Salmon Arm

Jessica Klikach, far right, is a coach for the Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club’s women’s division. She helped host a well-attended women’s division kickstart event that was open to newcomers on Jan. 22, 2022. (Zachary Roman/Salmon Arm Observer)

Markswomen gather to officially launch Salmon Arm Fish & Game Club women’s division

Kickstart event held, open to first-time shooters and experienced markswomen alike

 

The Scoop for the week of Jan. 13-21. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

The Scoop: News that made headlines this week

Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

 

A Civil Resolution Tribunal found that the City of Salmon Arm had not been proven negligent in a driver’s claim of damage and injuries from road work on Auto Road in September of 2020. (File photo)

City of Salmon Arm found not negligent after woman drives in ‘large trench’

Driver argues city should have had signs posted warning of ‘break’ across road

 

Salmon Arm man given second chance after not receiving the care he needed for mental health. (File photo)

Probation for man who broke into South Shuswap home when in need of mental health support

Salmon Arm man pleaded guity in Kamloops court to a lesser charge of being unlawfully in a dwelling

  • Jan 20, 2022
Salmon Arm man given second chance after not receiving the care he needed for mental health. (File photo)
Brent Cox is fundraising to get his daughter Madison a new emotional support dog. (Brent Cox photo)

Salmon Arm father fundraising to get daughter a dog for emotional support

Brent Cox’s daughter has a rare genetic condition and was best friends with her previous dog

Brent Cox is fundraising to get his daughter Madison a new emotional support dog. (Brent Cox photo)
An influx of new memberships at CKVS, the Voice of the Shuswap community radio station, has the board suspecting an attempted ‘takeover’ of the station by people opposed to the way the pandemic is being handled. (File photo)

Membership jump for Salmon Arm community radio station seen as possible takeover

Voice of the Shuswap membership spike suspected from people disturbed by handling of pandemic

An influx of new memberships at CKVS, the Voice of the Shuswap community radio station, has the board suspecting an attempted ‘takeover’ of the station by people opposed to the way the pandemic is being handled. (File photo)
Money is being raised to buy hearing aids for Mikayla May, who lost her hearing in November 2021. (Gofundme image)

‘Beautiful musician’: Money being raised for Salmon Arm woman who lost hearing

Mikayla May suffered severe hearing loss just days after being declared cancer free

Money is being raised to buy hearing aids for Mikayla May, who lost her hearing in November 2021. (Gofundme image)
Salmon Arm RCMP would like information on a vehicle that caused damage from a parking lot off First Nations Road. (File photo)

Driver suffers minor injuries in South Shuswap after vehicle slides off road, rolls 0ver

RCMP seek identity of driver connected to mischief complaint

Salmon Arm RCMP would like information on a vehicle that caused damage from a parking lot off First Nations Road. (File photo)
School District 83 says immediate action was taken after rodent droppings were found in some rooms at Shuswap Middle School following the winter break. (File photo)

Pest control brought in to Salmon Arm school after rat droppings found

School district says rodents have been trapped, point of entry repaired

School District 83 says immediate action was taken after rodent droppings were found in some rooms at Shuswap Middle School following the winter break. (File photo)
Tyson Still and Theresa Payton are the owners of Stillfood Bistro and Cappuccino Bar, which opened on Alexander Street in downtown Salmon Arm on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm couple share passion for plant-based food at new bistro

Tyson Still and Theresa Payton open Stillfood Bistro and Cappuccino Bar

Tyson Still and Theresa Payton are the owners of Stillfood Bistro and Cappuccino Bar, which opened on Alexander Street in downtown Salmon Arm on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmar Theatres general manager Joel de Boer was grateful to end 2021 on a high note with the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home and other December blockbusters. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Winter return of beloved webheads sweetens year end for Salmon Arm movie theatre manager

Salmar Grand to open four days a week in response to slowdown in movie releases

Salmar Theatres general manager Joel de Boer was grateful to end 2021 on a high note with the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home and other December blockbusters. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
A fire destroyed the home of Bonnie Thomas and her son Darcy Andrew on Jan. 8, 2022. (Contributed)

Victim of house fire near Salmon Arm prays for mother of man she believes started blaze

Homeowner, whose son died in 2018, says she knows helplessness of having a child with addictions

A fire destroyed the home of Bonnie Thomas and her son Darcy Andrew on Jan. 8, 2022. (Contributed)
More than 150 people marched to city hall in Salmon Arm in September 2019, joining the global movement of Climate Strikes being held between Sept. 20 and 27. (File photo)

Column: Following the lead of children into 2022

Fear is no match for taking action together

More than 150 people marched to city hall in Salmon Arm in September 2019, joining the global movement of Climate Strikes being held between Sept. 20 and 27. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP put the focus on drivers over the past nine months of 2021. (File photo)

Complaints prompt Salmon Arm RCMP to stop nearly 500 drivers for various offences

Seventy-seven impaired drivers removed from local roads in last nine months of 2021, police say

Salmon Arm RCMP put the focus on drivers over the past nine months of 2021. (File photo)
Paramedics responded to spike in overdose calls in Vernon, Salmon Arm in 2021, a trend seen across B.C. (File photo)

Overdose calls to paramedics spike in Vernon, Salmon Arm in 2021

B.C.-wide calls increase by 30%, smaller communities in North Okanagan-Shuswap see steadier totals

Paramedics responded to spike in overdose calls in Vernon, Salmon Arm in 2021, a trend seen across B.C. (File photo)
Missy Morrison Charko is the owner of Say Yes to the Rest Pediatric Sleep Consulting and loves her job helping parents and their children form healthy sleep habits. (Contributed)

Shuswap pediatric sleep consultant wants parents to say ‘yes’ to rest

Missy Morrison Charko has been running her own sleep consulting business for almost a year

Missy Morrison Charko is the owner of Say Yes to the Rest Pediatric Sleep Consulting and loves her job helping parents and their children form healthy sleep habits. (Contributed)
Bonnie Thomas, whose home was destroyed on Jan. 8. (Contributed)

Home destroyed in fire, Salmon Arm RCMP track footprints to unconscious man 2km away

Man witnesses believe started fire flees, officer performs CPR for an hour

Bonnie Thomas, whose home was destroyed on Jan. 8. (Contributed)
Eliza Amber Schwartz was the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2022. She arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m. to mom Renae Clarke and dad Jason Schwartz. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm’s first baby of 2022 born to Lee Creek couple

Eliza Amber Schwartz arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m.

Eliza Amber Schwartz was the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2022. She arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m. to mom Renae Clarke and dad Jason Schwartz. (Contributed)
Most property assessments in Salmon Arm for single family homes jump by more than 30 per cent. (File photo)

Most Salmon Arm properties see 2022 assessment jump more than 30 per cent

BC Assessment notes top-priced single family home in Salmon Arm is valued at 2,528,000

Most property assessments in Salmon Arm for single family homes jump by more than 30 per cent. (File photo)
Laura Derksen braves the cold on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 as she watches her grandson Tim Grant play hockey on a rink ready-made for him. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Frozen Shuswap Lake beautiful but fire chief warns of dangers

Temperatures forecast to warm heading towards weekend

Laura Derksen braves the cold on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 as she watches her grandson Tim Grant play hockey on a rink ready-made for him. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)