Salmon Arm

Pam Wenzel leads friends Anna Wasiuta, Lynne Gulliford and Ann Polson in a physically distanced line-dance practise, protected from the rain by the picnic shelter at Blackburn Park on Monday morning, May 25, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Snapshot: Distanced dancing in Salmon Arm

Friends use picnic shelter at Blackburn Park for safe practice

Pam Wenzel leads friends Anna Wasiuta, Lynne Gulliford and Ann Polson in a physically distanced line-dance practise, protected from the rain by the picnic shelter at Blackburn Park on Monday morning, May 25, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Trees not green in the photo are those that have been killed by the Douglas-fir beetle. (Government of B.C. image)

Douglas fir trees in Salmon Arm face attack from bark beetle

Online pamphlet can help residents learn how to protect their trees

Trees not green in the photo are those that have been killed by the Douglas-fir beetle. (Government of B.C. image)
Ava Lamerton on Zoom dances with Annah Cook and Esmee Austin who are in the Shuswap Dance Center studio following the lifting of some pandemic restrictions on May 19. (Shuswap Dance Center photo)

Shuswap dance students to perform on screen at Enderby’s drive-in theatre

Spectators will pull in, park and watch the performances from the comfort of their vehicles

Ava Lamerton on Zoom dances with Annah Cook and Esmee Austin who are in the Shuswap Dance Center studio following the lifting of some pandemic restrictions on May 19. (Shuswap Dance Center photo)
Orphaned cub Casey rejoined siblings Dylan and Sumac in the care of the Northern Lights Wildlife Society following his recent rescue in the Shuswap. (Contributed)

Rescued Shuswap bear cub named after Snowbirds Capt. Jenn Casey

Neighbours assist in capture of Tappen Triplets now in care of Northern Lights Wildlife Society

Orphaned cub Casey rejoined siblings Dylan and Sumac in the care of the Northern Lights Wildlife Society following his recent rescue in the Shuswap. (Contributed)
This is one of five orphaned feral kittens rescued on May 11, 2020 by Shuswap Paws Rescue Society. (Contributed)

WATCH: Shuswap pet rescue society creates happy ending for five feral felines

Volunteer group could use food, donations for its work helping vulnerable cats and dogs

This is one of five orphaned feral kittens rescued on May 11, 2020 by Shuswap Paws Rescue Society. (Contributed)
The Canadian Forces Snowbirds give residents a view of their world as they leave Salmon Arm and fly to Kamloops before the fatal crash May 17, creating a video along the way. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds YouTube image)

Snowbirds leave Shuswap residents with a glimpse of the region from their viewpoint

YouTube video made before the tragic crash in Kamloops on May 17

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds give residents a view of their world as they leave Salmon Arm and fly to Kamloops before the fatal crash May 17, creating a video along the way. (Canadian Forces Snowbirds YouTube image)
BC Securities Commission issues temporary trading ban to former Shuswap motorcycle rally promoter

BC Securities Commission issues temporary trading ban to former Shuswap motorcycle rally promoter

Ray Sasseville given 15-day trading suspension along with four companies

BC Securities Commission issues temporary trading ban to former Shuswap motorcycle rally promoter
BC Securities Commission issues temporary trading ban to former Shuswap motorcycle rally promoter

BC Securities Commission issues temporary trading ban to former Shuswap motorcycle rally promoter

Ray Sasseville given 15-day trading suspension along with four companies

BC Securities Commission issues temporary trading ban to former Shuswap motorcycle rally promoter
Potter Bruce Nyeste of Sorrento’s Mud, Sweat and Tears Stoneware and Porcelain Pottery, donates a cheque for $2,036 to Second Harvest food bank manager Vahlleri Semeniuk. The funds were raised from the sale of 100 bowls Nyeste made and sold through DeMille’s Farm Market for donation. With help from the Shuswap Community Foundation, Nyeste is hoping to create and sell another 500 bowls, with all the proceeds going to Second Harvest. (Contributed)

Shuswap potter returns to kiln to create 500 bowls for food bank

Mud, Sweat and Tears’ Bruce Nyeste thrilled by successful sale of initial run

Potter Bruce Nyeste of Sorrento’s Mud, Sweat and Tears Stoneware and Porcelain Pottery, donates a cheque for $2,036 to Second Harvest food bank manager Vahlleri Semeniuk. The funds were raised from the sale of 100 bowls Nyeste made and sold through DeMille’s Farm Market for donation. With help from the Shuswap Community Foundation, Nyeste is hoping to create and sell another 500 bowls, with all the proceeds going to Second Harvest. (Contributed)
Revelstoke Queen Victoria Hospital nursing graduates in 1918. Rear: Evelyne Wilson, Marjorie Lee, Frances Smith, Elsie McEwen. Centre: Dr. J.H. Hamilton, Matron Miss Skinner, Dr. W.H. Sutherland. Front: Ida Wilcox, Ida Harbell. (W. Barton, photographer)

