Lachlan Labere

RCMP are hoping someone might be able to identify this dog after police found it near a burnt vehicle containing the body of an unknown person near Skmana Lake on April 22, 2022. (RCMP photo)

RCMP investigating after body found in burnt vehicle abandoned in the Shuswap

Police hoping someone might recognize dog found near vehicle

RCMP are hoping someone might be able to identify this dog after police found it near a burnt vehicle containing the body of an unknown person near Skmana Lake on April 22, 2022. (RCMP photo)
Ian and Holly Gray of Salmon Arm are the new owners of the Shark Shack, set to reopen on June 17. (The Shark Shack/Facebook photo)

Salmon Arm family, including pet dog, take ownership of iconic floating Shuswap eatery

Ian and Holly Gray reopening the Shark Shack in June

Ian and Holly Gray of Salmon Arm are the new owners of the Shark Shack, set to reopen on June 17. (The Shark Shack/Facebook photo)
A slide shared with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board at its April 21 meeting shows areas along Highway 1 where delays can be expected. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure image)

Expect delays: Summer Highway 1 projects from Kamloops to Alberta shared with regional district

Okanagan Shuswap District manager says number of projects, delays similar to last year

A slide shared with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board at its April 21 meeting shows areas along Highway 1 where delays can be expected. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure image)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s chief administrative officer Charles Hamilton is retiring on April 30, 2022. (CSRD photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District board pays tribute to outgoing administrator

Charles Hamilton has served as CSRD’s chief administrative officer for 13-plus years

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District’s chief administrative officer Charles Hamilton is retiring on April 30, 2022. (CSRD photo)
Ebus’ B.C. Road Show is stopping in Golden, Revelstoke, Sicamous and Salmon Arm, seeking input on an expansion of services to the region. (Contributed)

Ebus seeks input from Salmon Arm, Sicamous and Revelstoke residents on service expansion

Transportation company reps will be in Sicamous on April 12, Salmon Arm April 13

Ebus’ B.C. Road Show is stopping in Golden, Revelstoke, Sicamous and Salmon Arm, seeking input on an expansion of services to the region. (Contributed)
Sicamous’ Main Street is lined with bikes during the 2018 Summer Stomp Show and Shine. There are no Main Street events proposed with the Son of Stomp event being planned for Sicamous’ dog park on July 15/16. (File photo)

‘Bikes, babes & beer’: Sicamous council puts foot down over planned Son of Stomp event

‘So they’re just looking for a big place to drink beer and camp. Let’s call it what it is’

Sicamous’ Main Street is lined with bikes during the 2018 Summer Stomp Show and Shine. There are no Main Street events proposed with the Son of Stomp event being planned for Sicamous’ dog park on July 15/16. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)

Sicamous council speaks out against proposed federal luxury tax on new boats

Tax would apply to new boats over $250,000, cars and aircraft over $100,000

The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)
Direct Drive Driver Training owner/instructor Lisa Bennett was with a student when her vehicle’s rear dash cam captured footage of a man on rollerblades falling from the sidewalk into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm. The driver of the oncoming vehicle was able to stop without hitting the man. (Lisa Bennett photo)

Motorists urged to watch for hazards after rollerblader falls onto Highway 1 in Salmon Arm

‘Imagine that this was a semi coming through… it would not have been able to stop in time’

Direct Drive Driver Training owner/instructor Lisa Bennett was with a student when her vehicle’s rear dash cam captured footage of a man on rollerblades falling from the sidewalk into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm. The driver of the oncoming vehicle was able to stop without hitting the man. (Lisa Bennett photo)
Issac Riep of Canmore, Alta. finds the wooden track more difficult than it looks as he rides one of the bikes from the Shuswap Children’s Association’s toy library around it during the 2019 Salty Street Fest. (File photo)

Shuswap organizers gearing up for 20th anniversary of Salty Dog Enduro

Salty Dog Street Fest in Salmon Arm to offer more activities to complement cycling extravaganza

Issac Riep of Canmore, Alta. finds the wooden track more difficult than it looks as he rides one of the bikes from the Shuswap Children’s Association’s toy library around it during the 2019 Salty Street Fest. (File photo)
While on a Sunday walk by Christmas Island, Fern Fennell captured this photo of a dog running off leash, chasing green-winged teals and mallards on one of the frozen lagoons in the city’s bird sanctuary. (Fern Fennell photo)

Resident, council raise stink over dogs off leash and feces left in Salmon Arm parks

Dog seen chasing green-winged teals and mallards on frozen lagoon by Christmas Island

