Tracy Hughes

Former Shuswap MLA and Liberal cabinet minister George Abbott shares his thoughts on the current situation in B.C. politics. -File photo

Former MLA predicts election within two years

George Abbott reserves judgment on whether Christy Clark should resign

Former Shuswap MLA and Liberal cabinet minister George Abbott shares his thoughts on the current situation in B.C. politics. -File photo
Wallis Thomson, Aidan Middleton and Thomas Flahr lean on their slackline at Salmon Arm’s Marine Park. -Leah Blain photo.                                Wallis Thomson, Aidan Middleton and Thomas Flahr lean on their slackline at Salmon Arm’s Marine Park. -Leah Blain photo.

Trio attract crowds with slackline efforts

Wallis Thomson, Thomas Flahr and Aidan Middleton spend a lot of their…

Wallis Thomson, Aidan Middleton and Thomas Flahr lean on their slackline at Salmon Arm’s Marine Park. -Leah Blain photo.                                Wallis Thomson, Aidan Middleton and Thomas Flahr lean on their slackline at Salmon Arm’s Marine Park. -Leah Blain photo.
Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after an earlier court proceeding. -File photo

Accused Shuswap drug smuggler faces extradition to U.S.

B.C. court justices dismiss Malakwa resident Colin Martin’s appeal

Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after an earlier court proceeding. -File photo
An armoured RCMP vehicle is parked outside a residence on 16th Street NE during a standoff between a 30 year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and the police.

One man arrested after standoff in residential neighbourhood

The suspect was wanted on Canada-wide warrants for a string of offences out of Langley.

An armoured RCMP vehicle is parked outside a residence on 16th Street NE during a standoff between a 30 year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant and the police.
Salmon Arm woman vies for Mrs. BC title

Salmon Arm woman vies for Mrs. BC title

The public can vote for Abby VanderMeulen to be the People’s Choice winner

Salmon Arm woman vies for Mrs. BC title
The Canada Day fireworks show in Sicamous which usually takes place at the Beach Park with hundreds of boaters coming into the area to view the spectacle from the lake. -File photo

Flooding may mean changes to the Shuswap’s Canada Day festivities

Salmon Arm, Sicamous coming up with alternative plans if lakeside parks are underwater

The Canada Day fireworks show in Sicamous which usually takes place at the Beach Park with hundreds of boaters coming into the area to view the spectacle from the lake. -File photo
A home was knocked off its foundation by a mudslide in Sunnybrae on Friday. ~ Photo by Jim Elliot, Black Press                                A home was knocked off its foundation by a mudslide in Sunnybrae on Friday, April 7. ~ Photo by Jim Elliot, Black Press

Residents remain evacuated, popular trail closed indefinitely

The clean up continues after two landslides in Sunnybrae in April and May.

A home was knocked off its foundation by a mudslide in Sunnybrae on Friday. ~ Photo by Jim Elliot, Black Press                                A home was knocked off its foundation by a mudslide in Sunnybrae on Friday, April 7. ~ Photo by Jim Elliot, Black Press
Scott Akinson joins the Silverbacks as head coach. -Image Credit: Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Silverbacks name new head coach

Scott Atkinson joins the team after coaching stints in Calgary

Scott Akinson joins the Silverbacks as head coach. -Image Credit: Salmon Arm Silverbacks
A view of the mud covering Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road after a May 5 landslide. -Image Credit: photo contributed                                A view of the mud covering Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road after a May 5 landslide. -Image Credit: photo contributed

Body of missing senior recovered

Roy Sharp’s remains were located and recovered on Wednesday, May 31

A view of the mud covering Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road after a May 5 landslide. -Image Credit: photo contributed                                A view of the mud covering Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road after a May 5 landslide. -Image Credit: photo contributed
Testing conducted over the summer found 21 Abbotsford schools had unacceptably high lead levels in their drinking water.

Boil water advisory issued for Sorrento

Increased sediment in the water may impair the effectiveness of the disinfection treatment system

Testing conducted over the summer found 21 Abbotsford schools had unacceptably high lead levels in their drinking water.
Driveways along foothill road were damaged by flooding on Friday, May 5. The road remains closed.-image credit: Jim Elliot/ Salmon Arm Observer.

