• One boy Shuswap beat his NHL hero with rock, paper, scissors and had a video and a hockey stick to prove it. On February 19, Rick and Payton Koch caught the Minnesota Wild playing against Vancouver at Rogers Arena. A fan of the Wild’s Kevin Fiala, Payton held up a sign defying Fiala at a game of “Rock Paper Scissors For a Stick?” Fiala finally rose to the challenge and was eventually beaten by Payton. Fiala then skated to the Wild bench, grabbed one of his sticks and paid it off, giving it to Payton. “Payton was thrilled and grateful to get a stick and interact with his favorite player from his favorite team,” said Rick.
• Confusion may have contributed to a collision near Chase in the early hours of February 27. Sgt. Barry Kennedy of Chase RCMP said police were called to a collision involving an SUV and transport truck around 2:30 am The crash occurred just east of the gas station. Petro-Canada on Route 1 on the west side of Chase. “An eastbound Mercedes Benz veered into the west lane and hit a westbound semi-truck on Highway 1,” Kennedy said, adding that the impact caused significant damage to the Mercedes. . The occupants of the Mercedes, a man and a woman, were taken to Kamloops hospital with minor injuries and were both extremely disoriented. They both thought they were in Delta, in the Lower Mainland, as they walked home after dinner, Kennedy said.
• Kayla and Tyrell Langdon and their son Jackson were invited to a private viewing of the Stanley Cup while in town for the home hockey celebrations on March 7-8. The Shuswap community rallied together to help the Langdon family after Jaxon was born with a number of serious health issues in 2018. Several fundraisers were held to help the Langdons who had stayed in Vancouver for a long time so that Jaxon could receive a treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit.
• A 138-year-old painting of Shuswap Lake was on sale at a Vancouver art gallery for over $ 30,000. The storm over Shuswap Lake was painted by Grafton Tyler Brown on September 28, 1882. Brown, who moved to Canada from the United States, was hired to participate in a geological survey of the then nine-year-old province to map the Shuswap and sketch the landscapes of the region.
•The population of Salmon Arm has continued to grow, although it has not yet reached the 20,000 mark. This was according to recent population figures from BC Stats, which showed consistent population growth in each of the municipalities in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District in 2019. The population of Salmon Arm increased 0.8% from 18,805 to 18,959 between 2017 and 2018, to 19,115 in 2019.
• On March 17, British Columbia Premier John Horgan announced the indefinite closure of all kindergarten to grade 12 schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following Tuesday’s announcement, Peter Jory, superintendent of schools for School District 83, said he didn’t expect layoffs for full-time employees but worried about teachers. on call.
• Mayor Alan Harrison was recovering well after suffering a stroke on Monday March 9, a fact that makes him deeply grateful for all the fundraising work the community has done for a CT scan and improvements.
He said it was only five minutes after receiving the CT scan that he received the drug. In less than two hours, he had recovered all the “deficits”, as they are called, produced by the stroke.
• Most of the Shuswap’s playgrounds have been closed to combat the spread of COVID-19, although parks and walking trails have remained open.