Cameron Thomson

The Askew Tennis Centre’s first annual mixed doubles tournament took place Feb. 15-16, 2020. (Photo contributed)

Askew Tennis Centre draws 14 teams for mixed doubles tourney

Event at new facility hosted competitors from throughout Okanagan

The Askew Tennis Centre’s first annual mixed doubles tournament took place Feb. 15-16, 2020. (Photo contributed)
Following their bantam North Okanagan Super League season win, the Salmon Arm Kodiaks are headed to the district championship playoffs Feb. 21-22, 2020. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm Kodiaks crowned champions in North Okanagan Super League

Bantam team will be vying for win at the district championships

Following their bantam North Okanagan Super League season win, the Salmon Arm Kodiaks are headed to the district championship playoffs Feb. 21-22, 2020. (Contributed)
Deena Beaudoin’s fidget cuffs are intended to reduce stress for dementia patients and are on high demand from local senior’s homes. (Contributed)

Shuswap woman creates stress-reducing cuffs for Alzheimer’s patients

Personal connection to disease adds meaning to endeavour

Deena Beaudoin’s fidget cuffs are intended to reduce stress for dementia patients and are on high demand from local senior’s homes. (Contributed)
Deena Beaudoin’s fidget cuffs are intended to reduce stress for dementia patients and are on high demand from local senior’s homes. (Contributed)

Shuswap woman creates stress-reducing cuffs for Alzheimer’s patients

Personal connection to disease adds meaning to endeavour

Deena Beaudoin’s fidget cuffs are intended to reduce stress for dementia patients and are on high demand from local senior’s homes. (Contributed)
Jacob Wituik narrowly avoided an accident while travelling north on Highway 1 when a truck pulled out of a side road the evening of Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (Contributed)

Video: Shuswap man narrowly avoids accident on Highway 1

Dash camera video clearly records sounds of burning rubber during abrupt stop

Jacob Wituik narrowly avoided an accident while travelling north on Highway 1 when a truck pulled out of a side road the evening of Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (Contributed)
Word on the street: What establishment would you like to see built on the prior 7-Eleven lot?

Word on the street: What establishment would you like to see built on the prior 7-Eleven lot?

Sparked by recent discussion on social media, the Observer took to the…

Word on the street: What establishment would you like to see built on the prior 7-Eleven lot?
Washing your hands frequently and staying home when you’re feeling ill are far more effective than face masks in controlling the spread of a virus. (File photo)

Interior Health updates North Okanagan-Shuswap parents on coronavirus

COVID-19 can cause mild to severe symptoms and be difficult to recognize

Washing your hands frequently and staying home when you’re feeling ill are far more effective than face masks in controlling the spread of a virus. (File photo)
Members of the Shuswap Barbershop Project Men’s a Cappella chorus, Paul Derkach, Fred Green, Dan McPherson, Charlie Deringer, Lloyd Nakagawa and Hammy McClymont ready themselves to perform at the Andover Terrace Retirement Resort on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap singers share the love on Valentine’s Day

Shuswap Barbershop Project singers perform at Andover Terrace Retirement Resort

Members of the Shuswap Barbershop Project Men’s a Cappella chorus, Paul Derkach, Fred Green, Dan McPherson, Charlie Deringer, Lloyd Nakagawa and Hammy McClymont ready themselves to perform at the Andover Terrace Retirement Resort on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Washing your hands frequently and staying home when you’re feeling ill are far more effective than face masks in controlling the spread of a virus. (File photo)

Interior Health updates Shuswap parents on coronavirus

COVID-19 can cause mild to severe symptoms and be difficult to recognize

Washing your hands frequently and staying home when you’re feeling ill are far more effective than face masks in controlling the spread of a virus. (File photo)
The Salmon Arm midget Royals hockey team present their gold medals won at the Jeff Alexander Memorial Midget Tournament Feb. 7-9, 2020. From left to right – top row: Dave York, Austen York, Blake McBeth, Austin Phillips, Brooklyn Davidson, Connor McKee, Brandon Jacobson, Damien Earl, Reid Parlby, Scott Lega. Middle row: Madison Wallace, Kaira Simard, Natasha Kociuba, Jocelyn Lauzon, Tyler Agema. Bottom row: Kaiden Viik. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm Royals undefeated in Williams Lake tournament

