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Kelowna triumphs in Salmon Arm midget rec tournament

Kelowna triumphs in Salmon Arm midget rec tournament

Okanagan teams take gold and silver, Salmon Arm earns bronze

Kelowna triumphs in Salmon Arm midget rec tournament
Okanagan speed-skaters hit the short-track for annual Ice Jam

Okanagan speed-skaters hit the short-track for annual Ice Jam

Skaters from Vernon, Kelowna, Kamloops head to Salmon Arm to compete

Okanagan speed-skaters hit the short-track for annual Ice Jam
Medical cannabis operation in B.C. Interior may face regulatory hurdles

Medical cannabis operation in B.C. Interior may face regulatory hurdles

Residents’ views mixed, uncertainty regarding ALC support could affect facility

Medical cannabis operation in B.C. Interior may face regulatory hurdles
One of the buoys removed from Shuswap Lake was chained to an engine block and a large block of cement. (CSRD photo)

Non-compliant buoys, dock removed from Shuswap Lake

Owners were given notice in June, Transport Canada removal done in October

One of the buoys removed from Shuswap Lake was chained to an engine block and a large block of cement. (CSRD photo)
A group of supporters stand with candles and posters containing images of missing women in the Shuswap area outside the Malakwa Cafe Nov. 2, as part of a vigil held on what would have been Nicole Bell’s 33rd birthday. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Candlelight vigil honours the memory of Nicole Bell and other missing B.C. women

Friends and supporters share memories, grief and healing moments

A group of supporters stand with candles and posters containing images of missing women in the Shuswap area outside the Malakwa Cafe Nov. 2, as part of a vigil held on what would have been Nicole Bell’s 33rd birthday. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
B.C. RCMP located the body of a missing Lake Country man, Martin Cordsen, on Friday, Oct. 26. There are no suspicions of foul play at this time. (File photo)

Okanagan RCMP find body of missing Lake Country man

Remains of Martin Cordsen located on High Rim Trail, near Oyama

B.C. RCMP located the body of a missing Lake Country man, Martin Cordsen, on Friday, Oct. 26. There are no suspicions of foul play at this time. (File photo)
Silverbacks defenceman Ethan McLaughlin grabs the puck from behind West Kelowna’s net during the Sept. 29 game at the Shaw Centre, looking to keep possession as Warriors’ defenders close in. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks offence comes up short in West Kelowna

Yewta Plamondon scores first BCHL goal, ‘Backs play two more this weekend

Silverbacks defenceman Ethan McLaughlin grabs the puck from behind West Kelowna’s net during the Sept. 29 game at the Shaw Centre, looking to keep possession as Warriors’ defenders close in. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
The Chief Atahm School has released a small series of language learning games to help assist with teaching the Secwepemc langauge and spreading it to a new, modern generation. (ChiefAtahmGames.com image)

Chief Atahm School in Shuswap launches Secwepemc language game series

Educational games designed to help engage learners with the language

The Chief Atahm School has released a small series of language learning games to help assist with teaching the Secwepemc langauge and spreading it to a new, modern generation. (ChiefAtahmGames.com image)
Silverbacks forward Justin Wilson charges up the boards with the puck while Warriors’ defenceman Declan Douthart and forward Max Bulawka follow behind in hot pursuit during their Oct. 5 match at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks triumph 5-2 against West Kelowna Warriors

Team suits up in pink jerseys for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Silverbacks forward Justin Wilson charges up the boards with the puck while Warriors’ defenceman Declan Douthart and forward Max Bulawka follow behind in hot pursuit during their Oct. 5 match at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Winner of the previous Okanagan College Three-Hour Story Contest, Hannah Stanley of Kelowna. (Okanagan College photo)

Okanagan College three-hour story contest returns Oct. 13

Writing competition held in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton

Winner of the previous Okanagan College Three-Hour Story Contest, Hannah Stanley of Kelowna. (Okanagan College photo)
B.C. RCMP seize 1400 marijuana plants in the Shuswap

