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One of the semi-trucks involved in the crash. (Facebook)

Semi drivers taken to hospital after head-on crash on Highway 1 east of Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm RCMP investigating May 18 collision

One of the semi-trucks involved in the crash. (Facebook)
Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Mountain bike riders conquer Salmon Arm trails for Salty Dog Enduro

More than 400 riders take part in six-hour endurance competition

Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A post shared on Facebook helped Sicamous RCMP recover several plants stolen from Beach Chik/Island Time on Main Street. (File photo)

Palm plants pilfered from Sicamous business seized in Salmon Arm

Social media post helps RCMP acquire name of suspect

A post shared on Facebook helped Sicamous RCMP recover several plants stolen from Beach Chik/Island Time on Main Street. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dash cam or surveillance video footage that may assist with a sexual assault investigation. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP seek suspect after three women reportedly groped by masked man

Incident occurred May 12 near 30th Street NE and 9th Avenue NE intersection

Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dash cam or surveillance video footage that may assist with a sexual assault investigation. (File photo)
Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The price per litre of regular gas was over the $2 mark at this Salmon Arm gas station on Tuesday morning, May 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Gas prices surpass $2 per litre in Salmon Arm, highest in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Costs at the pump continue to rise as oil companies report billions in profits

The price per litre of regular gas was over the $2 mark at this Salmon Arm gas station on Tuesday morning, May 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Jordan Barin of Salmon Arm’s Bulldog’s Boxing dodges a blow while connecting with the chin of opponent Tyson Chamberlain, of the Kamloops Boxing Academy, in a novice elite bout. Barin dominated the fight and was declared the winner during the Hit2Fit fundraising event at the SASCU Recreation Centre on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm boxers go the distance for fundraiser

Hit2Fit charity event held Saturday evening at SASCU Recreation Centre

Jordan Barin of Salmon Arm’s Bulldog’s Boxing dodges a blow while connecting with the chin of opponent Tyson Chamberlain, of the Kamloops Boxing Academy, in a novice elite bout. Barin dominated the fight and was declared the winner during the Hit2Fit fundraising event at the SASCU Recreation Centre on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Characters from a galaxy far, far away wave and blast their way along Parksville Street during the Sicamous Canada Day parade on July 1, 2020. (File photo)
Characters from a galaxy far, far away wave and blast their way along Parksville Street during the Sicamous Canada Day parade on July 1, 2020. (File photo)
An evacuation alert was issued for residents of the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park on Thursday morning, May 5, 2022. (CSRD map)
An evacuation alert was issued for residents of the Sicamous Creek Mobile Home Park on Thursday morning, May 5, 2022. (CSRD map)
Chelsea Bowman and son Odin. (Contributed)

‘I just started crying’: Sicamous Legion helps mom with fundraising for autistic son

Chelsea Bowman grateful for support from legion and community

Chelsea Bowman and son Odin. (Contributed)
Chelsea Bowman and son Odin. (Contributed)

‘I just started crying’: Sicamous Legion helps mom with fundraising for autistic son

Chelsea Bowman grateful for support from legion and community

Chelsea Bowman and son Odin. (Contributed)
BC Wildfire Service personnel continue to work on the Horseshoe Bay wildfire near Anglemont, which grew Sunday, May 1, from 15.7 to 18.5 hectares. (Allen Douglas/Twitter)

UPDATE: Crews get a hold on blaze burning for 5 days in North Shuswap

BC Wildfire Service plans to add personnel to firefighting effort

BC Wildfire Service personnel continue to work on the Horseshoe Bay wildfire near Anglemont, which grew Sunday, May 1, from 15.7 to 18.5 hectares. (Allen Douglas/Twitter)
North Shuswap firefighters respond to a blaze near St. Ives on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Sean Coubrough/Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)

UPDATE: BC Wildfire Service updates size of North Shuswap wildfire to 15 hectares

Anglemont firefighters assisting BC Wildfire Service crew in attacking blaze

North Shuswap firefighters respond to a blaze near St. Ives on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Sean Coubrough/Columbia Shuswap Regional District photo)
After 40 years of working for Canadian Tire – 10 in Kamloops and 30 in Salmon Arm – Gary Best, aka Mr. Canadian Tire, is retiring. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm’s ‘Mr. Canadian Tire’ ready to retire

Gary Best has worked with the company for 40 years, 30 at the Salmon Arm store

After 40 years of working for Canadian Tire – 10 in Kamloops and 30 in Salmon Arm – Gary Best, aka Mr. Canadian Tire, is retiring. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
RCMP are hoping someone might be able to identify this dog after police found it near a burnt vehicle containing the body of an unknown person near Skmana Lake on April 22, 2022. (RCMP photo)

RCMP investigating after body found in burnt vehicle abandoned in the Shuswap

Police hoping someone might recognize dog found near vehicle

RCMP are hoping someone might be able to identify this dog after police found it near a burnt vehicle containing the body of an unknown person near Skmana Lake on April 22, 2022. (RCMP photo)
Ian and Holly Gray of Salmon Arm are the new owners of the Shark Shack, set to reopen on June 17. (The Shark Shack/Facebook photo)

Salmon Arm family, including pet dog, take ownership of iconic floating Shuswap eatery

Ian and Holly Gray reopening the Shark Shack in June

Ian and Holly Gray of Salmon Arm are the new owners of the Shark Shack, set to reopen on June 17. (The Shark Shack/Facebook photo)
Sicamous’ Main Street is lined with bikes during the 2018 Summer Stomp Show and Shine. There are no Main Street events proposed with the Son of Stomp event being planned for Sicamous’ dog park on July 15/16. (File photo)

‘Bikes, babes & beer’: Sicamous council puts foot down over planned Son of Stomp event

‘So they’re just looking for a big place to drink beer and camp. Let’s call it what it is’

Sicamous’ Main Street is lined with bikes during the 2018 Summer Stomp Show and Shine. There are no Main Street events proposed with the Son of Stomp event being planned for Sicamous’ dog park on July 15/16. (File photo)
The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)

Sicamous council speaks out against proposed federal luxury tax on new boats

Tax would apply to new boats over $250,000, cars and aircraft over $100,000

The District of Sicamous will be drafting a letter to the federal government in opposition to a proposed luxury tax on cars, aircraft and boats. (Scottslm/Pixabay photo)
Direct Drive Driver Training owner/instructor Lisa Bennett was with a student when her vehicle’s rear dash cam captured footage of a man on rollerblades falling from the sidewalk into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm. The driver of the oncoming vehicle was able to stop without hitting the man. (Lisa Bennett photo)

Motorists urged to watch for hazards after rollerblader falls onto Highway 1 in Salmon Arm

‘Imagine that this was a semi coming through… it would not have been able to stop in time’

Direct Drive Driver Training owner/instructor Lisa Bennett was with a student when her vehicle’s rear dash cam captured footage of a man on rollerblades falling from the sidewalk into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm. The driver of the oncoming vehicle was able to stop without hitting the man. (Lisa Bennett photo)
Issac Riep of Canmore, Alta. finds the wooden track more difficult than it looks as he rides one of the bikes from the Shuswap Children’s Association’s toy library around it during the 2019 Salty Street Fest. (File photo)

Shuswap organizers gearing up for 20th anniversary of Salty Dog Enduro

Salty Dog Street Fest in Salmon Arm to offer more activities to complement cycling extravaganza

Issac Riep of Canmore, Alta. finds the wooden track more difficult than it looks as he rides one of the bikes from the Shuswap Children’s Association’s toy library around it during the 2019 Salty Street Fest. (File photo)