Salmon Arm

Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian said a new facility being built by August 2022 will provide relief for 11 elders in need of housing. (File photo)

‘Supporting one another’: Splatsin to build new housing facility for elders

Kukpi7 Wayne Christian said facility will provide 11 elders with housing

Splatsin Kukpi7 Wayne Christian said a new facility being built by August 2022 will provide relief for 11 elders in need of housing. (File photo)
A man was uninjured after his vehicle collided with the Tappen Overhead Bridge on Nov. 2, 2021 according to the Salmon Arm RCMP. (Google image)

RCMP: ‘Icy conditions’ factor in single vehicle crash on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm

Crews assessing damage to the Tappen Overhead Bridge caused by the crash

A man was uninjured after his vehicle collided with the Tappen Overhead Bridge on Nov. 2, 2021 according to the Salmon Arm RCMP. (Google image)
Members of the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus seniors boys team, which took first place in the Okanagan Valley High School Cross Country Championships in Summerland Oct. 26, include: Sam Calkins, Eric Moore, Frankie Ayotte, Diego Gracia, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn. (Contributed)

Cross-country runners from Salmon Arm schools speed to spectacular season

Four Salmon Arm Secondary teams, two individuals from Shuswap Middle School off to Provincials

Members of the Salmon Arm Secondary Sullivan campus seniors boys team, which took first place in the Okanagan Valley High School Cross Country Championships in Summerland Oct. 26, include: Sam Calkins, Eric Moore, Frankie Ayotte, Diego Gracia, Simon Bakker and Jacob Hepburn. (Contributed)
A class at Hillcrest Elementary will be learning at home while self-isolating for the week of Nov. 1-5. (File photo)

Class at Salmon Arm elementary required to self-isolate for one week

Students will transition to learning at home while self-isolating

  • Nov 1, 2021
A class at Hillcrest Elementary will be learning at home while self-isolating for the week of Nov. 1-5. (File photo)
Ivan Gracia Rivera stands in his Cantina Vallarta restaurant in Salmon Arm where there are offerings for Day of the Dead, a tradition he grew up with in Mexico that celebrates and remembers those who have died. (Photo contributed)

Mexico-raised Salmon Arm resident speaks of keeping those who have died close

Day of the Dead celebrates and remembers people who have passed away

Ivan Gracia Rivera stands in his Cantina Vallarta restaurant in Salmon Arm where there are offerings for Day of the Dead, a tradition he grew up with in Mexico that celebrates and remembers those who have died. (Photo contributed)
Jasmine Stiles operates the fire hose with ease on Oct. 29, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm students find out what it’s like to be fire chief for a day

Annual Fire Chief for a Day program caps off fire prevention week

Jasmine Stiles operates the fire hose with ease on Oct. 29, 2021. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm RCMP received several reports of overnight break in enters from downtown businesses between Oct. 23 and 27. (File photo)

RCMP respond to several break and enters in downtown Salmon Arm

Call from concerned citizen helps police catch suspect

Salmon Arm RCMP received several reports of overnight break in enters from downtown businesses between Oct. 23 and 27. (File photo)
One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake, this one on an October day. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Column: Conversation helps dilute pandemic hatred

The View From Here by Martha Wickett

  • Oct 26, 2021
One of the many faces of Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake, this one on an October day. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse in Kelowna stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Friends of victims urge construction pause at deadly Kelowna crane collapse site

Assembly of two new tower cranes at the site began on Tuesday

A memorial for the five victims of July’s fatal crane collapse in Kelowna stands in front of the Bernard Block construction site as two new tower cranes are assembled at the site on Oct. 26, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department has received numerous calls relating to burn piles ignited in the area. (Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department, Facebook photo)

Burn piles south of Salmon Arm prompting calls to fire department

Deep Creek Ranchero Fire Department says burns conducted under ministry supervision

The Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department has received numerous calls relating to burn piles ignited in the area. (Ranchero Deep Creek Fire Department, Facebook photo)
Joe Wilson with his children Kechia Wilson, Wes Snukwa (Wilson) and Spotted Eagle Williams of the Lytton First Nation, prior to the June 30, 2021 fire that destroyed their family home. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap man shocked, saddened by investigation of Lytton fire

