Zachary Roman

A portion of Kelly Perry’s silkscreen on paper art, “Pushing and Pulling”, is shown here. The full artwork will be on display at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery from Aug. 28 to Oct. 9, 2021. (Kelly Perry Art)

Thompson-Okanagan artists to showcase their work at Salmon Arm printmaking exhibition

‘Pull: Printmaking in the Time of Covid’ opens Aug. 28 at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery

A portion of Kelly Perry’s silkscreen on paper art, “Pushing and Pulling”, is shown here. The full artwork will be on display at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery from Aug. 28 to Oct. 9, 2021. (Kelly Perry Art)
A large plume of smoke coming from the White Rock Lake wildfire Friday, Aug. 6. (Matt Knox photo)

‘It’s time to come together’: BC Wildfire Service incident commander pens heartfelt message

Kyle Young is a third generation wildland firefighter

A large plume of smoke coming from the White Rock Lake wildfire Friday, Aug. 6. (Matt Knox photo)
The latest BC Wildfire Service map of the Momich Lake wildfire was released on Aug. 12, 2021. (BCWS image)

Momich Lake wildfire in North Shuswap nearly doubles in size, no structures lost

Wildfire now estimated at 13,661 hectares according to the BC Wildfire Service

The latest BC Wildfire Service map of the Momich Lake wildfire was released on Aug. 12, 2021. (BCWS image)
An evacuation order was rescinded and an alert issued for some properties affected by the White Rock Lake wildfire on Aug. 13, 2021. (TNRD image)

UPDATE: Evacuation order rescinded for 246 Monte Lake, Paxton Valley properties, alert issued

76 nearby properties remain on evacuation order due to White Rock Lake wildfire

An evacuation order was rescinded and an alert issued for some properties affected by the White Rock Lake wildfire on Aug. 13, 2021. (TNRD image)
A man is missing and presumed to have drowned in Mara Lake near Sicamous on Aug. 11, 2021.(Black Press Media File photo)

Alberta man presumed to have drowned in Mara Lake near Sicamous

Assistance of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team requested

A man is missing and presumed to have drowned in Mara Lake near Sicamous on Aug. 11, 2021.(Black Press Media File photo)
An evacuation order was issued for 11 properties due to the Momich Lake wildfire on Aug. 12, 2021. (TNRD image)

Evacuation order issued due to Momich Lake wildfire in North Shuswap

Wildfire is burning out of control across an estimated 7,345 hectares

An evacuation order was issued for 11 properties due to the Momich Lake wildfire on Aug. 12, 2021. (TNRD image)
The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development announced recreational fishing is closed in the South Okanagan until Sept. 15, 2021. (File Photo)

High temperatures lead to South Okanagan closing river and creek fishing

The closure began July 29 and continues until Sept. 15

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development announced recreational fishing is closed in the South Okanagan until Sept. 15, 2021. (File Photo)
An aerial image of the Hunakwa Lake wildfire, which still has the community of Seymour Arm on evacuation alert. (Shuswap Emergency Program photo)

BC Wildfire Service: Structure protection no longer needed for North Shuswap community

Demobilization of structure protection in Seymour Arm expected to be complete by Aug. 10

An aerial image of the Hunakwa Lake wildfire, which still has the community of Seymour Arm on evacuation alert. (Shuswap Emergency Program photo)
Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino expresses his gratitude to Taylor Stuart and the Rhinos wildfire crew, which had been working on the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Fire Department photo)

‘It’s a marathon, not a sprint’: Sicamous fire chief on Two Mile Road wildfire

Fire moving away from properties due to hard work of fire crews and contractors, said Brett Ogino

Sicamous Fire Chief Brett Ogino expresses his gratitude to Taylor Stuart and the Rhinos wildfire crew, which had been working on the Two Mile Road wildfire south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Fire Department photo)
A large plume of smoke coming from the White Rock Lake wildfire Friday, Aug. 6. (Matt Knox photo)

