Tracy Hughes

An image of the Blind Bay beach where a body was found Friday morning. (File photo)

Update: Body found on Blind Bay beach ‘recently deceased male’

Police and coroner investigating, death deemed ‘non-suspicious’

An image of the Blind Bay beach where a body was found Friday morning. (File photo)
Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after a 2014 court proceeding. -File photo

B.C. drug smuggler pleads guilty in U.S. court

Shuswap man admits to using helicopters to transport marijuana and cocaine across the border

Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after a 2014 court proceeding. -File photo
The world-famous RCMP Musical Ride will be making a stop in the Shuswap this summer. (File photo)

RCMP’s Musical Ride to perform in the Shuswap

Performances to be held in Salmon Arm, Sicamous, Kelowna and Princeton this summer

The world-famous RCMP Musical Ride will be making a stop in the Shuswap this summer. (File photo)
Levi Eden is wanted on a Canada-Wide warrant. (Facebook photo)                                Levi Eden turned himself in to Calgary police after a Canada-Wide warrant was issued for his arrest. (Facebook photo)

Salmon Arm man turns himself in to Calgary police

Levi Eden is accused of assaulting, stabbing a 50-year-old man in Edmonton.

Levi Eden is wanted on a Canada-Wide warrant. (Facebook photo)                                Levi Eden turned himself in to Calgary police after a Canada-Wide warrant was issued for his arrest. (Facebook photo)
Splatsin band councillors George Dennis and Daniel Joe show their support for the Eagle Pass summit lookout, rebuilt by volunteers, as a welcome addition to the Secwepemc First Nation. The cabin, however, may be torn down if the provincial ministry decides the structure was renovated illegally. (File photo)

Hearing set to determine fate of Eagle Pass cabin

Volunteers could face fine of up to $10,000 for rebuilding structure without official permits.

Splatsin band councillors George Dennis and Daniel Joe show their support for the Eagle Pass summit lookout, rebuilt by volunteers, as a welcome addition to the Secwepemc First Nation. The cabin, however, may be torn down if the provincial ministry decides the structure was renovated illegally. (File photo)
A surveillance photo of the suspect in a bank fraud at TD Bank branches in Salmon Arm and Kelowna. (Photo contributed by RCMP)

Police ask for help finding fraud suspect

Suspect obtained funds at banks in Salmon Arm and Kelowna

A surveillance photo of the suspect in a bank fraud at TD Bank branches in Salmon Arm and Kelowna. (Photo contributed by RCMP)
An image of circular designs on Shuswap Lake taken by Shuswap resident Grace Edwards. They were taken between Herald Park and Wittner Road in Tappen. (Photo contributed)

Strange Shuswap Lake ice circles prompt questions

A Tappen resident stopped to take photos, wonders about interesting patterns on the ice

An image of circular designs on Shuswap Lake taken by Shuswap resident Grace Edwards. They were taken between Herald Park and Wittner Road in Tappen. (Photo contributed)
Levi Eden is wanted on a Canada-Wide warrant. (Facebook photo)

Canada-wide warrant issued for man with connections to Salmon Arm

Levi Eden is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Levi Eden is wanted on a Canada-Wide warrant. (Facebook photo)
Investigators mark the location of spent bullet casings and gunshot marks on the vehicles involved in the Jan. 30 shooting at the Xcalibur car wash in Salmon Arm. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

RCMP officer officially cleared in shooting incident

Police watchdog concludes Salmon Arm officer’s use of force was justified

Investigators mark the location of spent bullet casings and gunshot marks on the vehicles involved in the Jan. 30 shooting at the Xcalibur car wash in Salmon Arm. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
A suspect was placed into an RCMP vehicle for transportation to the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment following an arrest outside the Shaw Centre on Saturday, Feb. 17. He is awaiting a court appearance. (Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer)

Suspect faces charges of possession of stolen property, weapon

Two people arrested outside Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm Saturday, woman released without charge

