Sicamous

The former Sicamous KOA campground reopened under new ownership as the Sicamous RV and Cabin Resort in May 2021. (Pinnacle Lifestyles photo)

Sicamous area resort looks to add RV spaces, seasonal dwelling units

Rezoning sought for Sicamous RV and Cabin Resort, former KOA campground

 

A painting done during Dody’s Art for Everyone program at the Red Barn. Several family-friendly craft classes are coming up through the Eagle Valley Arts Council starting in February. (Eagle Valley Arts Council- Facebook)

Sicamous’ Red Barn home to upcoming art classes and events

Moccasin making, jig dancing, dream catchers and more

 

Saplings grown by the Sicamous Gardeners group and seeds destined for planting and for new owners. The Sicamous seed swap is planned for Feb. 18 at the Sicamous library. (Sicamous Gardeners- Facebook)

Sicamous gardening group hosting seed swap for community growers

Group hopes to keep heirloom plants alive, written log will keep track of who’s growing what

 

A sign warns of the danger of thin ice. A woman was rescued from Mara Lake after falling through thin ice into freezing water on Monday, Jan. 23 2023. (Swansea Point Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)

Woman, two RCMP officers rescued after falling through ice on Mara Lake near Sicamous

Firefighters with ice-rescue training able to extract citizen, would-be rescuers from lake

A sign warns of the danger of thin ice. A woman was rescued from Mara Lake after falling through thin ice into freezing water on Monday, Jan. 23 2023. (Swansea Point Volunteer Fire Department Facebook)
Sicamous Eagles Minor Hockey coaching staff (from left) Aaron Wiebe, Pascal Albisser, Eagles goalie Gage Reimer and coach Jesse Scrimbit pose with the U11 Jr. Eagles before the Junior B Eagles game against the 100 Mile House Wranglers Friday, Jan. 20. The Jr. Eagles are hosting a minor hockey tournament until Sunday, Jan. 22. Jr. Eagles players from pictured are Quinn Carson, Jake McNabb, Cohen Dupuis, Kason Vandergaag, Nixon Dymond, Morgan Workman, Owen Wiebe, Finn Albisser, CJ Dubasov, Zach Kennedy, and Malakwai Perry. Missing from the photo were Cameron Regier, Cody Keehn, Dillon and Dustin Hilder. (Rebecca Willson photo)

Minor hockey tournament lands in Sicamous

Jr. Eagles win first game of the tournament, battle five other teams for Sunday playoffs

Sicamous Eagles Minor Hockey coaching staff (from left) Aaron Wiebe, Pascal Albisser, Eagles goalie Gage Reimer and coach Jesse Scrimbit pose with the U11 Jr. Eagles before the Junior B Eagles game against the 100 Mile House Wranglers Friday, Jan. 20. The Jr. Eagles are hosting a minor hockey tournament until Sunday, Jan. 22. Jr. Eagles players from pictured are Quinn Carson, Jake McNabb, Cohen Dupuis, Kason Vandergaag, Nixon Dymond, Morgan Workman, Owen Wiebe, Finn Albisser, CJ Dubasov, Zach Kennedy, and Malakwai Perry. Missing from the photo were Cameron Regier, Cody Keehn, Dillon and Dustin Hilder. (Rebecca Willson photo)
Concertgoers gather for the Music in the Park summer concert series at the Sicamous Beach Park on Aug. 8, 2022. (Sicamous and District Chamber of Commerce photo)

Applications open for Sicamous Music in the Park summer concerts

Concerts to be held Mondays starting July 3

Concertgoers gather for the Music in the Park summer concert series at the Sicamous Beach Park on Aug. 8, 2022. (Sicamous and District Chamber of Commerce photo)
Swansea Point and Ranchero/ Deep Creek fire departments have been going to Sicamous Eagles hockey games as team-building events. (Swansea Pint Fire Department Facebook)

Go Eagles!: CSRD fire departments bond in cheering on Sicamous hockey team

Firefighters support the community and local sports, excited for playoff hockey

Swansea Point and Ranchero/ Deep Creek fire departments have been going to Sicamous Eagles hockey games as team-building events. (Swansea Pint Fire Department Facebook)
Goalie Rhys Netherton minds the net during a game against the Kelowna Chiefs, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. He and fellow Sicamous Eagles are hosting a team trivia night at the Red Barn on Saturday, Feb. 4. (Sicamous Eagles Facebook)

Sicamous Eagles hosting trivia night to entertain fans

Evening of fun facts runs from 7 to 10 p.m.

Goalie Rhys Netherton minds the net during a game against the Kelowna Chiefs, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023. He and fellow Sicamous Eagles are hosting a team trivia night at the Red Barn on Saturday, Feb. 4. (Sicamous Eagles Facebook)
Madison DeWitt winds up for a pitch at a Sicamous softball game. Ladies’ tournaments will return in spring 2023 and a mixed tournament is planned for July to kick off the hopeful return of the Moose Mouse Days festival. (File photo)

Sicamous softball tourneys in spring will lead up to hopeful return of Moose Mouse Days

Ladies’ tournaments planned for spring, Eagles’ Nest to house out-of-province umpires

Madison DeWitt winds up for a pitch at a Sicamous softball game. Ladies’ tournaments will return in spring 2023 and a mixed tournament is planned for July to kick off the hopeful return of the Moose Mouse Days festival. (File photo)
An affordable housing working group has been formed, separate from the Sicamous Housing Committee, to meet and discuss housing projects in the district. A focus of the District of Sicamous group will be the 36-unit housing complex, developed in partnership with the Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society (EVSCHS) which operates The Haven (pictured), The Lodge and The Manor. (EVSCHS Facebook)

