Zachary Roman

A map which shows proposed motor vehicle closure areas near Sicamous, highlighted in yellow. (B.C. government image)

Sicamous council concerned proposed motor-vehicle closures will hinder sledding season

Province seeks to minimize access to areas affected by wildfires

A map which shows proposed motor vehicle closure areas near Sicamous, highlighted in yellow. (B.C. government image)
The second development phase of a proposed Hemkund Developments project would see the existing building at 534 Main St., Sicamous, be transformed to host food and beverage businesses. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous chamber, residents fear fast food franchise development would hurt district

Chamber doesn’t want to see district become ‘merely a highway traffic stop’

The second development phase of a proposed Hemkund Developments project would see the existing building at 534 Main St., Sicamous, be transformed to host food and beverage businesses. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)
The approximate location of a vehicle incident on Highway 97 near Penticton that’s causing delays, according to DriveBC. (Google image)

Highway 97 near Penticton closed in both directions due to vehicle incident

Vehicle incident occurred just south of Sandhill Road

The approximate location of a vehicle incident on Highway 97 near Penticton that’s causing delays, according to DriveBC. (Google image)
RCMP investigated a rural Grandview Bench Road property on March 7, 2019. (File photo)

Shuswap man gets 9.5 years in jail for explosive bank robberies in Edmonton

Police investigators searched a property on Grandview Bench Road near Salmon Arm in 2019

RCMP investigated a rural Grandview Bench Road property on March 7, 2019. (File photo)
Astro and Elroy (pictured) are the healthy cats from which blood was taken to help kittens Damaris, Eos and Theron boost their disease resistance. Astro and Elroy belong to Shuswap Paws volunteer Audrey Torbohm. (Audrey Torbohm photo)

Collaborative kitten rescue: Shuswap Paws, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic save the day

Special medical procedure performed to boost kittens’ immunity

Astro and Elroy (pictured) are the healthy cats from which blood was taken to help kittens Damaris, Eos and Theron boost their disease resistance. Astro and Elroy belong to Shuswap Paws volunteer Audrey Torbohm. (Audrey Torbohm photo)
On Oct. 22, 2021, the Independent Investigations Office of BC filed a report to the BC Prosecution Service for consideration of charges regarding an April 14, 2020 arrest near Sicamous. (File photo)

Police watchdog recommends charges be considered in Shuswap arrest that injured suspect

Arrest occurred on April 14, 2020 near Sicamous

On Oct. 22, 2021, the Independent Investigations Office of BC filed a report to the BC Prosecution Service for consideration of charges regarding an April 14, 2020 arrest near Sicamous. (File photo)
Chase RCMP responded to a report of a residential break and enter and theft on Oct. 5, 2021. (File photo)

Jewels and power tools: Chase RCMP investigating after residence burglarized

Alleged burglar entered residence through an unlocked window

Chase RCMP responded to a report of a residential break and enter and theft on Oct. 5, 2021. (File photo)
Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron visited Shuswap Lake for a training exercise with Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) Shuswap Station 106 members on Oct. 13, 2021. (Contributed)

Royal Canadian Air Force squad trains with local search and rescue on Shuswap Lake

Shuswap Station 106 grateful for training opportunity

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron visited Shuswap Lake for a training exercise with Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue (RCMSAR) Shuswap Station 106 members on Oct. 13, 2021. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm RCMP reported a break in at a property in the northeast of Salmon Arm on Oct. 10, 2021. (File photo)

RCMP searching for person who broke into Salmon Arm residence through sliding window

Police seek information, reports of possible similar incidents

Salmon Arm RCMP reported a break in at a property in the northeast of Salmon Arm on Oct. 10, 2021. (File photo)
Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous. (File photo)

‘The little town that could’: Thanks given for support of Sicamous school’s breakfast club

PAC president says breakfast club can now run five days a week for the year

Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous. (File photo)
From left to right: Chalaem Junmusi, Samara Palmer, and Haley Palmer. The three restaurateurs run Aroy Maak Thai Cuisine, a new restaurant at the Parkland Shopping Centre in Sicamous. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

