Jodi Brak

A man was struck by a train 5km west of Chase at approximately 4:40 p.m. June 1. Chase RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man. (File photo)

Police looking to identify unknown man hit by train in Chase

Chase RCMP say the man was struck by an eastbound train

A man was struck by a train 5km west of Chase at approximately 4:40 p.m. June 1. Chase RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the man. (File photo)
Jedidiah Wiebe and Lousie Lecouffe display the two main products they make out of the elderberries they grow. On the right is the syrup, a potent and sweet mix of elderberry juice, lemon and local honey. On the left is their elderberry shrub, a sweet-and-sour concoction containing elderberry juice, apple cider vinegar and honey. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Taking a trip to Salmon Arm’s Elderberry Grove

Shuswap growers use their Launch-a-Preneur experience to create simple, sustainable products

Jedidiah Wiebe and Lousie Lecouffe display the two main products they make out of the elderberries they grow. On the right is the syrup, a potent and sweet mix of elderberry juice, lemon and local honey. On the left is their elderberry shrub, a sweet-and-sour concoction containing elderberry juice, apple cider vinegar and honey. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Luigi Ormaghi, founder of Tanto Latte and soon-to-be head cheese-maker, peers through the gaps in the pasteurization machine while explaining how their new cheese factory works. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Tanto Latte brings authentic Italian flavour to the Okanagan

Organic Italian cheese to be produced in Salmon Arm

Luigi Ormaghi, founder of Tanto Latte and soon-to-be head cheese-maker, peers through the gaps in the pasteurization machine while explaining how their new cheese factory works. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Province makes spelling error on Roderick Haig-Brown Park renaming

The correct Secwepemc word for ‘many fish’ is Suswéwll, not Tsútswecw

Sockeye salmon swim in the Adams River towards their spawning grounds in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park on Oct. 12, 2014. The province is planning to re-name the park to Tsútswecw Park, which is stated to mean ‘many fish’ in the Secwepemc language. However, the correct spelling of the word is actually Suswéwll. (File photo)

Update: Province makes spelling error on Roderick Haig-Brown Park renaming

The correct Secwepemc word for ‘many fish’ is Suswéwll, not Tsútswecw

Sockeye salmon swim in the Adams River towards their spawning grounds in Roderick Haig-Brown Provincial Park on Oct. 12, 2014. The province is planning to re-name the park to Tsútswecw Park, which is stated to mean ‘many fish’ in the Secwepemc language. However, the correct spelling of the word is actually Suswéwll. (File photo)
The province is planning to re-name the park to Tsútswecw Park, which is stated to mean ‘many fish’ in the Secwepemc language. However, the correct spelling of the word is actually Suswéwll. (File photo)

Update: Province makes spelling error on Roderick Haig-Brown Park renaming

The Secwepemc word for ‘many fish’ is Suswéwll, not Tsútswecw.

The province is planning to re-name the park to Tsútswecw Park, which is stated to mean ‘many fish’ in the Secwepemc language. However, the correct spelling of the word is actually Suswéwll. (File photo)
Emergency crews respond to a collision at Highway 97B at 10th Avenue SE on Tuesday, May 8. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Update: Dash-cam footage to aid police in Salmon Arm crash investigation

An air ambulance and two ground ambulances are on scene.

Emergency crews respond to a collision at Highway 97B at 10th Avenue SE on Tuesday, May 8. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
(From left) Landon, Wes, Ericka, Presley, Haney and Lucas Birkett pose for a family photo in front of one of their homes along with their dog, Alice and cat, Laser. (Image contributed by Ericka Birkett)

Flipping through the real-estate market

Salmon Arm family has a lucrative hobby of home renovation

(From left) Landon, Wes, Ericka, Presley, Haney and Lucas Birkett pose for a family photo in front of one of their homes along with their dog, Alice and cat, Laser. (Image contributed by Ericka Birkett)
Belinda Lyall, founder of the B.C Horse Angels, makes daily trips to care for over 30 horses she has rescued and put up for adoption. She is pictured here with Bunny, a young mare who is just closing in on her first birthday. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

B.C. Horse Angels battle ‘kill-buyers’ to stop horse slaughter

A non-profit organization in Salmon Arm, B.C. finds new homes for horses rescued from slaughter

Belinda Lyall, founder of the B.C Horse Angels, makes daily trips to care for over 30 horses she has rescued and put up for adoption. She is pictured here with Bunny, a young mare who is just closing in on her first birthday. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Kamloops RCMP respond to report of dead body floating in Thompson River

Kamloops RCMP respond to report of dead body floating in Thompson River

Body has not been located, searches to continue as river conditions improve

Kamloops RCMP respond to report of dead body floating in Thompson River
(From left) Rod, Brody and Brandi Butts pose together for a picture after Brody was honored by the Autism Society of B.C. for his role as a mentor and public speaker. (Image contributed by Brandi Butts)

