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A boat is cleaned off at one of B.C.’s watercraft inspection stations. So far this season, 10 watercraft carrying invasive mussels have been intercepted at provincial inspection stations run by the Conservation Officer Service. (Contributed)

Mussel risk reminder issued in Shuswap after invasive species intercepted at inspection sites

10 mussel-fouled watercraft stopped so far this season in B.C.

A boat is cleaned off at one of B.C.’s watercraft inspection stations. So far this season, 10 watercraft carrying invasive mussels have been intercepted at provincial inspection stations run by the Conservation Officer Service. (Contributed)
Stabbing of 30-year-old man in South Shuswap believed targeted

Stabbing of 30-year-old man in South Shuswap believed targeted

RCMP seeking witnesses to Aug. 16 assault in Blind Bay believed to have occurred near car wash

Stabbing of 30-year-old man in South Shuswap believed targeted
A wildfire, estimated at four hectares in size, was discovered burning northeast of Craigellachie on Aug. 16, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Wildfire burning near Craigellachie off of Highway 1

Blaze estimated at four hectares, BC Wildfire Service personnel on site

A wildfire, estimated at four hectares in size, was discovered burning northeast of Craigellachie on Aug. 16, 2020. (BC Wildfire Service image)
A masked Vivian and Duncan Morris share a selfie in Thailand, where they remained for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Out of quarantine: Salmon Arm residents back in Canada compare COVID-19 response

Travellers find pushback on mask use not as prevalent overseas as at home

A masked Vivian and Duncan Morris share a selfie in Thailand, where they remained for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
The Shuswap Watershed Council has released its 2019 water quality report. (Mike Simpson photo)

Algae bloom highlights nutrient concerns in Shuswap water quality report

Shuswap Watershed Council releases 2019 water quality report

The Shuswap Watershed Council has released its 2019 water quality report. (Mike Simpson photo)
The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak and best viewed during the nights of Aug. 11 and 12. (File photo)

Perseid meteor shower at peak on Aug. 11 and 12

Find place away from city lights for optimal viewing

The Perseid meteor shower will be at its peak and best viewed during the nights of Aug. 11 and 12. (File photo)
Bystanders were shocked by a man screaming profanities at the staff of the Chinese Garden Restaurant in Blind Bay on Aug. 7, 2020. (Amanda Toms/Facebook)

Bad behaviour at B.C. restaurants ignites campaign calling for respect

“If you can’t follow the rules, then stay home,” says BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association

Bystanders were shocked by a man screaming profanities at the staff of the Chinese Garden Restaurant in Blind Bay on Aug. 7, 2020. (Amanda Toms/Facebook)
Deanna Larocque, photographed while out on a hike with two of her dogs, Wyatt and Sulley, is a Sicamous-based certified clinical pet nutritionist who is excited to be part of the August edition of Pet Connection: Canada’s Natural Health Magazine for Pets. (Contributed)

Shuswap pet nutritionist, raw diet advocate to be featured in national magazine

Sicamous-based Deanna Larocque building reputation for canine support

Deanna Larocque, photographed while out on a hike with two of her dogs, Wyatt and Sulley, is a Sicamous-based certified clinical pet nutritionist who is excited to be part of the August edition of Pet Connection: Canada’s Natural Health Magazine for Pets. (Contributed)
Deanna Larocque, photographed while out on a hike with two of her dogs, Wyatt and Sulley, is Sicamous-based certified clinical pet nutritionist who is excited to be part of the August edition of Pet Connection: Canada’s Natural Health Magazine for Pets. (Contributed)

Shuswap pet nutritionist and raw diet advocate to be in national magazine

Sicamous’s Deanna Larocque building reputation for canine support

Deanna Larocque, photographed while out on a hike with two of her dogs, Wyatt and Sulley, is Sicamous-based certified clinical pet nutritionist who is excited to be part of the August edition of Pet Connection: Canada’s Natural Health Magazine for Pets. (Contributed)
The City of Salmon Arm released a statement encouraging the use of facial coverings in public spaces where maintaining a minimum distance of two metres may be a challenge. (File photo)