‘Aroy Maak means very tasty’: 3 Sicamous women combine talents and open Thai restaurant

Chalaem Junmusi, Samara and Haley Palmer humbled by support for their new restaurant

From left to right: Chalaem Junmusi, Samara Palmer, and Haley Palmer. The three restaurateurs run Aroy Maak Thai Cuisine, a new restaurant at the Parkland Shopping Centre in Sicamous. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)

Vanishing volunteers: Shuswap non-profits struggle to find help since pandemic hit

Local volunteer coordinator worried she will have to close essential programs

Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)
Six sets of twins are attending Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous for the 2021-22 school year. From left to right, their names are: Levi and Cody Clark, Kate and Reese Osmundson, Maxx and Maycie-Jean Lane, Dustin and Dillon Hilder, Emily and Nathan Presley, and Aurora and Logan Dawson. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

Seeing double: 1 in 17 kids attending Shuswap school are twins

There are six sets of twins at Parkview Elementary in Sicamous

Six sets of twins are attending Parkview Elementary School in Sicamous for the 2021-22 school year. From left to right, their names are: Levi and Cody Clark, Kate and Reese Osmundson, Maxx and Maycie-Jean Lane, Dustin and Dillon Hilder, Emily and Nathan Presley, and Aurora and Logan Dawson. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Shuswap Middle School is one of five schools in the North Okanagan-Shuswap to have had a potential COVID-19 exposure event between Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 according to Interior Health. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Five North Okanagan-Shuswap Schools report potential COVID-19 exposure events

Three public and two independent schools had potential exposures, according to Interior Health

Shuswap Middle School is one of five schools in the North Okanagan-Shuswap to have had a potential COVID-19 exposure event between Sept. 17 and Sept. 24 according to Interior Health. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for witnesses who may have seen a dark car in the 3300 block of 10th Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm around 1 a.m. on Sept. 29, 2021. (File photo)

RCMP searching for witnesses to alleged shot fired at Salmon Arm home

Resident heard what they thought was a gunshot at 1 a.m. on Sept. 29

Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for witnesses who may have seen a dark car in the 3300 block of 10th Avenue Northeast in Salmon Arm around 1 a.m. on Sept. 29, 2021. (File photo)
The Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail received a $500,000 grant from BC Active Transportation on Sept. 29. (Jacob Brett/Contributed)

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail receives half a million dollars in grant funding

The money will support preliminary work on a 19.8 kilometre section from Sicamous to Mara

The Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail received a $500,000 grant from BC Active Transportation on Sept. 29. (Jacob Brett/Contributed)
Three kittens rescued by Shuswap Paws Rescue Society. (File photo)

Shuswap Paws Rescue Society needs crates lent during Two Mile Road wildfire returned

A volunteer will arrange crate pickup, society also welcomes donation of crates from public

Three kittens rescued by Shuswap Paws Rescue Society. (File photo)
The remains of a large structure and vehicles destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire are seen on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton on Aug. 15, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

Sicamous to donate $1 per person in district to help Village of Lytton rebuild

Sicamous council received a call to action from the Regional District of Mount Waddington

The remains of a large structure and vehicles destroyed by the Lytton Creek wildfire are seen on the side of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lytton on Aug. 15, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
A protest against vaccine cards was held outside of the District of Sicamous office on Sept. 22, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)

People against vaccine cards stage ‘peaceful’ protest outside Sicamous council meeting

Sicamous RCMP observed the protest from a distance and from inside district office

A protest against vaccine cards was held outside of the District of Sicamous office on Sept. 22, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Eagle Valley News)
Ryan Milligan, pictured with wife Amanda and kids Raya and Emmett, was in the ICU at Kelowna General Hospital fighting against COVID-19 on Sept. 23. A gofundme has been launched to support his family. (Contributed)

‘This could happen to anyone’: Golden man, 38, with COVID-19 fighting for life in ICU

Fundraiser launched to support family of former Sicamous resident Ryan Milligan

Ryan Milligan, pictured with wife Amanda and kids Raya and Emmett, was in the ICU at Kelowna General Hospital fighting against COVID-19 on Sept. 23. A gofundme has been launched to support his family. (Contributed)