Sicamous

Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous. (File photo)

‘The little town that could’: Thanks given for support of Sicamous school’s breakfast club

PAC president says breakfast club can now run five days a week for the year

 

From left to right: Chalaem Junmusi, Samara Palmer, and Haley Palmer. The three restaurateurs run Aroy Maak Thai Cuisine, a new restaurant at the Parkland Shopping Centre in Sicamous. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

‘Aroy Maak means very tasty’: 3 Sicamous women combine talents and open Thai restaurant

Chalaem Junmusi, Samara and Haley Palmer humbled by support for their new restaurant

 

Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)

Vanishing volunteers: Shuswap non-profits struggle to find help since pandemic hit

Local volunteer coordinator worried she will have to close essential programs

 

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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Doug Peng (left) and Ian Baillie, who also own Sicamous fixture G&G Kitchen and Tap, have been in business together for two years. The Narrows Smokehouse is their new restaurant on Main Street. It features meats cooked low and slow in a smoker they brought in from the southern U.S. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

‘You can’t rush it’: Meats smoked low and slow at new restaurant in Sicamous

The Narrows Smokehouse opened for business Aug. 27

Doug Peng (left) and Ian Baillie, who also own Sicamous fixture G&G Kitchen and Tap, have been in business together for two years. The Narrows Smokehouse is their new restaurant on Main Street. It features meats cooked low and slow in a smoker they brought in from the southern U.S. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Shuswap businesses and economic groups have reported a labour shortage in 2021. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap labour shortage: Businesses hiring, but can’t find employees

Lack of affordable housing said to be part of the problem

Shuswap businesses and economic groups have reported a labour shortage in 2021. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
The Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team located the remains of an Alberta man who drowned in Mara Lake on Aug. 20, 2021. (HEART image)

Body of Alberta man who drowned in Mara Lake near Sicamous recovered

Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team was successful in their search

The Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team located the remains of an Alberta man who drowned in Mara Lake on Aug. 20, 2021. (HEART image)
Firefighters block off a section of Highway 97A during earlier firefighting efforts on the Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous. (CSRD photo)

Province eyes post-wildfire debris flow mitigation plans along Highway 97A near Sicamous

Debris flows are a post-fire hazard and can be triggered by intense rainfall, says ministry

Firefighters block off a section of Highway 97A during earlier firefighting efforts on the Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous. (CSRD photo)
The search continues for an Alberta man presumed to have drowned in Mara Lake near Sicamous on Aug. 11, 2021 (File photo)

Search continues for Alberta man presumed to have drowned in Mara Lake near Sicamous

RCMP Underwater Recovery Team searched for three days but could not find the man

The search continues for an Alberta man presumed to have drowned in Mara Lake near Sicamous on Aug. 11, 2021 (File photo)
A man is missing and presumed to have drowned in Mara Lake near Sicamous on Aug. 11, 2021.(Black Press Media File photo)

Alberta man presumed to have drowned in Mara Lake near Sicamous

Assistance of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team requested

A man is missing and presumed to have drowned in Mara Lake near Sicamous on Aug. 11, 2021.(Black Press Media File photo)
The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)

Revelstoke resident arrested for aggravated assault

The alleged incident occurred in Sicamous in the early morning of July 28

The IIO is investigating after a police dog bit a man during a traffic stop near Ladysmith on April 17, 2021. (Black Press Media stock photo)
Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino expresses his gratitude to Taylor Stuart and the Rhinos wildfire crew, which had been working on the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Fire Department photo)

‘It’s a marathon, not a sprint’: Sicamous fire chief on Two Mile Road wildfire

Fire moving away from properties due to hard work of fire crews and contractors, said Brett Ogino

Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino expresses his gratitude to Taylor Stuart and the Rhinos wildfire crew, which had been working on the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Fire Department photo)
Highway 97A reopened on Thursday, Aug. 5. (CSRD photo)

Highway 97A reopens after closure due to Two Mile wildfire

DriveBC announced the reopening around 9 a.m. on Aug. 5

Highway 97A reopened on Thursday, Aug. 5. (CSRD photo)