Evacuation alert for Kamloops neighbourhoods due to White Rock Lake fire rescinded

The threat of wildfire in the area no longer poses an imminent risk to the safety of residents

A large plume of smoke coming from the White Rock Lake wildfire Friday, Aug. 6. (Matt Knox photo)
The Crazy Creek Gorge Wildfire was still classified as out of control and estimated to be 2,635 hectares in size as of Aug. 7. (Shuswap Emergency Program Facebook photo)

Structure protection well underway for Shuswap communities near Crazy Creek wildfire

The fire has grown by almost 200 hectares since Aug. 5

The Crazy Creek Gorge Wildfire was still classified as out of control and estimated to be 2,635 hectares in size as of Aug. 7. (Shuswap Emergency Program Facebook photo)
The White Rock Lake fire near Falkland has seen hundreds of residents evacuated. (BC Wildfire Service photo)

Falkland residents given window to enter evacuation order area for essential reasons

Returning to retrieve possessions is not a good reason for temporary access and it will be denied

The White Rock Lake fire near Falkland has seen hundreds of residents evacuated. (BC Wildfire Service photo)
Thomas Creek seen from West Bench on August 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

BC Wildfire planning more controlled ignitions to fight Thomas Creek Wildfire

The wildfire is burning out of control across 10,759 hectares as of Aug. 7

Thomas Creek seen from West Bench on August 3. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
On August 7, 2021, the general manager of Fairfield by Marriott hotel locations in Vernon and Salmon Arm asked non-essential travellers to reconsider their travel dates due to wildfires in the region. (Contributed)

North Okanagan hotel manager asks non-essential travellers to reconsider travel dates due to wildfires

Ashley Olsen wants to accommodate evacuees while honouring existing reservations

On August 7, 2021, the general manager of Fairfield by Marriott hotel locations in Vernon and Salmon Arm asked non-essential travellers to reconsider their travel dates due to wildfires in the region. (Contributed)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District announced the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds were open for evacuees with hobby farm animals on August 7, 2021. (CSRD image)

Salmon Arm Fairgrounds open for White Rock Lake wildfire evacuees with hobby farm animals

Only owners and animals from evacuation order areas will be accepted at this time

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District announced the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds were open for evacuees with hobby farm animals on August 7, 2021. (CSRD image)
The Village of Chase issued an evacuation alert for its residents at 8:30 a.m. on August 6, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

Chase mayor asks residents to be prepared, not panic, during evacuation alert

Mayor Rod Crowe said the Village of Chase’s thoughts are with the people of Monte Lake

The Village of Chase issued an evacuation alert for its residents at 8:30 a.m. on August 6, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Highway 97A reopened on Thursday, Aug. 5. (CSRD photo)

Highway 97A reopens after closure due to Two Mile wildfire

DriveBC announced the reopening around 9 a.m. on Aug. 5

Highway 97A reopened on Thursday, Aug. 5. (CSRD photo)
Chainsaw artist Mike Ormondy puts the finishing touches on his bear carving in Sicamous on Aug. 3, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)

‘I take pride in my work’: Sicamous chainsaw artist bears task of creating public art

Mike Ormondy’s inspiration for his carvings comes from wildlife

Chainsaw artist Mike Ormondy puts the finishing touches on his bear carving in Sicamous on Aug. 3, 2021. (Zachary Roman-Eagle Valley News)
The communities of Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay were placed on evacuation order on July 31, 2021. (CSRD image)
The communities of Queest Village and Pete Martin Bay were placed on evacuation order on July 31, 2021. (CSRD image)
On July 31, Sicamous fire Chief Brett Ogino reminded the public that Highway 97A is closed for their safety. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)

Two Mile wildfire fight going well despite tough terrain, smoke: Sicamous fire chief

Fire chief Brett Ogino reminds public Highway 97A is closed for their safety

On July 31, Sicamous fire Chief Brett Ogino reminded the public that Highway 97A is closed for their safety. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)