Lachlan Labere

Wyn Thingsted kicks it into high gear in the Salty Pups race, part of the Salty Dog Enduro at the South Canoe trails on Sunday, May 12, 2019. This year’s Salty Dog Enduro – what was to be the event’s 20th anniversary – and the Salty Street Fest have been postponed to 2o21. (File photo)                                Wyn Thingsted kicks it into high gear in the Salty Pups race, part of the Salty Dog Enduro at the South Canoe trails on Sunday, May 12, 2019. This year’s Salty Dog Enduro – what was to be the event’s 20th anniversary – and the Salty Street Fest have been postponed to 2o21. (File photo)

Shuswap’s Salty Dog Enduro mountain bike race postponed to 2021

Organizers follow direction from provincial/national bodies to cancel May event

Wyn Thingsted kicks it into high gear in the Salty Pups race, part of the Salty Dog Enduro at the South Canoe trails on Sunday, May 12, 2019. This year’s Salty Dog Enduro – what was to be the event’s 20th anniversary – and the Salty Street Fest have been postponed to 2o21. (File photo)                                Wyn Thingsted kicks it into high gear in the Salty Pups race, part of the Salty Dog Enduro at the South Canoe trails on Sunday, May 12, 2019. This year’s Salty Dog Enduro – what was to be the event’s 20th anniversary – and the Salty Street Fest have been postponed to 2o21. (File photo)
VIDEO: Shuswap family in isolation rises to musical challenge

VIDEO: Shuswap family in isolation rises to musical challenge

The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine used to share efforts to avoid spread of COVID-19

VIDEO: Shuswap family in isolation rises to musical challenge
District of Sicamous councillor Bob Evans gives a thumbs up to the camera while bottling hand sanitizer at Sicamous’ After Dark Distillery on Monday, April 6, 2020. (After Dark Distillery-Facebook)

Shuswap residents, distiller respond to safety, sanitization needs at seniors care facilities

Sicamous’ After Dark Distillery shifts to making sanitizer to support community

District of Sicamous councillor Bob Evans gives a thumbs up to the camera while bottling hand sanitizer at Sicamous’ After Dark Distillery on Monday, April 6, 2020. (After Dark Distillery-Facebook)
Ayla and Britton Hutchinson pass the time in isolation by making Playdough creations. With Britton’s compromised immune system, mother Teri Hutchinson says the family has been staying home at all costs to avoid contracting COVID-19. (Contributed)

Immunocompromised, at risk Shuswap residents keeping their distance

Family of young heart transplant recipient, asthma sufferer share how they’re coping

Ayla and Britton Hutchinson pass the time in isolation by making Playdough creations. With Britton’s compromised immune system, mother Teri Hutchinson says the family has been staying home at all costs to avoid contracting COVID-19. (Contributed)
Bulldogs Fitness and Boxing Centre’s Peggy Maerz and Jordyn Konrad show how to prepare pool noodles aid in at-home training exercises used in instruction they are providing over the internet. (Contributed)

COVID19 pushes Salmon Arm boxing coach into students’ living rooms

Needs of students with Parkinson’s prompts Bulldogs’ Peggy Maerz into Zoom Room

Bulldogs Fitness and Boxing Centre’s Peggy Maerz and Jordyn Konrad show how to prepare pool noodles aid in at-home training exercises used in instruction they are providing over the internet. (Contributed)
Dogs are property, not kids, judge tells former Salmon Arm couple

Dogs are property, not kids, judge tells former Salmon Arm couple

Court decision made on competing lawsuits over Zeus and Aurora — a pit bull and pit bull cross

Dogs are property, not kids, judge tells former Salmon Arm couple
“I call her my adopted daughter”: Salmon Arm couple embrace student exchange experience

“I call her my adopted daughter”: Salmon Arm couple embrace student exchange experience

Rotary Youth Exchange students choose to shelter in place during COVID-19 pandemic

“I call her my adopted daughter”: Salmon Arm couple embrace student exchange experience
Ebus has suspended services in Alberta and B.C. in response to COVID-19. (contributed)

