Shuswap

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)
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Ontario MP remains the heavy favourite to be the next Conservative Party leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Uzelman: Poilievre, anointed to lead?

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Aug 23, 2022
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 15, 2022. The Ontario MP remains the heavy favourite to be the next Conservative Party leader.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
BC Wildfire Service added two new wildfires to its wildfire map northwest of Seymour Arm Wednesday night, Aug. 17, one at Humamilt Lake and the other farther west in the area of Momich Lakes Provincial Park near Adams Lake. (BC Wildfire Service)

Two new wildfires sparked northwest of Shuswap Lake

One located near Humamilt Lake, another in the area of Momich Lakes Provincial Park

BC Wildfire Service added two new wildfires to its wildfire map northwest of Seymour Arm Wednesday night, Aug. 17, one at Humamilt Lake and the other farther west in the area of Momich Lakes Provincial Park near Adams Lake. (BC Wildfire Service)
The BC Wildfire map on the morning of Aug. 17, 2022 shows a new wildfire, listed as person-caused, about 15 kilometres north of Anglemont off Shuswap Lake. (BC Wildfire map)

UPDATE: Wildfire in North Shuswap grows to 7 hectares, evacuation alert issued

Fire estimated at 0.6 hectares north of Anglemont off Shuswap Lake

The BC Wildfire map on the morning of Aug. 17, 2022 shows a new wildfire, listed as person-caused, about 15 kilometres north of Anglemont off Shuswap Lake. (BC Wildfire map)
Mike and Sarah Schroeder and their kids own and operate Lakeland Farms, an organic egg operation in Silver Creek. (Contributed)

‘We need to grow locally’: Shuswap egg producers face rising costs, avian flu

Every time consumers go to grocery store, they are voting what they want food system to look like

  • Aug 15, 2022
Mike and Sarah Schroeder and their kids own and operate Lakeland Farms, an organic egg operation in Silver Creek. (Contributed)
All those on the boat are reportedly safe. (Kris Cudmore/ Facebook)

Boat capsizes on Shuswap Lake

According to witnesses all those on the boat are reportedly safe

All those on the boat are reportedly safe. (Kris Cudmore/ Facebook)