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)

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

Fire estimated at 0.6 hectares north of Anglemont off Shuswap Lake

 

Kris Cudmore shared this photo on Shuswap Everything Friendly Thursday evening, Aug. 11, which he took while trying to help out on his Sea-Doo after he learned the boat had capsized and people were calling for help. (Kris Cudmore/Facebook)

RCMP issue warning after boat capsizes on Shuswap Lake during big storm

Two people rescued, police urge boaters to check weather conditions before heading out

 

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

 

Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky recently opened their new home-based business Ricochet Brewing on Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap couple ricochet from injury to launch new home-based brewery

Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky open Ricochet Brewing

Meaghan and Marc Zaichkowsky recently opened their new home-based business Ricochet Brewing on Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Mara Hills Resort. (Live Auction)

‘Go ahead and make a bid on that’: Live RV auction comes to Sicamous

The live auction takes place at MaraHills Golf Resort on Aug. 13

  • Aug 3, 2022
Mara Hills Resort. (Live Auction)
The Bastion Bay fire near the eastern arm of Shuswap Lake and the Whip Creek wildfire across from Mabel Lake and inland about 10 kilometres are no longer a threat. (Wildfire BC image)

UPDATE: Two small wildfires in North Okanagan-Shuswap no longer a threat

One fire near eastern arm of Shuswap Lake, the other east of Mabel Lake, taken off BC Wildfire map

The Bastion Bay fire near the eastern arm of Shuswap Lake and the Whip Creek wildfire across from Mabel Lake and inland about 10 kilometres are no longer a threat. (Wildfire BC image)
The Bastion Bay wildfire near the eastern arm of Shuswap Lake and the Whip Creek fire across from Mabel Lake and inland about 10 kilometres were discovered late on July 27, 2022. (Wildfire BC image)

Two new spot-sized wildfires discovered in North Okanagan-Shuswap

One fire near eastern arm of Shuswap Lake, the other east of Mabel Lake

The Bastion Bay wildfire near the eastern arm of Shuswap Lake and the Whip Creek fire across from Mabel Lake and inland about 10 kilometres were discovered late on July 27, 2022. (Wildfire BC image)
In a July 14, 2022 media release, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said it is working with the Little Shuswap Lake Band and BC Parks to possibly restart its mosquito control program in the Scotch Creek area, including Shuswap Lake Provincial Park, in 2023. (File photo)

‘Swarms of mosquitoes’ have campers reconsidering stay at Shuswap provincial park

CSRD working with Little Shuswap Lake Band to possibly restart mosquito control program in 2023

In a July 14, 2022 media release, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said it is working with the Little Shuswap Lake Band and BC Parks to possibly restart its mosquito control program in the Scotch Creek area, including Shuswap Lake Provincial Park, in 2023. (File photo)
After the 2020 alagal bloom on Shuswap Lake, the Shuswap Watershed Council facilitated the development of a regional algae bloom response plan for the Shuswap watershed. (File photo)

Algal bloom or pollen? Salmon Arm city councillor wants more timely water testing

Councillor concerned recent algal bloom advisory was prompted by reported sighting, not data.

  • Jul 12, 2022
After the 2020 alagal bloom on Shuswap Lake, the Shuswap Watershed Council facilitated the development of a regional algae bloom response plan for the Shuswap watershed. (File photo)
This June 29, 2022 map from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District shows areas affected by an advisory regarding a possible algae bloom. (CSRD map)

Testing shows no harmful bacteria in Shuswap Lake algal bloom

Advisory to remain in effect as testing continues

This June 29, 2022 map from the Columbia Shuswap Regional District shows areas affected by an advisory regarding a possible algae bloom. (CSRD map)
Shuswap Lake continues beyond the concrete barrier that lines the beach at Beach Park in Sicamous on Thursday, July 7. (Lachlan Labere - Eagle Valley News)

