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Crannog Ales owners Rebecca Kneen and Brian MacIssac pose with the hops they grow on their Sorrento farm and use in brewing their organic beer. -Image Credit: Photo contributed

Craft brewery owners question ALC rule changes

New regulations could make farm operation illegal.

Crannog Ales owners Rebecca Kneen and Brian MacIssac pose with the hops they grow on their Sorrento farm and use in brewing their organic beer. -Image Credit: Photo contributed
The Trans-Canada Highway at the Cambie-Solsqua intersection is closed due to an early morning accident between Sicamous and Revelstoke. -Image credit: Drive BC Photo

Trans-Canada Highway now open

Highway 1 is now open following an early morning collision

The Trans-Canada Highway at the Cambie-Solsqua intersection is closed due to an early morning accident between Sicamous and Revelstoke. -Image credit: Drive BC Photo
If a new plan is adopted, the traffic light at Alexander Street will remain, but the one at Ross Street will be removed and replaced with a light at Fourth Street. This will lengthen the distance between the current traffic lights at Alexander Street and Ross Street, in hopes to make stopping safer. –Image Credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer

Intersection changes intended to make Trans-Canada safer

Council to seek public input on traffic lights and access through downtown

If a new plan is adopted, the traffic light at Alexander Street will remain, but the one at Ross Street will be removed and replaced with a light at Fourth Street. This will lengthen the distance between the current traffic lights at Alexander Street and Ross Street, in hopes to make stopping safer. –Image Credit: Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer
Members of Shuswap Beachwalkers are determined to make the public aware that the beach below the high-water line is Crown land and therefore should be accessible to everyone, not just waterfront property owners.

Walkers raise awareness of public beach access

The beach below Shuswap Lake’s highwater mark is Crown land and open to everyone.

Members of Shuswap Beachwalkers are determined to make the public aware that the beach below the high-water line is Crown land and therefore should be accessible to everyone, not just waterfront property owners.
Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue photo                                Members of the Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue Society’s winter team hone their avalanche skills at a training event in January.

Winter rescues require special training

Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue members hone their skills

Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue photo                                Members of the Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue Society’s winter team hone their avalanche skills at a training event in January.
File photo                                On Sunday, Feb. 12, two Lower Mainland sledders were stranded overnight in a deep ravine on Crowfoot Mountain, a popular place for snowmobilers.

Sledders stranded on North Shuswap mountain

Two Lower Mainland men spend cold night on Crowfoot Mountain.

File photo                                On Sunday, Feb. 12, two Lower Mainland sledders were stranded overnight in a deep ravine on Crowfoot Mountain, a popular place for snowmobilers.
Getting a leg up on Christmas

Getting a leg up on Christmas

Salmon Arm Observer sales consultants want a Christmas parade in 2017.

Getting a leg up on Christmas