Looking back: Salmon Arm’s experience with the Spanish flu

Salmon Arm Museum curator Deborah Chapman looks at impact on community

  • May 14, 2020
Revelstoke Queen Victoria Hospital nursing graduates in 1918. Rear: Evelyne Wilson, Marjorie Lee, Frances Smith, Elsie McEwen. Centre: Dr. J.H. Hamilton, Matron Miss Skinner, Dr. W.H. Sutherland. Front: Ida Wilcox, Ida Harbell. (W. Barton, photographer)
Clockwise, from baby Mercedes Reyes, Mercedes’ mom Mackensie Auclair, grandma Jennifer Reedman, great-grandma Nona Reedman and great-great-grandma Marg Dondaneau, five generations of family and females take time for a photo in Salmon Arm on May 13, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Five generations of females celebrate family in Salmon Arm

Matriarch is now 90 while youngest born is just five months

Clockwise, from baby Mercedes Reyes, Mercedes’ mom Mackensie Auclair, grandma Jennifer Reedman, great-grandma Nona Reedman and great-great-grandma Marg Dondaneau, five generations of family and females take time for a photo in Salmon Arm on May 13, 2020. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Dan Beals works on lap seven of his 100 Mile charity walk to raise funds for the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Virus prompts Salmon Arm teacher to take 100 mile walk for hospital

Daniel Beals treks back and forth along foreshore for Shuswap Hospital Foundation

Dan Beals works on lap seven of his 100 Mile charity walk to raise funds for the Shuswap Hospital Foundation. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
In August 2019, Duncan Walters stands in the area where he planned to build a disc golf course north of the Salmon Arm airport. Work is now nearing completion. (File photo)

Shuswap disc golf course nearly finished but parking lot may slow momentum

City of Salmon Arm wants to see place to park ready before welcome sign adorns course

In August 2019, Duncan Walters stands in the area where he planned to build a disc golf course north of the Salmon Arm airport. Work is now nearing completion. (File photo)
U6 Timbits players and coaches talk soccer on June 1, 2019 at the SAS Jackson field. (File photo)

Youth soccer, minor baseball in Shuswap hope for word from provincial associations

Government reps meet with B.C. associations to work out protocols for play

U6 Timbits players and coaches talk soccer on June 1, 2019 at the SAS Jackson field. (File photo)
Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)

Salmon Arm man receives suspended sentence, house arrest, for violating trading ban

Judge sentences man who breached trading ban to two years’ probation

Salmon Arm Law Courts. (File photo)
Members of Salmon Arm’s Mirella Project, Blanka Stepankova, Mirella Ramsay, Noelle Ramsay, Avery Hanson and Heidi Parker have lots of plans and ideas for creating a sustainable lifestyle. (Kayleigh Seibel photo)

Group of young people in Shuswap stay full of hope for future despite tough times

Salmon Arm founder of Mirella Projct has lots of ideas for creating a sustainable community

Members of Salmon Arm’s Mirella Project, Blanka Stepankova, Mirella Ramsay, Noelle Ramsay, Avery Hanson and Heidi Parker have lots of plans and ideas for creating a sustainable lifestyle. (Kayleigh Seibel photo)
On May 7, 2020, the waters under the Salmon River Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway at the west end of Salmon Arm are rising, but not as high as they did in 2018. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon River flood watch in Shuswap causing less consternation than previous years

High stream flow advisory currently, high temperatures and heavy rains would create threat

On May 7, 2020, the waters under the Salmon River Bridge on the Trans-Canada Highway at the west end of Salmon Arm are rising, but not as high as they did in 2018. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Schools have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

More North-Okanagan Shuswap students may be back in class by end of May

School District #83 will be asking parents if they want more direct instruction for students

Schools have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Nash Bredick and Ian Calkins enjoying a ride at the 2019 Salmon Arm Fair on Friday, Aug. 6. This year’s fair was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Fair, Shuswap Canada Day events cancelled

Pandemic prompts decision to shelf annual Shuswap community festivities

Nash Bredick and Ian Calkins enjoying a ride at the 2019 Salmon Arm Fair on Friday, Aug. 6. This year’s fair was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo)
Jim Hall receives his wings with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. (Contributed)

Shuswap resident shares tales from career as pilot, air traffic controller

Jim Hall releases Tower Tales, an autobiographical flight spanning 27 years

Jim Hall receives his wings with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. (Contributed)