Sicamous

Salmon Arm Snowblazers volunteers work to clear the sledding trails after trees have fallen and blocked the trails due to heavy snow buildup. (Contributed)

Avalanche concerns low for Shuswap snowmobile clubs, warm weather brings other challenges

Salmon Arm Snowblazers looking for help with fallen trees

Salmon Arm Snowblazers volunteers work to clear the sledding trails after trees have fallen and blocked the trails due to heavy snow buildup. (Contributed)
A map of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and Growth Management Boundary line in Sicamous. Property owners and the Planning and Development Committee have discussed removing the ALR restrictions on some parcels of land. (District of Sicamous photo)

Sicamous development committee to look into moving agricultural boundaries

Much of district constrained by provincial and federal regulation

A map of the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR) and Growth Management Boundary line in Sicamous. Property owners and the Planning and Development Committee have discussed removing the ALR restrictions on some parcels of land. (District of Sicamous photo)
A Tim Hortons employee hands out coffee from a drive-through window to a customer (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Foiled by a love for Timmies: Stolen vehicle from Kelowna found in Sicamous drive-thru

The couple never returned the vehicle after a Jan. 9, test drive

A Tim Hortons employee hands out coffee from a drive-through window to a customer (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Operators from the Lower Mainland have been awarded a lease to run a Sicamous childcare centre and have partnered with a local provider to reopen the facility. (File photo)

New operators awarded lease for Sicamous childcare centre

Local childcare provider partnering with operators from Lower Mainland

Operators from the Lower Mainland have been awarded a lease to run a Sicamous childcare centre and have partnered with a local provider to reopen the facility. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous’ Planning and Development Committee recently had an opportunity to hear about and comment on proposed business licensing requirements for short-term rentals. (File photo)

Business licensing key to enforcement around short-term rentals in Sicamous

Applicants required to have local contact person who can respond to complaints

The District of Sicamous’ Planning and Development Committee recently had an opportunity to hear about and comment on proposed business licensing requirements for short-term rentals. (File photo)
Joanne Benson (left) and Sandi Lightfoot rehearse their lines on Jan. 12, 1983 for Shuswap Theatre’s production, ‘A Flea in Her Ear,’ a French bedroom farce directed by James Bowlby. (R.J. Haney Heritage Village Museum photo)

Shuswap history in pictures: ‘A Flea in Her Ear’

Joanne Benson (left) and Sandi Lightfoot rehearse their lines on Jan. 12,…

Joanne Benson (left) and Sandi Lightfoot rehearse their lines on Jan. 12, 1983 for Shuswap Theatre’s production, ‘A Flea in Her Ear,’ a French bedroom farce directed by James Bowlby. (R.J. Haney Heritage Village Museum photo)
Sicamous Mayor Colleen Anderson reflects on 2022, saying the year held both successes and challenges. Anderson has been mayor since the October 2022 election. (District of Sicamous image)

Sicamous mayor reflects on successes and challenges of 2022

Mayor Colleen Anderson thanked businesses, community, excited to socially gather again

Sicamous Mayor Colleen Anderson reflects on 2022, saying the year held both successes and challenges. Anderson has been mayor since the October 2022 election. (District of Sicamous image)
The Shuswap Pipes n’ Drums band will be performing at the Sicamous Legion Saturday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m. (Shuswap Pipes n’ Drums/Facebook)

Sicamous Legion hosting Robbie Burns night

Evening includes dinner complete with haggis and Shuswap Pipes n’ Drums performance

The Shuswap Pipes n’ Drums band will be performing at the Sicamous Legion Saturday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m. (Shuswap Pipes n’ Drums/Facebook)
Salmon Arm had a high percentage hike when housing assessments were done on July 1, 2022, one of the largest in the Thompson Okanagan assessment area. Sicamous has one of the lowest percentage increases. (File photo)

Most Shuswap properties see continued assessment hike in 2023

Salmon Arm percentage increase one of highest in Thompson Okanagan, Sicamous one of lowest

Salmon Arm had a high percentage hike when housing assessments were done on July 1, 2022, one of the largest in the Thompson Okanagan assessment area. Sicamous has one of the lowest percentage increases. (File photo)
Duffy Baker and his three dogs, including Henry (right), who was lost in Sicamous for over five months. 
(Duffy Baker photo)

Year in Review: The Eagle Valley News looks back at headlines from December 2022

December • Sicamous families in need will be helped by Santa and…

  • Jan 3, 2023
Duffy Baker and his three dogs, including Henry (right), who was lost in Sicamous for over five months. 
(Duffy Baker photo)
The Sicamous Fire Department is in the process of setting up a burn building for training at the district’s public works yard. (Brett Ogino photo)