While on a Sunday walk by Christmas Island, Fern Fennell captured this photo of a dog running off leash, chasing green-winged teals and mallards on one of the frozen lagoons in the city’s bird sanctuary. (Fern Fennell photo)
Sicamous’ mayor and council expressed frustration over the ongoing littering by the Sicamous Husky Travel Center. (District of Sicamous photo)

‘They’re still pigs’: Sicamous council frustrated by littering around local truck stop

Councillors discuss options including signage, bylaw enforcement

Sicamous’ mayor and council expressed frustration over the ongoing littering by the Sicamous Husky Travel Center. (District of Sicamous photo)
The CSRD has set aside $50,000 in COVID-19 funding for grants of to $2,500 available to registered non-profit organizations. (File photo)

Grant funding available for non-profits in Columbia Shuswap Regional District

CSRD sets aside $50,000 in COVID-19 funding for grants up to $2,500 each

The CSRD has set aside $50,000 in COVID-19 funding for grants of to $2,500 available to registered non-profit organizations. (File photo)
The B.C. government has agreed to cover the cost of a $30,000 early warning system to alert residents of the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park in the event of a debris flood or debris flood. (Google Earth image)

Province to fund early warning system for landslide risk to Sicamous mobile park

Two Mile area mobile park at high risk of debris flood, possible debris flow

The B.C. government has agreed to cover the cost of a $30,000 early warning system to alert residents of the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park in the event of a debris flood or debris flood. (Google Earth image)
Salmon Arm firefighters and CP Rail staff responded to compressed gas leaking from a rail car carrying argon refrigeration liquid on Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Salmon Arm Fire Department photo)

Salmon Arm rail crossing temporarily closed due to rail car leaking argon gas

Fire chief said gas non-toxic, non-flammable, but in large concentrations can displace oxygen

Salmon Arm firefighters and CP Rail staff responded to compressed gas leaking from a rail car carrying argon refrigeration liquid on Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Salmon Arm Fire Department photo)
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s Franco Terrazzano and the organization’s travelling federal debt clock, a digital counter that shows the national debt going up in real time, stopped in Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s federal debt clock rolls up and through Okanagan-Shuswap

Organization hopes to raise alarm over more than $1 trillion national debt

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s Franco Terrazzano and the organization’s travelling federal debt clock, a digital counter that shows the national debt going up in real time, stopped in Salmon Arm, Vernon and Kelowna on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops have launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine. Big explosions were heard before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa as world leaders decried the start of an Russian invasion that could cause massive casualties and topple Ukraine’s democratically elected government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Viewpoint: Putin’s play at brinksmanship disarmed by Russian resistance

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 gave reason to believe…

A woman reacts as she waits for a train trying to leave Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022. Russian troops have launched their anticipated attack on Ukraine. Big explosions were heard before dawn in Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa as world leaders decried the start of an Russian invasion that could cause massive casualties and topple Ukraine’s democratically elected government. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Footage from a March 3 video shared by Salmon Arm bookstore Bookingham Palace shows a man grabbing a handful of graphic novels and placing them in a bag. Soon after he walks out of the store without paying. (Bookingham Palace video)

Salmon Arm bookstore video shows suspect lifting DC and Marvel Comics graphic novels

Bookingham Palace manager says about $1,000 in books stolen from store

Footage from a March 3 video shared by Salmon Arm bookstore Bookingham Palace shows a man grabbing a handful of graphic novels and placing them in a bag. Soon after he walks out of the store without paying. (Bookingham Palace video)
Dan Adrian is overwhelmed by the support he and his family have received after losing his automotive shop in a fire at his Notch Hill Road property on March 1, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘All you can do is cry’: Shuswap man overwhelmed by support after losing automotive shop, classic cars in blaze

Rust Valley Restorers’ Mike and Connor Hall launch Gofundme fundraiser for friend Dan Adrian

Dan Adrian is overwhelmed by the support he and his family have received after losing his automotive shop in a fire at his Notch Hill Road property on March 1, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Drivers in Salmon Arm and throughout the North Okanagan-Shuswap saw the cost per litre of regular gasoline begin to spike on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Anticipated surge in gas prices rolls through North Okanagan-Shuswap

International Energy Agency releases 60 million barrels from emergency reserve

Drivers in Salmon Arm and throughout the North Okanagan-Shuswap saw the cost per litre of regular gasoline begin to spike on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
A barn caught fire at a property on Notch Hill Road on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (Dan Riopel photo)

Video: Firefighters responding to Shuswap barn blaze

Firefighters are responding to a blaze near Sorrento. Salmon Arm resident Dan…

A barn caught fire at a property on Notch Hill Road on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. (Dan Riopel photo)