Shuswap

Derek Favell, 39, will stand trial on second-degree murder in connection with the death of Ashley Simpson, who went missing from the Shuswap in 2016 when she was 32. (File photo)

Salmon Arm court orders man accused of killing Ashley Simpson to stand trial

Derek Favell to stand trial on charge of second-degree murder

Derek Favell, 39, will stand trial on second-degree murder in connection with the death of Ashley Simpson, who went missing from the Shuswap in 2016 when she was 32. (File photo)
Habitat for Humanity Canada announced Oct. 13 that it is ‘disaffiliating’ Habitat for Humanity Kamloops, but former Kamloops executive director Bill Miller says it will have no effect on car raffle, ReStore in Salmon Arm or housing developments. (File photo)

Habitat Canada points to Habitat Kamloops’ private home sales as a reason for disaffiliation

Lack of financial transparency another reason cited by national organization

  • Oct 19, 2022
Habitat for Humanity Canada announced Oct. 13 that it is ‘disaffiliating’ Habitat for Humanity Kamloops, but former Kamloops executive director Bill Miller says it will have no effect on car raffle, ReStore in Salmon Arm or housing developments. (File photo)
The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson is the subject of a preliminary inquiry, Oct. 17 to 20, in the Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)

Preliminary inquiry around death of Ashley Simpson continues in Salmon Arm court

Hearing into second-degree murder charge scheduled to wrap up Thursday, Oct. 20

The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson is the subject of a preliminary inquiry, Oct. 17 to 20, in the Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke

No arrests, no updates after Shuswap man fatally stabbed in Kelowna

The incident happened on Oct. 9 at about 12:43 a.m.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke
Cascadia has its own flag.

Uzelman: Canada is a laggard in NORAD, NATO and Arctic Defence

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Oct 18, 2022
Cascadia has its own flag.
One person died as the result of a single vehicle motorcycle crash on Salmon River Road on Saturday night, Oct. 15. (File photo)

Speed suspected cause of fatal motorcycle crash: Salmon Arm RCMP

One person died at scene of single vehicle crash in 300 block of Salmon River Road

One person died as the result of a single vehicle motorcycle crash on Salmon River Road on Saturday night, Oct. 15. (File photo)
Jenny and Michael Vu recently celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant, Weekends Restaurant & Lounge, at 321 Alexander St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm couple capture spirit of the weekend with new restaurant

Hanoi 36 owners Jenny and Michael Vu open Weekends Restaurant & Lounge

Jenny and Michael Vu recently celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant, Weekends Restaurant & Lounge, at 321 Alexander St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Jenny and Michael Vu recently celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant, Weekends Restaurant & Lounge, at 321 Alexander St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm couple capture spirit of the weekend with new restaurant

Hanoi 36 owners Jenny and Michael Vu open Weekends Restaurant & Lounge

Jenny and Michael Vu recently celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant, Weekends Restaurant & Lounge, at 321 Alexander St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Habitat for Humanity Canada announced Oct. 13 that it is ‘disaffiliating’ Habitat for Humanity Kamloops, but former Kamloops executive director Bill Miller said it won’t affect assets, only the name. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Habitat for Humanity Canada announces it’s ‘disaffiliating’ Habitat Kamloops

Former Kamloops executive director says change won’t affect assets, only the Habitat name

Habitat for Humanity Canada announced Oct. 13 that it is ‘disaffiliating’ Habitat for Humanity Kamloops, but former Kamloops executive director Bill Miller said it won’t affect assets, only the name. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm RCMP issued a request Oct. 13 to the public to help locate Tyra Sim of Tappen who is wanted for theft. (RCMP image)

Salmon Arm RCMP ask for help locating woman wanted for alleged theft

Public asked to call their local detachment or Crimestoppers

Salmon Arm RCMP issued a request Oct. 13 to the public to help locate Tyra Sim of Tappen who is wanted for theft. (RCMP image)
Cascadia has its own flag.

Uzelman: The region of Cascadia – fun and facts

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Oct 13, 2022
Cascadia has its own flag.
The Juneau Police Department is asking for community assistance as they search for suspects involved in a June break-in at Glacier Gardens. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file)

Uzelman: B.C.’s high crime rate requires provincial action

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Oct 11, 2022
The Juneau Police Department is asking for community assistance as they search for suspects involved in a June break-in at Glacier Gardens. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire file)
An RCMP air services pilot, along with a police dog and its handler, helped resolve a mental health incident in the Shuswap on Thanksgiving weekend. One woman was arrested under the Mental Health Act. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison)

RCMP pilot, dog services help end Shuswap incident involving pregnant woman

Woman arrested near Sicamous after police alerted she had taken family member vehicle from Alberta

An RCMP air services pilot, along with a police dog and its handler, helped resolve a mental health incident in the Shuswap on Thanksgiving weekend. One woman was arrested under the Mental Health Act. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marc Grandmaison)
Water levels have dropped in the Adams River due to the drought, thus exposing large areas of spawning beds. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Water levels have dropped in the Adams River due to the drought, thus exposing large areas of spawning beds. (Jim Cooperman photo)
Image courtesy Creative Outlet
Image courtesy Creative Outlet
An anonymous donor gave a million-plus dollar donation to the Shuswap Community Foundation for an endowment fund that’s expected to produce about $80,000 per year in perpetuity to be used to support small businesses and entrepreuners in the Shuswap. (Pixabay image)

Anonymous donor gives million-dollar gift to Shuswap small businesses

Shuswap Community Foundation tells city council of surprise donation

An anonymous donor gave a million-plus dollar donation to the Shuswap Community Foundation for an endowment fund that’s expected to produce about $80,000 per year in perpetuity to be used to support small businesses and entrepreuners in the Shuswap. (Pixabay image)
Gas marked at 199.9 in Vernon on Sept. 26.

Gas prices climb back up towards $2 in B.C. Interior

Gas stations in Vernon, Lake Country and Revelstoke are marking regular fuel at 199.9

Gas marked at 199.9 in Vernon on Sept. 26.
Young agrarians Lewis and Vincent Burkholder operate the Burkholder Brothers Corn Farm, while Jordan Wales and Ashley Campbell the new faces behind Pete Murray’s Corn Farm.(Contributed)

Young farmers upholding Chase’s reputation for sweet corn

Jordan Wales and Ashley Campbell new faces behind Pete Murray’s Corn Farm

  • Sep 22, 2022
Young agrarians Lewis and Vincent Burkholder operate the Burkholder Brothers Corn Farm, while Jordan Wales and Ashley Campbell the new faces behind Pete Murray’s Corn Farm.(Contributed)
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre addresses the Conservative caucus for the first time as leader during a meeting in Ottawa on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Mountain bike crash leads to rescue above Larch Hills on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (File photo)

Shuswap Search and Rescue called when one of their own seriously injured

Volunteer mountain-biking above Larch Hills when he crashed

Mountain bike crash leads to rescue above Larch Hills on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022. (File photo)