Salmon Arm

North Okanagan-Shuswap schools to compel mask use through kindness

North Okanagan-Shuswap schools to compel mask use through kindness

Non-compliance may result in loss of in-class instruction, bus use

North Okanagan-Shuswap schools to compel mask use through kindness
A Salmon Arm pharmacist agreed to a $25,000 and a one-year suspension following an investigation by a College of Pharmacists of B.C. Inquiry Committee. The committee considered allegations that a former Shuswap Lake General Hospital pharmacist had colluded with a local pharmacy owner in the sale of misappropriated medications. (File photo)

Salmon Arm pharmacist fined, suspended for involvement in drug sales scheme

Pharmacy owner agrees to $25,000 fine, complete ethics course for health-care professionals

A Salmon Arm pharmacist agreed to a $25,000 and a one-year suspension following an investigation by a College of Pharmacists of B.C. Inquiry Committee. The committee considered allegations that a former Shuswap Lake General Hospital pharmacist had colluded with a local pharmacy owner in the sale of misappropriated medications. (File photo)
Shuswap man who pleaded guilty to head-butting an RCMP officer in January 2020 will spend 18 months on probation. (Black Press file photo)

Shuswap man who head-butted RCMP officer must apologize

Judge congratulates accused on his new-found sobriety

  • Aug 27, 2020
Shuswap man who pleaded guilty to head-butting an RCMP officer in January 2020 will spend 18 months on probation. (Black Press file photo)
An RCMP officer managed to halt traffic on Highway in time to prevent further injuries from occurring to a man lying on the road following a single-vehicle collision.(File photo)

Collision leaves injured man lying on highway near Salmon Arm

RCMP officer able to stop traffic before a second accident occurred

An RCMP officer managed to halt traffic on Highway in time to prevent further injuries from occurring to a man lying on the road following a single-vehicle collision.(File photo)
Salmon Arm’s Visitor Information Centre sits empty on Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Visitor Information Centre closed

Facility closure follows city’s termination of contract with chamber

Salmon Arm’s Visitor Information Centre sits empty on Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Adam Meikle paints an osprey preparing its descent to pluck a rainbow trout from the waters below in a mural on the east side of the blue building at 120 Hudson Ave. NE on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Giant interactive mural brings local wildlife to downtown Salmon Arm

Artists, property owner interested in producing more public murals

Adam Meikle paints an osprey preparing its descent to pluck a rainbow trout from the waters below in a mural on the east side of the blue building at 120 Hudson Ave. NE on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Deputy Mayor Chad Eliason, Darcie Fletcher, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services Co-ordinator Sean Coubrough, Anna Dimaggio, Matt Koivisto and Jennifer Beckett are among Salmon Arm residents thinking of their Penticton neighbours as the South Okanagan city struggles with the Christie Mountain wildfire. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm residents offer words of support to Penticton during Christie Mountain wildfire

Residents empathize having shared experience of past wildfires in B.C.

Deputy Mayor Chad Eliason, Darcie Fletcher, Columbia Shuswap Regional District Fire Services Co-ordinator Sean Coubrough, Anna Dimaggio, Matt Koivisto and Jennifer Beckett are among Salmon Arm residents thinking of their Penticton neighbours as the South Okanagan city struggles with the Christie Mountain wildfire. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Stabbing of 30-year-old man in South Shuswap believed targeted

Stabbing of 30-year-old man in South Shuswap believed targeted

RCMP seeking witnesses to Aug. 16 assault in Blind Bay believed to have occurred near car wash

Stabbing of 30-year-old man in South Shuswap believed targeted
A masked Vivian and Duncan Morris share a selfie in Thailand, where they remained for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)

Out of quarantine: Salmon Arm residents back in Canada compare COVID-19 response

Travellers find pushback on mask use not as prevalent overseas as at home

A masked Vivian and Duncan Morris share a selfie in Thailand, where they remained for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Contributed)
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)
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)
Bystanders were shocked by a man screaming profanities at the staff of the Chinese Garden Restaurant in Blind Bay on Aug. 7, 2020. (Amanda Toms/Facebook)

