Salmon Arm

The BC Coroners Service is investigating a motor-vehicle collision on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm that left two dead on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (File photo)

Two killed in Highway 1 collision near Salmon Arm

BC Coroners Service investigating

 

Firefighters were called to Shuswap Lake General Hospital Friday night, Sept. 23 to respond to a fire on Level 2 of the building, which the sprinkler system extinguished. Two patients were assessed for smoke inhalation. (File photo)

Damage from fire at Shuswap Lake General Hospital described as minor

Nineteen patients moved temporarily, firefighters pleased sprinkler system did its job

 

Thought to be Sam Kee, circa 1909 - 1914. <em>Image courtesy the Denis Marshall Collection in the archives at R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum. </em>

Historical whodunit: Tale of foul play part of Salmon Arm cemetery tour

Tour planned for old section of Mt. Ida Cemetery

  • Sep 21, 2022

 

Vandalism at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds has been an ongoing and costly concern for the Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Society. (Brian Bannister photo)

Salmon Arm Fair soured by destruction of fencing, expense of ongoing damage and vandalism

‘Every event is another $1,000 to replace windows, doors and other broken things.’

  • Sep 20, 2022
Vandalism at the Salmon Arm Fairgrounds has been an ongoing and costly concern for the Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Society. (Brian Bannister photo)
The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

This Week in the OK: Top headlines from across the region

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

The Scoop. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
North Shuswap Brandi Hansen said she was disheartened to find dozens of severed, declawed bear paws dumped in a culvert alongside a North Shuswap road on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Contributed)

Severed bear paws found along North Shuswap forest road linked to taxidermy business

Conservation Officer Service says paws ‘inadvertently fell out of the back of the individual’s truck’

North Shuswap Brandi Hansen said she was disheartened to find dozens of severed, declawed bear paws dumped in a culvert alongside a North Shuswap road on Sunday, May 23, 2021. (Contributed)
(BC Bike Race/ Submitted)

BC Bike Race celebrates the ‘O.G. vibes’ of mountain biking in the Okanagan

Some of the world’s best riders to race on some of the world’s best trails

(BC Bike Race/ Submitted)
A job action by transit workers in Vernon and Salmon Arm will see drivers forego wearing their uniforms while handing out pamphlets. (File photo)

Salmon Arm, Vernon transit workers’ job action won’t affect riders, for now

The transit workers will not be wearing uniforms to highlight wage gap, lack of pension

A job action by transit workers in Vernon and Salmon Arm will see drivers forego wearing their uniforms while handing out pamphlets. (File photo)
The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)

North Okanagan transit workers serve strike notice

Pension plan sought as employer asked to close the gap between Kelowna and Kamloops

The policy change impacts all routes and service in the Kelowna Regional Transit System, route 90 between UBC Okanagan and Vernon, and route 70 between Penticton and Kelowna. (Contributed/BC Transit)
Shiean Black Kettle was last seen in Vernon area in August; she may have travelled to Quesnel or Prince George. (Salmon Arm RCMP image)

Salmon Arm RCMP would like public’s help locating missing woman

Friends and family say it is out of character for Shiean Black Kettle to be gone for so long

Shiean Black Kettle was last seen in Vernon area in August; she may have travelled to Quesnel or Prince George. (Salmon Arm RCMP image)
The last segment of the the Combined Timed Activity or CTA on Aug. 30 for the four fire halls which make up the Salmon Arm Fire Department included firing a hose in order to knock a cone off a bucket. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm firefighters hone skills, race other halls, do ‘incredible job’

Fire Chief Brad Shirley compliments everyone who took part in timed skills contest

The last segment of the the Combined Timed Activity or CTA on Aug. 30 for the four fire halls which make up the Salmon Arm Fire Department included firing a hose in order to knock a cone off a bucket. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Nominations closed for municipal, regional district and board of education positions at 4 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2022. (File photo)

Three-way race set for mayor in Salmon Arm, five-way in Sicamous

Some candidates will be acclaimed in the regional district and board of education races

Nominations closed for municipal, regional district and board of education positions at 4 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2022. (File photo)
Flags were lowered to half mast at Salmon Arm city hall Thursday morning, Sept. 8, following news that Queen Elizabeth II had died. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap residents pay respect, share memories of Queen Elizabeth II

‘You cannot replace Queen Elizabeth. She was one of a kind’

Flags were lowered to half mast at Salmon Arm city hall Thursday morning, Sept. 8, following news that Queen Elizabeth II had died. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A large police presence showed up at a residence on 8th Avenue NE in Salmon Arm on Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Man wanted in connection with Ranchero shooting arrested in Salmon Arm neighbourhood

RCMP said man taken into custody on warrants from Salmon Arm and North Okanagan

A large police presence showed up at a residence on 8th Avenue NE in Salmon Arm on Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A large police presence showed up at a residence on 8th Avenue NE in Salmon Arm on Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Video of suspicious activity prompts large RCMP presence at Salmon Arm residence

Neighbour was informed police were after person involved in shooting

A large police presence showed up at a residence on 8th Avenue NE in Salmon Arm on Tuesday morning, Sept. 6, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Electronics specialist Jordan Adair finishes fixing a lamp for Cathy MacArthur at the Repair Cafe held in Salmon Arm on Saturday, Aug. 27. Adair said he was surprised by how busy it was. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Over the moon’: Repairing instead of discarding delights Shuswap residents

First of six Repair Cafes met with enthusiasm in Salmon Arm

Electronics specialist Jordan Adair finishes fixing a lamp for Cathy MacArthur at the Repair Cafe held in Salmon Arm on Saturday, Aug. 27. Adair said he was surprised by how busy it was. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Braby Motors co-owner Chris Davis says the dealership has been lucky with inventory. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Pandemic causes inventory shortage for Shuswap car dealers

The supply chains will be ‘cramped for a while yet’

  • Aug 30, 2022
Braby Motors co-owner Chris Davis says the dealership has been lucky with inventory. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Shuswap Bird of Prey Services owner Mandy McDiarmid holds one of the Harris hawks she works with. (Romer photography)

Longtime love of birds leads to creation of Shuswap Bird of Prey

Mandy McDiarmid provides falconry based wildlife management services

  • Aug 29, 2022
Shuswap Bird of Prey Services owner Mandy McDiarmid holds one of the Harris hawks she works with. (Romer photography)
Kal Tire’s Ryan Paulson (left) presents the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl to UBC Thunderbirds captains Manu Giovanni (from left), Kyle Samson, Gavin Coakes and Ryan Baker after the T-Birds defeated the Calgary Dinos 28-10 in the first Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game played in the North Okanagan at Greater Vernon Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Darren Hove photo)

PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds win historic football game in Vernon

UBC defeats Calgary Dinos 28-7 in first Canadian U-Sports exhibition game played in North Okanagan

Kal Tire’s Ryan Paulson (left) presents the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl to UBC Thunderbirds captains Manu Giovanni (from left), Kyle Samson, Gavin Coakes and Ryan Baker after the T-Birds defeated the Calgary Dinos 28-10 in the first Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game played in the North Okanagan at Greater Vernon Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Darren Hove photo)
Chase RCMP detachment. (File photo)

Driver frighted by pursuer after ‘common driving error’ on Highway 1 near Chase

Drivers reported each other to police before ending up at detachment

  • Aug 24, 2022
Chase RCMP detachment. (File photo)
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