Jodi Brak

This photo of a Bohemian Waxwing by Shuswap photographer Roger Beardmore is a part of the upcoming Flight Exhibit at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery. (Roger Beardmore photo)

Salmon Arm Art Gallery hosts exhibit focused on songbird decline

Flight exhibit features Shuswap artists at the gallery until June

This photo of a Bohemian Waxwing by Shuswap photographer Roger Beardmore is a part of the upcoming Flight Exhibit at the Salmon Arm Art Gallery. (Roger Beardmore photo)
The Seed to Soul cannabis retail store on Hudson Avenue in Salmon Arm posted a sign in October 2018 indicating the store will be closed until further notice. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Two Salmon Arm cannabis dispensaries to remain closed

Seed to Soul, Starbuds unable to acquire city licences

The Seed to Soul cannabis retail store on Hudson Avenue in Salmon Arm posted a sign in October 2018 indicating the store will be closed until further notice. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie returns from the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Prince George with two silver medals, one from the mixed relay event and a second in the 15km individual race. (Canadian Cross Country Ski photo)

Natalie Wilkie wins Silver at Para Nordic World Cup final

Salmon Arm skier helps Team Canada earn six medals in three days

Salmon Arm’s Natalie Wilkie returns from the World Para Nordic Skiing Championships in Prince George with two silver medals, one from the mixed relay event and a second in the 15km individual race. (Canadian Cross Country Ski photo)
Colin Wood (right) and Chris Middleton (left) square off in the ring during the Remembrance Day Rumble event in the UK. (Facebook/ABO)

Wheelchair boxing demo prompts jab at national movement

Shuswap boxing coach spearheads initiative for disabled athletes with international assistance

Colin Wood (right) and Chris Middleton (left) square off in the ring during the Remembrance Day Rumble event in the UK. (Facebook/ABO)
Schools to be tested for radon gas

Schools to be tested for radon gas

School District #83 says testing precautionary, to determine if any action is needed

Schools to be tested for radon gas
Cosmetic line earns top honours in Launch-a-Preneur

Cosmetic line earns top honours in Launch-a-Preneur

Competition concludes with Shuswap crowning its top budding entrepreneurs

Cosmetic line earns top honours in Launch-a-Preneur
Silverbacks alumni Taro Hirose (left) skates in the 2018 Detroit Red Wings development camp. Hirose was invited to the camp as a free agent, skating for a chance to be drafted by the Red Wings for the upcoming season. (Facebook/Salmon Arm Silverbacks)

Former Silverback drafted to Detroit Red Wings

Left-winger, NCAA points leader Taro Hirose signs two-year contract

Silverbacks alumni Taro Hirose (left) skates in the 2018 Detroit Red Wings development camp. Hirose was invited to the camp as a free agent, skating for a chance to be drafted by the Red Wings for the upcoming season. (Facebook/Salmon Arm Silverbacks)
March 14 is Pi Day, when people celebrate the ratio for a circle’s circumference by slicing into a sweet or savoury pie. . (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

A look at the Shuswap’s $4,800 pie on Pi Day

Presenting Ken and Debbie Nielsen’s award-winning ginger-pear pie

March 14 is Pi Day, when people celebrate the ratio for a circle’s circumference by slicing into a sweet or savoury pie. . (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
March 14 is Pi Day, when people celebrate the ratio for a circle’s circumference by slicing into a sweet or savoury pie. . (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

A look at the Shuswap’s $4,800 pie on Pi Day

Presenting Ken and Debbie Nielsen’s award-winning ginger-pear pie

March 14 is Pi Day, when people celebrate the ratio for a circle’s circumference by slicing into a sweet or savoury pie. . (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
A quick Google search of kangaroo burger recipes yields pages of positive reviews and recipes from people who experimented with cooking it. (Flickr/Andy L)

Adventurous eaters develop taste for kangaroo meat

Butcher and chef Colin Walker says culinary experiment well received

A quick Google search of kangaroo burger recipes yields pages of positive reviews and recipes from people who experimented with cooking it. (Flickr/Andy L)
A quick Google search of kangaroo burger recipes yields pages of positive reviews and recipes from people who experimented with cooking it. (Flickr/Andy L)

Adventurous eaters develop taste for kangaroo meat

Askew’s Foods butcher/trained chef Colin Walker says culinary experiment well received

A quick Google search of kangaroo burger recipes yields pages of positive reviews and recipes from people who experimented with cooking it. (Flickr/Andy L)
(From left) Ethan Skofteby, Hunter Stewardson, Molly Fogarty and James Lebuke of the Shuswap Selkirks swim club. (Barry Healey photo)

