Lachlan Labere

Salmon Arm foreshore trail user Marcia Woods checks out a nearby ridge of fractured frozen ice on Shuswap Lake on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (John G. Woods photo)

Raised ridge of broken ice forms near shore in Salmon Arm

Fire department strongly recommends people keep off ice on Shuswap Lake

Salmon Arm foreshore trail user Marcia Woods checks out a nearby ridge of fractured frozen ice on Shuswap Lake on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (John G. Woods photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board announced chief administrative officer Charles Hamilton will be retiring on April 30, 2022. (CSRD photo)

Columbia Shuswap Regional District announces retirement of administrator Charles Hamilton

Hamilton credited with being instrumental in construction of new regional district offices

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board announced chief administrative officer Charles Hamilton will be retiring on April 30, 2022. (CSRD photo)
On Feb. 10 Chase RCMP responded to a report of a pistol falling from a man’s waistband. The man was located by police and now faces multiple charges. (File photo)

Chase RCMP say man faces firearms charges after pistol reported falling from pants

Police say firearm was listed as stolen in 2005

On Feb. 10 Chase RCMP responded to a report of a pistol falling from a man’s waistband. The man was located by police and now faces multiple charges. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP say a spike belt was used on Feb. 21 to stop a vehicle driven by a suspect wanted by police for outstanding warrants. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP say officer injured by suspect attempting to evade arrest

Use of spike belt leads to arrest of man already wanted on outstanding warrants

Salmon Arm RCMP say a spike belt was used on Feb. 21 to stop a vehicle driven by a suspect wanted by police for outstanding warrants. (File photo)
The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia is investigating after a person was injured while being placed under arrest by Salmon Arm RCMP on Feb. 13, 2022. (File photo)

Police watchdog investigating after woman injured during Salmon Arm arrest

Local detachment investigating alleged assault of RCMP officer

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia is investigating after a person was injured while being placed under arrest by Salmon Arm RCMP on Feb. 13, 2022. (File photo)
Megan Bruns shared this photograph of vehicles stuck on the sides of Ford Road Thursday morning, Feb. 17. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Shuswap residents upset with icy condition of road shared by neighbour, AIM Roads

Resident says Ford Road was ‘complete ice’ Thursday morning, with multiple vehicles in ditches

Megan Bruns shared this photograph of vehicles stuck on the sides of Ford Road Thursday morning, Feb. 17. (Contributed)
Rust Valley Restorers’ Connor and Mike Hall and Avery Shoaf are back for a fourth season premiering Feb. 24 on the HISTORY Channel. (Contributed)

Rust Valley Restorers: Shuswap’s Mike Hall and Avery Shoaf proud of what’s in store in season 4

Dynamic duo reflect on importance of keeping it real, address rumour of Shoaf’s departure

Rust Valley Restorers’ Connor and Mike Hall and Avery Shoaf are back for a fourth season premiering Feb. 24 on the HISTORY Channel. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm RCMP say the driver of a commercial vehicle was arrested on Feb. 10 after multiple attempts were made by police to pull the vehicle over as it was travelling through the Shuswap. (File photo)

Spike belt deployed after truck driver fails to stop for RCMP in the Shuswap

Police say driver was taken into custody and is facing several charges

Salmon Arm RCMP say the driver of a commercial vehicle was arrested on Feb. 10 after multiple attempts were made by police to pull the vehicle over as it was travelling through the Shuswap. (File photo)
Peggy Maerz, owner of Salmon Arm’s Bulldogs Fitness & Boxing Centre, has won the bid to host the Buckskin Gloves boxing tournament. (File photo)

Buckskin Gloves boxing tournament to be hosted in the Shuswap

Peggy Maerz plans to make it an inclusive educational event centred on Indigenous culture

Peggy Maerz, owner of Salmon Arm’s Bulldogs Fitness & Boxing Centre, has won the bid to host the Buckskin Gloves boxing tournament. (File photo)
Legendary singer-songwriter Barney Bentall will play Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall on April 16. The performance is hosted by the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society. (File photo)

Barney Bentall to play Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall

Salmon Arm Folk Music Society hosts April 16 concert as prelude to ROOTS&BLUES

Legendary singer-songwriter Barney Bentall will play Salmon Arm’s Song Sparrow Hall on April 16. The performance is hosted by the Salmon Arm Folk Music Society. (File photo)
On Feb. 8, police reported a Salmon Arm man wanted by the RCMP and missing since Jan. 21 was arrested in Ontario. (File photo)

