Jodi Brak

The Turtle Valley Bison Ranch is planning to use a mixture of biosolids and compostable material to rejuvenate soil that was damaged by logging, to create better pastures for their bison herd. (File photo)

Effectiveness of human waste as fertilizer examined during community meeting

Turtle Valley Bison Ranch hopes to improve pastures for grazing animals

The Turtle Valley Bison Ranch is planning to use a mixture of biosolids and compostable material to rejuvenate soil that was damaged by logging, to create better pastures for their bison herd. (File photo)
Singers gather around producer Jake Jacobson as he strums the banjo during the Wildwood Productions’ Tribute to Pete Seeger concert at the Shuswap Theatre. Performers sang many of Seeger’s most well-loved pieces during the show, sometimes solo or in groups, sharing stories behind what makes the songs so special. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Snapshot: Shuswap musicians pay tribute to Pete Seeger

Wildwood Productions Group concert shows many sides of singer’s work

Singers gather around producer Jake Jacobson as he strums the banjo during the Wildwood Productions’ Tribute to Pete Seeger concert at the Shuswap Theatre. Performers sang many of Seeger’s most well-loved pieces during the show, sometimes solo or in groups, sharing stories behind what makes the songs so special. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm firefighters douse a burn pile on a construction site near 19 Avenue SE in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

Active burn pile prompts firefighter response in Salmon Arm

Reports of residential fire, thick smoke was from burning construction material

Salmon Arm firefighters douse a burn pile on a construction site near 19 Avenue SE in Salmon Arm. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
Bison need a good pasture to feed, and in an effort to improve their pasture quality the Turtle Valley Bison Ranch will use biosolids to rejuvenate their soil. To address concerns from residents over the use of human waste products, their will be a public meeting held March 24 with representatives from NutriGrow, who are at the head of the project. (File photo)

Ranch’s plan to use processed human waste fertilizer prompts concern in Turtle Valley

Turtle Valley residents invited to hear facts around biosolids

Bison need a good pasture to feed, and in an effort to improve their pasture quality the Turtle Valley Bison Ranch will use biosolids to rejuvenate their soil. To address concerns from residents over the use of human waste products, their will be a public meeting held March 24 with representatives from NutriGrow, who are at the head of the project. (File photo)
Fire and Hydro crews are repairing a downed powerline on Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Chase, near the Squilax Anglemont bridge, causing delays in traffic. (Nathan Ritchie photo)

Downed powerline delaying Highway 1 traffic

Traffic heading west from Salmon Arm slowed at Squilax-Anglemont bridge

Fire and Hydro crews are repairing a downed powerline on Highway 1 between Salmon Arm and Chase, near the Squilax Anglemont bridge, causing delays in traffic. (Nathan Ritchie photo)
Jeff Leeson and Tige Wright have good reasons for Shuswap residents to be at the Salmar Classic on April 6 when they’ll be performing in Leeson’s cross-Canada Grandma Used to Heckle Me tour. (Jeff Leeson/Facebook)

Letting the Shuswap in on the joke

Jeff Leeson, Tige Wright bring comedy tour to Salmon Arm

Jeff Leeson and Tige Wright have good reasons for Shuswap residents to be at the Salmar Classic on April 6 when they’ll be performing in Leeson’s cross-Canada Grandma Used to Heckle Me tour. (Jeff Leeson/Facebook)
Some residents of Chase have been dealing with an increasing number of rats this spring. (File photo)

Rat problem arises in the Shuswap

Traps repeatedly selling out as Chase residents deal with unwelcome rodents

Some residents of Chase have been dealing with an increasing number of rats this spring. (File photo)
Claire Askew shows Jane Robillard the importance to keeping our town clean at the 3rd annual Askew’s and Downtown Salmon Arm Community Clean-Up. (File photo)

Kick in, pick up, clean up

Askew’s Downtown Community Cleanup hits the street April 13

Claire Askew shows Jane Robillard the importance to keeping our town clean at the 3rd annual Askew’s and Downtown Salmon Arm Community Clean-Up. (File photo)
An example of kitchen and cabinet work through StyleLine Interiors. (Image contributed)

StyleLine Interiors brings modern designs to Shuswap homes

Kitchen and bath specialist setting up new showroom in downtown Salmon Arm

An example of kitchen and cabinet work through StyleLine Interiors. (Image contributed)
Some residents of Chase have been dealing with an increasing number of rats this spring. (File photo)

