Cameron Thomson

Jude Caswell and his mother Jessica Caswell show off pouches they made together to help animals affected by fires in Australia. (Contributed)

Shuswap family craft way to help animals affected by Australian bush fires

Mother and son use their sewing abilities to craft pouches and blankets

Jude Caswell and his mother Jessica Caswell show off pouches they made together to help animals affected by fires in Australia. (Contributed)
Another 10 centimetres of snow is forecast to fall in the Shuswap on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (File photo)

Another 10 centimetres of snow expected for the Shuswap

Winter storm warning in effect along Trans-Canada Highway from Eagle Pass to Rogers Pass

Another 10 centimetres of snow is forecast to fall in the Shuswap on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (File photo)
Tests conducted by the Salmon Arm Fire Department, Fortis BC and the City of Salmon Arm show no raised levels of carbon dioxide or methane gas. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

Carbon monoxide alarms at Salmon Arm RBC prompt evacuations

Testing shows no signs of raised levels of carbon monoxide or methane gas

Tests conducted by the Salmon Arm Fire Department, Fortis BC and the City of Salmon Arm show no raised levels of carbon dioxide or methane gas. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
Over 10,000 people have been affected in 10 new outages. (BC Hydro)

Outages leave much of Sorrento, Eagle Bay and Anglemont without power

Over 10,000 people have been affected in 10 new outages

Over 10,000 people have been affected in 10 new outages. (BC Hydro)
A five ton truck is just barely visible following the second winter storm to hit the Shuswap since the new year. (Liisa Hoas)

In photos: Shuswap’s second winter storm buries cars and barricades residents

Following the second storm to hit the Shuswap in three days, local…

A five ton truck is just barely visible following the second winter storm to hit the Shuswap since the new year. (Liisa Hoas)
Emergency crews respond to another unconfirmed gas leak at Salmon Arm bank

Emergency crews respond to another unconfirmed gas leak at Salmon Arm bank

Carbon monoxide alarm prompts return to RBC Royal Bank for second day in a row

Emergency crews respond to another unconfirmed gas leak at Salmon Arm bank
A couple of snowplows push east along Highway 1 through Salmon Arm, clearing the road of slushy snow in January of last year. (File photo)

Weather forecast includes rain over the weekend for the Okanagan-Shuswap

A strong Pacific storm is expected to pass over the Coquihalla Highway

A couple of snowplows push east along Highway 1 through Salmon Arm, clearing the road of slushy snow in January of last year. (File photo)
A couple of snowplows push east along Highway 1 through Salmon Arm, clearing the road of slushy snow in January of last year. (File photo)

Weather forecast includes rain over the weekend for the Okanagan-Shuswap

A strong Pacific storm is expected to pass over the Coquihalla Highway

A couple of snowplows push east along Highway 1 through Salmon Arm, clearing the road of slushy snow in January of last year. (File photo)
After a second winter storm hammered much of the Okanagan-Shuswap, more outages in Salmon Arm have been added to BC Hydro’s list. (BC Hydro)

More than 150 Shuswap residents without power since Dec. 31

A total of about 800 people in the region are currently affected by outages

After a second winter storm hammered much of the Okanagan-Shuswap, more outages in Salmon Arm have been added to BC Hydro’s list. (BC Hydro)
After a second winter storm hammered much of the Okanagan-Shuswap, more outages in Salmon Arm have been added to BC Hydro’s list. (BC Hydro)

More than 150 Shuswap residents without power since Dec. 31

A total of about 800 people in the region are currently affected by outages

After a second winter storm hammered much of the Okanagan-Shuswap, more outages in Salmon Arm have been added to BC Hydro’s list. (BC Hydro)
Althea Mongerson, owner and operator of Salmon Arm’s Intwined Fibre Arts, will be closing her store on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Intwined Fibre Arts closing after seven years of business

Owner of the yarn store says she is ‘ready to do something different’

Althea Mongerson, owner and operator of Salmon Arm’s Intwined Fibre Arts, will be closing her store on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
A semi trailer clipped low hanging power lines near Buckerfield’s in Salmon Arm on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Update: Semi clips power lines near Buckerfield’s

Accident sends power lines across 10th Avenue SW

A semi trailer clipped low hanging power lines near Buckerfield’s in Salmon Arm on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
BC Hydro continues to work on remaining outages and prepare for the next snow storm. (BC Hydro)

Thousands of Shuswap residents without power for 36 hours, BC Hydro prepares for next storm

A total of 64 outages have not been solved since Dec. 31.

BC Hydro continues to work on remaining outages and prepare for the next snow storm. (BC Hydro)
The approaching storm will see snow descend into the interior the evening of Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (File photo)

Second winter storm expected to hammer Okanagan

Main band of snow will move north into the Columbias on Friday morning

The approaching storm will see snow descend into the interior the evening of Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (File photo)
Daniel Bardy continues his swim in Shuswap Lake at the Canoe Beach polar bear swim on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

IN PHOTOS: Small but brave crowd takes on Canoe Beach’s 2020 polar bear swim

Approximately 30 swimmers and their supporters came to the swim

Daniel Bardy continues his swim in Shuswap Lake at the Canoe Beach polar bear swim on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Morning start: How to make and keep your New Year’s resolutions

Morning start: How to make and keep your New Year’s resolutions

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

Morning start: How to make and keep your New Year’s resolutions
Kelsey and Brian McCune became the parents of the interior’s first baby of 2020 at 6:02 a.m. at Kelowna General Hospital. (Interior Health)

First 2020 baby for Interior Health born in Kelowna

The baby girl was born at 6:02 a.m. at Kelowna General Hospital

Kelsey and Brian McCune became the parents of the interior’s first baby of 2020 at 6:02 a.m. at Kelowna General Hospital. (Interior Health)
Swimmers towel off and get warm and dry after taking a dip into the frigid waters of Shuswap Lake Jan. 1 for the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Swimmers to give 2020 a cold start at Canoe Beach polar bear swim

Approximately 30 swimmers expected to brave the frigid water

Swimmers towel off and get warm and dry after taking a dip into the frigid waters of Shuswap Lake Jan. 1 for the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Outages leave about 13,000 Shuswap homes and businesses without power

Outages leave about 13,000 Shuswap homes and businesses without power

BC Hydro say their crews are responding to restore power as fast as they can.

Outages leave about 13,000 Shuswap homes and businesses without power
Morning start: What does ‘Auld Lang Syne’ actually mean?

Morning start: What does ‘Auld Lang Syne’ actually mean?

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

Morning start: What does ‘Auld Lang Syne’ actually mean?