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Chainsaw artist Mike Ormondy puts the finishing touches on his bear carving in Sicamous on Aug. 3, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)

‘I take pride in my work’: Sicamous chainsaw artist bears task of creating public art

Mike Ormondy’s inspiration for his carvings comes from wildlife

Chainsaw artist Mike Ormondy puts the finishing touches on his bear carving in Sicamous on Aug. 3, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)
The communities of Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay were placed on evacuation order on July 31, 2021. (CSRD image)
The communities of Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay were placed on evacuation order on July 31, 2021. (CSRD image)
On July 31, Sicamous fire Chief Brett Ogino reminded the public that Highway 97A is closed for their safety. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)

Two Mile wildfire fight going well despite tough terrain, smoke: Sicamous fire chief

Fire chief Brett Ogino reminds public Highway 97A is closed for their safety

On July 31, Sicamous fire Chief Brett Ogino reminded the public that Highway 97A is closed for their safety. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)
The Momich Lake wildfire is burning across an estimated 6500 hectares as of July 31, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Dashboard image)

Momich Lake wildfire in Shuswap burning across an estimated 6,500 hectares

Nearby properties remain on evacuation alert as the blaze grows

The Momich Lake wildfire is burning across an estimated 6500 hectares as of July 31, 2021. (B.C. Wildfire Dashboard image)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District issued an evacuation alert for properties in Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay on July 30, 2021. (CSRD image)

Evacuation alert issued as Crazy Creek Gorge wildfire in Shuswap hits 1,700 hectares

Alert issued for properties in Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District issued an evacuation alert for properties in Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay on July 30, 2021. (CSRD image)
The body of a 27-year-old man was recovered from White Lake on July 29, after he went missing while swimming the day prior. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

RCMP recover body of international student who drowned in lake near Salmon Arm

Police say group attempted to rescue 27-year-old man but was unsuccessful

The body of a 27-year-old man was recovered from White Lake on July 29, after he went missing while swimming the day prior. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Seven-year-old Tonnerre is recovering from burns sustained in a South Okanagan wildfire. (BC SPCA image)

Dog survives burns from South Okanagan wildfire

Seven-year-old Tonnerre was missing for four days after getting spooked by the blaze

Seven-year-old Tonnerre is recovering from burns sustained in a South Okanagan wildfire. (BC SPCA image)
Salmon Arm RCMP confirmed a person drowned in White Lake on July 28. (Black Press file photo)

RCMP confirm drowning at White Lake north of Salmon Arm

Incident reported to have occurred at community park

Salmon Arm RCMP confirmed a person drowned in White Lake on July 28. (Black Press file photo)
From left: Harlowe Bird, Avery Sanche, Kennedy Sanche, and Aleeah Bird at the lemonade stand they ran for charity on July 22, 2021 in Sicamous. (Raegen Byron/Submitted)

In Sicamous, when life gives you lemons you make lemonade and sell it for charity

Raegen Byron and Sidney Clark’s respective daughters raised money for the B.C. Wildfire Recovery fund

From left: Harlowe Bird, Avery Sanche, Kennedy Sanche, and Aleeah Bird at the lemonade stand they ran for charity on July 22, 2021 in Sicamous. (Raegen Byron/Submitted)
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
The Anarchist Mountain Fire Department has been working with BC Wildfire on establishing protective guards and battling the Nk’Mip Creek Wildfire. (Anarchist Mountain Fire Department Facebook)
As of July 24, the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous was at 1,000 hectares. (CSRD photo)

No growth overnight for Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous

The fire remains at an estimated size of 1,000 hectares

As of July 24, the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous was at 1,000 hectares. (CSRD photo)
Chase RCMP responded to a report of “shots fired” on July 13, 2021. (File photo)

Driver claims he was shot at during road rage incident in Chase: Police

On July 13, Chase RCMP responded to a report of “shots fired”

Chase RCMP responded to a report of “shots fired” on July 13, 2021. (File photo)
As of Friday, July 23, the Two Mile Road fire burning south of Sicamous was estimated to be 1,000 hectares in size. (Shuswap Lake Watch photo)

Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous hits 1,000 hectares

Crews are making good progress holding fire guards

As of Friday, July 23, the Two Mile Road fire burning south of Sicamous was estimated to be 1,000 hectares in size. (Shuswap Lake Watch photo)
Husky House Restaurant off Highway 1 in Sicamous is giving free food to firefighters and evacuees amid the Two Mile Road wildfire in July, 2021. (Google Maps image)

Sicamous restaurant gives free meals to firefighters, evacuees amid Two Mile wildfire

Waitress Vicki Krahn said restaurant owner wanted to help community

Husky House Restaurant off Highway 1 in Sicamous is giving free food to firefighters and evacuees amid the Two Mile Road wildfire in July, 2021. (Google Maps image)
An updated evacuation order map for Seymour Arm on July 22, 2021. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)

UPDATE: Evacuation order expanded for properties in Seymour Arm

Order expanded due to increased danger from Hunakwa Lake wildfire

An updated evacuation order map for Seymour Arm on July 22, 2021. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)
A helicopter drops water on the Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous on July 21, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Shuswap rallies around Sicamous evacuees, firefighters amid Two Mile Road wildfire

Residents, businesses offer places to stay, transportation, food and more

A helicopter drops water on the Two Mile Road wildfire near Sicamous on July 21, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
A wildfire near Sicamous caused some properties to be evacuated on July 20, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service image)

‘I think we can beat this’: Sicamous mayor on Wiseman Creek wildfire

Terry Rysz says Sicamous is prepared for wildfire scenarios

A wildfire near Sicamous caused some properties to be evacuated on July 20, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service image)
The 2 Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)

UPDATE: 1,000 residents of Sicamous being evacuated due to wildfire

CSRD issues order after wildfire near Sicamous grows to 60 hectares

The 2 Mile Road wildfire burning on Tuesday evening, July 20. (Hannah Byron photo)
A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)

Full-time paramedics, 24/7 staffing a good start for rural B.C. communities: Union

Former paramedic says $2-an-hour on-call shifts demoralizing

A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)
A stretch of road near the July 16 vehicle incident. (Google Maps image)

Emergency vehicles on scene of vehicle incident on Highway 97C

The incident occurred two kilometres before the Elkhart Junction

A stretch of road near the July 16 vehicle incident. (Google Maps image)