Salmon Arm

The Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department has received numerous calls relating to burn piles ignited in the area. (Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department, Facebook photo)

Burn piles south of Salmon Arm prompting calls to fire department

Deep Creek Ranchero Fire Department says burns conducted under ministry supervision

 

Joe Wilson with his children Kechia Wilson, Wes Snukwa (Wilson) and Spotted Eagle Williams of the Lytton First Nation, prior to the June 30, 2021 fire that destroyed their family home. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap man shocked, saddened by investigation of Lytton fire

Rebuilding plans another source of sadness as residents told of possible delay of two to three years

 

RCMP investigated a rural Grandview Bench Road property on March 7, 2019. (File photo)

Shuswap man gets 9.5 years in jail for explosive bank robberies in Edmonton

Police investigators searched a property on Grandview Bench Road near Salmon Arm in 2019

 

Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES artistic director Kevin Tobin will be spending the coming year preparing for the festival’s 30th anniversary. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES’ Kevin Tobin talks festivals, music and all that jazz

New artistic director’s sights set on next year’s 30th anniversary event

  • Oct 22, 2021
Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES artistic director Kevin Tobin will be spending the coming year preparing for the festival’s 30th anniversary. (Contributed)
Astro and Elroy (pictured) are the healthy cats from which blood was taken to help kittens Damaris, Eos and Theron boost their disease resistance. Astro and Elroy belong to Shuswap Paws volunteer Audrey Torbohm. (Audrey Torbohm photo)

Collaborative kitten rescue: Shuswap Paws, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic save the day

Special medical procedure performed to boost kittens’ immunity

Astro and Elroy (pictured) are the healthy cats from which blood was taken to help kittens Damaris, Eos and Theron boost their disease resistance. Astro and Elroy belong to Shuswap Paws volunteer Audrey Torbohm. (Audrey Torbohm photo)
Police say a Salmon Arm man caught inside a supposedly vacant business was in possession of items taken in an earlier break in. (File photo)

Lights on in vacant Salmon Arm business lead RCMP to arrest of suspect in two break ins

Police say suspect was found in possession of items stolen in an earlier break in

Police say a Salmon Arm man caught inside a supposedly vacant business was in possession of items taken in an earlier break in. (File photo)
RCMP request help in their investigation of the shooting and killing of a horse on Grandview Bench Road in early October. (File photo)

RCMP request help in shooting death of horse near Salmon Arm

Police say killing took place between Oct. 8 and 9

RCMP request help in their investigation of the shooting and killing of a horse on Grandview Bench Road in early October. (File photo)
School District 83 trustees opened discussion on mandatory vaccination of school district staff at their Oct. 19 board meeting. (File photo)
School District 83 trustees opened discussion on mandatory vaccination of school district staff at their Oct. 19 board meeting. (File photo)
The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Interior Health MLAs ask B.C. to clarify why local WHL teams are stuck with capacity limits

Provincial restrictions on gatherings set to ease next week, Interior may have to wait

The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Pictured are cropped scans of two photo negatives found hidden inside a 1991 Cadillac DeVille recently purchased from a scrapyard by the son of Calgary resident Gudren Ebbinghoff. (Contributed)

Historic photo negatives found hidden in ‘91 Cadillac with Salmon Arm connection

Calgary resident hopes someone can identify people in images so they can be returned

  • Oct 20, 2021
Pictured are cropped scans of two photo negatives found hidden inside a 1991 Cadillac DeVille recently purchased from a scrapyard by the son of Calgary resident Gudren Ebbinghoff. (Contributed)
Kate Fagervik, artistic director of the Salmon Arm Pride Project, and organizer Althea Mongerson stand in the Pride Palace across Hudson Avenue from the art gallery on Monday, Oct. 18, the beginning of the Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival, continuing to Oct. 24. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Support for Salmon Arm’s Pride Project Festival delights organizers

Events include guided walks, art exhibition, craft sales, digital film festival and more