Selkirks strike gold in provincial swimming championships

Shuswap swimmers top podium with club-record times

(From left) Ethan Skofteby, Hunter Stewardson, Molly Fogarty and James Lebuke of the Shuswap Selkirks swim club. (Barry Healey photo)
Team Belway is made up of Salmon Arm curlers Maya Belway, Danielle Paetsch, Madison Pentilla and Abbigail Paetsch, and coach Dave Belway. They were the second team to qualify for the B.C. U18 Curling Championships, taking to the ice in Victoria from March 12 to 19 to compete for the title. (Steve Seixeiro/CurlBC)

Salmon Arm team breaks even in day one of U18 Curling Championships

Team Belway makes one big win, falls in close second match

Team Belway is made up of Salmon Arm curlers Maya Belway, Danielle Paetsch, Madison Pentilla and Abbigail Paetsch, and coach Dave Belway. They were the second team to qualify for the B.C. U18 Curling Championships, taking to the ice in Victoria from March 12 to 19 to compete for the title. (Steve Seixeiro/CurlBC)
Hundreds of fans came out to the Shaw Centre in 2018 for the Silverbacks Pro Am Scholarship Game, spectating a high-octane hockey matchup that saw Silverbacks players hit the ice with alumni who have gone on to play professional hockey. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm bids to host Junior A National Hockey Championships

Shuswap Sports Society, Silverbacks team up to seek prestigious hosting rights

Hundreds of fans came out to the Shaw Centre in 2018 for the Silverbacks Pro Am Scholarship Game, spectating a high-octane hockey matchup that saw Silverbacks players hit the ice with alumni who have gone on to play professional hockey. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Team Belway is made up of Salmon Arm curlers Maya Belway, Danielle Paetsch, Madison Pentilla and Abbigail Paetsch, along with coach Dave Belway. They were the second team to qualify for the B.C. U18 Curling Championships, taking to the ice in Victoria from March 12-19 to compete for the title. (Steve Seixeiro/CurlBC)

Salmon Arm curlers enter first round of U18 Championships

Team Belway wins first draw with 10-0 shutout victory

Team Belway is made up of Salmon Arm curlers Maya Belway, Danielle Paetsch, Madison Pentilla and Abbigail Paetsch, along with coach Dave Belway. They were the second team to qualify for the B.C. U18 Curling Championships, taking to the ice in Victoria from March 12-19 to compete for the title. (Steve Seixeiro/CurlBC)
Silverbacks’ goalie Ethan Langenegger moves to the corner to block a backhand shot from Vernon’s Ben Sanderson during game 2 of the 2019 playoff series in Vernon. (Vernon Morning Star photo)

Silverbacks’ goalie receives BCHL praise after playoffs

Ethan Langenegger clocks 117 minutes in net in one game, stopping 52 of 56 goals

Silverbacks’ goalie Ethan Langenegger moves to the corner to block a backhand shot from Vernon’s Ben Sanderson during game 2 of the 2019 playoff series in Vernon. (Vernon Morning Star photo)
The cast of the 2019 Wildwood Productions Group’s performance in memory of folk musician Pete Seeger gather for a group photo after a rehearsal in preparation for their concert. (Image contributed)

Shuswap musicians pay tribute to folk musician Pete Seeger

Wildwood Productions Group set to host seventh annual fundraising concert

The cast of the 2019 Wildwood Productions Group’s performance in memory of folk musician Pete Seeger gather for a group photo after a rehearsal in preparation for their concert. (Image contributed)
Participants in the Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club’s Indoor Rowing Regatta line up on rowing machines at Crossfit Salmon Arm to test their times and rank them against global competitors. World Rowing collects these times each year and the top 10 global times receive prizes. (Image contributed)

Indoor Rowing Regatta draws competitive crowd

Timed virtual sprints at Shuswap event rank rowers’ performance globally

Participants in the Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club’s Indoor Rowing Regatta line up on rowing machines at Crossfit Salmon Arm to test their times and rank them against global competitors. World Rowing collects these times each year and the top 10 global times receive prizes. (Image contributed)
Participants in the Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club’s Indoor Rowing Regatta line up on rowing machines at Crossfit Salmon Arm to test their times and rank them against global competitors. World Rowing collects these times each year and the top 10 global times receive prizes. (Image contributed)

Indoor Rowing Regatta draws crowd of Shuswap competitors

Timed ‘virtual sprints’ rank rowers’ performance globally

Participants in the Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club’s Indoor Rowing Regatta line up on rowing machines at Crossfit Salmon Arm to test their times and rank them against global competitors. World Rowing collects these times each year and the top 10 global times receive prizes. (Image contributed)
Finn Rodwell gets the backhand tap on a puck in the crease, slipping it past the Rustlers’ goalie t oscore a point during the bantam rec tournament in Salmon Arm, March 8. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Update: Salmon Arm team wins gold in bantam tournament

Regular season champions add another tournament win

Finn Rodwell gets the backhand tap on a puck in the crease, slipping it past the Rustlers’ goalie t oscore a point during the bantam rec tournament in Salmon Arm, March 8. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)