Shuswap contingent takes gold in 10 team contest

The Salmon Arm midget Royals hockey team present their gold medals won at the Jeff Alexander Memorial Midget Tournament Feb. 7-9, 2020. From left to right – top row: Dave York, Austen York, Blake McBeth, Austin Phillips, Brooklyn Davidson, Connor McKee, Brandon Jacobson, Damien Earl, Reid Parlby, Scott Lega. Middle row: Madison Wallace, Kaira Simard, Natasha Kociuba, Jocelyn Lauzon, Tyler Agema. Bottom row: Kaiden Viik. (Contributed)
Lesley Tessier and her husband Kyle have been together for more than 14 years, first meeting in their Grade 11 math class at Salmon Arm Secondary. (Contributed)

Shuswap residents share how they found their valentine

Reconnecting with math-class crush leads to lasting relationship

Lesley Tessier and her husband Kyle have been together for more than 14 years, first meeting in their Grade 11 math class at Salmon Arm Secondary. (Contributed)
Identified as a Northern saw-whet owl, this small raptor was found perched in a chicken coop likely looking for its next meal. (Contributed)

VIDEO: Shuswap resident finds wide-eyed surprise in chicken coop

Tiny raptor likely in search of a small rodent for supper

Identified as a Northern saw-whet owl, this small raptor was found perched in a chicken coop likely looking for its next meal. (Contributed)
‘Red’ the red-tailed hawk perches on a streetlamp near the Salmon Arm wharf. (Ron Banville)

Shuswap shutterbug enjoys international company of fellow bird enthusiasts

Blind Bay’s Ron Banville frequents Salmon Arm’s wharf for colourful avian images

‘Red’ the red-tailed hawk perches on a streetlamp near the Salmon Arm wharf. (Ron Banville)
The newly crowned Bantam Zone champions, the North Zone Kings following a pair of games in Enderby on Friday, Feb. 8-9, 2020. (Contributed)

North Zone Kings sink Rivermen, crowned Bantam Zone champs

Next up is home tourney in Enderby, then on to playoffs

The newly crowned Bantam Zone champions, the North Zone Kings following a pair of games in Enderby on Friday, Feb. 8-9, 2020. (Contributed)
Kabu is the first ride-hailing service to be approved by the Passenger Transportation Board in the Okanagan-Kootenays-Cariboo region. (Facebook)

Kabu ride-hailing service could expand to Salmon Arm

Company wants to hear from civic leaders about community interest and support

Kabu is the first ride-hailing service to be approved by the Passenger Transportation Board in the Okanagan-Kootenays-Cariboo region. (Facebook)
Hannah Mackie and Shayna Fowler from the Salmon Arm Skate Club performing their gold medal-winning group skate at the 2020 Okanagan Regional Championships held at the Shaw Centre, from Feb. 6-9. (Contributed)

Salmon Arm skaters capture gold in regional championships

Salmon Arm Skating Club hosted approximately 280 skaters from across the Okanagan

Hannah Mackie and Shayna Fowler from the Salmon Arm Skate Club performing their gold medal-winning group skate at the 2020 Okanagan Regional Championships held at the Shaw Centre, from Feb. 6-9. (Contributed)
The 2020 BCHL Showcase Festival will see18 clubs play two regular season games at the Shaw Centre over the course of the four-day event. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks to host 2020 BCHL Showcase Festival

Eighteen clubs will play two regular season games during four-day event

The 2020 BCHL Showcase Festival will see18 clubs play two regular season games at the Shaw Centre over the course of the four-day event. (File photo)
The Observer asked: What does your ideal Valentine’s Day look like?

Word on the street: What does your ideal Valentine’s Day look like?

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, the Observer took to the streets to…

The Observer asked: What does your ideal Valentine’s Day look like?
A jack-knifed semi is tended to by Salmon Arm police and fire crews on Highway 1 Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Contributed)

Jack-knifed semi on Highway 1, no road closures

The incident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m.

A jack-knifed semi is tended to by Salmon Arm police and fire crews on Highway 1 Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (Contributed)
Nevaeh Drake from the Armstrong/Enderby Skate Club performs her routine at the Okanagan figure skating championships held at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Regional figure skating championships in Salmon Arm

About 280 skaters from across Shuswap-Okanagan expected to compete

Nevaeh Drake from the Armstrong/Enderby Skate Club performs her routine at the Okanagan figure skating championships held at the Shaw Centre in Salmon Arm on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)