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The Military Police National Motorcycle Rally benefitting blind children pulls into the Salmon Arm Legion on Wednesday, Aug. 5. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Military police motorcycle rally passes through Salmon Arm

The rally benefits a fund that helps blind children in Canada

The Military Police National Motorcycle Rally benefitting blind children pulls into the Salmon Arm Legion on Wednesday, Aug. 5. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Michael Franti’s main stage performance is one of the archived shows which will be streamed for the online 2020 Roots & Blues festival. ( File photo)

Roots & Blues announces ticket giveaway ahead of online festival

The festival is streaming free online this year, but those who pre-register can win passes for 2021.

Michael Franti’s main stage performance is one of the archived shows which will be streamed for the online 2020 Roots & Blues festival. ( File photo)
This photo of the Marble Point fire north of Sicamous was taken about 9 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020, when it appeared to still be growing. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)

Fire at Marble Point near Sicamous now under control

Two days of work on the fire has reduced its size and controlled it

This photo of the Marble Point fire north of Sicamous was taken about 9 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020, when it appeared to still be growing. (Bigwater Taxi on Shuswap Lake photo)
Although the festival will be streamed online instead of performed live due to the COVID-19 virus, Roots & Blues favourite Irish Mythen will be back this year. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Roots & Blues festival trades Salmon Arm stage for screens province-wide

Although COVID-19 has halted a live festival, it can be watched digitally on Black Press Media sites

Although the festival will be streamed online instead of performed live due to the COVID-19 virus, Roots & Blues favourite Irish Mythen will be back this year. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
A 16 mm film from Francois Arsenault’s collection shows a train journey from Vancouver to Revelstoke including a stop at the old CP Rail Hotel in Sicamous. (Reel Life/Youtube)

Vintage film shows train journey through Shuswap to Revelstoke

1932 footage purchased from estate sale by Vernon collector

A 16 mm film from Francois Arsenault’s collection shows a train journey from Vancouver to Revelstoke including a stop at the old CP Rail Hotel in Sicamous. (Reel Life/Youtube)
Alex Wenezenki stands by the Robinson R44 Raven II which he uses to offers aerial tours of the Shuswap on behalf of BC Helicopters, on Friday, July 24. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)

Pilot offers helicopter tours taking off from Sicamous golf course

Alex Wenezenki has been enjoying showing people a bird’s eye view of the Shuswap this summer.

Alex Wenezenki stands by the Robinson R44 Raven II which he uses to offers aerial tours of the Shuswap on behalf of BC Helicopters, on Friday, July 24. (Jim Elliot/Eagle Valley News)
The Kelowna Fire Department had to use a rescue harness to lower a stranded hiker down a cliff on July 24. (Diego Müller/Unsplash)

Kelowna fire department uses harness to rescue hiker stranded on cliff

The department’s technical rescue team was called to a cliff near the Kelowna Golf and Country Club.

The Kelowna Fire Department had to use a rescue harness to lower a stranded hiker down a cliff on July 24. (Diego Müller/Unsplash)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Shuswap Search and Rescue crews were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)

Edmonton man, 22, presumed drowned near popular Shuswap beach

RCMP dive team to continue search of water by Canoe Beach

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Shuswap Search and Rescue crews were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday evening, July 23, 2020. (Jim Elliot-Salmon Arm Observer)
Both the RCMSAR and Shuswap Search and Rescue boats were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday, July 23. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Emergency crews search water off popular Salmon Arm beach

Two search and rescue boats could be seen combing the shallow water on Thursday, July 23.