Wanted Salmon Arm man missing with two daughters arrested in Ontario

RCMP reported man went missing from Salmon Arm home on Jan. 21

On Feb. 8, police reported a Salmon Arm man wanted by the RCMP and missing since Jan. 21 was arrested in Ontario. (File photo)
Longtime friends Cassie Walters and Raelyn Lachapelle opened the doors to their new downtown Salmon Arm space for their business, The Nom Shuswap, on February 1, 2022. There, customers can pick up pre-ordered meals and grab-and-go meals, as well as smoothies and cold-pressed juices. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Longtime friends Cassie Walters and Raelyn Lachapelle opened the doors to their new downtown Salmon Arm space for their business, The Nom Shuswap, on February 1, 2022. There, customers can pick up pre-ordered meals and grab-and-go meals, as well as smoothies and cold-pressed juices. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Brits Chris Middleton of Newcastle and Colin Woods of Leicester await the result of their adaptive boxing exhibition bout, the first fight of the 2019 Hit 2 Fit event. (File photo)

Boxers wanted for return of Salmon Arm Hit2Fit fundraiser

After two-year hiatus, event set to take place on May 7

Brits Chris Middleton of Newcastle and Colin Woods of Leicester await the result of their adaptive boxing exhibition bout, the first fight of the 2019 Hit 2 Fit event. (File photo)
Brits Chris Middleton of Newcastle and Colin Woods of Leicester await the result of their adaptive boxing exhibition bout, the first fight of the 2019 Hit 2 Fit event. (File photo)

Boxers wanted for return of Salmon Arm Hit2Fit fundraiser

After two-year hiatus, event set to take place on May 7

Brits Chris Middleton of Newcastle and Colin Woods of Leicester await the result of their adaptive boxing exhibition bout, the first fight of the 2019 Hit 2 Fit event. (File photo)
Police say an eastbound semi lost control in slippery road conditions and went into the eastbound ditch along Highway 1 in Craigellachie in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. (Shane Burden/Facebook photo)

Slippery road conditions a factor in three collisions on Highway 1 in the Shuswap

In once incident, police say driver lost control and crossed into oncoming lanes

Police say an eastbound semi lost control in slippery road conditions and went into the eastbound ditch along Highway 1 in Craigellachie in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022. (Shane Burden/Facebook photo)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold responded Erin O’Toole being voted out as Conservative Party of Canada leader on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (File photo)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold responded Erin O’Toole being voted out as Conservative Party of Canada leader on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (File photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP looks forward to rebuilding of unity within Conservative party

Mel Arnold said criticism of party leadership was creating a distraction for MPs

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold responded Erin O’Toole being voted out as Conservative Party of Canada leader on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (File photo)
North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold responded Erin O’Toole being voted out as Conservative Party of Canada leader on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (File photo)
Sphero Bolt and iPad kits are available to borrow through Okanagan Regional Library’s Library of Things. (File photo)

Library of Things: Okanagan Regional Library adds educational tech to catalogue

Coding robots, birding backpacks, radon detectors and thermal cameras available to borrow

Sphero Bolt and iPad kits are available to borrow through Okanagan Regional Library’s Library of Things. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP responding to a report of a vehicle in a ditch found a Shuswap resident had died in a single-vehicle collision along Black Road on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (File photo)

Shuswap resident killed in single-vehicle collision

RCMP, paramedics responded to report of vehicle in ditch on Black Road

Salmon Arm RCMP responding to a report of a vehicle in a ditch found a Shuswap resident had died in a single-vehicle collision along Black Road on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (File photo)
In addition to being one of the public address announcers for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, voice actor Frank Block has voiced numerous commercials and narrated more than 450 audiobooks. (Contributed)

Book about NHL great leads Shuswap man to career as professional voice actor

In addition to announcing Silverbacks games, Frank Block has narrated commercials, books

In addition to being one of the public address announcers for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, voice actor Frank Block has voiced numerous commercials and narrated more than 450 audiobooks. (Contributed)
James and Chelsea Keenan of Salmon Arm’s Keenan Family Farms can expand egg production after being awarded quota for up to 3,000 layer hens through BC Egg. (Katrina Keenan Photography Films photo)

Salmon Arm farm family awarded opportunity to expand egg production

Keenan Family Farms given quota from BC Egg for up to 3,000 hens

James and Chelsea Keenan of Salmon Arm’s Keenan Family Farms can expand egg production after being awarded quota for up to 3,000 layer hens through BC Egg. (Katrina Keenan Photography Films photo)