Salmon Arm

Rock scaling work continues along the Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail near Sicamous. (CSRD photo)

Boaters on Mara Lake asked to stay clear of rail trail near Sicamous during construction

Shuswap North Okanagan Rail Trail closed to the public

 

Bid Group Salmon Arm branch staff, including manager Wilf Rischmueller and assistant manager Jason Rischmueller (front right), have been celebrating a workplace milestone: 2,000 consecutive work days without time lost to injury. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Bid Group’s Salmon Arm branch celebrating 2,000 days without time lost to injuries

‘It’s extremely unheard of to have this many safety days in our industry…’

 

Shuswap Immigrant Services Society needs assistance finding housing for newcomers facing roadblocks to adequate accommodation. (Black Press Media file photo)

New immigrants to Salmon Arm reportedly face fewer open doors to housing

Shuswap Immigrant Services Society could use help with variety of accommodation needed

 

A Salmon Arm resident would like to see a small breed off-leash dog park in the city. (Photo contributed)

Resident urges Salmon Arm council to create a dog park for small breeds

‘Our small dogs are missing out on much needed socialization and exercise’

A Salmon Arm resident would like to see a small breed off-leash dog park in the city. (Photo contributed)
The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm’s Winston Lee-Hai and Hazel Nevrkla receive help with promoting the club’s Double your Donation June campaign from Mayor Alan Harrison. (Photo contributed)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm Rotary Club looks to double donations to pair of non-profits

Money will got to SAFE Society and Second Harvest Food Bank

The Rotary Club of Salmon Arm’s Winston Lee-Hai and Hazel Nevrkla receive help with promoting the club’s Double your Donation June campaign from Mayor Alan Harrison. (Photo contributed)
Penticton resident Bonnie Quann, pictured, started a GoFundMe for Salmon Arm’s Ellen Zilkie, who found $4,000 cash on the street in Salmon Arm and didn’t have second thoughts about immediately finding the owner of the money. (Photo contributed)

GoFundMe set up to reward Salmon Arm woman for her honesty

‘She’s obviously a terrific lady with the best morals’ says organizer

Penticton resident Bonnie Quann, pictured, started a GoFundMe for Salmon Arm’s Ellen Zilkie, who found $4,000 cash on the street in Salmon Arm and didn’t have second thoughts about immediately finding the owner of the money. (Photo contributed)
Salmon Arm Economic Development Society’s Lana Fitt and Caitlin Thompson address Salmon Arm council regarding the MRDT (Municipal Regional District Tax) program in November 2022. Their 2022 MRDT Annual Performance Report was discussed at council’s May 23, 2023 meeting. (Observer file photo)

‘Best thing we ever did:’ Salmon Arm councillor thrilled with hotel tax program

Municipal & Regional District Tax Program is an up-to 3 per cent tax on short-term accommodation

Salmon Arm Economic Development Society’s Lana Fitt and Caitlin Thompson address Salmon Arm council regarding the MRDT (Municipal Regional District Tax) program in November 2022. Their 2022 MRDT Annual Performance Report was discussed at council’s May 23, 2023 meeting. (Observer file photo)
Good Lemonade Day is Saturday, June 3. (Prestige Hotels and Resorts/Contributed))

Good Lemonade Day stands with Okanagan not-for-profit

More than 35 lemonade stands will be around Kelowna on Saturday, June 3

Good Lemonade Day is Saturday, June 3. (Prestige Hotels and Resorts/Contributed))
Most members of the cast and crew of Shuswap Theatre’s Concord Floral production celebrate with a photo after winning top honours at the 2023 Ozones, the Okanagan Zone Drama Festival held May 24-26 in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap Theatre’s Concord Floral blooms at Ozones, earning Best Production honour

Other awards include Best Director, Best Ensemble and Adjudicator’s Merit Award for actor

Most members of the cast and crew of Shuswap Theatre’s Concord Floral production celebrate with a photo after winning top honours at the 2023 Ozones, the Okanagan Zone Drama Festival held May 24-26 in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)
Vernon Snowflakes pilots fly in formation as they approach the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm. The Snowflakes will be appearing at the Shuswap Regional Airport Open House and Emergency Preparedness Expo on Sunday, June 25. (Contributed)

Celebration of airplanes and emergency responders returning to Salmon Arm airport

Shuswap Regional Airport Open House and Emergency Preparedness Expo to take place June 25

Vernon Snowflakes pilots fly in formation as they approach the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm. The Snowflakes will be appearing at the Shuswap Regional Airport Open House and Emergency Preparedness Expo on Sunday, June 25. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dashcam footage of a black Ford Bronco believed connected with a shooting. The vehicle was found with bullet holes in it on Monday, May 29, 2023. (File photo)