Rat problem arises in the Shuswap

Traps repeatedly selling out as Chase residents deal with unwelcome rodents

Some residents of Chase have been dealing with an increasing number of rats this spring. (File photo)
Monica Kriese and Dr. Richard Currie present their ideas for a Wellness Centre at Salmon Arm Secondary’s Sullivan Campus to the school board. (File photo)

Demand for mental health services increasing with acceptance

Support organization sees growing waitlist, particularly for youth and families with children

Monica Kriese and Dr. Richard Currie present their ideas for a Wellness Centre at Salmon Arm Secondary’s Sullivan Campus to the school board. (File photo)
Demand for mental health services increasing with acceptance

Demand for mental health services increasing with acceptance

Support organization sees growing waitlist, particularly for youth and families with children

Demand for mental health services increasing with acceptance
Silverbacks alumni Taro Hirose (left) skates in the 2018 Detroit Red Wings development camp. Hirose was invited to the camp as a free agent, and played his first NHL game March 19. (Facebook/Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Two Silverbacks alumni finalists for prestigious award

Taro Hirose, Chase Priskie make final 10 nominees for Hobey Baker award

Silverbacks alumni Taro Hirose (left) skates in the 2018 Detroit Red Wings development camp. Hirose was invited to the camp as a free agent, and played his first NHL game March 19. (Facebook/Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
Chris Jarvis, founder of I Challenge Diabetes, will visit Salmon Arm students on May 15 to talk about how Type One Diabetes affected his life, and how he sought to stay active and challenge himself while living with the condition. (I Challenge Diabetes photo)

Olympic rower challenging diabetics to live life to the fullest

Chris Jarvis of I Challenge Diabetes will visit Salmon Arm schools May 15

Chris Jarvis, founder of I Challenge Diabetes, will visit Salmon Arm students on May 15 to talk about how Type One Diabetes affected his life, and how he sought to stay active and challenge himself while living with the condition. (I Challenge Diabetes photo)
Case made for free tampon dispensers in schools

Case made for free tampon dispensers in schools

Advocate says access, anonymity key to providing less stressful experience for female students

Case made for free tampon dispensers in schools
Case made for free tampon dispensers in Shuswap schools

Case made for free tampon dispensers in Shuswap schools

Advocate says access, anonymity key to providing less stressful experience for female students

Case made for free tampon dispensers in Shuswap schools
Andres Morete (left) scales to the top of the wall at the Shuswap Gym of Rock before quickly sliding back down and picking a new spot to climb up. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap residents climbing the walls with opening of Gym of Rock

Region’s only climbing gym offers experience for avid climbers and first timers

Andres Morete (left) scales to the top of the wall at the Shuswap Gym of Rock before quickly sliding back down and picking a new spot to climb up. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Magnus Sandell of the Sea to Sky ski club comes into the finish line just ahead of Wyatt Gitt of the Hollyburn club, with Samuel Muddiman of the Larch Hills and Dylan Shivers of the Telemark Nordic Club. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Video gives Shuswap sport a national audience

Views of the Salmon Arm and Larch Hills take centre stage in skiing showcase

Magnus Sandell of the Sea to Sky ski club comes into the finish line just ahead of Wyatt Gitt of the Hollyburn club, with Samuel Muddiman of the Larch Hills and Dylan Shivers of the Telemark Nordic Club. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Skip Maya Belway throws a stone during the B.C. U18 Curling Championships at the Juan de Fuca Curling Centre in Victoria. (Steve Seixeiro photo)

Shuswap rink sweeps to seventh spot in U18 Curling Championships

Team Belway finishes with victory over second place provincial team

Skip Maya Belway throws a stone during the B.C. U18 Curling Championships at the Juan de Fuca Curling Centre in Victoria. (Steve Seixeiro photo)
Pacu is likely the largest pet fish you’ll find in the Shuswap, and at 28 years old and going strong he is likely the oldest as well. He currently lives a carefree life in his special tank at Ed’s World of Critters and Supplies in Salmon Arm. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Video: Meet Pacu, the Shuswap’s largest and oldest pet fish

Relative of the piranha draws new visitors every year

Pacu is likely the largest pet fish you’ll find in the Shuswap, and at 28 years old and going strong he is likely the oldest as well. He currently lives a carefree life in his special tank at Ed’s World of Critters and Supplies in Salmon Arm. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)