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Greg Sebell will be playing two shows in Salmon Arm at the Salmon Arm Secondary Theatre on Feb. 18. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the matinee and at 7:30 for the evening show. -Photo contributed.

Sebell hosts homecoming concerts

Greg Sebell will play two shows Feb. 18 in Salmon Arm

Greg Sebell will be playing two shows in Salmon Arm at the Salmon Arm Secondary Theatre on Feb. 18. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the matinee and at 7:30 for the evening show. -Photo contributed.
Breakout star of Roots & Blues returns to warm hearts on Valentine’s Day

Breakout star of Roots & Blues returns to warm hearts on Valentine’s Day

Irish Mythen to play Salmon Arm on Feb. 14.

Breakout star of Roots & Blues returns to warm hearts on Valentine’s Day
Barb Brouwer photo                                Left: Leifen Mitchell-Banks poses with some of his larger works on display at Salmon Arm Secondary.

Drawings connect autistic student with the world

Leifen Mitchell-Banks creates colourful cartoon characters at Salmon Arm Secondary.

Barb Brouwer photo                                Left: Leifen Mitchell-Banks poses with some of his larger works on display at Salmon Arm Secondary.
Crowds enjoy the show on the Main Stage at the 2017 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. Observer file photo.

It’s all in the black for Roots & Blues

While they didn’t rake in the dough, the 2017 event made a modest profit

Crowds enjoy the show on the Main Stage at the 2017 Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival. Observer file photo.
SD83 District Principal of Aboriginal Education Irene LaBoucane (left), Neskonlith elder Louis Thomas and poet Wendy Morton look at one of the books created through the Elder Project: A Way Toward Knowledge. -Barb Brouwer photo

Poetry collection preserves Indigenous knowledge

B.C. author collaborates with Shuswap students, First Nations elders

SD83 District Principal of Aboriginal Education Irene LaBoucane (left), Neskonlith elder Louis Thomas and poet Wendy Morton look at one of the books created through the Elder Project: A Way Toward Knowledge. -Barb Brouwer photo
Swarms of small black flies have been filling the air and bugging people in the Shuswap.-image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Masses of midges and aphids are causing a stir

A swarm of little black bugs are buzzing around the B.C. Interior this year

Swarms of small black flies have been filling the air and bugging people in the Shuswap.-image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
Several residents were evacuated and police have cordoned off an area of 16th Street and 11th Avenue. Image credit. Tracy Hughes NE.                                Police have taken one man into custody in a situation they described as very dangerous.-Image credit. Photo contributed

UPDATE: Standoff ends with one arrest

Members of RCMP Emergency Response Team still on scene

Several residents were evacuated and police have cordoned off an area of 16th Street and 11th Avenue. Image credit. Tracy Hughes NE.                                Police have taken one man into custody in a situation they described as very dangerous.-Image credit. Photo contributed