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Jane Stephenson and Wayne Merwin sweep a stone thrown by teammate Larry Stephenson during the Salmon Arm Curling Club’s mixed open bonspiel, held March 8-10. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Snapshot: Mixed Open Bonspiel hits the ice in Salmon Arm

Final big competition of the season for Shuswap curlers

Jane Stephenson and Wayne Merwin sweep a stone thrown by teammate Larry Stephenson during the Salmon Arm Curling Club’s mixed open bonspiel, held March 8-10. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Canadian rap artist, speaker and author Duane ‘D.O.’ Gibson will be visiting 25 schools in B.C. to deliver a motivational message to students through music. (Image contributed)

Canadian rapper, speaker Duane ‘D.O.’ Gibson to perform for Shuswap students

Tour seeks to deliver positive messages to youth through music

Canadian rap artist, speaker and author Duane ‘D.O.’ Gibson will be visiting 25 schools in B.C. to deliver a motivational message to students through music. (Image contributed)
Art Jones, Wendy Jones, Jenny Seibel, Chad Seibel and Donna Alexander cheer around the roulette table during the Rotary Club’s 2018 Casino Royale event in Salmon Arm. (Kayleigh Seibel/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm Rotary Club hosts high-stakes action during Casino Royale night

Tuxedos optional in the James Bond-themed fundraiser event

Art Jones, Wendy Jones, Jenny Seibel, Chad Seibel and Donna Alexander cheer around the roulette table during the Rotary Club’s 2018 Casino Royale event in Salmon Arm. (Kayleigh Seibel/Salmon Arm Observer)
A view from the International Space Station’s HD Earth View camera as it flies over the northwest coast of Europe shows the snow-covered landscape of countries such as Germany, France and Norway, partially obscured by cloud cover. (NASA/ISS HD Earth View)

Catch a view of home from the International Space Station

NASA program allows viewers to live-stream video of earth from space

A view from the International Space Station’s HD Earth View camera as it flies over the northwest coast of Europe shows the snow-covered landscape of countries such as Germany, France and Norway, partially obscured by cloud cover. (NASA/ISS HD Earth View)
A view from the International Space Station’s HD Earth View camera as it flies over the northwest coast of Europe shows the snow-covered landscape of countries such as Germany, France and Norway, partially obscured by cloud cover. (NASA/ISS HD Earth View)

Catch a view of the Shuswap from the International Space Station

NASA program allows viewers to live-stream video of earth from space

A view from the International Space Station’s HD Earth View camera as it flies over the northwest coast of Europe shows the snow-covered landscape of countries such as Germany, France and Norway, partially obscured by cloud cover. (NASA/ISS HD Earth View)
Silverbacks’ forward Aiden Jenner and Vipers’ forward Lane Zablocki grapple for possession during the March 6 playoff game in Salmon Arm. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Silverbacks need win to keep playoff hopes alive

Shuswap skaters looking for an upset on Vernon Vipers’ home ice

Silverbacks’ forward Aiden Jenner and Vipers’ forward Lane Zablocki grapple for possession during the March 6 playoff game in Salmon Arm. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Salmon Arm District Education Support Centre

School district to host info sessions on curriculum, grad requirements

Parents invited to ask questions, see new curriculum in action

Salmon Arm District Education Support Centre
Construction is nearing completion on one of the 10 planned 10,000-square foot buildings which will contain cannabis grow operations near Celista. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Cannabis production company announces plans for Chase facility

Proposed project includes 486,000 square feet building outside of Agricultural Land Reserve

Construction is nearing completion on one of the 10 planned 10,000-square foot buildings which will contain cannabis grow operations near Celista. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Construction is nearing completion on one of the 10 planned 10,000-square foot buildings which will contain cannabis grow operations near Celista. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Cannabis production company announces plans for Chase facility

Proposed project includes 486,000 square feet building outside of Agricultural Land Reserve