B.C. RCMP seize 1400 marijuana plants in the Shuswap

Search warrant reveals grow operation in Malakwa, near Sicamous

B.C. RCMP seize 1400 marijuana plants in the Shuswap
A group of activists with the Okanagan Animal Save group come together around a Rocana Meats delivery truck for a photo during a protest at the company’s facility in Salmon Arm Monday, Oct. 1. (Facebook/Okanagan Animal Save)

Activists mount protest outside B.C. pig slaughterhouse

Protestors quickly disperse after call to RCMP reporting trespassing

A group of activists with the Okanagan Animal Save group come together around a Rocana Meats delivery truck for a photo during a protest at the company’s facility in Salmon Arm Monday, Oct. 1. (Facebook/Okanagan Animal Save)
(From left) Olson Werenka, Logan Shaw, Akito Hirose and Tyson Gayfer come together to celebrate Gayfer’s goal in the first period to tie the match against West Kelowna Sept. 29 at the Shaw Centre. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks break even in double-header against West Kelowna

Warriors’ drop ‘Backs in road game, stopped short in rematch

(From left) Olson Werenka, Logan Shaw, Akito Hirose and Tyson Gayfer come together to celebrate Gayfer’s goal in the first period to tie the match against West Kelowna Sept. 29 at the Shaw Centre. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Chief Wayne Christian of the Splatsin First Nation signs the communications agreement during the Sept. 28 ceremony. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Secwepemc and Shuswap governments sign milestone agreement

Agreement focuses on trust, mutual respect and recognition of legitimacy between communities

Chief Wayne Christian of the Splatsin First Nation signs the communications agreement during the Sept. 28 ceremony. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Environment Canada warns of early snowfall on Interior passes, Coquihalla

Environment Canada warns of early snowfall on Interior passes, Coquihalla

Special weather statement issued for B.C. Interior

Environment Canada warns of early snowfall on Interior passes, Coquihalla
High spirits after first week of classes at Shuswap’s outdoor school

High spirits after first week of classes at Shuswap’s outdoor school

South Canoe school is taking student learning into the great outdoors

High spirits after first week of classes at Shuswap’s outdoor school
Sponsors, volunteers and fair partners gathered at the fairgrounds Sept. 6 for the Fall Fair Sneak A Peek event, hosted by BDO Canada Salmon Arm to show support for their efforts in helping the fair be a success. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Fair officially underway

Great family fun, entertainment all weekend at the fairgrounds, parade downtown Saturday morning

Sponsors, volunteers and fair partners gathered at the fairgrounds Sept. 6 for the Fall Fair Sneak A Peek event, hosted by BDO Canada Salmon Arm to show support for their efforts in helping the fair be a success. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
RCMP have released details about two crashes east of Sicamous in August which both resulted in fatalities. (File photo)

Shuswap RCMP release details of fatal accidents on Trans-Canada Highway

Two collisions east of Sicamous result in fatalities

RCMP have released details about two crashes east of Sicamous in August which both resulted in fatalities. (File photo)
The Trans-Canada Highway is closed West of Tappen due to a seirous vehicle collision. (Mike Simpson Photo)

Update: Trans-Canada Highway closed west of Tappen, near Salmon Arm

Collision on highway has stopped traffic, estimated opening at 9 p.m.

The Trans-Canada Highway is closed West of Tappen due to a seirous vehicle collision. (Mike Simpson Photo)
The annual Shore’N’Score Cup, hosted by Shuswap Youth Soccer, was cancelled this week due to the veil of smoke that continues to blanket the Shuswap and cause air quality concerns. (Barb Brouwer/Salmon Arm Observer)

Cancellation of Shuswap’s Shore’N’Score Cup affects teams, businesses

Salmon Arm tournament one of several regional events nixed

The annual Shore’N’Score Cup, hosted by Shuswap Youth Soccer, was cancelled this week due to the veil of smoke that continues to blanket the Shuswap and cause air quality concerns. (Barb Brouwer/Salmon Arm Observer)