Barb Brouwer

Bernice Jensen and her All My Relations Dance Group include, Junior Jensen, who was given a drum when he was a toddler and, at 16, sings his own songs, including the Salmon Journey Song. To the right of Junior are Sue Oliverius, Jewel Jensen, Lakeesha and Stephane Richard. The group performed on the Storyteller Stage at the Reclamation Day at Tsútswecw Provincial Park on Sept. 30. (Barb Brouwer photo)

Thousands of people, few salmon, arrive for start of Sepwépemc celebration at Tsústwecw Provincial Park

High daytime temperatures, low water levels may be delaying return of salmon

Bernice Jensen and her All My Relations Dance Group include, Junior Jensen, who was given a drum when he was a toddler and, at 16, sings his own songs, including the Salmon Journey Song. To the right of Junior are Sue Oliverius, Jewel Jensen, Lakeesha and Stephane Richard. The group performed on the Storyteller Stage at the Reclamation Day at Tsútswecw Provincial Park on Sept. 30. (Barb Brouwer photo)
Buckerfield’s Urban Agriculture Series at the Salmon Arm Fair will offer all kinds of information including how to help residents grow food in small and large spaces, just as this community garden at the Salvation Army Food Bank is doing. (Shuswap Food Action photo)

‘Get Growing’: Salmon Arm Fair to help more residents grow food

Workshops vary from how to start indoor container gardening to meal planning

Buckerfield’s Urban Agriculture Series at the Salmon Arm Fair will offer all kinds of information including how to help residents grow food in small and large spaces, just as this community garden at the Salvation Army Food Bank is doing. (Shuswap Food Action photo)
Harvey (left) one of the mini donkeys living at the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge and elderly Socrates (right) who has Cushings disease. (Refuge photo)

Donkey rescue in Shuswap looks to raise funds for expansion

Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge needs $40,000 to add 2,000 square feet of infrastructure

Harvey (left) one of the mini donkeys living at the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge and elderly Socrates (right) who has Cushings disease. (Refuge photo)
South Shuswap First Responders train with firefighters at the Tappen Sunnybrae Firehall. (South Shuswap First Responders photo)

South Shuswap First Responders in desperate need of volunteers

The next training session for new volunteers begins Sept. 14

South Shuswap First Responders train with firefighters at the Tappen Sunnybrae Firehall. (South Shuswap First Responders photo)
Wildlife photographer turns lens on wolves killed with neck snares

Wildlife photographer turns lens on wolves killed with neck snares

John Marriott shares passion for conservancy with video series, Exposed

Wildlife photographer turns lens on wolves killed with neck snares
John Marriott is using his passion for wildlife photography to promote wildlife conservancy with his latest project, Exposed, which includes a series of web videos, the latest titled, Choking to Death: Killing Canada’s Wolves With Neck Snares. (John Marriott photo)

Wildlife photographer turns lens on wolves killed with neck snares

John Marriott shares passion for conservancy with video series, Exposed

John Marriott is using his passion for wildlife photography to promote wildlife conservancy with his latest project, Exposed, which includes a series of web videos, the latest titled, Choking to Death: Killing Canada’s Wolves With Neck Snares. (John Marriott photo)
A Silver Creek couple have been given 30 days to find another home after being handed an eviction notice because their rental unit is non-compliant with zoning. (Photo submitted)

Couple shocked by eviction notice for rural illegal suite

CSRD says zoning doesn’t permit residence to be used as rental duplex

A Silver Creek couple have been given 30 days to find another home after being handed an eviction notice because their rental unit is non-compliant with zoning. (Photo submitted)
A Silver Creek couple have been given 30 days to find another home after being handed an eviction notice because their rental unit is non-compliant with zoning. (Photo submitted)

Shuswap couple shocked by eviction notice for rural illegal suite

Regional district says zoning doesn’t permit residence to be used as rental duplex

A Silver Creek couple have been given 30 days to find another home after being handed an eviction notice because their rental unit is non-compliant with zoning. (Photo submitted)
Leon Yanko serves Salmon Arm Secondary principal Rob MacAulay coffee in a photo from the front page of School District #83’s Newsline publication. (SAS Sullivan Campus photo)

Special-needs student faces barriers to post secondary education

Okanagan College campus not funded to provide courses for people who need one-on-one assistance

Leon Yanko serves Salmon Arm Secondary principal Rob MacAulay coffee in a photo from the front page of School District #83’s Newsline publication. (SAS Sullivan Campus photo)
Leon Yanko serves Salmon Arm Secondary principal Rob MacAulay coffee in a photo from the front page of School District #83’s Newsline publication. (SAS Sullivan Campus photo)

Special-needs student faces barriers to post secondary education

Okanagan College campus not funded to provide courses for people who need one-on-one assistance

Leon Yanko serves Salmon Arm Secondary principal Rob MacAulay coffee in a photo from the front page of School District #83’s Newsline publication. (SAS Sullivan Campus photo)
Canadian Christian musician, guitarist and drummer who grew up in Salmon Arm will perform a CD release concert at the Salmar Classic Theatre on April 5. (Photo contributed)

Loss of record contract strengthens musician as artist

Salmon Arm singer-songwriter Dan Bremnes to release new CD

Canadian Christian musician, guitarist and drummer who grew up in Salmon Arm will perform a CD release concert at the Salmar Classic Theatre on April 5. (Photo contributed)
Canadian Christian musician, guitarist and drummer who grew up in Salmon Arm will perform a CD release concert at the Salmar Classic Theatre on April 5. (Photo contributed)