Rivers receding but flood watch remains in effect for Shuswap Lake

Lake level rose slightly over the weekend

Shuswap Lake continues beyond the concrete barrier that lines the beach at Beach Park in Sicamous on Thursday, July 7. (Lachlan Labere - Eagle Valley News)
From left, Ron Tomma, Rod Tomma and Tilkotmes Tomma stand with the Sxwesméllp Landmark after it was unveiled following a celebration and ceremony on June 25, 2022 in Marine Peace Park in Salmon Arm. Rod and his son Tilkotmes Tomma were the main carvers of Coyote Rock, while Rod’s cousin Ron helped them finish off the sculpture. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Spirit of reconciliation’: Landmark in Salmon Arm creates awareness of Secwépemc presence

Unveiling celebration at Marine Peace Park reveals place names, oral histories, relationship to land

From left, Ron Tomma, Rod Tomma and Tilkotmes Tomma stand with the Sxwesméllp Landmark after it was unveiled following a celebration and ceremony on June 25, 2022 in Marine Peace Park in Salmon Arm. Rod and his son Tilkotmes Tomma were the main carvers of Coyote Rock, while Rod’s cousin Ron helped them finish off the sculpture. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
A view of Captain’s Cove on Shuswap Lake shows the high lake levels as of Monday morning, June 27. The lake dropped just a smidgeon in the previous 24 hours - 0.002 metres or 0.07 inches. (Jan Thingsted/Columbia Shuswap Regional District)

Level of Shuswap Lake drops a smidgeon but peak still in question

Tuesday’s forecast thunderstorm, rapid snow melt could affect levels

A view of Captain’s Cove on Shuswap Lake shows the high lake levels as of Monday morning, June 27. The lake dropped just a smidgeon in the previous 24 hours - 0.002 metres or 0.07 inches. (Jan Thingsted/Columbia Shuswap Regional District)
Historic levels

Shuswap Lake to peak in coming days

Shuswap Lake predicted to approach 2018 high-water levels

Historic levels
Image: Columbia Shuswap Regional District

‘Oh buoy’: Transport Canada to clean up Shuswap Lake

Transport Canada will be tagging non-compliant buoys

Image: Columbia Shuswap Regional District
Cody Bandsma takes in a bird’s eye view of White Lake from his motorized paraglider during a recent flight over the area. (Cody Bandsma photo)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm man takes to the sky for a look around town

Cody Bandsma shares videos from recent flights over Salmon Arm, White Lake

Cody Bandsma takes in a bird’s eye view of White Lake from his motorized paraglider during a recent flight over the area. (Cody Bandsma photo)
The Quaaout Lodge in the Shuswap, near Squila, was engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. (Andrew McCausland photo)

Shuswap resort engulfed in flames

Fire at Quaaout Lodge Sunday morning, May 22, in Squilax

The Quaaout Lodge in the Shuswap, near Squila, was engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. (Andrew McCausland photo)
The Quaaout Lodge in the Shuswap, near Squila, was engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. (Andrew McCausland photo)

VIDEO: Shuswap resort engulfed in flames

Fire at Quaaout Lodge Sunday morning, May 22, in Squilax

The Quaaout Lodge in the Shuswap, near Squila, was engulfed in flames Sunday morning, May 22. (Andrew McCausland photo)
Late on May 2, volunteers Allen Langworth and Rob Sutherland, captain, with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 Shuswap on rescue boat Tolonen remove a boat on a log boom in Shuswap Lake near Copper Island without any further damage. Other crew members not pictured were Tamara Lansing and Dave Harvey. (Marine Search and Rescue photo)

Shuswap marine search and rescue helps couple after boat collides with log boom

Boat operator misreads lights marking the tug and log boom, no one injured

Late on May 2, volunteers Allen Langworth and Rob Sutherland, captain, with the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station #106 Shuswap on rescue boat Tolonen remove a boat on a log boom in Shuswap Lake near Copper Island without any further damage. Other crew members not pictured were Tamara Lansing and Dave Harvey. (Marine Search and Rescue photo)
Ian and Holly Gray of Salmon Arm are the new owners of the Shark Shack, set to reopen on June 17. (The Shark Shack/Facebook photo)
Ian and Holly Gray of Salmon Arm are the new owners of the Shark Shack, set to reopen on June 17. (The Shark Shack/Facebook photo)