Kate Fagervik, artistic director of the Salmon Arm Pride Project, and organizer Althea Mongerson stand in the Pride Palace across Hudson Avenue from the art gallery on Monday, Oct. 18, the beginning of the Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival, continuing to Oct. 24. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm Secondary graduate Michael Worobey, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, provides information on the coronavirus and vaccine. (Contributed)

Virus specialist raised in Salmon Arm recommends more COVID rapid testing

Michael Worobey says vaccines ‘incredibly safe,’ still effective against delta variant

Salmon Arm Secondary graduate Michael Worobey, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, provides information on the coronavirus and vaccine. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm RCMP reported a break in at a property in the northeast of Salmon Arm on Oct. 10, 2021. (File photo)

RCMP searching for person who broke into Salmon Arm residence through sliding window

Police seek information, reports of possible similar incidents

Salmon Arm RCMP reported a break in at a property in the northeast of Salmon Arm on Oct. 10, 2021. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Salvation Army Lt. Joel Torrens and Keli Westgate Lekker Land Design have been working together with other community partners, including the Shuswap Food Action Society, on the creation of a food forest on the Salvation Army property at 441 3rd Street SW. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Community food forest taking root at Salmon Arm Salvation Army property

Edible landscape designed to require less maintenance and watering

Salmon Arm Salvation Army Lt. Joel Torrens and Keli Westgate Lekker Land Design have been working together with other community partners, including the Shuswap Food Action Society, on the creation of a food forest on the Salvation Army property at 441 3rd Street SW. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
John “Jack” Bryce and Brad Murphy of Revelstoke Paragliding soar over Revelstoke together on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The flight was how John chose to celebrate his 88th birthday. (Contributed)

88-year-old Shuswap thrill seeker fulfills wish to soar in a paraglider

John Bryce joined Revelstoke Paragliding for flight from 6,000 feet

John “Jack” Bryce and Brad Murphy of Revelstoke Paragliding soar over Revelstoke together on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The flight was how John chose to celebrate his 88th birthday. (Contributed)
Pictured are four examples of the five Club Cadet mowers reported stolen from a Salmon Arm business on Oct. 12, 2021. (Contributed)

More than $60,000 worth of riding mowers stolen from Salmon Arm business

Police ask for public’s help in locating ‘distinctive yellow mowers’

Pictured are four examples of the five Club Cadet mowers reported stolen from a Salmon Arm business on Oct. 12, 2021. (Contributed)
Staffing constraints due to COVID-19 exposures prompt School District 83 to close Sorrento Elementary for one week, from Oct. 12 to 15, 2021. (Google image)

Shuswap elementary school closed for one week due to COVID-19, staffing constraints

School district says this is a ‘functional school closure,’ not a COVID-19 outbreak

Staffing constraints due to COVID-19 exposures prompt School District 83 to close Sorrento Elementary for one week, from Oct. 12 to 15, 2021. (Google image)
Salmon Arm’s Manny Christjansen has designed a breakdancing jacket that he hopes will be used in the 2024 Paris Olympics as breakdancing will be a new event there. (Lifestyle Flavors image)

Breakdancing’s move to Olympics sparks Salmon Arm man’s unique creation

Resident hopes to see Olympic teams attired in his design in 2024 Games

Salmon Arm’s Manny Christjansen has designed a breakdancing jacket that he hopes will be used in the 2024 Paris Olympics as breakdancing will be a new event there. (Lifestyle Flavors image)
Interior Health medical health officer Dr. Silvina Mema. (Contributed)

COVID-19: North Okanagan-Shuswap parents concerned with timeliness of exposure reporting

Interior Health medical health officer responds to concerns

Interior Health medical health officer Dr. Silvina Mema. (Contributed)
Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)

Vanishing volunteers: Shuswap non-profits struggle to find help since pandemic hit

Local volunteer coordinator worried she will have to close essential programs

Non-profits such as the Shuswap Family Resource and Referral Society have struggled to find and keep volunteers since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. (Shuswap Family Centre image)