Sicamous

Dorian Bell appeared via video in BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on Oct. 14, 2022 when he was sentenced on three charges, one of them dangerous driving causing death stemming from a May 2021 incident near the Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous that resulted in the death of a Malakwa woman. (File photo)

Man responsible for vehicle death of Shuswap woman sentenced to 4.5 years in jail

Dorian Bell of Malakwa will serve three more years after credit for time served

Dorian Bell appeared via video in BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on Oct. 14, 2022 when he was sentenced on three charges, one of them dangerous driving causing death stemming from a May 2021 incident near the Bruhn Bridge in Sicamous that resulted in the death of a Malakwa woman. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous has received an application for a demolition permit for 1133 Paradise Ave., where the former Secret Garden Restaurant stands after years in disuse. (File photo)

Former Sicamous eatery in disuse facing demolition

Property owner issued $23,000 in tickets for building’s ‘unsightly and hazardous’ condition

The District of Sicamous has received an application for a demolition permit for 1133 Paradise Ave., where the former Secret Garden Restaurant stands after years in disuse. (File photo)
Habitat for Humanity Canada announced Oct. 13 that it is ‘disaffiliating’ Habitat for Humanity Kamloops, but former Kamloops executive director Bill Miller said it won’t affect assets, only the name. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Habitat for Humanity Canada announces it’s ‘disaffiliating’ Habitat Kamloops

Former Kamloops executive director says change won’t affect assets, only the Habitat name

Habitat for Humanity Canada announced Oct. 13 that it is ‘disaffiliating’ Habitat for Humanity Kamloops, but former Kamloops executive director Bill Miller said it won’t affect assets, only the name. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
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Police chase from Sicamous to Revelstoke ends in arrest after officers threatened

The 48-year-old man is currently in police custody and awaiting a bail hearing

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The BC Prosecution Service announced no charges have been approved against two members of the RCMP involved in the arrest of a suspect with outstanding warrants on April 14, 2020, near Sicamous. (File photo)

RCMP officers won’t be charged after suspect injured in 2020 arrest near Sicamous

BC Prosecution Service says available evidence does not meet charge assessment standard

The BC Prosecution Service announced no charges have been approved against two members of the RCMP involved in the arrest of a suspect with outstanding warrants on April 14, 2020, near Sicamous. (File photo)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Top headlines from across the region

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Sicamous RCMP impounded their third vehicle in less than a week on Sept. 5 due to drivers being ticketed for driving at more than twice the posted speed limit. (File photo)

Sicamous RCMP impound third vehicle in 5 days for extreme speeds on Highway 1

Rental SUV clocked Sept. 5 doing 208 km/h in 100 km/h zone near Malakwa

Sicamous RCMP impounded their third vehicle in less than a week on Sept. 5 due to drivers being ticketed for driving at more than twice the posted speed limit. (File photo)
Gender neutral washrooms were installed at Eagle River Secondary over the summer to provide options for all students, after previous washrooms required extensive repairs. (Andrea Horton-Eagle Valley News)

Gender neutral washrooms among building upgrades for Sicamous high school

New principal says new washrooms exciting project for the secondary school

Gender neutral washrooms were installed at Eagle River Secondary over the summer to provide options for all students, after previous washrooms required extensive repairs. (Andrea Horton-Eagle Valley News)
Sicamous RCMP impound a second vehicle in one week after driver issued excessive speed ticket on Sept. 3. (File photo)

Sicamous RCMP fine driver for travelling 150 km/h in 60 km/h zone

On both Sept. 1 and 3 RCMP SUVs for 7 days for speeding over twice the posted limit

Sicamous RCMP impound a second vehicle in one week after driver issued excessive speed ticket on Sept. 3. (File photo)
Sicamous RCMP impound vehicle for seven days after driver arrested on Sept. 1, 2022 for travelling at twice the speed limit on Highway 1. (File photo)

Driver travelling at ‘excessive speed’ on Highway 1 in Shuswap loses vehicle

Vehicle impounded for 7 days as Sicamous RCMP say it was going over twice the limit on busy road

Sicamous RCMP impound vehicle for seven days after driver arrested on Sept. 1, 2022 for travelling at twice the speed limit on Highway 1. (File photo)
This option for the future Shuswap Healing Centre at 200 Main Street shows about 3,100 square feet or .7 acres of green space and 39 parking stalls. A development permit for the healing centre is expected to be coming to the Sept. 28 Sicamous council meeting. (District of Sicamous image)

Council chooses more green space, less parking for Shuswap Healing Centre

Development permit expected for Sept. 28 Sicamous council meeting

This option for the future Shuswap Healing Centre at 200 Main Street shows about 3,100 square feet or .7 acres of green space and 39 parking stalls. A development permit for the healing centre is expected to be coming to the Sept. 28 Sicamous council meeting. (District of Sicamous image)
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Could be we tolerate each other’: Shuswap couple to celebrate 72nd anniversary

Humour part of the glue that’s kept Cathy and Ernie Baynes together

  • Aug 18, 2022
Sicamous residents Cathy and Ernie Baynes will celebrate their 72nd anniversary on September 2, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)

‘Rehabilitated’ historic Eagle Pass Fire Lookout in Shuswap destroyed by blaze

Hiker finds part of Eagle Pass Lookout still burning

Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)
Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)

‘It’s a dangerous bridge’: Sicamous mayor raises concern over 60-year-old Highway 1 crossing

Two-lane R.W. Bruhn Bridge opened along Trans-Canada Highway in 1962.

Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)
SUV flips on Highway 97A at Highway 1 in Sicamous. (Skilled Truckers Facebook)

SUV flips on Highway 97A in Sicamous

Reports indicate an SUV and semi-truck collided

SUV flips on Highway 97A at Highway 1 in Sicamous. (Skilled Truckers Facebook)
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)
Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)

‘Rehabilitated’ historic Shuswap fire lookout destroyed by fire

Hiker finds part of Eagle Pass Lookout still burning

Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)
Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)
Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)
Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)

Highway 1 closed in Sicamous due to collision on Bruhn Bridge

Traffic being detoured on highways 97A and 97B

Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)
Emergency responders were called to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 east of Sicamous on Sunday, July 24, 2022. (File photo)

Family taken to hospital following two-vehicle collision east of Sicamous

RCMP sergeant gives thanks to motorists who stopped to provide assistance

  • Jul 25, 2022
Emergency responders were called to a two-vehicle collision on Highway 1 east of Sicamous on Sunday, July 24, 2022. (File photo)