Year in Review: The Eagle Valley News looks back at headlines from November 2022

November • The burn building is in place though it’s likely things…

  • Jan 3, 2023
The Sicamous Fire Department is in the process of setting up a burn building for training at the district’s public works yard. (Brett Ogino photo)
Laureen Felix sings in a Splatsin ground blessing ceremony conducted at 200 Main Street in Sicamous, the future home the Shuswap Healing Centre, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (File photo)

Year in Review: The Eagle Valley News looks back at headlines from October 2022

October • An Indigenous ground blessing ceremony for the future home of…

  • Jan 3, 2023
Laureen Felix sings in a Splatsin ground blessing ceremony conducted at 200 Main Street in Sicamous, the future home the Shuswap Healing Centre, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022. (File photo)
Sicamous legion members pay their respect in a ceremony to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Contributed)

Year in Review: The Eagle Valley News looks back at headlines from September 2022

September• Sicamous council prioritized green space over parking in the development of…

  • Jan 3, 2023
Sicamous legion members pay their respect in a ceremony to mark the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. (Contributed)
Elise and August Shannon race back to the beach in their vessel Gramhalla, designed to reflect their Swedish heritage, to take first place in the first heat of the cardboard boat race during Sicamous Family Fun Day at Beach Park on Saturday, July 30, 2022. (File photo)

Year in Review: The Eagle Valley News looks back at headlines from August 2022

August• Student community ambassadors in Sicamous are no longer without wheels, thanks…

Elise and August Shannon race back to the beach in their vessel Gramhalla, designed to reflect their Swedish heritage, to take first place in the first heat of the cardboard boat race during Sicamous Family Fun Day at Beach Park on Saturday, July 30, 2022. (File photo)
Pulling Together Canoe Journey participants raise their oars at Sicamous’ Beach Park where they are welcomed by Splatsin and Sicamous councils and invited to come ashore, concluding day 2 of their eight-day journey on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (File photo)

Year in Review: The Eagle Valley News looks back at headlines from June 2022

In this issue, the Eagle Valley News looks back at the stories…

  • Jan 3, 2023
Pulling Together Canoe Journey participants raise their oars at Sicamous’ Beach Park where they are welcomed by Splatsin and Sicamous councils and invited to come ashore, concluding day 2 of their eight-day journey on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. (File photo)
After being painted white by the District of Sicamous, a community-driven effort is underway to restore the yellow facade, logo and other markings of a CP Rail caboose donated by CP to the district in 2004. (File photo)

Year in Review: The Eagle Valley News looks back at headlines from June 2022

June • After-school program students from Sicamous and Splatsin took part in…

  • Jan 2, 2023
After being painted white by the District of Sicamous, a community-driven effort is underway to restore the yellow facade, logo and other markings of a CP Rail caboose donated by CP to the district in 2004. (File photo)
Volunteers in the 2022 Sicamous Annual Community Clean-up gather for a photo at Finlayson Park on Saturday, April 30, 2022. (Contributed)

Year in Review: The Eagle Valley News looks back at headlines from May 2022

May • Chelsea Bowman is grateful to the Sicamous Legion and everyone…

  • Jan 2, 2023
Volunteers in the 2022 Sicamous Annual Community Clean-up gather for a photo at Finlayson Park on Saturday, April 30, 2022. (Contributed)
Splatsín Kukpi7 (Chief) Doug Thomas, North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold and Burkhard Fink of Fink Machine Inc. look on as Sicamous Mayor Terry Rysz puts the district’s ceremonial shovel to use in an Earth Day 
groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new bio-heating facility in Sicamous’ industrial park on April 22. (File photo)

Year in Review: The Eagle Valley News looks back at headlines from April 2022

April • Residents of Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park were asked to…

  • Jan 2, 2023
Splatsín Kukpi7 (Chief) Doug Thomas, North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold and Burkhard Fink of Fink Machine Inc. look on as Sicamous Mayor Terry Rysz puts the district’s ceremonial shovel to use in an Earth Day 
groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new bio-heating facility in Sicamous’ industrial park on April 22. (File photo)
Savannah and Serge Magee stand next to the pile of garbage they collected from the ditches along Highway 1 by the Kerr Road intersection on Tuesday, March 8. (Jeanine Goode photo)

Year in Review: The Eagle Valley News looks back at headlines from March 2022

March • Work that began 14 years ago recently culminated in the…

  • Jan 2, 2023
Savannah and Serge Magee stand next to the pile of garbage they collected from the ditches along Highway 1 by the Kerr Road intersection on Tuesday, March 8. (Jeanine Goode photo)
Sicamous resident Jackie Paul was doing aquatic physiotherapy as she healed from a November 2021 leg amputation. (Contributed)

Year in Review: The Eagle Valley News looks back at headlines from January 2022

February • Jackie Paul was on what she called “quite the journey.”…

  • Jan 2, 2023
Sicamous resident Jackie Paul was doing aquatic physiotherapy as she healed from a November 2021 leg amputation. (Contributed)