Jodi Brak

Courtney Bacon (right) chases down a member of the Prince Edward Island ringette team as she attempts to regain control of the ring for Team BC during the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. (Andre Vandal photo)

Shuswap athletes help Team BC to podium at Canada Winter Games

Speed-skater wins bronze, ringette player contributes to playoff victory

Courtney Bacon (right) chases down a member of the Prince Edward Island ringette team as she attempts to regain control of the ring for Team BC during the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta. (Andre Vandal photo)
A planned increase in train traffic to ship Alberta crude has raised safety concerns in some B.C. municipalities near high-traffic areas, with accidents such as the recent derailment near Field adding to those concerns. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Alberta’s oil-by-rail plan a worry for Shuswap mayor

High volume of train traffic already an environmental/public safety concern

A planned increase in train traffic to ship Alberta crude has raised safety concerns in some B.C. municipalities near high-traffic areas, with accidents such as the recent derailment near Field adding to those concerns. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Jeremiah Bucher (centre) approaches the finish line during the 300m indiivdual sprints event at the Teck BC Midget Championships. (Brad Calkins photo)

Larch Hills junior skiers top Teck BC Midget Championships

Multiple top-five finishes contribute to aggregate team trophy

Jeremiah Bucher (centre) approaches the finish line during the 300m indiivdual sprints event at the Teck BC Midget Championships. (Brad Calkins photo)
Jackson Mayes of the SAS Golds looks to finesse his way around a KCS defender during their game in the Golds’ Invitational Tournament, Jan. 18. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Senior Golds climb rankings after Western Canada Tournament

First time since 2002 that Salmon Arm team has qualified for national rankings

Jackson Mayes of the SAS Golds looks to finesse his way around a KCS defender during their game in the Golds’ Invitational Tournament, Jan. 18. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
From left, Tara Willard, School District #83 Indigenous education worker, teacher Sue Whitehead, Molly Cooperman and Brenda Melnychuk of The Adams River Salmon Society pose with Grade 6/7 students and their entry into the How Can We Help the Salmon Come Home contest. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

From left, Tara Willard, School District #83 Indigenous education worker, teacher Sue Whitehead, Molly Cooperman and Brenda Melnychuk of The Adams River Salmon Society pose with Grade 6/7 students and their entry into the How Can We Help the Salmon Come Home contest. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
Shannon Sharp. (Image contributed)

Tribute to well-loved Shuswap teacher enables outdoor learning

Family, co-workers raise funds for Shannon Sharp Learning Circle

Shannon Sharp. (Image contributed)
School District #83 wants to bring attention to the importance of stopping for school buses with their red lights flashing, after counting 32 drivers passing stopped buses in January. (File photo)

Drivers illegally passing school buses prompts safety campaign

School District #83 count 32 vehicles passing buses with lights flashing in January

School District #83 wants to bring attention to the importance of stopping for school buses with their red lights flashing, after counting 32 drivers passing stopped buses in January. (File photo)
Historically low natural gas prices – a ten-year record low – has some consumers paying more in carbon tax than in gas prices. (File photo)

Fortis customer shocked by high carbon tax on gas bill

Utility says comparison looks off due flat rate on tax, low cost of gas

Historically low natural gas prices – a ten-year record low – has some consumers paying more in carbon tax than in gas prices. (File photo)
Snowmobile tracks running past a ‘no snowmobiling’ sign on the Larch Hills ski trails. (Adrian Kelly photo)

Skier frustrated with ‘dangerous’ snowmobiles on cross-country trails

Sledders in designated non-motorized vehicle areas create hazardous conditions

Snowmobile tracks running past a ‘no snowmobiling’ sign on the Larch Hills ski trails. (Adrian Kelly photo)
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Salmon Arm RCMP track, arrest fleeing couple in South Shuswap

Suspect has warrants for arrest in Kamloops, Merrit and Vancouver

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Police investigating armed robbery of Shuswap liquor store

Police investigating armed robbery of Shuswap liquor store

Salmon Arm RCMP say suspect wearing dark clothes, blonde wig, fled scene on a BMX bike

