Jodi Brak

Salmon Arm Bulldogs Boxing coach Peggy Maerz watches as Jordan Metz takes on Dominic Barbosa in an exhibition match during the Hit 2 Fit charity boxing event at Westgate Public Market on Saturday, March 11.

Wheelchair boxing demo prompts B.C. gym to take a jab at national movement

Shuswap boxing coach spearheads initiative for disabled athletes with international assistance

Salmon Arm Bulldogs Boxing coach Peggy Maerz watches as Jordan Metz takes on Dominic Barbosa in an exhibition match during the Hit 2 Fit charity boxing event at Westgate Public Market on Saturday, March 11.
March 14 is Pi Day, when people celebrate the ratio for a circle’s circumference by slicing into a sweet or savoury pie. . (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

A look at the Shuswap’s $4,800 pie on Pi Day

Presenting Ken and Debbie Nielsen’s award-winning ginger-pear pie

March 14 is Pi Day, when people celebrate the ratio for a circle’s circumference by slicing into a sweet or savoury pie. . (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
A quick Google search of kangaroo burger recipes yields pages of positive reviews and recipes from people who experimented with cooking it. (Flickr/Andy L)

Adventurous eaters develop taste for kangaroo meat

Butcher and chef Colin Walker says culinary experiment well received

A quick Google search of kangaroo burger recipes yields pages of positive reviews and recipes from people who experimented with cooking it. (Flickr/Andy L)
Participants in the Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club’s Indoor Rowing Regatta line up on rowing machines at Crossfit Salmon Arm to test their times and rank them against global competitors. World Rowing collects these times each year and the top 10 global times receive prizes. (Image contributed)

Indoor Rowing Regatta draws competitive crowd

Timed virtual sprints at Shuswap event rank rowers’ performance globally

Participants in the Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club’s Indoor Rowing Regatta line up on rowing machines at Crossfit Salmon Arm to test their times and rank them against global competitors. World Rowing collects these times each year and the top 10 global times receive prizes. (Image contributed)
Canadian rap artist, speaker and author Duane ‘D.O.’ Gibson will be visiting 25 schools in B.C. to deliver a motivational message to students through music. (Image contributed)

Canadian rapper, speaker Duane ‘D.O.’ Gibson to perform for B.C. students

Tour seeks to deliver positive messages to youth through music

Canadian rap artist, speaker and author Duane ‘D.O.’ Gibson will be visiting 25 schools in B.C. to deliver a motivational message to students through music. (Image contributed)
A view from the International Space Station’s HD Earth View camera as it flies over the northwest coast of Europe shows the snow-covered landscape of countries such as Germany, France and Norway, partially obscured by cloud cover. (NASA/ISS HD Earth View)

Catch a view of home from the International Space Station

NASA program allows viewers to live-stream video of earth from space

A view from the International Space Station’s HD Earth View camera as it flies over the northwest coast of Europe shows the snow-covered landscape of countries such as Germany, France and Norway, partially obscured by cloud cover. (NASA/ISS HD Earth View)
Construction is nearing completion on one of the 10 planned 10,000-square foot buildings which will contain cannabis grow operations near Celista. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Cannabis production company announces plans for Chase facility

Proposed project includes 486,000 square feet building outside of Agricultural Land Reserve

Construction is nearing completion on one of the 10 planned 10,000-square foot buildings which will contain cannabis grow operations near Celista. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Robert Bateman, Valerie Rogers contribute to Shuswap outdoor school

Robert Bateman, Valerie Rogers contribute to Shuswap outdoor school

Paintings intended to help inspire, connect students with nature

Robert Bateman, Valerie Rogers contribute to Shuswap outdoor school
Update: No aftershocks expected after Shuswap earthquake

Update: No aftershocks expected after Shuswap earthquake

Shuswap Emergency Program alerted but no damage reported

Update: No aftershocks expected after Shuswap earthquake
Lola Thomas-Purdaby, Selena Davis, Angel Cameron, Jada Michel, Sasha Johnny, Cece Thomas-Jules, Lana Thomas-Johnny, Hannah Willis and Brooke Stensrud teamed up with the music initiative N’We Jinan to produce their song, Worthy, about the effects of bullying, anxiety and depression on youth. (Image credit: Facebook/N’we Jinan)                                Lola Thomas-Purdaby, Selena Davis, Angel Cameron, Jada Michel, Sasha Johnny, Cece Thomas-Jules, Lana Thomas-Johnny, Hannah Willis and Brooke Stensrud teamed up with the music initiative N’We Jinan to produce their song, Worthy, about the effects of bullying, anxiety and depression on youth. (Image credit: Facebook/N’we Jinan)