Affordable housing working group formed in Sicamous to speed up projects

Projects to be discussed as-needed, 36-unit Eagle Valley Senior Citizens unit a priority

An affordable housing working group has been formed, separate from the Sicamous Housing Committee, to meet and discuss housing projects in the district. A focus of the District of Sicamous group will be the 36-unit housing complex, developed in partnership with the Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society (EVSCHS) which operates The Haven (pictured), The Lodge and The Manor. (EVSCHS Facebook)
The Sicamous market is now held year-round, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and organizers hope the event will become more of a gathering place as well as a chance to shop for all kinds of goods. (Terry Sinton Facebook)

Sicamous market returns, open year-round for shopping and socializing

Organizers want to see the market as a community gathering place without expectation to buy

The Sicamous market is now held year-round, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and organizers hope the event will become more of a gathering place as well as a chance to shop for all kinds of goods. (Terry Sinton Facebook)
Examples of past volunteer painted banners that have hung in the District of Sicamous on lamp posts. Council discussed how many branded banners versus hand-painted ones will be on display this year at the Jan. 11 2023 meeting. (District of Sicamous photo)

Request to display more hand-painted banners in Sicamous at odds with district marketing

Council discusses ratio of painted versus branded banners and value of volunteer art

Examples of past volunteer painted banners that have hung in the District of Sicamous on lamp posts. Council discussed how many branded banners versus hand-painted ones will be on display this year at the Jan. 11 2023 meeting. (District of Sicamous photo)
Sicamous Curling Club is hosting a rock/popstar funspiel Jan. 27 and 28, with costumes, a dinner and cash prizes. (Sicamous Curling Club/ Facebook)

Sicamous Curling Club hosts rock star bonspiel

Costumes, dinner and cash prizes to entertain athletes over two-day competition

Sicamous Curling Club is hosting a rock/popstar funspiel Jan. 27 and 28, with costumes, a dinner and cash prizes. (Sicamous Curling Club/ Facebook)
Representatives from Rural Coordination Centre BC visited the Main Street site of the future Shuswap Community Health Centre in November 2022. (File photo)

Organization interested in Sicamous/Shuswap residents’ challenges in accessing health care

Rural Coordination Centre BC seeking stories from rural residents

Representatives from Rural Coordination Centre BC visited the Main Street site of the future Shuswap Community Health Centre in November 2022. (File photo)
Bryson Dick operated an excavator for two months in Alaska after being hired by Kris Kelly who features on Discovery Channel’s TV show, Bering Sea Gold. Dick appears in episodes of the show’s 15th season. (Bryson Dick photo)

‘Anything that can kill you will’: Sicamous man digs deep for Discovery Channel show

Bryson Dick spent two months in Alaska working on latest season of Bering Sea Gold

Bryson Dick operated an excavator for two months in Alaska after being hired by Kris Kelly who features on Discovery Channel’s TV show, Bering Sea Gold. Dick appears in episodes of the show’s 15th season. (Bryson Dick photo)
The Sicamous Eagles (white) peppered North Okanagan Knights goalie Austin Seibel with 57 shots in a 7-1 KIJHL win at the Sicamous Recreation Centre Saturday, Jan. 14. (File photo)

Sicamous Eagles soar past North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL - Hometown Birds score seven unanswered goals in 7-1 victory; host 100 Mile House 2 p.m. Sunday

The Sicamous Eagles (white) peppered North Okanagan Knights goalie Austin Seibel with 57 shots in a 7-1 KIJHL win at the Sicamous Recreation Centre Saturday, Jan. 14. (File photo)
District of Sicamous council is sending a letter to the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to emphasize the need to prioritize and 
expedite the R.W. Bruhn Bridge replacement project due to safety hazards in its current state. (District of Sicamous photo)

Province urged to prioritize Highway 1 bridge replacement at Sicamous

RCMP sergeant calls Bruhn Bridge a hazard drivers have had to endure for too long

District of Sicamous council is sending a letter to the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to emphasize the need to prioritize and 
expedite the R.W. Bruhn Bridge replacement project due to safety hazards in its current state. (District of Sicamous photo)
Sicamous council adopted Zoning Bylaw 1000, allowing for more short-term rentals in zones across the district. (File photo)

District of Sicamous adopts new zoning bylaw regulating short-term rentals

Business licensing will be used to enforce rules

Sicamous council adopted Zoning Bylaw 1000, allowing for more short-term rentals in zones across the district. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous Planning and Development Committee looked at provincial regulations for building a dock in lagoon water that is not affected by Riparian Areas Protection Regulation but that the province is now enforcing that legislation on for any new development. This image shows the required setback from the water that any new build would have to be placed at. (District of Sicamous image)

Permit requirements murky for properties along Sicamous lagoon

Resident says permits not required since 1970 now enforced in riparian areas

The District of Sicamous Planning and Development Committee looked at provincial regulations for building a dock in lagoon water that is not affected by Riparian Areas Protection Regulation but that the province is now enforcing that legislation on for any new development. This image shows the required setback from the water that any new build would have to be placed at. (District of Sicamous image)
Work on the Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous is underway, and traffic at the Highway 1 structure is expected to be reduced to single lane, alternating until Sunday, Jan. 15. (BC Transportation photo)

Traffic reduced to single lane at Bruhn Bridge, Highway 1, in Sicamous

Damaged guardrail being replaced, traffic delays until Jan. 15

Work on the Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous is underway, and traffic at the Highway 1 structure is expected to be reduced to single lane, alternating until Sunday, Jan. 15. (BC Transportation photo)