Sicamous

The remains of a large structure and vehicles destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire are seen on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton on Aug. 15, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Sicamous to donate $1 per person in district to help Village of Lytton rebuild

Sicamous council received a call to action from the Regional District of Mount Waddington

 

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District announced the reopening of the Sicamous Creek and North Fork Wild Trails on Sept. 24, 2021. (CSRD photo)

Hiking trails near Sicamous reopen after Two Mile Road wildfire

Sicamous Creek and North Fork Wild Trails were closed since July 22

 

A protest against vaccine cards was held outside of the District of Sicamous office on Sept. 22, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

People against vaccine cards stage ‘peaceful’ protest outside Sicamous council meeting

Sicamous RCMP observed the protest from a distance and from inside district office

 

Ryan Milligan, pictured with wife Amanda and kids Raya and Emmett, was in the ICU at Kelowna General Hospital fighting against COVID-19 on Sept. 23. A gofundme has been launched to support his family. (Contributed)

‘This could happen to anyone’: Golden man, 38, with COVID-19 fighting for life in ICU

Fundraiser launched to support family of former Sicamous resident Ryan Milligan

Ryan Milligan, pictured with wife Amanda and kids Raya and Emmett, was in the ICU at Kelowna General Hospital fighting against COVID-19 on Sept. 23. A gofundme has been launched to support his family. (Contributed)
By the end of October 2021, a BC Emergency Health Services spokesperson says Sicamous will have 8 full-time paramedics serving the district 24/7. (File photo)

Sicamous ambulance station to get extra ambulance, 8 full-time staff by end of October

New positions will be filled by mix of paramedics already at station and provincial hires

By the end of October 2021, a BC Emergency Health Services spokesperson says Sicamous will have 8 full-time paramedics serving the district 24/7. (File photo)
Kathryn Vennard (center, sitting on chair) and some of her “amazing team of ladies” give a thumbs up amid another successful She Shoe Swaps for charity sale, which raises money for the SAFE Society and Shuswap Community Foundation each year. After a break in 2020 due to COVID-19, this year’s event was held outside the Brooke Downs Vennard LLP building on Sept. 18, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

She Shoe Swaps sale supports Shuswap charities

Annual sale donates all proceeds split evenly between SAFE Society, Shuswap Community Foundation

Kathryn Vennard (center, sitting on chair) and some of her “amazing team of ladies” give a thumbs up amid another successful She Shoe Swaps for charity sale, which raises money for the SAFE Society and Shuswap Community Foundation each year. After a break in 2020 due to COVID-19, this year’s event was held outside the Brooke Downs Vennard LLP building on Sept. 18, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
A black bear next to a trash bin. (Mark Levisay photo)

Columbia-Shuswap residents warned September usually when human-bear conflicts highest

WildSafeBC says usual food sources for bears affected by summer drought conditions

A black bear next to a trash bin. (Mark Levisay photo)
The District of Sicamous released its Fall 2021 Recreation Programs & Events Guide on Sept. 9. (District of Sicamous image)

Activities for people of all ages, and even dogs, available in Sicamous this fall

District of Sicamous released its Fall 2021 Recreation Programs & Events Guide on Sept. 9

The District of Sicamous released its Fall 2021 Recreation Programs & Events Guide on Sept. 9. (District of Sicamous image)
From left to right: Vahlleri Semeniuk on behalf of the Second Harvest Food Bank; Jaylene Bourdon on behalf of the SAFE Society; Kaily Jeffery, who raised and sold her own 4H steer; and Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, who bought Jeffery’s steer and donated the meat to Second Harvest and the SAFE Society. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm charities, Sicamous teen benefit from grocer’s generous bid on 4-H steer

Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, donated meat to Second Harvest, SAFE Society

From left to right: Vahlleri Semeniuk on behalf of the Second Harvest Food Bank; Jaylene Bourdon on behalf of the SAFE Society; Kaily Jeffery, who raised and sold her own 4H steer; and Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, who bought Jeffery’s steer and donated the meat to Second Harvest and the SAFE Society. (Contributed)
30-minute delays are expected at the Solsqua-Sicamous Bridge on Sept. 16 from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. (District of Sicamous photo)

Delays expected on Solsqua-Sicamous bridge tomorrow

30-minute delays expected from mid-morning to mid-afternoon

30-minute delays are expected at the Solsqua-Sicamous Bridge on Sept. 16 from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. (District of Sicamous photo)
From left to right: Conservative candidate Mel Arnold, People’s Party candidate Kyle Delfing, Liberal candidate Shelley Desautels, Green Party candidate Andrea Gunner and New Democratic Party candidate Ron Johnston. The candidates all participated in the Sicamous Chamber of Commerce’s all-candidates forum on Sept. 10 and 11, 2021. (Sicamous chamber images)