B.C. student makes short-list for autism advocacy award

Brody Butts honoured for his role as a mentor and self-advocate

(From left) Rod, Brody and Brandi Butts pose together for a picture after Brody was honored by the Autism Society of B.C. for his role as a mentor and public speaker. (Image contributed by Brandi Butts)
Salmon Arm RCMP began an investigation into allegations of child pornography possession in June 2017, leading to the search of a residence in Canoe on April 19 which resulted in the seizure of computer equipment and an arrest on charges of possessing child pornography. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest one male on child pornography charges

Search of Canoe residence leads to seizure of computers

Salmon Arm RCMP began an investigation into allegations of child pornography possession in June 2017, leading to the search of a residence in Canoe on April 19 which resulted in the seizure of computer equipment and an arrest on charges of possessing child pornography. (File photo)
Tip on missing man prompts search of new areas on B.C. mountain

Tip on missing man prompts search of new areas on B.C. mountain

A text to his roommate suggests Ryan Shtuka may have walked elsewhere at Sun Peaks on Feb. 17

Tip on missing man prompts search of new areas on B.C. mountain
The Dragonize dragon boat team paddles out to the start line at the Shuswap Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The 2017 festival was cancelled due to wildfire smoke, and due to organizational challenges there will be no 2018 festival. However, the Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club is confident the festival will make a triumphant return in 2019. (Evan Buhler/Salmon Arm Observer)

Sleeping dragons will rise again in Salmon Arm

Shuswap Dragonboat Festival set to return in 2019

The Dragonize dragon boat team paddles out to the start line at the Shuswap Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The 2017 festival was cancelled due to wildfire smoke, and due to organizational challenges there will be no 2018 festival. However, the Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club is confident the festival will make a triumphant return in 2019. (Evan Buhler/Salmon Arm Observer)
Canadian film producer Rick Dugdale and his production company, Enderby Entertainment, are set for a digital release of the film An Ordinary Man starring Ben Kingsley April 17, followed by a physical release June 12. (Image credit: Enderby Entertainment)

B.C. movie producer at the helm of upcoming film An Ordinary Man

Rick Dugdale and Enderby Entertainment make big moves in Hollywood

Canadian film producer Rick Dugdale and his production company, Enderby Entertainment, are set for a digital release of the film An Ordinary Man starring Ben Kingsley April 17, followed by a physical release June 12. (Image credit: Enderby Entertainment)
Lorne Pierlot leans in close with his dog, Charlie, a 12 year old shih tzu, lhasa apso cross. Charlie was attacked April 2 by an American Bulldog while out for a walk with Lorne’s wife, Patricia Pierlot. Charlie lost his right eye in the attack, and suffered a number of bites, but is home safe and recovering with his family. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

12-year-old dog recovering following attack

Community gives supportive gifts to Pierlot family in response to attack

Lorne Pierlot leans in close with his dog, Charlie, a 12 year old shih tzu, lhasa apso cross. Charlie was attacked April 2 by an American Bulldog while out for a walk with Lorne’s wife, Patricia Pierlot. Charlie lost his right eye in the attack, and suffered a number of bites, but is home safe and recovering with his family. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Giving for the sake of giving

Giving for the sake of giving

Salmon Arm man often presents families he meets with his hand-crafted wooden rocking horses.

Giving for the sake of giving
Paralympic champion Natalie Wilkie assumed her status as hometown hero, paraded around downtown Salmon Arm by the local fire department March 23. The sidewalks were packed and cheers could be heard throughout the core. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Photos: Salmon Arm celebrates Paralympic champion Natalie Wilkie

Hometown hero welcomed home with parade, recognition ceremony at city hall

Paralympic champion Natalie Wilkie assumed her status as hometown hero, paraded around downtown Salmon Arm by the local fire department March 23. The sidewalks were packed and cheers could be heard throughout the core. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm community cheers on Natalie Wilkie as she wins first gold medal

Salmon Arm community cheers on Natalie Wilkie as she wins first gold medal

Local skier tops the podium in 7.5km race at the PyeongChang Paralympics

Salmon Arm community cheers on Natalie Wilkie as she wins first gold medal
Salmon Arm Secondary School opened their new Wellness Centre March 15 at the Sullivan Campus. Students and parents were invited to visit the Centre over the lunch hour. Details on their services were available, as well as information and resources related to mental and physical health. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Secondary School unveils Wellness Centre at Sullivan Campus

Centre offers important mental and physical health support for students

Salmon Arm Secondary School opened their new Wellness Centre March 15 at the Sullivan Campus. Students and parents were invited to visit the Centre over the lunch hour. Details on their services were available, as well as information and resources related to mental and physical health. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)