Martha Wickett

A man charged with aggravated assault in an April 2, 2019 stabbing in Sicamous was sentenced at the Salmon Arm Law Courts on Oct. 13, 2020. (File photo)

Man under meth psychosis who stabbed mother sentenced in Shuswap

Several people witnessed 2019 stabbing in Sicamous, man apologizes to mother in court

A man charged with aggravated assault in an April 2, 2019 stabbing in Sicamous was sentenced at the Salmon Arm Law Courts on Oct. 13, 2020. (File photo)
The Chase Fire Department extinguished a grass fire burning alongside the Trans-Canada Highway in April 2020. (Ann Steenhuysen photo)

RCMP report another suspicious fire extinguished in Shuswap

Adding to several fires set in August, police found a damp log burning in September near Aylmer Road

The Chase Fire Department extinguished a grass fire burning alongside the Trans-Canada Highway in April 2020. (Ann Steenhuysen photo)
Chase RCMP hear varying versions of why crash on Sept. 23 occurred. (File photo)

Loud warning sound in car blamed for North Shuswap crash

Chase RCMP hear different version of events from witness

Chase RCMP hear varying versions of why crash on Sept. 23 occurred. (File photo)
Some young Scouts had a fun time paddling in a motorized canoe during the 2018 Salmon Arm Fair parade. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Santa Claus parade falls victim to pandemic

City council relegates parade to naughty list due to number of people expected to attend

Some young Scouts had a fun time paddling in a motorized canoe during the 2018 Salmon Arm Fair parade. (File photo)
Chase toddler inadvertently takes vehicle for a spin. (File photo)

Shuswap toddler takes SUV for a not-so-joyful ride

Mother dragged trying to rescue child, RCMP report neither injured

Chase toddler inadvertently takes vehicle for a spin. (File photo)
Destanne Norris will hold a book signing at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon on Oct. 2 and at the Salmon Art Gallery on Nov. 14. Norris’s book, Leah’s Gift, focuses on the life-altering experience of her daughter’s death. (Keylight Photography)

Former Shuswap resident’s book describes how child’s death transforms mother’s life

Destanne Norris to hold book signings in Vernon and Salmon Arm

Destanne Norris will hold a book signing at Gallery Vertigo in Vernon on Oct. 2 and at the Salmon Art Gallery on Nov. 14. Norris’s book, Leah’s Gift, focuses on the life-altering experience of her daughter’s death. (Keylight Photography)
Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)

Theft-related charges in Salmon Arm deliver accused 140 days in jail

Man sentenced must also stay away from 10th Street SW and two local businesses

Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)
Alana Giesbricht and her daughter Camryn enjoy some time relaxing before Camryn heads off to her first day of kindergarten on Sept. 11.                                 (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

COVID-19 makes its mark on Shuswap schools, teachers and parents

Pandemic keeps more students than expected away from conventional schooling

Alana Giesbricht and her daughter Camryn enjoy some time relaxing before Camryn heads off to her first day of kindergarten on Sept. 11.                                 (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Emergency Response Team and RCMP helicopter assist Chase RCMP with high-risk arrest near Chase on Friday morning, Sept. 18, 2020. (File photo)

Truck, Shuswap police vehicle collide during arrest of wanted man

Emergency response team and helicopter called out to assist in Chase area arrest

Emergency Response Team and RCMP helicopter assist Chase RCMP with high-risk arrest near Chase on Friday morning, Sept. 18, 2020. (File photo)
These Asian clams were found in Shuswap Lake, both at Sunnybrae and Canoe beaches. (Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society)

Invasive clams discovered in Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake

Asian clams not to be confused with zebra or quagga mussels, states invasive species society

These Asian clams were found in Shuswap Lake, both at Sunnybrae and Canoe beaches. (Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society)
Thomas Hardy and teammate Elora Van Jarrett, both from Salmon Arm, share a laugh with their Peak Pursuit team during the World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji in September 2019. (Contributed)

Rapattack firefighters from Shuswap take on World’s Toughest Race

Training of past and present Salmon Arm-based crew helps them complete gruelling Fiji challenge

Thomas Hardy and teammate Elora Van Jarrett, both from Salmon Arm, share a laugh with their Peak Pursuit team during the World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji in September 2019. (Contributed)
Against a beautiful backdrop, signs of support line the wharf at Marine Peace Park on Thursday night, Sept 10, 2020, during the Walk the Wharf evening to raise awareness of suicide prevention. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Walk the Wharf in Salmon Arm lights path to suicide prevention

Peaceful evening at Marine Peace Park wharf fights isolation and powerlessness

Against a beautiful backdrop, signs of support line the wharf at Marine Peace Park on Thursday night, Sept 10, 2020, during the Walk the Wharf evening to raise awareness of suicide prevention. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
RCMP badge (File photo)

Chase RCMP investigate shot fired during disagreement

Police say they continue to investigate, victim is not cooperating

RCMP badge (File photo)
RCMP are looking for Terrance Alan Jones, left, and Alexander Vittal Boucher as they are wanted for attempted murder and other offences in relation to an Aug. 16, 2020 stabbing in Blind Bay. (RCMP photos)

Police request public’s help in locating men charged in Shuswap stabbing

Three men have been charged with attempted murder, one from Enderby and one from Edmonton at large

RCMP are looking for Terrance Alan Jones, left, and Alexander Vittal Boucher as they are wanted for attempted murder and other offences in relation to an Aug. 16, 2020 stabbing in Blind Bay. (RCMP photos)
Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home

Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home

One of the accused in the Blind Bay incident is in custody while two are still at large

Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home
Chase RCMP respond to Aug. 26, 2020 collision on Highway 1 involving a large rock. (File photo)

Rock flies off hillside, strikes transport truck on Highway 1 near Chase

RCMP report the semi had to be towed after the August incident but the driver was not badly injured

Chase RCMP respond to Aug. 26, 2020 collision on Highway 1 involving a large rock. (File photo)
Prolific gardener and canner Bert Revel from Salmon Arm who has won many awards for his fruit, vegetables and famous pies over the years, knows about the shortage of canning jars and lids but managed to buy some before the shortage hit. He also has a collection of jars he maintains from year to year. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shortage of canning supplies in Shuswap and beyond a side effect of COVID-19

Stores across North America have run out of canning jars and lids

Prolific gardener and canner Bert Revel from Salmon Arm who has won many awards for his fruit, vegetables and famous pies over the years, knows about the shortage of canning jars and lids but managed to buy some before the shortage hit. He also has a collection of jars he maintains from year to year. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A Clearwater woman was charged on Sept. 7, 2020 with second-degree murder in the death of a man. (Black Press file photo)

Woman charged with second-degree murder in death of Clearwater man

Southeast District Major Crimes reports that deceased man was found in remote area near Adams Lake

A Clearwater woman was charged on Sept. 7, 2020 with second-degree murder in the death of a man. (Black Press file photo)
BC Wildfire Service reports a fire east of Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Canoe. (BC Wildfire image)

Wildfire burning between Salmon Arm and Canoe east of Highway 1

B.C. Wildfire Service says fire person-caused

BC Wildfire Service reports a fire east of Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Canoe. (BC Wildfire image)
Carolyn Black is pleased Interior Health recently began offering online appointment booking for its Salmon Arm outpatient lab but she is concerned about the long lineups drop-in patients experience. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Concerns raised by cancer patient over long lab lineups in Salmon Arm

Interior Health launches online booking while staff shortages and COVID-19 blamed for drop-in waits

Carolyn Black is pleased Interior Health recently began offering online appointment booking for its Salmon Arm outpatient lab but she is concerned about the long lineups drop-in patients experience. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)