Construction is nearing completion on one of the 10 planned 10,000-square foot buildings which will contain cannabis grow operations near Celista. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Cilla Watkins of the Canadian Barley Tea Company showcases their Japan-inspired Mo’Mugi tea during the Launch-a-Preneur sneak peek at the Mall at Piccadilly in Salmon Arm, Feb. 9. (Kayleigh Seibel/Salmon Arm Observer)

Shuswap entrepreneurs go head to head in business competition

Launch-a-Preneur season five gets close to the main event

Cilla Watkins of the Canadian Barley Tea Company showcases their Japan-inspired Mo’Mugi tea during the Launch-a-Preneur sneak peek at the Mall at Piccadilly in Salmon Arm, Feb. 9. (Kayleigh Seibel/Salmon Arm Observer)
Vipers hang on to early lead to make playoff series 3-1 against Silverbacks

Vipers hang on to early lead to make playoff series 3-1 against Silverbacks

Defensive play, steady goaltending keeps Vernon ahead of Salmon Arm

Vipers hang on to early lead to make playoff series 3-1 against Silverbacks
Robert Bateman, Valerie Rogers contribute to Shuswap outdoor school

Robert Bateman, Valerie Rogers contribute to Shuswap outdoor school

Paintings intended to help inspire, connect students with nature

Robert Bateman, Valerie Rogers contribute to Shuswap outdoor school
Wildlife artists contribute inspirational works to outdoor school

Wildlife artists contribute inspirational works to outdoor school

Robert Bateman, Valerie Rogers paintings connect students with nature

Wildlife artists contribute inspirational works to outdoor school
The Green Canoe cannabis store (left) will be a standalone retail location near the Canoe Village Market. (J.A. Zorn/Facebook)

Province green lights Green Canoe Cannabis

Canoe store first of five supported by the city to receive provincial approval

The Green Canoe cannabis store (left) will be a standalone retail location near the Canoe Village Market. (J.A. Zorn/Facebook)
Environment Canada shows more snow on the way for the Shuswap, with a warming trend settling in on the weekend. (File Photo)

Several snowy days forecasted for the Shuswap

Environment Canada shows potential for a sunny weekend

Environment Canada shows more snow on the way for the Shuswap, with a warming trend settling in on the weekend. (File Photo)
Leyton Boyd of the Jr. Golds makes a leap to block a layup shot from a Kalamalka Secondary player, while teammates Jonah Rivette and Vaughn McManamna watch for the rebound. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

SAS Jr. Golds place top 16 in provincial championships

Competition caps off a near-perfect regular season, zone championship win

Leyton Boyd of the Jr. Golds makes a leap to block a layup shot from a Kalamalka Secondary player, while teammates Jonah Rivette and Vaughn McManamna watch for the rebound. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Selkirks swimmer Finn Skofteby is presented a gold medal during the Regional A Swimming Championships by Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison. (Image contributed)

Shuswap Selkirks swimmers make medal-worthy finishes in Regional A event

Club records and personal-best times beaten by junior swimmers

Selkirks swimmer Finn Skofteby is presented a gold medal during the Regional A Swimming Championships by Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison. (Image contributed)
Madeleine Wilkie of the Larch Hills Club leads Katherine McCleary and Romy Hansen of the Overlander Ski Club into the finish line during the Teck BC Championships. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Larch Hills Nordic Club wins Teck BC Cup trophy

Salmon Arm skiers hold championship title since 2014

Madeleine Wilkie of the Larch Hills Club leads Katherine McCleary and Romy Hansen of the Overlander Ski Club into the finish line during the Teck BC Championships. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
Vernon’s Ben Sanderson faces down Silverbacks’ goalie Ethan Langenegger during game 2 of the playoff series in Vernon. (Vernon Morning Star photo)

Silverbacks down 2-1 in playoff series versus Vipers

Fierce competition pushes two games in a row to extra time

Vernon’s Ben Sanderson faces down Silverbacks’ goalie Ethan Langenegger during game 2 of the playoff series in Vernon. (Vernon Morning Star photo)
Who is the strongest female role model in your life?

Who is the strongest female role model in your life?

With International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8, the Observer asked, Who…

Who is the strongest female role model in your life?