Roots & Blues Festival attendance sees upswing

!The Great Lake Swimmers perform on the TD Main Stage as the sun sets over the fairgrounds at 24th annual Roots and Blues Festival on Friday, Aug. 19. - Evan Buhler/Observer
  • updated Aug 23, 2016 at 6:51 PM

Preliminary estimates pegged attendance numbers at 26,000 for the weekend festival.


RCMP request assistance in search for vehicle possibly linked to domestic assault

  • updated Aug 23, 2016 at 4:09 PM

RCMP requests the public's assistance locating a vehicle linked to a possible case of domestic assault which occurred Sunday morning.


ATV crash near Summerland claims the life of Tappen man

  • updated Aug 23, 2016 at 3:46 PM

A 56-year-old Tappen man is dead following an ATV crash on Cartwright Mountain to the northwest of Summerland.


BC VIEWS: B.C. fails to save the planet

  • updated Aug 23, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Premier Christy Clark isn't going into next year's election with a promise to jack up Canada's only significant carbon tax


Dismal sockeye salmon run is Fraser River's worst return in 120 years

  • posted Aug 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM

853,000 fish estimated returning is worse than the disaster year of 2009 that triggered the Cohen inquiry, but not as unexpected

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