Barb Brouwer

Update: Severe storm warning in effect

Up to 30 centimetres of snow is expected to fall in the Shuswap and along the Trans-Canada Highway in the next 24 hours.

Salmon society worries about future runs

MP votes against bill, pledges to focus on issue of declining stocks

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway reopens

Traffic is again open on the highway near the Alberta border.

UPDATE: Investigators in shooting find only police weapon

Independent Investigations Office cautions investigation of car wash shooting in Salmon Arm in its early stages.

Housing situation worries refugee families

Rentals hard to come by when vacancy rate is near zero.

Tipping fees to go up in June

It will cost more to send or take garbage to all Columbia Shuswap Regional District landfill or transfer sites.

Keep your germs to yourself

Interior Health is reminding people to stay home if they have colds or the flu and avoid emergency rooms unless symptoms are severe.

Syrian refugees anticipate their peaceful Christmas

André Al Kaed is looking forward to Christmas with joy for the first time in four years.

Unravelling the mysteries of Christmas stockings

While you might be getting chocolate or socks in your stocking Christmas morning, the tradition began with bags of gold.

UPDATE: Accident kills Sorrento man

Trans-Canada East Traffic Services Highway Patrol is investigating a collision that took place east of Shuswap Lake Estates Wednesday.

CSRD board pans flood response ‘downloading’

They say yes, but we say no. That is the reaction Columbia Shuswap Regional District board members had

CSRD starts food waste reduction project

Food waste is next on the regional district’s menu of items to divert from landfills.

Politicians unite for TCH upgrades

When it comes to the Trans-Canada Highway, the City of Salmon Arm and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District are on the same page

Calling for TCH upgrades

CSRD: Directors angry about fatalities and highway closures.

Directors debate new CSRD expense policy

Travel and expenses fuelled more than an hour of discussion at the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Electoral Area Directors meeting

CSRD directors balk at new expense policy

Spending: Staff introduce rules to better regulate claims, electoral directors call for more time to review

Mine review sparks debate

A request by the province to substitute a federal environmental review of a proposed mine has raised concerns

New vote investigated by CSRD

Columbia Shuswap Regional District chair David Raven will wait for legal advice and other information before deciding

Regional district board OKs recycling program

Participation in a new cost-saving recycling program was approved by Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors

Roots and Blues mixes music, nature

New outreach program Routes and Blues takes to the trails Aug. 11 and 2011 festival T-shirt is unveiled Aug. 13.