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Josh Piercey recaps the top news items from around the Okanagan-Shuswap region

 

Michael Heater from Salmon Arm was the happy winner of the Lotto Max Extra draw on May 3, winning $500,000. (BCLC photo)

Salmon Arm resident sets sights on new truck after lottery win

Matching all four Extra numbers on Lotto Max provides $500,000 prize

 

One of the semi-trucks involved in the crash. (Facebook)

Semi drivers taken to hospital after head-on crash on Highway 1 east of Salmon Arm

Salmon Arm RCMP investigating May 18 collision

 

Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Mountain bike riders conquer Salmon Arm trails for Salty Dog Enduro

More than 400 riders take part in six-hour endurance competition

Stacey Clark, of team Bike Beauties, and fellow Salty Dog Enduro participants begin the six-hour individual and team ride at Salmon Arm’s South Canoe Trails on Sunday, May 15, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm will close its doors permanently on May 31, 2022. Plans are underway to come up with options that better meet the needs of people who are without homes. (File photo)

Homeless shelter in Salmon Arm to close its doors permanently

Groups working together to provide options that better meet needs of individuals

The Salvation Army’s Lighthouse Shelter in Salmon Arm will close its doors permanently on May 31, 2022. Plans are underway to come up with options that better meet the needs of people who are without homes. (File photo)
City of Salmon Arm parks and facilities employee Dave Dollack removes a full garbage bag from one of the city’s eight-foot deep garbage cans. (Barb Brouwer photo)

False teeth, cell phones, wallets and other items retrieved from Salmon Arm trash cans

City bins often being used for disposing household garbage

  • May 16, 2022
City of Salmon Arm parks and facilities employee Dave Dollack removes a full garbage bag from one of the city’s eight-foot deep garbage cans. (Barb Brouwer photo)
Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dash cam or surveillance video footage that may assist with a sexual assault investigation. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP seek suspect after three women reportedly groped by masked man

Incident occurred May 12 near 30th Street NE and 9th Avenue NE intersection

Salmon Arm RCMP are looking for dash cam or surveillance video footage that may assist with a sexual assault investigation. (File photo)
The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson was denied bail in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops on May 12, 2022. (File photo)

Man charged with murder in death of Shuswap woman denied bail

Derek Favell faces second-degree murder charge in death of Ashley Simpson

The man charged with second-degree murder in the death of Ashley Simpson was denied bail in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops on May 12, 2022. (File photo)
These are examples of the types of signs that can appear on non-gendered public washrooms. (File photo)

‘Not just two options’: Salmon Arm to work towards non-gendered washrooms in city

Council votes unanimously to start with changing single-stall facilities

These are examples of the types of signs that can appear on non-gendered public washrooms. (File photo)
Silver Creek’s Mike Strotmann rode his 1972 John Deere tractor to a silver-medal finish in the Canadian Plowing Competition that took place in Rivers, Manitoba from May 2 to 4. (Contributed)

‘Don’t make a mess’: Shuswap precision plowman wins silver at national competition

Silver Creek’s Mike Strotmann rode his 1972 John Deere tractor

  • May 11, 2022
Silver Creek’s Mike Strotmann rode his 1972 John Deere tractor to a silver-medal finish in the Canadian Plowing Competition that took place in Rivers, Manitoba from May 2 to 4. (Contributed)
Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
Alex Cuba (guitar) performs with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra in Kelowna Friday, April 1, 2022. (Submitted photo)
The price per litre of regular gas was over the $2 mark at this Salmon Arm gas station on Tuesday morning, May 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Gas prices surpass $2 per litre in Salmon Arm, highest in North Okanagan-Shuswap

Costs at the pump continue to rise as oil companies report billions in profits

The price per litre of regular gas was over the $2 mark at this Salmon Arm gas station on Tuesday morning, May 10, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
School District 83 is appealing a $200,000 penalty from March 2022 regarding handling of possible hazardous materials like asbestos after a contractor reportedly did not follow a work plan. (School District 83 photo)

