Salmon Arm

Cellist, composer and performing artist Christine Hanson will be playing the ROOTSandBLUES Main Stage at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21, and will take part in a “Pushing The Boundaries” workshop at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Barn Stage. (Contributed)

ROOTSandBLUES: Artist captivates with musical retelling of Robert W. Service poem

Award winning cellist and composer Christine Hanson to play Main Stage on Sunday

  • Aug 16, 2022

 

This iconic vintage British sports car, a Morgan, was a people’s choice contender at the 21st Annual Car Show at R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Time to shine: Classic and antique automobiles converge at Shuswap event

R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum hosts 21st Annual Car Show

 

Shuswap nature photographer Ron Banville pays close attention to the birds that nest in Salmon Arm’s bird sanctuary, and has captured numerous images of ducklings, goslings, grebettes and other newborn birds. (Ron Banville photo)

‘Everybody loves the otters’: Shuswap photographer enjoys sharing ‘what’s really going on’

Ron Banville’s affection for Salmon Arm bird sanctuary finds following on Facebook

 

Caden Dehoog, one of the instructors at the 2022 BC Hockey Summer Officiating School from Aug. 4-8, grew up in Salmon Arm and loves the path of refereeing he’s taken. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Hockey referee in Shuswap skates from student to instructor

40 budding officials join BC Hockey’s Summer Officiating School in Salmon Arm

Caden Dehoog, one of the instructors at the 2022 BC Hockey Summer Officiating School from Aug. 4-8, grew up in Salmon Arm and loves the path of refereeing he’s taken. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Independent Investigations Office of BC determined excessive force was not used when officers arrested a woman who was reportedly causing a disturbance at a Salmon Arm residence on Feb. 13, 2022. The woman’s arm was broken during her arrest. (Black Press file photo)

Broken arm not a result of excessive force by Salmon Arm RCMP, says police watchdog

Woman’s arm broken while officers attempted to place her in handcuffs at house party

Independent Investigations Office of BC determined excessive force was not used when officers arrested a woman who was reportedly causing a disturbance at a Salmon Arm residence on Feb. 13, 2022. The woman’s arm was broken during her arrest. (Black Press file photo)
Kenthen Thomas will be emcee for the family oriented Plulk’w Stage at this year’s ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (File photo)

ROOTSandBLUES: Secwepemc stories and culture in spotlight on Plulk’w Stage

Festival features Indigenous acts including Northern Cree, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Piqsiq

  • Aug 9, 2022
Kenthen Thomas will be emcee for the family oriented Plulk’w Stage at this year’s ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (File photo)
Two new wildfires were sparked in the Shuswap on Aug. 4, one by Niskonlith Creek near Chase and the other in Larch Hills near Salmon Arm. (BC Wildfire Service map)

UPDATE: Status of both new wildfires in Shuswap downgraded

Following crews’ work, Larch Hills fire ‘being held’ while Niskonlith Creek blaze ‘under control’

Two new wildfires were sparked in the Shuswap on Aug. 4, one by Niskonlith Creek near Chase and the other in Larch Hills near Salmon Arm. (BC Wildfire Service map)
Salmon Arm RCMP is warning the public about instances of counterfeit $100 bills. (Black Press file)

Counterfeit bills circulate Shuswap, suspect remains on the loose

Fake bills were found in Salmon Arm business bank deposits

Salmon Arm RCMP is warning the public about instances of counterfeit $100 bills. (Black Press file)
Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected for the Okanagan Valley on June 27. (Pixabay image)

Okanagan to experience common, yet ‘dangerous’ summertime weather pattern

Chance of thunderstorms in the forecast across the region starting Thursday

Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected for the Okanagan Valley on June 27. (Pixabay image)
Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)

‘Rehabilitated’ historic Shuswap fire lookout destroyed by fire

Hiker finds part of Eagle Pass Lookout still burning

Hiker Jason Reedyk found the rehabilitated historic Eagle Pass Lookout destroyed by fire, part of it still burning, on Tuesday afternoon, Aug, 2, 2022. (Jason Reedyk photo)
Syd Wand of Tappen says he is immensely grateful for the people who showed up unannounced to move about 250 bales of hay from the fields into the hay shed after he was injured in a fall. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘It was unbelievable’: Shuswap farmer overwhelmed by kindness of residents