Loss of record contract strengthens musician as artist

Shuswap singer-songwriter Dan Bremnes to release new CD

Canadian Christian musician, guitarist and drummer who grew up in Salmon Arm will perform a CD release concert at the Salmar Classic Theatre on April 5. (Photo contributed)
Then seven-year-old Miki Mann, with her five-year-old sister Shirley Jean, sports a cast following “another failed surgery” to fix the leg that polio attacked when she was four. (Photo contributed)

Residents share good reasons for immunization

Two families dealing with debilitating diseases offer stories of fear and pain

Then seven-year-old Miki Mann, with her five-year-old sister Shirley Jean, sports a cast following “another failed surgery” to fix the leg that polio attacked when she was four. (Photo contributed)
A real trooper, Jane Scranton has been fighting cancer for two-and-a-half years. While the drugs she is receiving are helping her win the battle, contagious diseases like measles could kill her. (Photo submitted)

Shuswap residents share good reasons for immunization

Two families dealing with debilitating diseases offer stories of fear and pain

A real trooper, Jane Scranton has been fighting cancer for two-and-a-half years. While the drugs she is receiving are helping her win the battle, contagious diseases like measles could kill her. (Photo submitted)
Graphic artist Justin Maas’s book, “Drawing Realistic Pencil Portraits Step by Step: Basic Techniques for the Head and Face,” will be available for purchase in July and can e previewed and pre-ordered online. (Jim Elliott/Salmon Arm Observer)

Celebrity portraits attract book offer

Talented Shuswap artist Justin Maas shares technique for realistic pencil portraiture

Graphic artist Justin Maas’s book, “Drawing Realistic Pencil Portraits Step by Step: Basic Techniques for the Head and Face,” will be available for purchase in July and can e previewed and pre-ordered online. (Jim Elliott/Salmon Arm Observer)
Graphic artist Justin Maas’s book, “Drawing Realistic Pencil Portraits Step by Step: Basic Techniques for the Head and Face,” will be available for purchase in July and can e previewed and pre-ordered online. (Jim Elliott/Salmon Arm Observer)

Celebrity portraits attract book offer

Talented Shuswap artist Justin Maas shares technique for realistic pencil portraiture

Graphic artist Justin Maas’s book, “Drawing Realistic Pencil Portraits Step by Step: Basic Techniques for the Head and Face,” will be available for purchase in July and can e previewed and pre-ordered online. (Jim Elliott/Salmon Arm Observer)
Mohamed Davud and his three-year-old son, Imram, enjoy a meal. The Kurdistani family came to Canada from a refugee camp in Turkey and are enjoying their new life in Salmon Arm. (Photo - Brian Ayotte)                                Mohamed Davud and his three-year-old son, Imram, enjoy a meal. The Kurdistani family came to Canada from a refugee camp in Turkey and are enjoying their new life in Salmon Arm. (Photo - Brian Ayotte)                                Mohamed Davud and his three-year-old son, Imram, enjoy a meal. The Kurdistani family came to Canada from a refugee camp in Turkey and are enjoying their new life in Salmon Arm. Davud has been employed but is on temporary leave after breaking his leg. (Photo - Brian Ayotte)

Shuswap residents challenge complaints, misconceptions around refugees

Arriving with permanent resident status, families receive same benefits as other Canadians

Mohamed Davud and his three-year-old son, Imram, enjoy a meal. The Kurdistani family came to Canada from a refugee camp in Turkey and are enjoying their new life in Salmon Arm. (Photo - Brian Ayotte)                                Mohamed Davud and his three-year-old son, Imram, enjoy a meal. The Kurdistani family came to Canada from a refugee camp in Turkey and are enjoying their new life in Salmon Arm. (Photo - Brian Ayotte)                                Mohamed Davud and his three-year-old son, Imram, enjoy a meal. The Kurdistani family came to Canada from a refugee camp in Turkey and are enjoying their new life in Salmon Arm. Davud has been employed but is on temporary leave after breaking his leg. (Photo - Brian Ayotte)
Shuswap residents challenge complaints, misconceptions around refugees

Shuswap residents challenge complaints, misconceptions around refugees

Arriving with permanent resident status, families receive same benefits as other Canadians

Shuswap residents challenge complaints, misconceptions around refugees
Peter Blacklock and Ali Balloun rehearse a scene from Trying, Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming production set to open Feb. 22. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Legal odd couple resolve personality conflicts in Trying

Shuswap Theatre’s latest production opens Friday, Feb. 22, runs to March 9

Peter Blacklock and Ali Balloun rehearse a scene from Trying, Shuswap Theatre’s upcoming production set to open Feb. 22. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Devon More returns to Salmon Arm with Berlin Waltz, which played Shuswap Theatre’s 2016 Theatre on the Edge festival before becoming a smash hit at fringe festivals from Montreal to Vancouver. (Petrocker Photography)

Cold War Cabaret offers song, slam poetry and sock puppets

Devon More returns to Shuswap with Berlin Waltz, March 16

Devon More returns to Salmon Arm with Berlin Waltz, which played Shuswap Theatre’s 2016 Theatre on the Edge festival before becoming a smash hit at fringe festivals from Montreal to Vancouver. (Petrocker Photography)