Salmon Arm

People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Unacceptable’: Protestors enter Salmon Arm schools, forcing hold and secure procedures

Teacher said he didn’t feel safe for students or staff

 

People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Unacceptable’: Protesters enter Shuswap schools, forcing lockdowns

Teacher said he didn’t feel safe for students or staff

 

B.C. vaccine passport (Black Press Media)

Salmon Arm chamber survey shows reluctance among membership to enforce vaccine passport

Respondents concerned for employees being shouldered with responsibility of enforcement

 

From left to right: Vahlleri Semeniuk on behalf of the Second Harvest Food Bank; Jaylene Bourdon on behalf of the SAFE Society; Kaily Jeffery, who raised and sold her own 4H steer; and Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, who bought Jeffery’s steer and donated the meat to Second Harvest and the SAFE Society. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm charities, Sicamous teen benefit from grocer’s generous bid on 4-H steer

Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, donated meat to Second Harvest, SAFE Society

From left to right: Vahlleri Semeniuk on behalf of the Second Harvest Food Bank; Jaylene Bourdon on behalf of the SAFE Society; Kaily Jeffery, who raised and sold her own 4H steer; and Tony Nikic, manager of the Salmon Arm Save-On-Foods, who bought Jeffery’s steer and donated the meat to Second Harvest and the SAFE Society. (Contributed)
Salmon Arm RCMP officers arrested a 27-year-old man on outstanding warrants for failing to comply with an existing probation order on Sept. 2, 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP seize drugs, weapons after arrest of man barricaded in residence

Fentanyl, imitation handgun among items seized by police

Salmon Arm RCMP officers arrested a 27-year-old man on outstanding warrants for failing to comply with an existing probation order on Sept. 2, 2021. (File photo)
Dash-cam footage taken Sept. 8 about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of 10th Street SW and the Trans-Canada Highway, with the Shell gas station across the highway from the camera, shows a transport truck about to go through a red light. (Phaedra Idzan image)

Dash-cam footage captures semi on Highway 1 in Salmon Arm running red light

Salmon Arm resident purchases dash-cam because of dangerous encounters on highway

Dash-cam footage taken Sept. 8 about 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of 10th Street SW and the Trans-Canada Highway, with the Shell gas station across the highway from the camera, shows a transport truck about to go through a red light. (Phaedra Idzan image)
Salmon Arm council requests that residents get vaccinated against COVID-19 for a number of reasons, including being a way to protect children as the number of new weekly cases climbs in the Salmon Arm health area. (File photo)

As COVID numbers rise, Salmon Arm council implores residents to get vaccinated

Elected officials provide a variety of reasons for citizens to opt for the vaccine

Salmon Arm council requests that residents get vaccinated against COVID-19 for a number of reasons, including being a way to protect children as the number of new weekly cases climbs in the Salmon Arm health area. (File photo)
Nalayia Taylor and Rhyan Leggett Grayston raise funds for firefighters at their roadside sales table at the corner of 10th Street SW and 10th Avenue SW on Friday, Aug. 27. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Young Salmon Arm residents raise funds for firefighters

Thoughts of wildfire crews having to sleep in tents and use porta-potties part of inspiration

Nalayia Taylor and Rhyan Leggett Grayston raise funds for firefighters at their roadside sales table at the corner of 10th Street SW and 10th Avenue SW on Friday, Aug. 27. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Under clear, sunny skies on Aug. 24, 2021, the Salmon Arm Fire Camp on 10th Avenue SW houses a fluctuating population of 150 firefighters and service providers. Crews work 14 days on and then four days off, if the wildfire situation allows it. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Size of wildfire group in Shuswap leads to creation of ‘small city’ within a city

BC Wildfire spokesperson calls Salmon Arm Fire Camp an ‘absolutely fantastic site’

Under clear, sunny skies on Aug. 24, 2021, the Salmon Arm Fire Camp on 10th Avenue SW houses a fluctuating population of 150 firefighters and service providers. Crews work 14 days on and then four days off, if the wildfire situation allows it. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
Shuswap businesses and economic groups have reported a labour shortage in 2021. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap labour shortage: Businesses hiring, but can’t find employees

Lack of affordable housing said to be part of the problem

Shuswap businesses and economic groups have reported a labour shortage in 2021. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
The trial of Alexander Vittel Boucher who is charged with attempted murder and other offences is set to begin on Aug. 30 in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops. (RCMP photo)

