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The Salmon Arm Midget T3 Silverbacks claimed the title of league champions after winning a tournament in Clearwater. (Peter Kociuba photo)

Midget Salmon Arm Silverbacks claim title of league champions

Clearwater tournament win puts the cap on a great season

The Salmon Arm Midget T3 Silverbacks claimed the title of league champions after winning a tournament in Clearwater. (Peter Kociuba photo)
Secwépemc youth singers ready for the stage during International Women’s Day

Secwépemc youth singers ready for the stage during International Women’s Day

Group requested to peform their song ‘Worthy’ during New Westminster event

Secwépemc youth singers ready for the stage during International Women’s Day
Mysterious bang shakes Shuswap, no cause confirmed

Mysterious bang shakes Shuswap, no cause confirmed

Police, fire and ambulance crews respond but no injuries or damages located

Mysterious bang shakes Shuswap, no cause confirmed
Update: No aftershocks expected after Shuswap earthquake

Update: No aftershocks expected after Shuswap earthquake

Shuswap Emergency Program alerted but no damage reported

Update: No aftershocks expected after Shuswap earthquake
Laura Hall competes in a speed skating event during the 2019 Canada Winter Games. (Michael Hall photo)

Salmon Arm speed skater reflects on Canada Winter Games experience

Laura Hall helped Team BC win bronze in relay competition

Laura Hall competes in a speed skating event during the 2019 Canada Winter Games. (Michael Hall photo)
J.D. Edwards and Cara Luft of The Small Glories brought their folk-roots duet powerhouse to the Nexus at First March 1, as part of the Roots and Blues concert series. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Photos: The Small Glories in concert at the Nexus at First

Folk-roots duo enraptures audience in emotional highs and lows

J.D. Edwards and Cara Luft of The Small Glories brought their folk-roots duet powerhouse to the Nexus at First March 1, as part of the Roots and Blues concert series. (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)

Day two of the Teck BC Championships hits the Larch Hills trails

Skiers from far and wide enjoy a sunny day of ski competition

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)
Holden Knights of the Beardy’s Blackhawks in the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League is the first acquisition the Salmon Arm Silverbacks have made in advance of the 2019-2020 BCHL season. (Salmon Arm Silverbacks photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks sign promising forward for next season

Coach hopes Holden Knights can bring his intensity to their bench

Holden Knights of the Beardy’s Blackhawks in the Saskatchewan Midget Hockey League is the first acquisition the Salmon Arm Silverbacks have made in advance of the 2019-2020 BCHL season. (Salmon Arm Silverbacks photo)
Members of the Shuswap String Orchestra rehearse under the direction of Brenden Majerech. (File photo)

Shuswap String Orchestra brings youth on board for special concert

Salmon Arm Secondary senior choir to join in March 13 performance

Members of the Shuswap String Orchestra rehearse under the direction of Brenden Majerech. (File photo)
The smiling face of four-year old Britton Hutchinson of Sicamous has been featured on three billboards the David Foster Foundation set up to promote organ donations, including this one just outside Calgary. (Image contributed)

Baby Britton makes billboard debut for David Foster Foundation

Young Shuswap heart-transplant recipient helps promote organ donation

The smiling face of four-year old Britton Hutchinson of Sicamous has been featured on three billboards the David Foster Foundation set up to promote organ donations, including this one just outside Calgary. (Image contributed)
The smiling face of four year old Britton Hutchinson of Sicamous has been featured on three billboards the David Foster Foundation set up to promote organ donations, including this one just outside Calgary. (Image contributed)

Baby Britton makes billboard debut for David Foster Foundation

Young Shuswap heart-transplant recipient helps promote organ donation

The smiling face of four year old Britton Hutchinson of Sicamous has been featured on three billboards the David Foster Foundation set up to promote organ donations, including this one just outside Calgary. (Image contributed)
On Tampon Tuesday, March 6, United Way and the Comox Valley Transition Society will join a nationwide Tampon Tuesday campaign to gather and distribute menstruation products to help women living in poverty maintain their dignity.

