Lachlan Labere

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)
The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society announced Canadian music icons Jann Arden and Tom Cochrane will be headliners for the 2022 Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (Contributed)

ROOTSandBLUES: Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane to play Salmon Arm festival

Salmon Arm Folk Music Society announces acts for event’s 30th anniversary, Aug. 18-21

The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society announced Canadian music icons Jann Arden and Tom Cochrane will be headliners for the 2022 Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (Contributed)
The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society announced Canadian music icons Jann Arden and Tom Cochrane will be headliners for the 2022 Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (Contributed)

ROOTSandBLUES: Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane to play Salmon Arm festival

Salmon Arm Folk Music Society announces acts for event’s 30th anniversary, Aug. 18-21

The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society announced Canadian music icons Jann Arden and Tom Cochrane will be headliners for the 2022 Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES Festival. (Contributed)
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)