Tracy Hughes

Meg Croken follows the direction of Penny Ogasawara, with the Shuswap Children’s Association’s Infant Development Program, in using massage to stimulate baby Nash’s fingers. -Image credit:Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm parents fear MRI wait will harm baby

Without a pediatric scan, doctors cannot properly diagnose Baby Nash’s condition

Meg Croken follows the direction of Penny Ogasawara, with the Shuswap Children’s Association’s Infant Development Program, in using massage to stimulate baby Nash’s fingers. -Image credit:Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer
Sisters Hannah, Rileigh and Isabelle Meeuwsen, along with mother Mahalia and helper Tammy Smuin express their gratitude to Radio Flyer for replacing their Triple Play wagon, used by Mahalia to move her children in and around town. Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer

Radio Flyer donates new set of wheels to triplets

Company reads of damaged wagon in the Observer, offers a replacement

Sisters Hannah, Rileigh and Isabelle Meeuwsen, along with mother Mahalia and helper Tammy Smuin express their gratitude to Radio Flyer for replacing their Triple Play wagon, used by Mahalia to move her children in and around town. Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer
Larry Arrowsmith captured this image of snow in the Larch Hills area on Friday morning. -Facebook photo

Snow has arrived in the Shuswap

Winter is coming

Larry Arrowsmith captured this image of snow in the Larch Hills area on Friday morning. -Facebook photo
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran speaks at launch for $8 million Better Together fundraising campaign to build JoeAnna’s house. Photo Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Column: JoeAnna’s House a worthy cause

Fundraising underway to construct facility where families can stay during crisis

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran speaks at launch for $8 million Better Together fundraising campaign to build JoeAnna’s house. Photo Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press
An image of the”Little Free Library” at the Little Mountain Sports Fields which was damaged by vandals. The kiosks, which were intended to make books accessible in public places have been the targets for damage since they were installed in August. - Photo contributed.

Vandals damage Little Free Libraries

Non-profit group does not have extra funds to keep fixing kiosks that offer free books in Salmon Arm

An image of the”Little Free Library” at the Little Mountain Sports Fields which was damaged by vandals. The kiosks, which were intended to make books accessible in public places have been the targets for damage since they were installed in August. - Photo contributed.
A shot of Mahalia Meeuwsen and her idential triplets, Hannah, Rileigh and Isabelle in the red wagon, which was recently destroyed in a hit-and-run incident. -Observer file photo

Triplets’ wagon hit by car in parking lot

Mother appeals for information about incident.

A shot of Mahalia Meeuwsen and her idential triplets, Hannah, Rileigh and Isabelle in the red wagon, which was recently destroyed in a hit-and-run incident. -Observer file photo
It’s red, white and blueberry at Baccata Ridge

It’s red, white and blueberry at Baccata Ridge

Grindrod winery specializes in blueberry vintages, as well as the traditional grape versions.

It’s red, white and blueberry at Baccata Ridge
People walk a lighted path in McGuire Lake Park for the Suicide Safer Communities Lantern Walk on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The walk was to remember those who died by suicide and offer support and awareness of the issue in the community. -Image Credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer

Lantern walk remembers, shares hope

More than 150 participated in second annual Salmon Arm Suicide After Communities event

People walk a lighted path in McGuire Lake Park for the Suicide Safer Communities Lantern Walk on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The walk was to remember those who died by suicide and offer support and awareness of the issue in the community. -Image Credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer
Shuswap man helps find Avro Arrow model

Shuswap man helps find Avro Arrow model

At the bottom of Lake Ontario was a lost piece of Canada’s aviation history

Shuswap man helps find Avro Arrow model
This is an example of a replica handgun, which bears remarkable similarities to a real firearm. -File photo.

Replica gun sparks police takedown

Salmon Arm man arrested, but not charged, after it was determined the weapons were not real guns.

This is an example of a replica handgun, which bears remarkable similarities to a real firearm. -File photo.
A windstorm is expected to hit the Shuswap and Okanagan areas on Friday, with the potential for downed trees and power lines. -Rick Koch Photo.

