Cameron Thomson

Big projects ahead for Salmon Arm in 2020

Big projects ahead for Salmon Arm in 2020

Mayor Alan Harrison delivers annual state of the city address

Big projects ahead for Salmon Arm in 2020
Gabriel Nava, operations manager for AIM Roads stands in front of a tow plow in the company’s yard in Sicamous on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

AIM Roads responds to abuse of staff, public frustrations in Okanagan-Shuswap

Residents asked to be patient and respectful of workers

Gabriel Nava, operations manager for AIM Roads stands in front of a tow plow in the company’s yard in Sicamous on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Gabriel Nava, operations manager for AIM Roads stands in front of a tow plow in the company’s yard in Sicamous on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)

AIM Roads responds to abuse of staff, public frustrations in Okanagan-Shuswap

Residents asked to be patient and respectful of workers

Gabriel Nava, operations manager for AIM Roads stands in front of a tow plow in the company’s yard in Sicamous on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (Cameron Thomson - Salmon Arm Observer)
Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with their newborn son, in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, England. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dominic Lipinski)

Salmon Arm mayor willing to invite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to the Shuswap

Chamber director offers possible one-day itinerary for the couple should they visit

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex with their newborn son, in St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, England. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dominic Lipinski)
To prevent your phone dying in the cold you can try to keep the phone in your pocket as much as possible, turn on the phone’s power-saving mode and lastly you can buy a case designed for cold weather. (Pixabay)

Morning start: Why does your phone die so fast in the cold?

Your morning start: Fun fact, weather, and video of the day

To prevent your phone dying in the cold you can try to keep the phone in your pocket as much as possible, turn on the phone’s power-saving mode and lastly you can buy a case designed for cold weather. (Pixabay)
The North Zone Kings won games on Jan. 11 and 12 versus Central Zone Rockets in Enderby. (Contributed)

Pair of wins keep North Zone Bantam Kings on Rockets’ tail

Kings win both weekend games in Enderby versus Central Zone Rockets

The North Zone Kings won games on Jan. 11 and 12 versus Central Zone Rockets in Enderby. (Contributed)
The Salmon Arm Secondary Senior Golds Boys basketball came away with a third place finish at a tournament in Abbotsford after losing only one game to the Yale Lions. (Contributed)

Strong start to season for Salmon Arm Senior Golds basketball team

Senior Golds host first tournament over Jan. 17/18.

The Salmon Arm Secondary Senior Golds Boys basketball came away with a third place finish at a tournament in Abbotsford after losing only one game to the Yale Lions. (Contributed)
AIM Roads provides highway infrastructure maintenance and service solutions for the South Okanagan (SA08) and Okanagan-Shuswap (SA13) service areas. (Contributed)

Shuswap-Okanagan highways contractor has ‘zero tolerance’ for abuse

Statement comes after heavy winter storms hit region

AIM Roads provides highway infrastructure maintenance and service solutions for the South Okanagan (SA08) and Okanagan-Shuswap (SA13) service areas. (Contributed)
Peyton Mackenzie sails down the hill at South Broadview Elementary on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

In photos: Children sled down a blanket of fresh snow at South Broadview Elementary

A group of kids took to the slopes of South Broadview Elementary…

Peyton Mackenzie sails down the hill at South Broadview Elementary on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
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Sports Shorts

Reino Keski-Salmi and Pirate Loppets happening this month at Larch Hills

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The Observer asked: What do you think of the job done so far this winter of keeping the roads and highways clear of snow?

Word on the street: What do you think of the job done so far of clearing the highways and roads of snow?

With the heavy snowfall seen by the Shuswap and its roads in…

The Observer asked: What do you think of the job done so far this winter of keeping the roads and highways clear of snow?
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‘Bitterly cold air’ expected for Central Interior

Wind chill expected to create temperatures between -30 and -40 by Sunday

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Tamara Timmers, a hair stylist at Martina’s Classic Barber Shoppe, holds the pocket watch left at her shop over five years ago. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

I Love You Daddy: Owner sought of pocket watch forgotten in Salmon Arm barbershop

Tamara Timmers of Martina’s Classic Barber Shoppe turns to social media for help returning timepiece

Tamara Timmers, a hair stylist at Martina’s Classic Barber Shoppe, holds the pocket watch left at her shop over five years ago. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Ways to avoid roof damage during severe winter storms include keeping roof drains clear of ice and debris and performing regular inspections following periods of high precipitation. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

Heavy snowfall in the Shuswap raises roof concerns

Older, wet snow can weigh three times as much as fresh snow

Ways to avoid roof damage during severe winter storms include keeping roof drains clear of ice and debris and performing regular inspections following periods of high precipitation. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
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Winter storm to batter North Okanagan Shuswap

As much as 35 cm of snow expected to fall in some areas

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A five-tonne truck is just barely visible following the second winter storm to hit the Shuswap since the New Year. (Liisa Hoas photo)

Recent snowfall in the Shuswap far from record-breaking

Winter of 2019/2020 off to a particularly dry start

A five-tonne truck is just barely visible following the second winter storm to hit the Shuswap since the New Year. (Liisa Hoas photo)
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U-Haul lists Salmon Arm as popular one-way move destination

Arrivals of one-way moving trucks rose 16 per cent from 2018

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Sports shorts: Askew Tennis Centre open house on Sunday

Sports shorts: Askew Tennis Centre open house on Sunday

Arrow tag winter league begins

Sports shorts: Askew Tennis Centre open house on Sunday
One use for the snow residents found was creating sled runs for kids and adults to enjoy. (Tammy-Lynn Post)
One use for the snow residents found was creating sled runs for kids and adults to enjoy. (Tammy-Lynn Post)
Toni, Scott and Robson Campbell with Sydney Rose Margaret Campbell who was born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Friday, Jan. 3. (Contributed)

Shuswap’s New Year’s baby named after hockey great Sidney Crosby

Toni and Scott Campbell welcome baby daughter at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Friday, Jan. 3

Toni, Scott and Robson Campbell with Sydney Rose Margaret Campbell who was born at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Friday, Jan. 3. (Contributed)