Shuswap

Jane Aubertin, mother to Nicole Bell who has been missing since Sept. 2, 2017, speaks in 2020 to media and others concerned about missing and murdered women in the North Okanagan-Shuswap. (File photo)

News of Ashley Simpson brings hope to other North Okanagan-Shuswap families of missing women

Simpson family gets closure after remains of Salmon Arm woman found and man charged

 

Ashley Simpson giving a peace sign to a photographer. (Contributed)

RCMP find remains of Shuswap woman missing for five years, former boyfriend charged

News brings resolution, sadness for Simpson’s parents

 

A murder charge has been laid regarding Ashley Simpson who went missing in April 2016. (Photo contributed)

Former boyfriend of missing Shuswap woman charged with murder

Ashley Simpson went missing in April 2016, she had been living on Yankee Flats Road near Salmon Arm

A murder charge has been laid regarding Ashley Simpson who went missing in April 2016. (Photo contributed)
Snowy streets of downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)

Okanagan-Shuswap could see up to 10 cm of snow

Environment Canada is calling for between 5 and 10 cm of snow for Monday

Snowy streets of downtown Penticton. (Brennan Phillips/ Penticton Western News)
Grace Lore, B.C.’s parliamentary secretary for gender equity, spoke with SAFE Society representatives on Nov. 29 about their sexual assault response program and the province’s support for it. (File photo)

‘Pretty remarkable’: SAFE Society offers new expanded response to sexual assaults

Province provides funds, survivors urged to reach out for help

Grace Lore, B.C.’s parliamentary secretary for gender equity, spoke with SAFE Society representatives on Nov. 29 about their sexual assault response program and the province’s support for it. (File photo)
A firefighter sprays water on the flames of a derelict building which was lit ablaze as part of a training exercise involving the Malakwa, Sicamous and Swansea Point fire departments on March 26, 2017. (File photo)

Two Shuswap fire chiefs take unpaid leave of absence in response to CSRD vaccine mandate

Swansea Point, Silver Creek fire chiefs say losing members puts communities in danger

A firefighter sprays water on the flames of a derelict building which was lit ablaze as part of a training exercise involving the Malakwa, Sicamous and Swansea Point fire departments on March 26, 2017. (File photo)
The Monashee Music Festival will be held at the Sicamous Dog Park on July 22 and 23, 2022. (Contributed)

Rockers 54-40 to headline in new Shuswap music festival coming next summer

Monashee Music Festival will feature a day of rock and a day of country tunes

The Monashee Music Festival will be held at the Sicamous Dog Park on July 22 and 23, 2022. (Contributed)
Destiny and Zion Orchard enjoy some swing time at Salmon Arm’s Blackburn Park during the unusually warm December weather on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Wednesday’s temperature highs in Okanagan-Shuswap break century of records

Environment Canada says return to cooler weather expected by Friday

Destiny and Zion Orchard enjoy some swing time at Salmon Arm’s Blackburn Park during the unusually warm December weather on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Water and debris have been reported at the 11-kilometre mark of the Seymour Arm Main Forest Service Road on Nov. 30, 2021. (File photo)

Water, debris prompt warning to avoid forest service road in North Shuswap

Danger is at 11-kilometre mark of Seymour Arm Main Forest Service Road

Water and debris have been reported at the 11-kilometre mark of the Seymour Arm Main Forest Service Road on Nov. 30, 2021. (File photo)
The annual United Against Violence Against Women Candlelight Vigil will take place Monday, Dec. 6 at both the Vernon and Salmon Arm campuses of Okanagan College. (Image contributed)

Vigils in Salmon Arm, Vernon to remember women killed in Montreal massacre

Okanagan College candlelight vigils to raise awareness of all murdered and missing women

The annual United Against Violence Against Women Candlelight Vigil will take place Monday, Dec. 6 at both the Vernon and Salmon Arm campuses of Okanagan College. (Image contributed)
Water in Sorrento is safe to drink again after a 5-day-long boil water notice. (File photo)

