Barb Brouwer

A helicopter drops water on the small forest fire on Angle Mountain in the North Shuswap on Friday July 21. -image credit: Shuswap Emergency Program

Extreme hazard in the backcountry

Officials urge citizens to use caution in the hot, dry conditions.

A helicopter drops water on the small forest fire on Angle Mountain in the North Shuswap on Friday July 21. -image credit: Shuswap Emergency Program
Donna Goodwin receives a welcome visit from her friend Moby, a trained therapy dog who has a knack for making new friends at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. -Image credit. Lachlan Labere

It’s a wrap for Thursday

Avoid the smoke, stay inside and read the news

Donna Goodwin receives a welcome visit from her friend Moby, a trained therapy dog who has a knack for making new friends at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. -Image credit. Lachlan Labere
The Canoe Forest Products mill.

Power line sparks fire at mill

An early morning fire had Hall 1 and 2 firefighters scrambling. Salmon…

The Canoe Forest Products mill.
Donna Goodwin receives a welcome visit from her friend Moby, a trained therapy dog who has a knack for making new friends, at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.-Image credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer

Dr. Dog brightens spirits

St. John’s Therapy dog Moby makes his rounds.

Donna Goodwin receives a welcome visit from her friend Moby, a trained therapy dog who has a knack for making new friends, at Shuswap Lake General Hospital.-Image credit: Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer
Albas Falls in the North Shuswap near Seymour Arm is a favourite with local residents and tourists. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

A wrap for Wednesday

Smoke has lifted a bit today, but hot and dry conditions continue

Albas Falls in the North Shuswap near Seymour Arm is a favourite with local residents and tourists. -Image credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
Update: Car found hanging over cliff

Update: Car found hanging over cliff

RCMP, Shuswap Search and Rescue respond to Wendesday evening call out

Update: Car found hanging over cliff
Update: Progress on Angle Mtn fire

Update: Progress on Angle Mtn fire

Twenty-five firefighters continue to work on fire above St. Yves

Update: Progress on Angle Mtn fire
File photo                                Police cruisers cordon off an area at a Canoe property during an incident in which an armed robbery suspect was shot by an RCMP officer.

RCMP shooting referred to Crown counsel

Independent Investigations Office says RCMP officer may have committed offence

File photo                                Police cruisers cordon off an area at a Canoe property during an incident in which an armed robbery suspect was shot by an RCMP officer.
Column: Access becoming an issue

Column: Access becoming an issue

Let me start by saying I have enormous respect for Kamloops Fire…

Column: Access becoming an issue
Crews attack Angle Mountain fire

Crews attack Angle Mountain fire

Fire did not grow overnight

Crews attack Angle Mountain fire
Cathy Semchuk, director of Emergency Social Services, briefs volunteers on the latest situation with the wildfires and services available for evacuees. -File photo.

First floods, then fires

CSRD’s Emergency Operations Centre set up since April.

Cathy Semchuk, director of Emergency Social Services, briefs volunteers on the latest situation with the wildfires and services available for evacuees. -File photo.
CSRD residents are getting a break on fees to dispose of sand bags and flood-related debris. -File photo

Flood victims get break on tipping fees

Columbia Shuswap Regional District directors voted to give some landfill and transfer…

CSRD residents are getting a break on fees to dispose of sand bags and flood-related debris. -File photo
A semi-trailer drives over power lines on the Trans-Canada Highway near 65th Avenue NW that were knocked down by a tree in a late sfternoon windstorm on Sunday, July 23.-Image credit: Sherry Kaufman

Wild wind wreaks havoc

Power lines down across the Shuswap

A semi-trailer drives over power lines on the Trans-Canada Highway near 65th Avenue NW that were knocked down by a tree in a late sfternoon windstorm on Sunday, July 23.-Image credit: Sherry Kaufman
Storm whips through Shuswap

Storm whips through Shuswap

Brief but wild storm knocks out power to close to 9,000 residents

Storm whips through Shuswap
Accident with injuries at Balmoral Road

Accident with injuries at Balmoral Road

Westbound lane of Trans-Canada Highway closed to traffic.

Accident with injuries at Balmoral Road
Lightning spawns wildfires

Lightning spawns wildfires

Kamloops Fire Centre gets 871 lightning strikes, eight fires in 24 hours

Lightning spawns wildfires
Wildfire evacuee Jim Guillein from 150 Mile Ranch tells his story of escape from the fire while he waits to register at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Social Services reception centre located in the Prestige Harbourfront Resort on Tuesday, July 18. -Image credit: Jim Elliot

Wildfire evacuees welcome

Shuswap Emergency Program offers support to 394 wildfire evacuees from around the province

Wildfire evacuee Jim Guillein from 150 Mile Ranch tells his story of escape from the fire while he waits to register at the Shuswap Emergency Program’s Emergency Social Services reception centre located in the Prestige Harbourfront Resort on Tuesday, July 18. -Image credit: Jim Elliot
A small boa constrictor wraps himself around Salmon Arm resident Joye Polley .-Image credit: Megan Howe                                 Salmon Arm resident Joyce Polley holds a rubber boa she found while working in her garden.-Image credit: Megan Howe

Snakes alive, it’s a boa

Mini boa constrictors call B.C. Interior home

A small boa constrictor wraps himself around Salmon Arm resident Joye Polley .-Image credit: Megan Howe                                 Salmon Arm resident Joyce Polley holds a rubber boa she found while working in her garden.-Image credit: Megan Howe
Seventeen-year-old Noah Stolte is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. He and Salmon Arm’s Jane Scranton, six, are both living at Vancouver’s Ronald McDonald House while they receive treatment at BC Children’s Hospital.-Image credit: Photo contributed

Bone marrow transplant last chance

Salmon Arm mom trying to attract more donors for worldwide registry

Seventeen-year-old Noah Stolte is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. He and Salmon Arm’s Jane Scranton, six, are both living at Vancouver’s Ronald McDonald House while they receive treatment at BC Children’s Hospital.-Image credit: Photo contributed
Artists’ collaborations often golden

Artists’ collaborations often golden

Workshops a often weave magic at Roots & Blues

Artists’ collaborations often golden