Tracy Hughes

A moose was spotted in the 1300 block of 4th Ave. SE on Thursday, Feb. 8. (Photo contributed by Alma Sept)

Moose strolls through Salmon Arm

The huge mammals returning to more urban areas of city

A moose was spotted in the 1300 block of 4th Ave. SE on Thursday, Feb. 8. (Photo contributed by Alma Sept)
Chase RCMP arrested a suspect in the robbery of the Chase Gorceteria. -image credit: Chase RCMP

Chase RCMP arrest robbery suspect

Chase RCMP have arrested a Shuswap man in relation to robberies and…

Chase RCMP arrested a suspect in the robbery of the Chase Gorceteria. -image credit: Chase RCMP
Morgan, a 126 pound Newfoundland dog, uses owners Dean and Grace Edwards’ snowblower to clear their driveway in Sunnybrae. - Grace Edwards photo

Meet Morgan, the Shuswap’s snow shovelling dog

Newfoundland dog can also rescue swimmers, fetch beer and clean up garbage

Morgan, a 126 pound Newfoundland dog, uses owners Dean and Grace Edwards’ snowblower to clear their driveway in Sunnybrae. - Grace Edwards photo
Kye Thompson clears a path to the back door of the Blue Canoe Bakery Cafe building. -image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Snowfall warning issued for the Shuswap

Rain, snow expected for the Okanagan, but no alert in effect for those areas

Kye Thompson clears a path to the back door of the Blue Canoe Bakery Cafe building. -image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
Police seized cocaine and other drugs in a bust in the early morning hours of Jan. 24. Four people have been arrested. -File photo

Salmon Arm RCMP seize large amounts of cash, drugs

Two men and two women from Tappen and Vernon arrested

Police seized cocaine and other drugs in a bust in the early morning hours of Jan. 24. Four people have been arrested. -File photo
Police and ambulance were called to a single vehicle roll over in the 4500 block of the Trans-Canada Highway on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Seat belt helps driver in rollover crash

Police point to the need for drivers to always buckle up

Police and ambulance were called to a single vehicle roll over in the 4500 block of the Trans-Canada Highway on Wednesday, Jan. 24.
Winning lotto ticket sold in Salmon Arm

Winning lotto ticket sold in Salmon Arm

The lucky ticket-holder will pocket $277,907

Winning lotto ticket sold in Salmon Arm
Flying squirrel touches down inside Salmon Arm home

Flying squirrel touches down inside Salmon Arm home

Rodent jumps around residence before homeowers encourage it back outdoors

Flying squirrel touches down inside Salmon Arm home
Photo contributed                                 Ida and Maisie Newnes play in the snow in their backyard. Their parents plan to register both their children in the new South Canoe Outdoor Learning School. Registration opens Feb. 1.

Outdoor school to start registration

Parents can enrol their children in the new program for South Canoe on Feb. 1.

Photo contributed                                 Ida and Maisie Newnes play in the snow in their backyard. Their parents plan to register both their children in the new South Canoe Outdoor Learning School. Registration opens Feb. 1.
Jim Cooperman photo                                 Kathi Cooperman enjoys the spectacular view from the top of the Blind Bay Bluffs. This photo by Jim Cooperman appears in the beginning of Everything Shuswap.

Column: Everything Shuswap reaches wide audience

The Tyee is an independent online magazine known for its lively, informative…

Jim Cooperman photo                                 Kathi Cooperman enjoys the spectacular view from the top of the Blind Bay Bluffs. This photo by Jim Cooperman appears in the beginning of Everything Shuswap.
A rainbow crosswalk is proposed for installation in Salmon Arm. - File photo.

Salmon Arm to consider site for rainbow crosswalk

Proposed locations include downtown, near Blackburn Park, the Shaw Centre or McGuire Lake

A rainbow crosswalk is proposed for installation in Salmon Arm. - File photo.
Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating a robbery which took place on Ross Street on Saturday, Jan. 6. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Salmon Arm RCMP search for armed robbery suspect

Man brandishes a handgun at employee, escapes with undisclosed amount of cash

Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating a robbery which took place on Ross Street on Saturday, Jan. 6. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
An image taken by a Drive BC webcam of a line of traffic stopped on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 20 kilometres west of Revelstoke due to a multiple vehicle collision on Dec. 27.

Update: Trans-Canada Highway reopens near Revelstoke

Six people reported injured, with two of those patients in critical condition.

An image taken by a Drive BC webcam of a line of traffic stopped on the Trans-Canada Highway approximately 20 kilometres west of Revelstoke due to a multiple vehicle collision on Dec. 27.
An ultralight aircraft sits in a field near the intersection of 30th Street NE and 30th Ave. NE after the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on Dec. 22. -Photo contributed.

Plane makes emergency landing in alfalfa field

Cold temperatures cause engine troubles for Shuswap pilot

An ultralight aircraft sits in a field near the intersection of 30th Street NE and 30th Ave. NE after the pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on Dec. 22. -Photo contributed.
A map shows where a fire destroyed a home in the small community of St. Ives on Boxing Day.

St. Ives home, vehicles lost to fire

Owners of the residence were away for the holidays

A map shows where a fire destroyed a home in the small community of St. Ives on Boxing Day.
Sicamous residents enjoy the CP Rail Holiday Train during its stop in that town on Thursday, Dec. 14. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Holiday Train rolls through the Shuswap

Hundreds of people have gathered in Sicamous, Canoe and Salmon Arm for…

Sicamous residents enjoy the CP Rail Holiday Train during its stop in that town on Thursday, Dec. 14. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
B.C. registered midwives Josée Gervais and Ariel Christman are setting up a practice in Salmon Arm which will serve expectant families in the Shuswap with either home births or a hospital birth at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, shown in the background. This will be Salmon Arm’s first midwifery clinic. -Image credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer

Midwives open practice in Salmon Arm

New practitioners will deliver babies in home or hospital

B.C. registered midwives Josée Gervais and Ariel Christman are setting up a practice in Salmon Arm which will serve expectant families in the Shuswap with either home births or a hospital birth at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, shown in the background. This will be Salmon Arm’s first midwifery clinic. -Image credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer
There’s plenty of clouds in the Okanagan-Shuswap forecast for the next five days, as in this photograph of the Sicamous Beach, but there’s no snow expected to fall. -File photo.

No snow, mild temperatures for Okanagan-Shuswap

You shouldn’t need your shovels anytime soon

There’s plenty of clouds in the Okanagan-Shuswap forecast for the next five days, as in this photograph of the Sicamous Beach, but there’s no snow expected to fall. -File photo.
Salmon Arm RCMP officers honoured for exceptional courage

Salmon Arm RCMP officers honoured for exceptional courage

Six policemen earn B.C.’s highest award for rescuing a suicidal man

Salmon Arm RCMP officers honoured for exceptional courage
Salmon Arm resident Kirk Gennings took this photo of what he believes to be a bobcat or lynx near Okanagan Ave and 16th Street SE Salmon Arm.                                Photo contributed

Big cat spotted near Okanagan Avenue

Photographer trying to identify the cat species seen in a residential Salmon Arm neighbourhood.

Salmon Arm resident Kirk Gennings took this photo of what he believes to be a bobcat or lynx near Okanagan Ave and 16th Street SE Salmon Arm.                                Photo contributed