Cameron Thomson

Lanni Donaldson takes advantage of the designated shopping time for at risk persons at DeMille’s Farm Market in Salmon Arm the morning of Thursday, March 19, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap grocery stores designate shopping time for at-risk customers

Time set aside in Salmon Arm stores for seniors and the immunocompromised

Lanni Donaldson takes advantage of the designated shopping time for at risk persons at DeMille’s Farm Market in Salmon Arm the morning of Thursday, March 19, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, stands next to a prepared bag of food ready to be picked up on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap food bank gets innovative for self quarantining residents

Second Harvest sets up system to keep people fed

Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank in Salmon Arm, stands next to a prepared bag of food ready to be picked up on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank, stands next to a prepared bag of food ready to be picked up on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap food bank gets innovative for self quarantining residents

Second Harvest sets up system to keep people fed

Vahlleri Semeniuk, manager at Second Harvest food bank, stands next to a prepared bag of food ready to be picked up on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
The BC SPCA announces restrictions on public access to shelters efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Contributed)

BC SPCA restricts access to shelters over COVID-19 concerns

Staff and volunteers will continue caring for the animals on site

The BC SPCA announces restrictions on public access to shelters efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Contributed)
Cheryl Chew’s Tacoma truck and SUV were both totalled after a car flew almost 10 metres off a frozen snow heap into the vehicles on Golf Course Drive in Blind Bay the night of Sunday, March 15. (Contributed)

In photos: Car flies off snowbank, lands on two vehicles in North Shuswap

Car drives across a front yard before hitting a frozen snow bank

Cheryl Chew’s Tacoma truck and SUV were both totalled after a car flew almost 10 metres off a frozen snow heap into the vehicles on Golf Course Drive in Blind Bay the night of Sunday, March 15. (Contributed)
(File photo)

Snow warning for Coquihalla Highway, 15-20 cm expected

Fraser Canyon to expect winds of 60-90 km/h

(File photo)
“In our church now we’re not really encouraged to shake hands… especially if we have a cough or anything.” – Joan Clarke

Word on the street: Have you taken any precautions against COVID-19?

With fears over COVID-19 emptying shelves of face masks and hand sanitizer,…

“In our church now we’re not really encouraged to shake hands… especially if we have a cough or anything.” – Joan Clarke
Craig Mackay on the list of people waiting to visit the final frontier through the world’s first commercial space flight program, Virgin Galactic. (Contributed)

Shuswap adrenaline junkie in line for Virgin Galactic space flight

Salmon Arm man believes trip will be the thrill-seeking pinnacle

Craig Mackay on the list of people waiting to visit the final frontier through the world’s first commercial space flight program, Virgin Galactic. (Contributed)
(Black Press Media file)

Shuswap resident wins $75,000 in BC/49 lotto

Mystery winner was one number short of $2 million jackpot

(Black Press Media file)
Salmon Arm girl to enjoy beach vacation thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Salmon Arm girl to enjoy beach vacation thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation

Time with swim club has had positive impact for 12-year-old after heart surgeries

Salmon Arm girl to enjoy beach vacation thanks to Make-A-Wish Foundation
Salmon Arm RCMP and fire crews are investigating a fire at a possible homeless camp in Salmon Arm which took place the morning of Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

UPDATE: Fire at homeless camp leaves one dead

Initial reports to fire crews described the sound of explosions

Salmon Arm RCMP and fire crews are investigating a fire at a possible homeless camp in Salmon Arm which took place the morning of Thursday, March 5, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Fireballs were flung between two individuals at Xcalibur Enterprises car wash the night of Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Xcalibur Enterprises - Facebook)

VIDEO: Fireworks battle captured on security camera at Salmon Arm car wash

Ongoing suspicious activity prompts business owner to reduce hours

Fireballs were flung between two individuals at Xcalibur Enterprises car wash the night of Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Xcalibur Enterprises - Facebook)
A semi trailer has crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke the morning of Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Contributed)

Semi trailer crash on Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke

No road closures have been announced by DriveBC

A semi trailer has crashed on the Trans-Canada Highway east of Revelstoke the morning of Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Contributed)
Paige Reinelt’s first tattoo is a small flame between her shoulder blades. The symbol is meant to represent the start and end of life in memory of a pregnancy loss. (Selina Photography)

Shuswap woman competes to become Ink Magazine’s cover girl

Competition’s top prize is to appear on the cover of the magazine and $25,000

Paige Reinelt’s first tattoo is a small flame between her shoulder blades. The symbol is meant to represent the start and end of life in memory of a pregnancy loss. (Selina Photography)
Drivers are reminded to check DriveBC and use #BCstorm on social media. (File photo)

Second snowstorm expected to hit B.C. Interior over weekend

Five to 10 more centimetres are forecasted to fall Sunday evening

Drivers are reminded to check DriveBC and use #BCstorm on social media. (File photo)
Sebastien and JC Archambault give the Stanley Cup a kiss at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Ontario during their visit in 2008. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm family has unique tie to original Stanley Cup

Shuswap residents will have opportunity to view iconic trophy on March 7.

Sebastien and JC Archambault give the Stanley Cup a kiss at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Ontario during their visit in 2008. (Contributed)
Morning Start: Which ‘orange’ came first? The colour or the fruit?
Morning Start: Which ‘orange’ came first? The colour or the fruit?
Following a visit by RCMP and subsequent arrests, a protest blockade on railway tracks near Chase was removed and with some of the protesters resuming action outside the Chase RCMP detachment on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Cameron Thomson – Salmon Arm Observer)

UPDATE: RCMP confirm arrests at blockade after court injunction served

Protest held in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en First Nation regarding RCMP, LNG pipeline

Following a visit by RCMP and subsequent arrests, a protest blockade on railway tracks near Chase was removed and with some of the protesters resuming action outside the Chase RCMP detachment on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Cameron Thomson – Salmon Arm Observer)
A major vehicle collision has closed BC Highway 1 has been closed in both directions near Three Valley Gap. (Contributed)

Fiery collision involving truck closes Highway 1 at Three Valley Gap

Drivers should expect major delays and congestion; estimated time of re-opening is 2 p.m.

A major vehicle collision has closed BC Highway 1 has been closed in both directions near Three Valley Gap. (Contributed)
Anushka Azadi displays a handmade sign by train tracks near Chase where Shuswap First Nations leaders set up a blockade Chase on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap protest blockade temporarily lifted following negotiation with CP Rail

Onus placed on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to respond

Anushka Azadi displays a handmade sign by train tracks near Chase where Shuswap First Nations leaders set up a blockade Chase on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)