Ebus suspends services in Alberta and B.C. in response to COVID-19

Bus company asking residents to stay safe at home

Ebus has suspended services in Alberta and B.C. in response to COVID-19. (contributed)
B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie, pictured with Health Minister Adrian Dix, recently announced the province’s 211 health line would be expanded throughout the province to help seniors through the COVID-19 crisis. (B.C. government photo)

Grocery pickups and other supports available for Shuswap seniors living at home

BC 211 is another way to connect with Shuswap Better at Home program

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie, pictured with Health Minister Adrian Dix, recently announced the province’s 211 health line would be expanded throughout the province to help seniors through the COVID-19 crisis. (B.C. government photo)
As of March 24, 35 businesses in downtown Salmon Arm had closed their doors, with 16 offering a modified business model and six having moved to online sales. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm businesses close, adjust in response to COVID-19 crisis

Groups united behind the scenes to support needs of community

As of March 24, 35 businesses in downtown Salmon Arm had closed their doors, with 16 offering a modified business model and six having moved to online sales. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Not the time for vacation: Trucker discouraged to see B.C.-bound Alberta travellers

Not the time for vacation: Trucker discouraged to see B.C.-bound Alberta travellers

Silver Creek man worries visits will put local efforts to flatten the curve at risk

Not the time for vacation: Trucker discouraged to see B.C.-bound Alberta travellers
Shuswap residents respond to health workers’ need for personal protective equipment

Shuswap residents respond to health workers’ need for personal protective equipment

Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice appeals to public for donations

Shuswap residents respond to health workers’ need for personal protective equipment
Salmon Arm retailers press plastic bags back into service

Salmon Arm retailers press plastic bags back into service

City supports temporary suspension of bylaw banning single-use plastic bags

Salmon Arm retailers press plastic bags back into service
High demand for plexiglass as Shuswap businesses seek to protect public, staff

High demand for plexiglass as Shuswap businesses seek to protect public, staff

Stores large and small adding glass panels to cashier stations, pharmacies

High demand for plexiglass as Shuswap businesses seek to protect public, staff
Update: Ringette BC provincial championships cancelled for Salmon Arm

Update: Ringette BC provincial championships cancelled for Salmon Arm

450 athletes were to compete in March 13-15 event hosted by Shuswap Ringette

Update: Ringette BC provincial championships cancelled for Salmon Arm
Amid concerns around COVID-19, toilet paper has become a hot commodity in Salmon Arm, with some store shelves being largely depleted over the March 7-8 weekend. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Toilet paper flying off shelves at Salmon Arm stores amid COVID-19 concerns

Shoppers buying up hand sanitizer and other disinfectants, zinc lozenges

Amid concerns around COVID-19, toilet paper has become a hot commodity in Salmon Arm, with some store shelves being largely depleted over the March 7-8 weekend. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
A story shared in the Oct. 4, 1923 issue of the Summerland Review details the finding of a mammoth underground cave hidden somewhere near Shuswap Lake. (Freephotos-Pixabay)

History mystery: Mammoth-sized cave discovered at Shuswap Lake

Explorer says hidden underground find contains miles of passages

A story shared in the Oct. 4, 1923 issue of the Summerland Review details the finding of a mammoth underground cave hidden somewhere near Shuswap Lake. (Freephotos-Pixabay)
Salmon Arm RCMP arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant

Police say warrant for arrest related to parole violations.

Salmon Arm RCMP arrest man wanted on Canada-wide warrant
Shuswap boy wins hockey stick from NHL hero with rock, paper, scissors

Shuswap boy wins hockey stick from NHL hero with rock, paper, scissors

Chase’s Payton Koch’s exchange with Minnesota Wild’s Kevin Fiala caught on camera

Shuswap boy wins hockey stick from NHL hero with rock, paper, scissors
Drive BC reports Highway 1 is closed due to a vehicle accident between Ford Road and Sunybrae Canoe Point Road. Witness reports indicate the accident is near the White Post Auto Museum. (Google image)

Update: Highway 1 reopens west of Salmon Arm

Vehicle accident required temporary closure of Trans-Canada Highway

Drive BC reports Highway 1 is closed due to a vehicle accident between Ford Road and Sunybrae Canoe Point Road. Witness reports indicate the accident is near the White Post Auto Museum. (Google image)