Shuswap

Quaaout Lodge and Spa at Talking Rock Golf Course announced the golf course would be reopening on Friday, May 27, 2022. (File photo)

Golf course to reopen at Shuswap’s fire damaged Quaaout Lodge

Talking Rock Golf Course preparing to open on May 27

 

As of May 18, DeMille’s Farm Market owner Brad DeMille had yet to plant sweet corn for the coming summer. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘It’s horrible’: Summer sweet corn crop an uncertainty for Salmon Arm’s Brad DeMille

Cool, wet weather has kept DeMille’s Farm Market owner from getting seeds into the ground

 

Chase police responded to a report of a serious assault at a Sorrento business on May 11. (File photo)

Police step up patrols in Sorrento after reported assault

Victim reportedly beaten, left unconscious and bleeding in parking lot

  • May 24, 2022

 

Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Resort, conceived and run by the Little Shuswap Lake Band in the 1990s, was partially engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. Kukpi7 (Chief) James Tomma said the complex will be rebuilt. (Andrew McCausland photo)

Quaaout Lodge in Shuswap to be rebuilt after devastating fire

Cause, extent of damage that destroyed guest wing being investigated for Little Shuswap Lake Band

Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Resort, conceived and run by the Little Shuswap Lake Band in the 1990s, was partially engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. Kukpi7 (Chief) James Tomma said the complex will be rebuilt. (Andrew McCausland photo)
Chase RCMP recently responded to two reported break and enters and one act of mischief, all at Anglemont properties. (File photo)

RCMP respond to multiple break and enters in North Shuswap community

Anglemont residents urged to be on the lookout for suspicious activity

Chase RCMP recently responded to two reported break and enters and one act of mischief, all at Anglemont properties. (File photo)
Tappen Mountain is reduced to a silhouette by smoke from wildfires in this photo taken from Recline Ridge’s vineyards on Aug. 4, 2021. Recline Ridge winemaker Jaime Flemke said there were many days the mountain couldn’t be seen due to the smoke. (Jaime Flemke photo)

Smoky vintage: Shuswap vineyards affected differently by 2021 wildfires

Smoke has become another factor for winemakers to consider and contend with

  • May 23, 2022
Tappen Mountain is reduced to a silhouette by smoke from wildfires in this photo taken from Recline Ridge’s vineyards on Aug. 4, 2021. Recline Ridge winemaker Jaime Flemke said there were many days the mountain couldn’t be seen due to the smoke. (Jaime Flemke photo)
Accommodations at the Quaaout Lodge in the Shuswap, near Squilax, were engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. (Andrew McCausland photo)

Shuswap resort engulfed in flames

Fire at Quaaout Lodge Sunday morning, May 22, in Squilax

Accommodations at the Quaaout Lodge in the Shuswap, near Squilax, were engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. (Andrew McCausland photo)
By the year 2052, the North Shuswap community of Kwikoit, formerly known as Scotch Creek, is a thriving small city that includes many small, 
intensive farms. (Google Earth map graphic)
By the year 2052, the North Shuswap community of Kwikoit, formerly known as Scotch Creek, is a thriving small city that includes many small, 
intensive farms. (Google Earth map graphic)
Chase RCMP warn of a ‘sextortion scam’ after a young man is told to pay money if he doesn’t want a revealing photo he’s sent to a person online to be distributed on social media. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives)

Chase RCMP warn of ‘sextortion scam’ involving naked photo online

Police provide guideline for young people who may be particularly vulnerable to such crimes

Chase RCMP warn of a ‘sextortion scam’ after a young man is told to pay money if he doesn’t want a revealing photo he’s sent to a person online to be distributed on social media. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Doug Ives)
The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association Awards were presented May 18, 2022, recognizing the many players, coaches, volunteers and more who contributed to the successful 2021-22 season. (Kristal Burgess Photography)

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey players, volunteers, coaches honoured

