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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)
Eddy Johnston and Jody Boychuk, accompanied by Sophie the pug, stand in front of the sign they created for their new business location at 305 Main Street on July 1, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)

Shuswap business duo broaden downtown beach vibe

Jody Boychuk and Eddy Johnston enjoying bigger, brighter Sicamous location

Eddy Johnston and Jody Boychuk, accompanied by Sophie the pug, stand in front of the sign they created for their new business location at 305 Main Street on July 1, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)
A young Sicamous Canada Day parade-goer is awed by a colourful float filled with beloved Disney characters during the July 1, 2020 community event. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos and video: Colourful Canada Day parade rolls through Sicamous

Patriotic procession allows community to celebrate together while maintaining distance

A young Sicamous Canada Day parade-goer is awed by a colourful float filled with beloved Disney characters during the July 1, 2020 community event. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
RCMP seek two suspects in alleged armed break and enter of Salmon Arm home

RCMP seek two suspects in alleged armed break and enter of Salmon Arm home

Police say home’s occupants were bound by suspects during ordeal

RCMP seek two suspects in alleged armed break and enter of Salmon Arm home
In a notice of claim filed with the BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on June 19, Interior Health claims former Shuswap Lake General Hospital pharmacist colluded with a local pharmacy owner in the sale of misappropriated medications. (File photo)

Interior Health suing former Shuswap hospital employee, pharmacist for alleged drug sales scheme

Health authority claims Salmon Arm hospital pharmacist conspired with pharmacy owner

In a notice of claim filed with the BC Supreme Court in Salmon Arm on June 19, Interior Health claims former Shuswap Lake General Hospital pharmacist colluded with a local pharmacy owner in the sale of misappropriated medications. (File photo)
Melissa Nasby’s large felted map of Canada, featuring official animals of the nation’s provinces and territories, will be revealed at 1 p.m. on July 1 in the front window of Inclusive Arts at 81 Hudson Ave. in downtown Salmon Arm. (Contributed)                                Melissa Nasby’s large felted map of Canada, featuring official animals of the nation’s provinces and territories, will be revealed at 1 p.m. on July 1 in the front window of Inclusive Arts at 81 Hudson Avenue in downtown Salmon Arm. (Contributed)

Canada’s wildlife comes to life on Salmon Arm artist’s map of nation inspired by grandmother

Felt artist Melissa Nasby to reveal project two years in the making on Canada Day

Melissa Nasby’s large felted map of Canada, featuring official animals of the nation’s provinces and territories, will be revealed at 1 p.m. on July 1 in the front window of Inclusive Arts at 81 Hudson Ave. in downtown Salmon Arm. (Contributed)                                Melissa Nasby’s large felted map of Canada, featuring official animals of the nation’s provinces and territories, will be revealed at 1 p.m. on July 1 in the front window of Inclusive Arts at 81 Hudson Avenue in downtown Salmon Arm. (Contributed)
Three BC Emergency Health Services ground crews and an air ambulance crew responded to a report of an overturned raft on the Adams River on Monday afternoon, June 22, 2020. (File photo)

Whitewater adventurers rescued after raft capsizes on Adams River near Shuswap Lake

Shuswap whitewater rafting company owner says now is not a safe time to be on the Adams

Three BC Emergency Health Services ground crews and an air ambulance crew responded to a report of an overturned raft on the Adams River on Monday afternoon, June 22, 2020. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP responded to two separate motor-vehicle collisions on Friday, June 19, 2020. (File photo)

Salmon Arm senior ticketed for no valid driver’s licence, no insurance after collision

RCMP respond to two motor-vehicle incidents on same day

Salmon Arm RCMP responded to two separate motor-vehicle collisions on Friday, June 19, 2020. (File photo)
Pinz Tattoo owner Rob Jobe prepares for a noon appointment in his new downtown Salmon Arm location at 91 Hudson Ave. on Friday, June 19, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Open concept: Pinz Tattoo artists enjoy street view in new Salmon Arm location

New location designed with COVID-19 top of mind

Pinz Tattoo owner Rob Jobe prepares for a noon appointment in his new downtown Salmon Arm location at 91 Hudson Ave. on Friday, June 19, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Sek’maws (Sicamous), in Secwepemctsin language means “waist,” referring to the channel that connects Shuswap and Mara lakes. (File photo)

Splatsin elders share knowledge of local landmarks to celebrate National Indigenous People’s Day

Knowledge passed down through generations highlight connection to the land

Sek’maws (Sicamous), in Secwepemctsin language means “waist,” referring to the channel that connects Shuswap and Mara lakes. (File photo)
Canada’s Fisheries, Oceans and Coast Guard Minister Bernadette Jordan highlighted efforts being made at the federal level against aquatic invasive species in her response to the CSRD for additional funding for B.C.’s efforts to combat the spread of invasive mussels. (File photo)

No additional federal funding for invasive mussels fight in Shuswap-Okanagan

Fisheries minister responds to request from Columbia Shuswap Regional District

Canada’s Fisheries, Oceans and Coast Guard Minister Bernadette Jordan highlighted efforts being made at the federal level against aquatic invasive species in her response to the CSRD for additional funding for B.C.’s efforts to combat the spread of invasive mussels. (File photo)
Roberta Brunin is seeking the return of her 100-lb. metal elephant statue that was stolen from her downtown Salmon Arm residence sometime between June 5 and 6. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm woman seeks return of stolen elephant

One-hundred pound aluminum statue taken from downtown residence

Roberta Brunin is seeking the return of her 100-lb. metal elephant statue that was stolen from her downtown Salmon Arm residence sometime between June 5 and 6. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm Roots & Blues organizers have announced plans for a free virtual festival, to be hosted on all Black Press Media websites Aug. 14 to 16. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Roots and Blues to host free virtual festival with Black Press Media

New and archival footage to comprise two-hour shows running Aug. 14 to 16

Salmon Arm Roots & Blues organizers have announced plans for a free virtual festival, to be hosted on all Black Press Media websites Aug. 14 to 16. (File photo)
The Salmon Arm Arts Centre will reopen in August with its next exhibition, The Forecast, featuring eight multi-media artists who explore evidence for climate change through photography. (File photo)

Video series focuses on people behind Salmon Arm’s big ideas

Pandemic opens opportunity for Salmon Arm Arts Centre to focus on internet content creation

The Salmon Arm Arts Centre will reopen in August with its next exhibition, The Forecast, featuring eight multi-media artists who explore evidence for climate change through photography. (File photo)