Tracy Hughes

Daniel Burgess plays with the taped around the playground while Noah Shane sweeps the newly laid rubber tiles. -Photo by Kristal Burgess

Playground opens at Canoe Ball Fields

Project a memorial tribute to former Salmon Arm Slo-Pitch president Al Boucher

Daniel Burgess plays with the taped around the playground while Noah Shane sweeps the newly laid rubber tiles. -Photo by Kristal Burgess
An image of the”Little Free Library” at the Little Mountain Sports Fields which was damaged by vandals. The kiosks, which were intended to make books accessible in public places have been the targets for damage since they were installed in August. - Photo contributed.

Vandals damage Little Free Libraries

Non-profit group does not have extra funds to keep fixing kiosks that offer free books in Salmon Arm

An image of the”Little Free Library” at the Little Mountain Sports Fields which was damaged by vandals. The kiosks, which were intended to make books accessible in public places have been the targets for damage since they were installed in August. - Photo contributed.
A shot of Mahalia Meeuwsen and her idential triplets, Hannah, Rileigh and Isabelle in the red wagon, which was recently destroyed in a hit-and-run incident. -Observer file photo

Triplets’ wagon hit by car in parking lot

Mother appeals for information about incident.

A shot of Mahalia Meeuwsen and her idential triplets, Hannah, Rileigh and Isabelle in the red wagon, which was recently destroyed in a hit-and-run incident. -Observer file photo
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Jail time for Enderby shooter

Victim shot multiple times, seriously wounded

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It’s red, white and blueberry at Baccata Ridge

It’s red, white and blueberry at Baccata Ridge

Grindrod winery specializes in blueberry vintages, as well as the traditional grape versions.

It’s red, white and blueberry at Baccata Ridge
People walk a lighted path in McGuire Lake Park for the Suicide Safer Communities Lantern Walk on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The walk was to remember those who died by suicide and offer support and awareness of the issue in the community. -Image Credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer

Lantern walk remembers, shares hope

More than 150 participated in second annual Salmon Arm Suicide After Communities event

People walk a lighted path in McGuire Lake Park for the Suicide Safer Communities Lantern Walk on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The walk was to remember those who died by suicide and offer support and awareness of the issue in the community. -Image Credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer
Shuswap man helps find Avro Arrow model

Shuswap man helps find Avro Arrow model

At the bottom of Lake Ontario was a lost piece of Canada’s aviation history

Shuswap man helps find Avro Arrow model
This is an example of a replica handgun, which bears remarkable similarities to a real firearm. -File photo.

Replica gun sparks police takedown

Salmon Arm man arrested, but not charged, after it was determined the weapons were not real guns.

This is an example of a replica handgun, which bears remarkable similarities to a real firearm. -File photo.
A windstorm is expected to hit the Shuswap and Okanagan areas on Friday, with the potential for downed trees and power lines. -Rick Koch Photo.

Strong winds anticipated across the Okanagan-Shuswap

Watch out for windy weather beginning tomorrow. In a special weather statement…

A windstorm is expected to hit the Shuswap and Okanagan areas on Friday, with the potential for downed trees and power lines. -Rick Koch Photo.
Entertainers are ready to put on a show for the crowds at this year’s 25th Annual Roots & Blues Festival. -Observer file photo

Crawl kicks off Roots & Blues

Smoke, fire situation the big question mark for organizers

Entertainers are ready to put on a show for the crowds at this year’s 25th Annual Roots & Blues Festival. -Observer file photo
The white speedboat, owned by a couple from Calgary, sits at the dock with another speedboat resting on top of it after a collision that took place on Shuswap Lake at 10:17 p.m. on Aug. 8 near Copper Island. The woman passenger in the white boat was injured and taken to hospital. -Photo contributed.

Speedboat pile up on Shuswap Lake

Calgary couple hurt after collision on Shuswap Lake

The white speedboat, owned by a couple from Calgary, sits at the dock with another speedboat resting on top of it after a collision that took place on Shuswap Lake at 10:17 p.m. on Aug. 8 near Copper Island. The woman passenger in the white boat was injured and taken to hospital. -Photo contributed.
Jaeden Izik-Dzurko outside the Roots & Blues Festival Office after receiving his scholarship cheque from board member Steve Atkins. The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society sponsors and annual scholarship for a student from the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District who is going on to post-secondary education in the fine arts. Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made to the Roots and Blues Festival and there will be an opportunity for festival patrons to make donations at this year’s weekend festival. -Image Credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer

Festival supports Salmon Arm pianist’s journey to Julliard

When you think music schools there’s one name that stands out above…

Jaeden Izik-Dzurko outside the Roots & Blues Festival Office after receiving his scholarship cheque from board member Steve Atkins. The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society sponsors and annual scholarship for a student from the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District who is going on to post-secondary education in the fine arts. Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made to the Roots and Blues Festival and there will be an opportunity for festival patrons to make donations at this year’s weekend festival. -Image Credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer
Police car with flashing lights

Police arrest woman, still seeking male suspect

RCMP were called about a possible break-in and theft in the Tappen area.

Police car with flashing lights
The BC women’s eight team won gold at the Canada Summer Games on Thursday Aug. 3. The team, with Skylar Presch, second from right, as coxswain, poses shortly after their winning race this morning. -Photo courtesy Team BC

Joining women’s team pays off for Presch

As the team’s coxswain, rower wins national gold in the women’s 8 sprint race

The BC women’s eight team won gold at the Canada Summer Games on Thursday Aug. 3. The team, with Skylar Presch, second from right, as coxswain, poses shortly after their winning race this morning. -Photo courtesy Team BC
The team from Kraken Sonar Systems, with David Shea on the far right. -Photo contributed

Search on for lost Avro Arrow models

SAS grad part of the hunt for aviation history

The team from Kraken Sonar Systems, with David Shea on the far right. -Photo contributed
Former Orchard House torn down

Former Orchard House torn down

No community groups stepped up to move building

Former Orchard House torn down
Updated: Wet roads a factor in collision

Updated: Wet roads a factor in collision

Three people taken to Interior hospitals

Updated: Wet roads a factor in collision
Former Shuswap MLA and Liberal cabinet minister George Abbott shares his thoughts on the current situation in B.C. politics. -File photo

Former MLA predicts election within two years

George Abbott reserves judgment on whether Christy Clark should resign

Former Shuswap MLA and Liberal cabinet minister George Abbott shares his thoughts on the current situation in B.C. politics. -File photo
Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after an earlier court proceeding. -File photo

Accused Shuswap drug smuggler faces extradition to U.S.

B.C. court justices dismiss Malakwa resident Colin Martin’s appeal

Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after an earlier court proceeding. -File photo
An armoured RCMP vehicle is parked outside a residence on 16th Street NE during a standoff between a 30 year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and the police.

One man arrested after standoff in residential neighbourhood

The suspect was wanted on Canada-wide warrants for a string of offences out of Langley.

An armoured RCMP vehicle is parked outside a residence on 16th Street NE during a standoff between a 30 year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and the police.