Salmon Arm roadways damaged by water and landslides

Crews are working to manage high water flows, mud and debris, Foothill Road remains closed

Driveways along foothill road were damaged by flooding on Friday, May 5. The road remains closed.-image credit: Jim Elliot/ Salmon Arm Observer.
A car travels across the Salmon River Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway as water rise below the bridge deck. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

UPDATE: High waters threatening Salmon River Bridge on the TCH

The Ministry of Highways and City of Salmon Arm crews are watching the situation closely

A car travels across the Salmon River Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway as water rise below the bridge deck. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
The Seymour Main Forest Service road is closed Saturday, May 6 due to two mudslides in the area. -Image Credit: File photo                                The Seymour Main Forest Service road is closed Saturday, May 6 due to two mudslides in the area. -Image Credit: File photo

Update: Two mudslides hit St. Ives area of North Shuswap

Seymour Main Forest Service Road remains closed, but an alternate route has been identified.

The Seymour Main Forest Service road is closed Saturday, May 6 due to two mudslides in the area. -Image Credit: File photo                                The Seymour Main Forest Service road is closed Saturday, May 6 due to two mudslides in the area. -Image Credit: File photo
UPDATE: Police identify missing senior, man now presumed dead

UPDATE: Police identify missing senior, man now presumed dead

The search effort in the 5900 block of Sunnybrae Canoe Point Road is now a recovery mission

UPDATE: Police identify missing senior, man now presumed dead
UPDATE: TCH reopens after slide east of Canoe.

UPDATE: TCH reopens after slide east of Canoe.

Closures include the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway 97A

UPDATE: TCH reopens after slide east of Canoe.
The residents of two Sunnybrae properties will be permitted to return but will remain on evacuation alert until further notice. The mudslide streamed down the mountainside above Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road on April 7. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observe                                The residents of two Sunnybrae properties will be permitted to return but will remain on evacuation alert until further notice. The mudslide streamed down the mountainside above Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road on April 7. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Sunnybrae evacuation order lifted for two properties

The occupants can return but must be ready to leave again if conditions change

The residents of two Sunnybrae properties will be permitted to return but will remain on evacuation alert until further notice. The mudslide streamed down the mountainside above Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road on April 7. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observe                                The residents of two Sunnybrae properties will be permitted to return but will remain on evacuation alert until further notice. The mudslide streamed down the mountainside above Sunnybrae-Canoe Point Road on April 7. - Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
Kaedan Rosman, a Grade 6 student at Shuswap Middle School, wrote a poem that placed second in the Meaning of Home contest to benefit Habitat for Humanity. -Image credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer

Student’s poem pays off for charity

Kaedan Rosman, 11, wins a $5,000 contribution to Habitat for Humanity in Kelowna

Kaedan Rosman, a Grade 6 student at Shuswap Middle School, wrote a poem that placed second in the Meaning of Home contest to benefit Habitat for Humanity. -Image credit: Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer
RCMP investigation. –Image credit: file photo

Man jumps out of moving vehicle

The Alberta man has been spoken to by police but, due to his injuries, has not been able to convey information.

RCMP investigation. –Image credit: file photo
Worth the wait: Cheryl Peterson, Cody Spencer, Kim Fulton, Teena Billey, Teri Ross and Chantelle Prentice were some of the parents who waited outside in years past in order to register their children in the French Immersion program. After a two-year hiatus, the line-up system will return this April.                                -Image credit: File photo

French Immersion line-up to return

The number of parents wanting their child in the program exceeds the number of available spaces.

Worth the wait: Cheryl Peterson, Cody Spencer, Kim Fulton, Teena Billey, Teri Ross and Chantelle Prentice were some of the parents who waited outside in years past in order to register their children in the French Immersion program. After a two-year hiatus, the line-up system will return this April.                                -Image credit: File photo
Salmon Arm Observer/Shuswap Market News publisher Rick Proznick welcomes former Lakeshore News publisher Jeff Morrison to the team after the newspapers are being merged into one Friday edition of the Shuswap Market News. The Salmon Arm Observer will continue to publish on Wednesday as usual.                                -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Shuswap newspapers to amlagamate

The Lakeshore News will be merged with the Shuswap Market News as of March 24.

Salmon Arm Observer/Shuswap Market News publisher Rick Proznick welcomes former Lakeshore News publisher Jeff Morrison to the team after the newspapers are being merged into one Friday edition of the Shuswap Market News. The Salmon Arm Observer will continue to publish on Wednesday as usual.                                -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer