Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm Crushing, based in Merritt, has been working alongside other companies repairing damage caused by recent flooding and debris flows along the Coquihalla Highway corridor. (Contributed)

Power of water: Salmon Arm Crushing part of massive effort to restore Coquihalla

Manager Simon Rizzardo working on highway while on evacuation from his own Merritt home

 

A still from security camera footage shows a man making a rude hand gesture towards a Salmon Arm Pizza Hut employee during an exchange in which racist comments were allegedly made towards the restaurant’s staff Monday night, Nov. 29, 2021. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm Pizza Hut employee shaken after being target of racist comments

RCMP say a Kelowna resident was advised not to return to the business

 

The annual United Against Violence Against Women Candlelight Vigil will take place Monday, Dec. 6 at both the Vernon and Salmon Arm campuses of Okanagan College. (Image contributed)

Vigils in Salmon Arm, Vernon to remember women killed in Montreal massacre

Okanagan College candlelight vigils to raise awareness of all murdered and missing women

 

Tracy Edwards, facility manager of the Zest Commercial Food Hub in Salmon Arm. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm’s Zest opens doors for food innovation and production

Commercial kitchen, classroom among offerings at Zest Commercial Food Hub

Tracy Edwards, facility manager of the Zest Commercial Food Hub in Salmon Arm. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
City of Salmon Arm questioned on whether the proposed expansion of the sewage treatment plant would withstand flooding. (File photo)

Resident questions Salmon Arm council after Merritt’s sewage treatment plant floods

City staff express confidence in plans and proposed location for Salmon Arm plant expansion

City of Salmon Arm questioned on whether the proposed expansion of the sewage treatment plant would withstand flooding. (File photo)
The City of Salmon Arm recently informed residents that metered utility bills may be delayed due to the recent flood damage to B.C. highways. Though the bills were mailed out on Nov. 12, city staff explained Canada Post sends mail to the Lower Mainland for processing. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The City of Salmon Arm recently informed residents that metered utility bills may be delayed due to the recent flood damage to B.C. highways. Though the bills were mailed out on Nov. 12, city staff explained Canada Post sends mail to the Lower Mainland for processing. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
This photo was taken along the Lougheed Highway - Highway 7, between Mission/Agaissz and Hope on Nov. 14 as Phaedra and Ivan Idzan were travelling past on their way out of Hope after being stranded there for three days. (Contributed)

Hope and faith: Salmon Arm couple get home safely with appreciation for community spirit

Harrowing journey sparks thoughts on future travel, decentralization and kindness of human beings

This photo was taken along the Lougheed Highway - Highway 7, between Mission/Agaissz and Hope on Nov. 14 as Phaedra and Ivan Idzan were travelling past on their way out of Hope after being stranded there for three days. (Contributed)
Hillcrest Elementary Grade 5 students and music teacher Brook Roberts, left, perform a cover of the Hawksley Workman song, Safe and Sound, for their video entry to this year’s CBC Music Class Challenge on Nov. 10, 2021. (Hillcrest Elementary image)

Salmon Arm school’s music video receives love from indie rocker Hawksley Workman

Hillcrest Elementary releases entry to CBC Music Class Challenge

Hillcrest Elementary Grade 5 students and music teacher Brook Roberts, left, perform a cover of the Hawksley Workman song, Safe and Sound, for their video entry to this year’s CBC Music Class Challenge on Nov. 10, 2021. (Hillcrest Elementary image)
Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating multiple reported break and enters, including one on Nov. 22, 2021, in which liquor was reported stolen from a business on 30th Street. NE. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP recover stolen trailer, motorcycle before owner knows they’re missing

Police respond to multiple reports of break and enter over past week

Salmon Arm RCMP are investigating multiple reported break and enters, including one on Nov. 22, 2021, in which liquor was reported stolen from a business on 30th Street. NE. (File photo)
From left back, River Steel, Jazz Lavallee and Janette Klausen; front, Virgil Moar and Vernon Dustyhorn, with motorhome Big Bertha in the background, stop on Nov. 15 at the Mall at Piccadilly in Salmon Arm on Day 76 of their ‘215+ I Wanna Come Home’ walk from Winnipeg to the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Winnipeg walker stops in Salmon Arm on journey to Kamloops with tiny moccasins

Woman’s own feet provide signal she can’t ignore before embarking on ‘215+ I Wanna Come Home’ walk

From left back, River Steel, Jazz Lavallee and Janette Klausen; front, Virgil Moar and Vernon Dustyhorn, with motorhome Big Bertha in the background, stop on Nov. 15 at the Mall at Piccadilly in Salmon Arm on Day 76 of their ‘215+ I Wanna Come Home’ walk from Winnipeg to the Kamloops Indian Residential School. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
With road access to the Lower Mainland shut off due to flooding and debris flows, Jake Dewitt of Sicamous’ D Dutchmen Dairy said they’ve had to increase production to meet a spike in demand that has resulted in dairy aisles being cleared out at local grocery stores. (D Dutchmen Dairy/Facebook photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap dairies, farmers grapple shortages, impact of highway closures

