Jim Elliot

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Sicamous RCMP catch driver going twice the speed limit

The car was impounded for seven days and the driver received a hefty fine

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West Kelowna Fire Rescue’s new utility vehicle returns from delivering medical supplies and a paramedic to the scene of a quadding accident on May 30. (Dave Ogilve Photo)

Emergency crews rush youth to hospital after quadding accident in West Kelowna

West Kelowna Fire Rescue’s new off-road vehicle was used in the rescue

West Kelowna Fire Rescue’s new utility vehicle returns from delivering medical supplies and a paramedic to the scene of a quadding accident on May 30. (Dave Ogilve Photo)
A sandbagging machine and a crew to operate it have been set up at the Silver Creek Fire Hall to help residents prepare their properties as water in the Salmon River and its tributary creeks rise. (CSRD Photo)

Preparations for flooding in the Shuswap accelerate

A sandbagging machine and a crew to run it have been set up in Silver Creek.

A sandbagging machine and a crew to operate it have been set up at the Silver Creek Fire Hall to help residents prepare their properties as water in the Salmon River and its tributary creeks rise. (CSRD Photo)
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Drunk man on a dirt bike and prohibited drivers without insurance keep Shuswap RCMP busy

Other calls resulted in excessive speed tickets and the arrests of two prohibited drivers

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RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Driver damages Shuswap playground after alleged pellet gun shooting

RCMP report vehicle drove through Memorial Park before coming to a stop

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
An ad posted by Twin Anchors Houseboat vacations was controversial because it contradicted guidelines limiting non-essential travel between provinces due to COVID-19. It was posted to the company’s Facebook page on May 22 and removed shortly thereafter. (Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations/Facebook)

Houseboat company partly owned by Shuswap MLA withdraws controversial ad

The ad welcomed houseboaters from other provinces, contradicting anti COVID-19 measures.

An ad posted by Twin Anchors Houseboat vacations was controversial because it contradicted guidelines limiting non-essential travel between provinces due to COVID-19. It was posted to the company’s Facebook page on May 22 and removed shortly thereafter. (Twin Anchors Houseboat Vacations/Facebook)
The Chase RCMP seized a canister of bear spray that was used during a physical altercation between campers in Magna Bay on May 1. (Black Press file photo)

Squabble between campers in North Shuswap leads to bear spraying

An argument over late night partying escalated into a fight which led to one person being sprayed

The Chase RCMP seized a canister of bear spray that was used during a physical altercation between campers in Magna Bay on May 1. (Black Press file photo)
A patient is rescued from the Skaha Bluffs using a long-line helicopter in 2019. (PENSAR Photo)

Penticton Search and Rescue airlifts injured mountain biker near Naramata

The Penticton Fire Department initially took the call and attended to the injured biker.

A patient is rescued from the Skaha Bluffs using a long-line helicopter in 2019. (PENSAR Photo)
RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)

Golden police seek Good Samaritan after house fire

An unidentified individual may have saved lives in the early-morning fire.

RCMP crest. (Black Press Media files)
The Salmon River continued to rise and flow faster on Saturday, May 23 following rainfall in the previous days. (Jim Elliot/ Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon River sees two days of increasing flow following rainy week

The River Forecast Centre has a streamflow advisory in effect for the area

The Salmon River continued to rise and flow faster on Saturday, May 23 following rainfall in the previous days. (Jim Elliot/ Salmon Arm Observer)
Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)

VIDEO: Boat crosses Shuswap Lake with trailer still attached

Local resident films bizarre boat. Clip viewed over 6 million times.

Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)
Some Blind Bay residents found a black bear closely inspecting the tonneau cover on their pickup truck on May 22. (Photo Contributed)

Update: Live trap placed for bear that damaged truck in Blind Bay

Black bear was seen standing on the tonneau cover of the truck in Blind Bay resident’s driveway

Some Blind Bay residents found a black bear closely inspecting the tonneau cover on their pickup truck on May 22. (Photo Contributed)
The owners of the boats which made up most of Waterway Houseboats’ rental fleet will be receiving their portion of the settlement due after flooding in 2012 temporarily crippled the business and eventually contributed to its receivership. (File photo)

Owners of Waterway houseboats receive $5,000 each after court decision

The award follows a court case which found the province and Sicamous partially responsible for flood damage

The owners of the boats which made up most of Waterway Houseboats’ rental fleet will be receiving their portion of the settlement due after flooding in 2012 temporarily crippled the business and eventually contributed to its receivership. (File photo)
Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino, Regina Forry, Mayor Terry Rysz, Gordon Mackie from the Sicamous Museum and Tomoaki Fujimura gathered to plant a Akebono cherry tree in the Main Street Landing park on Wednesday, May 20. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Video: Cherry tree planted in Sicamous to honour interned Japanese Canadians

By next spring, the Akebono cherry tree will be in bloom.

Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino, Regina Forry, Mayor Terry Rysz, Gordon Mackie from the Sicamous Museum and Tomoaki Fujimura gathered to plant a Akebono cherry tree in the Main Street Landing park on Wednesday, May 20. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
The Snowbirds fly over Salmon Arm on Saturday, May 16. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

PHOTOS: Snowbirds fly over parts of B.C.

The Canadian military demonstration squadron flew low over Salmon Arm.

The Snowbirds fly over Salmon Arm on Saturday, May 16. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Ucluelet local Liisa Nielsen captured this shot of the Snowbirds preparing for their upcoming season over Florencia Bay in 2018. (Photo - Liisa Nielsen)

Snowbirds will fly over Shuswap on May 16

The Canadian military demonstration squadron is expected to pass over early in the Afternoon.

Ucluelet local Liisa Nielsen captured this shot of the Snowbirds preparing for their upcoming season over Florencia Bay in 2018. (Photo - Liisa Nielsen)
Skimikin Lake in Shuswap burst its banks and flooded Skimikin Lake Road. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)

Skimikin Lake in Shuswap bursts banks, floods road

The lake has risen rapidly in the hot weather

Skimikin Lake in Shuswap burst its banks and flooded Skimikin Lake Road. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)
The CSRD asks would-be tourists not to visit over long weekend due to COVID-19. (CSRD photo)

Shuswap residents, would-be tourists urged stay home over May long weekend

CSRD chair asks not to jeopardize effectiveness of sacrifices made

The CSRD asks would-be tourists not to visit over long weekend due to COVID-19. (CSRD photo)
Loaner children’s lifejackets are available at 14 locations around the Shuswap. (Contributed)

Life-jacket Day a chance to reflect on boating safety

101 Canadians die each year in boating-related accidents; improper lifejacket use is a factor

Loaner children’s lifejackets are available at 14 locations around the Shuswap. (Contributed)
This black bear visited the same area of Saanich a few years ago. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Black bear and cubs spotted in Salmon Arm park

The city is warning residents about the bears in the well-used trail system.

This black bear visited the same area of Saanich a few years ago. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)