Salmon Arm resident disheartened by lack of masked faces in public spaces

City issues statement encouraging use of protective facial coverings

The City of Salmon Arm released a statement encouraging the use of facial coverings in public spaces where maintaining a minimum distance of two metres may be a challenge. (File photo)
Snapshot: Seven-year-old boy recognized for rescue on Shuswap Lake

Snapshot: Seven-year-old boy recognized for rescue on Shuswap Lake

Sicamous RCMP present Cody Krabbendam with certificate for bravery

Snapshot: Seven-year-old boy recognized for rescue on Shuswap Lake
Carly Marchand-Jones works with one of her horses at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the film Unreined by Erin Parks. (Erin Parks image)

Films raise awareness of Salmon Arm non-profit rescuing horses from slaughter

Public votes for video could benefit Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue

Carly Marchand-Jones works with one of her horses at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the film Unreined by Erin Parks. (Erin Parks image)
A still from Golden resident Chad Willox’s dashcam footage shows a westbound semi and trailer colliding with a pickup truck before his own vehicle hit the trailer during a six-vehicle collision on Highway 1 west of Sicamous on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (Chad Willox-Facebook image)

‘Blessed to be alive’: Dashcam video captures Highway 1 collision with semi near Shuswap

Golden resident shares harrowing footage from July 15 incident

A still from Golden resident Chad Willox’s dashcam footage shows a westbound semi and trailer colliding with a pickup truck before his own vehicle hit the trailer during a six-vehicle collision on Highway 1 west of Sicamous on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (Chad Willox-Facebook image)
Adam Seward stands outside his business, Solid Urban Studio, located in Ranchero along Highway 97B. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap carpenter welcomes live music at work

Solid Urban Studio owner Adam Seward continues to expand business, realize dream

Adam Seward stands outside his business, Solid Urban Studio, located in Ranchero along Highway 97B. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Samiya Noor is thrilled to welcome the 100-plus riders with Edmonton’s Bikers Are Buddies and Bullin Enns, who visited her in Chase to offer support and raise awareness around bullying in May 2019. (File photo)

Bikers Are Buddies set up in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Non-profit motorcycle group rides to raise awareness around bullying

Samiya Noor is thrilled to welcome the 100-plus riders with Edmonton’s Bikers Are Buddies and Bullin Enns, who visited her in Chase to offer support and raise awareness around bullying in May 2019. (File photo)
Highway 1 east of Salmon Arm was temporarily closed Monday, July 13, as police responded to a report of a man pointing what was believed to have been a rifle at a passing vehicle. (File photo)

Hitchhiker with metal pipe prompts RCMP to close of Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Police respond to report of man who pointed what was believed to be a rifle at passing driver

Highway 1 east of Salmon Arm was temporarily closed Monday, July 13, as police responded to a report of a man pointing what was believed to have been a rifle at a passing vehicle. (File photo)
Prohibited driver ticketed after rollover on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Prohibited driver ticketed after rollover on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Jeep Cherokee hit rock face before rolling multiple times

Prohibited driver ticketed after rollover on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm
A Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Shuswap Station #106 crew responded to a report of a safety flare going up on Shuswap Lake near Copper Island. (File photo)

Use of safety flares prompt search on Shuswap Lake

Marine search and rescue crew finds boat unoccupied, no one in distress

A Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Shuswap Station #106 crew responded to a report of a safety flare going up on Shuswap Lake near Copper Island. (File photo)
The BC Coroners Service is investigating the death of a 39-year-old man whose body was found near a vehicle, parked along Highway 1 in Malakwa, linked to a suspicious death in Edmonton on July 11, 2020. (File photo)

Foul play not currently suspected in death of man found near Sicamous

Body found in woods near vehicle linked to Edmonton police investigation of suspicious death

The BC Coroners Service is investigating the death of a 39-year-old man whose body was found near a vehicle, parked along Highway 1 in Malakwa, linked to a suspicious death in Edmonton on July 11, 2020. (File photo)
Salmon Arm firefighters responded to a residential structure fire, a fully engulfed detached garage, at a property on on 60th Ave. NE in Canoe on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Contributed)

Garage destroyed by flames in Salmon Arm

Residential structure fire at Canoe property quickly extinguished

Salmon Arm firefighters responded to a residential structure fire, a fully engulfed detached garage, at a property on on 60th Ave. NE in Canoe on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (Contributed)