Sicamous

The District of Sicamous entered into a phased development agreement with numbered company 443602 BC Ltd, for development of Twin Anchors' 276-slip marina and boat launch facility in Old Town Bay in February 2016. (File photo)

Sicamous council amends development agreement for Old Town Bay Marina

Councillors raise concern over allowing commercial repairs by public boat launch

The District of Sicamous entered into a phased development agreement with numbered company 443602 BC Ltd, for development of Twin Anchors' 276-slip marina and boat launch facility in Old Town Bay in February 2016. (File photo)
Sicamous Legion President Bill Moore presented a cheque for $12,000 to the Sicamous Curling Club board on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The money was going towards a new set of curling stones. The club will be raising money for a second set. (Contributed)

District council agrees to step up for Sicamous Curling Club by waiving rent

Support for 2023 season subject to club receiving $65,000 gaming grant

Sicamous Legion President Bill Moore presented a cheque for $12,000 to the Sicamous Curling Club board on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. The money was going towards a new set of curling stones. The club will be raising money for a second set. (Contributed)
Preliminary results from the Oct. 15 District of Sicamous election show Colleen Anderson will be the community’s next mayor. Joining her on council will be incumbents Gord Bushell and Bob Evans, Ian Baillie, Pam Beech, incumbent Malcolm Makayev and Siobhan Rich. (File photos)

Sicamous mayor proud of achievements, mayor elect looking foward to work ahead

Terry Rysz reflects on 11 years on council, eight as mayor

Preliminary results from the Oct. 15 District of Sicamous election show Colleen Anderson will be the community’s next mayor. Joining her on council will be incumbents Gord Bushell and Bob Evans, Ian Baillie, Pam Beech, incumbent Malcolm Makayev and Siobhan Rich. (File photos)
Debbie Harrison and councillor-elect Sylvia Lindgren look on as Alan Harrison delivers his victory speech to a crowd of supporters gathered at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre after preliminary election results on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 showed he will once again serve as the City of Salmon Arm’s mayor. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Update: Alan Harrison wins Salmon Arm’s top spot by landslide, Sicamous incumbent ousted

Five Salmon Arm councillors re-elected, tight race in regional district’s Electoral Area E.

Debbie Harrison and councillor-elect Sylvia Lindgren look on as Alan Harrison delivers his victory speech to a crowd of supporters gathered at the Salmon Arm Curling Centre after preliminary election results on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 showed he will once again serve as the City of Salmon Arm’s mayor. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Dorian Bell appeared via video in BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on Oct. 14, 2022 when he was sentenced on three charges, one of them dangerous driving causing death stemming from a May 2021 incident near the Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous that resulted in the death of a Malakwa woman. (File photo)

Man responsible for vehicle death of Shuswap woman sentenced to 4.5 years in jail

Dorian Bell of Malakwa will serve three more years after credit for time served

Dorian Bell appeared via video in BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on Oct. 14, 2022 when he was sentenced on three charges, one of them dangerous driving causing death stemming from a May 2021 incident near the Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous that resulted in the death of a Malakwa woman. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous has received an application for a demolition permit for 1133 Paradise Ave., where the former Secret Garden Restaurant stands after years in disuse. (File photo)

Former Sicamous eatery in disuse facing demolition

Property owner issued $23,000 in tickets for building’s ‘unsightly and hazardous’ condition

The District of Sicamous has received an application for a demolition permit for 1133 Paradise Ave., where the former Secret Garden Restaurant stands after years in disuse. (File photo)
Habitat for Humanity Canada announced Oct. 13 that it is ‘disaffiliating’ Habitat for Humanity Kamloops, but former Kamloops executive director Bill Miller said it won’t affect assets, only the name. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Habitat for Humanity Canada announces it’s ‘disaffiliating’ Habitat Kamloops

Former Kamloops executive director says change won’t affect assets, only the Habitat name

Habitat for Humanity Canada announced Oct. 13 that it is ‘disaffiliating’ Habitat for Humanity Kamloops, but former Kamloops executive director Bill Miller said it won’t affect assets, only the name. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Sicamous’ Dog Park is on district-owned property within B.C.’s Agricultural Land Reserve (File photo)

Sicamous applying to ALC to continue using district property as dog park

Non-farm use request supports continued use of property for community events, festivals

  • Oct 13, 2022
Sicamous’ Dog Park is on district-owned property within B.C.’s Agricultural Land Reserve (File photo)
Sicamous was recently awarded B.C. Communities in Bloom’s coveted five-bloom designation. (Contributed)
Sicamous was recently awarded B.C. Communities in Bloom’s coveted five-bloom designation. (Contributed)
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Police chase from Sicamous to Revelstoke ends in arrest after officers threatened