3 small holes at Salmon Arm school lead to $200,000 WorkSafe BC fine

Fine review requested after contractor at Bastion school reportedly deviates from asbestos plan

School District 83 is appealing a $200,000 penalty from March 2022 regarding handling of possible hazardous materials like asbestos after a contractor reportedly did not follow a work plan. (School District 83 photo)
Jordan Barin of Salmon Arm’s Bulldog’s Boxing dodges a blow while connecting with the chin of opponent Tyson Chamberlain, of the Kamloops Boxing Academy, in a novice elite bout. Barin dominated the fight and was declared the winner during the Hit2Fit fundraising event at the SASCU Recreation Centre on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm boxers go the distance for fundraiser

Hit2Fit charity event held Saturday evening at SASCU Recreation Centre

Jordan Barin of Salmon Arm’s Bulldog’s Boxing dodges a blow while connecting with the chin of opponent Tyson Chamberlain, of the Kamloops Boxing Academy, in a novice elite bout. Barin dominated the fight and was declared the winner during the Hit2Fit fundraising event at the SASCU Recreation Centre on Saturday, May 7, 2022. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
About 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, six runners remained on the BC Backyard Ultra in Salmon Arm, with Ihor Verys from Chilliwack, left, in the lead and Daylan Wizniuk from Camrose, at right, as they head out for Lap 29. Verys completed another 10 laps to win. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)

Winner of Salmon Arm’s BC Backyard Ultra keeps running for 39 hours

Chilliwack man completes 261.3 kilometres while running day and night for 2 days

About 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30, six runners remained on the BC Backyard Ultra in Salmon Arm, with Ihor Verys from Chilliwack, left, in the lead and Daylan Wizniuk from Camrose, at right, as they head out for Lap 29. Verys completed another 10 laps to win. (Lachlan Labere - Salmon Arm Observer)
Kayla Butts holds son Jaxon, who was born with a chromosomal abnormality that can affect many parts of the body. Kayla and grandmother Brandi are with Jaxon in Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, where he is receiving care. (Contributed)

Four-year-old son’s medical needs take priority over new roof for Salmon Arm mom

Trust fund set up at SASCU for Kayla Butts and son Jaxon

  • May 2, 2022
Kayla Butts holds son Jaxon, who was born with a chromosomal abnormality that can affect many parts of the body. Kayla and grandmother Brandi are with Jaxon in Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, where he is receiving care. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm RCMP report deescalating situation on April 22 involving an upset male with a loaded handgun in a residence. (File photo)

Man with loaded handgun inside Salmon Arm home taken into custody

Two other firearms located, police say public was not in danger

Salmon Arm RCMP report deescalating situation on April 22 involving an upset male with a loaded handgun in a residence. (File photo)
After 40 years of working for Canadian Tire – 10 in Kamloops and 30 in Salmon Arm – Gary Best, aka Mr. Canadian Tire, is retiring. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm’s ‘Mr. Canadian Tire’ ready to retire

Gary Best has worked with the company for 40 years, 30 at the Salmon Arm store

After 40 years of working for Canadian Tire – 10 in Kamloops and 30 in Salmon Arm – Gary Best, aka Mr. Canadian Tire, is retiring. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Jesse Wente, keynote speaker at the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) AGM and Conference in Salmon Arm April 26-29, poses for a photograph in Toronto in 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Wildfires, climate change, lessons, successes featured at Salmon Arm conference

200 delegates and guests expected in the Shuswap for Southern Interior local government gathering

Jesse Wente, keynote speaker at the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) AGM and Conference in Salmon Arm April 26-29, poses for a photograph in Toronto in 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Traffic is stalled on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm due to a burning trailer. Images were posted about 4 p.m. April 19. (Rita Thibault/Facebook photo)

Burning trailer stalls traffic on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm

Trailer parked on Trans-Canada Highway shoulder

  • Apr 20, 2022
Traffic is stalled on Highway 1 between Sicamous and Salmon Arm due to a burning trailer. Images were posted about 4 p.m. April 19. (Rita Thibault/Facebook photo)