Tracy Hughes

Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after an earlier court proceeding. -File photo

Accused Shuswap drug smuggler faces extradition to U.S.

B.C. court justices dismiss Malakwa resident Colin Martin’s appeal

Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after an earlier court proceeding. -File photo
An armoured RCMP vehicle is parked outside a residence on 16th Street NE during a standoff between a 30 year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and the police.

One man arrested after standoff in residential neighbourhood

The suspect was wanted on Canada-wide warrants for a string of offences out of Langley.

An armoured RCMP vehicle is parked outside a residence on 16th Street NE during a standoff between a 30 year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and the police.
Salmon Arm woman vies for Mrs. BC title

Salmon Arm woman vies for Mrs. BC title

The public can vote for Abby VanderMeulen to be the People’s Choice winner

Salmon Arm woman vies for Mrs. BC title
The Canada Day fireworks show in Sicamous which usually takes place at the Beach Park with hundreds of boaters coming into the area to view the spectacle from the lake. -File photo

Flooding may mean changes to the Shuswap’s Canada Day festivities

Salmon Arm, Sicamous coming up with alternative plans if lakeside parks are underwater

The Canada Day fireworks show in Sicamous which usually takes place at the Beach Park with hundreds of boaters coming into the area to view the spectacle from the lake. -File photo
A home was knocked off its foundation by a mudslide in Sunnybrae on Friday. ~ Photo by Jim Elliot, Black Press                                A home was knocked off its foundation by a mudslide in Sunnybrae on Friday, April 7. ~ Photo by Jim Elliot, Black Press

Residents remain evacuated, popular trail closed indefinitely

The clean up continues after two landslides in Sunnybrae in April and May.

A home was knocked off its foundation by a mudslide in Sunnybrae on Friday. ~ Photo by Jim Elliot, Black Press                                A home was knocked off its foundation by a mudslide in Sunnybrae on Friday, April 7. ~ Photo by Jim Elliot, Black Press
Scott Akinson joins the Silverbacks as head coach. -Image Credit: Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Silverbacks name new head coach

Scott Atkinson joins the team after coaching stints in Calgary

Scott Akinson joins the Silverbacks as head coach. -Image Credit: Salmon Arm Silverbacks
A view of the mud covering Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road after a May 5 landslide. -Image Credit: photo contributed                                A view of the mud covering Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road after a May 5 landslide. -Image Credit: photo contributed

Body of missing senior recovered

Roy Sharp’s remains were located and recovered on Wednesday, May 31

A view of the mud covering Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road after a May 5 landslide. -Image Credit: photo contributed                                A view of the mud covering Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road after a May 5 landslide. -Image Credit: photo contributed
A car travels across the Salmon River Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway as water rise below the bridge deck. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

UPDATE: High waters threatening Salmon River Bridge on the TCH

The Ministry of Highways and City of Salmon Arm crews are watching the situation closely

A car travels across the Salmon River Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway as water rise below the bridge deck. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
The Seymour Main Forest Service road is closed Saturday, May 6 due to two mudslides in the area. -Image Credit: File photo                                The Seymour Main Forest Service road is closed Saturday, May 6 due to two mudslides in the area. -Image Credit: File photo

Update: Two mudslides hit St. Ives area of North Shuswap

Seymour Main Forest Service Road remains closed, but an alternate route has been identified.

The Seymour Main Forest Service road is closed Saturday, May 6 due to two mudslides in the area. -Image Credit: File photo                                The Seymour Main Forest Service road is closed Saturday, May 6 due to two mudslides in the area. -Image Credit: File photo
UPDATE: Police identify missing senior, man now presumed dead

UPDATE: Police identify missing senior, man now presumed dead

The search effort in the 5900 block of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road is now a recovery mission

UPDATE: Police identify missing senior, man now presumed dead
The residents of two Sunnybrae properties will be permitted to return but will remain on evacuation alert until further notice. The mudslide streamed down the mountainside above Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road on April 7. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observe                                The residents of two Sunnybrae properties will be permitted to return but will remain on evacuation alert until further notice. The mudslide streamed down the mountainside above Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road on April 7. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Sunnybrae evacuation order lifted for two properties

The occupants can return but must be ready to leave again if conditions change

The residents of two Sunnybrae properties will be permitted to return but will remain on evacuation alert until further notice. The mudslide streamed down the mountainside above Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road on April 7. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observe                                The residents of two Sunnybrae properties will be permitted to return but will remain on evacuation alert until further notice. The mudslide streamed down the mountainside above Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road on April 7. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
Kaedan Rosman, a Grade 6 student at Shuswap Middle School, wrote a poem that placed second in the Meaning of Home contest to benefit Habitat for Humanity. -Image credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer

Student’s poem pays off for charity

Kaedan Rosman, 11, wins a $5,000 contribution to Habitat for Humanity in Kelowna

Kaedan Rosman, a Grade 6 student at Shuswap Middle School, wrote a poem that placed second in the Meaning of Home contest to benefit Habitat for Humanity. -Image credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer
RCMP investigation. –Image credit: file photo

Man jumps out of moving vehicle

The Alberta man has been spoken to by police but, due to his injuries, has not been able to convey information.

RCMP investigation. –Image credit: file photo
Salmon Arm Observer/Shuswap Market News publisher Rick Proznick

Shuswap newspapers to amalgamate

The Lakeshore News will be merged with the Shuswap Market News as of March 24.

Salmon Arm Observer/Shuswap Market News publisher Rick Proznick
Salmon Arm Observer/Shuswap Market News publisher Rick Proznick welcomes former Lakeshore News publisher Jeff Morrison to the team after the newspapers are being merged into one Friday edition of the Shuswap Market News. The Salmon Arm Observer will continue to publish on Wednesday as usual.                                -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Shuswap newspapers to amlagamate

The Lakeshore News will be merged with the Shuswap Market News as of March 24.

Salmon Arm Observer/Shuswap Market News publisher Rick Proznick welcomes former Lakeshore News publisher Jeff Morrison to the team after the newspapers are being merged into one Friday edition of the Shuswap Market News. The Salmon Arm Observer will continue to publish on Wednesday as usual.                                -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
Photo by Harbor Bay Photography                                Sirius, also known as BIS MBISS Am GCH Can CH Aladdin’s Sirius Blak N Tan, takes his turn in the breed ring at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show on Feb. 14. Sirius is bred and owned by Carol and Rob Edwards of Lavington.

Cocker spaniel works the green carpet at Westminster

North Okanagan canine competes in the North America’s most prestigious show in New York.

Photo by Harbor Bay Photography                                Sirius, also known as BIS MBISS Am GCH Can CH Aladdin’s Sirius Blak N Tan, takes his turn in the breed ring at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show on Feb. 14. Sirius is bred and owned by Carol and Rob Edwards of Lavington.
RCMP officers were called to the Salmon Arm Greyhound station to arrest a man

Gun-toting man arrested after getting off bus in Salmon Arm

The arrest went without incident and there was no danger posed to public safety.

RCMP officers were called to the Salmon Arm Greyhound station to arrest a man
Bill Fish and Pat Haddad hang out together six years after Haddad donated one of her kidneys to Fish

Single kidney donation ends up healing two lives

Six years ago, Bill Fish received the greatest gift he’s ever received – and it came from a woman he hardly knew.

Bill Fish and Pat Haddad hang out together six years after Haddad donated one of her kidneys to Fish
Hannah

Identical triplets celebrate first birthday

The likelihood of conceiving triplets without the use of fertility drugs in one is 50 million.

Hannah