Tracy Hughes

Maureen Kennah-Hafstein plans to continue her fight to get increased funding from the B.C. Government for Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

B.C. health minister offers no remedy for surgical wait time

Parkinson’s patient continues quest for province to fund more procedures

Maureen Kennah-Hafstein plans to continue her fight to get increased funding from the B.C. Government for Deep Brain Stimulation surgery. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Maureen Kennah-Hafstein sits in front of her favourite dogwood tree in her backyard. Medication and supplements help to control some of her symptoms but each night she endures a painful withdrawal with uncontrollable movement and spasms. (Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer)

B.C. woman fights for a life-changing surgery

A Salmon Arm Parkinson’s patient lobbies government to fund another operating room

Maureen Kennah-Hafstein sits in front of her favourite dogwood tree in her backyard. Medication and supplements help to control some of her symptoms but each night she endures a painful withdrawal with uncontrollable movement and spasms. (Tracy Hughes/Salmon Arm Observer)
Man pours fuel inside B.C. government office

Man pours fuel inside B.C. government office

Suspect dumped an oil-gas mixture on desks and counters of B.C. ministries before fleeing the scene

Man pours fuel inside B.C. government office
Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after a 2014 court proceeding. -File photo

B.C. drug smuggler pleads guilty in U.S. court

Shuswap man admits to using helicopters to transport marijuana and cocaine across the border

Colin Martin leaves court in Kamloops after a 2014 court proceeding. -File photo
Investigators mark the location of spent bullet casings and gunshot marks on the vehicles involved in the Jan. 30 shooting at the Xcalibur car wash in Salmon Arm. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

B.C. RCMP officer officially cleared in car wash shooting incident

A report found the Salmon Arm officer fired 14 bullets at the man’s truck

Investigators mark the location of spent bullet casings and gunshot marks on the vehicles involved in the Jan. 30 shooting at the Xcalibur car wash in Salmon Arm. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
John Lambert Bjornstrom, the Bushman of the Shuswap, while he was on the run from police near his main camp close to Shuswap Lake. -Observer file photo

‘Bushman of the Shuswap’ fugitive John Bjornstorm dies at 58

Bjornstrom made the news when he escaped from a jail, evaded police capture for nearly two years

John Lambert Bjornstrom, the Bushman of the Shuswap, while he was on the run from police near his main camp close to Shuswap Lake. -Observer file photo
Morgan, a 126 pound Newfoundland dog, uses owners Dean and Grace Edwards’ snowblower to clear their driveway in Sunnybrae. - Grace Edwards photo

Meet Morgan, the Shuswap’s snow shovelling dog

Newfoundland dog can also rescue swimmers, fetch beer and clean up garbage

Morgan, a 126 pound Newfoundland dog, uses owners Dean and Grace Edwards’ snowblower to clear their driveway in Sunnybrae. - Grace Edwards photo
Update: Trans-Canada Highway reopens near Revelstoke

Update: Trans-Canada Highway reopens near Revelstoke

A collision has closed Highway 1 and there is no detour available

Update: Trans-Canada Highway reopens near Revelstoke
Ashley Simpson

Silver Creek farm search has parents anxious for answers

Believing their daughter is dead, Ashley Simpson’s parents want to be able to lay her to rest

Ashley Simpson
Police piece together final days of teen found dead on farm

Police piece together final days of teen found dead on farm

RCMP address rumours, misinformation about their investigation at Silver Creek farm

Police piece together final days of teen found dead on farm
Silver Creek reacts after remains found, man arrested

Silver Creek reacts after remains found, man arrested

Neighbours of property where remains were found say man arrested was sweet and polite

Silver Creek reacts after remains found, man arrested
Photo contributed                                The team from Kraken Sonar Systems, with David Shea on the far right.

B.C. man helps find piece of aviation history

At the bottom of Lake Ontario was once a lost piece of Canada’s aviation history

Photo contributed                                The team from Kraken Sonar Systems, with David Shea on the far right.
Hannah

Identical triplets celebrate first birthday

The likelihood of conceiving triplets without the use of fertility drugs in one is 50 million.

Hannah