School District 83 ahead of the province on providing hygiene products

District schools among few in the province ensuring supply for female students

On Tampon Tuesday, March 6, United Way and the Comox Valley Transition Society will join a nationwide Tampon Tuesday campaign to gather and distribute menstruation products to help women living in poverty maintain their dignity.
Larch Hills skiers Frankie Ayotte (centre) and Eli Decker (left) near the front of the pack waiting for the start of the midget boys mass start race during the Teck BC Championships at the Larch Hills Ski Area, March 1. (Larch Hills photo)

Larch Hills skiers top heats in day one of Teck BC Championships

Salmon Arm hosts championship event of the Teck BC Cup series

Larch Hills skiers Frankie Ayotte (centre) and Eli Decker (left) near the front of the pack waiting for the start of the midget boys mass start race during the Teck BC Championships at the Larch Hills Ski Area, March 1. (Larch Hills photo)
The Columbia Shuswap Selkirks junior group of swimmers. (Image contributed)

Shuswap Selkirks swimmers break club record at Kelowna Bear Meet

Swim club enters largest number of competitors in Selkirks’ history

The Columbia Shuswap Selkirks junior group of swimmers. (Image contributed)
Silverbacks’ forward Justin Wilson keeps his eyes up for a passing lane as he skates the puck into the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ zone during their Dec. 15 game. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Silverbacks ready to get in Vipers’ face in playoffs

Salmon Arm coach, forward talk round one of BCHL playoffs against Vernon

Silverbacks’ forward Justin Wilson keeps his eyes up for a passing lane as he skates the puck into the Cowichan Valley Capitals’ zone during their Dec. 15 game. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
RCMP Constable Jeremy Rantz speaks to South Broadview Elementary students about showing respect, and how mutual respect is important in his job as a police officer. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Students united in stance against bullying

School presentation dives into effects of bullying and how to put a stop to it

RCMP Constable Jeremy Rantz speaks to South Broadview Elementary students about showing respect, and how mutual respect is important in his job as a police officer. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
School District #83 Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper tells a story of how a pick-up basketball game taught him the value of including people, during the Pink Shirt Day presentation at South Broadview Elementary. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

Students united in stance against bullying

School presentation dives into effects of bullying and how to put a stop to it

School District #83 Assistant Superintendent Carl Cooper tells a story of how a pick-up basketball game taught him the value of including people, during the Pink Shirt Day presentation at South Broadview Elementary. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
(From left) Marika Meerza and Ava Turner of the Salmon Arm Secondary Jr. Jewels basketball team display a small version of the championship banner the team received after claiming first in the zone championships, beating A.L Fortune by a score of 43-27. (Andreas Meerza photo)

Salmon Arm Jewels win zone basketball championships

Final game against A.L. Fortune ends in 43-27 victory for Jewels

(From left) Marika Meerza and Ava Turner of the Salmon Arm Secondary Jr. Jewels basketball team display a small version of the championship banner the team received after claiming first in the zone championships, beating A.L Fortune by a score of 43-27. (Andreas Meerza photo)
The SAS wrestling team: Braidy Parkes, Grayson Zuba, Louis Schar, Alex Hodgins, Scott Favell, Maddison Higginbottom, Will Sutherland, Keisha Friesen, Sam Hall, Joseph Rivers, Levi Byers, Elijah Lazar, Hayden Lazar (not shown) and Eve Maxwell. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)

SAS wrestlers make podium finish in zones and provincials

Young competitors speak to what keeps them passionate about the sport

The SAS wrestling team: Braidy Parkes, Grayson Zuba, Louis Schar, Alex Hodgins, Scott Favell, Maddison Higginbottom, Will Sutherland, Keisha Friesen, Sam Hall, Joseph Rivers, Levi Byers, Elijah Lazar, Hayden Lazar (not shown) and Eve Maxwell. (Jodi Brak/Salmon Arm Observer)
The Shuswap Middle School team that placed first in the 2019 Math Challengers team competition: Gilbert Hobart (teacher/coach), Frankie Ayotte, Sam Calkins, Simon Bakker, Hayden Lazar, Eli Decker, Micah Knutson, Eric Moore, Esther Thurgood, Brianna Congdon, Marissa Dollack and Devyn Hughes.

Salmon Arm students solve top prize in math competition

Shuswap Middle School team crowned regional math champions

The Shuswap Middle School team that placed first in the 2019 Math Challengers team competition: Gilbert Hobart (teacher/coach), Frankie Ayotte, Sam Calkins, Simon Bakker, Hayden Lazar, Eli Decker, Micah Knutson, Eric Moore, Esther Thurgood, Brianna Congdon, Marissa Dollack and Devyn Hughes.