A suspect was placed into an RCMP vehicle for transportation to the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment following an arrest outside the Shaw Centre on Saturday, Feb. 17. He is awaiting a court appearance. (Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer)
Sunday’s widespread snowfall left many Cariboo and Williams Lake residents digging out their vehicles after leaving them parked overnight and throughout the day. (Greg Sabatino photo)                                A snowfall warning has been issued for the Shuswap, Revelstoke, North Thompson and the Trans-Canada Highway Mountain passes. (File photo)

Update: Snowfall alert cancelled for Shuswap, Revelstoke, North Thompson

Okanagan expecting snow, but in amounts of 5 cm or less, travellers urged to be cautious

Sunday’s widespread snowfall left many Cariboo and Williams Lake residents digging out their vehicles after leaving them parked overnight and throughout the day. (Greg Sabatino photo)                                A snowfall warning has been issued for the Shuswap, Revelstoke, North Thompson and the Trans-Canada Highway Mountain passes. (File photo)
John Lambert Bjornstrom, the Bushman of the Shuswap, while he was on the run from police near his main camp close to Shuswap Lake. -Observer file photo

Column: Bushman of the Shuswap saga reaches its end

Reporter Tracy Hughes recounts her experiences covering the former fugitive’s story

John Lambert Bjornstrom, the Bushman of the Shuswap, while he was on the run from police near his main camp close to Shuswap Lake. -Observer file photo
Members of Shuswap Search and Rescue used a rope system to reach an injured snowmobiler and assist with transporting her to an ambulance on Monday, Feb. 12. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap Search and Rescue helps injured snowmobiler

Woman lost control of machine, went over embankment in the Fly Hills

Members of Shuswap Search and Rescue used a rope system to reach an injured snowmobiler and assist with transporting her to an ambulance on Monday, Feb. 12. (Photo contributed)
John Lambert Bjornstrom, the Bushman of the Shuswap, while he was on the run from police near his main camp close to Shuswap Lake. -Observer file photo

‘Bushman of the Shuswap’ fugitive John Bjornstorm dies at 58

Bjornstrom made the news when he escaped from a jail, evaded police capture for nearly two years

John Lambert Bjornstrom, the Bushman of the Shuswap, while he was on the run from police near his main camp close to Shuswap Lake. -Observer file photo
A moose was spotted in the 1300 block of 4th Ave. SE on Thursday, Feb. 8. (Photo contributed by Alma Sept)

Moose strolls through Salmon Arm

The huge mammals returning to more urban areas of city

A moose was spotted in the 1300 block of 4th Ave. SE on Thursday, Feb. 8. (Photo contributed by Alma Sept)
Chase RCMP arrested a suspect in the robbery of the Chase Gorceteria. -image credit: Chase RCMP

Chase RCMP arrest robbery suspect

Chase RCMP have arrested a Shuswap man in relation to robberies and…

Chase RCMP arrested a suspect in the robbery of the Chase Gorceteria. -image credit: Chase RCMP
Morgan, a 126 pound Newfoundland dog, uses owners Dean and Grace Edwards’ snowblower to clear their driveway in Sunnybrae. - Grace Edwards photo

Meet Morgan, the Shuswap’s snow shovelling dog

Newfoundland dog can also rescue swimmers, fetch beer and clean up garbage

Morgan, a 126 pound Newfoundland dog, uses owners Dean and Grace Edwards’ snowblower to clear their driveway in Sunnybrae. - Grace Edwards photo
Kye Thompson clears a path to the back door of the Blue Canoe Bakery Cafe building. -image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Snowfall warning issued for the Shuswap

Rain, snow expected for the Okanagan, but no alert in effect for those areas

Kye Thompson clears a path to the back door of the Blue Canoe Bakery Cafe building. -image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
Lumby, Salmon Arm and Penticton are all finalists in the B.C. Open for Business Awards. - File photo

Penticton, Salmon Arm, Lumby recognized for welcoming small business

Communities are finalists in the B.C. Open for Business Awards

Lumby, Salmon Arm and Penticton are all finalists in the B.C. Open for Business Awards. - File photo
Winning lotto ticket sold in Salmon Arm

Winning lotto ticket sold in Salmon Arm

The lucky ticket-holder will pocket $277,907

Winning lotto ticket sold in Salmon Arm