Trial set for Enderby man charged in South Shuswap stabbing

Accused faces charges of attempted murder, robbery and assault

The trial of Alexander Vittel Boucher who is charged with attempted murder and other offences is set to begin on Aug. 30 in BC Supreme Court in Kamloops. (RCMP photo)
Sasha Eugene’s grandmother Audrey Eugene, Sasha’s auntie Sheila Johnny, driver-support Tegan James Spencer Oja and walker Sasha Eugene take time out Aug. 22 at Little Shuswap Lake during her Medicine walk from Kamloops to the Shuswap Nation administration office in Invermere to bring the spirits of the children at the residential school home. (Annie Williams photo)

To honour children, Shuswap woman takes two walks from two residential schools

Medicine walk travels from Kamloops through Salmon Arm to bring awareness, healing

Sasha Eugene’s grandmother Audrey Eugene, Sasha’s auntie Sheila Johnny, driver-support Tegan James Spencer Oja and walker Sasha Eugene take time out Aug. 22 at Little Shuswap Lake during her Medicine walk from Kamloops to the Shuswap Nation administration office in Invermere to bring the spirits of the children at the residential school home. (Annie Williams photo)
A man and a woman are in police custody following an alleged targeted attack west of Salmon Arm on Aug. 23, 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP recommend kidnapping charge in alleged targeted attack

Police say suspects broke into house, attempted to hide from officers

A man and a woman are in police custody following an alleged targeted attack west of Salmon Arm on Aug. 23, 2021. (File photo)
The Salmon arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association announced Tuesday, Aug. 24, that the 2021 Salmon Arm Fair was being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Fair organizers announce event’s cancellation

Recent pandemic restrictions, safety concerns and timing crunch led to decision

The Salmon arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association announced Tuesday, Aug. 24, that the 2021 Salmon Arm Fair was being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions. (File photo)
The residence of Matthew Heneghan, who lives in Falkland with his family, was one of those evacuated in early August 2021 due to the growth of the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Photo contributed)

Falkland evacuee from White Rock Lake wildfire finds solace in gratitude

Man who grew up in Salmon Arm expresses thanks to all those who contribute to keeping people safe

The residence of Matthew Heneghan, who lives in Falkland with his family, was one of those evacuated in early August 2021 due to the growth of the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Photo contributed)
A person is receiving medical attention after allegedly attacking three Salmon Arm RCMP officers on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (File photo)

Salmon Arm RCMP officers unharmed after alleged attack by person wielding machete, scythe

Person was apprehended with conductive energy weapon, transported to hospital

A person is receiving medical attention after allegedly attacking three Salmon Arm RCMP officers on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021. (File photo)
Shuswap Clothing and Shoe Company owner Gerald Forman will be marking the store’s 100th anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm clothier celebrates a century in business

Shuswap Clothing and Shoe Company’s Gerald Forman to mark anniversary on Aug. 25

Shuswap Clothing and Shoe Company owner Gerald Forman will be marking the store’s 100th anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
A portion of Kelly Perry’s silkscreen on paper art, “Pushing and Pulling”, is shown here. The full artwork will be on display at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery from Aug. 28 to Oct. 9, 2021. (Kelly Perry Art)

Thompson-Okanagan artists to showcase their work at Salmon Arm printmaking exhibition

‘Pull: Printmaking in the Time of Covid’ opens Aug. 28 at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery

A portion of Kelly Perry’s silkscreen on paper art, “Pushing and Pulling”, is shown here. The full artwork will be on display at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery from Aug. 28 to Oct. 9, 2021. (Kelly Perry Art)
Kelowna West MLA elect Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his riding victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of this week’s news items from the Interior

Kelowna West MLA elect Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his riding victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
National and international bestselling author, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, pictured here at Salmon Arm Bay with the wharf behind her, discusses her latest book, The Almost Wife. (Mitch Krupp photo)

Shuswap best-selling author Gail Anderson-Dargatz reveals details about new book

The Almost Wife is a domestic thriller which Anderson-Dargatz says are often about empowerment

National and international bestselling author, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, pictured here at Salmon Arm Bay with the wharf behind her, discusses her latest book, The Almost Wife. (Mitch Krupp photo)