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Kelowna West MLA elect Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his riding victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of this week’s news items from the Interior

Kelowna West MLA elect Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his riding victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
National and international bestselling author, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, pictured here at Salmon Arm Bay with the wharf behind her, discusses her latest book, The Almost Wife. (Mitch Krupp photo)

Shuswap best-selling author Gail Anderson-Dargatz reveals details about new book

The Almost Wife is a domestic thriller which Anderson-Dargatz says are often about empowerment

National and international bestselling author, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, pictured here at Salmon Arm Bay with the wharf behind her, discusses her latest book, The Almost Wife. (Mitch Krupp photo)
Jim Caldwell and his daughter Sorsha Woloshyn were among the Falkland evacuees affected by the order issued Wednesday, Aug. 4 due to the White Rock Lake wildfire. The pair were at the Emergency Support Services reception centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort in Salmon Arm on Aug. 5. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Recent residents of Falkland shocked by wildfire evacuation order

Father from Chilliwack grateful for house insurance, also assistance from Shuswap Emergency Program

Jim Caldwell and his daughter Sorsha Woloshyn were among the Falkland evacuees affected by the order issued Wednesday, Aug. 4 due to the White Rock Lake wildfire. The pair were at the Emergency Support Services reception centre at the Prestige Harbourfront Resort in Salmon Arm on Aug. 5. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A Salmon Arm man and his mortgage investment corporation, All Canadian Investment Corporation, ACIC, was found by the BC Securities Commission on July 29, 2021 to have made misrepresentations and false or misleading statements in documents required to be filed under the Securities Act. (File photo)

Salmon Arm man made misleading statements to investors: BC Securities Commission

Sanctions to be imposed after submissions from commission staff and the accused

A Salmon Arm man and his mortgage investment corporation, All Canadian Investment Corporation, ACIC, was found by the BC Securities Commission on July 29, 2021 to have made misrepresentations and false or misleading statements in documents required to be filed under the Securities Act. (File photo)
Chad, son Daxton, daughter Trinity and wife Shanel pose for a photo at DeMille’s Farm Market where Trinity was born in the early morning hours of on Aug. 3, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Shuswap couple pull off Highway 1 in Salmon Arm to give birth to child

Father guided over phone through early morning delivery of daughter

Chad, son Daxton, daughter Trinity and wife Shanel pose for a photo at DeMille’s Farm Market where Trinity was born in the early morning hours of on Aug. 3, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Interior Health nurse Joey Willis fills a needle with a COVID-19 vaccine. (Black Press Media file photo)

Revelstoke leads Interior Health region in percentage of population vaccinated

85 per cent of its population have had their first vaccine and 71 per cent have had their second

Interior Health nurse Joey Willis fills a needle with a COVID-19 vaccine. (Black Press Media file photo)
City of Salmon Arm staff and residents are concerned complaints about local licensed residential cannabis grow operations are not being heard by Health Canada. (File photo)

Salmon Arm residents, city frustrated with Health Canada on cannabis odour concerns

City staff say there is no consultation around licensing of home grow operations

City of Salmon Arm staff and residents are concerned complaints about local licensed residential cannabis grow operations are not being heard by Health Canada. (File photo)
Birch Place, the second of three buildings to open in the affordable housing development at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Third Street SW in Salmon Arm, opened June 1, 2021, with the third building, Cedar Place, expected to open in late fall 2021. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

First two new BC Housing buildings in Salmon Arm all but full

Building for people without permanent housing expected to open in late fall, staff needed

Birch Place, the second of three buildings to open in the affordable housing development at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Third Street SW in Salmon Arm, opened June 1, 2021, with the third building, Cedar Place, expected to open in late fall 2021. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)

UPDATE: Noisy Creek fire outside Salmon Arm now under control

The fire is still labeled as “new” by BC Wildfire and was discovered on Saturday, July 24

The fire was discovered on Saturday, July 24. (Screen shot)
A September 2021 court date is set for a Salmon Arm man charged with possessing child and distributing child pornography. (File photo)

