. 8, 2022. (File photo)
Kris Cudmore shared this photo on Shuswap Everything Friendly Thursday evening, Aug. 11, which he took while trying to help out on his Sea-Doo after he learned the boat had capsized and people were calling for help. (Kris Cudmore/Facebook)

RCMP issue warning after boat capsizes on Shuswap Lake during big storm

Two people rescued, police urge boaters to check weather conditions before heading out

Kris Cudmore shared this photo on Shuswap Everything Friendly Thursday evening, Aug. 11, which he took while trying to help out on his Sea-Doo after he learned the boat had capsized and people were calling for help. (Kris Cudmore/Facebook)
All those on the boat are reportedly safe. (Kris Cudmore/ Facebook)

Boat capsizes on Shuswap Lake

According to witnesses all those on the boat are reportedly safe

All those on the boat are reportedly safe. (Kris Cudmore/ Facebook)
Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky recently opened their new home-based business Ricochet Brewing on Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap couple ricochet from injury to launch new home-based brewery

Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky open Ricochet Brewing

Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky recently opened their new home-based business Ricochet Brewing on Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Ryan Halcrow, owner of Captain’s Cove Marina, takes a break on Aug. 3 with his dock kitty beside what will soon become part of the Cove, a bar and grill to serve boaters and walk-in traffic. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

A food and drink option coming to Captain’s Cove Marina on Shuswap Lake

Marina near Canoe adding an open patio bar and grill

Ryan Halcrow, owner of Captain’s Cove Marina, takes a break on Aug. 3 with his dock kitty beside what will soon become part of the Cove, a bar and grill to serve boaters and walk-in traffic. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Mara Hills Resort. (Live Auction)

‘Go ahead and make a bid on that’: Live RV auction comes to Sicamous

The live auction takes place at MaraHills Golf Resort on Aug. 13

  • Aug 3, 2022
Mara Hills Resort. (Live Auction)
A large algal bloom occurred in Shuswap Lake in the summer of 2020. (B.C. Government photo)
A large algal bloom occurred in Shuswap Lake in the summer of 2020. (B.C. Government photo)
The Bastion Bay fire near the eastern arm of Shuswap Lake and the Whip Creek wildfire across from Mabel Lake and inland about 10 kilometres are no longer a threat. (Wildfire BC image)

UPDATE: Two small wildfires in North Okanagan-Shuswap no longer a threat

One fire near eastern arm of Shuswap Lake, the other east of Mabel Lake, taken off BC Wildfire map

The Bastion Bay fire near the eastern arm of Shuswap Lake and the Whip Creek wildfire across from Mabel Lake and inland about 10 kilometres are no longer a threat. (Wildfire BC image)
This American wigeon duckling stretches a leg while its siblings rest on a shoreline log in Salmon Arm Bay. Just out of view, their mother floats on guard. Salmon Arm Bay is a nursery for many species of birds in June and July. (John G Woods photo)

Snapshot: Time to rest

American wigeon ducklings in Salmon Arm Bay

  • Jul 27, 2022
This American wigeon duckling stretches a leg while its siblings rest on a shoreline log in Salmon Arm Bay. Just out of view, their mother floats on guard. Salmon Arm Bay is a nursery for many species of birds in June and July. (John G Woods photo)
A group of sprint swimmers hit the water in the White Lake Triathlon held Sept. 12, 2021. Around 70 people competed in the event which raised $1,400 for the community. (Gavin Ritson photo)

Swim, run, cycle: Registration open for returning White Lake Triathlon

September event open to people of all skill levels

  • Jul 27, 2022
A group of sprint swimmers hit the water in the White Lake Triathlon held Sept. 12, 2021. Around 70 people competed in the event which raised $1,400 for the community. (Gavin Ritson photo)
A small wildfire was spotted in the Shuswap on July 25 in the vicinity of the Tillis Landing FSR (Forest Service Road), just southwest of Shuswap Lake Marine Park’s Tillis Beach site. Suspected cause is lightning. (BC Wildfire map)

Lightning suspected in wildfire near Shuswap Lake Marine Park site

Rapattack crew working southwest of Tillis Beach marine park site, fire estimated at 0.01 hectares

A small wildfire was spotted in the Shuswap on July 25 in the vicinity of the Tillis Landing FSR (Forest Service Road), just southwest of Shuswap Lake Marine Park’s Tillis Beach site. Suspected cause is lightning. (BC Wildfire map)
A small wildfire was spotted in the Shuswap on July 25 near DeRoy Creek, just north of Shuswap Lake Marine Park’s Hermit Creek site. Cause is unknown at this time. (BC Wildfire photo)

Wildfire ignites near one of Shuswap Lake Marine Park sites

Located just north of Hermit Bay marine park site, the fire is estimated at 0.01 hectares

A small wildfire was spotted in the Shuswap on July 25 near DeRoy Creek, just north of Shuswap Lake Marine Park’s Hermit Creek site. Cause is unknown at this time. (BC Wildfire photo)
Paddleboarders were on their way to Copper Island on July 4, 2022 when a storm blew them off course. (Contributed)

Paddleboarders rescued by police boat during storm on Shuswap Lake

Chase RCMP issue reminder about wearing personal flotation devices on paddle-board trips

Paddleboarders were on their way to Copper Island on July 4, 2022 when a storm blew them off course. (Contributed)
One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)

Report says water quality in Shuswap generally good, nutrients going into lakes remain a concern

2021 results from testing at 16 locations throughout the watershed

One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake. (File photo)
Grebes feed a fish to their grebette in this photo captured from the Salmon Arm wharf by David Reimer on Thursday, July 14, 2022. (David Reimer photo)

Guest shot: Grebette feeding in Salmon Arm bay

Grebes feed a fish to their grebette in this photo captured from…

  • Jul 15, 2022
Grebes feed a fish to their grebette in this photo captured from the Salmon Arm wharf by David Reimer on Thursday, July 14, 2022. (David Reimer photo)
Signs cautioned users of Canoe Beach on Saturday, July 3 to take care in the beach area because of high water. The lower sign noted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the City of Salmon Arm and Interior Health was monitoring an algae bloom in the Salmon Arm Wharf and Sunnybrae/Canoe Point areas of Shuswap Lake. (File photo)

Cautionary advisory lifted for Shuswap Lake, no blue-green algae found in test results

Interior Health issued advisory on June 28 for emerging algal bloom

Signs cautioned users of Canoe Beach on Saturday, July 3 to take care in the beach area because of high water. The lower sign noted the Columbia Shuswap Regional District, the City of Salmon Arm and Interior Health was monitoring an algae bloom in the Salmon Arm Wharf and Sunnybrae/Canoe Point areas of Shuswap Lake. (File photo)