Martha Wickett

RCMP are looking for Terrance Alan Jones, left, and Alexander Vittal Boucher as they are wanted for attempted murder and other offences in relation to an Aug. 16, 2020 stabbing in Blind Bay. (RCMP photos)

Police request public’s help in locating men charged in Shuswap stabbing

Three men have been charged with attempted murder, one from Enderby and one from Edmonton at large

RCMP are looking for Terrance Alan Jones, left, and Alexander Vittal Boucher as they are wanted for attempted murder and other offences in relation to an Aug. 16, 2020 stabbing in Blind Bay. (RCMP photos)
Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home

Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home

One of the accused in the Blind Bay incident is in custody while two are still at large

Three charged with attempted murder after bleeding man appears at Shuswap home
Chase RCMP respond to Aug. 26, 2020 collision on Highway 1 involving a large rock. (File photo)

Rock flies off hillside, strikes transport truck on Highway 1 near Chase

RCMP report the semi had to be towed after the August incident but the driver was not badly injured

Chase RCMP respond to Aug. 26, 2020 collision on Highway 1 involving a large rock. (File photo)
Prolific gardener and canner Bert Revel from Salmon Arm who has won many awards for his fruit, vegetables and famous pies over the years, knows about the shortage of canning jars and lids but managed to buy some before the shortage hit. He also has a collection of jars he maintains from year to year. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shortage of canning supplies in Shuswap and beyond a side effect of COVID-19

Stores across North America have run out of canning jars and lids

Prolific gardener and canner Bert Revel from Salmon Arm who has won many awards for his fruit, vegetables and famous pies over the years, knows about the shortage of canning jars and lids but managed to buy some before the shortage hit. He also has a collection of jars he maintains from year to year. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A Clearwater woman was charged on Sept. 7, 2020 with second-degree murder in the death of a man. (Black Press file photo)

Woman charged with second-degree murder in death of Clearwater man

Southeast District Major Crimes reports that deceased man was found in remote area near Adams Lake

A Clearwater woman was charged on Sept. 7, 2020 with second-degree murder in the death of a man. (Black Press file photo)
BC Wildfire Service reports a fire east of Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Canoe. (BC Wildfire image)

Wildfire burning between Salmon Arm and Canoe east of Highway 1

B.C. Wildfire Service says fire person-caused

BC Wildfire Service reports a fire east of Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Canoe. (BC Wildfire image)
Carolyn Black is pleased Interior Health recently began offering online appointment booking for its Salmon Arm outpatient lab but she is concerned about the long lineups drop-in patients experience. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Concerns raised by cancer patient over long lab lineups in Salmon Arm

Interior Health launches online booking while staff shortages and COVID-19 blamed for drop-in waits

Carolyn Black is pleased Interior Health recently began offering online appointment booking for its Salmon Arm outpatient lab but she is concerned about the long lineups drop-in patients experience. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
A group of American White Pelicans sits on a sandbar near the mouth of the Salmon River and preens in July 2020. (Glynne Green photo)

Shuswap Lake becomes important layover for flight of pelicans

Birdwatchers say the number of birds stopping to and from their nesting grounds is increasing

A group of American White Pelicans sits on a sandbar near the mouth of the Salmon River and preens in July 2020. (Glynne Green photo)
Volunteers and equipment work hard on July 24, 2020, to create a turtle nesting site at the Shuswap’s Gardom Lake to prevent turtles from having to cross the road where they’re often killed. (Contributed)

The turtle didn’t cross the road, thanks to a Shuswap group

Gardom Lake volunteers create nesting site to help protect species under threat

Volunteers and equipment work hard on July 24, 2020, to create a turtle nesting site at the Shuswap’s Gardom Lake to prevent turtles from having to cross the road where they’re often killed. (Contributed)
This roof rat was trapped in a large rat trap in Salmon Arm in December 2019. Experts say Norway rats and roof rats are typically the only rats found in B.C. (File photo)

City of Salmon Arm facilities not plagued by rats

Council responds to letters asking city not to use poison

This roof rat was trapped in a large rat trap in Salmon Arm in December 2019. Experts say Norway rats and roof rats are typically the only rats found in B.C. (File photo)
Face masks or coverings will be mandatory at No Frills stores and Real Canadian Superstores in Canada starting Aug. 29. (File photo)