Sicamous’ D Dutchmen Dairy increases production in response to demand

With road access to the Lower Mainland shut off due to flooding and debris flows, Jake Dewitt of Sicamous’ D Dutchmen Dairy said they’ve had to increase production to meet a spike in demand that has resulted in dairy aisles being cleared out at local grocery stores. (D Dutchmen Dairy/Facebook photo)
Evacuees from Merritt, Terry Crandell and Jessica Price, said Nov. 17 they were shaken and stressed but appreciate the help they’ve received from Salmon Arm’s Emergency Operations Centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Evacuees from Merritt shaken, stressed, but grateful for support in Salmon Arm

Residents estimate one-quarter of town under water but optimism for future not dampened

Evacuees from Merritt, Terry Crandell and Jessica Price, said Nov. 17 they were shaken and stressed but appreciate the help they’ve received from Salmon Arm’s Emergency Operations Centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Marilyn Williams, store manager at the Salmon Arm Co-op Gas Bar, received high praise from a customer whose parents she went out of her way to assist, free of charge, on Nov. 17, 2021. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Edmonton woman overwhelmed by kindness of Salmon Arm store manager

Staff member credits her family training which emphasized helping others

Marilyn Williams, store manager at the Salmon Arm Co-op Gas Bar, received high praise from a customer whose parents she went out of her way to assist, free of charge, on Nov. 17, 2021. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Mike Hall and instructor/dance partner Heather Stranks move across the dance floor in the 2019 edition of Dancing with the Shuswap Stars held in the SASCU Rec Centre on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (Dancing with the Shuswap Stars/Kristal Burgess Photography)

Dancing with the Shuswap Stars: Win time with Rust Valley Restorers’ Mike Hall and Avery Shoaf

Catch Dancing with the Shuswap Stars live online in support of Shuswap Hospice Society on Nov. 19

Mike Hall and instructor/dance partner Heather Stranks move across the dance floor in the 2019 edition of Dancing with the Shuswap Stars held in the SASCU Rec Centre on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (Dancing with the Shuswap Stars/Kristal Burgess Photography)
A North Okanagan man was taken to the cells at the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment after a BC Highway Patrol officer found him at a local convenience store with a vehicle allegedly stolen from Vernon. (File photo)

Man arrested after Highway Patrol officer finds stolen vehicle at Salmon Arm convenience store

Officer finds firearms, suspected narcotics in vehicle reported stolen from Vernon

A North Okanagan man was taken to the cells at the Salmon Arm RCMP detachment after a BC Highway Patrol officer found him at a local convenience store with a vehicle allegedly stolen from Vernon. (File photo)
A man who appeared in Salmon Arm Court Nov. 9, 2021 is faces charges of possession of child pornography and breaching conditions of his release by having more than one ‘mobile communication device.’ (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Man charged with possessing child porn in Salmon Arm also facing voyeurism charge in Burnaby

Incident in Salmon Arm alleged to have taken place in 2020, alleged offence in Burnaby from 2018

A man who appeared in Salmon Arm Court Nov. 9, 2021 is faces charges of possession of child pornography and breaching conditions of his release by having more than one ‘mobile communication device.’ (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
A Salmon Arm man settled with the BC Securities Commission before his hearing was to begin. (File photo) (Stock photo)

Salmon Arm man agrees to $50,000 settlement with BC Securities Commission

Settlement includes a 12-year ban from trading or buying securities except accounts in his own name

A Salmon Arm man settled with the BC Securities Commission before his hearing was to begin. (File photo) (Stock photo)
Phaedra and Ivan Idzan from Salmon Arm found themselves stranded from highway closures due to floods at the Silver Creek Travel Centre in Hope on Monday, Nov. 15 after heading from Salmon Arm towards Vancouver Island about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. (Idzan image)

Salmon Arm couple stays hopeful while stranded in Hope

Phaedra and Ivan Idzan remain stuck but grateful after escaping harm

Phaedra and Ivan Idzan from Salmon Arm found themselves stranded from highway closures due to floods at the Silver Creek Travel Centre in Hope on Monday, Nov. 15 after heading from Salmon Arm towards Vancouver Island about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. (Idzan image)
DriveBC reports flooding on Highway 97A south of Sicamous has reduced traffic flow to single lane, alternating. (Jessica Steel/Facebook photo)

Flooding delays traffic on Highway 97A near Sicamous

Traffic reduced to single lane, alternating in Two Mile

DriveBC reports flooding on Highway 97A south of Sicamous has reduced traffic flow to single lane, alternating. (Jessica Steel/Facebook photo)
Stephen Ingle works on a shot with Bastion Elementary music students at the piano beneath the giant treble clef for the school’s video entry in the CBC Music Class Challenge on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (File photo)

Community support helps former Salmon Arm ‘bad guy’ wrestler clutch career behind the lens

Stephen Ingle, aka Shotgun Stevens, transitions from flying elbows to full-time videographer

Stephen Ingle works on a shot with Bastion Elementary music students at the piano beneath the giant treble clef for the school’s video entry in the CBC Music Class Challenge on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (File photo)