Zachary Roman

Six sets of twins are attending Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous for the 2021-22 school year. From left to right, their names are: Levi and Cody Clark, Kate and Reese Osmundson, Maxx and Maycie-Jean Lane, Dustin and Dillon Hilder, Emily and Nathan Presley, and Aurora and Logan Dawson. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Seeing double: 1 in 17 kids attending Shuswap school are twins

There are six sets of twins at Parkview Elementary in Sicamous

Six sets of twins are attending Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous for the 2021-22 school year. From left to right, their names are: Levi and Cody Clark, Kate and Reese Osmundson, Maxx and Maycie-Jean Lane, Dustin and Dillon Hilder, Emily and Nathan Presley, and Aurora and Logan Dawson. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for witnesses who may have seen a dark car in the 3300 block of 10th Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm around 1 a.m. on Sept. 29, 2021. (File photo)

RCMP searching for witnesses to alleged shot fired at Salmon Arm home

Resident heard what they thought was a gunshot at 1 a.m. on Sept. 29

Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for witnesses who may have seen a dark car in the 3300 block of 10th Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm around 1 a.m. on Sept. 29, 2021. (File photo)
Three kittens rescued by Shuswap Paws Rescue Society. (File photo)

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society needs crates lent during Two Mile Road wildfire returned

A volunteer will arrange crate pickup, society also welcomes donation of crates from public

Three kittens rescued by Shuswap Paws Rescue Society. (File photo)
The remains of a large structure and vehicles destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire are seen on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton on Aug. 15, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Sicamous to donate $1 per person in district to help Village of Lytton rebuild

Sicamous council received a call to action from the Regional District of Mount Waddington

The remains of a large structure and vehicles destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire are seen on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton on Aug. 15, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
A protest against vaccine cards was held outside of the District of Sicamous office on Sept. 22, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

People against vaccine cards stage ‘peaceful’ protest outside Sicamous council meeting

Sicamous RCMP observed the protest from a distance and from inside district office

A protest against vaccine cards was held outside of the District of Sicamous office on Sept. 22, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Ryan Milligan, pictured with wife Amanda and kids Raya and Emmett, was in the ICU at Kelowna General Hospital fighting against COVID-19 on Sept. 23. A gofundme has been launched to support his family. (Contributed)

‘This could happen to anyone’: Golden man, 38, with COVID-19 fighting for life in ICU

Fundraiser launched to support family of former Sicamous resident Ryan Milligan

Ryan Milligan, pictured with wife Amanda and kids Raya and Emmett, was in the ICU at Kelowna General Hospital fighting against COVID-19 on Sept. 23. A gofundme has been launched to support his family. (Contributed)
Six RCMSAR Shuswap Station 106 volunteers were awarded the National Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Operational Merit Medal for their help in rescuing a 68-year-old hiker who fell off of a cliff on Sept. 9, 2020. (Facebook)

Shuswap search and rescue volunteers receive medal for life-saving mission

Rescue effort focused on 68-year-old hiker who fell 10 metres off a cliff

Six RCMSAR Shuswap Station 106 volunteers were awarded the National Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary Operational Merit Medal for their help in rescuing a 68-year-old hiker who fell off of a cliff on Sept. 9, 2020. (Facebook)
One person is dead following a vehicle incident east of Kamloops on Sept. 21, 2021. (File photo)

RCMP say one person killed in vehicle incident on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Highway 1 westbound reopened following police investigation

One person is dead following a vehicle incident east of Kamloops on Sept. 21, 2021. (File photo)
According to DriveBC, Highway 1 westbound is closed east of Kamloops due to a vehicle incident early in the morning Sept. 21, 2021. (Google image)

Update: Vehicle incident on Highway 1 near Kamloops now clear

DriveBC estimates a reopening time of 1 p.m.