Police investigating armed robbery of Shuswap liquor store
Socks is one of over 30 horses up for adoption from the B.C. Horse Angels. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Hay shortage takes its toll on B.C. animal rescues

Bad season for western Canadian hay leads to increasing demand and prices

Socks is one of over 30 horses up for adoption from the B.C. Horse Angels. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
BCHL player reflects on his experience playing at World Junior Championship

BCHL player reflects on his experience playing at World Junior Championship

Forward played with Switzerland, making semi-finals and playing for bronze

BCHL player reflects on his experience playing at World Junior Championship
School district #83’s new District Education Support Centre has been at the centre of a heated controversy regarding financial management by the board of trustees.

Shuswap student creates slick new school scheduling app

App has been approved to run in a trial phase at Armstrong school for student use

School district #83’s new District Education Support Centre has been at the centre of a heated controversy regarding financial management by the board of trustees.
Students of the district Me to We Committee attended the Dec. 18 school board meeting in Salmon Arm to give a presentation on the work they do and speak about the award they received at WE Day in Vancouver. This group only makes up about half the committee, as many students from other parts of the district were unable to make the trip for the meeting. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

North Okanagan-Shuswap student committee speaks to the benefit of volunteerism

District Me to We Committee work to fund charitable projects at home and abroad

Students of the district Me to We Committee attended the Dec. 18 school board meeting in Salmon Arm to give a presentation on the work they do and speak about the award they received at WE Day in Vancouver. This group only makes up about half the committee, as many students from other parts of the district were unable to make the trip for the meeting. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Natalie Wilkie competed in the women’s 15-km cross-country race during the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. (Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Shuswap Paralympian Natalie Wilkie earns silver medal at Para Nordic World Cup

Young skier adds a medal to her fourth place finish in Finland

Natalie Wilkie competed in the women’s 15-km cross-country race during the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. (Scott Grant/Canadian Paralympic Committee)
Construction underway on one of the 10 planned 10,000 square foot buildings which will contain cannabis grow operations near Celista. (File photo)                                Construction underway on one of the ten planned 10,000 square foot buildings which will contain cannabis grow ops near Celista. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

B.C. securities regulator probes ‘most expansive’ alleged trading scheme in its history

Liht Cannabis Corp states it’s doing internal investigation, welcomes BC Securities Commission probe

Construction underway on one of the 10 planned 10,000 square foot buildings which will contain cannabis grow operations near Celista. (File photo)                                Construction underway on one of the ten planned 10,000 square foot buildings which will contain cannabis grow ops near Celista. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
(From left) Winston Pain, Ken Hecker, Doug Hlina, Don Ross, Brian Waring and Mick Ford are among the many volunteers who have offered their time and labour to build the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s indoor facility. More than 3,600 hours of volunteer labour has gone into the construction so far. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap tennis club’s indoor facility construction moving at a smooth clip

Volunteer support has been crucial, opening expected in April 2019.

(From left) Winston Pain, Ken Hecker, Doug Hlina, Don Ross, Brian Waring and Mick Ford are among the many volunteers who have offered their time and labour to build the Salmon Arm Tennis Club’s indoor facility. More than 3,600 hours of volunteer labour has gone into the construction so far. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Shuswap girl raises funds in memory of two-year-old who died

Shuswap girl raises funds in memory of two-year-old who died

Wolter family announces formation of Alice’s Angels bursary in honour of their daughter

Shuswap girl raises funds in memory of two-year-old who died
The Leko Precast Salmon Arm Silverbacks bantam tier two minor hockey team hit the ice in a Kelowna tournament this past weekend, putting up several landslide victories to claim gold in the event. (Image contributed)

Minor hockey roundup: Salmon Arm team takes gold in Kelowna tournament

Kelowna, Kamloops and Salmon Arm each hosted tournaments over the weekend

The Leko Precast Salmon Arm Silverbacks bantam tier two minor hockey team hit the ice in a Kelowna tournament this past weekend, putting up several landslide victories to claim gold in the event. (Image contributed)