Cameron Thomson

To prevent your phone dying in the cold you can try to keep the phone in your pocket as much as possible, turn on the phone’s power-saving mode and lastly you can buy a case designed for cold weather. (Pixabay)

Morning start: Why does your phone die so fast in the cold?

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To prevent your phone dying in the cold you can try to keep the phone in your pocket as much as possible, turn on the phone’s power-saving mode and lastly you can buy a case designed for cold weather. (Pixabay)
AIM Roads provides highway infrastructure maintenance and service solutions for the South Okanagan (SA08) and Okanagan-Shuswap (SA13) service areas. (Contributed)

Shuswap-Okanagan highways contractor has ‘zero tolerance’ for abuse

Statement comes after heavy winter storms hit region

AIM Roads provides highway infrastructure maintenance and service solutions for the South Okanagan (SA08) and Okanagan-Shuswap (SA13) service areas. (Contributed)
Ways to avoid roof damage during severe winter storms include keeping roof drains clear of ice and debris and performing regular inspections following periods of high precipitation. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Heavy snowfall in the Shuswap raises roof concerns

Older, wet snow can weigh three times as much as fresh snow

Ways to avoid roof damage during severe winter storms include keeping roof drains clear of ice and debris and performing regular inspections following periods of high precipitation. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
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Winter storm to batter Okanagan

As much as 35 cm of snow expected to fall in some areas

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A couple of snowplows push east along Highway 1 through Salmon Arm, clearing the road of slushy snow in January of last year. (File photo)

Weather forecast includes rain over the weekend for the Okanagan-Shuswap

A strong Pacific storm is expected to pass over the Coquihalla Highway

A couple of snowplows push east along Highway 1 through Salmon Arm, clearing the road of slushy snow in January of last year. (File photo)
After a second winter storm hammered much of the Okanagan-Shuswap, more outages in Salmon Arm have been added to BC Hydro’s list. (BC Hydro)

More than 150 Shuswap residents without power since Dec. 31

A total of about 800 people in the region are currently affected by outages

After a second winter storm hammered much of the Okanagan-Shuswap, more outages in Salmon Arm have been added to BC Hydro’s list. (BC Hydro)
The approaching storm will see snow descend into the interior the evening of Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (File photo)

Second winter storm expected to hammer Okanagan

Main band of snow will move north into the Columbias on Friday morning

The approaching storm will see snow descend into the interior the evening of Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (File photo)
Morning start: How to make and keep your New Year’s resolutions

Morning start: How to make and keep your New Year’s resolutions

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Morning start: How to make and keep your New Year’s resolutions
Kelsey and Brian McCune became the parents of the interior’s first baby of 2020 at 6:02 a.m. at Kelowna General Hospital. (Interior Health)

First 2020 baby for Interior Health born in Kelowna

The baby girl was born at 6:02 a.m. at Kelowna General Hospital

Kelsey and Brian McCune became the parents of the interior’s first baby of 2020 at 6:02 a.m. at Kelowna General Hospital. (Interior Health)
Morning start: What does ‘Auld Lang Syne’ actually mean?

Morning start: What does ‘Auld Lang Syne’ actually mean?

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Morning start: What does ‘Auld Lang Syne’ actually mean?
Keith Gerow, born Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1919, will celebrate his 100th birthday this Christmas Eve surrounded by friends, family, and his wife of 72 years. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap veteran turning 100, offers secret to 72-year marriage

Keith Gerow to celebrate a century on Dec. 24

Keith Gerow, born Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1919, will celebrate his 100th birthday this Christmas Eve surrounded by friends, family, and his wife of 72 years. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Billie Jean takes a seat in her 2009 Dodge Caravan, given to her by Braby Motors, with contributions by Fix Auto, Kal Tire and SASCU, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Mother, daughter receive gift of new wheels from Salmon Arm businesses

Vehicle giveaway organized by Braby Motors, Fix Auto, Kal Tire and SASCU

Billie Jean takes a seat in her 2009 Dodge Caravan, given to her by Braby Motors, with contributions by Fix Auto, Kal Tire and SASCU, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
(AIM Roads)

Avalanches and rockslides close B.C. highways overnight

Drive BC issues travel advisories

(AIM Roads)
(AIM Roads)

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning and highway alerts across Okanagan

As much as 30 to 60 cm of snow is expected by Friday afternoon

(AIM Roads)
Morning start: Why is the day after Christmas called Boxing Day?

Morning start: Why is the day after Christmas called Boxing Day?

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Morning start: Why is the day after Christmas called Boxing Day?
The downtown Salmon Arm KFC location will be closing its doors on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm KFC to kick the bucket, one of several businesses closing by 2020

Sportsman Barbershop, Bentley, Buggerbees among retailers shutting down by end of 2019

The downtown Salmon Arm KFC location will be closing its doors on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Trucks lined up on Highway 1 due to poor weather conditions on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Drive BC)

Traffic delays reported on Highway 1 east of Sicamous, semi trailer in ditch

Eastbound traffic lined up between Malakwa, Three Valley Gap

Trucks lined up on Highway 1 due to poor weather conditions on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Drive BC)
Morning start: Did you know some fish may communicate by farting?

Morning start: Did you know some fish may communicate by farting?

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Morning start: Did you know some fish may communicate by farting?
Morning start: Did you know there is a Scottish tartan designed for Mars exploration?

Morning start: Did you know there is a Scottish tartan designed for Mars exploration?

Your morning start: Fun fact, weather, and video of the day

Morning start: Did you know there is a Scottish tartan designed for Mars exploration?
Jocelyne Johnson, business support coordinator at the Salmon Arm Innovation Centre, holds the December/January edition of the BC Business Magazine which lists Salmon Arm as the 7th best place to work in B.C. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm, Kelowna among best places to work in B.C.

Categories reflecting quality of life influence ranking

Jocelyne Johnson, business support coordinator at the Salmon Arm Innovation Centre, holds the December/January edition of the BC Business Magazine which lists Salmon Arm as the 7th best place to work in B.C. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)