Sidelined by injuries from a fall, 91-year-old Tappen man wondered how he’d handle the hay crop

Syd Wand of Tappen says he is immensely grateful for the people who showed up unannounced to move about 250 bales of hay from the fields into the hay shed after he was injured in a fall. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
A man was caught on surveillance stealing a van from an Alexis Park area home early Monday, July 25. (Video still)

Van stolen in Vernon, ditched, then car allegedly taken from Salmon Arm

RCMP tell owner the thief took a salvage yard employees vehicle after his broke down

A man was caught on surveillance stealing a van from an Alexis Park area home early Monday, July 25. (Video still)
Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)

Highway 1 closed in Sicamous due to collision on Bruhn Bridge

Traffic being detoured on highways 97A and 97B

Highway 1 was closed in both directions following a multiple-vehicle collision on the Bruhn Bridge at Sicamous on Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. (Contributed)
(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Gas prices below $2 per litre around the Okanagan

In Kelowna, gas is below $2 per litre for the first time since May

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
Volunteer George Johnston and Luke Heart dance together to the rhythm of Amadou Fall Trio at the Boogie Bar’N Stage on the Salmon Arm fairgrounds during the 2015 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (File photo)

Volunteers wanted for Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival

Perks include festival pass, access to after party with Five Alarm Funk

  • Jul 18, 2022
Volunteer George Johnston and Luke Heart dance together to the rhythm of Amadou Fall Trio at the Boogie Bar’N Stage on the Salmon Arm fairgrounds during the 2015 ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (File photo)
Melissa Brett captured this dramatic image amid a shower of lightning during the storm in Salmon Arm on the evening of Sunday, July 17, while having fun with her family on their new electric dirt bikes.

Skies in Shuswap dazzle during summer storm

Resident captures beautiful image during Sunday’s light show

  • Jul 18, 2022
Melissa Brett captured this dramatic image amid a shower of lightning during the storm in Salmon Arm on the evening of Sunday, July 17, while having fun with her family on their new electric dirt bikes.
Alex Cuba and brother Adonis Puentes, aka the Puentes Brothers, were among the acts to perform in the 2001 ROOTSandBLUES Festival, the first year the event was held outdoors at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. The 2022 Grammy Award-winning Cuba returns to the fairgrounds in August for the fest’s 30th anniversary. (File photo)

30 years of ROOTSandBLUES: Festival goes outdoors for 2001

Tegan and Sara, Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings among acts to play first fest at fairgrounds

  • Jul 15, 2022
Alex Cuba and brother Adonis Puentes, aka the Puentes Brothers, were among the acts to perform in the 2001 ROOTSandBLUES Festival, the first year the event was held outdoors at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds. The 2022 Grammy Award-winning Cuba returns to the fairgrounds in August for the fest’s 30th anniversary. (File photo)
In a July 14, 2022 media release, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said it is working with the Little Shuswap Lake Band and BC Parks to possibly restart its mosquito control program in the Scotch Creek area, including Shuswap Lake Provincial Park, in 2023. (File photo)

‘Swarms of mosquitoes’ have campers reconsidering stay at Shuswap provincial park

CSRD working with Little Shuswap Lake Band to possibly restart mosquito control program in 2023

In a July 14, 2022 media release, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District said it is working with the Little Shuswap Lake Band and BC Parks to possibly restart its mosquito control program in the Scotch Creek area, including Shuswap Lake Provincial Park, in 2023. (File photo)
The City of Salmon Arm issued a statement saying the mayor, council and staff share the frustration of residents over the “disruptive and disrespectful” use of Blackburn Park. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Disruptive and disrespectful’: Political rallies at Salmon Arm park prompt reply from city

Municipal bylaws not designed for these troubling circumstances, says city

The City of Salmon Arm issued a statement saying the mayor, council and staff share the frustration of residents over the “disruptive and disrespectful” use of Blackburn Park. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)

Shuswap hockey star signs with Vancouver Canucks

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar, who also played minor hockey in Vernon, inks three-year deal

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)