Salmon Arm man charged with possessing, distributing child pornography

June 25 arrest followed two-year police investigation

A September 2021 court date is set for a Salmon Arm man charged with possessing child and distributing child pornography. (File photo)
The wildfire near Sicamous on July 20, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service image)

Sicamous care home proactively evacuated due to 2 Mile Road wildfire

Around 1,000 Sicamous residents have been ordered to evacuate their homes

The wildfire near Sicamous on July 20, 2021. (BC Wildfire Service image)
A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)

Full-time paramedics, 24/7 staffing a good start for rural B.C. communities: Union

Former paramedic says $2-an-hour on-call shifts demoralizing

A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)
The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and a cause has yet to be determined (Screen shot)

Wildfire sparks near Yankee Flats

The new fire is 0.01 ha in size and is exact location has yet to be determined

The new fire is approximately 0.01 ha in size and a cause has yet to be determined (Screen shot)
A candlelight vigil for brothers Eric and Patrick Stemmer is being held in Salmon Arm on Sunday, July 18. (Facebook photos)

Vigil to be held for Salmon Arm brothers killed in Kelowna crane collapse

Candlelight vigil for Eric and Patrick Stemmer set for Sunday, July 18, 8 p.m.

A candlelight vigil for brothers Eric and Patrick Stemmer is being held in Salmon Arm on Sunday, July 18. (Facebook photos)
A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)

Paramedics union: Full-time, 24/7 staffing a good start for North Okanagan-Shuswap communities

Former paramedic says $2-an-hour on-call shifts demoralizing

A BC Emergency Health Services ambulance. (File photo)
An AIM Roads truck heads east towards a motor-vehicle incident on Highway 1 east of the Canoe mill about 1 p.m. on July 9, going by vehicles stopped as emergency crews deal with the collision. (Zach Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)

Driver flown to hospital after July 9 crash that closed Highway 1

RCMP provide details of crash between Salmon Arm, Sicamous

An AIM Roads truck heads east towards a motor-vehicle incident on Highway 1 east of the Canoe mill about 1 p.m. on July 9, going by vehicles stopped as emergency crews deal with the collision. (Zach Roman - Salmon Arm Observer)
A GoFundMe campaign was set up for the Stemmer family after brothers Eric (pictured with his family) and Patrick Stemmer were killed in a crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe image)

GoFundMe set up for Salmon Arm brothers killed in crane collapse

Stemmer Construction operated crane which collapsed in Kelowna

A GoFundMe campaign was set up for the Stemmer family after brothers Eric (pictured with his family) and Patrick Stemmer were killed in a crane collapse in Kelowna. (GoFundMe image)
Morgan Labrecque flips through some of the records available at her new Salmon Arm record shop, The Vinyl Vault. (Lachlan Labere photo )

Vinyl back in rotation with opening of new Salmon Arm record shop

Music enthusiast Morgan Labrecque unlocks The Vinyl Vault at Westgate Public Market

Morgan Labrecque flips through some of the records available at her new Salmon Arm record shop, The Vinyl Vault. (Lachlan Labere photo )
Shuswap Theatre is bringing back its popular Theatre on the Edge festival. This year’s event will be held online on July 16 to 18, with performances followed by artist chats and interviews. (Contributed)

Technology dissolves boundaries for return of Shuswap Theatre’s TOTE fest

Three-day online event will include performances from as far as Scranton, Pennsylvania

Shuswap Theatre is bringing back its popular Theatre on the Edge festival. This year’s event will be held online on July 16 to 18, with performances followed by artist chats and interviews. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm resident raises concerns about one of Salmon Arm’s Rotary club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser, in the wake of unmarked graves of Indigenous children recently being confirmed at Kamloops Indian Residential School and others. (File photo)

Salmon Arm resident calls Rotary Club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser ‘extremely disrespectful’

Noon club said decision to proceed with fundraiser after residential school news was well-considered

Salmon Arm resident raises concerns about one of Salmon Arm’s Rotary club’s Canada Day flag fundraiser, in the wake of unmarked graves of Indigenous children recently being confirmed at Kamloops Indian Residential School and others. (File photo)