The 48-year-old man is currently in police custody and awaiting a bail hearing

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Renovation plans proposed for 301 Main St. were well received by the District of Sicamous Planning and Development Committee on Sept. 28, 2022. (District of Sicamous image)
Renovation plans proposed for 301 Main St. were well received by the District of Sicamous Planning and Development Committee on Sept. 28, 2022. (District of Sicamous image)
“Boys on ATVs in Moose Mouse parade,” is the title of this image from 1992 in the Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society archives. <em>Photo courtesy of the Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society.</em>

Shuswap history in pictures: Moose Mouse parade

“Boys on ATVs in Moose Mouse parade,” is the title of this…

  • Oct 7, 2022
“Boys on ATVs in Moose Mouse parade,” is the title of this image from 1992 in the Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society archives. <em>Photo courtesy of the Sicamous and District Museum and Historical Society.</em>
Pocket neighbourhoods, town homes and mixed-use (residential/commercial ) structures were among housing formats preferred by respondents to a housing strategy survey conducted by the District of Sicamous. (District of Sicamous image)

Survey: Single-detached homes most desired for Sicamous

Results provide snapshot of public preferences around housing

  • Oct 6, 2022
Pocket neighbourhoods, town homes and mixed-use (residential/commercial ) structures were among housing formats preferred by respondents to a housing strategy survey conducted by the District of Sicamous. (District of Sicamous image)
Sicamous council gave unanimous support to a non-farm use application submission to the Agricultural Land Commission by applicants seeking to start a distillery at 1760 Trans-Canada Hwy. (District of Sicamous image)

Distillery proposed for agricultural property in Sicamous

Council supports application submission to Agricultural Land Commission

Sicamous council gave unanimous support to a non-farm use application submission to the Agricultural Land Commission by applicants seeking to start a distillery at 1760 Trans-Canada Hwy. (District of Sicamous image)
Along with their audience, Sicamous mayoral candidates Colleen Anderson, Brenda Dalzell, Larry Emery and Mike Sheehan listen as incumbent Terry Rysz responds to a question during a forum hosted by the Sicamous chamber at the Sicamous Seniors Centre on Wednesday night, Oct. 4, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous mayor’s debate provides insight into workings of council, sour relations with CSRD

Five mayoral candidates focus on the questions during forum hosted by chamber

Along with their audience, Sicamous mayoral candidates Colleen Anderson, Brenda Dalzell, Larry Emery and Mike Sheehan listen as incumbent Terry Rysz responds to a question during a forum hosted by the Sicamous chamber at the Sicamous Seniors Centre on Wednesday night, Oct. 4, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)
The Legendary Lake Monsters packed Song Sparrow Hall for Celebrate Shuswap Society’s inaugural dance party on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm dance party to benefit Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail

Nelson band The Hillties to take the stage for Celebrate Shuswap fundraiser

  • Oct 5, 2022
The Legendary Lake Monsters packed Song Sparrow Hall for Celebrate Shuswap Society’s inaugural dance party on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
An artist’s rendering of a micro-suite complex being considered for two Sicamous properties by Vita Resort Residences’ Kevin Bird. (District of Sicamous image)

Developer hopes to bring ‘microsuites’ to Sicamous

Two properties considered for complexes of fully furnished 313-square-foot suites

An artist’s rendering of a micro-suite complex being considered for two Sicamous properties by Vita Resort Residences’ Kevin Bird. (District of Sicamous image)
North Okanagan Knights goalie Austin Seibel stretches to make a toe save off a Sicamous player during the Knights’ 3-1 KIJHL win over the Eagles Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tanya Seibel photo)

North Okanagan Knights clip Sicamous Eagles

KIJHL - Knights scored 3-1 home-ice victory for first win of season, hand Eagles first loss

North Okanagan Knights goalie Austin Seibel stretches to make a toe save off a Sicamous player during the Knights’ 3-1 KIJHL win over the Eagles Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Tanya Seibel photo)
Live theatre returns to the Red Barn Arts Centre with Sicamous Community Amateur Theatre’s presentation of the Kevin Longfield play Working Stiffs on Oct 22 and 23. (File photo)

Live theatre returns to Sicamous’ Red Barn Arts Centre

Two performances planned, both to include a talent/variety show

  • Oct 1, 2022
Live theatre returns to the Red Barn Arts Centre with Sicamous Community Amateur Theatre’s presentation of the Kevin Longfield play Working Stiffs on Oct 22 and 23. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous released a conceptual design of the Shuswap Healing Centre being planned for 200 Main St. on July 29, 2022. (District of Sicamous image)

Development permit approved for Shuswap Healing Centre despite community concerns

Council unanimously in favour despite ongoing concerns around misinformation

The District of Sicamous released a conceptual design of the Shuswap Healing Centre being planned for 200 Main St. on July 29, 2022. (District of Sicamous image)