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Carlie Wells from Chase tackles a cross-country course at the Aspen Farms Horse Trials in Yelm, Washington in September 2022 on CC Gipsy King where she took first place in Training level. She’s heading to New Zealand in January 2023 as part of the Canadian Pony Club team for the International Pacific Exchange. (Cortney Drake photo)

Three Shuswap equestrians selected for Canadian Pony Club team off to New Zealand

Two riders from Salmon Arm, one from Chase to compete during three-week international exchange

 

Up to 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on Highway 1 between the Eagle Pass and Rogers Pass on Friday morning, Nov. 25, 2022. (Pexels/Pixabay photo)

Heavy snowfall warning issued for Trans-Canada Highway between Sicamous and Golden

Up to 15 centimetres expected Friday morning along stretch of Highway 1

  • Nov 24, 2022

 

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Uzelman: Some sunshine behind the dark cloud over healthcare

Federal and provincial government meet on health in Vancouver

  • Nov 16, 2022
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix responds to questions during a news conference with his provincial counterparts after the first of two days of meetings, in Vancouver, on Monday, November 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
John Lent and Mark Nishihara, a Vernon musical duo, will be performing at An Evening to Touch the Mind and Spirit with poet Calvin White on Dec. 2 in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)

Facing the Sweating Horse: Poetry anthology covers life’s highs and lows

Calvin White debuts new book in An Evening to Touch the Mind and Spirit

John Lent and Mark Nishihara, a Vernon musical duo, will be performing at An Evening to Touch the Mind and Spirit with poet Calvin White on Dec. 2 in Salmon Arm. (Contributed)
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland holds a news conference before tabling the Fall Economic Statement in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Experts say the federal government’s proposed corporate share buyback tax is unlikely to encourage companies to spend more on growing their operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Uzelman: The Freeland doctrine

A valuable contribution to Canada’s foreign policy?

  • Nov 14, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland holds a news conference before tabling the Fall Economic Statement in Ottawa, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. Experts say the federal government’s proposed corporate share buyback tax is unlikely to encourage companies to spend more on growing their operations. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Salmon Arm firefighters prepare to fight a residential fire near the corner of 20th Street NE and Okanagan Avenue in April 2022. (File photo)

Shuswap fire chiefs applaud expanded cancer coverage for firefighters

‘A car fire is not a car fire anymore, it’s a toxic chemical dump’

Salmon Arm firefighters prepare to fight a residential fire near the corner of 20th Street NE and Okanagan Avenue in April 2022. (File photo)
Table tennis is one of a variety of sports that can be part of the 55+ BC Games being hosted by Salmon Arm in September 2024. (Black Press file photo)

Excitement in the air as Salmon Arm makes plans to host 2024 55+ BC Games

Hundreds of volunteers, hotel beds, RV sites and more needed for popular event

Table tennis is one of a variety of sports that can be part of the 55+ BC Games being hosted by Salmon Arm in September 2024. (Black Press file photo)
A Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society staff member and volunteer deadhead Yellow Flag Iris on Little White Lake in June 2022. (Contributed)

Invasion of the Iris: Shuswap invasive species project ongoing

Shuswap wetland areas targeted in Yellow Flag Iris removal project

A Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society staff member and volunteer deadhead Yellow Flag Iris on Little White Lake in June 2022. (Contributed)
AIMRoads, the highways maintenance contractor for the Okanagan-Shuswap service area, recently made online service request forms available at aim-roads.ca. (AIMRoads photo)

Okanagan-Shuswap highways contractor launches online option for service requests

Request forms accepted by AIMRoads as well as phone calls, emails

  • Nov 8, 2022
AIMRoads, the highways maintenance contractor for the Okanagan-Shuswap service area, recently made online service request forms available at aim-roads.ca. (AIMRoads photo)
Hwy 93/95 roundabout, at Radium Hot Springs, looking eastbound on Hwy 93.

Travel advisories in effect due to heavy snow on Highway 1, 95 and 93

Travel is not advised on most B.C. Interior highways at this time

Hwy 93/95 roundabout, at Radium Hot Springs, looking eastbound on Hwy 93.
Jamie Bentley holds Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)
Jamie Bentley of Celista holds Chubbs the chicken, one of the animals featured in Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support the rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)

Salmon Arm student’s love for animals morphs into a book to support them

First run of Grade 12 student’s book sells out, she’s hoping to raise more funds from second printing

Jamie Bentley holds Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)
Jamie Bentley of Celista holds Chubbs the chicken, one of the animals featured in Forever Farm, the book she wrote to help raise money to support the rescued animals her family supports. (Matty Sangster photo)
Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, said the food bank is just meeting the demand of the 225 families it serves each week. (File photo)

Salmon Arm food bank struggling to keep up with inflation

Second Harvest manager said donations dramatically down

Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, said the food bank is just meeting the demand of the 225 families it serves each week. (File photo)
According to Statistics Canada, prices at the gas pump rose 32.8 per cent in September 2021 compared with September last year as inflation rose 4.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis in September, the fastest pace since February 2003. (Black Press Media File)

Uzelman: Inflation’s expected trajectory from 2001 to 2024

New column from Bruce Uzelman

  • Nov 1, 2022
According to Statistics Canada, prices at the gas pump rose 32.8 per cent in September 2021 compared with September last year as inflation rose 4.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis in September, the fastest pace since February 2003. (Black Press Media File)
Shuswap Search and Rescue members were involved in a two-day search for a man whose body was located along the Thompson River near Chase on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Facebook/Shuswap Search and Rescue)

Body of missing man located along Thompson River near Chase

RCMP and Shuswap Search and Rescue find drowned man near capsized kayak

Shuswap Search and Rescue members were involved in a two-day search for a man whose body was located along the Thompson River near Chase on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022. (Facebook/Shuswap Search and Rescue)
British Columbians are once again heading to the polls to cast their votes in municipal elections being held across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
British Columbians are once again heading to the polls to cast their votes in municipal elections being held across the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Chase RCMP investigate car crashes (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Dog reunited with owner following crash on Trans-Canada near Chase

Two separate crashes involving dogs happened on the Trans-Canada near Chase in October

Chase RCMP investigate car crashes (Photo: Malin Jordan)
The Salmon Arm Art Gallery hosts the exhibition A Place to Belong to Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (File photo)
The Salmon Arm Art Gallery hosts the exhibition A Place to Belong to Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (File photo)
Chase RCMP investigate two suspicious instances. (Black Press file photo)

Chase RCMP investigate the case of the suspicious blanket

Two concerned citizens saw a suspicious shape on the South Thompson River

Chase RCMP investigate two suspicious instances. (Black Press file photo)
Notch Hill Express Railway Show Case creator Richard Lawrence pauses for a picture with Cassidy Mceown and Mike Hall during filming for Rust Valley Restorers at the Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Retro railcar-inspired Rust Valley reveal makes a stop at Salmon Arm farmers’ market

Richard Lawrence based his Notch Hill Express on Pullman railway cars

Notch Hill Express Railway Show Case creator Richard Lawrence pauses for a picture with Cassidy Mceown and Mike Hall during filming for Rust Valley Restorers at the Downtown Salmon Arm Farmers Market on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)