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Aaron Hutchinson at the Salmon Arm Skatepark on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Anti-police profanity appears overnight in Salmon Arm skatepark

Park goers say the paint was still wet

Aaron Hutchinson at the Salmon Arm Skatepark on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Aaron Hutchinson at the Salmon Arm Skatepark on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Anti-police profanity appears overnight in Salmon Arm skatepark

People using the park said the paint was still wet Saturday morning

Aaron Hutchinson at the Salmon Arm Skatepark on Saturday, Oct. 12. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Mel Arnold, Cindy Derkaz, Kyle Delfing, Harwinder Sandhu, Marc Reinarz and moderator Adam Meikle speak at the Chamber of Commerce all-candidates meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Candidates address carbon tax, Pharmacare and immigration at Salmon Arm forum

North Okanagan-Shuswap contenders discuss issues on voters’ minds

Mel Arnold, Cindy Derkaz, Kyle Delfing, Harwinder Sandhu, Marc Reinarz and moderator Adam Meikle speak at the Chamber of Commerce all-candidates meeting on Thursday, Oct. 10. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Brooks Bandits won a National Junior A Championship on home ice in 2019 with a 4-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images)

Salmon Arm’s bid to host Junior A Hockey Championships proves unsuccessful

Eight Canadian communities submitted bids, Shuswap bid made top three

Brooks Bandits won a National Junior A Championship on home ice in 2019 with a 4-3 win over the Prince George Spruce Kings. (Photo by Matthew Murnaghan/Hockey Canada Images)
Morning start: Did you know a “Buttload” could actually refer to a real weight measurement?

Morning start: Did you know a “Buttload” could actually refer to a real weight measurement?

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

Morning start: Did you know a “Buttload” could actually refer to a real weight measurement?
Fall decorating doesn’t have to break the bank if you follow these simple steps. (files)                                Your guide to this Thanksgiving weekend’s events around the Shuswap. (File photo)

Salmon Arm events over Thanksgiving weekend

Get in the fall spirit with a cemetary tour on Sunday

Fall decorating doesn’t have to break the bank if you follow these simple steps. (files)                                Your guide to this Thanksgiving weekend’s events around the Shuswap. (File photo)
Pierre and Allison were donated to the Shuswap SPCA to be taken care of after living in unhealthy conditions for years. Following an expensive oral surgery, Pierre was adopted and Ellison was moved to the Vancouver SPCA branch for a better chance at adoption. (Photo contributed)

Neglected cats get surgery and new owners, thanks to Shuswap’s generosity

Pair of cats, Ellison and Pierre, find better lives after visit to Shuswap SPCA

Pierre and Allison were donated to the Shuswap SPCA to be taken care of after living in unhealthy conditions for years. Following an expensive oral surgery, Pierre was adopted and Ellison was moved to the Vancouver SPCA branch for a better chance at adoption. (Photo contributed)
Firefighters from Salmon Arm Hall 2 start their attack on a smoky portion of the Northern Plastics building in the industrial park on Thursday, Oct. 3. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Firefighters attack smoky blaze in Salmon Arm Industrial Park

Smoke billowing from dust extractor on Northern Plastics Ltd. building

Firefighters from Salmon Arm Hall 2 start their attack on a smoky portion of the Northern Plastics building in the industrial park on Thursday, Oct. 3. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Morning start: Do you know what the M&M in the colourful candies stands for?

Morning start: Do you know what the M&M in the colourful candies stands for?

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

Morning start: Do you know what the M&M in the colourful candies stands for?
Rosemary Foster holds a photo of her grandson, Jeremy Stoetling, who died suddenly of heart problems in February 2018. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Donation of life-saving devices honours memory of Salmon Arm student

Grandparent provides automatic external defibrillators hoping they never need to be used

Rosemary Foster holds a photo of her grandson, Jeremy Stoetling, who died suddenly of heart problems in February 2018. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
The tombstone of Charles McGuire is the oldest in Salmon Arm’s Mount Ida Cemetery. He died in 1892 from tuberculosis but wasn’t laid to rest until 1894 as the didn’t exist until that year. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Whose grave is marked by the oldest tombstone in Salmon Arm’s cemetery?

Upcoming Cemetery Tour offers opportunity to learn about city’s earliest residents

The tombstone of Charles McGuire is the oldest in Salmon Arm’s Mount Ida Cemetery. He died in 1892 from tuberculosis but wasn’t laid to rest until 1894 as the didn’t exist until that year. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Cindy Bugaresti is a housekeeper at McGuire Lake Congregate Living who says that come Tuesday, Oct. 1, she will be living out of her truck. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Vehicles may become home for at least two staff evicted from Salmon Arm assisted-living facility

Residents, staff at McGuire Lake Congregate Living still looking for places to live

Cindy Bugaresti is a housekeeper at McGuire Lake Congregate Living who says that come Tuesday, Oct. 1, she will be living out of her truck. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Following a presentation from Interior Health on Sept. 10, Chase councillors called for the draft of a broad no-smoking bylaw. (File photo)

Shuswap community looks to sweeping ban of smoking, vaping on public properties

Bylaw could also ban smoking outright in Village of Chase core

Following a presentation from Interior Health on Sept. 10, Chase councillors called for the draft of a broad no-smoking bylaw. (File photo)
Morning start: What was inside the first Faberge egg?

Morning start: What was inside the first Faberge egg?

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Morning start: What was inside the first Faberge egg?
Vann Foy speeds down Hudson Avenue. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Soapbox derby rolls through downtown Salmon Arm

Entrants of all ages enjoy navigating hay bales, daring jumps in race to finish

Vann Foy speeds down Hudson Avenue. (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)

Shuswap elementary school suspends operations due to ‘musty odour’

Arrangements made for affected Sicamous students to attend class in three other schools

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)
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)

Shuswap elementary school suspends operations due to ‘musty odour’

Arrangements made for affected Sicamous students to attend class in three other schools

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)
Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught. Photo by TIME

‘I felt betrayed’: North-Okanagan Shuswap candidate responds to Trudeau brownface photo

Harwinder Sandhu dismisses comments that there are bigger issues to focus on

Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught. Photo by TIME
Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught. (Photo - TIME magazine)

‘I felt betrayed’: North-Okanagan Shuswap NDP candidate responds to Trudeau brownface photo

Harwinder Sandhu dismisses comments that there are bigger issues to focus on

Justin Trudeau, now the prime minister of Canada, appears in dark makeup on his face, neck and hands at a 2001 “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the West Point Grey Academy, the private school where he taught. (Photo - TIME magazine)
Morning start: Did you know Mary never actually had a little lamb?

Morning start: Did you know Mary never actually had a little lamb?

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Morning start: Did you know Mary never actually had a little lamb?