Sicamous

An evacuation alert was ordered at 3 p.m. on July 3 for the Sicamous Mobile Home Park. (District of Sicamous image)

Landslide risk prompts evacuation alert for Sicamous Mobile Home Park

Alert advises people to be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice if danger increases

 

Bruhn Crossing’s Urban Market provides local businesses the chance to run their business from shipping containers. (Brenda Dalzell photo)

Lack of commercial space in Sicamous stunts post-pandemic growth

There is currently no commercial office space available to rent or lease

 

Washrooms vandalized in Sicamous. (Facebook)

Sicamous Beach Park washrooms vandalized

District asks community to step up and help care for washrooms

Washrooms vandalized in Sicamous. (Facebook)
Sicamous RCMP say vehicle was going twice the posted speed when it was clocked on Highway 1 on June 25, 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Excessive speed: Sicamous RCMP say vehicle clocked going 205 km/h on Highway 1

Vehicle impounded for seven days, driver fined and may face more penalties

Sicamous RCMP say vehicle was going twice the posted speed when it was clocked on Highway 1 on June 25, 2022. (Black Press file photo)
Construction at the Ross Street Underpass pictured on June 14, 2022. (File photo)

More housing could help as Shuswap employers struggle to find enough workers

Record-low unemployment rates across the country make for stiff competition

Construction at the Ross Street Underpass pictured on June 14, 2022. (File photo)
Jan Seelinger died in a motorcycle crash on Highway 97A/Springbend Road in June 2021. (Contributed)

Brother’s push for upgrade of Highway 97A intersection where his sister died reaps action

Anniversary of fatal June 2021 motorcycle crash brings positive news

Jan Seelinger died in a motorcycle crash on Highway 97A/Springbend Road in June 2021. (Contributed)
The District of Sicamous through the Shuswap Emergency Program has rescinded an evacuation alert as of June 23 for the Sicamous Mobile Home Park that was issued June 13. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District map)

‘All clear status’: Evacuation alert at Sicamous Mobile Home park rescinded

Alert has been in place since June 13 due to threat of harm from a potential landslide

The District of Sicamous through the Shuswap Emergency Program has rescinded an evacuation alert as of June 23 for the Sicamous Mobile Home Park that was issued June 13. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District map)
Measuring old-growth trees at Yard Creek Provincial Park. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)

Japanese themed garden planned for Yard Creek park to remember internment

The plan was unanimously supported by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board

  • Jun 22, 2022
Measuring old-growth trees at Yard Creek Provincial Park. (Shuswap Trail Alliance photo)
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Some user fees to increase for Sicamous and District Recreation Centre

Interim user rate increases for the remainder of the 2022 and 2023 seasons

  • Jun 21, 2022
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Cam LaBoyne and kids Sophia and Emmett enjoy watching Uncle Chris the Clown on the Main Stage at the Salmon Arm Canada Day Children’s Festival on Monday, July 1, 2019. (File photo)

Celebrate Canada Day in the Shuswap

Find out what’s happening on July 1

  • Jun 21, 2022
Cam LaBoyne and kids Sophia and Emmett enjoy watching Uncle Chris the Clown on the Main Stage at the Salmon Arm Canada Day Children’s Festival on Monday, July 1, 2019. (File photo)
A Rapattack crew unloads sandbags for placement around a city lift station at Canoe Beach on Thursday morning, June 16, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Rapattack crews sandbagging for high water in Salmon Arm and Sicamous

Efforts focused on protecting municipal infrastructure

A Rapattack crew unloads sandbags for placement around a city lift station at Canoe Beach on Thursday morning, June 16, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A graph shared at the June 8 Sicamous council meeting illustrates how average residential property taxes in the district have increased since 2018. (District of Sicamous image)

‘Why so high?’: Sicamous chief financial officer talks rising property taxes, assessment values

New for 2022, district now has five residential properties valued at over $3 million

A graph shared at the June 8 Sicamous council meeting illustrates how average residential property taxes in the district have increased since 2018. (District of Sicamous image)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is making sand and bags available for filling. (CSRD file photo)

Shuswap activates Emergency Operations Centre in response to rising lake levels

The BC River Forecast Centre has upgraded to Flood Watch status for the Shuswap Region

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is making sand and bags available for filling. (CSRD file photo)
Ron Flockhart and sister LaVerne – holding her grandson, Conner – were at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre for the unveiling of a sign honouring brother Rob Flockhart on June 6, 2021. (Contributed)

District of Sicamous looks to honour local hockey legend Rob Flockhart

Proposed street naming policy amendment also sparked by longtime volunteer Lloyd Gavel

Ron Flockhart and sister LaVerne – holding her grandson, Conner – were at the Sicamous and District Recreation Centre for the unveiling of a sign honouring brother Rob Flockhart on June 6, 2021. (Contributed)
Sand and/or bags are being made available at 22 locations in the Shuswap area. (CSRD)

Shuswap residents prepare for rising flood risk

The BC River Forecast Centre has upgraded to Flood Watch status for the Shuswap Region

Sand and/or bags are being made available at 22 locations in the Shuswap area. (CSRD)
Grant funding available through the Shuswap Watershed Council has recently gone to two projects, one in Malakwa along the Eagle River and the other at Gardom Lake, which will help protect water quality in the area. (File photo)

Grant-funded projects in Malakwa, Gardom Lake to benefit water quality in the Shuswap

Funding made available by Shuswap Watershed Council

  • Jun 14, 2022
Grant funding available through the Shuswap Watershed Council has recently gone to two projects, one in Malakwa along the Eagle River and the other at Gardom Lake, which will help protect water quality in the area. (File photo)
The inaugural Monashee Music Festival takes place at the Sicamous Dog Park July 22-23. (File photo)

Monashee Music Festival coming together for Sicamous premiere

Two-day event to include one day of rock music and a day of country

The inaugural Monashee Music Festival takes place at the Sicamous Dog Park July 22-23. (File photo)
An evacuation alert was issued for all residences of the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park on Monday, June 13, 2022. (File photo)

Rainfall, increased landslide risk spurs evacuation alert for Sicamous mobile home park

Evacuation alert follows special weather statement issued for Shuswap

  • Jun 13, 2022
An evacuation alert was issued for all residences of the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park on Monday, June 13, 2022. (File photo)
At its May 25 meeting, District of Sicamous council voted to proceed with a municipal boundary expansion study, focusing on properties on the west side of the Sicamous channel up to and including Mara Hills, formerly Hyde Mountain. (Google Earth map image)

Mara Hills owners back out of Sicamous boundary expansion study

District staff and council surprised by email from PintoWest Properties CEO

  • Jun 13, 2022
At its May 25 meeting, District of Sicamous council voted to proceed with a municipal boundary expansion study, focusing on properties on the west side of the Sicamous channel up to and including Mara Hills, formerly Hyde Mountain. (Google Earth map image)