Zachary Roman

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 issued the order after wildfire near Sicamous grew 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)
THe Bunting Road fire burning above a number of cabins on Mabel Lake, where residents remain on evacuation alert. (Randy Smith photo)
THe Bunting Road fire burning above a number of cabins on Mabel Lake, where residents remain on evacuation alert. (Randy Smith photo)
The BC Wildfire Service reports a .01 hectare blaze burning in East Canoe Creek. (B.C. Wildfire Dashboard image)

UPDATE: BC Wildfire Service responding to fire near Salmon Arm

Spot-sized grass fire at East Canoe Creek

The BC Wildfire Service reports a .01 hectare blaze burning in East Canoe Creek. (B.C. Wildfire Dashboard image)
Hyde Mountain Golf Resort in Sicamous. (File photo)

Shuswap golf course sells to Kelowna-based company

Development, renaming planned for Hyde Mountain Golf Course near Sicamous

Hyde Mountain Golf Resort in Sicamous. (File photo)
Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)

Evacuation alert for Seymour Arm still in place as wildfire nearly triples in size

Regional district firefighting crews deployed to North Shuswap community

Wildfire conditions at Hunakwa Lake have prompted an evacuation alert for Seymour Arm. (CSRD image)
The Thomas Creek Fire seen from the view point between Penticton andKaleden on Thursday evening, July 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

No growth reported overnight on Thomas Creek wildfire

The fire is currently over 5,500 hectares in size

The Thomas Creek Fire seen from the view point between Penticton andKaleden on Thursday evening, July 15. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)

Paramedics union: Full-time, 24/7 staffing a good start for North Okanagan-Shuswap communities

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

A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)
A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)

Union: Full-time paramedics a good start for rural North Okanagan-Shuswap communities

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

A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)
Enderby Storm catcher Lexi Derksen receives a pitch in Enderby on July 10, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)

Enderby Storm U12 fastball team takes bronze at regional championships

11 teams played in the championships, which were held from July 9 to 11 in Enderby

Enderby Storm catcher Lexi Derksen receives a pitch in Enderby on July 10, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Salmon Arm Observer)
The fire currently burning above Pottery Road in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

UPDATE: Drone spotted flying near out of control Vernon wildfire

The incident was reported by the BC Wildfire Service on Twitter

The fire currently burning above Pottery Road in Vernon. (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
Smoky air blanketed Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on July 1, 2021. A smoky skies bulletin was also issued that day. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)

Air quality warning issued for smoke in Okanagan Valley, Shuswap regions

Environment Canada issued a smoky skies bulletin on July 10 around 12 p.m.

Smoky air blanketed Blackburn Park in Salmon Arm on July 1, 2021. A smoky skies bulletin was also issued that day. (Zachary Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)
Recent logging activities in Bigmouth Creek, north of Revelstoke. (Contributed)

Splatsin opposes old-growth logging north of Revelstoke

Splatsin Kukpi7 (Chief) Wayne Christian will be attending a blockade on July 11

Recent logging activities in Bigmouth Creek, north of Revelstoke. (Contributed)
This is the proposed location for a Burger King, convenience store and Kentucky Fried Chicken at 534 Main St. in Sicamous. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)

KFC, Burger King proposed for new location in Shuswap

Proposal on July 14 agenda for Sicamous planning and development committee meeting

This is the proposed location for a Burger King, convenience store and Kentucky Fried Chicken at 534 Main St. in Sicamous. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)