According to DriveBC, Highway 1 westbound is closed east of Kamloops due to a vehicle incident early in the morning Sept. 21, 2021. (Google image)
B.C. Premier John Horgan took to Twitter to condemn protesters who entered Salmon Arm schools on Sept. 17. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

‘Stay away from children!’: Premier denounces protesters who entered Salmon Arm schools

John Horgan said there’s no justification for the actions of the protesters in a Sept. 18 tweet

B.C. Premier John Horgan took to Twitter to condemn protesters who entered Salmon Arm schools on Sept. 17. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Unacceptable’: Protestors enter Salmon Arm schools, forcing hold and secure procedures

Teacher said he didn’t feel safe for students or staff

People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Unacceptable’: Protesters enter Shuswap schools, forcing hold and secure procedures

Teacher said he didn’t feel safe for students or staff

People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
From left to right: Vahlleri Semeniuk on behalf of the Second Harvest Food Bank; Jaylene Bourdon on behalf of the SAFE Society; Kaily Jeffery, who raised and sold her own 4H steer; and Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, who bought Jeffery’s steer and donated the meat to Second Harvest and the SAFE Society. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm charities, Sicamous teen benefit from grocer’s generous bid on 4-H steer

Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, donated meat to Second Harvest, SAFE Society

From left to right: Vahlleri Semeniuk on behalf of the Second Harvest Food Bank; Jaylene Bourdon on behalf of the SAFE Society; Kaily Jeffery, who raised and sold her own 4H steer; and Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, who bought Jeffery’s steer and donated the meat to Second Harvest and the SAFE Society. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm RCMP officers arrested a 27-year-old man on outstanding warrants for failing to comply with an existing probation order on Sept. 2, 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP seize drugs, weapons after arrest of man barricaded in residence

Fentanyl, imitation handgun among items seized by police

Salmon Arm RCMP officers arrested a 27-year-old man on outstanding warrants for failing to comply with an existing probation order on Sept. 2, 2021. (File photo)
Luke Stalker-Switzer won Emmy and Leo awards for his work on the film, Aliens Stole My Body. (Contributed)

Shuswap-raised artist wins Emmy, Leo awards sculpting creative creatures for film

Luke Stalker-Switzer recognized as part of team working on characters for Aliens Stole My Body

Luke Stalker-Switzer won Emmy and Leo awards for his work on the film, Aliens Stole My Body. (Contributed)
John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)

In the heart of Mara Lake: Family and dive team reflect on recovery of drowned Alberta man

John Planaden called Sicamous a second home, was part of community for more than 30 years

John Planaden (centre, grey shirt) treasured this photo of his family, which he loved dearly. His daughter, Stacey Weiland, said everyone in this photo had spent 10 days in Sicamous with Planaden before he drowned on Aug. 11, 2021. (Photo contributed)
The Sicamous Community Health Centre remains committed to serving all patients regardless of vaccine status, notice says. Masks are required for those 12 and over. (File photo)

Rumours the unvaccinated won’t be served at Sicamous health centre false

District of Sicamous issued notice Aug. 27 stating everyone will have same access to care

The Sicamous Community Health Centre remains committed to serving all patients regardless of vaccine status, notice says. Masks are required for those 12 and over. (File photo)
The packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Denis Farrell)

Salmon Arm pharmacist reports being asked about ivermectin for COVID-19

Mike Huitema said it’s not the first unproven treatment he’s had inquiries about during pandemic

The packaging and a container of veterinary ivermectin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Denis Farrell)
Chelsea Hobbs added a little humour to her poster during the vaccine card protests along the Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm on Sept. 1. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

People against B.C.’s vaccine card protest along Highway 1 in Salmon Arm

Many gathered between 3rd and 5th Street SW, others seen at different spots on Trans-Canada Highway

Chelsea Hobbs added a little humour to her poster during the vaccine card protests along the Trans-Canada Highway in Salmon Arm on Sept. 1. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue helped a 72-year-old man who injured his back in a quadding accident near Sicamous on Aug. 28, 2021. (File photo)

‘It was a godsend’: Chance encounter with wildfire crew helps Shuswap rescue mission

Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue responded to a quadding accident on Aug. 28

Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue helped a 72-year-old man who injured his back in a quadding accident near Sicamous on Aug. 28, 2021. (File photo)