Salmon Arm

Neskonlith knowledge keeper Louis Thomas and Salmon Arm Arts Centre supporter Dolores Mori take time for a chat on March 25, 2022 as Thomas speaks about the significance of the Good Spirit Box which contains digital recordings of Secwépemc creation stories or Chiptekwilah. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Good Spirit Box shares digital recordings of Secwépemc creation stories

Stories from Neskonlith, Splatsin provide guidance regarding relationship to the land

Neskonlith knowledge keeper Louis Thomas and Salmon Arm Arts Centre supporter Dolores Mori take time for a chat on March 25, 2022 as Thomas speaks about the significance of the Good Spirit Box which contains digital recordings of Secwépemc creation stories or Chiptekwilah. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
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)
Adrienne Georgette Langen, 50, was given a conditional sentence March 21, 2022 in Salmon Arm on three drug charges, one of them possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, stemming from December 2019 in Sicamous. (File photo)

Methamphetamine trafficking-related charge from 2019 in Sicamous garners home arrest, curfew

Woman also charged with possession of fentanyl and cocaine, will be under restrictions for 18 months

Adrienne Georgette Langen, 50, was given a conditional sentence March 21, 2022 in Salmon Arm on three drug charges, one of them possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, stemming from December 2019 in Sicamous. (File photo)
Letter writer urges horse riders to clear horse feces away from roads and trails. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)

Letter: Salmon Arm resident urges horse owners to clear away road apples

Writers suggests riders carry collapsible shovels

  • Mar 31, 2022
Letter writer urges horse riders to clear horse feces away from roads and trails. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
While on a Sunday walk by Christmas Island, Fern Fennell captured this photo of a dog running off leash, chasing green-winged teals and mallards on one of the frozen lagoons in the city’s bird sanctuary. (Fern Fennell photo)

Resident, council raise stink over dogs off leash and feces left in Salmon Arm parks

Dog seen chasing green-winged teals and mallards on frozen lagoon by Christmas Island

While on a Sunday walk by Christmas Island, Fern Fennell captured this photo of a dog running off leash, chasing green-winged teals and mallards on one of the frozen lagoons in the city’s bird sanctuary. (Fern Fennell photo)
First responders were called to the pond near the Okanagan College Salmon Arm Campus about 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24 after a dog and a woman went through the ice. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Woman, dog helped to shore from Salmon Arm pond after dog goes through thin ice

Passersby do initial rescue, woman taken to hospital for check up, fire department issues warning

First responders were called to the pond near the Okanagan College Salmon Arm Campus about 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24 after a dog and a woman went through the ice. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Little Enisa Billy, daughter of Allison Echeverria and Lanny Billy, appeared to be enjoying the ceremony honouring the Secwépemc flag on March 20 at the Spectator Arena. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Ceremony celebrates Secwépemc flag in Salmon Arm’s Shaw Centre arena

Flag honoured by teams in Tier2 U13 provincial championships taking place through March 23

Little Enisa Billy, daughter of Allison Echeverria and Lanny Billy, appeared to be enjoying the ceremony honouring the Secwépemc flag on March 20 at the Spectator Arena. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm firefighters and CP Rail staff responded to compressed gas leaking from a rail car carrying argon refrigeration liquid on Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Salmon Arm Fire Department photo)

Salmon Arm rail crossing temporarily closed due to rail car leaking argon gas

Fire chief said gas non-toxic, non-flammable, but in large concentrations can displace oxygen

Salmon Arm firefighters and CP Rail staff responded to compressed gas leaking from a rail car carrying argon refrigeration liquid on Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Salmon Arm Fire Department photo)
This graph shows the increase in Illicit Drug Toxicity Deaths in all health authorities in B.C., based on data provided by the BC Coroners Service. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)

‘Everyone’s best friend’ dies from toxic drugs in Salmon Arm, sister lobbies for safe drug supply

Family, health-care professionals see removing stigma of addictions also key to saving lives

This graph shows the increase in Illicit Drug Toxicity Deaths in all health authorities in B.C., based on data provided by the BC Coroners Service. (BC Centre for Disease Control image)
A group of Salmon Arm residents joins Sylvia Lindren, who is a city councillor, in a walk down the wharf at Marine Peace Park on Saturday, March 12 in solidarity with Ukraine. (Photo contributed)

Group of Salmon Arm residents gathers in solidarity with Ukraine

Prompted by Sylvia Lindgren, a group meets at Marine Peace Park to contemplate and support Ukraine

A group of Salmon Arm residents joins Sylvia Lindren, who is a city councillor, in a walk down the wharf at Marine Peace Park on Saturday, March 12 in solidarity with Ukraine. (Photo contributed)
From left, Dmytro Nedopas’ sister Anna Popova, Dmytro Nedopas, his wife Natalia Olyanetska and Natalia’s son Andriy Olyanetska celebrate Dmytro and Natalia’s wedding in the summer of 2021 in Lviv, Ukraine. (Photo contributed)