North Okanagan-Shuswap all-candidates talk affordable housing

Sicamous chamber shares questions with candidates

From left to right: Conservative candidate Mel Arnold, People’s Party candidate Kyle Delfing, Liberal candidate Shelley Desautels, Green Party candidate Andrea Gunner and New Democratic Party candidate Ron Johnston. The candidates all participated in the Sicamous Chamber of Commerce’s all-candidates forum on Sept. 10 and 11, 2021. (Sicamous chamber images)
The Adelante Healthcare Goodyear Project is a previous health centre that renowned architect Douglas Cardinal helped design. Cardinal will be working with Scott Builders Inc. on the pre-construction phase of the Shuswap Healing Centre. (Adelante Healthcare photo)

Pre-construction phase of Shuswap Healing Centre project green-lit

Sicamous council authorized Mayor Terry Rysz to sign letter of intent with builder Sept. 8

The Adelante Healthcare Goodyear Project is a previous health centre that renowned architect Douglas Cardinal helped design. Cardinal will be working with Scott Builders Inc. on the pre-construction phase of the Shuswap Healing Centre. (Adelante Healthcare photo)
Sicamous’ mayor and council weighed in on proof of vaccination at their Sept. 8, 2021 meeting. (B.C. government image)

‘I sympathize with your concerns’: Sicamous mayor to delegation against vaccine cards

Council not ready to take official stand for or against cards

Sicamous’ mayor and council weighed in on proof of vaccination at their Sept. 8, 2021 meeting. (B.C. government image)
A concept rendering of the seven-unit two-storey building set to be constructed at 1129 Riverside Avenue in Sicamous. (File photo)

Sicamous council approves permits for 7-unit commercial-residential building

Fire chief Brett Ogino unhappy with lack of setbacks in building plans

A concept rendering of the seven-unit two-storey building set to be constructed at 1129 Riverside Avenue in Sicamous. (File photo)
Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino (left) accepts the B.C. Long Service Medal in recognition of his 25 years of fire service on Sept. 8, 2021. (District of Sicamous image)

Sicamous fire chief receives medal for 25 years of service

Brett Ogino was recognized for his dedication on Sept. 8, 2021

Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino (left) accepts the B.C. Long Service Medal in recognition of his 25 years of fire service on Sept. 8, 2021. (District of Sicamous image)
Carly Procyshyn, the tourism and economic development coordinator for the District of Sicamous Development Corporation, will be out meeting business owners from Sept. 8 to 10, 2021 . (District of Sicamous image)

‘Business walks’ a stepping stone for Sicamous economic development co-ordinator

Carly Procyshyn said she wants to meet as many Sicamous business owners as she can

Carly Procyshyn, the tourism and economic development coordinator for the District of Sicamous Development Corporation, will be out meeting business owners from Sept. 8 to 10, 2021 . (District of Sicamous image)
The District of Sicamous Chamber of Commerce sent a survey on B.C.’s proof of vaccination mandate to 101 of its members on Aug. 27, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

‘No-win situation’: Sicamous business community split on proof of vaccination

District of Sicamous chamber received 39 responses to survey on vaccine passport

The District of Sicamous Chamber of Commerce sent a survey on B.C.’s proof of vaccination mandate to 101 of its members on Aug. 27, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Results from the District of Sicamous’ Main Street revitalization survey will be presented to district council at its Sept. 8 planning and development meeting. (District of Sicamous image)

Sicamous residents see room for improvement on Main Street, survey shows

78 per cent of those surveyed say more waste receptacles needed, 64 per cent say more seating needed

Results from the District of Sicamous’ Main Street revitalization survey will be presented to district council at its Sept. 8 planning and development meeting. (District of Sicamous image)
Increased smoke and fire could be seen on Aug. 11, 2021 on the Two Mile Road blaze near Sicamous. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)

Column: A peek at how things are run behind the wildfire lines

‘Everyone worked many long shifts without breaks or complaints’

  • Sep 3, 2021
Increased smoke and fire could be seen on Aug. 11, 2021 on the Two Mile Road blaze near Sicamous. (B.C. Wildfire Service photo)
The Sicamous Community Health Centre remains committed to serving all patients regardless of vaccine status, notice says. Masks are required for those 12 and over. (File photo)

Rumours the unvaccinated won’t be served at Sicamous health centre false

District of Sicamous issued notice Aug. 27 stating everyone will have same access to care

The Sicamous Community Health Centre remains committed to serving all patients regardless of vaccine status, notice says. Masks are required for those 12 and over. (File photo)