Barb Brouwer

The owner’s dog died and this motorhome at Pierre’s Point was destroyed in an early morning fire on Aug. 29. Photo contributed.

Dog dies in motor home fire near Salmon Arm

No humans injured in fire reported Aug. 29 at Pierre’s Point Campground

The owner’s dog died and this motorhome at Pierre’s Point was destroyed in an early morning fire on Aug. 29. Photo contributed.
In 2014, Fisheries and Oceans Canada technician Ryan Levesque takes in a net from the Adams River while a red mass of sockeye salmon continue their long journey up the Adams River. Levesque and other Fisheries biologists were working with the sockeye in a small test area and giving a small group of students on-shore a close-up look of the fish during the 2014 dominant run. File photo

Nearly 7 million late-run sockeye due to return to Shuswap

Officials hope promising Scotch Creek early-return bodes well for Adams River run

In 2014, Fisheries and Oceans Canada technician Ryan Levesque takes in a net from the Adams River while a red mass of sockeye salmon continue their long journey up the Adams River. Levesque and other Fisheries biologists were working with the sockeye in a small test area and giving a small group of students on-shore a close-up look of the fish during the 2014 dominant run. File photo
Talented guitar slinger Rick Vito will perform in Aces High, a workshop with other heavyweights Bill Kirchen and Brent Parkin. Hear them ignite the blues, swing, rockabilly and heavy twang at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Barn Stage. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap’s Roots and Blues features unique collaborations this weekend

Festival favourites are the magical workshops where musicians jam who haven’t played together before.

Talented guitar slinger Rick Vito will perform in Aces High, a workshop with other heavyweights Bill Kirchen and Brent Parkin. Hear them ignite the blues, swing, rockabilly and heavy twang at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Barn Stage. (Photo contributed)
A pioneering force in the music industry, Michael Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change. Franti & Spearhead bring a message of positivity wrapped in inspiring music to the Roots & Blues mainstage Friday night at 10. (Hiroki Nishioka photo)

Michael Franti and more make for a hot Shuswap experience

The 26th annual Roots and Blues Festival brings a world of music to Salmon Arm this week

A pioneering force in the music industry, Michael Franti believes in using music as a vehicle for positive change. Franti & Spearhead bring a message of positivity wrapped in inspiring music to the Roots & Blues mainstage Friday night at 10. (Hiroki Nishioka photo)
Laura Gaster and Sam Legebokow (rear) remove wild parsnip from along the Turner Creek Trail between 20th and 24th Street NE on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Gaster is the field operations program co-ordinator with the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society. (Barb Brouwer/Salmon Arm Observer)

Fight against toxic weeds continues in the Shuswap

Wild parsnip, poison hemlock and knotweed are a continuing problem

Laura Gaster and Sam Legebokow (rear) remove wild parsnip from along the Turner Creek Trail between 20th and 24th Street NE on Wednesday, Aug. 8. Gaster is the field operations program co-ordinator with the Columbia Shuswap Invasive Species Society. (Barb Brouwer/Salmon Arm Observer)
Ottawa’s swamp roots-rockers MonkeyJunk will be packing their bags for Salmon Arm to play this year’s Roots & Blues Festival. (Sean Sisk photo)

Swamp roots rockers stoked for Salmon Arm’s Roots & Blues Festival

Juno-winning MonkeyJunk to close Barn Stage Saturday, Aug. 19

Ottawa’s swamp roots-rockers MonkeyJunk will be packing their bags for Salmon Arm to play this year’s Roots & Blues Festival. (Sean Sisk photo)
20 years later, destructive ‘98 B.C. wildfire a reminder that fire fuels need to be cut

20 years later, destructive ‘98 B.C. wildfire a reminder that fire fuels need to be cut

Counsellor and fire chief look forward to new provincial program to reduce fire fuel.

20 years later, destructive ‘98 B.C. wildfire a reminder that fire fuels need to be cut
Photos capture terrifying images of advancing wildfire

Photos capture terrifying images of advancing wildfire

Silver Creek resident’s pictorial account of the 1998 Silver Creek firestorm is available online.

Photos capture terrifying images of advancing wildfire
Fires devour two Shuswap structures

Fires devour two Shuswap structures

Regional district responds to a house fire in Tappen and a garage fire in Celista

Fires devour two Shuswap structures