Shuswap

Bernice Jensen and her All My Relations Dance Group include, Junior Jensen, who was given a drum when he was a toddler and, at 16, sings his own songs, including the Salmon Journey Song. To the right of Junior are Sue Oliverius, Jewel Jensen, Lakeesha and Stephane Richard. The group performed on the Storyteller Stage at the Reclamation Day at Tsútswecw Provincial Park on Sept. 30. (Barb Brouwer photo)

Thousands attend start of Sepwépemc celebration at Tsústwecw Provincial Park

High daytime temperatures, low water levels may be delaying return of salmon

  • Oct 3, 2022

 

An anonymous donor gave a million-plus dollar donation to the Shuswap Community Foundation for an endowment fund that’s expected to produce about $80,000 per year in perpetuity to be used to support small businesses and entrepreuners in the Shuswap. (Pixabay image)

Anonymous donor gives million-dollar gift to Shuswap small businesses

Shuswap Community Foundation tells city council of surprise donation

 

Gas marked at 199.9 in Vernon on Sept. 26.

Gas prices climb back up towards $2 in B.C. Interior

Gas stations in Vernon, Lake Country and Revelstoke are marking regular fuel at 199.9

Gas marked at 199.9 in Vernon on Sept. 26.
Young agrarians Lewis and Vincent Burkholder operate the Burkholder Brothers Corn Farm, while Jordan Wales and Ashley Campbell the new faces behind Pete Murray’s Corn Farm.(Contributed)

Young farmers upholding Chase’s reputation for sweet corn

Jordan Wales and Ashley Campbell new faces behind Pete Murray’s Corn Farm

  • Sep 22, 2022
Young agrarians Lewis and Vincent Burkholder operate the Burkholder Brothers Corn Farm, while Jordan Wales and Ashley Campbell the new faces behind Pete Murray’s Corn Farm.(Contributed)
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Mountain bike crash leads to rescue above Larch Hills on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (File photo)

Shuswap Search and Rescue called when one of their own seriously injured

Volunteer mountain-biking above Larch Hills when he crashed

Mountain bike crash leads to rescue above Larch Hills on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (File photo)
North Shuswap Brandi Hansen said she was disheartened to find dozens of severed, declawed bear paws dumped in a culvert alongside a North Shuswap road on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Contributed)

Severed bear paws found along North Shuswap forest road linked to taxidermy business

Conservation Officer Service says paws ‘inadvertently fell out of the back of the individual’s truck’

North Shuswap Brandi Hansen said she was disheartened to find dozens of severed, declawed bear paws dumped in a culvert alongside a North Shuswap road on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Contributed)
House model on wood table overlooking neighbourhood (Pixabay photo).

Uzelman: Unaffordable housing, the real cause

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 13, 2022
House model on wood table overlooking neighbourhood (Pixabay photo).
Baily and her puppies. (BC SPCA)

Shuswap family works to give neglected St. Bernard and 5 puppies new lease on life

Bailey and her puppies were rescued from unsanitary and neglectful conditions

Baily and her puppies. (BC SPCA)
(Black Press File Photo)

It’s time to get cozy, fall weather has blown in to the Okanagan

The cooler temperatures mark an end to the hot August and September experienced by the Interior

(Black Press File Photo)
A new wildfire ignited Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Shuswap at Mara Creek east of Mara Lake between Enderby and Sicamous As of Sunday, Sept. 11, B.C. Wildfire Service classifies the fire as .01 hectares in size and being held. (BCWS Wildfire Dashboard)

New Shuswap wildfire being held

Blaze off Highway 97a between Enderby and Sicamous at Mara Creek listed as 0.01 hectares in size

A new wildfire ignited Saturday, Sept. 10, in the Shuswap at Mara Creek east of Mara Lake between Enderby and Sicamous As of Sunday, Sept. 11, B.C. Wildfire Service classifies the fire as .01 hectares in size and being held. (BCWS Wildfire Dashboard)
A B.C. Supreme Court justice has granted a publication ban protecting identity of undercover officers expected to testify at upcoming trial of three men accused of drug crimes connected to a biker gang support club. (File photo)

Ban granted on identifying Kamloops RCMP during Hells Angels ‘support club’ members trial

B.C. Supreme Court justice grants publication ban to protect identity of undercover officers

  • Sep 8, 2022
A B.C. Supreme Court justice has granted a publication ban protecting identity of undercover officers expected to testify at upcoming trial of three men accused of drug crimes connected to a biker gang support club. (File photo)
The Perfect Storm Group in Parksville Qualicum Beach is moving forward with a request for proposal following funding for a feasibility study from the Qualicum Beach town council. (Black Press media file photo)

Uzelman: The health care crisis – part two

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 7, 2022
The Perfect Storm Group in Parksville Qualicum Beach is moving forward with a request for proposal following funding for a feasibility study from the Qualicum Beach town council. (Black Press media file photo)
Nurses tend to a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Nearly two and a half years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, what started as a challenge related to high infection rates overloading hospitals has evolved into an acute labour challenge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Uzelman: The health care crisis – part one

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 6, 2022
Nurses tend to a COVID-19 patient in the Intensive Care Unit at the Bluewater Health Hospital in Sarnia, Ont., on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. Nearly two and a half years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, what started as a challenge related to high infection rates overloading hospitals has evolved into an acute labour challenge.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Artists' rendering of the future LNG Canada facility in Kitimat.

Uzelman: Federal Government is saying no to request for LNG?

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Sep 1, 2022
Artists' rendering of the future LNG Canada facility in Kitimat.
A ‘spot-sized’ wildfire at Knight Peak near Shuswap Lake was added to the BC Wildfire map on Thursday morning, Sept. 1, 2022. (BC Wildfire image)

New ‘spot-sized’ wildfire discovered north of Salmon Arm

Wildfire BC announced a 0.01-hectare fire at Knight Peak near Shuswap Lake

A ‘spot-sized’ wildfire at Knight Peak near Shuswap Lake was added to the BC Wildfire map on Thursday morning, Sept. 1, 2022. (BC Wildfire image)
Braby Motors co-owner Chris Davis says the dealership has been lucky with inventory. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Pandemic causes inventory shortage for Shuswap car dealers

The supply chains will be ‘cramped for a while yet’

  • Aug 30, 2022
Braby Motors co-owner Chris Davis says the dealership has been lucky with inventory. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Chase RCMP detachment. (File photo)

Driver frighted by pursuer after ‘common driving error’ on Highway 1 near Chase

Drivers reported each other to police before ending up at detachment

  • Aug 24, 2022
Chase RCMP detachment. (File photo)
Critical care air ambulance paramedics stationed in Kamloops now have full-time access to blood products for life-saving transfusions. (File photo)

Kamloops, Kelowna air ambulance paramedics now equipped for life-saving transfusions

Pre-hospital blood previously only available to critical care paramedics in Lower Mainland

Critical care air ambulance paramedics stationed in Kamloops now have full-time access to blood products for life-saving transfusions. (File photo)