Interior Health rescinds Sorrento boil water notice

Columbia Shuswap Regional District announced water was safe to drink on Nov. 29

Water in Sorrento is safe to drink again after a 5-day-long boil water notice. (File photo)
Barb Keehn, a former Merritt resident and the receptionist at the District Education Support Centre in Salmon Arm, will be welcoming evacuees to the centre from Nov. 29 until supplies last, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m, to pick up free games, books and stuffies donated by students in School District 83. (Photo contributed)

Students in North Okanagan-Shuswap donate games, books, stuffies for evacuees

Evacuees invited to stop by District Education Support Centre in Salmon Arm for free like-new items

Barb Keehn, a former Merritt resident and the receptionist at the District Education Support Centre in Salmon Arm, will be welcoming evacuees to the centre from Nov. 29 until supplies last, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m, to pick up free games, books and stuffies donated by students in School District 83. (Photo contributed)
Traditional healers Edna and Laureen Felix from Splatsin were invited by the Shuswap Emergency Program to the reception centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort to provide support and healing for evacuees. They will be there this weekend, Nov. 27 and 28. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Traditional healing available to evacuees in Salmon Arm this weekend

Splatsin mother, daughter to offer a safe space so people can talk or take part in a Healing Circle

Traditional healers Edna and Laureen Felix from Splatsin were invited by the Shuswap Emergency Program to the reception centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort to provide support and healing for evacuees. They will be there this weekend, Nov. 27 and 28. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
School District 83 trustees opened discussion on mandatory vaccination of school district staff at their Oct. 19 board meeting. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap school board pursuing data, consultation on mandatory vaccination

No decision made on mandatory vaccination policy for School District 83 staff

  • Nov 26, 2021
School District 83 trustees opened discussion on mandatory vaccination of school district staff at their Oct. 19 board meeting. (File photo)
Cod Gone Wild returns to the Shuswap for a show at the Sorrento Memorial Hall for a show on Dec. 10, 2021. (Cod Gone Wild photo)

Cods tuning up for show with Shuswap neighbours

Cod Gone Wild returning to Sorrento Memorial Hall

  • Nov 26, 2021
Cod Gone Wild returns to the Shuswap for a show at the Sorrento Memorial Hall for a show on Dec. 10, 2021. (Cod Gone Wild photo)
The District of Sicamous awarded a contract to supply and install a complete biomass heating system to Fink Machine Inc. with a phase one contract price of $870,821 plus applicable taxes on Nov. 10, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous council approves purchase of biomass heating system for industrial park

District hopes to generate $150,000 to $250,000 per year from system

The District of Sicamous awarded a contract to supply and install a complete biomass heating system to Fink Machine Inc. with a phase one contract price of $870,821 plus applicable taxes on Nov. 10, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Patricia Thurston said demand is higher than ever for the Shuswap Family Centre’s 2021 Family-to-Family Christmas Gift Campaign for Children and Youth. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

‘More challenges than ever’: Gifts wanted for Shuswap families in need after tough year

Shuswap Family Centre’s annual Family-to-Family Christmas Gift Campaign sees record demand

Patricia Thurston said demand is higher than ever for the Shuswap Family Centre’s 2021 Family-to-Family Christmas Gift Campaign for Children and Youth. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Chase RCMP have provided a new detail to the description of a suspect in the Oct. 14, 2021 assault of a young female. (File photo)

New detail added to description of suspect in October assault of girl in Chase

Chase RCMP provide information regarding tattoos on suspect

Chase RCMP have provided a new detail to the description of a suspect in the Oct. 14, 2021 assault of a young female. (File photo)
Twelve-year-old Kody, a Dachshund-cross, was returned to his owner in Prince George after he was found by Chase RCMP at the home of a former neighbour of the owner who had moved to Chase, B.C. (Facebook photo)

Chase RCMP find dog missing from Prince George about 600 kilometres away

Owner told officers dog stolen, 10-year-old Dachshund found at new home in Chase of former neighbour

Twelve-year-old Kody, a Dachshund-cross, was returned to his owner in Prince George after he was found by Chase RCMP at the home of a former neighbour of the owner who had moved to Chase, B.C. (Facebook photo)