Rebuilding plans another source of sadness as residents told of possible delay of two to three years

Joe Wilson with his children Kechia Wilson, Wes Snukwa (Wilson) and Spotted Eagle Williams of the Lytton First Nation, prior to the June 30, 2021 fire that destroyed their family home. (Photo contributed)
RCMP investigated a rural Grandview Bench Road property on March 7, 2019. (File photo)

Shuswap man gets 9.5 years in jail for explosive bank robberies in Edmonton

Police investigators searched a property on Grandview Bench Road near Salmon Arm in 2019

RCMP investigated a rural Grandview Bench Road property on March 7, 2019. (File photo)
Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES artistic director Kevin Tobin will be spending the coming year preparing for the festival’s 30th anniversary. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES’ Kevin Tobin talks festivals, music and all that jazz

New artistic director’s sights set on next year’s 30th anniversary event

  • Oct 22, 2021
Salmon Arm ROOTSandBLUES artistic director Kevin Tobin will be spending the coming year preparing for the festival’s 30th anniversary. (Contributed)
Astro and Elroy (pictured) are the healthy cats from which blood was taken to help kittens Damaris, Eos and Theron boost their disease resistance. Astro and Elroy belong to Shuswap Paws volunteer Audrey Torbohm. (Audrey Torbohm photo)

Collaborative kitten rescue: Shuswap Paws, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic save the day

Special medical procedure performed to boost kittens’ immunity

Astro and Elroy (pictured) are the healthy cats from which blood was taken to help kittens Damaris, Eos and Theron boost their disease resistance. Astro and Elroy belong to Shuswap Paws volunteer Audrey Torbohm. (Audrey Torbohm photo)
Police say a Salmon Arm man caught inside a supposedly vacant business was in possession of items taken in an earlier break in. (File photo)

Lights on in vacant Salmon Arm business lead RCMP to arrest of suspect in two break ins

Police say suspect was found in possession of items stolen in an earlier break in

Police say a Salmon Arm man caught inside a supposedly vacant business was in possession of items taken in an earlier break in. (File photo)
RCMP request help in their investigation of the shooting and killing of a horse on Grandview Bench Road in early October. (File photo)

RCMP request help in shooting death of horse near Salmon Arm

Police say killing took place between Oct. 8 and 9

RCMP request help in their investigation of the shooting and killing of a horse on Grandview Bench Road in early October. (File photo)
School District 83 trustees opened discussion on mandatory vaccination of school district staff at their Oct. 19 board meeting. (File photo)
School District 83 trustees opened discussion on mandatory vaccination of school district staff at their Oct. 19 board meeting. (File photo)
The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Interior Health MLAs ask B.C. to clarify why local WHL teams are stuck with capacity limits

Provincial restrictions on gatherings set to ease next week, Interior may have to wait

The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015, at Prospera Place in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Pictured are cropped scans of two photo negatives found hidden inside a 1991 Cadillac DeVille recently purchased from a scrapyard by the son of Calgary resident Gudren Ebbinghoff. (Contributed)

Historic photo negatives found hidden in ‘91 Cadillac with Salmon Arm connection

Calgary resident hopes someone can identify people in images so they can be returned

  • Oct 20, 2021
Pictured are cropped scans of two photo negatives found hidden inside a 1991 Cadillac DeVille recently purchased from a scrapyard by the son of Calgary resident Gudren Ebbinghoff. (Contributed)
Kate Fagervik, artistic director of the Salmon Arm Pride Project, and organizer Althea Mongerson stand in the Pride Palace across Hudson Avenue from the art gallery on Monday, Oct. 18, the beginning of the Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival, continuing to Oct. 24. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Support for Salmon Arm’s Pride Project Festival delights organizers

Events include guided walks, art exhibition, craft sales, digital film festival and more

Kate Fagervik, artistic director of the Salmon Arm Pride Project, and organizer Althea Mongerson stand in the Pride Palace across Hudson Avenue from the art gallery on Monday, Oct. 18, the beginning of the Salmon Arm Pride Project Arts & Awareness Festival, continuing to Oct. 24. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)