‘Everything is just shattered’: Devastated Ukrainian couple in Salmon Arm ask for help

Wife plans to return to Ukraine so she, with trusted group of volunteers, can provide support

From left, Dmytro Nedopas’ sister Anna Popova, Dmytro Nedopas, his wife Natalia Olyanetska and Natalia’s son Andriy Olyanetska celebrate Dmytro and Natalia’s wedding in the summer of 2021 in Lviv, Ukraine. (Photo contributed)
Award-winning Shuswap author Gail Anderson-Dargatz will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival at Sorrento Centre from April 29 to May 1, 2022. (Contributed)

Author, mentor: Shuswap’s Gail Anderson-Dargatz to host pair of workshops at writers’ fest

One workshop will focus on overcoming fears, letting go of ‘what will mom think’ mentality

  • Mar 10, 2022
Award-winning Shuswap author Gail Anderson-Dargatz will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Word on the Lake Writers’ Festival at Sorrento Centre from April 29 to May 1, 2022. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie has plenty to celebrate after winning a gold medal March 9 in the sprint event at the Zhangjiakou Biathlon Centre during the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. (Nordiq Canada image)

Salmon Arm athlete’s gold rush continues in exciting Paralympic Games sprint

Natalie Wilkie earns second gold this week as she powers past Norwegian skier in final stretch

Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie has plenty to celebrate after winning a gold medal March 9 in the sprint event at the Zhangjiakou Biathlon Centre during the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games. (Nordiq Canada image)
Footage from a March 3 video shared by Salmon Arm bookstore Bookingham Palace shows a man grabbing a handful of graphic novels and placing them in a bag. Soon after he walks out of the store without paying. (Bookingham Palace video)

Salmon Arm bookstore video shows suspect lifting DC and Marvel Comics graphic novels

Bookingham Palace manager says about $1,000 in books stolen from store

Footage from a March 3 video shared by Salmon Arm bookstore Bookingham Palace shows a man grabbing a handful of graphic novels and placing them in a bag. Soon after he walks out of the store without paying. (Bookingham Palace video)
Raelyn Lachapelle and Cassie Walters of The Nom Shuswap, a holistic meal prep business in Salmon Arm, pledge to @BreakTheBias in keeping with the theme of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022. (Photo contributed)

International Women’s Day prompts Shuswap business women to pledge to break bias

SAFE Society holds social media campaign to raise awareness of and eliminate gender bias

Raelyn Lachapelle and Cassie Walters of The Nom Shuswap, a holistic meal prep business in Salmon Arm, pledge to @BreakTheBias in keeping with the theme of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2022. (Photo contributed)
Bill Laird with Bremmvic Holdings Ltd., owner/applicant regarding a property at 2430 10th Ave. SW (Trans-Canada Highway), applied March 7 for a development permit for a storage building for the renovated Rona store, set to open April 1 under new owners. The aerial map shows how storage under previous owners had encroached on the Agricultural Land Reserve. (City of Salmon Arm photo)

Newly renovated Rona in Salmon Arm to open April 1 with new owners

Mayor remarks on need for second building-supply store in city

Bill Laird with Bremmvic Holdings Ltd., owner/applicant regarding a property at 2430 10th Ave. SW (Trans-Canada Highway), applied March 7 for a development permit for a storage building for the renovated Rona store, set to open April 1 under new owners. The aerial map shows how storage under previous owners had encroached on the Agricultural Land Reserve. (City of Salmon Arm photo)
Salmon Arm's Natalie Wilkie captures gold March 7 in the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing in the women’s 15-kilometre classic-ski race. (Nordiq Canada image)

Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie captures gold at 2022 Paralympic Winter Games

Wilkie: ‘This is for sure one of the best races that I have ever done’

Salmon Arm's Natalie Wilkie captures gold March 7 in the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games in Beijing in the women’s 15-kilometre classic-ski race. (Nordiq Canada image)
Skip Kaiden Beck, Nolan Beck, coach Darryl Horne, Alex Watkins and Nick Metcalfe of Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson Campus became Provincial Boys Curling Champions on March 4, 2022 after claiming top spot at the championships in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)

Salmon Arm high school curlers vanquish older rinks to claim provincial title

Grade 9/10 Jackson Campus team defeats Grade 11/12 opponents in B.C. championships

Skip Kaiden Beck, Nolan Beck, coach Darryl Horne, Alex Watkins and Nick Metcalfe of Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson Campus became Provincial Boys Curling Champions on March 4, 2022 after claiming top spot at the championships in Kelowna. (Photo contributed)
Dan Adrian is overwhelmed by the support he and his family have received after losing his automotive shop in a fire at his Notch Hill Road property on March 1, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘All you can do is cry’: Shuswap man overwhelmed by support after losing automotive shop, classic cars in blaze

Rust Valley Restorers’ Mike and Connor Hall launch Gofundme fundraiser for friend Dan Adrian

Dan Adrian is overwhelmed by the support he and his family have received after losing his automotive shop in a fire at his Notch Hill Road property on March 1, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)