Cameron Thomson

Salmon Arm RCMP found justified in using garden hose during rooftop standoff

Salmon Arm RCMP found justified in using garden hose during rooftop standoff

Police watchdog finds officers actions reasonable when man injured in 2018 incident

Salmon Arm RCMP found justified in using garden hose during rooftop standoff
Morning start: Did you know Santa received a U.S. pilot’s licence?

Morning start: Did you know Santa received a U.S. pilot’s licence?

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

Morning start: Did you know Santa received a U.S. pilot’s licence?
Snow came to the roads in the North Okanagan and Shuswap on Sunday, Dec. 1. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Shuswap

Snowfall will ease late Tuesday morning

Snow came to the roads in the North Okanagan and Shuswap on Sunday, Dec. 1. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Gabriel Nava, operations manager for AIM Roads stands in front of a tow plow in the company’s yard in Sicamous on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

AIM Roads ready to tackle winter on Shuswap highways

Company brings innovative road maintenance technology to region

Gabriel Nava, operations manager for AIM Roads stands in front of a tow plow in the company’s yard in Sicamous on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Morning start: What was the lowest natural temperature ever recorded?

Morning start: What was the lowest natural temperature ever recorded?

Your morning start: Fun fact, weather and video for Nov. 28

Morning start: What was the lowest natural temperature ever recorded?
Trustin Hanson recreated Salmon Arm Art Gallery’s Little Lake exhibit on Minecraft. (Photo submitted)

Field trip inspires Salmon Arm student to recreate art exhibit in Minecraft

Grade 5 student makes a model of The Little Lake exhibit at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery

Trustin Hanson recreated Salmon Arm Art Gallery’s Little Lake exhibit on Minecraft. (Photo submitted)
Kara Jones puzzles over the construction of Pritchard Hall’s Christmas escape room on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Photo submitted)

Escape Santa Claus’ workshop at Pritchard Hall

Players must find their way out of three puzzle-filled rooms

Kara Jones puzzles over the construction of Pritchard Hall’s Christmas escape room on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. (Photo submitted)
B.C. RCMP say a projected budget shortfall will not affect the quality of service to the Shuswap. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP say budget cuts won’t impact service

Police force, facing $10.7-million budget shortfall, says it won’t compromise public safety

B.C. RCMP say a projected budget shortfall will not affect the quality of service to the Shuswap. (File photo)
Budtender Lydia Janik shows off one of the strains available in the recently-opened Salmon Arm Cannabis on Monday, Sept. 23. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Advertising restrictions frustrate Salmon Arm cannabis retailers

Retail prices off-putting to some, but businesses finding supportive clientele

Budtender Lydia Janik shows off one of the strains available in the recently-opened Salmon Arm Cannabis on Monday, Sept. 23. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm Golf Club sold to consolidator GolfNorth Properties

Salmon Arm Golf Club sold to consolidator GolfNorth Properties

Decision to sell unanimously approved by club’s board of directors

Salmon Arm Golf Club sold to consolidator GolfNorth Properties
Not many medical clinics in the Salmon Arm area maintain waiting lists, those that do have hundreds waiting to sign on with a family doctor. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm family doctor shortage putting health-care needs at risk

City clinics report having long wait lists, not accepting new patients

Not many medical clinics in the Salmon Arm area maintain waiting lists, those that do have hundreds waiting to sign on with a family doctor. (Contributed)
Hamilton McClymont was one of the four pilots that participated in Salmon Arm’s first Remembrance Day flyover on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm pilot takes part in Remembrance Day flyovers

Hamilton McClymont and other pilots pay aerial tribute at several North Okanagan-Shuswap ceremonies

Hamilton McClymont was one of the four pilots that participated in Salmon Arm’s first Remembrance Day flyover on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
Morning start: Could llamas be an alternative to guard dogs?

Morning start: Could llamas be an alternative to guard dogs?

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

Morning start: Could llamas be an alternative to guard dogs?
A snowfall warning for the Shuswap forecasts 10-15 cm of snow to fall before being replaced by rain in the afternoon. (File photo)

Environment Canada forecasts 10-15 cm of snow for Shuswap

Snow is expected to be replaced with rain in the afternoon

A snowfall warning for the Shuswap forecasts 10-15 cm of snow to fall before being replaced by rain in the afternoon. (File photo)
Sarah Lewis was found dead on Oct. 18 in a wooded area of Sant Josep de sa Talaia in Ibiza, Spain. (Facebook)

Tributes, support pour in for Salmon Arm woman who died in Ibiza

GoFundMe account set up to help family of Sarah Lewis with funeral, legal expenses

Sarah Lewis was found dead on Oct. 18 in a wooded area of Sant Josep de sa Talaia in Ibiza, Spain. (Facebook)
After a branch made a fist-sized hole in the eagle’s wing, the bird was rescued and transported to the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Injured eagle in Salmon Arm soaring once again

Eagle damaged his wing after impaling it on a tree branch

After a branch made a fist-sized hole in the eagle’s wing, the bird was rescued and transported to the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops. (Photo submitted)
RCMP officers on the scene of an unconfirmed shooting the night of Tuesday, Nov. 5 on Fraser Road in Anglemont. (The North Shuswap Kicker)
RCMP officers on the scene of an unconfirmed shooting the night of Tuesday, Nov. 5 on Fraser Road in Anglemont. (The North Shuswap Kicker)
After searching a property where a stolen car was found, Salmon Arm RCMP uncovered other items believed stolen. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest couple for stolen Audi, uncover other items

Police looking for owners of mountain bikes, chainsaws, golf clubs believed stolen

After searching a property where a stolen car was found, Salmon Arm RCMP uncovered other items believed stolen. (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s approved 2020 budget for snow clearing includes $903,000 for snow removal from roads and $123,000 for sidewalk snow clearing. (File photo)

Salmon Arm ready to tackle winter roads

Fifteen city vehicles, staff on deck to keep roads, sidewalks clear of snow and ice

Salmon Arm’s approved 2020 budget for snow clearing includes $903,000 for snow removal from roads and $123,000 for sidewalk snow clearing. (File photo)
Jazz Briggs, Lisa Lawson, Draven Lawson and Chris Lawson make their way down Alexander Street during the Downtown Salmon Arm Treat Trail on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Trick-or-treaters descend on Downtown Salmon Arm Treat Trail

The the afternoon before All Hallows’ Eve the streets of downtown Salmon…

Jazz Briggs, Lisa Lawson, Draven Lawson and Chris Lawson make their way down Alexander Street during the Downtown Salmon Arm Treat Trail on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)