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Boaters maintain their distance during the September 2019 Shake the Lake concert in Cinnemousun Narrows. (Contributed)

Shuswap Shake the Lake concert cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Interior Health stands by province’s Gathering and Events Order

Boaters maintain their distance during the September 2019 Shake the Lake concert in Cinnemousun Narrows. (Contributed)
North Okanagan-Shuswap schools to compel mask use through kindness

North Okanagan-Shuswap schools to compel mask use through kindness

Non-compliance may result in loss of in-class instruction, bus use

North Okanagan-Shuswap schools to compel mask use through kindness
The RCMP detoured traffic along Squilax Anglemont Road through a parking lot as the investigated the scene of a serious hit and run collision on Aug. 20. (Jenn Breckenridge/Facebook)

Shuswap RCMP believe hit and run may be connected with shooting

Driver involved in North Shuswap collision may have offered help before leaving scene

The RCMP detoured traffic along Squilax Anglemont Road through a parking lot as the investigated the scene of a serious hit and run collision on Aug. 20. (Jenn Breckenridge/Facebook)
A Salmon Arm pharmacist agreed to a $25,000 and a one-year suspension following an investigation by a College of Pharmacists of B.C. Inquiry Committee. The committee considered allegations that a former Shuswap Lake General Hospital pharmacist had colluded with a local pharmacy owner in the sale of misappropriated medications. (File photo)

Salmon Arm pharmacist fined, suspended for involvement in drug sales scheme

Pharmacy owner agrees to $25,000 fine, complete ethics course for health-care professionals

A Salmon Arm pharmacist agreed to a $25,000 and a one-year suspension following an investigation by a College of Pharmacists of B.C. Inquiry Committee. The committee considered allegations that a former Shuswap Lake General Hospital pharmacist had colluded with a local pharmacy owner in the sale of misappropriated medications. (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s Visitor Information Centre sits empty on Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Visitor Information Centre closed

Facility closure follows city’s termination of contract with chamber

Salmon Arm’s Visitor Information Centre sits empty on Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Adam Meikle paints an osprey preparing its descent to pluck a rainbow trout from the waters below in a mural on the east side of the blue building at 120 Hudson Ave. NE on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Giant interactive mural brings local wildlife to downtown Salmon Arm

Artists, property owner interested in producing more public murals

Adam Meikle paints an osprey preparing its descent to pluck a rainbow trout from the waters below in a mural on the east side of the blue building at 120 Hudson Ave. NE on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Deputy Mayor Chad Eliason, Darcie Fletcher, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services Co-ordinator Sean Coubrough, Anna Dimaggio, Matt Koivisto and Jennifer Beckett are among Salmon Arm residents thinking of their Penticton neighbours as the South Okanagan city struggles with the Christie Mountain wildfire. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm residents offer words of support to Penticton during Christie Mountain wildfire

Residents empathize having shared experience of past wildfires in B.C.

Deputy Mayor Chad Eliason, Darcie Fletcher, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services Co-ordinator Sean Coubrough, Anna Dimaggio, Matt Koivisto and Jennifer Beckett are among Salmon Arm residents thinking of their Penticton neighbours as the South Okanagan city struggles with the Christie Mountain wildfire. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
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)