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Brent Cox is fundraising to get his daughter Madison a new emotional support dog. (Brent Cox photo)

Salmon Arm father fundraising to get daughter a dog for emotional support

Brent Cox’s daughter has a rare genetic condition and was best friends with her previous dog

Brent Cox is fundraising to get his daughter Madison a new emotional support dog. (Brent Cox photo)
Interior Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
Interior Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm. (File photo)
Interior Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
Interior Health has reported a COVID-19 outbreak at Mount Ida Mews in Salmon Arm. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
Money is being raised to buy hearing aids for Mikayla May, who lost her hearing in November 2021. (Gofundme image)

‘Beautiful musician’: Money being raised for Salmon Arm woman who lost hearing

Mikayla May suffered severe hearing loss just days after being declared cancer free

Money is being raised to buy hearing aids for Mikayla May, who lost her hearing in November 2021. (Gofundme image)
Chase Secondary School was closed on Jan. 18, 2022. (File photo)

UPDATE: Chase Secondary School to open Wednesday after functional closure

Principal Greg Gartrell said enough staff available to offer programming in school

Chase Secondary School was closed on Jan. 18, 2022. (File photo)
Several commercial tractor trailer units can be seen in this RCMP drone image of the Saturday, Jan. 8, collision on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. Police are seeking more information about the incident that resulted in the death of one person and sent six others to hospital. (RCMP photo)

‘Really disturbed’: Fatal crash near Sicamous drives mayor’s road maintenance concerns

Council to send a letter with concerns to AIM Roads, Ministry of Transportation

Several commercial tractor trailer units can be seen in this RCMP drone image of the Saturday, Jan. 8, collision on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm. Police are seeking more information about the incident that resulted in the death of one person and sent six others to hospital. (RCMP photo)
The approximate location of a vehicle incident affecting traffic on Highway 97 south of Vernon. (Google image)

UPDATE: Highway 97 reopened south of Vernon following vehicle fire

Detour available via Kalamalka Lakeview Drive

The approximate location of a vehicle incident affecting traffic on Highway 97 south of Vernon. (Google image)
Missy Morrison Charko is the owner of Say Yes to the Rest Pediatric Sleep Consulting and loves her job helping parents and their children form healthy sleep habits. (Contributed)

Shuswap pediatric sleep consultant wants parents to say ‘yes’ to rest

Missy Morrison Charko has been running her own sleep consulting business for almost a year

Missy Morrison Charko is the owner of Say Yes to the Rest Pediatric Sleep Consulting and loves her job helping parents and their children form healthy sleep habits. (Contributed)
A fire that destroyed the home of Neskonlith member Bonnie Thomas on Jan. 8, 2022 has been deemed suspicious. (Contributed)

Woman and her son escape fire that destroyed their home west of Salmon Arm

Fire crews from three Salmon Arm fire halls responded to the blaze around 3 a.m. Jan. 8

A fire that destroyed the home of Neskonlith member Bonnie Thomas on Jan. 8, 2022 has been deemed suspicious. (Contributed)
Skip Tracy Fleury makes a shot during the wild card game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in February 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Kamloops to host 2023 Scotties Tournament of Hearts women’s curling championship

It will be the first time the city has hosted the tournament

Skip Tracy Fleury makes a shot during the wild card game at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in February 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Eliza Amber Schwartz was the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2022. She arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m. to mom Renae Clarke and dad Jason Schwartz. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm’s first baby of 2022 born to Lee Creek couple

Eliza Amber Schwartz arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m.

Eliza Amber Schwartz was the first baby born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in 2022. She arrived on Jan. 5 at 6:01 a.m. to mom Renae Clarke and dad Jason Schwartz. (Contributed)
Sicamous RCMP responded to eight collisions on Jan. 4, 2022. (File photo)

Sicamous RCMP see 10 vehicles slide off Highway 1 in last 2 days

Police say conditions remained icy despite consistent work from maintenance crews

Sicamous RCMP responded to eight collisions on Jan. 4, 2022. (File photo)
New mask rules will apply at School District 83 schools in 2022. (File Photo)

North Okanagan-Shuswap schools change mask rules in effort to get ahead of Omicron

School District 83 Superintendent Donna Kriger asked people to work together to keep schools open

New mask rules will apply at School District 83 schools in 2022. (File Photo)
The approximate location of a vehicle incident that brought Highway 97A north of Enderby down to single-lane alternating traffic. (Google image)

Crash north of Enderby reduces traffic on Highway 97A to single-lane alternating

DriveBC announced traffic disruption around 1:30 p.m.

The approximate location of a vehicle incident that brought Highway 97A north of Enderby down to single-lane alternating traffic. (Google image)
Bob Wilkins heads back to shore after an exhilarating splash in Shuswap Lake on New Year’s Day in Canoe. (Photo contributed)

Welcoming the New Year by taking a Polar Plunge into Shuswap Lake

A small group of individuals endures a fast dip in the frigid waters of Shuswap Lake on Jan. 1

Bob Wilkins heads back to shore after an exhilarating splash in Shuswap Lake on New Year’s Day in Canoe. (Photo contributed)
Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say started 2022 with a 3-0 shutout against the Vernon Vipers on Jan. 1. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks pick up pair of wins over Vernon Vipers on weekend

The Silverbacks now have 22 wins in 27 games this season

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goalie Owen Say started 2022 with a 3-0 shutout against the Vernon Vipers on Jan. 1. (Chris Fowler/Salmon Arm Silverbacks image)
Master Sailor Christopher Henrion of Salmon Arm is seen here on the HMCS Winnipeg. (HMCS Winnipeg image)

Shuswap Master Sailor returns to B.C. after deployment to Indo-Pacific

Christopher Henrion took part in Royal Canadian Navy Operations NEON and PROJECTION

Master Sailor Christopher Henrion of Salmon Arm is seen here on the HMCS Winnipeg. (HMCS Winnipeg image)
Motorists are asked to watch for wild horses on Highway 97 between Summerland and Penticton. (Pixabay image)

Watch out for wild horses on Highway 97 between Summerland and Penticton

Wildlife advisory put into effect between Riverside Drive and Wharf Street around 4 p.m. on Dec. 31

Motorists are asked to watch for wild horses on Highway 97 between Summerland and Penticton. (Pixabay image)
The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board unanimously supported two bylaws extending dog control service from just Ranchero to the entirety of Electoral Area D on Aug. 19, 2021. (File photo)

Dog control bylaws for Ranchero, Falkland, Deep Creek, Silver Creek in effect Jan. 1

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District voted on the bylaws on Aug. 19, 2021

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District board unanimously supported two bylaws extending dog control service from just Ranchero to the entirety of Electoral Area D on Aug. 19, 2021. (File photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP are on the hunt for the driver of this vehicle, which is suspected to be involved in a Dec. 30, 2021 hit and run. (Salmon Arm RCMP image)

Man taken to hospital after hit-and-run in Salmon Arm, police seeking witnesses

Police believe the vehicle involved is an early 2000’s Chevrolet Tahoe

Salmon Arm RCMP are on the hunt for the driver of this vehicle, which is suspected to be involved in a Dec. 30, 2021 hit and run. (Salmon Arm RCMP image)
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