Cameron Thomson

Following a presentation from Interior Health on Sept. 10, Chase councillors called for the draft of a broad no-smoking bylaw. (File photo)

Shuswap community looks to sweeping ban of smoking, vaping on public properties

Bylaw could also ban smoking outright in Village of Chase core

Following a presentation from Interior Health on Sept. 10, Chase councillors called for the draft of a broad no-smoking bylaw. (File photo)
Morning start: What was inside the first Faberge egg?

Morning start: What was inside the first Faberge egg?

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

Morning start: What was inside the first Faberge egg?
Vann Foy speeds down Hudson Avenue. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Soapbox derby rolls through downtown Salmon Arm

Entrants of all ages enjoy navigating hay bales, daring jumps in race to finish

Vann Foy speeds down Hudson Avenue. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Operations at Parkview Elementary have stopped due to a musty odour that was noticed following a recent rainstorm. There is no estimate as to when students will be able to return to the school. (Photo submitted)

Shuswap elementary school suspends operations due to ‘musty odour’

Arrangements made for affected Sicamous students to attend class in three other schools

Operations at Parkview Elementary have stopped due to a musty odour that was noticed following a recent rainstorm. There is no estimate as to when students will be able to return to the school. (Photo submitted)
Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught. Photo by TIME

‘I felt betrayed’: North-Okanagan Shuswap candidate responds to Trudeau brownface photo

Harwinder Sandhu dismisses comments that there are bigger issues to focus on

Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught. Photo by TIME
Morning start: Did you know Mary never actually had a little lamb?

Morning start: Did you know Mary never actually had a little lamb?

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

Morning start: Did you know Mary never actually had a little lamb?
Kelly Stephenson, Dungeon Master and founding member of the Salmon Arm Dungeons & Dragons Club, studies the battlefield during a Dungeons & Dragons session at the Okanagan Regional Library on Friday, Sept. 13. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap Dungeons and Dragons Club on a roll

Unanticipated public interest prompts additional campaigns at Salmon Arm library

Kelly Stephenson, Dungeon Master and founding member of the Salmon Arm Dungeons & Dragons Club, studies the battlefield during a Dungeons & Dragons session at the Okanagan Regional Library on Friday, Sept. 13. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Chase RCMP probe arson at abandoned home where shots were fired days prior

Chase RCMP probe arson at abandoned home where shots were fired days prior

Chase RCMP condemn vigilantism, ask public to leave investigation to police

Chase RCMP probe arson at abandoned home where shots were fired days prior
Lindsey Christian-Hack earned her first blackbelt at 12 years old and received her second at 14. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Classical music and kickboxing help Shuswap woman overcome learning disabilities

Accomplished student becomes instructor, offering lessons in martial arts, violin and piano

Lindsey Christian-Hack earned her first blackbelt at 12 years old and received her second at 14. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Morning start: Fun fact, weather, and video of the day. (Graphic: Natalia Cuevas Huaico)

Your morning start: Okanagan is getting EBus

Your morning start that gives you all-you-need-to-know in the Okanagan

Morning start: Fun fact, weather, and video of the day. (Graphic: Natalia Cuevas Huaico)
Hosted by Sportsnet’s Tara Slone and Ron MacLean, the Rogers Hometown Hockey tour will be making a stop in Salmon Arm in March 2020. (Photo submitted)

Salmon Arm chosen for Rogers Hometown Hockey tour in 2020

The tour will stop in 25 communities across Canada

Hosted by Sportsnet’s Tara Slone and Ron MacLean, the Rogers Hometown Hockey tour will be making a stop in Salmon Arm in March 2020. (Photo submitted)
Azurah Herbert-McMyn earned her red seal certification in welding at age 19. (Submitted photo)

Shuswap resident earns red seal welding certification at 19

Azurah Herbert-McMyn started first welding course at age 16

Azurah Herbert-McMyn earned her red seal certification in welding at age 19. (Submitted photo)
Savio Suen or “Puzzles” is a breakdance teacher based out of Vancouver who also teaches with the Easy Break Dance studio in Salmon Arm. (Photo submitted)

Shuswap break dance studio helps boost students’ confidence

Teaching kids break dance while empowering them among goals for workshops

Savio Suen or “Puzzles” is a breakdance teacher based out of Vancouver who also teaches with the Easy Break Dance studio in Salmon Arm. (Photo submitted)
Numerous lightning strikes hit the North Okanagan and Shuswap as a storm rolled through on Tuesday, Sept. 3. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Storm rampages through Interior with more than 10,000 lightning strikes

Gusts of 70 km/h recorded in Kamloops, 13 millimetres of rainfall in two hours in Sicamous

Numerous lightning strikes hit the North Okanagan and Shuswap as a storm rolled through on Tuesday, Sept. 3. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
A member of the Chase Fire Department sprays down a fire which broke out in a unit in Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park in Chase sometime after 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29. (Rick Koch photo)
A member of the Chase Fire Department sprays down a fire which broke out in a unit in Whispering Pines Mobile Home Park in Chase sometime after 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29. (Rick Koch photo)
School district 83 has implemented the use of 12 more bus cameras to catch drivers ignoring the bus’ stop signs. (File photo)

Cameras on more Shuswap school buses to catch inattentive drivers

School District #83 will be able to provide video footage to RCMP

School district 83 has implemented the use of 12 more bus cameras to catch drivers ignoring the bus’ stop signs. (File photo)
Aaron Alcott knocks over a cone with a jet of water during a Combined Time Activity in the parking lot at t Westgate Public Market on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm firefighters put their skills to the test

Crew from Salmon Arm Fire Hall 3 achieves the best time relay race

Aaron Alcott knocks over a cone with a jet of water during a Combined Time Activity in the parking lot at t Westgate Public Market on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
The body of an adult woman was found in a submerged Honda Accord in Griffin Lake last week. (Files from RCMP)

Woman’s body recovered from submerged car in Griffin Lake

RCMP have not identified the body

The body of an adult woman was found in a submerged Honda Accord in Griffin Lake last week. (Files from RCMP)
Peter Kastner stands next to his freezers which are now without power on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap residents without power after protesting smart meter installation

For 10 years the Shuswap couple have used an older meter

Peter Kastner stands next to his freezers which are now without power on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
An air ambulance lands near the site of a plane crash at the Salmon Arm Airport on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Mechanical failure blamed in plane crash at Salmon Arm Airport

Two elderly occupants, one in serious condition, transported to hospital

An air ambulance lands near the site of a plane crash at the Salmon Arm Airport on Tuesday, Aug. 27. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)