Lachlan Labere

BC Hydro crews worked to cut trees damaged by a wind storm away from power lines on 5th Street SE in Salmon Arm late into the night on Feb. 1. (File photo)

Shuswap windstorm a reminder to clear trees from hydro lines

BC Hydro stresses keeping safe distance, provides routine pruning around power lines

BC Hydro crews worked to cut trees damaged by a wind storm away from power lines on 5th Street SE in Salmon Arm late into the night on Feb. 1. (File photo)
The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)

Shuswap homebuilders capture gold for customer service

Copper Island Fine Homes receive top awards for best home, unique design

The Copper Island Fine Homes crew show off the hardware won at the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior 15th Annual Keystone Awards Gala on Feb. 1, 2020. Left to right are Tammy Packer, Greg Vistisen, Lynda Curran, Melody Thompson, Tim Lukashuk, Kathy Moore, Dean Friesen, Heidi Friesen, Tracy Vistisen and Chuck Beaton. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm firefighters responded to a suspicious hedge fire that caused damage to a townhome complex in the 100 block of 20th Street NE on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Salmon Arm Fire Department photo)

Hedge fire at Salmon Arm town homes deemed suspicious

Incident serves as opportunity to remind property owners to be FireSmart

Salmon Arm firefighters responded to a suspicious hedge fire that caused damage to a townhome complex in the 100 block of 20th Street NE on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (Salmon Arm Fire Department photo)
Dancers from Sparkle Dance Academy put on a show for the Bollywood Bang fundraiser at the SASCU Rec Centre on Saturday, Oct. 5 (Cheryl Peterson/Promisephotographyca.com)

Salmon Arm Bollywood Bang organizers aim for $1 million

Fundraising event fetches $155,000 for Shuswap Hospital Foundation

Dancers from Sparkle Dance Academy put on a show for the Bollywood Bang fundraiser at the SASCU Rec Centre on Saturday, Oct. 5 (Cheryl Peterson/Promisephotographyca.com)
Heavy snow expected for Highway 1 east of Salmon Arm

Heavy snow expected for Highway 1 east of Salmon Arm

Up to 25 centimetres forecast from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass

Heavy snow expected for Highway 1 east of Salmon Arm
A crew removes downed trees from Larch Hills cross-country ski area trails. (Larch Hills Nordic Society photo)

January brings record snowfall to Shuswap ski area

Up to 800 downed trees removed so far from Larch Hills cross-country trail network

A crew removes downed trees from Larch Hills cross-country ski area trails. (Larch Hills Nordic Society photo)
Break in a “poke in the eye” to Shuswap ski club

Break in a “poke in the eye” to Shuswap ski club

Larch Hills Nordics looking at security improvements for chalet

Break in a “poke in the eye” to Shuswap ski club
School District #83 working to meet standards for lead in drinking water

School District #83 working to meet standards for lead in drinking water

Water bottle refill stations, additional filtration being added to North Okanagan-Shuswap schools

School District #83 working to meet standards for lead in drinking water
A semi is stuck on Highway 1, partially blocking the westbound lane in Canoe. A second vehicle is in a ditch at the bottom of the hill. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)

Stuck semi, ditched vehicle slowing Highway 1 traffic near Salmon Arm

Semi stuck at top of hill, vehicle in ditch at bottom, police on scene

A semi is stuck on Highway 1, partially blocking the westbound lane in Canoe. A second vehicle is in a ditch at the bottom of the hill. (Jim Elliot - Salmon Arm Observer)
Shuswap residents have concerns with the maintenance of rural roads and Highway 1 this winter by the province’s contractor, AIM Roads. (AIM Roads photo)

Rural Shuswap residents unimpressed with winter road maintenance

Highways contractor also responsible for maintaining, plowing rural roads

Shuswap residents have concerns with the maintenance of rural roads and Highway 1 this winter by the province’s contractor, AIM Roads. (AIM Roads photo)
Police are reminding drivers to clear their vehicles of snow and make sure windows are defrosted before heading out on the road. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

RCMP remind Shuswap motorists to defrost before driving

Police can ticket drivers with frosted windshields, snow-covered vehicles

Police are reminding drivers to clear their vehicles of snow and make sure windows are defrosted before heading out on the road. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Access to a Bastion Road property in Sunnybrae was blocked with officers on scene on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Man killed during attempted arrest by RCMP near Salmon Arm

Neighbour reports hearing loud bang followed by multiple gunshots in Sunnybrae

Access to a Bastion Road property in Sunnybrae was blocked with officers on scene on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Two arrested during RCMP search of Salmon Arm properties

Two arrested during RCMP search of Salmon Arm properties

Southeast District Emergency Response Team assists with warrant executions

Two arrested during RCMP search of Salmon Arm properties
The BC Coroners Service confirms it is investigating the deaths of a man and woman in the South Shuswap. (File photo)

BC Coroners Service investigating deaths of elderly man, woman in South Shuswap

Deceased reported to have been in their 70s

The BC Coroners Service confirms it is investigating the deaths of a man and woman in the South Shuswap. (File photo)
Eagle Bay firefighters responded to wires on the road on Dec. 31, 2019. Buried in snow, the still energized wires ignited the asphalt beneath. (Eagle Bay Fire Department photo)

Shuswap firefighters warn of dangers of downed, damaged power lines

Eagle Bay Fire Department cautions public to keep safe distance, call 911

Eagle Bay firefighters responded to wires on the road on Dec. 31, 2019. Buried in snow, the still energized wires ignited the asphalt beneath. (Eagle Bay Fire Department photo)
Downed power lines have blocked eastbound traffic on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Downed power lines blocking traffic on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm

Eastbound lane affected near Shell station at 10th Street SW intersection

Downed power lines have blocked eastbound traffic on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Sicamous RCMP pursuing charges against Alberta driver for collision with tow truck

Sicamous RCMP pursuing charges against Alberta driver for collision with tow truck

Tow-truck operator was recovering vehicle from ditch along Highway 1 in Malakwa

Sicamous RCMP pursuing charges against Alberta driver for collision with tow truck
Winter doesn’t slow anyone down on the Interior’s Triang-ale Trail connecting Kamloops, the Shuswap and Vernon. (BC Ale Trail photo)

BC Ale Trail showcases thirst-quenching winter stops in North-Okanagan-Shuswap

Video features local microbreweries and outdoor attractions

Winter doesn’t slow anyone down on the Interior’s Triang-ale Trail connecting Kamloops, the Shuswap and Vernon. (BC Ale Trail photo)
Slow down. (Aim Roads/Facebook)

Semi in ditch on Highway 1 west of Sicamous

Traffic reduced to single lane, alternating

Slow down. (Aim Roads/Facebook)
CP Rail Holiday Trains travels across Canada to raise awareness, funds and food for Canadian food banks. This year, the holiday train arrives in the Shuswap on Dec. 14. (Photo contributed)

Dallas Smith, Terri Clark to perform on CP Holiday Train’s B.C. stops

Annual festive food bank fundraiser rolling across province from Dec. 11 to 17

CP Rail Holiday Trains travels across Canada to raise awareness, funds and food for Canadian food banks. This year, the holiday train arrives in the Shuswap on Dec. 14. (Photo contributed)