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Chase RCMP, the BC Highway Patrol and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a motor-vehicle collision that took the lives of three Shuswap residents on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Three Shuswap residents killed in head-on collision on Highway 1

Police say eastbound sedan traveled into oncoming lane of westbound SUV

Chase RCMP, the BC Highway Patrol and the BC Coroners Service are investigating a motor-vehicle collision that took the lives of three Shuswap residents on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (Black Press file photo)
An evacuation alert issued for residences in the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park on July 3 was lifted on July 6. (CSRD image)

Evacuation alert lifted for Sicamous properties

Due to ongoing landslide risk, mobile home park residents advised to stay informed

An evacuation alert issued for residences in the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park on July 3 was lifted on July 6. (CSRD image)
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UPDATE: Collision causes delays on Highway 1 west of Sorrento

DriveBC warns drivers can expect major delays

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Tappen resident Larry Anderson won the guaranteed $1-million prize from the June 8, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)

Tappen resident still in shock from $1 million lottery win

Larry Anderson purchased winning ticket at Blind Bay Village Grocer

Tappen resident Larry Anderson won the guaranteed $1-million prize from the June 8, 2022 Lotto 6/49 draw. (Contributed)
White Lake firefighters found two pieces of firefighting equipment had been stolen from sheds broken into at the White Lake fire hall on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (White Lake Fire Department photo)

‘A pretty low thing to do’: Equipment stolen from Shuswap fire hall

White Lake firefighters discover sheds broken into

White Lake firefighters found two pieces of firefighting equipment had been stolen from sheds broken into at the White Lake fire hall on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (White Lake Fire Department 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)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is making sand and bags available for filling. (CSRD file photo)

Snowmelt, rain prompts flood watch for several Shuswap rivers

Columbia Shuswap Regional District making sand and bags available

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is making sand and bags available for filling. (CSRD file photo)
Members of a Ukrainian family fleeing their home country are expected to soon arrive in Sicamous. Efforts are underway in the community to support them through this transition. (Angelique Houlihan photo)

Sicamous residents to welcome family fleeing Ukraine

Gift cards suggested as a way to support arriving refugees

Members of a Ukrainian family fleeing their home country are expected to soon arrive in Sicamous. Efforts are underway in the community to support them through this transition. (Angelique Houlihan photo)
Miracle has been recovering in the care of Shuswap Paws Rescue Society volunteer Siobhan Rich and is coming up for adoption. (Contributed)

‘Worst condition I’ve ever seen:’ dog rescued in the Shuswap given the name ‘Miracle’

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society volunteer encourages donations for ongoing efforts

Miracle has been recovering in the care of Shuswap Paws Rescue Society volunteer Siobhan Rich and is coming up for adoption. (Contributed)
An evacuation alert was issued for residences in the Sicamous Mobile Home Park on Friday, June 3, 2022. (CSRD image)

Evacuation alert issued for Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park

Alert prompted by forecasted rainfall increasing the threat of a landslide

An evacuation alert was issued for residences in the Sicamous Mobile Home Park on Friday, June 3, 2022. (CSRD image)
Cody Bandsma takes in a bird’s eye view of White Lake from his motorized paraglider during a recent flight over the area. (Cody Bandsma photo)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm man takes to the sky for a look around town

Cody Bandsma shares videos from recent flights over Salmon Arm, White Lake

Cody Bandsma takes in a bird’s eye view of White Lake from his motorized paraglider during a recent flight over the area. (Cody Bandsma photo)
School District 83 trustees have passed a new policy addressing student attire in schools. (File photo)

New dress policy speaks to hateful messaging in North Okanagan-Shuswap schools

School District 83 trustees give first reading to anti-racism policy

School District 83 trustees have passed a new policy addressing student attire in schools. (File photo)
Traffic will begin driving over the new Salmon River bridge on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

New traffic pattern ahead: Vehicles to begin navigating new Salmon River bridge along Highway 1

Move from older section of Highway 1 to take place Thursday, May 26

Traffic will begin driving over the new Salmon River bridge on Thursday, May 26, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Quaaout Lodge and Spa at Talking Rock Golf Course announced the golf course would be reopening on Friday, May 27, 2022. (File photo)

Golf course to reopen at Shuswap’s fire damaged Quaaout Lodge

Talking Rock Golf Course preparing to open on May 27

Quaaout Lodge and Spa at Talking Rock Golf Course announced the golf course would be reopening on Friday, May 27, 2022. (File photo)
DeMille’s Farm Market owner Brad DeMille is concerned this summer’s sweet corn crop will be negatively impacted by the lingering cool, wet weather. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘It’s horrible’: Summer sweet corn crop an uncertainty for Salmon Arm’s Brad DeMille

Cool, wet weather a concern for DeMille’s Farm Market owner

DeMille’s Farm Market owner Brad DeMille is concerned this summer’s sweet corn crop will be negatively impacted by the lingering cool, wet weather. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
One of the semi-trucks involved in the crash. (Facebook)

Semi drivers taken to hospital after head-on crash on Highway 1 east of Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm RCMP investigating May 18 collision

One of the semi-trucks involved in the crash. (Facebook)
Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Mountain bike riders conquer Salmon Arm trails for Salty Dog Enduro

More than 400 riders take part in six-hour endurance competition

Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A post shared on Facebook helped Sicamous RCMP recover several plants stolen from Beach Chik/Island Time on Main Street. (File photo)

Palm plants pilfered from Sicamous business seized in Salmon Arm

Social media post helps RCMP acquire name of suspect

A post shared on Facebook helped Sicamous RCMP recover several plants stolen from Beach Chik/Island Time on Main Street. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dash cam or surveillance video footage that may assist with a sexual assault investigation. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP seek suspect after three women reportedly groped by masked man

Incident occurred May 12 near 30th Street NE and 9th Avenue NE intersection

Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dash cam or surveillance video footage that may assist with a sexual assault investigation. (File photo)
Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)