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A leak located within six feet of the Sunnybrae Water Treatment Plant was identified on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (CSRD)

CSRD identifies Sunnybrae water quality issues to be result of intake leak

Repair of the line is scheduled for early January 2020

A leak located within six feet of the Sunnybrae Water Treatment Plant was identified on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (CSRD)
The Observer asked: What are your New Year’s resolutions?

Word on the street: What are your New Year’s resolutions?

The Observer asked: What are your New Year’s resolutions?

The Observer asked: What are your New Year’s resolutions?
Keith Gerow, born Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1919, will celebrate his 100th birthday this Christmas Eve surrounded by friends, family, and his wife of 72 years. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm veteran turning 100, offers secret to 72-year marriage

Keith Gerow to celebrate a century on Dec. 24

Keith Gerow, born Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1919, will celebrate his 100th birthday this Christmas Eve surrounded by friends, family, and his wife of 72 years. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Billie Jean takes a seat in her 2009 Dodge Caravan, given to her by Braby Motors, with contributions by Fix Auto, Kal Tire and SASCU, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Mother, daughter receive gift of new wheels from Salmon Arm businesses

Vehicle giveaway organized by Braby Motors, Fix Auto, Kal Tire and SASCU

Billie Jean takes a seat in her 2009 Dodge Caravan, given to her by Braby Motors, with contributions by Fix Auto, Kal Tire and SASCU, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Billie Jean takes a seat in her 2009 Dodge Caravan, given to her by Braby Motors, with contributions by Fix Auto, Kal Tire and SASCU, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Shuswap mother, daughter receive new wheels for Christmas

Giveaway organized by Salmon Arm’s Braby Motors, Fix Auto, Kal Tire and SASCU

Billie Jean takes a seat in her 2009 Dodge Caravan, given to her by Braby Motors, with contributions by Fix Auto, Kal Tire and SASCU, on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
(AIM Roads)

Avalanches and rockslides close B.C. highways overnight

Drive BC issues travel advisories

(AIM Roads)
(AIM Roads)

Avalanches and rockslides close B.C. highways overnight

Drive BC issues travel advisories

(AIM Roads)
Colby Large catches some big air off a bump in the course as he nears the finish line of the 2019 Salty Dog. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Cycling club to take the handlebars for popular Shuswap mountainbike race

Skookum Ski and Cycle says transition will be over three-year period

Colby Large catches some big air off a bump in the course as he nears the finish line of the 2019 Salty Dog. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Drive BC and AIM Roads report a vehicle incident between Canoe Beach Dr NE and Bernie Rd on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (Google maps)

Highway 1 now clear following vehicle accident

The accident occurred between Canoe Beach Dr NE and Bernie Rd

Drive BC and AIM Roads report a vehicle incident between Canoe Beach Dr NE and Bernie Rd on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (Google maps)
(AIM Roads)

Environment Canada issues snowfall warning and highway alerts across Okanagan

As much as 30 to 60 cm of snow is expected by Friday afternoon

(AIM Roads)
A power outage caused by a tree falling across power lines affected 597 Shuswap residents the morning of Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Additional outage leaves nearly 1,000 Shuswap residents without power

The outage is now one of six affecting residents in the Shuswap

A power outage caused by a tree falling across power lines affected 597 Shuswap residents the morning of Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (BC Hydro)
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Dog bite incident, rumours prompt animal policy review for North Okanagan-Shuswap schools

SD83 briefs: Superintendent says dogs kept on leash during student pick up/drop off not an issue

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School District #83 trustee Marty Gibbons listens to a proposed climate action belief statement, presented by student Maggie Beckner and teacher Ceren Caner, during the Tuesday, Dec. 17 board meeting at the District Education Support Centre in Salmon Arm. (Marianne VanBuskirk photo)

North-Okanagan Shuswap trustees hold off on climate action belief statement

Statement will be presented again in the new year

School District #83 trustee Marty Gibbons listens to a proposed climate action belief statement, presented by student Maggie Beckner and teacher Ceren Caner, during the Tuesday, Dec. 17 board meeting at the District Education Support Centre in Salmon Arm. (Marianne VanBuskirk photo)
Morning start: Why is the day after Christmas called Boxing Day?

Morning start: Why is the day after Christmas called Boxing Day?

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

Morning start: Why is the day after Christmas called Boxing Day?
Al Hack, manager of Sportsman Barbershop for 26 years, will be closing the shop on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Five Salmon Arm businesses set to close

Salmon Arm Custom Upholstery, Sportsman Barbershop, KFC among retailers shutting down by end of 2019

Al Hack, manager of Sportsman Barbershop for 26 years, will be closing the shop on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
The downtown Salmon Arm KFC location will be closing its doors on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm KFC to kick the bucket, one of several businesses closing by 2020

Sportsman Barbershop, Bentley, Buggerbees among retailers shutting down by end of 2019

The downtown Salmon Arm KFC location will be closing its doors on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Five members of the group of 10 father figure skaters perform a lift at the Salmon Arm Skating Club’s winter performance held at the Shaw Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm fathers hit the ice for daughters’ figure skating showcase

Salmon Arm Skating Club hosts ‘Holi-Daze’ winter show

Five members of the group of 10 father figure skaters perform a lift at the Salmon Arm Skating Club’s winter performance held at the Shaw Centre on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2019. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
A semi trailer sits in a ditch on Highway 1 Eastbound from Sicamous on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AIM Roads)

Traffic delays reported on Highway 1 east of Sicamous, semi trailer in ditch

Eastbound traffic lined up between Malakwa, Three Valley Gap

A semi trailer sits in a ditch on Highway 1 Eastbound from Sicamous on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AIM Roads)
Trucks lined up on Highway 1 due to poor weather conditions on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Drive BC)

Traffic delays reported on Highway 1 east of Sicamous, semi trailer in ditch

Eastbound traffic lined up between Malakwa, Three Valley Gap

Trucks lined up on Highway 1 due to poor weather conditions on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (Drive BC)
Morning start: Did you know some fish may communicate by farting?

Morning start: Did you know some fish may communicate by farting?

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

Morning start: Did you know some fish may communicate by farting?