Strong winds anticipated across the Okanagan-Shuswap

Watch out for windy weather beginning tomorrow. In a special weather statement…

A windstorm is expected to hit the Shuswap and Okanagan areas on Friday, with the potential for downed trees and power lines. -Rick Koch Photo.
Entertainers are ready to put on a show for the crowds at this year’s 25th Annual Roots & Blues Festival. -Observer file photo

Crawl kicks off Roots & Blues

Smoke, fire situation the big question mark for organizers

Entertainers are ready to put on a show for the crowds at this year’s 25th Annual Roots & Blues Festival. -Observer file photo
The white speedboat, owned by a couple from Calgary, sits at the dock with another speedboat resting on top of it after a collision that took place on Shuswap Lake at 10:17 p.m. on Aug. 8 near Copper Island. The woman passenger in the white boat was injured and taken to hospital. -Photo contributed.

Speedboat pile up on Shuswap Lake

Calgary couple hurt after collision on Shuswap Lake

The white speedboat, owned by a couple from Calgary, sits at the dock with another speedboat resting on top of it after a collision that took place on Shuswap Lake at 10:17 p.m. on Aug. 8 near Copper Island. The woman passenger in the white boat was injured and taken to hospital. -Photo contributed.
Jaeden Izik-Dzurko outside the Roots & Blues Festival Office after receiving his scholarship cheque from board member Steve Atkins. The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society sponsors and annual scholarship for a student from the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District who is going on to post-secondary education in the fine arts. Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made to the Roots and Blues Festival and there will be an opportunity for festival patrons to make donations at this year’s weekend festival. -Image Credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer

Festival supports Salmon Arm pianist’s journey to Julliard

When you think music schools there’s one name that stands out above…

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko outside the Roots & Blues Festival Office after receiving his scholarship cheque from board member Steve Atkins. The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society sponsors and annual scholarship for a student from the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District who is going on to post-secondary education in the fine arts. Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made to the Roots and Blues Festival and there will be an opportunity for festival patrons to make donations at this year’s weekend festival. -Image Credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer
The BC women’s eight team won gold at the Canada Summer Games on Thursday Aug. 3. The team, with Skylar Presch, second from right, as coxswain, poses shortly after their winning race this morning. -Photo courtesy Team BC

Joining women’s team pays off for Presch

As the team’s coxswain, rower wins national gold in the women’s 8 sprint race

The BC women’s eight team won gold at the Canada Summer Games on Thursday Aug. 3. The team, with Skylar Presch, second from right, as coxswain, poses shortly after their winning race this morning. -Photo courtesy Team BC
A regular summer sight in the Shuswap, a houseboat leaves the Sicamous Narrows heading out on Shuswap Lake on Saturday, June 17. -image credit: Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News

Shuswap Lake remains a top boating destination

We’re not number one, but Shuswap Lake remains one of B.C.’s top…

A regular summer sight in the Shuswap, a houseboat leaves the Sicamous Narrows heading out on Shuswap Lake on Saturday, June 17. -image credit: Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News
The team from Kraken Sonar Systems, with David Shea on the far right. -Photo contributed

Search on for lost Avro Arrow models

SAS grad part of the hunt for aviation history

The team from Kraken Sonar Systems, with David Shea on the far right. -Photo contributed
Updated: Wet roads a factor in collision

Updated: Wet roads a factor in collision

Three people taken to Interior hospitals

Updated: Wet roads a factor in collision
Former Shuswap MLA and Liberal cabinet minister George Abbott shares his thoughts on the current situation in B.C. politics. -File photo

Former MLA predicts election within two years

George Abbott reserves judgment on whether Christy Clark should resign

Former Shuswap MLA and Liberal cabinet minister George Abbott shares his thoughts on the current situation in B.C. politics. -File photo
Wallis Thomson, Aidan Middleton and Thomas Flahr lean on their slackline at Salmon Arm’s Marine Park. -Leah Blain photo.                                Wallis Thomson, Aidan Middleton and Thomas Flahr lean on their slackline at Salmon Arm’s Marine Park. -Leah Blain photo.

Trio attract crowds with slackline efforts

Wallis Thomson, Thomas Flahr and Aidan Middleton spend a lot of their…

Wallis Thomson, Aidan Middleton and Thomas Flahr lean on their slackline at Salmon Arm’s Marine Park. -Leah Blain photo.                                Wallis Thomson, Aidan Middleton and Thomas Flahr lean on their slackline at Salmon Arm’s Marine Park. -Leah Blain photo.