Shuswap

Ashley Simpson. (Facebook photo)

Preliminary inquiry set for Shuswap man charged with murder of Ashley Simpson

Inquiry to determine if there is enough evidence to proceed with a trial

 

The Little Shuswap Lake Band issued an evacuation order due to flooding on June 22, 2022 for two properties on Schouten Road. The yellow area on the Google Earth image is subject to an evacuation alert while the red area is on evacuation order. (Little Shuswap Lake Band)

Little Shuswap Lake Band issues evacuation order due to flooding

Just a month after a devastating fire at Quaaout Lodge, two properties are threatened by flooding

 

George protects his owner after she turns around to find scratched and muddy suspect behind her at White Lake on June 15, 2022. (Photo contributed)

B.C. dog chases off ‘scary-looking guy’ as RCMP seek fleeing suspect

Suspect wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested near Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road

 

Sand and/or bags are being made available at 22 locations in the Shuswap area. (CSRD)

Shuswap residents prepare for rising flood risk

The BC River Forecast Centre has upgraded to Flood Watch status for the Shuswap Region

Sand and/or bags are being made available at 22 locations in the Shuswap area. (CSRD)
Recreational real estate in the Okanagan is rising in popularity, as Canadians seek to take advantage of what B.C. has to offer (Photo Submitted by RVezy).

Analyst expects Okanagan recreational real estate market to pop

COVID-sparked minset reset could have Canadians seeking out the good things in life in B.C.

Recreational real estate in the Okanagan is rising in popularity, as Canadians seek to take advantage of what B.C. has to offer (Photo Submitted by RVezy).
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)
Photo of debris on Highway 1 near the landslide posted to Facebook, about 9 p.m. Friday.
Photo of debris on Highway 1 near the landslide posted to Facebook, about 9 p.m. Friday.
An unusual black bear with a white coat seen in the North Shuswap on June 1 and possibly the same one on May 20. (Photo contributed)

Black bear with unusual white coat spotted in the Shuswap

Woman who saw it between Scotch Creek and Lee Creek was told it’s a Spirit Bear

An unusual black bear with a white coat seen in the North Shuswap on June 1 and possibly the same one on May 20. (Photo contributed)
Bears have been seen around Salmon Arm recently, in some cases getting into residents’ city food waste bins. The city asks residents to keep the bins in closed buildings and not put them out until collection day. (File photo)

Thwarted by tough lid, hungry bear in the Shuswap takes whole garbage can

Several bear sightings around Salmon Arm, city urges residents to keep food waste in closed buildings

Bears have been seen around Salmon Arm recently, in some cases getting into residents’ city food waste bins. The city asks residents to keep the bins in closed buildings and not put them out until collection day. (File photo)
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)
Playwright and actor Laura Michel, from the Adams Lake band, creates play focusing on resilience, strength of those working to preserve languages, culture for future generations. Play runs from June 2 to 11 at Pavilion Theatre in Kamloops. (Photo contributed)

40-plus interviews help Shuswap playwright create story of Indigenous language survival

Adams Lake band member commended for production which runs from June 2 to 11

Playwright and actor Laura Michel, from the Adams Lake band, creates play focusing on resilience, strength of those working to preserve languages, culture for future generations. Play runs from June 2 to 11 at Pavilion Theatre in Kamloops. (Photo contributed)
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)
Chase police responded to a report of a serious assault at a Sorrento business on May 11. (File photo)

Police step up patrols in Sorrento after man reportedly beaten unconscious

Victim reportedly beaten, left unconscious and bleeding in parking lot

  • May 24, 2022
Chase police responded to a report of a serious assault at a Sorrento business on May 11. (File photo)
Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Resort, conceived and run by the Little Shuswap Lake Band in the 1990s, was partially engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. Kukpi7 (Chief) James Tomma said the complex will be rebuilt. (Andrew McCausland photo)

Quaaout Lodge in Shuswap to be rebuilt after devastating fire

Cause, extent of damage that destroyed guest wing being investigated for Little Shuswap Lake Band

Quaaout Lodge & Spa at Talking Rock Resort, conceived and run by the Little Shuswap Lake Band in the 1990s, was partially engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. Kukpi7 (Chief) James Tomma said the complex will be rebuilt. (Andrew McCausland photo)
The Quaaout Lodge in the Shuswap, near Squila, was engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. (Andrew McCausland photo)

Shuswap resort engulfed in flames

Fire at Quaaout Lodge Sunday morning, May 22, in Squilax

The Quaaout Lodge in the Shuswap, near Squila, was engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. (Andrew McCausland photo)
A Shuswap man was awarded more than $1 million in damages by BC Supreme Court in May 2022 after he was badly injured in 2018 when his dirt bike hit a chain strung across a rural road in Mara, south of Sicamous. (rihaij/Pixabay photo)

Shuswap man awarded $1.3 million following ‘horrific’ dirt bike crash

Judge says crash south of Sicamous left driver to endure a ‘very great amount of pain and suffering’

A Shuswap man was awarded more than $1 million in damages by BC Supreme Court in May 2022 after he was badly injured in 2018 when his dirt bike hit a chain strung across a rural road in Mara, south of Sicamous. (rihaij/Pixabay photo)
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)
The Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm will close its doors permanently on May 31, 2022. Plans are underway to come up with options that better meet the needs of people who are without homes. (File photo)

Homeless shelter in Salmon Arm to close its doors permanently

Groups working together to provide options that better meet needs of individuals

The Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm will close its doors permanently on May 31, 2022. Plans are underway to come up with options that better meet the needs of people who are without homes. (File photo)
The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson was denied bail in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops on May 12, 2022. (File photo)

Man charged with murder in death of Shuswap woman denied bail

Derek Favell faces second-degree murder charge in death of Ashley Simpson

The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson was denied bail in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops on May 12, 2022. (File photo)