Masks to be mandatory at No Frills and Real Canadian Superstore

Requirement will begin on Aug. 29 at the Loblaw-owned grocery retailers

Face masks or coverings will be mandatory at No Frills stores and Real Canadian Superstores in Canada starting Aug. 29. (File photo)
Chase RCMP called after man allegedly struck women in stomach with lawn trimmer. (File photo)

Chase RCMP respond to report of assault by weed whacker

Sorrento man alleged to have hit Surrey woman with lawn tool

Chase RCMP called after man allegedly struck women in stomach with lawn trimmer. (File photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP find parent of young child found alone on Chase Falkland Road. (File photo)

Police locate parent of young child found alone on Chase Falkland Road

Ambulance personnel called in to assess condition of child and parent

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP find parent of young child found alone on Chase Falkland Road. (File photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP find parent of young child found alone on Chase Falkland Road. (File photo)

Police locate parent of young child found alone on rural North Okanagan road

Ambulance personnel called in to assess condition of child and parent

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP find parent of young child found alone on Chase Falkland Road. (File photo)
B.C. Provincial Court courtroom. (File photo)

Shuswap man wanted to be caught for child pornography offences

Judge told accused was trying to get help to stop addiction

B.C. Provincial Court courtroom. (File photo)
The Hummingbird Creek Fire is pinpointed on a Wildfire BC map just south of Six Mile Point and Sicamous while the fire off Crazy Creek Forest Service Road is northeast of Eagle River Provincial Park. (Wildfire BC)

Crazy Creek Fire in Shuswap still burning out of control

Hummingbird Creek Fire near Sicamous not expected to spread

The Hummingbird Creek Fire is pinpointed on a Wildfire BC map just south of Six Mile Point and Sicamous while the fire off Crazy Creek Forest Service Road is northeast of Eagle River Provincial Park. (Wildfire BC)
Melanie Gotell is honoured by her Friends Abreast dragon boat team, a team made up of breast cancer survivors and friends, by a paddle arch she walked through on Aug. 4, 2020 after she completed her last round of chemotherapy at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm. COVID-19 prompted the outdoor ceremony. (Contributed)

Shuswap dragon boaters honour teammate’s cancer-fighting accomplishments

Friends Abreast team provides special recognition outside Salmon Arm hospital

Melanie Gotell is honoured by her Friends Abreast dragon boat team, a team made up of breast cancer survivors and friends, by a paddle arch she walked through on Aug. 4, 2020 after she completed her last round of chemotherapy at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in Salmon Arm. COVID-19 prompted the outdoor ceremony. (Contributed)
Chad Shipmaker addresses Salmon Arm Council on Aug. 10, 2020 to provide information about new cannabis extraction and cultivation facilities planned for Salmon Arm’s industrial park. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Cannabis cultivation, extraction facilities planned for Salmon Arm

Goal to provide premium, safe, legal products to Canada and the world

Chad Shipmaker addresses Salmon Arm Council on Aug. 10, 2020 to provide information about new cannabis extraction and cultivation facilities planned for Salmon Arm’s industrial park. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Some of the destruction is pictured that was visible in Lebanon following the catastrophic explosion at the Beirut port on Aug. 4, 2020. (Contributed)

Syrian from Shuswap witnesses devastation in Lebanon

‘Three, four, five minutes later, smoke covered the whole area…’

Some of the destruction is pictured that was visible in Lebanon following the catastrophic explosion at the Beirut port on Aug. 4, 2020. (Contributed)
The remains of a houseboat that burned to the pontoons early on Aug. 4 sits smoking on Mara Lake on Aug. 5, 2020. All 21 people and two small dogs onboard escaped unharmed from the burning boat. (Grace Dixon photo)

Father recounts narrow escape from Shuswap houseboat fire

Saskatchewan group overwhelmed by kindness of Sicamous, Salmon Arm communities

The remains of a houseboat that burned to the pontoons early on Aug. 4 sits smoking on Mara Lake on Aug. 5, 2020. All 21 people and two small dogs onboard escaped unharmed from the burning boat. (Grace Dixon photo)