Both the RCMSAR and Shuswap Search and Rescue boats were combing the water off Canoe Beach on Thursday, July 23. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association has a plan in place for returning to play under the restrictions forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey put return to play plan in motion

Hockey will look different to start with but skates will be back on the ice September 1

The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association has a plan in place for returning to play under the restrictions forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Accused in Shuswap church shooting found not criminally responsible due to mental disorder

Accused in Shuswap church shooting found not criminally responsible due to mental disorder

Matrix Gathergood confined to hospital for decision by Forensic Psychiatric Commission

Accused in Shuswap church shooting found not criminally responsible due to mental disorder
As a precaution after several of their staff members visited establishments where they might’ve been exposed to COVID-19, Rustic Reel Brewing Co. has temporarily shut their doors and all employees are being tested for the virus. (Rustic Reel Brewing Co./Facebook)

Kelowna brewery temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns

Rustic Reel Brewing Co. plans to reopen on Wednesday after staff are tested for the virus.

As a precaution after several of their staff members visited establishments where they might’ve been exposed to COVID-19, Rustic Reel Brewing Co. has temporarily shut their doors and all employees are being tested for the virus. (Rustic Reel Brewing Co./Facebook)
A new houseboat company has opened on the former Waterway property south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Houseboats/Facebook)

New houseboat company up and running on Shuswap Lake

Sicamous Houseboats has moved in to the former Waterway Houseboats property.

A new houseboat company has opened on the former Waterway property south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Houseboats/Facebook)
The B.C. Coroner’s Service is still looking into the death of a man found near a vehicle sought by the Edmonton police and abandoned near Sicamous. (File photo)

Edmonton police identify man connected to suspicious death who was found dead in Shuswap

The man was located in a wooded area near a vehicle connected to a July 11 stabbing death

The B.C. Coroner’s Service is still looking into the death of a man found near a vehicle sought by the Edmonton police and abandoned near Sicamous. (File photo)
Retired Brigadier General and longtime Salmon Arm resident Peter Kilby passed away due to complications from Parkinson’s on July 7, 2020. He is pictured here discussing his storied military career in 2015. (File Photo)

Teacher, soldier and emergency planner fondly remember by Shuswap residents

Kilby climbed the ranks in the Canadian Forces before coordinating wildfire evacuation in Salmon Arm

Retired Brigadier General and longtime Salmon Arm resident Peter Kilby passed away due to complications from Parkinson’s on July 7, 2020. He is pictured here discussing his storied military career in 2015. (File Photo)
A new electric vehicle charging station at the Canadian Tire in Salmon Arm is expected to open this fall. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Electric vehicle chargers being installed at Salmon Arm Canadian Tire

The chargers operated by Electrify Canada are expected to be operational by the fall.

A new electric vehicle charging station at the Canadian Tire in Salmon Arm is expected to open this fall. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
One of the many dead fish that ringed the shore of Niskonlith Lake on July 6. (Steven Hepworth/Facebook)

Dozens of fish die at popular lake near Chase

A few natural phenomena are possible causes for their deaths.

One of the many dead fish that ringed the shore of Niskonlith Lake on July 6. (Steven Hepworth/Facebook)
A juvenile bald eagle is bound for a rehabilitation centre after being rescued near the Salmon Arm wharf on July 6. (Gary Turner photo)

Volunteers pull off late-night eagle rescue in Salmon Arm

Bird bound for a rehabilitation centre in Delta

A juvenile bald eagle is bound for a rehabilitation centre after being rescued near the Salmon Arm wharf on July 6. (Gary Turner photo)
Sunnybrae residents were able to see what appeared to be a water spout touching down near Salmon Arm early in the morning on July 4. (Faye Donald/Facebook)

Shuswap resident spots waterspout near Salmon Arm

The rare weather event was spotted early in the morning on July 4.

Sunnybrae residents were able to see what appeared to be a water spout touching down near Salmon Arm early in the morning on July 4. (Faye Donald/Facebook)
A landslide damaged a logging road and a water system in Seymour Arm on July 3. (CSRD Image)

Seymour Arm landslide interrupts drinking water to 500 people

The July 3 slide damaged a water system and a logging road.

A landslide damaged a logging road and a water system in Seymour Arm on July 3. (CSRD Image)