Minor hockey awards for the 2021-22 season presented in person

The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association Awards were presented May 18, 2022, recognizing the many players, coaches, volunteers and more who contributed to the successful 2021-22 season. (Kristal Burgess Photography)
Cody Bandsma takes in a bird’s eye view of White Lake from his motorized paraglider during a recent flight over the area. (Cody Bandsma photo)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm man takes to the sky for a look around town

Cody Bandsma shares videos from recent flights over Salmon Arm, White Lake

Cody Bandsma takes in a bird’s eye view of White Lake from his motorized paraglider during a recent flight over the area. (Cody Bandsma photo)
Keith Cox’s passion for plants and the great outdoors keeps him active working on trails in the Shuswap. (Barb Brouwer photo)

“It makes you feel good to contribute’: Keith Cox a Salmon Arm Hometown Hero

Cox nominated by Shuswap Trail Alliance for his countless hours of work

  • May 20, 2022
Keith Cox’s passion for plants and the great outdoors keeps him active working on trails in the Shuswap. (Barb Brouwer photo)
A Shuswap man was awarded more than $1 million in damages by BC Supreme Court in May 2022 after he was badly injured in 2018 when his dirt bike hit a chain strung across a rural road in Mara, south of Sicamous. (rihaij/Pixabay photo)

Shuswap man awarded $1.3 million following ‘horrific’ dirt bike crash

Judge says crash south of Sicamous left driver to endure a ‘very great amount of pain and suffering’

A Shuswap man was awarded more than $1 million in damages by BC Supreme Court in May 2022 after he was badly injured in 2018 when his dirt bike hit a chain strung across a rural road in Mara, south of Sicamous. (rihaij/Pixabay photo)
The South Shuswap, North Shuswap and Chase chambers of commerce recently launched a new website at dotheshu.com. (Dotheshoe.com image)

Do the Shu: Newly launched website a virtual guide to the Shuswap

Site allows users to curate experiences through suggested itineraries or collections

  • May 18, 2022
The South Shuswap, North Shuswap and Chase chambers of commerce recently launched a new website at dotheshu.com. (Dotheshoe.com image)
The coveted Salty Dog Enduro medals wait to be awarded at the South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Update: Shuswap riders make their mark at Salty Dog Enduro

About 100 volunteers help keep things rolling at Salmon Arm mountain bike event

The coveted Salty Dog Enduro medals wait to be awarded at the South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm will close its doors permanently on May 31, 2022. Plans are underway to come up with options that better meet the needs of people who are without homes. (File photo)

Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm to close its doors permanently May 31

Groups working together to provide options that better meet needs of individuals

The Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm will close its doors permanently on May 31, 2022. Plans are underway to come up with options that better meet the needs of people who are without homes. (File photo)
Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salt, sweat and gears: Salty Dog Enduro riders conquer Salmon Arm trails

More than 400 riders take part in six-hour cycling event at South Canoe

Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Blind Bay Village Grocer managers Peggy Toole and Brenda Szlabon accept their winning plaque on April 25 in Vancouver from Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers presenters president Tom Shurrie and Tony Chapman. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap grocer recognized again at Independent Grocers of the Year awards

Blind Bay Village Grocer receives Hall of Fame Award for continued excellence

Blind Bay Village Grocer managers Peggy Toole and Brenda Szlabon accept their winning plaque on April 25 in Vancouver from Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers presenters president Tom Shurrie and Tony Chapman. (Photo contributed)
Salmon Arm author Virginia McCausland reads from her new book, Death’s Ferryman Rides a Harley, available now at Bookingham Palace. (Barb Brouwer photo)

Harley riding harbinger encourages teen to focus on values, dreams in novel by Salmon Arm author

Virginia McCausland’s Death’s Ferryman Rides a Harley available now

  • May 14, 2022
Salmon Arm author Virginia McCausland reads from her new book, Death’s Ferryman Rides a Harley, available now at Bookingham Palace. (Barb Brouwer photo)
The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson was denied bail in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops on May 12, 2022. (File photo)

Man charged with murder in death of Shuswap woman denied bail

Derek Favell faces second-degree murder charge in death of Ashley Simpson

The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson was denied bail in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops on May 12, 2022. (File photo)