B.C. First Nations youth ready to sing during International Women’s Day

Group requested to peform their song ‘Worthy’ during New Westminster event

Lola Thomas-Purdaby, Selena Davis, Angel Cameron, Jada Michel, Sasha Johnny, Cece Thomas-Jules, Lana Thomas-Johnny, Hannah Willis and Brooke Stensrud teamed up with the music initiative N’We Jinan to produce their song, Worthy, about the effects of bullying, anxiety and depression on youth. (Image credit: Facebook/N’we Jinan)                                Lola Thomas-Purdaby, Selena Davis, Angel Cameron, Jada Michel, Sasha Johnny, Cece Thomas-Jules, Lana Thomas-Johnny, Hannah Willis and Brooke Stensrud teamed up with the music initiative N’We Jinan to produce their song, Worthy, about the effects of bullying, anxiety and depression on youth. (Image credit: Facebook/N’we Jinan)
Mysterious bang shakes Shuswap, no cause confirmed

Mysterious bang shakes Shuswap, no cause confirmed

Police, fire and ambulance crews respond but no injuries or damages located

Mysterious bang shakes Shuswap, no cause confirmed
Magnus Sandell of the Sea to Sky ski club comes into the finish line just ahead of Wyatt Gitt of the Hollyburn club, with Samuel Muddiman of the Larch Hills and Dylan Shivers of the Telemark Nordic Club. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

PHOTOS: Skiers from across B.C. take part in Okanagan championship

Hundreds of skiers gather in the Larch Hills for a sunny day of ski competition

Magnus Sandell of the Sea to Sky ski club comes into the finish line just ahead of Wyatt Gitt of the Hollyburn club, with Samuel Muddiman of the Larch Hills and Dylan Shivers of the Telemark Nordic Club. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
RCMP Constable Jeremy Rantz speaks to South Broadview Elementary students about showing respect, and how mutual respect is important in his job as a police officer. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Students united in stance against bullying

School presentation dives into effects of bullying and how to put a stop to it

RCMP Constable Jeremy Rantz speaks to South Broadview Elementary students about showing respect, and how mutual respect is important in his job as a police officer. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Jackson Mayes keeps his eyes up for passing options while he moves around a Rutland Voo Doos defender during the Golds’ final home game Feb. 5. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Senior Golds basketball team take second at Okanagan Valley Championship

Hard-fought effort puts a cap on a historic season for Salmon Arm team

Jackson Mayes keeps his eyes up for passing options while he moves around a Rutland Voo Doos defender during the Golds’ final home game Feb. 5. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie returns from the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Prince George with two silver medals, one from the mixed relay event and a second in the 15km individual race. (Canadian Cross Country Ski photo)

Natalie Wilkie wins two silver medals in World Para Nordic Championships

Shuswap cross-country skier makes medal finish in relay and 15km events

Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie returns from the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Prince George with two silver medals, one from the mixed relay event and a second in the 15km individual race. (Canadian Cross Country Ski photo)
Recent legislation came into effect Feb. 22 to protect B.C. farmland. (File photo)

Legislation to protect B.C. farmland comes into effect

Regulations enhance food security, encourage long-term farming

Recent legislation came into effect Feb. 22 to protect B.C. farmland. (File photo)
An illustration of a Basilosaurus, which cryptozoologist Karl Shuker theorized could be hidden in Shuswap Lake, contributes to the legend of Shuswaggi. (Image contributed)

Have you heard the legend of Shuswaggi, the Shuswap Lake monster?

Witness accounts as old as 1904, and as recent as 2018, place a creature in the lake’s depths

An illustration of a Basilosaurus, which cryptozoologist Karl Shuker theorized could be hidden in Shuswap Lake, contributes to the legend of Shuswaggi. (Image contributed)
Multi-vehicle collision slows traffic on Highway 1

Multi-vehicle collision slows traffic on Highway 1

Trans-Canada Highway reduced to single lane between Salmon Arm and Sicamous

Multi-vehicle collision slows traffic on Highway 1
Gavin Limber of the Golds wins the tip-off against the Rutland Voo Doos during the Golds’ final home game of the season, Feb. 5. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Golds basketball team tops rankings ahead of Okanagan Valley Championships

Salmon Arm team heads straight to semifinals after stellar season

Gavin Limber of the Golds wins the tip-off against the Rutland Voo Doos during the Golds’ final home game of the season, Feb. 5. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm District Education Support Centre. (File photo)

School district facing capacity challenges

Rising enrolment, outdated data and classroom changes prompt discussions

Salmon Arm District Education Support Centre. (File photo)