Man suffering gunshot wounds at Salmon Arm hospital triggers police investigation

RCMP ask public for dash-cam footage of black Ford Bronco later found with bullet holes

Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dashcam footage of a black Ford Bronco believed connected with a shooting. The vehicle was found with bullet holes in it on Monday, May 29, 2023. (File photo)
PMA karate students Hudson Wood (Sicamous) and Cyrus Piccini (Salmon Arm) compete at the Shuswap Open Martial Arts Tournament held Saturday, May 27 at the SASCU Recreation Centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap Open Martial Arts Tournament draws more than 100 competitors

Twenty Shuswap PMA Karate students qualify for upcoming world championships

PMA karate students Hudson Wood (Sicamous) and Cyrus Piccini (Salmon Arm) compete at the Shuswap Open Martial Arts Tournament held Saturday, May 27 at the SASCU Recreation Centre. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
This 2012 Forest River Lexington RV was stolen from Braby Motors in Salmon Arm on Sunday, May 28, 2023. (Braby Motors photo)

Salmon Arm dealership asks for public’s help in locating stolen RV

Vehicle stolen Sunday evening from Braby Motors

This 2012 Forest River Lexington RV was stolen from Braby Motors in Salmon Arm on Sunday, May 28, 2023. (Braby Motors photo)
Interior Health has announced upgrades and a temporary closure of the Shuswap Outpatient Collection Lab from June 5 to 9, 2023. (File photo)

Shuswap outpatient lab to close for 5 days to accommodate change to new space

Hospital in Salmon Arm will accommodate patients with urgent bloodwork

Interior Health has announced upgrades and a temporary closure of the Shuswap Outpatient Collection Lab from June 5 to 9, 2023. (File photo)
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Property crimes in Salmon Arm have risen in the first three months of 2023 over the same period in 2022, reports Staff Sgt. Scott West, although break and enters remain static and relatively low. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘It’s a safe community’: Salmon Arm RCMP emphasize crime stats show citizens not in danger

Property crimes rise in first three months of 2023 while break and enters remain relatively low

Property crimes in Salmon Arm have risen in the first three months of 2023 over the same period in 2022, reports Staff Sgt. Scott West, although break and enters remain static and relatively low. (Black Press Media file photo)
Entrance to the 4th floor of Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm where the Intensive Care Unit is located. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Provision of critical care at Salmon Arm hospital in jeopardy, doctor warns

Head of internal medicine takes concerns to council, says surgery, emergency could also be affected

Entrance to the 4th floor of Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm where the Intensive Care Unit is located. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Celebrated Shuswap author Gail Anderson-Dargatz at the Mall at Piccadilly on Saturday, May 20 signing copies of her latest novel, The Almost Widow, which has already hit both the Canadian independent bookstores’ bestseller list and the Globe and Mail bestselling Canadian Fiction list. (Rebecca Willson-Salmon Arm Observer)

Acclaimed Shuswap author’s new page-turner follows grief deep into the wilderness

Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s The Almost Widow has already made its way onto bestseller lists

Celebrated Shuswap author Gail Anderson-Dargatz at the Mall at Piccadilly on Saturday, May 20 signing copies of her latest novel, The Almost Widow, which has already hit both the Canadian independent bookstores’ bestseller list and the Globe and Mail bestselling Canadian Fiction list. (Rebecca Willson-Salmon Arm Observer)
A Salmon Arm woman has taken Interior Health and a surgeon to court after a lab mix-up allegedly caused her cancer diagnosis to be delayed by eight months, according to a notice of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court May 15, 2023. (Morning Star file photo)

Salmon Arm woman suing Interior Health over delay in cancer diagnosis

The woman claims a lab mix-up caused her diagnosis to be delayed by eight months

A Salmon Arm woman has taken Interior Health and a surgeon to court after a lab mix-up allegedly caused her cancer diagnosis to be delayed by eight months, according to a notice of claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court May 15, 2023. (Morning Star file photo)
Ellen Zilkie holds the card she received from a stranger after she found $4,000 cash on the street in Salmon Arm on May 12 and returned it to the bank where a customer came looking for it. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘I’d never held $4,000 before:’ Salmon Arm citizen doesn’t hesitate to find owner of $100 bills

Cash found on street by woman who typically works several jobs, lives on low income

Ellen Zilkie holds the card she received from a stranger after she found $4,000 cash on the street in Salmon Arm on May 12 and returned it to the bank where a customer came looking for it. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)