Bad behaviour at B.C. restaurants ignites campaign calling for respect

“If you can’t follow the rules, then stay home,” says BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association

Bystanders were shocked by a man screaming profanities at the staff of the Chinese Garden Restaurant in Blind Bay on Aug. 7, 2020. (Amanda Toms/Facebook)
Deanna Larocque, photographed while out on a hike with two of her dogs, Wyatt and Sulley, is a Sicamous-based certified clinical pet nutritionist who is excited to be part of the August edition of Pet Connection: Canada’s Natural Health Magazine for Pets. (Contributed)

Shuswap pet nutritionist, raw diet advocate to be featured in national magazine

Sicamous-based Deanna Larocque building reputation for canine support

Deanna Larocque, photographed while out on a hike with two of her dogs, Wyatt and Sulley, is a Sicamous-based certified clinical pet nutritionist who is excited to be part of the August edition of Pet Connection: Canada’s Natural Health Magazine for Pets. (Contributed)
Deanna Larocque, photographed while out on a hike with two of her dogs, Wyatt and Sulley, is Sicamous-based certified clinical pet nutritionist who is excited to be part of the August edition of Pet Connection: Canada’s Natural Health Magazine for Pets. (Contributed)

Shuswap pet nutritionist and raw diet advocate to be in national magazine

Sicamous’s Deanna Larocque building reputation for canine support

Deanna Larocque, photographed while out on a hike with two of her dogs, Wyatt and Sulley, is Sicamous-based certified clinical pet nutritionist who is excited to be part of the August edition of Pet Connection: Canada’s Natural Health Magazine for Pets. (Contributed)
Dennis Chin with Wings of Mercy will be searching for missing women in the Shuswap in the fall of 2020. Heavy rain forced the cancellation of an earlier attempt. (Photo contributed)

Searchers don’t lose hope of finding signs of missing women in North Okanagan-Shuswap

All it takes is a little different angle, different light, to spot evidence

Dennis Chin with Wings of Mercy will be searching for missing women in the Shuswap in the fall of 2020. Heavy rain forced the cancellation of an earlier attempt. (Photo contributed)
Emergency crews respond to collision on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm

Emergency crews respond to collision on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm

Traffic stopped in both directions

  • Jul 31, 2020
Emergency crews respond to collision on Highway 1 west of Salmon Arm
Cloth or disposable face masks provide means layer of protection in response to COVID-19. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Column: Masks may need to become mandatory to get a handle on COVID-19

In Plain View by Lachlan Labere

  • Jul 24, 2020
Cloth or disposable face masks provide means layer of protection in response to COVID-19. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
This long-time resident of Gardom Lake was found dead on June 4, 2020. A post-mortem showed the male loon died of lead poisoning from ingesting a lead fishing sinker. (Photo contributed)

Well-known Shuswap loon found dead from lead poison

Toxicology test shows fishing tackle responsible for death

This long-time resident of Gardom Lake was found dead on June 4, 2020. A post-mortem showed the male loon died of lead poisoning from ingesting a lead fishing sinker. (Photo contributed)
Accused in Shuswap church shooting found not criminally responsible due to mental disorder

Accused in Shuswap church shooting found not criminally responsible due to mental disorder

Matrix Gathergood confined to hospital for decision by Forensic Psychiatric Commission

Accused in Shuswap church shooting found not criminally responsible due to mental disorder
Carly Marchand-Jones works with one of her horses at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the film Unreined by Erin Parks. (Erin Parks image)

Films raise awareness of Salmon Arm non-profit rescuing horses from slaughter

Public votes for video could benefit Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue

Carly Marchand-Jones works with one of her horses at Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in the film Unreined by Erin Parks. (Erin Parks image)