Cameron Thomson

Parents of Ranchero Elementary students have been notified of an incident in which a suspicious driver was reportedly following one of the school’s students. (Google maps photo)

Shuswap elementary student reports being followed by suspicious driver

Ranchero Elementary notifies parents, RCMP of Oct. 30 incident near Mallory Road bus stop

Parents of Ranchero Elementary students have been notified of an incident in which a suspicious driver was reportedly following one of the school’s students. (Google maps photo)
Sean Nelson delivers dozens of letters between Salmon Arm and Vernon looking to buy distressed properties to flip them. (Photo submitted)

Handwritten letters offering to buy Shuswap homes not a scam

Letters used to source properties to invest in, respondents usually in financial distress

Sean Nelson delivers dozens of letters between Salmon Arm and Vernon looking to buy distressed properties to flip them. (Photo submitted)
Morning start: Did you know the name for a group of bunnies is called a ‘fluffle’?

Morning start: Did you know the name for a group of bunnies is called a ‘fluffle’?

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

Morning start: Did you know the name for a group of bunnies is called a ‘fluffle’?
Chase RCMP respond to septic truck rollover in Anglemont. (File photo)

Salmon Arm man injured in septic truck rollover in Anglemont

Driver of septic truck was airlifted to hospital

Chase RCMP respond to septic truck rollover in Anglemont. (File photo)
This trail camera photo of a wolverine is what the photographer believes to be a once-in-a-lifetime shot. (SIMDeer Project)

Salmon Arm resident’s trail cam captures wolverine

Grant Hiebert using camera to support study of mule deer population

This trail camera photo of a wolverine is what the photographer believes to be a once-in-a-lifetime shot. (SIMDeer Project)
Two letters written to Salmon Arm city council called for signs prohibiting the use of engine brakes on the eastside of Salmon Arm. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm)

Salmon Arm residents urge ban on use of Jake brakes in city

Concerns brought to attention of city council, decision on signs up to ministry

Two letters written to Salmon Arm city council called for signs prohibiting the use of engine brakes on the eastside of Salmon Arm. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm)
When the wind howls and trees come down, bringing power lines with them, it’s time to check on your neighbours. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette file)

Environment Canada: Wind warning issued for southern interior

Wind gusts up to 70 km/h are expected

When the wind howls and trees come down, bringing power lines with them, it’s time to check on your neighbours. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette file)
Firefighters prepare to get onto the roof of Lakeside Manor. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Fire extinguished in roof of Shuswap retirement residence

Residents moved back to Lakeside Manor in Salmon Arm from regional district building

Firefighters prepare to get onto the roof of Lakeside Manor. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Brad DeMille displays a bag of wood pellets trucked in from Alberta at DeMille’s Farm Market on Wednesday, Oct. 16. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Wood pellet supply a concern for Salmon Arm business

Prices increase after Pinnacle Renewable Energy steps away from bag sales

Brad DeMille displays a bag of wood pellets trucked in from Alberta at DeMille’s Farm Market on Wednesday, Oct. 16. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
The Chase Fire Department responds to a house fire on Wednesday, Oct. 16. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Fire destroys Shuswap home, residents unharmed

Blaze took three hours for Chase firefighters to extinguish

The Chase Fire Department responds to a house fire on Wednesday, Oct. 16. (Photo submitted)
Aaron Hutchinson at the Salmon Arm Skatepark on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Anti-police profanity appears overnight in Salmon Arm skatepark

Park goers say the paint was still wet

Aaron Hutchinson at the Salmon Arm Skatepark on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Brooks Bandits won a National Junior A Championship on home ice in 2019 with a 4-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images)

Salmon Arm’s bid to host Junior A Hockey Championships proves unsuccessful

Eight Canadian communities submitted bids, Shuswap bid made top three

Brooks Bandits won a National Junior A Championship on home ice in 2019 with a 4-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images)
Morning start: Did you know a “Buttload” could actually refer to a real weight measurement?

Morning start: Did you know a “Buttload” could actually refer to a real weight measurement?

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

Morning start: Did you know a “Buttload” could actually refer to a real weight measurement?
Fall decorating doesn’t have to break the bank if you follow these simple steps. (files)                                Your guide to this Thanksgiving weekend’s events around the Shuswap. (File photo)

Salmon Arm events over Thanksgiving weekend

Get in the fall spirit with a cemetary tour on Sunday

Fall decorating doesn’t have to break the bank if you follow these simple steps. (files)                                Your guide to this Thanksgiving weekend’s events around the Shuswap. (File photo)
Pierre and Allison were donated to the Shuswap SPCA to be taken care of after living in unhealthy conditions for years. Following an expensive oral surgery, Pierre was adopted and Ellison was moved to the Vancouver SPCA branch for a better chance at adoption. (Photo contributed)

Neglected cats get surgery and new owners, thanks to Shuswap’s generosity

Pair of cats, Ellison and Pierre, find better lives after visit to Shuswap SPCA

Pierre and Allison were donated to the Shuswap SPCA to be taken care of after living in unhealthy conditions for years. Following an expensive oral surgery, Pierre was adopted and Ellison was moved to the Vancouver SPCA branch for a better chance at adoption. (Photo contributed)
Firefighters from Salmon Arm Hall 2 start their attack on a smoky portion of the Northern Plastics building in the industrial park on Thursday, Oct. 3. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Firefighters attack smoky blaze in Salmon Arm Industrial Park

Smoke billowing from dust extractor on Northern Plastics Ltd. building

Firefighters from Salmon Arm Hall 2 start their attack on a smoky portion of the Northern Plastics building in the industrial park on Thursday, Oct. 3. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Morning start: Do you know what the M&M in the colourful candies stands for?

Morning start: Do you know what the M&M in the colourful candies stands for?

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

Morning start: Do you know what the M&M in the colourful candies stands for?
Rosemary Foster holds a photo of her grandson, Jeremy Stoetling, who died suddenly of heart problems in February 2018. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Donation of life-saving devices honours memory of Salmon Arm student

Grandparent provides automatic external defibrillators hoping they never need to be used

Rosemary Foster holds a photo of her grandson, Jeremy Stoetling, who died suddenly of heart problems in February 2018. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
The tombstone of Charles McGuire is the oldest in Salmon Arm’s Mount Ida Cemetery. He died in 1892 from tuberculosis but wasn’t laid to rest until 1894 as the didn’t exist until that year. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Whose grave is marked by the oldest tombstone in Salmon Arm’s cemetery?

Upcoming Cemetery Tour offers opportunity to learn about city’s earliest residents

The tombstone of Charles McGuire is the oldest in Salmon Arm’s Mount Ida Cemetery. He died in 1892 from tuberculosis but wasn’t laid to rest until 1894 as the didn’t exist until that year. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Cindy Bugaresti is a housekeeper at McGuire Lake Congregate Living who says that come Tuesday, Oct. 1, she will be living out of her truck. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Vehicles may become home for at least two staff evicted from Salmon Arm assisted-living facility

Residents, staff at McGuire Lake Congregate Living still looking for places to live

Cindy Bugaresti is a housekeeper at McGuire Lake Congregate Living who says that come Tuesday, Oct. 1, she will be living out of her truck. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)