Lachlan Labere

City of Salmon Arm staff and residents are concerned complaints about local licensed residential cannabis grow operations are not being heard by Health Canada. (File photo)

Salmon Arm residents, city frustrated with Health Canada on cannabis odour concerns

City staff say there is no consultation around licensing of home grow operations

City of Salmon Arm staff and residents are concerned complaints about local licensed residential cannabis grow operations are not being heard by Health Canada. (File photo)
Emmett Quintal sports a medal he received after acing the second hole at the Cedar Heights golf course in Blind Bay. (Contributed)

Four-year-old aces hole at Shuswap’s Cedar Heights golf course

Young golf prodigy over the moon with hole-in-one

Emmett Quintal sports a medal he received after acing the second hole at the Cedar Heights golf course in Blind Bay. (Contributed)
Sicamous residents fill the community’s curling rink for an update on the Two Mile Road wildfire from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and BC Wildfire Service incident commander Alan Berry on Sunday, July 25, 2021. (CSRD photo)

Day 7 of Sicamous Two Mile Road wildfire brings a bit of good news

Fire chief cautions residents still need to be ready to evacuate

Sicamous residents fill the community’s curling rink for an update on the Two Mile Road wildfire from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and BC Wildfire Service incident commander Alan Berry on Sunday, July 25, 2021. (CSRD photo)
Sicamous residents fill the community’s curling rink for an update on the Two Mile Road wildfire from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and BC Wildfire Service incident commander Alan Berry on Sunday, July 25, 2021. (CSRD photo)

Day 7 of Sicamous Two Mile Road wildfire brings a bit of good news

Fire chief cautions residents still need to be ready to evacuate

Sicamous residents fill the community’s curling rink for an update on the Two Mile Road wildfire from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and BC Wildfire Service incident commander Alan Berry on Sunday, July 25, 2021. (CSRD photo)
The majority of Sicamous properties under an evacuation order are now on evacuation alert. (CSRD photo)

Majority of Sicamous properties under evacuation order now under evacuation alert

Residents able to return home but must be prepared to leave

The majority of Sicamous properties under an evacuation order are now on evacuation alert. (CSRD photo)
A BC Wildfire Service helicopter approaches the Two Mile Road fire south of Sicamous on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. As July 23, the fire had grown to 1,000 hectares, prompting evacuation orders and alerts for Sicamous and Swansea Point. More inside. (Peggy Buckler photo)

People not staying clear of Two Mile Road fire operations putting lives at risk: Sicamous fire chief

Fire chief grateful for the public support, including meals donated to firefighters

A BC Wildfire Service helicopter approaches the Two Mile Road fire south of Sicamous on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. As July 23, the fire had grown to 1,000 hectares, prompting evacuation orders and alerts for Sicamous and Swansea Point. More inside. (Peggy Buckler photo)
As of Thursday morning, July 22, the Two Mile Road fire south of Sicamous was at 800 hectares, prompting a new evacuation alert for Swansea Point. (CSRD photo)

‘We’ve got a monster sitting above our town’: Sicamous fire chief on day 3 of Two Mile Road wildfire

Sicamous firefighters, BC Wildfire Service awaiting more resources

As of Thursday morning, July 22, the Two Mile Road fire south of Sicamous was at 800 hectares, prompting a new evacuation alert for Swansea Point. (CSRD photo)
A September 2021 court date is set for a Salmon Arm man charged with possessing child and distributing child pornography. (File photo)

Salmon Arm man charged with possessing, distributing child pornography

June 25 arrest followed two-year police investigation

A September 2021 court date is set for a Salmon Arm man charged with possessing child and distributing child pornography. (File photo)
The BC Wildfire Service reported the Two Mile Road interface fire near Sicamous was at 400 hectares as of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)

UPDATE: Sicamous wildfire puts Swansea on evac alert

UPDATE: Wind conditions favourable, fire moving away from Sicamous

The BC Wildfire Service reported the Two Mile Road interface fire near Sicamous was at 400 hectares as of 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)
The BC Wildfire Service reports the Inkaneep Creek fire is burning aggressively and is now at 300 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Wildfire prompts power interruption between Oliver and Osoyoos

Fortis BC says it has shut down power for 3,000 customers, will restore when safe

The BC Wildfire Service reports the Inkaneep Creek fire is burning aggressively and is now at 300 hectares in size. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
A photo of the fire north of Three Valley Lake, last night-July 18. (Contributed-TJ Balon)

Evacuation alert issued for Three Valley Gap properties along lake, west of Revelstoke

Alert issued in response to 60-hectare wildfire to the north

A photo of the fire north of Three Valley Lake, last night-July 18. (Contributed-TJ Balon)
The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for 213 properties in the Westwold area east of Kamloops. (TNRD map)

Evacuation alert issued for properties in Westwold area, east of Kamloops

Alert prompted by White Rock Lake fire estimated at 2,500 hectares

The Thompson-Nicola Regional District has issued an evacuation alert for 213 properties in the Westwold area east of Kamloops. (TNRD map)
A plume of smoke above Westside Road can be seen from across Okanagan Lake. (Contributed)

UPDATE: Fire near Kelowna believed to be human caused

Firefighters, BC Wildfire Service responding

A plume of smoke above Westside Road can be seen from across Okanagan Lake. (Contributed)
Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)

Wildfire doubles in size near Shuswap community

Hunakwa Lake fire near Seymour Arm now more than 1,200 hectares

Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)
Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)

Evacuation alert for Seymour Arm still in place as wildfire nearly triples in size

Regional district firefighting crews deployed to North Shuswap community

Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)
Graham McDougall shared this photo of the fire in Anstey Hunakwa Provincial Park on July 12 on social media. (Graham McDougall/Facebook photo)

“It exploded last night”: Seymour Arm resident on wildfire

First responder looking forward to sound of BC Wildfire Service helicopters

Graham McDougall shared this photo of the fire in Anstey Hunakwa Provincial Park on July 12 on social media. (Graham McDougall/Facebook photo)
Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)

Wildfire prompts evacuation alert for Seymour Arm

Hunakwa Lake fire growing and may pose a danger to residents

Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)
On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)
On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)

Shuswap firefighters quick to contain fire in Spa Hills

Firefighters arrived on scene to find slash pile had rekindled

On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)
On Tuesday, July 12, the Silver Creek Fire Department responded to a brush fire at a property along Yankee Flats Road in the Spa Hills area. (Silver Creek Fire Department photo)
Morgan Labrecque flips through some of the records available at her new Salmon Arm record shop, The Vinyl Vault. (Lachlan Labere photo )

Vinyl back in rotation with opening of new Salmon Arm record shop

Music enthusiast Morgan Labrecque unlocks The Vinyl Vault at Westgate Public Market

Morgan Labrecque flips through some of the records available at her new Salmon Arm record shop, The Vinyl Vault. (Lachlan Labere photo )
Shuswap Theatre is bringing back its popular Theatre on the Edge festival. This year’s event will be held online on July 16 to 18, with performances followed by artist chats and interviews. (Contributed)

Technology dissolves boundaries for return of Shuswap Theatre’s TOTE fest

Three-day online event will include performances from as far as Scranton, Pennsylvania

Shuswap Theatre is bringing back its popular Theatre on the Edge festival. This year’s event will be held online on July 16 to 18, with performances followed by artist chats and interviews. (Contributed)