Cameron Thomson

After searching a property where a stolen car was found, Salmon Arm RCMP uncovered other items believed stolen. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest couple for stolen Audi, uncover other items

Police looking for owners of mountain bikes, chainsaws, golf clubs believed stolen

After searching a property where a stolen car was found, Salmon Arm RCMP uncovered other items believed stolen. (File photo)
Salmon Arm’s approved 2020 budget for snow clearing includes $903,000 for snow removal from roads and $123,000 for sidewalk snow clearing. (File photo)

Salmon Arm ready to tackle winter roads

Fifteen city vehicles, staff on deck to keep roads, sidewalks clear of snow and ice

Salmon Arm’s approved 2020 budget for snow clearing includes $903,000 for snow removal from roads and $123,000 for sidewalk snow clearing. (File photo)
Jazz Briggs, Lisa Lawson, Draven Lawson and Chris Lawson make their way down Alexander Street during the Downtown Salmon Arm Treat Trail on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Trick-or-treaters descend on Downtown Salmon Arm Treat Trail

The the afternoon before All Hallows’ Eve the streets of downtown Salmon…

Jazz Briggs, Lisa Lawson, Draven Lawson and Chris Lawson make their way down Alexander Street during the Downtown Salmon Arm Treat Trail on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Parents of Ranchero Elementary students have been notified of an incident in which a suspicious driver was reportedly following one of the school’s students. (Google maps photo)

Shuswap elementary student reports being followed by suspicious driver

Ranchero Elementary notifies parents, RCMP of Oct. 30 incident near Mallory Road bus stop

Parents of Ranchero Elementary students have been notified of an incident in which a suspicious driver was reportedly following one of the school’s students. (Google maps photo)
Sean Nelson delivers dozens of letters between Salmon Arm and Vernon looking to buy distressed properties to flip them. (Photo submitted)

Handwritten letters offering to buy Shuswap homes not a scam

Letters used to source properties to invest in, respondents usually in financial distress

Sean Nelson delivers dozens of letters between Salmon Arm and Vernon looking to buy distressed properties to flip them. (Photo submitted)
Morning start: Did you know the name for a group of bunnies is called a ‘fluffle’?

Morning start: Did you know the name for a group of bunnies is called a ‘fluffle’?

Your morning start: Fun fact, weather, and video of the day

Morning start: Did you know the name for a group of bunnies is called a ‘fluffle’?
Chase RCMP respond to septic truck rollover in Anglemont. (File photo)

Salmon Arm man injured in septic truck rollover in Anglemont

Driver of septic truck was airlifted to hospital

Chase RCMP respond to septic truck rollover in Anglemont. (File photo)
This trail camera photo of a wolverine is what the photographer believes to be a once-in-a-lifetime shot. (SIMDeer Project)

Salmon Arm resident’s trail cam captures wolverine

Grant Hiebert using camera to support study of mule deer population

This trail camera photo of a wolverine is what the photographer believes to be a once-in-a-lifetime shot. (SIMDeer Project)
In the midst of a massive windstorm storm, a tree fell on a car park of a Chase residence at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Storm blows tree down on Chase residence

Hydro crews still working to restore power through Southern Interior

In the midst of a massive windstorm storm, a tree fell on a car park of a Chase residence at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25. (Photo submitted)
Two letters written to Salmon Arm city council called for signs prohibiting the use of engine brakes on the eastside of Salmon Arm. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm)

Salmon Arm residents urge ban on use of Jake brakes in city

Concerns brought to attention of city council, decision on signs up to ministry

Two letters written to Salmon Arm city council called for signs prohibiting the use of engine brakes on the eastside of Salmon Arm. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm)
When the wind howls and trees come down, bringing power lines with them, it’s time to check on your neighbours. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette file)

Environment Canada: Wind warning issued for southern interior

Wind gusts up to 70 km/h are expected

When the wind howls and trees come down, bringing power lines with them, it’s time to check on your neighbours. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette file)
Firefighters prepare to get onto the roof of Lakeside Manor. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Fire extinguished in roof of Shuswap retirement residence

Residents moved back to Lakeside Manor in Salmon Arm from regional district building

Firefighters prepare to get onto the roof of Lakeside Manor. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Operations at Parkview Elementary have stopped due to a musty odour that was noticed following a recent rainstorm. There is no estimate as to when students will be able to return to the school. (Photo submitted)

Majority of North Okanagan-Shuswap school buildings in poor condition

School District #83 superintendent says facilities report can be used to apply for needed funding

Operations at Parkview Elementary have stopped due to a musty odour that was noticed following a recent rainstorm. There is no estimate as to when students will be able to return to the school. (Photo submitted)
A voter heads into the Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson campus polling station on Monday, Oct. 21. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

On the minds of North Okanagan-Shuswap voters: Environment, economy, social services

Voters share motivations for casting their ballots in the 2019 federal election

A voter heads into the Salmon Arm Secondary Jackson campus polling station on Monday, Oct. 21. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Voters in the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding weighed their decision on a combination of local candidate interactions and party leader policies. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Word on the street: In this year’s federal election, did you vote for the local candidate or the party leader?

As voters came away from casting their ballots for the 2019 federal…

Voters in the North Okanagan-Shuswap riding weighed their decision on a combination of local candidate interactions and party leader policies. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Mel Arnold, Cindy Derkaz, Alan Harrison, Harwinder Sandhu and Kyle Delfing stand before 563 students at an all-candidates forum held in the Shuswap Middle School gymnasium on Thursday, Oct. 17. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm students given chance to question candidates

More than 500 kids from Grades 4 to 8 attend all-candidates forum at Shuswap Middle School

Mel Arnold, Cindy Derkaz, Alan Harrison, Harwinder Sandhu and Kyle Delfing stand before 563 students at an all-candidates forum held in the Shuswap Middle School gymnasium on Thursday, Oct. 17. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Brad DeMille displays a bag of wood pellets trucked in from Alberta at DeMille’s Farm Market on Wednesday, Oct. 16. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Wood pellet supply a concern for Salmon Arm business

Prices increase after Pinnacle Renewable Energy steps away from bag sales

Brad DeMille displays a bag of wood pellets trucked in from Alberta at DeMille’s Farm Market on Wednesday, Oct. 16. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
North-Okanagan Shuswap candidates spending little on Facebook

North-Okanagan Shuswap candidates spending little on Facebook

Social media platform posts what federal parties have paid to advertise

North-Okanagan Shuswap candidates spending little on Facebook
The Chase Fire Department responds to a house fire on Wednesday, Oct. 16. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Fire destroys Shuswap home, residents unharmed

Blaze took three hours for Chase firefighters to extinguish

The Chase Fire Department responds to a house fire on Wednesday, Oct. 16. (Photo submitted)
North-Okanagan Shuswap candidates spending little on Facebook

North-Okanagan Shuswap candidates spending little on Facebook

Social media platform posts what federal parties have paid to advertise

North-Okanagan Shuswap candidates spending little on Facebook